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Attendance

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

Parent Links

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

2/23/18

Dear Falcon Families:

It is hard to believe it is already the end of the second trimester and it will be March next week. This year is going by very quickly! I have enjoyed spending time in many classes this week. After sitting in on a lesson for nearly 20 minutes, one of the students turned around and remarked, “I didn’t even know you were here, you are stealthy”. It made my day for two reasons; his choice of vocabulary and he was so engaged he didn’t even hear my shoes click into the classroom.

We have a busy week ahead. Mr. Fijor (PE Teacher) planned an exciting Jump Rope for Heart event for Thursday, March 1. He has spent time encouraging our students to make heart healthy choices. Please support your child with completing the bingo activity sheet and return it to school.

School Safety – In light of recent events, many of you have reached out to share questions and suggestions. Safety is always on my mind and I have appreciated the insights of parents and the community. I have three children in school so I view school safety through the lens of not only a building administrator but a parent as well. I am writing to reassure you that we have a School Safety Plan in place which we review and practice. Also, as a building, we will be reviewing our protocols with the support of our Elmhurst Police School Resource Officer.

Drop-off & Pick-up Reminders – Your support is needed with following safe drop-off and pick-up procedures. We realize there are factors such as construction traffic and weather that have caused delays, however please be patient and follow these guidelines:

  • When dropping off or picking up students, please circle the block until there is a place to pull up next to the curb.
  • Students should not exit the car on the street side.
  • DO NOT ENTER THE PARKING LOT.
  • Do not park in front of the parking lot driveway to wait for your child.
  • If you prefer to park, please do so on Emroy south of the parking lot driveway or on the south side of Melrose.
  • Load children as quickly as possible and pull out to allow the next family to pick up their child.
  • Please be sure to inform anyone who may be dropping off or picking up your child of these guidelines.
  • At all times, please be patient and courteous.

REACH Identification/Appeal Process – Families of students currently in second through fifth grades newly identified for REACH (District 205 gifted program) will receive an email notification on Thursday, March 1. Services will begin in the 2018-19 school year. REACH identification information can be found online at www.elmhurst205.org/REACH_ID.

Parents, teachers and administrators may appeal REACH placement for students currently in grades 3-7. The Application for Appeal is open between February 1 and March 15, and for which additional testing is required. The application and additional information can be found online at www.elmhurst205.org/Appeal.

REACH PTA Informational Parent Meetings:

  • Overview of the REACH Program on March 6 at 7:00 PM in the Sandburg auditorium (doors 3 and 7 will be open).
  • Parenting to Promote a Growth Mindset on March 8 from 6:30-8:30 PM in the Sandburg auditorium (doors 3 and 7 will be open).
  • The Twenty-first Century Teenage Brain on April 12 from 6:30-8:30 PM in the Sandburg auditorium (doors 3 and 7 will be open).

Class Size Targets – I wanted to ensure you are aware that the D205 class size targets increase in third grade from 25 to 27. These are targets (not caps). While the current average third grade class size in D205 is 22.7, it is possible that some class sizes across the district may increase slightly from current second grade levels. We wanted you to be informed of this possibility.

This represents no change from past practice and our teachers are prepared to ensure your children will thrive and grow throughout their third grade experience.

Elmhurst Student Chess Tournament – The 22nd annual Elmhurst Student Chess Tournament will be held on Wednesday, March 7 at 6:00 PM in the York High School Commons, 355 W. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst. Students will compete in the following six categories: 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6-8th grade and high school.

All students who attend school in Elmhurst – public or private – are welcome to participate with the completion and submission of a signed permission slip and tournament fee of $3.00.

The registration deadline is Thursday, March 1. Interested families may contact their child’s school chess club leader for the permission slip and rules. Questions may be directed to Chris Khayat at 630-290-1504 (cell) or khayats@yahoo.com.

Upcoming Events:

  • Friday, February 23 - End of Second Trimester
  • Wednesday, February 28 - Student Late Arrival Day
  • Thursday, March 1 - Science Olympiad from 6:30-8:00 PM
  • Thursday, March 1 - Jump Rope for Heart
  • Friday, March 2 - Institute Day - No School for Students
  • Friday, March 2 - PTA Ice Skating at the Edge from 1:00-3:00 PM
  • Wednesday, March 7 - Chess Tournament at York High School
  • Friday, March 9 - PBIS School Store
  • Tuesday, March 13 - District Choir Festival at York High School from 7:00-9:00 PM
  • Wednesday, March 14 - Student Late Arrival Day
  • Tuesday, March 20 - PTA Meeting at 1:45 PM

Have a wonderful weekend.

