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Attendance

24-Hour Attendance Line
630-993-6691

Hours

Regular School Hours:

1st-5th grade:
8:15 AM to 3:00 PM
Lunch Period 1 - 
11:05 AM - 12:05 PM

Lunch Period 2 - 
11:35 AM - 12:35 PM

Lunch Period 3 - 
12:05 PM - 1:05 PM


AM Kindergarten
8:15 AM to 11:05 AM
PM Kindergarten
12:05 PM to 3:00 PM

Student Late Arrival
Instructional Schedule

 

AM Kindergarten 
9:45 AM to 11:55 AM

PM Kindergarten
12:55 PM to 3:00 PM

Grades 1 - 5
9:45 AM to 3:00 PM

Parent Links

Office Contacts

Poole, Tammy
Principal
O'Brien, Dianne
Lead Secretary
Kirchhoff, Leslie
Assistant Secretary
Patel, Dipika
Registered Nurse dpatel@elmhurst205.org

Staff

Field Family Arts Festival

School News

3/17/17

Dear Field Families:

It was a packed house at Field School last night for the Field Family Arts Festival. The students love this event and making all the art projects. There were a variety of creative projects from Native American dream catchers, Chinese drums, Egyptian collars, Polish pysanky eggs, Japanese helmets, and giant flowers to recycled creations that were beyond unique! Thank you so very much to our amazing Art Teacher, Mrs. Neigel, who chairs this event. Thank you also to all the volunteers from staff, parents and high school students who came to set up, run the events and clean up. This night would not be possible without you. Thank you for making a difference at Field School!

It’s almost time for our third annual McTeacher’s Night at McDonald’s. I’m looking forward to serving your family next Monday. Each year has been a tremendous amount of fun and a huge success. We’ve certainly been busy with all these events before break begins in another week and have additional events planned as listed below.

Upcoming Events:

  • Monday, March 20 - McTeacher’s Night at McDonald’s on York Street from 4:30 to 7:30
  • Tuesday, March 21 - March Birthday Lunches with the Principal
  • Wednesday, March 22 - District Band Festival at York at 7:30
  • Monday, March 27 through Friday, March 31 - Spring Break
  • Monday, April 3 - Classes Resume
  • Thursday, April 6 - Kindergarten Music Program at 6:45 and Fifth Grade Program at 7:30
  • Tuesday, April 11 - PTA Meeting at 1:45
  • Friday, April 14 - Good Friday - No School
  • Tuesday, April 18 - Kindergarten Parent Orientation Night at 6:30
  • Wednesday, April 19 - Student Late Arrival (School begins at 9:45/Supervision at 9:10)

Good News – As part of our Good News Program these students were sent to my office for good news and their parents received a good news phone call home!

  • Paige Blythe - Nominated by Mrs. Houk
  • Johann Ceja - Nominated by Ms. Stevenson and Mrs. Capua
  • Connor Gayan - Nominated by Mrs. Houk
  • Katie Larrick - Nominated by Mrs. Houk
  • Daniella Martinez - Nominated by Ms. Stevenson
  • Samantha Origitano - Nominated by Mrs. Houk
  • Ria Sangha - Nominated by Mrs. Castaldi
  • Will Tanny - Nominated by Mrs. Giblin
  • Ryan Welz - Nominated by Mrs. Giblin

Awesome work boys and girls! I am so proud of you.

Incoming Kindergarten Parent Orientation Night – If you have questions about kindergarten for next year or want to learn more about the curriculum and various other topics relevant to kindergarten be sure to attend the presentation on Tuesday, April 18 in the Field School auditorium. The PTA will have a presentation this evening as well and I will be conducting a tour of the building for interested attendees after the presentations. I hope to see all our parents of incoming kindergarten students at this special event especially since kindergarten has changed considerably over the last few years.

PBIS Store & American Ninja Warrior Course – I would like to thank all the volunteers for helping at the PBIS Store. The students had a great time! Our last store for the year will be on the last day of school which is June 1. Students will have a chance to spend their remaining feathers from this school year.

Our third trimester incentive is extremely exciting. The PTA is funding an activity for the students similar to that of the television show, American Ninja Warrior. This is a student version of the course (not the adult version) therefore there are no concerns in terms of safety. The company (Flip Side Academy) will send trained personnel to assist all students with the activities. All ages and abilities will be able to participate. As a school we need to have a total of 25 days without any office referrals for the third trimester. The students have six points so they are on their way. Permission slips will be sent home for each child to participate closer to the date of this special event.

