Current News & Notes

Happy Thanksgiving...


to all the families and friends of Springman and Attea! We wish you all a wonderful and safe holiday. We are grateful to all of you for all the help and support received over the past several months of school. This is the season to reflect on the blessings we have and to enjoy our families. Instead of our usual information packed e-blast, we thought we would give you all a week off to enjoy the peace of the holiday. Tune in next Monday for your PTA news. Happy Thanksgiving!


Karen and Moira


Fall Fundraiser: The Choice Is Yours



Thank you to all who kindly contributed to the Choice is Yours Fundraiser! We raised a grand total of $12,000! As we approach the PTA grant season, this money will go to fund important teacher/school grant requests. We will keep you posted on this as the process develops. Thank you for all your help with this essential program.

Another way to support SPAT PTA with purchases you are already making is through the Amazon Smile Program. Simply go to -- if you already have an amazon account, sign in and it will prompt you to select a charity. Search for and select Springman-Attea School PTA. A portion of your purchases will go to the SPAT PTA.

(please consider adding 3.4% on top of your donation to cover PayPay fees)

Guest Bartender Event

At Gusto Italiano


Grazie to all who came out to the Gusto Italiano Guest Bartender/Dining for Dollars event last week! It was a great success - in addition to being a ton of fun, we raised money for the PTA! Fantastico!! 


A very special thank you to ERIN AND DEMETRIUS for bar-tending and to Bob and Maria Kost for organizing the event!! Thank you Gusto for the wonderful food and drinks! Bravo!


It's Giving Time


A message from the PTA co-presidents


Apparently, it’s giving time! No matter where you turn, there is a different fundraiser ---  wrapping paper sales, direct donation requests, pie sales, ... read more here.

 Executive Functioning


Thank you to Noelle Pontarelli, M.S. for coming to our PTA Meeting last week and providing us with a fantastic presentation on Executive Functioning and the Middle School Child! We really appreciate your time and the valuable information you passed along. Click on the links for Noelle’s presentation and handouts/resources.


Thank you to the Springman-Attea community


In these troubled times, it is so uplifting to know that we live in a community where kindness and giving are at the forefront. Thank you to all who supported 2 very important charity events that occurred last week... read more here.

 Electronic and Printed Directories


Work has begun on this year's school directory. Like last year, we plan to provide both a printed directory and an electronic directory. Be sure you've joined the PTA to ensure you receive both versions!


If you have questions regarding the directory, contact the Directory Chairpersons at


Printed Directory - Rick Miller

Electronic Directory - Christy Shellenbarger


Interested in advertising in the Springman/Attea Directory? Or, know someone who might be interested? Please contact Rick Miller at


Here is a summary of advertising rates:

- Half Page $300

- Full Page $600

- Inside front or back cover - $500 for half page or $1000 for full page. Based on availability.

The Nora Project

The Nora Project aims to build awareness, understanding, empathy, and relationships with and around physical and emotional conditions such as down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, and brain injuries. Often, students have heard these terms, but they don't actually understand what they mean and have not had the meaningful opportunity to build a friendship with a child who has one of these conditions. With the Nora Project we want to change this.

Contribute to the Debra Gelfand Fund

Help support the Debra Gelfand Fund for Children. For more information about the fund and how to contribute click here.

Upcoming Events

December 20

Teacher/Staff Holiday Luncheon


December 23

Winter break begins


January 9

School resumes

PTA Meetings

All meetings start at 9:15 a.m.


September 13   Attea


October 11       Springman


November 15    Attea


December 13    Springman


January 17       Attea


February 14      Springman


March 14          Attea


April 11            Springman


May 9               Attea


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