LTAC September Parent Meeting Agenda

  1. Introductions
    • Principal – Brian Tennison
    • Assistant Principal – Sarah Hanly
    • Dean of Students – Pablo Lopez 
    • LTAC Counselors – 
  1. Buses
    • All Town (south): 773-256-0090  Noelia Garcia
    • All Town (west): 773-638-3660  Noelia Garcia
    • Caravan: 773-309-8212
    • First Student: 773-638-8000  Tonia Lee
    • Sunrise: 773-224-8050  Jessica Holloway
    • We are aware that there are more than a few issues with the buses. The teachers are aware as well. Students will NOT be penalized for being tardy because of a CPS bus.  The student will, however, still be marked tardy.
    • ALWAYS EMAIL and CC myself and Ms. Hanly with complaints, concerns, etc. We can also email our own complaints.
  2. Fall Sports
    • Please check email sent last week of August with all information and necessary documents needed in order to participate — you MUST register ONLINE in order to be eligible to participate —
    • Boys and Girls Cross Country
      • Coach Cogdall :
      • Informational Meeting for 7th Graders: Thursday September 12 at 3:30 in room 433
      • First practice Tuesday September 17 at 3:30 — meet outside Door O
    • Girls Volleyball 
    • Boys Soccer
    • LTAC Boys Lacrosse
  3. Parent Volunteers and Chaperones
    • All parents who would like to chaperone a field trip at some point this school year must be a Level 2 volunteer
      • If you completed the process last year, you are still in the system
      • Please complete the process ASAP
    • All parents who would like to volunteer as coaches in the winter/spring seasons — you must be a Level 1 cleared volunteer
      • This process is LENGTHY and takes some time. Please begin it immediately so you are cleared by the time winter sports begin
    • See flyer with instructions
  4. Clubs for LTAC
    • Club Days for LTAC: September 265after school in cafeteria
    • Math Team: Mr. Markese — ( – 
      • First meeting on 9/24 3:30PM in room 437
      • Always meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30pm
    • Student Council: elections coming soon in Advisory 
      • One member from each advisory (8 total)
    • Battle of the Books: Ms. Cramarosso — 
      • September 17 at 3:30pm in room 253 for informational meeting
    • Science Olympiad: tbd as we are still looking for a coach
    • NJHS: Joy Barrows — 
  5. LTAC Family Fall BBQ: Jim Bauman to speak
  6. 8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip
    • May 6-May 8
    • Fall Informational Meeting for those NOT registered
      • Thursday October 10 at 7PM in room 429 — JUST AFTER MEET THE TEACHER NIGHT — at the end of  “8th period”
      • Email with questions
  7. Upcoming Field Trips: 10/16/19
    • 8th Grade
      • American Writers Museum
    • 7th Grade
      • iO Theater Improv Olympics
    • We will need 6-8 parent chaperones for each trip.
    • Please email me if you are interested and make sure you have completed the level 2 volunteer process 🙂
    • More details and cost to come in the near future
  8. Meet the Teacher Night
    • October 10, 2019
    • 5pm-7pm
    • Follow your student’s schedule and attend all classes for 10 minutes! Don’t be late to class!


    1. LTAC Academy Teacher Assistants and LTAC Senior Leaders
      • LTAC Academy TA
        • Each Academy has a former LTAC student, current senior, who is the TA in their class
        • Their roles vary but they will be responsible for mentoring, tutoring, and facilitating a variety of lessons and activities throughout the year
      • LTAC Senior Leaders
        • Every LTAC Advisory has 2 former LTAC students, current seniors, who are the designated senior leaders for that advisory
        • The role of the senior leader is to help the teacher facilitate the themed lesson each week and provide insight and mentorship to the LTAC advisories
        • Senior leaders help plan the lessons 
    2. English books needed (if you did NOT pay the $30.00 book fee)
      • 7th Grade


  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee ISBN-10: 0446310786 (October)
  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Folger’s Edition ISBN-10: 0743477111 (February)
  • Night by Elie Wiesel ISBN-10: 9780374500016 (April)


      • Students will be reading a choice book for a lit circle 4th quarter and so we will provide the book titles in the spring (May)
    • 8th Grade
      • –      Tales from Ovid: 24 Passages from the Metamorphosesby Ted HughesàISBN 978-0374525873 (October)
      • –      The Merchant of Venice by William ShakespeareàISBN 978-0-7434-7756-7 (November)
      • –      Fahrenheit 451by Ray BradburyàISBN 978-1451673319 (February)
      • –      Things Fall Apartby Chinua AchebeàASIN B00BP0JUGY (April)
  1. Misc.
    • If you, or you know a parent, who does not receive my emails — could you have them reach out to me personally so I can check my master list.
    • NWEA Fall testing for former non-CPS 7th graders begins mid-September
      • We will be in touch with those students separately when the time comes
    • LTAC Expectations & Ticket Policy and Student Code of Conduct
      • Student and parent contracts due September 13 to room 433 or LTAC office
    • LSC Meetings:
      • Third Thursday of each month at 6:30PM
      • Next meeting: September 19
    • Next LTAC Parent Meeting
      • Thursday October 3 at 11:00AM in Room 113