Mrs. Heidi Thomas
Field School Principal

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2/16/18

Dear Falcon Families:

This has been a very special week full of kindness activities. Students added leaves to our Unity Tree with messages of how they could prevent bullying. On Tuesday, students handed out special Blue Feathers to other students they “caught” showing kindness. Wednesday welcomed Staley Da Bear for a fun bullying prevention assembly. On Thursday our students worked with their class to create a “Lend a Hand to Stop Bullying” poster and on Friday our students met with a buddy classroom to do an activity with The Energy Bus for Kids book. A big thank you to Ms. Salaman (Social Worker) and the planning committee for coordinating the week and to our parent volunteers for providing their assistance, making the activities run so smoothly.

Be sure to review the list of upcoming events below.

Upcoming Events:

  • Monday, February 19 - No School - Presidents’ Day
  • Tuesday, February 20 - PTA Meeting at 7:00 PM
  • Friday, February 23 - End of Second Trimester
  • Wednesday, February 28 - Student Late Arrival Day
  • Thursday, March 1 - Science Olympiad from 6:30-8:00 PM
  • Friday, March 2 - Institute Day - No School for Students
  • Friday, March 2 - PTA Ice Skating at the Edge from 1:00-3:00 PM
  • Friday, March 9 - PBIS School Store

REACH Identification/Appeal Process – Families of students currently in second through fifth grades newly identified for REACH (District 205 gifted program) will receive an email notification on Thursday, March 1. Services will begin in the 2018-19 school year. REACH identification information can be found online at www.elmhurst205.org/REACH_ID.

Parents, teachers and administrators may appeal REACH placement for students currently in grades 3-7. The Application for Appeal is open between February 1 and March 15, and for which additional testing is required. The application and additional information can be found online at www.elmhurst205.org/Appeal.

Institute Day - Friday, March 2 – While students will not be in attendance, all certified staff will be learning and growing on Institute Day. Staff will have the opportunity to select different professional learning sessions in the morning and we will be working with the Hawthorne staff in the afternoon to continue our work with Standards Based Reporting.

PTA Ice Skating Event – The Institute Day will provide time for families to gather together for some fun! The PTA Social Committee has put together a Free Skate for Families on March 2, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. There will be free ice time and skate rental at The Edge in Bensenville. Raffle prizes are available throughout the session. A flyer was sent home in your child’s backpack this week.

PBIS Store – On March 9 our students will be able to spend their hard-earned feathers on items at the school store. As always we will need volunteers. If you are available, please look for the sign-up link coming soon from the Field PTA.

Kindergarten Registration – Kindergarten registration took place last week and we currently have 40 students registered. If you missed the registration event please come to the school office to register your child. The office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 to 4:00.

Jump Rope For Heart – Field will have a one-day event on Thursday, March 1, 2018 celebrating the culmination of making heart health happen in our own lives. Kindergarten and first grade students will be doing jump rope challenges in class and will learn about heart health during their PE classes. Students in second through fifth grades will participate in a one-hour event.

Your help is needed in spreading heart healthy habits to the students of Field. There will be 12 stations that students will rotate between during the event. Parents will be in charge of running these stations for the students. There will be activity and informational stations, as well as one break station.

 

Volunteers are needed for the entire day but we understand if you are only able to volunteer for a portion.

  • If you are a health professional (nurse, doctor, cardiologist, nutritionist, personal trainer, etc.) your expertise is needed to lead a station informing students about heart healthy habits.
  • Nurses and doctors will be taking blood pressure and heart rates before/during physical activity.
  • A nutritionist station will display heart healthy choices and how to read food labels.
  • A cardiology station will show how the heart works or highlight how to recognize the signs of heart disease.
  • A personal trainer could showcase exercises to do at home or in a tight timeframe or space.

Please access this link to volunteer for this special event. The schedule for the day is as follows:

  • All fifth grade in the gym from 8:25-9:15 AM
  • All fourth grade in the gym from 9:25-10:15 AM
  • All kindergarten in the gym from 10:25-10:55
  • Lunch break from 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
  • All third grade in the gym from 12:35-1:25 PM
  • All second grade in the gym from 1:40-2:30 PM

If you have questions or concerns don’t hesitate to contact me at hthomas@elmhurst205.org or at 630-834-5313.

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the extra day off!

Mrs. Heidi Thomas
Field School Principal

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2/14/18

The District 205 Board of Education has approved a Dual Language program at Conrad Fischer Elementary School for the 2018-19 school year. This program will be applicable to incoming 2018-19 kindergarten students. The deadline for registering is March 1. Parents who are interested in enrolling their incoming kindergartner for the Dual Language magnet program should click on the link below to complete the application form:

Dual Language Program Application 2018-2019


Click here for details regarding the D205 Dual Language program.

La mesa directiva del distrito Elmhurst 205 ha aprobado el programa de lenguaje dual en la escuela Conrad Fischer por el año 2018-2019. El programa es para los niños que comienza de Kinder. Haz clic por detalles sobre el programa de lenguaje dual.


