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Regular School Hours:
8:15 AM to 11:05 AM
12:05 PM to 3:00 PM
Student Late Arrival
Grades 1 - 5
Birthday Lunch Celebration
Please continue the community conversation by participating in the star step of our Focus205/Thoughtexchange survey. In step 2, participants will review ideas from other stakeholders and star the ideas you like best. This will help us to better understand what is important to you, both in your child(ren)'s school and in Elmhurst Community School District 205. To date, over 600 participants have shared over 2,400 thoughts.
Dear Field Families:
October is almost over and the school year is flying by. Our Halloween Event is coming up and I can’t wait. Staff members are decorating their classroom doors and the school looks festive. It will be so much fun to see the students and staff in their costumes. I have had many questions from students about what my costume is going to be this year and it is a surprise. You will have to wait until next Friday to find out! Hope to see you there.
Second Annual Halloween Parade & Events – Our Second Annual Halloween Parade & Events will take place on Friday, October 28 starting with our parade outside at 5:30. We’ve worked out the following in order to manage the traffic flow since we are expecting a large crowd:
As I stated last year, it is going to be extremely crowded so be patient when you arrive and enter for trick-or-treating. It’s going to be another great event at Field!
Good News – The Field tradition of students being sent to my office for good things continues. The following students were recognized:
Way to go students! I am so proud of you.
October Birthday Lunch with the Principal – Students with October birthdays are invited to join me to celebrate their birthday on the following dates:
For various reasons some students miss their birthday lunch so if this happens please let your child know they can come at the next month’s celebration.
Focus 205 Meeting – On Monday, October 24, Focus 205 focus group meetings will be held at each of our three middle schools - Bryan, Churchville and Sandburg - from 7:00-8:30 PM. Parents of elementary and high school students are encouraged to attend their child's "feeder" middle school; parents of middle school students are invited to attend their child’s current school. Community members are also invited to participate.
Music Newsletter – Please review from Mrs. Lukritz.
Vision & Hearing Screenings – As mandated by Illinois law, annual vision and hearing screenings will be conducted at Field on Monday, November 21. The following grade levels will be screened:
Vision screening is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision evaluation by an eye doctor. Students are not required to undergo vision screenings if an optometrist or ophthalmologist completed and signed a report indicating that an examination has been administered within the previous 12 months and that evaluation is on file at school. If a vision examination report is not on file at school then students in the mandated group will be tested.
Any student that does not pass the initial vision and/or hearing screening is automatically rescreened two weeks later. If the student does not pass the rescreen parents/guardians will be notified by mail.
If your child wears glasses, please have them bring their glasses to school on testing day. If you have any questions regarding the above information please contact the health office.
Prescription Drug Take Back Day - Saturday, October 22 – The Elmhurst Police Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration for the Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 22. Officers will be on hand in the parking lot of the police station to collect expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs for safe destruction from 10:00-2:00.
Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose and abuse. The non-medical use of prescription drugs is one of the most common forms of drug abuse in America. The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from the home medicine cabinets of family and friends. Unused drugs that are flushed into toilets or thrown into the garbage are also environmental hazards, as they contaminate the water supply.
Please check your home for unwanted prescription medications and conveniently drop them off, no questions asked at the Elmhurst Police Station. If you are unable to drop off unwanted prescription drugs on the Take Back Day, you may drop them off at any time to the prescription drug collection box, located in the police department lobby. If you would like more information, please contact the Elmhurst Police Department at (630) 530-3050 or visit www.DEA.gov.
Morning Drop-Off Reminders – I wanted to reiterate procedures in order to make the whole process flow as smoothly as possible:
Kindly share this information with babysitters, nannies and anyone else who drops off your child in the mornings. Thank you for your help. We have limited options for drop-off due to the one-way city street but if everyone works together it actually goes smoothly.
District 205 Foundation – Be sure to shop at Whole Foods on October 25 and make a positive difference in education. This Shop and Earn Community Support for Education Event is taking place at the Whole Foods in Elmhurst on Route 83. No coupon is necessary. Whole Foods will generously donate 5% of all proceeds to the Elmhurst District 205 Foundation to support the educational programs and enhancements they provide for Elmhurst public schools.
Have a wonderful weekend. As always if you need to reach me the best way is by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 630-834-5313.
Field School Principal
The District 205 Foundation for Educational Excellence unanimously approved to provide $50,000 to help fund the Future Ready Model Classroom project, a pilot program that will create three future ready classrooms at the K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 grade levels. The Foundation will use proceeds earned throughout the year to help fund the project, which began this summer and should be completed in late fall of 2016.
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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Poster Contest Winners!
Field School has the honor of having two of our students place First and Second for the Annual Elmhurst “Learn Not to Burn” Poster Contest. The contest is part of the Fire Safety Program which is presented to all fourth grade students. Students work on their posters under the guidance of their art teacher. The students were in competition with over 700 fourth graders city wide! The winning student will have her poster published and distributed throughout Elmhurst. Congratulations to these two Field School students for their creativity and hard work creating a great message about fire safety!
The mission of the Field School community is to empower every student to achieve academic excellence and to become a responsible, caring citizen.