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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

Poole, Tammy
O'Brien, Dianne
Lead Secretary
Kirchhoff, Leslie
Assistant Secretary
Patel, Dipika
Registered Nurse


Field Family Arts Festival

School News


Elmhurst District 205 is thrilled to welcome Dr. Bill Daggett of the International Center for Leadership in Education to the community on Monday, August 14. In the afternoon, Dr. Daggett will be the keynote speaker at our opening faculty meeting. That evening, we cordially invite all local parents, community members, school board members, business and community leaders, legislators, and area educators to share with us a unique and exciting opportunity to experience his important message first hand. The festivities begin at 7:00 p.m. in the York High School Commons.

Dr. Daggett will discuss the concepts of rigor, relevance and relationships and share some important concepts about his organization's Rigor and Relevance Framework. Most importantly, attendees will be challenged to think about the role of public education as it relates to this country's future and the world economy.  I predict that if you are able to join us, you will never think about "school" the same way again.

Clear your calendars now!  I hope to see you then!

Dr. David Moyer

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Dr. Bill Daggett is the Founder and Chairman of the International Center for Leadership in Education. He has collaborated with education ministries in several countries, the Council of Chief State School Officers, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the National Governors Association. Dr. Daggett’s System for Effective Instruction and Rigor and Relevance Framework have helped thousands of school districts throughout the country improve learning for students.


Dear Field Families:

The end of another school year is fast approaching. There are several special events scheduled (some even overlapping). Without any snow days this year there are not as many days to pack in these end-of-year events like Field Day, Laser Show assemblies and the PBIS Store, but we will make it work. The Laser Show assemblies are taking place for the third year in a row and are the favorite assembly of many students!

Special thanks to the parent volunteers for another amazing Fifth Grade Performance. Mrs. Maiers and Mrs. Hesch deserve a great big round of applause for pulling it together, allowing our students to experience this wonderful Field tradition. Also, I want to thank these parents for asking me to participate in the closing act dance routine as part of my farewell. It was so much fun participating and learning this routine with an amazing group of fifth graders.  

Upcoming Events:

  • Thursday, May 25 - Field Day (Rescheduled from May 23)
  • Friday, May 26 - Laser Show Assemblies
  • Monday, May 29 - No School - Memorial Day
  • Tuesday, May 30 - Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course
  • Wednesday, May 31 - Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course
  • Wednesday, May 31 - Last Day of School for Kindergarten (Report Cards Sent Home)
  • Wednesday, May 31 - PBIS Store
  • Thursday, June 1 - Last Day of School for Grades 1 through 5 - Half Day Dismissal at 11:15 (Report Cards Sent Home)
  • Thursday, June 1 - Expect a "From the Principal’s Desk" Newsletter

Incoming Kindergarten Assignments – All elementary school principals will be sending home letters on Thursday, June 8 announcing morning or afternoon kindergarten placements. At this point I am unable to honor all the morning requests due to very few requests for the afternoon section. The individual kindergarten teacher assignments will be announced in August when students district-wide are notified of their classroom teachers.

American Ninja Warrior Course The entire school is very excited about the students meeting their third trimester PBIS goal, earning the Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course. A permission slip must be returned by Thursday, May 25 for your child to participate.

Foundation Grants to Benefit D205 Libraries – The librarians at Fischer, Emerson, Edison, Field, Jackson, Jefferson and Lincoln wrote a combined grant for MakerSpace Momentum: Cultivating 21st Century Real World Learning in our Students. A MakerSpace provides students with resources to collaborate with small groups in hands-on learning activities. They are becoming the norm in many school districts therefore this is extremely exciting for our students at the elementary level to have this exposure. Each school was granted $1,500. The District 205 Foundation for Educational Excellence states, “We feel your project will help to deliver curriculum and enhance the educational experience of students in the Elmhurst Public Schools.” Special thanks to our generous Foundation and to our librarians for writing this team grant.

As always if you have questions or concerns don’t hesitate to contact me at or at 630-834-5313. Enjoy the long holiday weekend with friends and family, and have a safe journey for those of you traveling.

Mrs. Poole
Field School Principal


Open the file attached below to read Volume 6, Issue 2 of the Field Times for the 2016-2017 school year. 


The last day of school was approved at the April 25 Board of Education meeting. Due to a mild winter, and no other weather-related incidents, the five emergency days which are built into the school calendar, have not been used. Below are the student dismissal dates and times. The 2016-17 End-of-Year Calendar contains helpful information about final exams and 8th grade promotion times.

May 25 - Last day of attendance for York High School freshmen, sophomores and juniors at the conclusion of exams.

May 31 - Last day of attendance for Early Childhood and AM/PM kindergarten students. Last day of attendance for 8th grade students.

June 1 - Last day of school for grades 1-5; early dismissal at 11:15 AM. Last day of school for grades 6 and 7; early dismissal at 11:35 AM.


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.


UCCA Gift Drive/Holiday Wrapping

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District Events Calendar

District 205 News


Board Meeting Dates

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


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