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Attendance

24-Hour Attendance Line
630-993-6691

Hours

Regular School Hours:

First-Fifth Grade:
8:15 AM to 3:00 PM


Third Grade Lunch: 
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM


First, Second, Fourth & Fifth Grade Lunch: 
12:00 PM - 1:00 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

First-Fifth Grade:
9:45 AM to 3:00 PM

Parent Links

Office Contacts

Thomas, Heidi
Principal hthomas@elmhurst205.org
O'Brien, Dianne
Lead Secretary obrien@elmhurst205.org
Masciola, Patricia
Assistant Secretary
Patel, Dipika
Registered Nurse dpatel@elmhurst205.org

Staff


School News

3/18/19

D205 is pleased to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website on April 1, 2019. When families return from Spring Break, they will experience the updated look and feel of the main district website as well as all 13 school sites.

Originally created in 2007, our current sites received a much needed refresh and contain several great new features including:

  • ADA Compliance Through AudioEye®
  • Modern Design & Branded Look
  • Better Organization & Streamlined Content
  • Improved Navigation and Search Functions
  • Flexible, Responsive Design to Any Device
  • Find it Fast and Familiar Drop Down Menus
  • News and Events
  • Quick Links & Parent Resources
  • Calendars

Take a moment on Launch Day, April 1, 2019, to navigate around our new district and school websites. If you have any questions or comments regarding the content contained on the new website, info@elmhurst205.org. Our website will always be a work in progress. We will continue to make updates regularly in order to continue to share the great happening in our schools.

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3/8/19

Dear Falcon Families,

Standards Based Report Cards
 – Second trimester Standards Based Report Cards will be available electronically this afternoon! Report cards will not be coming home in paper form this year. Your child’s report card will be available for viewing through your PowerSchool account after 3:00 PM on Friday, March 8, 2019. You can print your child’s report card if you choose to. If you do not have access to a computer, please contact the office and a report card will be printed for you. To review the changes to our grading and reporting system this year review this Parent Presentation and the D205 Parent Guide.

Open this link to view the instructions for accessing report cards:

  • Begin by entering your Username and Password in PowerSchool
  • On the Grades & Attendance - Quick Lookup page, open the Report Cards tab under Navigation on the left
  • Under Archived Report Cards, open the FIE Standards Report Card file to view your child's report card

A Reminder About Reporting Standards The standards we follow are linked to the Common Core State Standards. Many of these standards are year-long so we are working toward mastery throughout the year. The summary below indicates the scale used to determine your child’s growth towards that skill as well as the proficiency levels used with Standards Based Report Cards.

  • Exceeding (4) - Student consistently demonstrates the skill or understanding at a level exceeding the trimester expectation.
  • Proficient (3) - Student consistently demonstrates mastery and independence at the trimester reporting standard.
  • Approaching (2) - Student consistently demonstrates that he/she is approaching the trimester reporting standard, showing occasional independence or potential for independence toward meeting the standard.
  • Beginning (1) – Student demonstrates that he/she is working toward readiness for the trimester reporting standard without independence.

It is important to note that in literacy, the first trimester was focused on reading and writing fiction text. The second trimester was focused on reading and writing informational text, which might impact your child’s reading proficiency. If a student is between levels on the report card a “+” will be added to the code. This shows that the student is making progress toward, but has not fully demonstrated proficiency at the next level.

New Student Registration for 2019-20 Has Begun If you have or know of a family with an incoming kindergartener or a student new to first grade for the 2019-20 school year, please encourage them to contact the Field office to register for the next school year. We are so excited to welcome our new Falcons!

Immunization Practices & Recommendations Program – Parents often have many questions about immunizations and diseases which vaccines provide protection against. Edward-Elmhurst Health/School Health Services Department is providing a program on April 3, 2019 from 7:00 to 8:15 PM to support parents who want to learn more about current requirements and practices. Please review the following program flier for additional information.
 

Field Falcons – Be sure to note the following upcoming events on your calendar:

  • March 11 - Choir Concert from 6:15 to 6:45 PM
  • March 14 - Science Olympiad from 6:30 to 8:30 PM
  • March 19 - PTA Meeting from 1:45 to 3:00 PM in Room 02
  • March 20 - Student Late Arrival Day - Supervision begins at 9:30 AM and school begins at 9:45 AM
  • March 21 - Fourth Grade Music Performance at 6:15 PM
  • March 21 - Fifth Grade Music Performance at 7:00 PM
  • March 25 to March 29 - Spring Break
  • April 1 - Classes Resume

Thank you for your continued partnership in your child’s education.
 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Heidi Thomas
Field School Principal

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Class List Process for 2019-20 School Year

In a few short weeks we will begin to plan for the next school year. Creating balanced classrooms that meet the needs of all students is a tremendously difficult job. Several hours of thoughtful dialogue between classroom teachers, specials area teachers, specialists and the principal take place during this process, which we take very seriously. The outline below is the process followed for creating balanced classrooms:

  • Classroom teachers consider the social and academic needs of each student.
  • Specialists (social worker, speech teacher, special education teachers, psychologist, EL teachers, etc.), the Specials Team (Art, Music, PE and Spanish) and the principal provide input during this process.
  • Parent input is considered.
  • While we cannot accommodate friendship requests, each child’s social and emotional needs are considered in order for students to be placed with other students they are familiar with.
  • Class lists are finalized in August, taking into consideration the summer enrollment changes such as move ins/outs, section size changes if any, etc.

We strongly believe this detailed and collaborative process supports the creation of learning environments that benefit all students. It is a delicate balancing act which takes much deliberation and contemplation by a staff who know and care about your child(ren).

Because of the input and thought given by teachers, specialists, and administration, we cannot make changes once this process occurs, since moving one child can shift the balance of a class, impacting all students.

We do value and welcome the insights you wish to share about your child(ren) and will take into consideration pertinent information about learning styles and needs. While we welcome your input, specific teacher requests will not be honored. This year, parent input can be submitted via the 2019-20 Parent Input Form. This survey will be open until April 26. Only I (Mrs. Thomas) have access to review the information you provide in this survey. I will share information pertinent to placement with the team during our collaborative sessions.

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

Your Help is Needed and Appreciated – Listed below are a few reminders about drop off and pick up at Field School. As you have observed it is very busy on Emroy Avenue. This can be frustrating but your help and support is needed in making arrival and dismissal run as smoothly as possible. Please adhere to the following:

  • Pull all the way forward, as far as you can.
  • Do not exit your car. Cars cannot be parked in front blocking the drop-off and pick-up area.
  • Do not stay parked in the drop-off area while your child is walking in the building. Traffic needs to continue moving.
  • Do not enter the parking lot and never park in front of the parking lot driveway to wait for students.
  • Load children as quickly as possible and pull out to allow the next family to pick up their child.

Also, inform anyone who may be dropping off or picking up your child of these rules. At all times, please be patient and courteous. When one or two parents do not follow these procedures, the entire process slows down so please follow the steps above. Thank you for helping to keep our school safe. It really does make a difference!

Winter Gear Reminder

While the weather has fluctuated a great deal recently, it is always our goal to send students out for recess as much as possible during the lunch hour. All students will go outside for recess unless it is raining, the temperature or wind chill is below zero degrees, or the playground is determined to be too wet for students to play safely. All students need boots, snow pants, coats, gloves, etc. Students without snow pants are not allowed to play in the snow and must remain on the blacktop. If your family is in need of winter gear, please contact me at hthomas@elmhurst205.org. I will be happy to find a way to provide these items.

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District Events Calendar

District 205 News

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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.