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24-Hour Attendance Line


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

Thomas, Heidi
O'Brien, Dianne
Lead Secretary
Kirchhoff, Leslie
Assistant Secretary
Patel, Dipika
Registered Nurse


First Day of School

School News


Dear Falcon Families:

I hope you are enjoying this beautiful warm weather. It is hard to believe we have been in school a month already. I want to thank you again for a great beginning at Field School and share some important information with you.

News to Celebrate – We have published Falcon authors! Last year, fourth grade LA REACH students (currently fifth graders) entered their own original sonnets in a national poetry contest. Thursday, the Creative Communications Anthology of Poetry arrived, featuring six of our Field School published poets! The children were thrilled to see their work included in print. Congratulations students!

Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up – This process will take place online this year. I hope to have more details to share next week. In the meantime, please mark your calendars for conferences on November 20 and 21, 2017.

Lunch Routines Students in grades 1-5 may elect to stay at school, or go home for lunch. Any student who is not staying at school for lunch must have a parent note stating the date(s) that the child is allowed to go home for lunch. Students who opt to go home for lunch are not to return to school until the end of the 60 minute lunch block. For safety reasons, any child without a note will not be allowed to leave campus. Please be aware that there is no student safety patrol during the lunch hour. We are looking at refining procedures in this area in order to ensure the safety of all students. Information regarding this will follow.

Morning Arrival/Drop-off ProceduresListed below are a few reminders in order to make this process flow as smoothly as possible:

  • Pull as far forward as possible so more students can exit their cars and keep traffic moving quickly. Even if it is not raining or snowing pull forward. Do not get out of your car. If you need to get out of your car, park on Emroy south of the driveway or on Melrose.
  • Once your child is out of the car please pull away so the next car can transition into a drop-off location.

Attendance Reminders:

  • The morning school day begins at 8:15 AM. If you bring your child to school after 8:15 AM, you must enter the building to sign in your child. The attendance log is located in the nurse’s office. If a student arrives to school after 8:35 AM (20 minutes after the start of the morning session) this occurrence will be counted as a half day absence.
  • The afternoon school day begins at 12:05 PM. If you bring your child to school after 12:05 PM, you must enter the building to sign in your child. The attendance log is located in the nurse’s office. If a student arrives to school after 12:25 PM (20 minutes after the start of the afternoon session) this occurrence will be counted as a half day absence.

Pick-up Procedures – Please adhere to the following at dismissal:

  • When picking up students by car, please circle the block until there is a place to pull up next to the curb. We ask that you do not enter the parking lot and never park in front of the parking lot driveway to wait for students.
  • If you prefer to park, do so on Emroy south of the parking lot driveway or on the south side of Melrose. Load children as quickly as possible and pull out to allow the next family to pick up their child.
  • Be sure to inform anyone who may be dropping off or picking up your child of these guidelines. At all times be patient and courteous.

Upcoming Events:

  • September 18 - At 7:00 PM in the York High School Commons, Superintendent Dr. David Moyer will present a State of the Schools address. Entertainment will be provided by York High School musicians. Come join us as we celebrate student and staff achievements, share our District goals for 2017-18 and talk about plans for Focus 205 Phase II.
  • September 19 - I hope to see many of you at our PTA meeting Tuesday night at 7:00 PM in our Field library. Karen Stuefen, our Field Board of Education liaison will be in attendance.
  • September 20 - Student Late Arrival Day. Supervision is not provided until 9:30 AM and school begins at 9:45 AM.
  • September 29 - Picture Day
  • September 30 - The District 205 Foundation is sponsoring the Harlem Wizards basketball game at 5:00 PM at York. We hope to see you there!
  • November 1 - Picture Retake Day

Have a wonderful weekend!
Mrs. Heidi Thomas

Field School Principal


The Harlem Wizards are back in Elmhurst on Saturday, September 30th to entertain the crowd with high-energy exhibition play and audience participation. Cheer on our team of Elmhurst school district principals and teachers as they challenge the Wizards in a basketball game that is sure to include wild antics and lots of laughs. The event will be held at York High School beginning at 5:00 PM. Concessions, merchandise and raffle tickets will be available for purchase. Proceeds from this family-friendly fundraiser support District 205 Foundation programs and enhancements that benefit all Elmhurst public school students. Click here to learn more and guarantee a seat at this popular Saturday event.


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.


UCCA Gift Drive/Holiday Wrapping

Enrollment: 419

District Events Calendar

District 205 News


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


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