Omni Team News

BOOK SWAP AT ATTEA MIDDLE SCHOOL 2018   04/23/2018
BOOK SWAP AT ATTEA MIDDLE SCHOOL 2018

DONATION/COLLECTION TIME IS NOW THROUGH May 15


Attea Middle School is sponsoring its seventh annual Book Swap for all grade levels on May 17 and we need your help.  It's the perfect time for our students to load up on books to read over the summer.  With this in mind, students are encouraged to bring in gently used fiction or non-fiction middle school level books they no longer want or need.  Please bring them to Mrs. Horban (B304), Mrs. Felman (B305), or the LRC, before May 15.

For each book donated, the student will receive a ticket to use to swap for a different book they want to read on May 17.  For example, if a student brings in 3 books, they receive 3 tickets to exchange for 3 books to take home to read.  The Attea School-wide Book Swap will take place on May 17, 2018, in the cafeteria, during all three lunch periods and during all XBlocks. 

WHAT AN OPPORTUNITY!  WHAT AN EVENT!  Thanks for helping Attea Middle School make our 7th annual Book Swap a success and getting books in the hands of our students! 


Happy reading!
Diane Horban, Laura, Nekola, and Jenny Felman

SOS/Elyssa's Mission   04/19/2018
Spring Book Fair   02/15/2018
Please see the attached flyer from our LRC regarding the spring book fair. 
The Omni Field Trip!   12/01/2017
Hello Omni Families,
Our field trip earlier this week was a great success! The students walked to the Glen and saw the movie, "Wonder." The students enjoyed the movie (and popcorn!) and embraced the message of the film - “When given a choice between being right and being kind, choose kind.” 

Once back at Attea, students did a journaling activity and also created their very own precepts posters to hang around the building that used the message "Choose Kind." The posters look fantastic! The students really channeled their creativity and made some colorful and uplifting posters.

Attached are some photos of the activity.

Have a great weekend, 
Omni Team Teachers
New X-Blocks starting next week!   11/10/2017
ATTENTION PARENTS:

On Tuesday, November 14, OMNI many of our students will be starting new Executive Functioning X-Block to help meet the needs of all kids.  Kids who are getting remediation in specific subjects will continue to get support there.  This new x-block will look at specific needs including time management, study skills, prioritizing tasks and binder organization to name a few.  This will utilize the system developed by the Rush Neuroscience Institute.  We will continue, on Mondays to do Second Step, a program to support Social-Emotional Health.  

We continue to strive to meet the needs of each OMNI kid.
Second Step   10/27/2017
Grade 6, Lesson 4
Family Lesson Summary
In this week's lesson, students will learn they can help their brains grow and change by using good strategies, getting help from others, and working hard.
Family Lesson Question
Tell your child about a time you needed help from someone else to learn something new. Ask your child to tell you about something he or she is working hard to learn and how you can help.
 
 
Grado 6, Lección 4
RESUMEN DE LA LECCIÓN PARA LA FAMILIA
En la lección de esta semana los estudiantes aprenderán que pueden ayudar a que sus cerebros se desarrollen y cambien si utilizan buenas estrategias, obtienen ayuda de otros y trabajan duro.
PREGUNTA SOBRE LA LECCIÓN PARA LA FAMILIA
Hable a su hijo o hija de alguna ocasión en la que haya necesitado ayuda de otra persona para aprender algo nuevo. Pida que le hable acerca de algo en lo que se esté esforzando mucho para aprender y cómo puede ayudarle.
 
Second Step   10/12/2017
Grade 6, Lesson 3
Family Lesson Summary
This week's lesson teaches students that they can build intelligence by using new approaches and strategies, trying new things, and working through difficulties. The understanding that they can strengthen their brains can help
them achieve more in school and in life.
Family Lesson Question
Tell your child about a time you had to learn something new. Explain whether it was hard to learn and how you learned it. Ask your child if there's anything he or she would like to learn to do this year.
 
