Friday, January 18, 2019

January 18, 2019

Riverside Skate Night is TONIGHT!
Where: Riverside Arena
When: Friday, Jan. 18, 6:00-8:00PM
Admission: $6.00 for regular rental
Pizza & Pop: $3.00
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PTA Daddy Daughter Dance
When: Friday, Feb. 15, 6-8PM
Where: Rosedale Gym
Who: Daddy, Uncle, or Grandpa + Daughter
What: Dinner, Dancing, and Photo Booth
Cost: $25 per pair, or $35 if more than one daughter
Pre-paid reservations are required.
Sign-Up Genius link for helpers:

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Don't forget about the
PTA Bottle & Can Drive!
Send in your empties today!
Your support is much appreciated.

Livonia PTSA Dad's Chili Cook-Off
When: Saturday, Jan. 19, 11am-2pm
Where: Franklin High School
Who: Everyone is invited!
Cost: $5 for unlimited chili samples

Crossing Guards Needed
Livonia PD is looking for substitute 
crossing guards for Livonia Public Schools.
If interested, please contact
Officer Shane Rebant at

Zap Zone Mother Son Event
When: Thursday, Jan. 24, 6-8 pm
Where: Canton Location
41953 Ford Rd., Canton MI
Who: Moms (Grandmas, aunts) and Sons
Cost: $20 per person
(pre-sale tickets available)

There is NO SCHOOL this
Monday, Jan. 21,
due to the Martin Luther King
holiday. See you Tuesday!
Mrs. Kohler

Thursday, January 10, 2019

January 11, 2019

Welcome back!
Looking forward to a wonderful
2019 with the Rosedale Community!

Join our PTA Bottle & Can Fundraiser,
and send in your empties today!
There are collection barrels in the lobby.
Thank you for your support.

Our January Character Trait of the Month
is Confidence! Talk to your children
about what it means to be confident...
We explain confidence as trusting in our own abilities
and qualities, and trusting in other people.

Let it snow!
Cold Weather Recess Policy
It's official--it's winter! Boys and girls will be going outside for recess
each day the temperature is above 15ºF (real feel).
If it's raining, they will stay indoors, otherwise they'll be outside playing.
Please dress your child accordingly! Send boots, snow pants, hats, and gloves.
Please remember to send shoes for your child to change into, and tennis shoes
on PE days. Children need to PLAY and they will be outside every chance
we can get. Let it snow!!
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Drop Off and Pick Up Reminders
Thank you to all families contributing to the before-school routines.
Kindergarten, first, and second graders are lining up outside the gym door,
third and fourth graders are waiting at the front doors, 
and traffic is flowing nicely at drop-off time.
Doors open at 8:40.
It takes cooperation and patience to make it all work!

Please refrain from picking up your student before the end of the day.

Dismissal is at 3:49, and it is important that your child is present
for the entire day, even the last 10 minutes of the day.
Occasional appointments are expected,
however daily early pick up is strongly discouraged.
If you have special circumstances,
please communicate those with the front office. 
Your cooperations is much appreciated!

The Rosedale PTA BOX TOPS 
contest runs through Feb. 1!
The top collecting classrooms
in each grade will win
a pizza party, blue tickets,
and extra recess!
Send in yours today!

Rosedale Riverside Skate Night
Friday, Jan. 18, 6-8PM!
Bring the whole familiy!

Livonia PTSA Council Dads Chili Cook-Off
is Jan. 19, 11am-2pm
at Franklin High School
Entry fee is $10 per chili, so sign up now!
Entrants must be a "dad" (or granddad, uncle, etc.)
and must be a PTA member.
Families are invited to taste and judge,
$5 admission gets you refreshments and
unlimited chili samples.
The winning dad will take home a prize
along with a $500 grant for their child's school!
Call our office if you need more information!

