The Attea Flyer

The weekly newsletter for Attea families

The Week Ahead

Mon., 9/19 (Blue Day)

  • 7th/8th Grade Choir - 7:10-8:05am
  • Dystopian Book Club - 3:15-4:15pm
  • PiThons - 3:15-4:15pm
  • Girls Volleyball Games at Woodoaks - 4:15pm
  • Soccer Games at home vs Wood Oaks(8th Grade Only) - 4:30pm

Tues., 9/20 (Silver Day)

  • Flyer Choir, Chamber Orchestra & Flyer Wind Ensemble - 7:10-8:05am
  • Chess Club - 3:15-4:15pm
  • Drama Club - 3:15-4:15pm
  • Student Council - 3:15-4:15pm
  • Intramural Golf - 3:30-5:30pm

Wed., 9/21 (Blue Day)

  • Cross Country Meet at home vs Maple/NBJH - 4:30pm
  • Girls Volleyball Games home vs Gemini - 4:30pm
  • Soccer Games at Gemini - 4:15pm
  • Debate Club - 3:15-4:15pm
  • Intramural Golf - 3:30-5:30pm

Thurs., 9/22 (Silver Day)

  • Band Day at GBS
  • Fall Sports Pictures
  • 7th/8th Grade Choir - 7:10-8:05am
  • Alternative Strings - 3:15-4:15pm
  • Dungeons and Dragons Club - 3:15-4:15pm
  • Intramural Golf - 3:30-5:30pm

Fri., 9/23

  • Institute Day - No School

A Moment With Mrs. O'Donnell

Wow! Curriculum Night at Attea was an amazing experience. It was great to have families back to explore Attea and learn about what our staff has to offer our students.

Together we can support all of our students by having high standards for growth in classes as well as encouraging them to be a leader who shows self awareness and understanding of the perspective of others.

We are very fortunate to be able to provide many extracurricular experiences for our students. We launched many clubs, intramural sports, and activities this week. Please review all the opportunities we have to offer outside the school day. All students are encouraged to get involved @ ATTEA!

Be Involved,

Diana O'Donnell


Did You Miss Curriculum Night?

Attea stakeholders came together on September 15th to present information on curriculum and so much more. The main Curriculum Night Presentation touched on the school year's goals and provided information to parents to support students in their academic and social emotional journey. Please take a moment to review the presentation that also contains a message from our Superintendent, Dr Delli.

Presentations were also given by 6th Grade, 7th grade and 8th grade teachers to outline subject matter that will be covered in various subjects and to introduce parents to teachers.

Please review the presentations and feel free to reach out to any staff member with questions.

Thank You!!!

Thank you:

  • Attea Staff who worked on grade level and subject matter presentations for Curriculum Night to share the great work students will be doing this year.
  • Attea Ambassadors who provided support for our Back to School Day. We also appreciate the support you will be giving in assisting with our District 34 Institute Day!
  • SPAT PTA for providing Welcome Back Breakfast for staff, organizing the Kona Ice Truck, and spirit wear sales for Attea.
  • Our Winds Ensemble will be performing for all District 34 staff on Institute Day! Thanks for sharing your talents with others.
  • And....7th and 8th Grade art classes began their first days of school by creating a collaborative work of art focusing on belonging, acceptance and community. As a group, students brainstormed dynamic poses, then traced and cut out life size peer silhouettes. Individually, students wrote “I belong” statements about their favorite times and places they enjoy at Attea and collaboratively wrote their statements onto the silhouettes. the The finished project went on display in the halls of Attea just moments before Curriculum Night. It was a very moving moment that brought together the ideals that were about to be discussed. Well done Ms. Harwell and Attea Art students!

We are so grateful!

NWEA(MAP) Assessment Make Up Sessions

NWEA(MAP) Assessment Make Up Sessions will begin on Tuesday, 9/20 and continue through Friday, 9/30. Students will be informed of when their make up session, if needed, will take place.

Rapid Antigen Testing & COVID Case Notification

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Dear D34 Families,

District 34 received approval of our CLIA waiver and, starting Monday, we will be able to administer rapid antigen tests at school to students who develop new symptoms (unrelated to a known existing condition). Rapid testing will allow those who test negative to return to class with limited interruption. As a reminder, we shared this information about how to opt into rapid antigen testing.

You can find more information about other testing options and our health and safety protocols on the District website.

COVID Case Notification

As outlined in those protocols, the schools will continue to report known positive cases of COVID-19 in our schools to the Cook County Department of Public Health. Schools also will send notification via email to families of positive student cases in classrooms (PK-2) and grade levels (3-8).

If you do not wish to receive these emails, you can update your preferences in PowerSchool. After you log in, click on the “SwiftReach SwiftK12” icon at the bottom of the left navigation bar. Then click on “Alert Preferences” in the upper right corner, next to the gear icon. Uncheck boxes next to the email addresses where you don’t want to receive information in the “COVID Case Notification” category. Then click the “Save Changes” button.

Attendance 101

Accurate daily attendance is important to provide for the safety of our students. Please review these procedures for absence, late arrival and early dismissal.


PTA meetings keep you informed and offer an opportunity for you to share your voice. We are always recruiting new volunteers and hope that you join us. The meetings will be in person, and available on Zoom. The schedule for the year is below.

November 15th @ 7:00 pm - ATTEA HOST

January 10th @ 9:15 am - SPRINGMAN HOST

February 21st @ 9:15 am - ATTEA HOST

April 11th @ 7:00 pm- SPRINGMAN HOST

May 9th @ 9:15 am- ATTEA HOST

Please use this link to join the PTA

As an all-volunteer organization, we thank you for your time, energy and support in helping the SP-AT PTA. Let’s have a great year supporting our schools and our kids!


Chelle Costianis - President

Niki Van Vuren - Co-President

Rehana Haque - Treasurer

Ghizala Husain - Assistant Treasurer

Tara Call - Secretary

Leisl Jaberg - Communications Director

Connect with Attea!

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Diana O'Donnell, Principal

Allyson Thorne, Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning

Heather Santella, Assistant Principal for Student Services

Amy Frederick, Student Success Coordinator

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Call Us:

Main Office#: (847) 486-7700

Attendance#: (847) 486-7712
School Nurse#: (847) 486-7716

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