School Newsletter for Parents
Week of October 22
Thank you to everyone who made it for conferences last week (and those who continue to conference this week). Research is overwhelming: the school-parent partnership is instrumental to students' success in school. And thank you to those who stopped by and supported our Book Fair. Hopefully, there was something of interest for everyone.
This week's newsletter contains much of the same information that was sent to students in a separate newsletter. The theme running through our work with students is to be a caring, connected community member. Our last student newsletter began with the following message:
"October = National Bullying Prevention Month w/Upstander Spirit Fridays: As we've been emphasizing over the PA announcements, it's so important for all of us to contribute to a school environment where everyone feels safe and respected. Having dedicated months or special weeks or spirit days (see the picture below for Builders Club's Spirit Fridays), however, allows us to give extra attention, raise awareness, and work toward becoming the best school we can be.
Being kind and respectful to everyone, helping those in need, and standing up for others certainly are ways we can demonstrate our own sense of honor. At the same time, doing what is right simply because it is the right thing to can sometimes be a challenging thing. Yet, people of character know how important it is to strive each and every moment of each and every day to be the best versions of themselves. That is what character is all about.
Whether you are simply focusing on yourself and the small things you can do each day to be the best person your can, or if you take a more active role as a part of a committee or club, EVERY student can contribute and can make a difference."
Parent Education - Final Reminder
Glenview Northbrook Coalition for Youth (GNCY) is hosting an event in both Glenview and Northbrook discussing the alarming trend of JUULing and vaping affecting youth. Their hope is to educate parents of all ages to prevent the usage of vaping products.
They will be hosting the same presentation twice on October 23rd, once in the morning at the Park Center in Glenview and once in the evening at Greenbriar in Northbrook. We ask that people visit our website (gncy.org) to register.
This presentation will be modified from last year with more information relating to JUUL, the most common form of vaping and updated information on trends, etc.
Character Counts in Glenview Kids Care Food Drive
This week the students of District 34, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Catherine Laboure, and District 30 are coming together in conjunction with Character Counts week, to collect food items to be donated to the Northfield Township Food Pantry. It is the largest food collection drive of the year for the Pantry, so it is very important.
And there are two competitions in one!!
The Kids Care Food Drive is a grade level competition: all 6th graders (from all schools) against all 7th graders against all 8th graders, etc. However, Attea also is holding our own team-by-team competition, with the winning team claiming the Attea trophy as well as possible competition points for the November Spirit Assembly games in November.
Two kinds of donations are needed: food or money. Items of great need include pancake mix and syrup, pasta sauce, juice/juice boxes, coffee, tea, kid’s snacks/snack packs, cookies, crackers, pasta, rice, canned tuna, canned chicken, jelly, paper products, cereal, oatmeal, diapers, unopened baby formula, baby food, etc. (Please check expiration dates.) However, cash donations are also welcome and can be even more valuable than food items because for each $1 donation the Northfield Township Pantry can buy 5 cans of food.
There will be boxes placed at the entrance of each team's hallway. There also are money collection jugs in the office designated for each team.
Remember, there's are two competitions going on at once, so each donation counts twice. Students can help their team and your grade level. To find out how each grade is doing visit http://he.glenview34.org/cans. And to learn more about the food drive, click this video link.
Red Ribbon Week
- Each morning this week we'll have a table set up in the foyer. Attea Ambassadors will be there to provide a "My life is a journey" flyer. Students can simply sign it or decorating it, and Ambassadors will then tape flyers to lockers around the school.
- Students who participate would be offered a Red Ribbon Week bracelet or a Caring Hearts bracelet.
If you would like more information and/or ideas about getting involved in this national effort, here is a link to the Red Ribbon Campaign website.
Halloween Guidelines - Reminder
With Halloween coming up and plans likely underway to buy or make a costume, we thought it would be helpful to share the school's costume guidelines.
We always look forward to seeing students’ creative costumes. The middle schools will host our Halloween activities on Wednesday, October 31st. In order to promote a safe and respectful environment, here is a reminder about costume guidelines.
- Face/body make-up along with hair coloring are welcome, but they must be applied at home, prior to coming to school. Students may not bring hair coloring or make up to apply at school or to share with others.
- Masks may not be worn during the school day.
- Props should not be brought to school.
- Costumes need to be consistent with our dress standards. Specifically, costumes should respect the dignity and sensitivities of all groups of people.
- They should avoid representations that are inappropriately provocative, excessively violent, or that contain references to drugs or alcohol.