Thursday, April 27, 2017

Making a Difference

Hi folks, Jon Wennstrom here! This week, I had the pleasure to attend the Livonia Youth Making a Difference Ceremony. Each year, the district recognizes the service projects that students from across the district perform. At the event, there were poster boards on display showcasing the projects from our second, third, and fourth grade classrooms. Having the mayor and superintendent there showed the students how important this event was and how important service projects are. My hope is that our students find a love of service that will last a lifetime! Thank you to everyone who helped with a project and to those who model service through volunteering. Our students are watching and learning from you!


UPCOMING EVENTS AT ROSEDALE

Thursday, May 4: Final PTA Meeting (Election Night) 6:30 pm (Pizza & Childcare Provided)

Friday, May 12: Yearbooks go home

Wednesday, May 17: Arts, Beats, Eats & Books 6:00 - 8:00 pm (ALL students will perform a music concert, artwork will be on display throughout the building, the PTA will be serving ice cream, and the library will be hosting a book fair)  Be watching for the flyer!!

MEET THE LPS STAFF
Lora Boka - Principal of Webster Elementary
My name is Lora Boka and I have had the privilege of leading Webster Elementary for the last five years. I found my leadership role at Webster accidentally but have been forever changed by our school, it’s purpose and the students and staff that I get to partner with each day. I have an extensive background and experiences in Special Education and thought that my educational career would stay in this lane. My strong beliefs in individualization and advocacy make Webster the perfect match for my skill set. I earned my undergraduate degree in Special Education from Central Michigan University and my Master’s, Education Specialist and Special Education Director Certification from Wayne State University. I have been a proud Livonia Educator for 25 years. I met my husband of 21 years in the halls of Cooper Elementary!

I am a passionate educator but my role as a mother is my ultimate pride and joy. I am the proud mother of 3 pretty cool kids. I am a hockey mom and have raised two accomplished hockey players. Nicholas is currently a sophomore at the University of Michigan (#27 on defense for the Michigan Hockey Team) and has been drafted by the Minnesota Wild. Lucas is a senior in high school this year and lives in Windsor in order to play for the Windsor Spitfires of the OHL (#61 forward). His draft year is this year. Finally, our beautiful daughter Allison is in 8th grade and enjoys many activities and sports. Her most precious gift is her voice.

My personal goal this year is to be available to the students and staff that I serve. My professional goals include being collaborative and growing in my role as an instructional coach.


Five words that describe Webster: Caring, Challenging, Unique, Community and Perseverance

PTA POINTS
  • Final PTA Meeting Thursday, May 4 at 6:30 pm in the Rosedale Library
  • The PTA will be celebrating Teacher Appreciation with fun events during the week of May 8
  • PTA Popcorn will be on sale Friday, May 12 for 50 cents a bag

Did you know that our 2nd grade students recently had their "Talking Zoo" program? It's great way for students to learn research, writing, and speaking skills all in one project. I was amazed at dedication the students showed in learning about their animals and it was fun to see them in their costumes for the final performance. Thanks to the teachers, parents, and volunteers who made the event possible. Great things are happening at Rosedale!