Field Elementary School


 Book FairBook Fair
Our annual book fair in early winter comes just in time for holiday shopping. Students visit the book fair with their class and after school with their parents. They can purchase books for themselves or donate to their teachers' classroom wish list. The Chair(s) coordinate the fair with our partner Anderson’s Bookshops, staff the sale with volunteers, and help students with book selections.

 Fall ServiceFall Family Service Event
This annual fall event gives Field students and their families an opportunity to give back to the community of Elmhurst and Field School. Field families perform acts of service over a weekend early November and then gather back at Field for a pizza lunch together.

 Field DayField Day
Field Day is held on one of the last days of school. Games and team building events take place outside on the front lawn and on the back playground. Lots of volunteers, chaperones and station helpers are needed for this fun all school event.

  Junior Great BooksJunior Great Books
Junior Great Books is a text based discussion group for Grades 2 - 5. The program inspires students to think for themselves through careful reading of thought-provoking stories. Students read and discuss classic and global literature through the shared inquiry method. Junior Great Books helps students develop essential literacy skills—reading carefully, thinking critically, and listening intently.  JGB meets during the lunch hour once a week for approximately six weeks November through early March.

 library.jpgLibrary Assistants
Parent volunteers help in the Field library shelving books.

 Kindergaten Welcome CommitteeKindergarten Welcome Committee
This committee hosts functions and activities to welcome kindergarten students and their families to Field School.  The committee also provides Welcome yard signs for each new kindergartner and schedules Lunch Bunches during the first month of school on the front lawn of Field.

 Reflections LogoReflections
The Reflections Program is an arts recognition and achievement program for students that was established back in 1969 by the National PTA.  A theme is given each year and students can submit work in one of six categories: Literature, Musical Composition, Photography, Visual Arts, Dance Choreography, and Film/Video Production.

 Running ClubRunning Club
During fall and spring lunch recess, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders run laps around Field School and earn foot tokens for each mile they run.  In the fall, students train for the annual Drumstick Dash – a one mile Field Running Club fun run held at the Prairie Path. [more details]

 Room ParentRoom Parents
The Field PTA provides each classroom with a Room Parent who supports your child's classroom teacher by coordinating a variety of social and other activities (field trips, parties, etc.) throughout the school year. Being a Room Parent is very rewarding and gives you many opportunities to interact with your child's teacher, and to participate in your child's classroom.

 Safety Routes to SchoolSafe Routes to School
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is an international movement, federally funded in America, that encourages school children to walk or bike to and from school. At Field, the SRTS committee plans activities for Walk to School Week in October.

 School SuppliesSchool Supplies
The Field PTA sponsors the sale of pre-packaged school supplies for all grades so parents can avoid the hassle of searching for school supplies over summer break. The school supply kits may be ordered during the month of May and are ready for pick up the week before school resumes.

 Science OlympiadScience Olympiad
Field PTA sponsors a Science Olympiad night in the first quarter, where small teams of students rotate through three different half hour events that are staffed by parents and teachers. The Science Olympiad is a nationally recognized program that provides children with hands-on learning activities designed to spark imagination and illuminate the world of science.

SERG is a PTA organization unique to District 205 supporting children with a variety of needs. This includes students identified with a disability AND those that may be struggling on some level and may need extra support.  SERG often invites speakers to discuss general topics which benefit ALL children.  SERG is a resource, network, and support group which:  1) sponsors informative programs for parents and educators on a variety of topics related to special education; 2) provides educational resources to parents and educators; 3) networks parents with similar special education interests; and 4) works with PTA to make events accessible to all students. [more details]

 Winter WonderfestWinter Wonderfest
The kids love this (fundraising) event! They have a blast playing carnival games throughout the school and turning in their prize tickets to redeem fun toys. The Winter Wonderfest Committee also has many raffle prizes for parents and kids – the Teacher Raffles are always a hit every year! The Chair(s) plan and coordinate the entire event – from managing games, prizes, and the "Snack Café" to soliciting donations for raffles.