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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 
9:15 AM to 11:40 AM
PM Kindergarten
12:40 PM to 3:00 PM
Grades 1 - 5
9:15 AM to 3:00 PM

Parent Links

Office Contacts

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


Mark Your Calendar

April 28

BRAG Night – 7:00 to 8:00

May 4

Student Late Arrival – 9:15

PM Kindergarten – 12:40

May 5

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast &

PTA Meeting in the MPR – 8:15

May 5

Field Singers Choir Performance – 6:45

May 19

Fifth Grade Performance – 7:00

May 24

Field Day

May 25

Laser Assembly & Elmhurst Library Presentations

May 26

Field Day Rain Date

May 26

Last Day of School – AM & PM Kindergarten

May 27

Last Day of School – 11:15 Dismissal – Grades 1-5

Arbor Day at Field School

The Cat in the Hat Visits Field School

School News


The last day of school was approved at the April 26 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 times. Also, you will find attached a day by day, end of the school year calendar. 

May 23

  • Freshman, Sophomore, Junior last day of school at the conclusion of exams.

May 26

  • Last day of attendance for early childhood and AM/PM kindergarten students.
  • Last day of attendance for 8th grade

May 27

  • Last day of school for grades 1-5.  Early dismissal at 11:15 a.m.
  • Last day of school for grades 6 and 7.  Early dismissal at 11:35 a.m.

Dear Field Families:

It was a fun and educational night at Field on Friday as we celebrated Earth Day. Thank you for organizing these activities Mrs. Kennedy. It is always great to see so many of you supporting our events.

There is only one more week of PARCC testing. Third graders started testing today. So far this year’s testing went smoother than last year.

Field has so many events coming up before the end of the year. Actually I don’t know how we are going to get them all in with what we have planned such as picnics, assemblies, DARE graduation and the fifth grade performance. We certainly know how to have fun!

Upcoming Events:

  • Thursday, April 28 - BRAG Night from 7:00 to 8:00
  • Wednesday, May 4 - Student Late Arrival at 9:15; PM kindergarten at 12:40
  • Thursday, May 5 - Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast & PTA Meeting at 8:15 in the MPR
  • Thursday, May 5 - Field Singers Choir Performance at 6:45
  • Thursday, May 19 - Fifth Grade Performance at 7:00
  • Tuesday, May 24 - Field Day
  • Wednesday, May 25 - Laser Assembly & Elmhurst Library Presentations
  • Thursday, May 26 - Field Day Rain Date
  • Friday, May 27 - Last Day of School

BRAG Night – We are excited to have parents and family members come to school Thursday night to see student work. Mrs. Kling’s AM and PM students should adhere to the following if possible. If you have a kindergarten student in her room, if you have other children at Field please visit their classroom first and then come to kindergarten second due to the limited space. This will prevent both AM and PM families arriving at the same time.

Good News – This week Ava Zayudis (nominated by Mrs. Washburn) and Sejal Reshamwala (nominated by Mrs. Grochowski) were sent to my office for good news. I am so proud of them.

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast – We are so blessed to have parents willing to volunteer for field trips, library helpers, classroom room parents, mystery readers, the PBIS store, Field Day, etc.; you name it we know we can count on you to help. We would like to honor you for your time with a special breakfast on Thursday, May 5 at 8:15. Please join us so we can show our appreciation and thank you for all that you do for our school.

Speech Newsletter – Please review from Mrs. Schneider.

April Birthday Lunch Celebrations with the Principal – April student birthdays will be celebrated this week on Thursday, April 28 (fourth grade) and Friday, April 29 (first, second, third and fifth grade).

Parent Information Night for Current Fifth Graders – The Parent Information Night for current fifth graders going to Sandburg Middle School is scheduled for Thursday, May 12 from 6:30 to 7:30 in the Sandburg auditorium.

Sandburg Spirit Wear (Parents of Incoming Sixth Graders)Every Friday is Sandburg Spirit Wear Friday! Show your Sandburg pride by wearing some sporty athletic clothes and accessories. Items will be on sale through the Sandburg PTA website. Please click this link for the Sandburg PTA web store. The sale will run through April 29 and items will be delivered to your child in their classroom mid-May. Contact Jeanne Borchardt if you have any questions at 773-580-9293 or

As always, if you have suggestions, concerns or questions don’t hesitate to contact me at 630-834-5313 or email me at Like the signs posted around Elmhurst display - Bring on spring!

Mrs. Poole

Field School Principal


The testing window for the spring 2016 administration of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment in District 205 will begin on Monday, April 4 and continue through Friday, May 6. These state-required achievement tests are being given to all eligible students. Students in grades 3 – 8 will be tested in reading and mathematics. At the high school level, the assessment is course based. York students enrolled in English 9 or English 9H will take the English assessment. Students enrolled in Algebra AB will take the math assessment. Your child’s school will share more specific information about when students are testing within this window.

Last year, the PARCC assessment was given during two separate testing windows. This year it has been consolidated into a single testing window and the total assessment time has been reduced by approximately 90 minutes. The assessment is still aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards and maintains its focus on critical thinking, concept mastery, and writing skills.

The Illinois State Board of Education expects to receive PARCC assessment scores more quickly than last year. We anticipate that we will be able to share score reports in the fall. The complete results of these state tests will be also reported on the School Report Card in the fall. We will review state tests results along with other information to help us improve our school program.

If you have any questions about the administration of the PARCC assessment, please contact your child’s principal.


The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Summer Instrumental Music Program offers an exciting opportunity for all current 4th -8th grade band and orchestra students to continue with instrumental music instruction in June and July. Regular practice during the summer months is critically important for band and orchestra students in order to reinforce the concepts and skills that they have learned and practiced during the school year. Moreover, learning and playing music is an activity that should be enjoyed year round!


  • The Summer Instrumental Music Program will run from June 6 through July 8. (No class on Monday, July 4)
  • NEW this year, incoming 9th grade band and orchestra students may also register and participate in the sessions at York High School.
  • The registration fee is $92.00. The registration fee includes a Summer Instrumental Program T shirt.
  • Sessions for current elementary students (incoming 5th and 6th graders) will be held Monday through Thursday mornings at Sandburg Middle School. Each session is one hour. The final performances for the elementary sessions will be on FRIDAY morning, July 8.
  • Sessions for current middle school students (incoming 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students) will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at York High School. The sessions at York also include an opportunity for students to participate in Jazz Band. See the attached program description for more details.


The District 205 Summer Instrumental Program is designed to accommodate students who go on vacation and/or participate in other summer activities. Students who can only attend part of the summer program are still strongly encouraged to register and attend whenever they can! Students who practice their instruments during the summer are much more likely to experience continued success in band and orchestra. We strongly encourage your son or daughter to participate as much as he/she is able!


Please see the attached summer instrumental music program description for more detailed course information, rehearsal times, and registration options. If you have questions, please contact me or your child’s band or orchestra director.


Registration for the Dist. 205 Summer Instrumental Music Program opened on March 7, 2016. You may register for the summer instrumental music program by using the Webstore (District) link on the District 205 website: The deadline for registration is Friday, May 6, 2016.


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.


Staff & Student Volleyball Game

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

Enrollment: 412

District Events Calendar

District 205 News


Board Meeting Dates


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!

Science Olympiad


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