Mother/Son Zap Zone Event
The Mother/Son Zap Zone event is
Thursday, January 24, 6-8PM.
Presale tickets are available, cost is $20 a piece.
Your ticket includes pizza, pop, and unlimited play for 2 hours!
Play includes laser tag, Glo Golf, and bumper cars.

Upcoming January Events
Mon. Jan. 14-Fourth Grade Youth Making a Difference Project Kick-Off
Fri. Jan. 18-PTA Riverside Skate Night, 6-8PM
Sat. Jan. 19-PTA Dad's Chili Cook-Off at Franklin HS, 11am-2pm
Mon. Jan. 21-NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Thurs. Jan. 24- 3rd and 4th grade in-school field trip,
Ann Arbor Hands On Museum visits
Thurs. Jan. 24-PTA Mother-Son Zap Zone Night, 6-8PM
Fri. Jan. 25-PTA Popcorn Friday, Crazy Hair Day
Mon. Jan. 28-After-school Spanish Club, 4-5PM in the LMC
Tues. Jan. 29-Student CU Banking Day
Fri. Feb. 1-2019-20 Kindergarten Registration Opens

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Did you know that you can become a member
of the PTA at any time during the school year?
It's not too late to show support for our
school and our wonderful PTA.
Visit our Rosedale Elementary PTA
Facebook page for details!

It's been a great first week back.
Have a nice weekend,
Mrs. Kohler

Friday, December 21, 2018

December 21, 2018

We sure had some fun festivities
in our halls here at Rosedale the last few days.
We would like to wish a Happy Holiday Season 
and a Happy New Year to our Rosedale community.
We hope your break is full of great memories
that will be spent with family and friends.
Please take the time to relax and enjoy your break.
We look forward to seeing everyone back
on January 7th, 2019!
Wishing everyone a great start for 2019.
Thank you for all you do!
Mrs. Kohler

Our school Elf on the Shelf doing acrobatics!
Holiday Shopping

PE class in pajamas??

Mrs. Sutton is in the holiday spirit!
Grinch Writing

Gingerbread Door

Gingerbread Village
Holiday parties

"The best way to spread Christmas Cheer,
is singing loud for all to hear."
Have a wonderful break!
Mrs. Kohler


Friday, December 14, 2018

December 14, 2018

Student Menu Change for Monday, Dec. 17:
Turkey & Gravy Meal, including mashed potatoes and corn, 
will replace the Quesadillas.
The alternative meal will be cereal.

Next Banking Day: Tuesday, Jan. 29.
Savers, bring your deposits after the holidays!
Applications available.

Our Annual Kindergarten
Gingerbread Man Hunt
has come to town!
Kindergartners looking for clues in the main office.

Finding a clue in Mrs. Kohler's office!

More excited Kindergartners!

Heading to the gym, continuing their hunt for the Gingerbread Man!

Rosedale Mission:
We're building a better world
one student at a time!
We consider the whole child, when planning for our
students, including their social and emotional needs.
We have students who benefit from movement
breaks, and have developed our
"Under the Sea" movement area!
Come check it out in the alcove near Mrs. Kohler's office! 

After-school Spanish Club
is this Monday, 4-5pm.
Pre-registration is required.

Bring your Blankets and Pillows!
Mrs. Kohler will be showing a school-wide movie on
Tuesday, Dec. 18 in the afternoon.
Students are invited to bring comfy pillows and blankets
to enjoy a movie in the gym! 

Our Holiday Sing-Along will be
Wednesday, Dec. 19, during the school day.
We will be in the gym from 3:00-3:25
celebrating the holiday!

Please check the LOST and FOUND
next week, before winter break.
All items will be donated to start the 
New Year with a fresh, clean table!
The Lost and Found table is in our front lobby.

