School Newsletter for Parents
Friday, October 12
It’s been getting a little darker and chillier outside, but there’s plenty of warmth here at Attea. In addition to some timely updates and reminders, we're happy to highlight our collective effort to promote a Caring and Connected Attea Community:
- Attention continues to be given to October's Bullying Prevention Month and the need to be an Upstander (see our schedule of themed spirit Fridays below).
- The Character Counts in Glenview video contest wrapped up and Attea was happy to learn that one of our students won 2nd prize.
- The PTA “No Stress” Fundraising Campaign wrapped up, but it's never too late to get involved and/or contribute to the SP/AT PTA.
- The CHARACTER COUNTS! in Glenview Kids Care Food Drive to benefit local food pantries kicks off October 22.
- Red Ribbon Week - a campaign to promote healthy living - also is the week of October 22.
- Student Council is working on plans for an October 30 Fall Fest, an after-school social event for students of Attea and Springman. Stay tuned for the details.
The goal remains to provide our students with as many opportunities and reminders as we can that they can contribute to making their school and local communities healthy and happy places.
As always, please contact the school office with any questions.
Have a great weekend.
Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-up - Final Reminder
Just a final friendly reminder that Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled to take place on Friday, October 19 from 8am to 3pm. An email with instructions for signing up for conferences was sent out in a separate email last week. If you did not receive the email, please first check your spam or junk folder before calling the school office. If you cannot find the email at all, please call the school office for assistance. Finally, please be aware that the online conference scheduler will close at 5pm on Friday, October 12.
If you are interested in a conference time outside the 8am -3pm window, arrangements need to be made through direct contact with your child’s teacher(s).
Need Help with School Apps? Conference with Ms. Davitz
Hello! My name is Helene Davitz, I am the Instructional Technology Facilitator at Attea. I am offering times on conference day (Friday, October 19) to meet with parents. During these optional conferences, I will answer questions for parents about the digital tools your child uses daily such as Schoology and PowerSchool. This information is intended to help you support your child's education from home using the digital tools that are available to them at school.
Instructional Technology Facilitator
Come one; come all…to Attea’s book fair this fall! Students will have an opportunity to visit the book fair before, during, and after school on the 17th and 18th. Parents are also encouraged to shop at the book fair on Parent-Teacher Conference Day, October 19th. Attea’s Fall Book Fair is made possible by the PTA and Anderson’s Bookfair Company of Naperville, which provides an exceptional selection of young adult fiction. Please come and browse the latest titles. Proceeds support the PTA and the Attea LRC.
MAP data and goal setting
In the same vein, MAP data can be a powerful tool to establish and pursue learning goals. Of course, the quality of MAP data - like any other assessment data - depend significantly on conditions that promote students' best effort. Accurate assessment data provide a great opportunity to focus on the skills that promote mastery of learning standards. As referenced in the last newsletter, NWEA provides a Parent Toolkit, and one item to be found there is a Parent's Guide to MAP Growth, linked here for your convenience.
Athletics Information at Parents' Fingertips
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.