Si está interesado en el programa de lenguaje dual para su hijo(a), haz clic debajo para completar la forma apropiada:

Solicitud para el programa de lenguaje dual 2018-19

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2/13/18

It is hard to believe that the process for communicating about registration for the next school year has begun. I want to provide some information on the process for creating class lists at Field. 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 following outlines the process we follow for creating balanced classrooms:

  • Classroom teachers consider the social and academic needs of each student.
  • Specialists (social worker, speech teacher, special education teachers, psychologist, ELL teachers, etc.), the Specials Team (Art, Music, P.E. 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 their learning styles and needs. While we welcome your input, specific teacher requests will not be honored. This year, parent input will be submitted via the 2018-19 Parent Input Form. This survey will be open until mid April. 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.

Mrs. Heidi Thomas
Field School Principal

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2/9/18

Attention Fifth Graders & Their Parents:

It’s time to get your act together! On Thursday, May 17, you will have the opportunity to show Field School your talents! Can you sing, dance, play an instrument, tell jokes, spin a basketball, jump rope or recite a poem? It’s time to start talking to your friends and classmates and planning for the 2018 FGP!

The annual 5GP is an opportunity for all fifth graders to contribute to this grade level's grand finale before moving on to middle school. There will be two performances on May 17 (one during the school day and one at 7:00 PM for families of fifth graders). All fifth graders are expected to participate in both performances as part of an act or the stage crew.

Important Information:

  • Each student must submit a 5GP Participation Form to their teacher by Friday, March 16 (attached below).
  • Students may participate as part of a group or as an individual performer.
  • Students may only sign up to be in one act.
  • Acts should be 2-3 minutes in length.
  • Each individual or group act must have a Parent Supervisor who will help with organizing, staging, rehearsals, costumes, props, music, etc. The Parent Supervisors' responsibilities are to manage out-of-school practices, coordinate with the 5GP Committee on the act requirements, ensure the act is ready for the status checkpoints in April, and assist at the dress rehearsal.
  • All rehearsals must be held on your own time outside of school.
  • Act participants must supply costumes, props, music and anything else needed.
  • Parent Supervisors will be notified by Friday, March 23 about act approval.
  • Once your act is approved, you will be asked to provide lyric transcripts, skit scripts and background music (on a CD or flash drive).
  • Each act must attend one (of two) mandatory act check-ins. The check-ins will be held in school from 12:35-1:05 PM on April 26 and April 27. We will notify each act (via Parent Supervisor email) with their assigned date in early April.
  • A mandatory dress rehearsal will be held on May 16 at school from 3:00-5:00 PM.
  • There will be two performances on May 17 (one during the school day and one at 7:00 PM for families of fifth graders).
  • A post-performance video screening party will be held for fifth graders during lunch on May 18.

The 5GP Committee needs several volunteers to make this a successful event! There are several opportunities for parents to assist with the performance. Please click this link for availability.

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2/8/18

Jump Rope for Heart is upon us and reminding each Field Falcon and family member to make heart health happen. Scare away heart disease with the scare squad! Home is the first place we learn about health and taking care of ourselves. Make health and fitness a priority in your family's lives and encourage others to do the same!

Join our team by going to the jump rope for heart website. 

Earn badges by making heart healthy changes in your life or emailing family or friends if they to donate to the American Heart association if they cannot donate time.

There is always find a a way to fit health into our day. There is no monetary goal for raising money is not the main mission of Fields Jump Rope for Heart. Encourage friends and family to make hear healthy choices.

To earn the badges:

Jax- complete 10 bingo squares and bring in a handful of change (coins) to make change in your lives!

Charger- get one online donation

Finster- $20 donations and 10 emails sent

Rocky- $35 donations

Disco- $40 donations

Petunia- $60 donations

Blaster- $100 donations

These are badges that students earn by making heart healthy changes by raising awareness or money for our good cause. Donations are due Thursday, March 1.

Our Jump Rope for Heart event is Thursday, March 1 and we will need parent volunteers to help run the stations during our event. You can sign up by filling out this google form.

February is Jump Rope for heart and Heart Health month but heart health needs to be practiced daily and for life. Make life be your reason for heart healthy habits and continue to practice these habits at home to scare away heart disease!

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2/8/18

Please know that Elmhurst District 205 will only contact parents and staff when schools are closed or there is a late start called. In general (excluding other emergency situations), if there is NO announcement by 5:45 AM via the following methods, schools are open: phone, email and SMS text message (if you’ve signed up for this feature) in both English and Spanish; the District 205 website (when in doubt, check it out); the District 205 Facebook page - www.facebook.com/ElmhurstD205; the D205 Twitter account - www.twitter.com/ElmhurstD205. If your phone number has recently changed, please contact your child(ren)’s school so that they can update that information in PowerSchool.

