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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

Parent Links

Office Contacts

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


August Birthday Lunch Celebration

School News


Dear Field Families:

Happy fall everyone! Fall is such an exciting time of year with the beautiful change in the season and the fun fall activities. I hope you and your family enjoy the season. We are in full swing now at school and have over a month of establishing routines down. The halls are alive with amazing student work and back-to-school projects. We have several exciting events coming up so read the newsletter carefully.

Upcoming Events:

  • Thursday, September 29 - Wizard’s Basketball Assembly
  • Friday, September 30 - D205 Foundation Fundraiser - Wizard’s Basketball Game at 7:00 PM
  • Friday, September 30 - Picture Day
  • Monday, October 3 - Community Engagement Meeting at 7:00 PM
  • Monday, October 10 - No School - Columbus Day
  • Wednesday, October 19 - Student Late Arrival Day - School starts at 9:45 AM

Good News – The Field tradition of students being sent to my office for good things continues. The following students were recognized:

  • Abbey Prather was nominated by Mrs. Fried.
  • Jake Lisowski was nominated by Ms. Baxter.
  • Maggie Amberg was nominated by Mrs. Fried.
  • Piper Barber was nominated by Mrs. Fried.

Way to go students! I am so proud of you.  

Birthday Lunch with the Principal Continues – It is time for September birthday celebrations! We will celebrate on the following days:

  • Tuesday, September 27 - Fifth Grade
  • Wednesday, September 28 - Third & Fourth Grade
  • Friday, September 30 - First & Second Grade

AM Drop-off Procedures & Reminders – Last Wednesday’s downpour was our first taste of what the car lane is like on rainy and snowy days. It was very congested as many of you witnessed with the most traffic I have seen in a long time. Here are a few reminders in order to make the whole process flow as smoothly as possible:

  • Pull as far forward as possible so we can unload more cars and keep traffic moving quickly. Even if it is not raining or snowing please pull forward.
  • Do not get out of your car. If you need to get out of your car please park on Emroy south of the driveway or on Melrose.
  • A concern was brought to me last Wednesday regarding cars blocking the drop-off lane. Once your child is out of the car please drive away so the next car can take your spot.

Thank you for your help with morning arrival. We have limited options for drop-off due to the one-way city street but if everyone works together it actually goes smoothly.

Important Information – Students need to be in the building and in their classroom by the tardy bell at 8:15 AM. School actually starts at 8:15 AM. Drop-off starts at 8:00 AM at which time students can enter the building. If students arrive after 8:10 AM they need to enter via the middle set of doors since staff members at the other doors need to leave to be in classrooms to assist students. There is no supervision before 8:00 AM.

Student Late Arrival Day – Important – Wednesday, October 19 – Our student late arrival day went very well without any glitches except for an error on my part. I must apologize for my mistake of communicating that the student late arrival day drop-off is at 9:00 AM. The district set the time at 9:10 AM.  The educational assistants who supervise the students will not be back from their training in a different location/building until close to 9:10 AM so we will need to follow the 9:10 AM time established by the district. I apologize for the error. Nonetheless, supervision will still be available at the next student late arrival day on Wednesday, October 19. You do not need to RSVP for the remaining student late arrival days. If you need supervision please send your child at 9:10 AM. Students should enter at the door by the gym/auditorium.

During our last student late arrival day Ms. Murphy (Instructional Coach) worked with the staff on learning targets. Learning targets are district-wide expectations for learning. They are the objectives for the lessons we are teaching. For example in reading if the state standard is to compare and contrast we would explain the learning target to the students and explain in “kid-friendly” language the goal or objective. We want our students to know the purpose of what we are teaching for every lesson.

Kids Say the Funniest Things – It was great to hear so many of you enjoyed this new addition to my newsletter. I am sure with the September birthday lunches next week I will have many funny stories. One of my favorite stories this week was when a second grader came into my office. He was pretty excited to see my office and was looking around. He then looked up and said, “Mrs. Poole it smells good in here. It smells just like heaven.”

