Thursday, March 9, 2017

Welcome to the Family

Hi folks, Jon Wennstrom here! This week, each of the elementary schools hosted a kindergarten parent information night. The purpose of the meeting is to give an overview to parents on our kindergarten programs, answer any questions they may have, and most importantly welcome them to the Livonia Public Schools family. One of my goals as principal is to make sure that every family and every child feels welcomed at school. This is why we invite folks into our buildings for informational meetings, PTA events, and awards assemblies. We don't want to just tell you about the great things happening at school, we want you to be a part of them! So, on behalf of all those in Livonia Public Schools to our incoming students and parents: Welcome to the family!
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Friday, March 17: Spring Pictures with Lifetouch and 4th Grade class picture

Tuesday, March 21: 4th Grade Living Wax Museum in the gym
Wednesday, March 22: Nuts About Science (grades 2-4)
Friday, March 24: Popcorn Friday
                              Report Cards Sent Home

Monday, March 27: After School Spanish
Friday, March 31: 4th Grade students visit Johnson Upper Elementary in the morning
                              March is Reading Month Awards Assembly in the afternoon
                              Skate Night at Riverside Arena 6:00-8:00 pm

April 3-7: Spring Break

Quote of the Week

Theresa O'Brien - Chief Academic Officer

I am new to the role of Chief  Academic Officer after being a principal for the past 6.5 years at Cooper Upper Elementary and Hayes Elementary. Prior to being a principal I have taught in the district since student teaching in 1988, teaching all grades first through sixth. I have worked at Washington, Garfield, Roosevelt, and Cooper. I also worked in the Curriculum Department for four years as a Mathematics Facilitator.

On a personal level I am married to Andy and am the mom of two boys, Ian and Brady, who are in their 20’s. We live in Livonia with our 2 year old dog Boston.

 I am excited to begin my new role, but will miss being in a school and seeing teachers and students each day. A goal I have is to keep students at the center of decision making. I want to make sure we are thinking of the best ways to prepare them for work of the 21st century.

Livonia Public Schools has been a part of my life for over twenty years and the five words I would use to describe LPS: Inspiring, Positive Relationships, and Abundant Opportunities.

  • Thank you for those who worked really hard by supporting the Rosedale Little Caesars Pizza Kits Fundraiser. We had an amazing and very successful event that had a profit of $1,945.00!!!! AWESOME JOB!! The 2 classrooms that won a pizza party will be announced soon!
  • It's Nomination Time!!!   Please consider volunteering for a position on the 2017/2018 Rosedale PTA Executive Board.  All positions are open for nomination.  Nomination forms can be found in the school lobby and are due by April 13th.  Voting takes place on May 4th.  Please contact a member of the Nominating Committee for more information.  Carol Engle, Lynn Renberg lrenberg66@gmail, or Krissy Bisinger
  • SAVE THE DATE mom's because it's your turn!! 4/20/17 is the 2nd Annual Mother/Son Night at Zap Zone!!! Registration flyers will be sent home soon!

Did you know in the upcoming weeks and months you may notice some play structures being removed from the playground at our school.  An assessment was conducted on all the playgrounds in the district to determine the condition of our structures.  This assessment called for some structures to be removed this spring. Please know, as part of the initial planning process for the 2013 bond, the District has set aside funds for playground equipment and updates for k-4 and 5-6 elementary buildings. To that end, a committee has been established to research new designs, equipment, and equity for the playgrounds in LPS. We look forward to sharing more information with you as this process gets underway. Great things are happening at Rosedale!

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