Thursday, September 22, 2016

Dream It and Do It

Hi folks, Jon Wennstrom here! Our quote this week at Rosedale was "If you can dream it, you can do it." by Walt Disney. When we talked about it as a school in our assembly, we emphasized the "Do It" part of the quote. We all have dreams and we all have wishes, but they will remain dreams unless we take the initiative to reach them and put in the hard work to make them come true. This led to a talk about learning from failure, not giving up when things are tough, and following a plan to success. Ask your child what dreams they have and then follow up by asking them what steps they need to take to make them a reality!


Tuesday, September 27: 6:00-8:00 pm Rosedale Skate Night at Riverside Arena
Thursday, October 6: PTA Meeting at 6:30 pm 
Friday, October 7: Rosedale Fun Walk 1:30-3:00 pm 

Wednesday, October 12: Lifetouch Picture Day 

Phil Francis - Assistant Director of Human Resources

I've worked in LPS since 1999. I started as a special education teacher at Churchill High School, then became Asst. Principal at Frost, then Livonia Career Technical Center. In 2009 I became Federal Programs Coordinator and July 2015 became Assistant Director of Human Resources. I met my wife while working at Churchill when she was an English teacher. She's still at Churchill as the Media Specialist and Director of the Churchill Library Media Center.

One of my goals for this school year is to visit all of our buildings multiple times to speak with students and staff throughout the year.

Five words: My family away from home

  • Your Rosedale Elementary PTA is having its biggest fundraiser of the year.  The Student Fun Walk for Rosedale will take place during school hours on October 7, 2016.  We are asking the students to bring in money donations to be used for programs and activities for our school this year.  The kids can win great prizes!!  Thank you so much for supporting our school.

  • Get Rollin' at Rosedale Elementary's Family Skating Party!  This event will be held at Riverside Arena on Tuesday, September 27 from 6-8 PM.  Admission is $5.50 and includes regular skate rental.  All ages welcome!!  This is a fun family event and everyone is invited.  Please come and have some fun with other Rosedale families.

Did you know that Rosedale has a special "New Student Luncheon" each year for students grades one through four? The students get to come to the library for a meet and greet with other new students and have lunch with the principal and our elementary support teacher. Students make new friendships, become familiar with the school, and receive a Rosedale pencil and sticker. It's a fun way to get to know our newest students. Great things are happening at Rosedale!