Current News & Notes


Character Counts Food Drive

 

Mark your calendars for the annual Character Counts Food Drive. From October 16th to the 20th, the students of Glenview District 34, along District 30 and Our Lady of Perpetual Help, are coming together in conjunction with Character Counts and will collect non-perishable food items to be donated to the Northfield Township Food Pantry.

 

Items of great need are: pancake mix and syrup, pasta sauce, juice/juice boxes, coffee, tea, kids' snacks/snack packs, cookies, crackers, pasta, rice, canned tuna, canned chicken, jelly, paper products, cereal, oatmeal, diapers, unopened baby formula, baby food, etc.

 

Students bring their items to school and drop them off at designated areas. Daily tallies will be listed by grade level.


Attea Spiritwear

 

 

Attea Spiritwear is here and it's all NEW!

 

Check it out and order on-line starting today until November 2.

 

Orders will be delivered to your child's classroom the week of November 20, 2017.


Visit the Fall Book Fair

 

October 18, 19 & 20 at Springman and Attea

 

Volunteers are needed, sign-up below:

 

Sign up for Springman here and for Attea here.


Springman and Attea Fall Festival

 

October 25 from 3pm-5pm at Springman

 

All  proceeds to benefit the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association.

 

Bouncy House - Obstacle Course - Z1' Slide -- all for $6

 

Face Painting $2-$4 - Paint-A-Pumpkin $3 - A La Carte Snacks

 

Buses from Attea to Springman will leave at 3pm; parent pick-up for Attea will be at Springman.

 

This event is being hosted by the Student Council and the Springman/Attea PTA.

 

Please click here to sign up and volunteer for the 2017 Fall Fest!


Springman Parent Technology Night

 

Springman Parents- Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 26th from 6-7:30 p.m. Springman teachers will present four 20-minute sessions on Digits/Math XL, PowerSchool, Schoology, and Springman homepage/Student problem-solving. Attend them all or just the ones that appeal to you! Stay tuned for more details!

 


Letter from the Principals

 

Hello Middle School Parents,

 

As discussed in our first Focus article, the implementation of an SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) curriculum is one of the things we are most excited about this year. Students are receiving lessons during X-block at the beginning of each week.

 

The curriculum is split into four units throughout the year:

 

Unit 1:  Mindset and Goals

Unit 2:  Values and Friendships

Unit 3:  Thoughts, Emotions and Decisions

Unit 4:  Serious Peer Conflicts

 

At this point in the year, students are just completing the first unit. During this unit, students have covered a wide range of lessons including personal goal setting and helping new students. In addition, there are some grade-level specific lessons such as looking at "how personalities can change" in 6th grade, talking about "making mistakes" in 7th grade and looking at "social labels and stereotypes" in 8th grade. You can see a full scope and sequence here.

 

Having the opportunity to learn and discuss their emotions, their relationships with other students and adults, and how they make decisions in a small group on a weekly basis allows students time to put themselves into different scenarios. Through these discussions, students can apply the practical skills being taught during the lesson outside of the classroom. In just this first month, we have already seen students begin to transfer what is being discussed in second step outside of the lesson to different parts of their school day. What is important to note is the lessons are set up to encourage dialogue about topics. Rarely are there "correct" answers to questions, but instead, lively discussion about what can or should be done.

 

We look forward to seeing parents next week during conferences.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jason Kaiz and Mark Richter


SPAT PTA Membership

 

In an effort to simplify our membership process for the 2017-18 school year, PTA membership is linked with the online digital directory.

 

Each family has by now received an email with their login credentials to the digital directory. Once you log into the directory, you will be asked to confirm your personal information and join the PTA by paying your membership dues via credit card -- all through the AtoZ Directory. Please note, that there are no additional fees for credit card payments.

 

For additional information or questions about PTA membership please send an email to membership@spatpta.org.

 

From your Membership Chairs,

 

Alla Block -- Anne Hoffer -- Karen Posey


Box Tops Reminder


Don't forget to drop off your box tops at the front office of each school! This is an amazing program that raises money for our schools!

 


Upcoming Events


October 16-20

Character Counts Food Drive

 

October 18-20

Bookfair's at Springman and Attea

 

October 20

No school - teacher conferences

 

October 25

Fall Festival

 

October 26

Springman Parent Technology Night

PTA Meetings


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

 

September 12       Attea

 

October 11  7:00pm   Attea

 

November 8  7:00pm Springman

 

December 12        Springman

 

January 9             Attea

 

February 7  7:00pm   Attea

 

March 13              Springman

 

April 11   7:00pm       Springman

 

May 8                  Attea

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