Fifth Graders Going to Churchville Middle School Next Year – Churchville Middle School will have a Parent Orientation Night on Thursday, May 23 from 6:30 to 7:30. Also, on this evening parents interested in band, orchestra and choir are welcome to stay for a brief presentation afterwards.

PARCC Tests/March & April State Assessment WindowsThe testing window for the spring 2017 administration of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment in District 205 will begin on Monday, April 3 and continue through Friday, April 28. These state-required achievement tests in reading and mathematics are being given to all eligible students in grades 3-8. Your child’s teacher will share more specific information about when students will be tested within this window. Fourth graders will begin testing the week of April 4. We will not be testing the Monday after we return from break. Fifth graders will be testing the week of April 10 and third graders will be testing the week of April 17. Be sure to refer to teachers’ newsletters for more information.

In addition to the PARCC assessment, state and federal regulations require each school to assess achievement in science for students in fifth grade. The Illinois Science Assessment will be administered in each school between Monday, March 13 and Friday, March 24. This assessment is approximately one hour in length and is aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards for Science.

We anticipate being able to share score reports in the fall. Also, the complete results of these state tests will be reported on the Illinois School Report Card in the fall. We will review state tests results, along with other information to help us improve our school program. If you have any questions about the administration of these assessments, please contact me.

Looking for Gently Used Children's Books From Monday, March 20 through Friday, April 7, the kindergarten through fourth grade Field Girl Scouts will be collecting gently used children's books to donate to the African Library Project, a not-for-profit organization that builds libraries in rural African communities. The goal is to collect enough books to establish the first school library at the Little Angels Foundation Primary School in Malawi. The Girl Scouts are seeking donations of books ranging from baby board books to fourth grade reading level books. There is a donation box located outside the Field School office. Donations are also being accepted at the home of Jenny and Ted Koerth (127 N. Berteau). The Field Girl Scouts thank you!

As always if you have questions or concerns don’t hesitate to contact me at tpoole@elmhurst205.org or at 630-834-5313.

Enjoy your weekend! If you are traveling for spring break have a wonderful and safe trip with your family.

Mrs. Poole
Field School Principal

Our District 205 Belief Statements:

  • All students must learn and grow.
  • We accept shared responsibility for student growth.
  • We make decisions based on what is best for students.
  • We are a future-focused community of learners.

 

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3/15/17

The testing window for the spring 2017 administration of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment in District 205 will begin on Monday, April 3 and continue through Friday, April 28. These state-required achievement tests in reading and mathematics are being given to all eligible students in grades 3 – 8. Your child’s school will share more specific information about when students will be tested within this window.

In addition to the PARCC assessment, state and federal regulations require each school to assess achievement in science for students in 5th grade, 8th
grade and high school biology. The Illinois Science Assessment will be administered in each school between Monday, March 13 and Friday, March 24. This assessment is approximately one hour in length and is aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards for Science.

We anticipate being able to share score reports in the fall. The complete results of these state tests will be also reported on the Illinois School Report Card in the fall. We will review state tests results, along with other information to help us improve our school program. If you have any questions about the administration of these assessments, please contact your child’s principal.

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3/4/17

The York High School Key Club is again sponsoring a “Soles for Kids” shoe drive and is asking for your support and assistance with this endeavor. Through the generosity of District 205 families, they have successfully collected over 8,000 pairs of shoes over the past six years. The drive will begin on Monday, March 6th and conclude on Friday, May 12th. Look for collection bins in our school foyers. Soles for Kids is a charity organization that collects gently used shoes and sends them to needy children and adults in Africa, as well as to Indian Reservations in the United States.

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3/2/17

Dear Field Families:

Student Progress Reports will be sent home with your child(ren) on March 10. As I have previously stated please spend some time talking with your child about areas of success and areas for future growth. Report card time provides a great opportunity to set goals for the third trimester.

For those of you in attendance at our last PTA meeting you heard the exciting news from our Assistant Superintendent, Mary Baum, that Field will be piloting a Standards Based report card next year. From my previous experience with Standards Based Reporting I think you will find it far more detailed in providing information to you in regards to how your child is performing. These are exciting times in District 205.

Be sure to review the list of upcoming events below.

