Sunday, May 8, 2016

The Power of Appreciation

Hi folks, Jon Wennstrom here! This week, our PTA really did a great job of making our teachers feel special for Teacher Appreciation week. It's such a fun time to see our teachers enjoying lunches and notes of appreciation all week long. I often remind students that their teachers are there for one make them succeed! Teachers are happiest when children are achieving their full potential. Thank you to everyone who gave the gift of appreciation to our teachers and Rosedale staff this week!


Friday, May 13: Skate Night at Riverside Arena 6:00-8:00 pm
Tuesday, May 24: Volunteer Tea at Rosedale 2:30-3:30 pm
Wednesday, June 1: Kindergarten Round Up in the Morning for all incoming families
Friday, June 3: Spring Fling / Basket Raffle 6:00-8:00 pm
Wednesday, June 8: Last Day for GSRP preschool students
Friday, June 10: Field Day
Thursday, June 16: Last Day for Students (12:10 dismissal)

Lindsey Marcum - PTA Vice President 

My name is Lindsey Marcum and I am one of the PTA Vice Presidents.  This was my first year in PTA and it has been a fun filled adventure!  We moved to Michigan right before my son entered kindergarten. He is in first grade now. I also have a 3 year old daughter.  We lived in Alabama for 8 yrs prior to moving to Michigan. Although we loved the warm weather and living near the beach, my husband and I are originally from Indiana so we moved back to the Midwest to be closer to family.  The grandparents were thrilled! My kids have loved exploring snow and all the activities that go along with winter. As a family we love to bbq, watch Alabama football, go camping and enjoy the outdoors. We are kept busy by my son's sports and PTA. 

My goal for PTA this year was to ensure we had the ability to provide fun extra curricular programming for the students while raising money to provide additional technology and supplies the school could not otherwise afford. I have enjoyed the year of growth and stretching my limits of creativity.  I strongly recommend everyone volunteer for PTA, it is a very rewarding experience to share with your child. 

My five words for this year were FUN, creativity,  cooperation,  respect, and collaboration. 


  • A BIG Thank You to Today's Orthodontic and Pediatric Dentistry (located in Canton and Novi) for donating all the ice cream for Art, Beats, Eats, and Books. They served over 500 ice cream bars! Thank you to their office for their donation and time, it was a special treat!
  • Our officer elections were held on Thursday. Congratulations to our new officers and thank you to our out going officers. There will not be a June PTA meeting.
  • Spring Fling/Basket Raffle will be on Friday, June 3 from 6:00-8:00 pm! 

Did you know that Teacher Appreciation Day was first created by congress in 1980? In 1985, the National PTA declared the first week of May as Teacher Appreciation Week with Tuesday being the official Teacher Appreciation Day. It has been celebrated at that time ever since in the United States. Great things are happening at Rosedale!