24-Hour Attendance Line
Regular School Hours:
8:15 AM to 11:05 AM
12:05 PM to 3:00 PM
Student Late Arrival
9:15 AM to 11:40 AM
12:40 PM to 3:00 PM
Grades 1 - 5
9:15 AM to 3:00 PM
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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 annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered online by the University of Chicago, on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education. The State will only provide survey results for individual schools if a school has at least 20 percent of parents take the survey. If you have children attending more than one school, District 205 asks that you complete the survey for each school. Each survey takes about ten minutes. All survey responses will be kept confidential.
Thank you in advance for your participation in supporting our schools' continuous improvement process. The survey will remain open until March 11, 2016.
Dear Field Families:
The school year is simply flying by. It was great to see so many of you at Science Olympiad Thursday night. About 280 students were in attendance which is up by over 60 students from last year. Thank you to all the volunteers who made it a huge success. The students love this event.
January birthday lunches with students were quite exciting and were the highlight of my day. At one of the lunches last week a student actually invited me to go on Spring Break with his family and another family to Costa Rica. You might think he was joking, but trust me he was not!
I am looking forward to seeing you at the Winter Carnival on Saturday, February 6. For new families to Field this is an event your family will not want to miss. It is our biggest event of the school year and will be a fun-filled day.
Video Camera Surveillance – Video cameras will be used in common areas of all elementary schools for the purpose of reducing disciplinary problems, vandalism and to provide a safe environment for students and staff. Disciplinary actions may be taken with students based on video surveillance.
Parent Informational Night for Current Fifth Graders – The Parent Informational Night for current fifth graders going to Sandburg next year is scheduled for Thursday, May 12th from 6:30-7:30 in the Sandburg auditorium.
Kindergarten Registration – Kindergarten registration is next week. Please be aware that there is not a class placement system for AM/PM kindergarten based on when you register. This system simply would not be fair for parents who truly need mornings or afternoons based upon work schedules and other factors. Also, this puts an undue stress on families who cannot make it to registration in February at these times, in addition to the burden it places on the office staff if everyone arrives at the same time. If you have neighbors with incoming kindergarten students please share this information with them. Also note that almost everyone requests mornings when they register. Your request does not guarantee a morning placement. We look at boy/girl ratio, special programming such as ELL, and heterogeneous ability levels in all rooms as well as other factors. It is a very complicated process as we can’t have an entire classroom of girls and then an afternoon class of all boys or 25 students in the morning and only seven in the afternoon. Thank you for your understanding of the process and procedures.
Kindergarten and “New to First Grade” Enrollment Dates – Enrollment for 2016-17 incoming kindergarteners and first grade students new to Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 will take place on Tuesday, February 9 from 9:00 to 11:00 and on Wednesday, February 10, from 12:30 to 3:00. On Thursday, February 11, from 4:00 to 7:00, enrollment will be offered at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York (serving all District 205 elementary schools).
Enrollment for 2016-17 incoming kindergarteners and first grade students new to Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 will take place on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM and on Wednesday, February 10, from 12:30 to 3:00 PM at the school of attendance serving their home address. On Thursday, February 11, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, enrollment will only be offered at Conrad Fischer School (for Fischer students) and at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York (serving all District 205 elementary schools).
Students must be five years old on or before September 1, 2016, to be enrolled in kindergarten. (The student’s original birth certificate must be submitted as proof.) During the February enrollment, parents/guardians must present three proofs of residency. Additionally, a photo I.D. of the person enrolling the student must be produced for identification purposes.
For a complete list of enrollment procedures, acceptable proofs of residency and additional forms, please see the New Student Enrollment page linked from the District 205 homepage. Parents may contact the District 205 Center at 630-617-4783 to obtain the name and location of the elementary school that serves their home address.
Open the file attached below to read Volume 5, Issue 1 of the Field Times for the 2015-2016 school year.
This year, with unprecedented community support, students in District 205 are benefiting from $108,000 in funding from the District 205 Foundation. (Click here for more information). A portion of those dollars represent Thiems Grants that were awarded to teachers and students from our longest running program named in memory of Dr. Russell Thiems, Superintendent of District 205 from 1983 to 1992.
This year's Thiems Grant application deadline is February 10, 2016. Teachers, students, administrators, parents or community members in District 205 are eligible to apply. The programs, projects, activities or materials applied for must be designed to enhance the educational experience of students, be clearly in support of and/or help deliver relevant curriculum and ideally represent a creative or innovative approach to education.
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.
Field's First Spelling Bee
Field's New Buddy Bench
Field School would like to thank Jack, Samuel and Keil Rosen for introducing the concept of a “Buddy Bench” to our school. The idea for the bench is that if you need a friend you sit on the bench ...more
Fun Times at Field!!
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The mission of the Field School community is to empower every student to achieve academic excellence and to become a responsible, caring citizen.