Upcoming Events:

  • Friday, March 3 - Institute Day - No School for Students
  • Thursday, March 9 - Third Grade Music Program at 6:45 and Fourth Grade Music Program at 7:30
  • Friday, March 10 - PBIS School Store from 9:30 to 2:30
  • Tuesday, March 14 - PTA Meeting at 7:00
  • Wednesday, March 15 - Student Late Arrival (School begins at 9:45/Supervision at 9:10)
  • Thursday, March 16 – Field Family Arts Fest from 6:30 to 8:30
  • Monday, March 20 - McTeacher’s Night at McDonald’s on York Road from 4:30 to 7:30
  • Monday, March 27 through Friday, March 31 - Spring Break

Good News – As part of our Good News Program these students were sent to my office for good news:

  • John Isacson - Nominated by Ms. Joyce
  • Colton Pascavage - Nominated by Ms. Joyce
  • Austin Moss - Nominated by Mrs. McKissack

Keep up the great work boys! I am so proud of you. Thanks for making our school great.

Fun on Friday, March 3/PTA Event – There will be a free ice skating day for Field Families on Friday, March 3 from 1:00 to 3:00 at The Edge Ice Arena (545 John Street in Bensenville). Free ice time and skate rentals will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Don't miss this fun event sponsored by the Field PTA's Social Committee!

PBIS Store – In a couple weeks the students will be able to spend their hard-earned feathers on the various trinkets and goodies at the school store. As always we need volunteers (aunts, uncles, parents or grandparents). As I have said in the past, it is a lot of fun to work the school store. I assure you our students will put a smile on your face. Please sign up on the volunteer link created by the PTA.

Music Programs – Third grade students should arrive and report to their classrooms at 6:30 for their Music Program starting promptly at 6:45. Fourth graders should arrive at 7:15 and should report to their classrooms. Their Music Program will start at 7:30. At the end of each program student pickup will be back in the students’ classrooms to avoid hallway congestion.

Music News – Please review from Mrs. Lukritz.

Kindergarten Registration – If you missed the registration event please feel free to come to the school office at any time to register your child. The office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 to 4:00. At this point the district is staffing us at three sections. Field will have one morning and one afternoon class but we do not know if the other section will be morning or afternoon. After this decision is made I will make this information available to you. In early June a letter will be mailed to parents indicating placements in morning or afternoon kindergarten.

Our District 205 Belief Statements:

  • All students must learn and grow.
  • We accept shared responsibility for student growth.
  • We make decisions based on what is best for students.
  • We are a future-focused community of learners.

As always if you have questions or concerns don’t hesitate to contact me at tpoole@elmhurst205.org or at 630-834-5313.

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the extra day with your children!

Mrs. Poole

Field School Principal

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3/1/17

At its February 28 meeting, the Board of Education approved the 2017-18 school year calendar, which includes parent-teacher conference dates/times; student late arrival dates/times; and quarter/trimesters/semesters. It is posted at www.elmhurst205.org/events_calendar.

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12/21/16

Open the file attached below to read Volume 6, Issue 1 of the Field Times for the 2016-2017 school year. 

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8/23/12

Parents or guardians are expected to schedule vacations during the summer or on school holidays.  In instances where absences are requested for vacation, parents/guardians must submit a written request to the student’s principal two weeks in advance (see attached).  The absence will be considered unexcused if this procedure is not followed.  Students approved for a vacation will be expected to complete missing class work after returning.  Students will be given one day for each day missed to make up work.  The school will not provide class work or assignments in advance.

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UCCA Gift Drive/Holiday Wrapping

Enrollment: 419

District Events Calendar

District 205 News

3/16/17
3/15/17
3/6/17
3/6/17
3/4/17
3/1/17

Board Meeting Dates

Poster Contest Winners!

A student at Field School was the Grand Prize Winner for the Annual Elmhurst “Learn Not to Burn” Poster Contest for 2016. The contest is part of the Fire Safety Program presented to all fourth grade students in District 205 as well as private schools in Elmhurst. Students work on their poster designs under the guidance of their art teachers. The theme of the winning poster was "Practice Your Escape Route". This winning poster was published and distributed throughout Elmhurst before Fire Prevention Week in October. It's an honor that a Field School student's creativity and hard work created such an important message about fire safety. Congratulations!

Science Olympiad

MISSION

The mission of the Field School community is to empower every student to achieve academic excellence and to become a responsible, caring citizen.