The Attea Flyer

The weekly newsletter for Attea families

The Week Ahead


Fri., 5/19

Last day to complete 5th to 6th Grade Parent Transition Survey

Mon., 5/22(Silver Day)

  • 7th/8th Grade Choir - 7:10 - 8:05am
  • A Cappella Ensemble - 3:15 -4:15pm
  • KPop Club - 3:15 -4:15pm
  • PiThons - 3:15 -4:15pm
  • Attea Choir Concert - 7:00pm

Tues., 5/23(Blue Day)

  • Flyer Choir, Chamber Orchestra & Flyer Wind Ensemble - 7:10-8:05am
  • Robotics Club - 3:15 -4:15pm
  • SAIL - 3:15 -4:15pm
  • Attea Orchestra Concert - 7:00pm

Wed., 5/24(Silver Day)

  • Band,Orchestra, Choir Field Trip
  • Environmental Club - 3:15 -4:15pm

  • Gamers Club - 3:15 - 4:15pm

Thurs., 5/25(Blue Day)

  • 7th/8th Grade Choir - 7:10 - 8:05am
  • Alternative Strings - 3:15 - 4:15pm

  • Improv. League - 3:15 - 4:15pm

  • Pep Band - 3:15-4:15pm

Fri., 5/26(Silver Day)

Trimester 3 Spirit Assembly - 2:00 - 3:00pm

  • Flyer Choir, Chamber Orchestra & Flyer Wind Ensemble - 7:10-8:05am
Big picture

A Moment With Mrs. O'Donnell

Dear Attea Families,

As our class of 2023 gets set to graduate, I reflect on how this group of students will hold a special place in my heart, being my first year as principal at Attea. With the combined effort from our entire staff, families, and students, we have collaborated to support our students academically, behaviorally, and in their social-emotional growth and encourage exploring their many interests. Our school year is starting to close; I am reflecting on how much I have learned from all our students and staff!

I am sure it is hard to believe for many parents that this upcoming week is the last FULL week of school for all our students. The two following weeks will be four days each. Our eighth graders' last day will be Monday, June 5th, while sixth and seventh graders will end their school year on Thursday, June 8th. We have had and will continue to have high expectations for everyone to show others the utmost care and kindness. I want every child at Attea to feel a sense of accomplishment, pride, and belonging! Encourage your child to BE Safe, BE Respectful, BE Responsible for the remainder of the school year, and finish strong!

Go Flyers!

Mrs. O'Donnell


Big picture

Congratulations to the High Flyers of the Week

Big picture
Big picture

2022 - '23 Yearbooks

Do you still want a 2022-23 Yearbooks? A limited number of Yearbooks are available to purchase through the main office. The cost is $23. Students should bring cash or check written to Attea Middle School to the office. We will continue to accept orders WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. Students who have pre-ordered a Yearbook earlier are guaranteed to receive one and need do nothing further. Distribution of all Yearbooks will happen by grade/team near the end of the year. However, students should purchase now if they have not already done so.

Need Help with Registration?

Español 한국어 Монгол

Online registration for the 2023-2024 school year is open! You can register your child using District 34's online registration system any time. You also can verify residency (if applicable) and pay fees securely and conveniently online. Register before June 9 to take advantage of the early registration discount of $100 ($300 for full-day kindergarten).

If you have questions or need help with registration, please email or call 847-998-5063.

Spanish, Korean & Mongolian Interpretation

Our Spanish, Korean and Mongolian interpreters are available by appointment to help with registration. Appointments are available at the District Office (1401 Greenwood Road) Monday-Friday from 4:00-8:00pm from May 8-31 and June 1-9.

Please sign up for an appointment here at least 48 hours before the date and time you select.

District 34 Registration & Residency Team | 847-998-5063

Graduation Ticket Information

Graduation tickets and a letter of information have been mailed home to the address(es)listed in Powerschool this week. The envelope may take a few days to reach your mailbox.

Graduation for the 8th grade class of 2023 will be on Monday, June 5th, at 7:00 p.m. at Glenbrook South High School’s Auditorium. We are please to announce that based on the size of the class of 2023 each family will receive 5 graduation tickets. Two-household families, as indicated in Powerschool as a student having a primary and secondary address, will receive separate 3-ticket sets. A ticket is not required for the graduate.

No “extra” tickets are available because we have provided families with the maximum number of possible tickets based on the capacity of the GBS auditorium. If you need extra tickets, families and graduates are encouraged to talk with each other and share tickets. There are no assigned seats in the auditorium.

Big picture

8th Grade NJHS Information

Attention 8th Grade Parents: Students who have applied to NJHS this year will be notified of their acceptance status by this Monday, May 22nd. Accepted students are invited to our NJHS Induction Ceremony at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, May 31st at Attea. Further details regarding the ceremony to follow. Please encourage your child to check their email by Monday morning!

Exciting Times Ahead for the Class of 2023!

There are many Important Events for 8th Graders that will be upon us quicker than we think. Please take the time to review the link and look for future communication as the dates approach.
5th, Soon to Be 6th Grade Parent Orientation Night

Did you miss 5th to 6th grade parent night? Click here to review the transition information presentation.

Attendance 101

Accurate daily attendance is important to provide for the safety of our students. Click "Attendance 101" to review procedures for absence, late arrival and early dismissal.

Please remember to call the attendance line(847-486-7712) before 8:30am to report an absence, early dismissal or late arrival. Doing so helps to assure proper attendance markings. In the case of Early Dismissals, calling the attendance line early allows for a quick and easy departure from school after a parent or designated adult signs the student out.

SPAT - PTA Corner

Attea Spring Community Service Project - Students needed to help fill 8 planters!

Calling all green thumbs! We need students to help fill the eight planters outside of Attea to make the school look more beautiful for the spring. Supplies and supervision will be provided by the SPAT PTA. The event will take place immediately after school on Wednesday, 5/24 and will be completed in time for students to take the late bus home. If your student is able to help, please sign up below:

Service Project Student Sign Up

8th Grade Graduation Party Volunteer Sign Up

Calling all 6th and 7th grade parents to help chaperone the 8th grade Attea Grad party!!! There is a long standing tradition of 6th and 7th grade parents managing the party for the outgoing class of 8th graders. It's a great opportunity to see what happens, what you would do when it's your turn and what in some cases you would opt NOT to do ;). We are asking for a time commitment of 7:30-11. Volunteers will move around the different stations during the party as needed. If you cannot commit to the entire time slot, please make a note in the comment box or contact Dana Doffin at or for Tricia Johnson at Thanks!!!

Please Sign Up To Volunteer!!

The PTA 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.

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!

Email Us:

Diana O'Donnell, Principal

Allyson Thorne, Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning

Heather Santella, Assistant Principal for Student Services

Amy Frederick, Student Success Coordinator

Email the Office

Call Us:

Main Office#: (847) 486-7700

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

Find Us Online:

Attea Website

District 34 Website

Find us On Social Media