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24-Hour Attendance Line
630-993-6691

Hours

Regular School Hours:

1st-5th grade:
8:15 AM to 3:00 PM
Lunch Period 1 - 
11:05 AM - 12:05 PM

Lunch Period 2 - 
11:35 AM - 12:35 PM

Lunch Period 3 - 
12:05 PM - 1:05 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

Grades 1 - 5
9:45 AM to 3:00 PM

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Office Contacts

Thomas, Heidi
Principal
O'Brien, Dianne
Lead Secretary
Kirchhoff, Leslie
Assistant Secretary
Patel, Dipika
Registered Nurse dpatel@elmhurst205.org

Staff

PTA Family Math Night Was a Huge Success

School News

12/12/17

Dear Falcon Families:

I hope you enjoyed the first snowfall. While there was not much snow, it was pretty and it’s now starting to feel like December.

Upcoming Events:

  • Thursday, December 14 - First Grade Music Program at 6:15 PM (Arrive at 6:00 PM) & Second Grade Music Program at 7:00 PM (Arrive at 6:45 PM)
  • Friday, December 15 - PBIS Feather Store
  • Wednesday, December 20 - December Birthday Lunches with the Principal
  • Friday, December 22 - Holiday Parties & Holiday Sing
  • Friday, December 22 - Last Day of School Before Winter Break
  • Monday, January 8 - Classes Resume
  • Monday, January 15 - No School
  • Tuesday, January 16 - PTA Meeting at 1:45 PM
  • Wednesday, January 17 - Student Late Arrival Day
  • Wednesday, January 17 - Parent Math Night - 7:15 PM

Student Late Arrival on December 6 – As a parent, I know how difficult it can be to stay organized when there is a change in the daily schedule. Your support of the student late arrival schedule allows us valuable time to learn together. This past Wednesday, specials teachers gathered across the district to spend time learning with those in similar job roles. At Field, our classroom teachers and special education staff discussed planning for rigor in questioning.

As we look at rigor in questioning, we strive to provide students opportunities to fully explain and justify their thinking when responding to questions that show a range of levels of thinking, including questions that require synthesis and evaluation of information. We are working to scaffold lessons to support students in generating questions about content that show rigorous independent thinking. This is complex work for educators and the time we have to learn and grow together is vital.

Music Programs – I’m looking forward to seeing the first and second graders at their Music Programs. Due to limited space in the auditorium we are breaking the night into two parts. First graders should arrive at 6:00 PM and go straight to their classrooms and wait with their classroom teachers. The First Grade Program will start promptly at 6:15 PM. The second graders should arrive at 6:45 PM and go to their classrooms. The teachers will bring the second graders to the auditorium at 7:00 PM. To avoid congestion, please pick up your child in their classroom after the programs.

Holiday Sing One of the Field traditions I am looking forward to is our Annual Holiday Sing. The students and staff will come together to sing holiday and winter songs. While we would love to invite parents, unfortunately we do not have the space. This event is only for students and staff. Parents volunteering for class parties will have access to the classrooms during this time for set up.

UCCA Holiday Food Drive Success – District 205 had another successful food drive this year and the Field students and parents were extremely generous again as well. Mrs. Prafke kept her winning streak (even while out on leave) for bringing in the most items for the fourth year in a row. Mrs. Prafke’s class earned a special game session with Ms. Murphy and me. This will be held in January.

December Birthday Lunches with the Principal – Wednesday, December 20 will be the birthday lunches for students celebrating a December birthday.

District Recess Policy – Per District 205 policy students go outside for recess unless it is below zero degrees (taking into consideration the wind chill factor). Please make sure your children are prepared for the weather.

Family Math Night – Field held the first Family Math Night on November 30 and it was so much fun! It was wonderful to see so many families attend. I want to send a sincere THANK YOU to Mrs. Erin Hewitt and Mrs. Teri Hardin for organizing the event and a special thank you to the volunteers who helped the event run smoothly.

Math Parent Night – Building off the success of Family Math Night, I am excited to invite Field parents to experience open and creative math with Mr. Dave Beedy, Director of STEM Education. Mr. Beedy will be sharing the direction of math in our district and how our focus on problem solving and critical thinking will prepare students for college, career and life.

Please Take the 2017 Illinois 5Essentials Survey – The fourth annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey opened on December 5. Students, teachers and parents across Illinois have the opportunity to participate. This survey will allow you and your child(ren), in grades 4 through 12, to share thoughts on important elements of school effectiveness at their school. It asks students about their experiences in school and parents about their experiences with their child’s school, giving school leaders critical input to help develop school improvement plans.

Elmhurst D205 is participating in the grades 4-5 pilot. For schools that reach 20% participation for parents and 50% for staff and students, reports will be sent to their districts in March of 2018. Data will also be included in the Illinois School Report Card.

The parent survey takes about 10 minutes; the student survey about 25 minutes. A link is provided on the Elmhurst D205 website. The Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be conducted December 5 through January 18, 2018. We hope you will participate.

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or to view previous years’ reports, please visit. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or 5essentials@uchicago.edu.

As always if you need to reach me the best way is by email at hthomas@elmhurst205.org or by phone at 630-834-5313. Stay warm!

Mrs. Heidi Thomas
Field School Principal

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11/27/17

Beginning on Tuesday, December 5, students, teachers and parents across Illinois will have the opportunity to participate in the fourth annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey will allow you and your child (in grades 4 through 12) to share thoughts on important elements of school effectiveness at your child’s school. It asks students about their experiences in school and parents about their experiences with their child’s school, giving school leaders critical input to help develop school improvement plans.

On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

 

  • Effective Leaders
  • Collaborative Teachers
  • Involved Families
  • Supportive Environments
  • Ambitious Instruction

Prior research in more than 400 schools has shown that schools that were strong on at least three of these “5Essential” indicators were 10 times more likely to improve student learning gains in math and reading than those that were weak on three or more Essentials.

In March of 2018, reports will be sent to schools and districts that achieve the 50% participation threshold. Data will also be included in the Illinois State School Report Card next fall.


Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. Student participants will be required to log in using their student ID and birth date in order to complete the survey. Students’ identities will be completely confidential. Teachers or administrators will never see individual responses to survey questions and will only receive aggregated information, such as the total percentage of students who agree homework assignments help them learn the course material.

The parent survey takes about 10 minutes; the student survey takes about 25 minutes. To take the parent survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey to begin. The Illinois 5Essentials Survey was scheduled to be conducted in November. The survey will be open through January 31, 2018. We hope you will participate.

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or to view previous years’ reports, please visit https://illinois.5-essentials.org. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or 5essentials@uchicago.edu.

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Board Meeting Dates

10/18/17

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!

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MISSION

The mission of the Field School community is to empower every student to achieve academic excellence and to become a responsible, caring citizen.