Current News & Notes


8th Grade Graduation Photos

 

A reminder that 8th Grade Graduation Photos are this week!  Thank you to all the parents who so promptly volunteered to help out.  

 

 

 

Springman - Wednesday, January 18 - Click here for details

Attea - Thursday, January 19 - Click here for details

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Dining For Dollars

Thank You!

 

Thank you to all who came out and supported the MOD Pizza Dining For Dollars event. It was a lot of fun and we raised $200. A big congratulations to the Wilkins Family - they won a free pizza every week for a year!! Way to go Wilkins Family!!

 


Parent Input Opportunity

 

D34 Exec Director of Student Services Search

 

 

The search process for the next D34 Executive Director of Student Services is well underway. We greatly appreciate the work of our interim Executive Directors of Student Services, Ms. Kathleen Hart and Mr. Michael Meyers, as they have us poised now for a successful transition.  The Executive Director is responsible for the administration, supervision, and evaluation of the effective delivery of all facets of special education.  The administrator oversees Response-to-Intervention (RtI) - helping students with significant learning gaps close these differences and also leads the district's implementation of the Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum.  The Director collaborates with the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment and the Executive Director of Educational Technology to help ensure all students have the resources necessary to grow.  Additional responsibilities include oversight of the Early Childhood Special Education Programs, Early Childhood At-Risk Programs, and managing the nurses and health coordinators.  


Clearly, the Executive Director of Student Services has an important role in helping the staff achieve the mission of the district to empower children to be self-directed learners and responsible decision makers.  We value parent input in our collaborative, consultative search for our new Director to help ensure we find a highly qualified candidate who is a great match for our schools and community.  Thank you for taking a moment to complete this optional short survey, by January 17, 2017 to provide your feedback about qualities of the new Executive Director of Student Services.

 

Click here for the Parent Input Form

 

Please note: Spanish and Korean versions of the Parent Input Form are available at the front office of your child's school. 

 


Interviews for the new Director will take place during the week of January 23rd.  The Board will approve the Superintendent's choice for the new Director at the March 20th Board meeting.


National Junior Honor Society

 

NJHS Guidelines and Applications are available below.

Please click on your school for more information.

 

Attea

 

Springman

 

Applications are due this coming spring.

 


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.


 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 SPATdirectory@gmail.com.

 

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 rick60@gmail.com

 

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


January 16

5Essentials Survey Deadline

 

January 18

8th Grade Graduation Pictures - Springman

 

January 19

8th Grade Graduation Pictures - Attea

 

February 20

No School- President's Day

 

March 3

No School- Parent/Teacher Conferences

 

March 27 - April 3

Spring Break

PTA Meetings


All meetings start at 9:15 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

 

September 13       Attea

 

October 11            Springman

 

November 15        Attea

 

December 13        Springman

 

January 17           Attea

 

February 14          Springman

 

March 13 7:00pm    Attea

 

April 11                Springman

 

May 9 7:00pm         Attea

 

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