Friday, November 18, 2016

Opportunities

Hi folks, Jon Wennstrom here! Although I was born in Chicago, I spent most of my childhood growing up in rural northern Michigan. When I was in elementary school, there were no athletic opportunities and no clubs. My only activities were cub scouts and summer baseball. Rosedale students have many opportunities for enrichment including Spanish Club, Science Club, Crazy 8's Math Group, Scouts, and community athletic organizations. They also have many school activities that are sponsored by our PTA including Zap Zone, Trunk or Treat, Spring Fling and so many other events. I'm grateful to work in a place that provides so many opportunities for students beyond a quality education. The more opportunities our students have to participate in the more connections and experiences they will have. Thank you to all our staff and volunteers who make these opportunities possible!

Rosedale students are having fun with Pajama Day! 

UPCOMING EVENTS AT ROSEDALE

Wednesday, November 23 - Friday, November 25: No School for Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 28: Student of the Month Assembly for Respect
Thursday, December 1: PTA Popcorn Sales 50 cents a bag
                                       Lifetouch Picture Retakes in the afternoon
Friday, December 2: No School (Records Day)

Friday, December 9: Report Cards go home

MEET THE ROSEDALE STAFF
Ann Kosinki - Title I Paraprofessional 
Hello! My name is Ann Kosinski. I am thrilled to be a new member of the Rosedale Team and Livonia Public Schools. I work as a Title 1 Parpro, where I provide Reading Intervention to kindergarten and second graders.

I grew up in Westland and I am the oldest of six. Being the oldest of six inspired me to peruse early childhood education. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood from Madonna University.  After graduation from Madonna University, I worked for Crestwood School District as The Director of Child Care Services. I live in Livonia with my husband Steve and our 10 year old son, Sean.  Sean attends Livonia Public Schools and is involved in Cub Scouts, soccer and theater.
A year ago we welcomed a furry member to our family, Murphy a Goldendoodle.

Goal: To provide guidance and support to help my students increase their reading comprehension and grow as readers

Five Words: Welcoming, positive, thoughtful, patient, motivated.

PTA POINTS
  • Thank you to all who helped with the Zap Zone family event!
  • There will not be a December PTA meeting
  • Holiday Shop is tentatively scheduled for December 20th and 21st (Volunteers Needed!)

Did you know that Eliza R. was our student Principal of the Day this week? Eliza earned the opportunity to help me out all afternoon with her efforts for the Fun Walk! We had a fun time visiting classrooms and helping teachers all afternoon on Wednesday. Who know? She may end up being a teacher or principal when she grows up! Great things are happening at Rosdale!


Friday, November 11, 2016

Red, White, and Blue

Hi folks, Jon Wennstrom here! This week we celebrated Veterans Day. In an effort to honor our nation's veterans, we asked students to wear Red, White, and Blue on Friday. The students had a fun time as they wore their patriotic outfits. We also observed a moment of silence at 11:00 am throughout the entire school. I'm grateful for our incredible students and I know our students, staff, and entire Rosedale community are grateful for the sacrifices made by our veterans.


UPCOMING EVENTS AT ROSEDALE

Friday, November 18: PTA Popcorn Sales 50 cents
                                    PTA Family Event at ZAP ZONE 6:00-9:00 pm

Wednesday, November 23: No School
Thursday, November 24: No School - Happy Thanksgiving!!
Friday, November 25: No School

Friday, December 2: No School (Records Day)

Friday, December 9: Report Cards go home

MEET THE ROSEDALE STAFF
Kristina Mularski - Title I Paraprofessional 

My name is Kristina Mularski.  After volunteering in several LPS libraries and classrooms for eleven years, I began working as a paraprofessional at Cooper Upper Elementary in 2015. I am currently working at both Cooper and Rosedale elementary schools, providing reading support to small groups.  My goal for this year is to help all of my students to become confident readers who discover the joy and wonder of reading.

In addition to my love of reading, I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my husband of 23 years and my 17 year old son. I travel up north as often as possible to visit my extended family.  I have discovered a love of backpacking, sharing many adventures with my brothers and sisters.  I also play volleyball, hike, and am continuously amazed by all the wonders of nature. I have a passion for nature photography, especially capturing images of dragonflies.


Five words I would use to describe Rosedale are:  welcoming, diverse, nurturing, cheerful, and cooperative.


PTA POINTS 
  • Thank you for the generous baked good donation for the Election Day Bake Sale!! It was a great success and PTA made $800 to be used toward all the many programs and events at Rosedale!!! Thank you again for all your support!!!!

Did you know that Livonia Public Schools has moved to trimesters for the elementary schools? That's the reason our Parent Teacher Conferences were earlier this year and why our report cards won't come home until December. We are hopeful that this new model will allow more time on concepts before they are assessed and will allow students and teachers larger blocks of time between marking periods. We are focused on student growth and want to give the time to explore concepts. Great things are happening at Rosedale! 

Friday, November 4, 2016

Movember!

Hi folks, Jon Wennstrom here! You may remember that last year, I participated in the No Shave November or "Movember" to help raise awareness for men's health. This year, I will be joined again by several LPS administrators as we say no to the razor for the month of November! There are so many good causes to help with, just like our Livonia Goodfellows. Our 2nd Grade team is once again coordinating a Canned Food Drive through the entire month. Each Friday, students may bring in canned food items for an opportunity to participate in a Friday activity like "bring a stuffed animal to school day". At Rosedale, we make service fun for students!
Goodfellows Canned Food Drive! 

UPCOMING EVENTS AT ROSEDALE

Tuesday, November 8: No School for Students (Election Day Bake Sale)
Friday, November 11: Bring a Flashlight & Book for 2 Canned Food items or $2 donation

Friday, November 18: Pajama Day for 2 Canned Food items or $2 donation
                                    Popcorn on sale 50 cents 
                                    Family Night at Zap Zone 6:00-9:00 pm (See Flyers)

Wednesday, November 23: No School 
Thursday, November 24: No School (Happy Thanksgiving!)
Friday, November 25: No School 

MEET THE ROSEDALE STAFF
Amal Ayyash-English Language Support Paraprofessional
My name is Amal Ayyash and I was born in Kuwait and grew up in Livonia.  I went to Cleveland Elementary, Emerson and Frost Junior High and Graduated from Bentley High School.  I attended Oakland Community College and then got married to my husband of 31 years.  I have four beautiful adult children that also attended LPS and are all college graduates with careers.  I started working for LPS in 2002 in the ELL department and love what I do.  

My goals are to reach a level of proficiency with my students in all content areas.  I will also support and assist the teachers in the areas that our students are in need of. I feel honored to be a part of the staff at Rosedale.  

My Five Words for Rosedale Elementary are attentive, positive, responsible, safe and HAPPY!!

PTA POINTS 
  • Nov 8th-PTA will be having an Election Day Bake Sale from 8 am-6 pm. We are looking for some volunteers and baked good donations are very much appreciated!!Donations can be turned in Nov 7th or Nov 8th at the bake sale between 8 am-6 pm. All  proceeds will go toward the many programs, field trip and events PTA  supports for all Rosedale students.
  • Nov 18th- Zap Zone School Event from 6:00-9:00. Flyer and registration will be coming home soon!!

Did you know that the term "Movember" actually comes from the Australian slang for mustache? It is often called a "Mo" and therefore the term Movember for growing out a mustache or beard. In America, we usually call it "No Shave November", but the cause is the same. This year, the principals from Livonia are again putting away the razors to raise awareness for men's health! Great things are happening at Rosedale! 
Week 1 of "Movember"!