Friday, February 19, 2016

Character Counts!

Hi folks, Jon Wennstrom here! For the past six years, Livonia Public Schools has been measuring our school climate by surveying students and staff and collecting feedback from focus groups. Two of the key areas that came up were a desire to feel safe at school and also a need for problem solving skill development for our students. To this end, our district will be integrating nine character elements into classrooms at every grade level. Many of these elements will look familiar to our Rosedale students. The entire list can be seen in the image below. Our goal is to create a common vocabulary and climate of respect throughout all grades and all buildings. It's nice to work at a place where climate and character are valued by all. Great things are happening at Rosedale!


Tuesday, February 23: 100th Day of School! (100 neckties will be on display in the office:)

Monday, February 29: March is Reading Month Kick Off Assembly
Wednesday, March 2: Student of the Month Assembly (Habit 3: First Things First)
Thursday, March 3: PTA Meeting 6:30 pm (all Rosedale families welcome)

Monday, March 7: Pizza Kits Delivered 
Wednesday, March 9: Parent Information Night for incoming Kindergarten students 6:00-7:00 pm
Thursday, March 10: Rosedale Skate Night at Riverside Arena 6:00-8:00 pm

Joe Libtow - Building Supervisor
Hello I'm Mr. Joe Libtow!

I'm the building Supervisor at Rosedale. I have been at Rosedale for 5 1/2 years I have been working at Livonia Public Schools for 30 years. My wife and I have been married for 14 years. She also works for Livonia Public Schools. We have one daughter named Madeleine and she is 12 years old. My hobbies are Gardening, Cooking, Camping.

  • Keep bringing in those box tops for education! 
  • If you're interested in joining the PTA, please email Cara Williams at 
  • Our next meeting is March 3 at 6:30 pm! (Pizza & Child Care is provided) 
Check out this great video that shows the impact that teachers have on students! (3 minutes) 

Did you know that Rosedale students have an opportunity every month to design a poster for our character habit? This month, students are working on posters that reflect the habit "Put First Things First". Each classroom votes for one poster to represent the classroom and then they move on to the entire school. Next week, we will select one poster from the top entries and the winner will be recognized on our school page and also gets to design the poster on canvas with our art teacher, Mr. Masters. Great things are happening at Rosedale!