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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

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Office Contacts

Thomas, Heidi
O'Brien, Dianne
Lead Secretary
Masciola, Patricia
Assistant Secretary
Patel, Dipika
Registered Nurse


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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 I will be happy to find a way to provide these items.

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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.