June 5, 2018
2018 MEMSPA Summer Leadership Institute
July 31-August 1 | Kalamazoo Radisson Hotel
7 Habit of Highly Successful Parents
Paul Liabenow, MEMSPA Executive Director
Parents are searching for successful and proven models for parenting their children. They want to raise healthy, strong, trustworthy and capable children who can successfully navigate this crazy changing world in the 21st century.
I discovered a proven model, Seven Habits of Highly Successful Families, recently when I attended a Covey Leader In Me Symposium and met John and Jane Covey - (John Covey brother to Stephen Covey).  The Coveys are experts in the area of nurturing family relationships in part because of their experience successfully rearing 11 children and also the result of their years devoted to training thousands of military parents all over the world in the Seven Habits model.
Empowering parents and children at home to function effectively embracing a growth mindset will only enhance their quality of life.


The MEMSPA Foundation Cordially Invites You To:
The MEMSPA Foundation Fundraising Event!
The MEMSPA Foundation Board of Directors cordially invites you to attend it’s 3rd Annual Fundraising Event. We are mixing things up this year and holding our event at Lansing Brewing Co ! The MEMSPA Foundation will be providing appetizers, drinks and lots of fun!
Come join us to mingle with old friends and raise funds for the MEMSPA Foundation, which supports literacy programs, principals, community project and much more! The event will take place on June 20th, 2018 from 6-8pm.

Please make sure to RSVP for this spectacular event! Tickets are $35 to attend.

If you are unable to attend, but would still like to donate, click here .
Plan Now, Stress Less Later
TeachOne by Learning to Give includes three vibrant turnkey initiatives for 2018-19, each with a lesson plan and project for grades K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. This year, build community through giving while teaching interdisciplinary skills and art. TeachOne – with your classroom or whole school  to empower your students to want to “do good” and “do well.” Learn more at:  www.learningtogive.org/teachone

Plus, find inspirational stories of classroom service and action here:  www.learningtogive.org/news

We ALL have something to give!
Partner Spotlight
Family Engagement
If I could do my family engagement all over again...
Jenni Brasington  // Oct 18, 2017

I've been out of the classroom for many years. But I think often about returning for an opportunity to do things differently. I would especially like a "do-over" on building relationships with families. What I knew then about strategies to effectively partner with families to support learning was minimal compared to what I know now. And I also know a lot more about how strongly research supports the positive impact of effective family engagement practices on student learning.