We do have full days of school next week,
including Friday, Dec. 21.
Winter Break is Dec. 24-Jan. 4.
We are back to school on
Jan. 7, 2019.
Have a joyful weekend,
Mrs. Kohler

Sunday, December 9, 2018

December 9, 2018

Report Cards
Your child's Report Card was delivered home on Friday in their backpack.
LPS utilizes a Standards-based Report Card, and therefore
covers grade level expectations per content area.
Most standards at each grade level are meant to be YEAR-LONG learning goals,
therefore you may have seen that your child is Approaching Standard for many
of those learning goals, and that is expected.
As you child learns throughout the year, they will gain mastery of more of those
standards. If you have any questions please contact your child's teacher
and they will be able to discuss your child's progress with you.

iReady Diagnostic Testing
This week is the opening of the second iReady Diagnostic testing window.
All Rosedale students grade Kindergarten through fourth grade
will be taking both a reading and math assessment.
These assessments are computer-based, and are adaptive, which
means the complexity of the question depends on how your child
has answered the question before.
For example, if your child answers a problem correctly, the test will adjust the
next question to that level. If your child misses a problem, the
test will adjust to a more appropriate level for your child, and so on.
The iReady Diagnostic is given three times a year for our 
first-fourth grade students, and twice a year to our kindergartners.
Our staff uses the results of these assessments to plan for instruction,
making sure each child is getting what they need academically.
Testing sessions are available to our classes both this week and next.
Please make sure your child gets rest and is motivated to their best! 

Upcoming Events
Dec. 10-21: iReady Testing KG-4th
Dec. 14: Popcorn Friday
Dec. 17-21: Holiday Shop
Dec. 17, 4-5PM: After School Spanish Club
Dec. 18: CU Banking Day
Dec. 19, 3-3:25PM: Holiday Sing Along (during school day)
Dec. 24-Jan. 4: Winter Recess
Jan. 7: Return to School
Jan. 7: PTA Can and Bottle Drive Begins
Jan. 8, 6-7PM: PTA Meeting in the LMC

I look forward to an excellent week
with your children!
Mrs. Kohler

Friday, November 30, 2018

November 29, 2018

Students of the Month
for November

Safeties of the Month

Students of the Month: RESPECTFUL!

Negative Lunch Balances
Mrs. Jed does a fabulous job for us in the kitchen.
Please make sure you keep up with your child's lunch
balance. You may pay ahead by either sending
in cash or a check, made out to Livonia Public Schools,
with your child's name in the memo, OR
pay online:
Much appreciated!

As part of the November theme, 
Rosedale students posted compliments
on our Compliment Board!

Hillary’s Happenings

We have been working hard in the LMC.  Kindergarteners have been learning the parts of a book (front, back, and spine) as well as the difference between fiction and non-fiction.  First graders have been learning what a biography is (a non-fiction book about a person that is not written by the person) and have been listening to many biographies during their visits to the LMC.  Ask your first grader if they remember what a non-fiction book about a person that is written by that person is called (autobiography).  Second graders have been learning how to access and use the school’s card catalog.  They can now look for themselves whether or not we own a book, if it is in the LMC or checked out, and even put a hold on a book they want to check out.  Third graders have been working hard to learn about Google Slides and begin researching the city of Livonia.  Fourth graders have been learning about the Dewey decimal system and how the LMC is arranged.  They even completed a scavenger hunt recently to find a book from every different section of the LMC.

Red Wings for Reading presented by MESP
The Red Wings for Reading contest is open to all elementary students in Michigan.  Justin Abdelkader of the Red Wings will give the winning student a pair of tickets to the Red Wings home game on March 16, 2019 at 2:00pm.   All information can be found online at
While I will not be actively promoting this in the school simply because we do not have enough of each book for our students, I wanted to let all of you know about a fun activity to help encourage your child(ren) to read.  We have many of the books, but if all 282 students are trying to check the same books out, there will be a lot of frustration.  Please let your students know they are encouraged to check with me or the card catalog to find the books but be aware that the public library should also have the books that we do not have or that are already checked out to another student. 