Enjoy your weekend and the start of fall! As always if you need to reach me the best way is by email at or by phone at 630-834-5313.

Mrs. Poole
Field School Principal





A full-day kindergarten option, implementation of a formal STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program, the addition of a dual language option, systemic interventions and/or enrichments and the addition of instructional coaches – these were the top educational priorities identified in Phase I of Focus 205 – a collaborative conversation between the community and Elmhurst School District 205.

District 205 launched this community engagement program last fall. Phase 1 involved four town hall-style meetings held September through December of 2015, focusing on next generation learning, future-ready educational environments and utilization of resources for maximum student success. The Focus 205 Findings Report summarizes the work of this phase.

Phase 2 began last spring with a comprehensive Educational Alignment study; an update was presented to the Board of Education on May 24, 2016.

Focus 205 continues this fall with two more community meetings on October 3 and December 5, beginning at 7 PM in the York High School Commons. We hope you will join us as we recap the work done last year, celebrate student achievement in District 205 and begin exploring options that will support educational priorities in Elmhurst for years to come. RSVP at (630) 617-2300 ext. RSVP or at Please indicate if you require childcare (for ages 3-12).

In between those meetings, District 205 will be gathering community input through an online, interactive and completely confidential survey administered by a company called Thoughtexchange.
What is Thoughtexchange? Watch their one-minute video to find out.

This is your chance to share what you value about District 205 as a parent and/or community member, what your vision is for our students’ future-ready learning, as well as ask any questions or contribute any thoughts you might have regarding public education in Elmhurst. Watch for the link in early October. Join the conversation!


Join other parents at the Elmhurst Public Library on Tuesday, October 18 from 12:30-2:30 PM when Jacqueline Rhew from Alexian Brothers will be presenting Intervention Strategies to Engage Students with Parents Struggling with School Anxiety and School Refusal. Sponsored by District 205 Social Workers, this program is free, but limited to the first 70 in attendance.


Para más información, comuníquese con Maria Gallegos al (630) 832-8682 ext. 3710

Para solicitar traducción al español en este evento, confirme asistencia a Maria antes del 14/10/16


“Welcome to Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205” premiered at elementary and middle school Curriculum Night events last week. It features the voices of D205 students who are also members of the Elmhurst Children’s Theatre. The two-minute video is an overview of the District’s educational priorities, punctuated with images of our students and staff at work and play. It reminds viewers that District 205 is a student-centered, future-focused community which believes all students can and must learn and grow.

Thanks go to the principals and staff of York High School, Churchville Middle School, as well as Lincoln and Field Elementary Schools, for making time in their busy May schedules to accommodate the camera crew from Motion Source. Produced by the Communications Office, the video is posted above and can also be found on the District 205 YouTube channel.



Mark your calendar now for Thursday, September 29, when the Elmhurst District 205 Foundation will again be hosting a Family Night of basketball slams and jams featuring the Harlem Wizards at York High School. They will be playing against our own “D205 All Stars” made up of Elmhurst faculty and staff. Raffle prizes, concessions and awesome merchandise will be offered for sale. Proceeds benefit all Elmhurst public schools through Foundation programs. Get your tickets early to be sure you get the best seats in the house! Limited number of courtside and reserved seating available. Buy tickets now at


Fall brings back many memories of bygone school days. To bring that past to life, the Elmhurst History Museum's schoolmarm is gearing up for a new year at the Churchville Schoolhouse, the City of Elmhurst's 1850s-era one-room schoolhouse, located in Bensenville. Last year, more than 800 students explored local history through this unique living history experience.


You can visit this area treasure at the annual Churchville Schoolhouse Fall Open House on Saturday, October 1 from 11 AM-2 PM. Featured will be: class with the schoolmarm, musical performances of American folk songs by the Conrad Fischer School Singers (11:30 AM and 1 PM), live music by the Battlefield Balladeers, and new this year - dancing the Virginia Reel and Circassian Circle Dance with the school marm. More information is available here.


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 Kickball Game

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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.