Additionally, you may visit the Emergency Closing Center website - www.emergencyclosings.com (District 205 schools are listed alphabetically as DIST #205 (ELMHURST PUBLIC SCHOOLS).

We suggest downloading the Know Before You Go flyer and keeping it handy in paper form, especially during the winter months. If power is out, you may not be able to access the Emergency Closings page of the District 205 website.

In general, District 205 will not close school on a forecast, i.e., the inclement weather must be real and present. In cases where the area is hit hard by snow, it might be possible to make a call in advance (usually in the evening of the day before). Most of the time, that decision must be made early in the morning, based on conditions that have presented themselves overnight.

Temperature is only one factor. Wind chill is also taken into account. Generally, when “real feel” temperatures are -30 degrees or colder, school will be cancelled for the sake of students who ride the bus or walk to school, as frost bite can occur quickly under such extreme conditions.


When District 205 determines that weather conditions or an emergency situation warrant an Emergency Late Start Schedule, families will be notified in the same manner they would be notified in the event of a school closing. Each family will receive a phone, email or text notice (if you've opted in) from our rapid notification system. More information about the Emergency Late Start Schedule is available online.

On Emergency Late Start days, parents and staff are encouraged to monitor the District’s website for updates on the status of after-school activities. Information about York athletics would be posted on the York School webpage in the afternoon.

If an Emergency Late Start schedule is activated:

  • Classes will begin using the standard Student Late Arrival schedule
  • Buses will operate using the standard Student Late Arrival pick-up and drop-off times.
  • Parent should use the standard Student Late Arrival schedule for drop-off - 20 minutes prior to the start times below.

Emergency Late Start schedules are as follows (same as standard Student Late Arrival schedule):


Kindergarten and Early Childhood

AM Kindergarten and AM Early Childhood Classes - 9:45 AM to 11:55 AM

PM Kindergarten and PM Early Childhood Classes - 12:55 PM to 3:00 PM
All Day Early Childhood Classes - 9:45 AM to 3:00 PM


Elementary Schools

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


Middle Schools

Grades 6 to 8 - 10:00 AM to 3:25 PM


High School

Grades 9 to 12 - 9:25 AM to 3:06 PM After school activities and athletics could remain as scheduled, weather permitting. 


Out-of-District Programs

If out-of-district programs are in session, transportation will proceed as normal.\


Before/After School RecStation

The AM RecStation program will not be offered on late start days. The PM (after-school) RecStation hours will remain as scheduled on late start days.


Before School Programs

All before-school programs, including but not limited to, orchestra, band, choir, clubs, athletic practices or student activities will be cancelled on late start days.


Field Trips

Any field trip scheduled on the day of a late start will be cancelled as would be the procedure on days when school is cancelled for emergency reasons.


Technology Center of DuPage (TCD)

Due to the modified schedule, only PM TCD students will attend TCD.


Este es un recordatorio que la información de Inicio Tardío relacionada con emergencias (que sigue el horario habitual de llegadas tardías de los estudiantes) está disponible en el sitio web del Distrito 205 en Recursos -> Enlaces Rápidos -> Cierres de emergencia. También se publicará información más detallada en el sitio web del distrito y el sitio web de las escuelas afectadas. Aquí puede encontrar documentos en español acerca de los cierres de emergencia.

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2/6/18

The 22nd annual Elmhurst Student Chess Tournament will be held on Wednesday, March 7th, beginning at 6:00 PM in the York High School Commons, 355 W. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst. Students will compete in the following six categories: 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6-8th grade and high school. Last year, over 250 students participated in the tournament.

All students who attend school in Elmhurst – public or private – are welcome to participate with the completion and submission of a signed permission slip and tournament fee of $3.00. All participants will receive a certificate; the top four in each category receive ribbons; and the tournament champions receive a trophy.

The annual Student Chess Tournament is organized by parent volunteers, many of whom coach chess clubs at their children’s schools. Contestants will compete within the rules, playing five timed matches each. Volunteer judging is performed by independent chess experts who are brought in for this event. Snacks and drinks will be donated and provided. Pizza will be sold during the tournament.

The registration deadline is Thursday, March 1st. Interested families may contact their child’s school chess club leader for the permission slip and rules. Questions may be directed to Chris Khayat at 630-290-1504 (cell) or khayats@yahoo.com

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12/21/17

Open the file below to read Volume 7, Issue 1 of the Field Times for the 2017-2018 school year. 

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Field Running Club Drumstick Dash

Enrollment: 419

District Events Calendar

District 205 News

2/20/18
2/14/18
2/13/18
2/12/18
2/10/18
2/8/18
2/6/18
12/18/17

Board Meeting Dates

12/18/17

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!

Science Olympiad

MISSION

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