I am still looking for old smartphones that are no longer being used.  We have some virtual reality cardboard viewers that require a device to work.  IF you do have one to donate, please wipe all data and remove all passwords from it (do a “factory reset”).  We just need to be able to connect to the school wi-fi to utilize them. 

Mrs. Hillary 

You can Fundraise For Rosedale Year Round?????
**Rosedale PTA is a 501C Non Profit Organization**
You can help with fundraising for Rosedale with a click of a
button and swipe of your card. Introducing our Amazon Smile,
Kroger, Meijer, Box Top and Planet Fundraising programs! Just click on their websites, 
scroll to charitable organizations and
We will be given a percentage of your purchases! 
For Box Tops, download their FREE app to start
doubling, tripling your box top earnings! 
Thank you!
Rosedale PTA

Please remember to check the
LOST and FOUND for missing articles!

Report Cards will be coming home in
backpacks on Friday, Dec. 7!

I will be at a principal's conference
up north next week, Wednesday-Friday.
In my absence, please welcome
Mrs. Pierson, LPS Federal Funds Coordinator.
She will act as our administrator in my absence.

I hope you have a fabulous weekend,
and great week!
Mrs. Kohler

Friday, November 16, 2018

November 16, 2018

A very special THANK YOU goes out to the
Rosedale Community for your generous support
of the Applebee's Fundraiser held for
the Weakley Family.
We were able to present her family a check for $8,320.00!
The overwhelming response demonstrates
the goodness in people.
The Weakley Family sends out heartfelt
thanks for your enormous generosity.

Here's a Special Thank You from
Mrs. Limberg in the Resource Room
I would like to personally thank
Catholic Ladies of Columbia Life Insurance Company
for the grant for my classroom. With this donation,
I was able to purchase literacy, math and educational materials for students.
Thank you for partnering together to build a better world
one student at a time. 

Kid's Heart Challenge
The Physical Education Department is participating in the Kids Heart Challenge.
Envelopes went home on Monday November 5th.  
The event is on Tuesday November 20th and
we will give you more details as we get closer to the event.

The goal is for the students to have fun and learn a variety of jump roping skills.
We are asking for donations for the American Heart Association,
but it is not a criteria for students to participate. 

Livonia Goodfellows'
Canned Food Drive
Oct. 30-Nov. 20 at Rosedale
It's that time of year!
Students are invited to bring in cans, boxes, or unbreakable jars
of non-perishable food. Collection boxes are in the lobby
and outside each classroom.
"No child without a Christmas!"
Thank you for your support and generosity!

Picture Retake Day is Thursday, Nov. 29.

Our next banking day is
Tuesday, Nov. 20.
Savers, bring your deposits!
Applications are always available if
you wish for your child to open an account.

Snow is here!
It's that time of the year--
please send your child with snow boots,
winter coats, hats and gloves!

Please check the LOST and FOUND
in the front lobby.
All items will be donated after the holidays.

The Hungry Howie's Dough-Raiser fundraiser
takes place through Nov. 27.
Proceeds benefit our Safety Program.
If you have any questions, please contact
Mr. Joe at 734-744-2800.
Thank you for your support!

Rosedale Spiritwear
Visit the Rosedale Elementary PTA Facebook page to get all sorts of great
information, including the link to order Spiritwear.
Find out about the Dad's Chili Cook Off, current events, and
links to important information.
Here is the Spiritwear link:  Spirit Wear
The Spiritwear site is offering special items for the holiday season.
After Nov. 18, the site will remain active, with a limited selection of items.
Here is the Facebook Page link:

Reminder: NO School Wednesday, Nov. 21
through Friday, Nov. 23.
We will only be in session Monday and
Tuesday next week, both full days.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday
with friends and family!
Love, Mrs. Kohler

January 18, 2019

Riverside Skate Night is TONIGHT! Where: Riverside Arena When: Friday, Jan. 18, 6:00-8:00PM Admission: $6.00 for regular rental Pizza &...