Friday, September 9, 2016

What is Your Hope?

Hi folks, Jon Wennstrom here! Each year as students begin school, we have hopes for their success as teachers and parents. However, we also need to remember that students have their own hopes for each year. As we prepared for our new year with students, the Rosedale staff watched a video that shows the power of matching hopes and dreams of both students and staff. Some classrooms have even incorporated this into their room. I'd like to share this video with you and invite you to ask your child what their hopes are for this new school year!

What is Your Hope? (3 minutes)


Thursday, September 15: Open House 6:00-6:30 pm / Curriculum Night 6:30-7:00 pm

Thursday, October 6: PTA Meeting 6:30 pm 
Friday, October 7: Rosedale Walk-a-Thon (more information to come)

Wednesday, October 12: Picture Day

Mrs. Andrea Oquist - Superintendent 

Greetings!  Thanks so much for the invitation to share my greetings for the new school year with our Rosedale students, families and staff. Rosedale holds a special place in my heart, as I began my career as a principal there when it was Johnson Elementary, and it always feels like home when I come to visit.  Such a special group of folks!

It is with such great pride that I serve as the superintendent for our outstanding school district. It is the people who make our district who we are, and what we are.  I have had the privilege of working in Livonia Public Schools for over 26 years, and am also a proud LPS alumni and parent of two LPS graduates.  My husband Jeff and I love living in this community, and raising our family in such a special place.  Our favorite time is spent with our two amazing children, our parents and our dear friends.  We love to cook, cheer on our favorite sports teams, explore "up north" in Michigan and take walks with our fun loving Yorkie Bichon, CoCo.  We celebrate many Italian traditions, and love to host our whole extended family for special occasions and holidays!

This coming year, my goal for the students entrusted to us is that they learn and grow in joyful environments where they know they are valued, feel capable and confident to tackle challenges before them, and are able to celebrate their successes with those around them each and every day.  

Five words you would use to describe LPS: Engaging, Proud, Innovative, Hopeful & Child-centered

  • We had a great turn out for our first PTA meeting of the year!
  • We will be having a bake sale during Open House/Curriculum Night. Donations the day of (Thursday, September 15) are welcome!
  • Interested in the joining the Rosedale PTA? Please see the attached membership form and return to the main office. 

Did you know that Rosedale has a second computer lab opening this month? The second lab will allow for greater access to computers for classroom projects and research. It will also allow us to continue with computer instruction even during testing times (like iReady and M-Step) as we will now have a second lab to utilize. Great things are happening at Rosedale!