Friday, September 16, 2016

Let's Celebrate!

Hi folks, Jon Wennstrom here! If you've been at Rosedale for a while, you know that we like to Celebrate Mondays. Every week, we start our day with a short all school assembly to celebrate being back in school, having a chance to start fresh, and share an inspirational message or song. With our new audio-visual system in our gym, Mondays are better than ever! You may also have noticed that we had "Monday Motivation" posts on Facebook throughout the summer. The more we can model for our students that school is a fun and exciting place to be, the more likely they are to succeed and thrive! So when your child comes home each Monday from school, ask them "What did you celebrate today?"

Singing our Rosedale Risso song!


Thursday, October 6: PTA meeting at 6:30 pm
Friday, October 7: Rosedale Fun Walk 1:30-3:00 pm 

Wednesday, October 12: Picture Day! 

Cynthia Scott - Director of Elementary Education

Children have always been at the heart of everything I do beginning with helping my younger siblings on the farm in Missouri.  Three daughters and eight grandchildren later, children continue to be the center of my personal life and my professional life.

We moved to Michigan in 1992 where I continued my role as a classroom teacher in Livonia at Garfield and Webster.  Since then I have had the privilege of serving as a principal and currently as the Director of Elementary and District Services for Livonia Public Schools.

I am truly honored to have the privilege of working with the students, parents and staff in Livonia Public Schools.  In my daily work I strive to remember one simple truth…Students do not care how much you know until they know how much you care.  I believe that is true for all of us.

My Five Words for Livonia Public Schools: Caring, Collaborative, Committed, Engaged, Motivating.

  • Volunteering is one of the best ways a parent or family member can help support the students, faculty and staff at Rosedale. Rosedale PTA has many opportunities for volunteering. Without the help, talents and willingness of our volunteers many of the activities, programs and events at Rosedale would not happen. Please be on the lookout for the volunteer sign-up form being sent home with your child soon.
  • Food donations are  the main ingredient needed for a successful bake sale! We would like to thank everyone for supporting the Rosedale PTA by donating baked goods for our bake sale at the Open House/Curriculum Night. We appreciate everyone's generosity and help!
  • The Students Fun Walk for Rosedale will be held on October 7, 2016 from 1:30-3:00 PM during school.  We are asking Rosedale families to send in monetary donations by October 7, 2016 to support our school.  This is the only time the PTA will ask for monetary donations to support our school.  Your very generous donations will help fund field trips, assemblies, reading programs, teacher appreciation, family fun activities and much more!  All children who bring in any donations will be entered into a prize raffle and the top fundraisers will be eligible for great prizes.  The top earning classrooms will be rewarded, too.  More information on the prizes will be coming soon!!

Did you know that Rosedale has moved afternoon recess to later in the day? In an effort to give a larger block of uninterrupted instructional time each afternoon, we have moved recess back 45 minutes. This allows us to have classes like art, music and physical education in the afternoon without losing instructional time to go back to class to get ready for dismissal. It also allows for longer periods for reading and math before recess time. The students and staff really like the new schedule. Great things are happening at Rosedale!