 
Grado 6, Lección 3
RESUMEN DE LA LECCIÓN PARA LA FAMILIA
La lección de esta semana enseña a los estudiantes que pueden desarrollar la inteligencia utilizando enfoques y estrategias nuevas, intentando nuevas cosas y esforzándose para superar las dificultades. Comprender que pueden fortalecer el cerebro puede ayudarles a lograr más en la escuela y en la vida.
PREGUNTA SOBRE LA LECCIÓN PARA LA FAMILIA
Hable a su hijo o hija acerca de alguna ocasión en la que haya tenido que aprender algo nuevo. Explique si fue difícil y cómo lo aprendió. Pregunte a su hijo o hija si hay algo que quiera aprender a hacer este año.
 
Book Fair Coming Soon   10/04/2017

The PTA Book Fair Oct.18th -20th

Attea’s PTA book fair will be held October 18th through the 20th. The Fair will be set up in the LRC for browsing by classes on the 18th and 19th. The Book Fair will also be open from 7:15 - 3:30 on Friday the 20th during parent teacher conferences. All proceeds from the fair benefit the PTA.

This fall book fair is being run in conjunction with Anderson’s Bookstore. They provide an exceptional selection of current YA fiction. Please come and browse the latest titles.

The Book Fair is available online as well if you cannot visit the Fair in person. The PTA earns 20% of the profit from each online sale.  See attached file for online information access.  

Second Step   10/04/2017
Grade 6, Lesson 2
Family Lesson Summary
This week's lesson teaches students that it's okay to feel nervous about starting middle school. This lesson talks about common fears students have, lets them know their concerns are normal, and helps them feel like they belong.
Family Lesson Question
Ask your child about the adults he or she has met at school. Tell your child about an adult who helped you when you were your child's age.
 
Grado 6, Lección 2
RESUMEN DE LA LECCIÓN PARA LA FAMILIA
La lección de esta semana enseña a los estudiantes que es normal sentirse nervioso acerca de empezar la "middle school". Esta lección habla sobre los temores comunes que tienen los estudiantes, les permite saber que sus preocupaciones son normales y les ayuda a sentir que pertenecen.
PREGUNTA SOBRE LA LECCIÓN PARA LA FAMILIA
Pregunte a su hijo o hija sobre los adultos que haya conocido en la escuela. Háblele sobre un adulto que le haya ayudado cuando usted tenía la edad de su hijo o hija.
 
Second Step   09/28/2017

 
Grade 6, Lesson 1
FAMILY LESSON SUMMARY
In this week's lesson, students will learn how their brains are changing and how the Second Step Program can help them grow their brains and learn to be successful.
 
FAMILY LESSON QUESTION
This week, ask your child what he or she is looking forward to learning this year in school. Describe something you enjoyed learning when you were in sixth grade.
 

 
Grado 6, Lección 1
RESUMEN DE LA LECCIÓN PARA LA FAMILIA
En la lección de esta semana, los estudiantes aprenderán cómo están cambiando sus cerebros y cómo el programa Second Step puede ayudarles a desarrollarlos y a aprender a tener éxito.
 
PREGUNTA SOBRE LA LECCIÓN PARA LA FAMILIA
Esta semana pregunte a su hijo o hija qué es lo que tiene ganas de aprender este año en la escuela. Describa algo que le gustó aprender cuando estaba en sexto grado.
 
Selfie time!   08/29/2017
Hey new Omni kids.  Please place your selfie into the folder linked below.  Make sure its appropriate as it will be above your locker for all to see including your PARENTS on curriculum night!
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bx89MGrU6mi2OFlWYVpZVHUxc3c
Welcome Omni Team!   08/23/2017
We are so excited to have you on our team and to get to know everyone! This week, we will take tours of the building to help you get acclimated to the school. We will tour the library, the food court, the playground, and discuss the bus routines. This week, we will organize lockers and you will get your iPads. Next week, we will begin NWEA testing.