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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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Thomas, Heidi
O'Brien, Dianne
Lead Secretary
Kirchhoff, Leslie
Assistant Secretary
Patel, Dipika
Registered Nurse


PTA Family Math Night Was a Huge Success

School News


The final calendar of the 2017-18 school year was approved at the April 24 Board of Education meeting. Below is a list of last days and dismissal times. Both the calendar and last days are posted on the District website's calendar page. They are:

          May 24th:  Last day of school for Early Childhood students
          May 24th:  Last day of school for AM/PM kindergarten students
          May 24th:  Last day of school for high school students
          May 25th:  Last day of school for elementary school students (11:15 AM dismissal)
          May 25th:  Last day of school for middle school students (11:35 AM dismissal)


The City of Elmhurst’s Commission on Youth honored young volunteers at its annual Exemplary Youth Service Awards program held Wednesday, April 18, at Sandburg Middle School in front of a packed house. Ken Bartels served as Master of Ceremonies. District 205 Superintendent Dr. David Moyer and Elmhurst Mayor Steve Morley welcomed the honorees and their families.

The Exemplary Youth Service Awards program recognizes individuals who have demonstrated at least one of the following criteria through volunteer service: the level of involvement should demonstrate an exemplary commitment; the service must contribute to the health and well–being of a worthy individual or group or the community at large; the service should help promote the spirit of volunteerism.

The 83 honorees ranged in age from elementary through high school. Nine groups and 18 individuals were nominated for this year’s awards. Serving as distinguished judges were Elmhurst Police Deputy Chief Michael McLean, Deputy Fire Chief Bill Anaszewiczand Alderman Marti Deuter.Speakers for the evening included Exemplary Youth Service Award recipients from Kartwheels for Kids, a group of five York High School students who have been volunteering and fundraising together since they were fifth graders.

Other Exemplary Youth Service Award recipients included an elementary group known as the Sweet Treats and the following individuals: from Churchville Middle School – Jackie Cimino and Cayliann Gillie and from York High School – Sean Hayes, Dani Kolosiekeand Samantha Uditsky.

The program will air on Uverse Channel 99 and Comcast Channel 6 next month and will also be available for viewing at The program is linked below.

Youth Commissioners include: Jackie Tamer (Chair), Kim Brigman, Jan DeCoursey, Sharon Karpiel, Marisa Mancini, Patricia McKernan, Bob Rasho, Derek Schlager, Mark Soehn, Ann Zimmer, Dan Corrigan, Nick Waldenmeyer, Melea Smith and Alderman Dannee Polomsky.

Exemplary Youth Service Award winners Kartwheels for Kids

Exemplary Youth Service Award winners Sweet Treats


Dear Falcon Families,

McTeacher’s Night was a success! It was so nice to be able to see and chat with so many Field families. Hopefully it was helpful to have a night off of dinner planning as we raised money for Field.

District 205 is hard at work developing the next phase of its facilities study and is working to create a Master Facility Plan that will serve our students for many years to come. There will be a presentation by our architects, Wight & Company, at the April 24 Board meeting which will incorporate the new Boundary Report (presented April 10) overlaid with findings from Focus 205.

The District will work with the Community Advisory Team to create a presentation to be shared with the public on the following dates and locations:

  • Saturday, May 12 at York Community High School from 9:30 to 11:30 AM
  • Monday, May 14 at Churchville Middle School from 7 to 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 23 at Bryan Middle School from 7 to 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 30 at Sandburg Middle School from 7 to 9:00 PM

Each presentation will be the same in content. Please mark your calendar for the date that best suits you and plan to join the conversation. All are welcome!

Crosstown Battle of the BooksThe Crosstown Battle of the Books will be on Tuesday, April 17 at the Elmhurst Public Library at 3:30 PM. Aneesh Bargaje, Jack Ciannella, Aaron Jobi, Sam Kehoe and Ben Langan won the Field competition. As the Crosstown defending champion, Field will present the trophy to the 2018 champion. Please cheer on our team Tuesday afternoon.

Tentative Last Day of SchoolI have had several questions about the last day of school. The Board does not approve the last day of school until the second meeting in April (April 24). If there are no changes, it is my understanding that the tentative last day of school will be a half day of school on May 25. Please note that this can change.

Save the Date - Celebration of Learning - April 25 – Please note that Field’s Celebration of Learning (formerly BRAG Night) will take place on Wednesday, April 25. This is a different day than the other elementary schools. We are looking forward to celebrating with you.

Top Pizza - Taste of Elmhurst - April 26, York's Campbell Gym – The tradition continues with this year’s seventh Top Pizza Taste of Elmhurst event on Thursday, April 26, from 5:30 to 8:00 PM in the York High School Green & White Gym (please note change of location). Local area restaurants and pizzerias will showcase their traditional and specialty variety pizza pies. The $10 entrance fee allows attendees to taste the variety of vendor offerings and vote for their favorites in a variety of categories. Past winners participating again this year include: Bacci, DiLeo’s, Fratellos, Gullivers, Lou Malnati’s, Mama Maria’s and Roberto’s. Newcomers are Aurelio’s and Rosati’s.

This is a great community fundraising event that allows families and friends to enjoy dinner and taste pizzas that are both familiar and new. Please note that the time has been extended to 8:00 PM so you can continue the celebration.​​

Lunch/Recess Parent Support Volunteers Needed – Thank you so much to the parents that were able to volunteer to support the supervision of lunch/recess. We will begin having parent volunteers supporting on Monday, April 16. We are still looking for additional parent support (one day a week for an hour). Please send me an email if you are able to support

Yearbook OrdersPurchase yearbook orders at If you are a new user to this site, the passcode for Field is 101314646658836. The deadline to purchase and have custom pages made is May 2.

Upcoming Events:

  • Tuesday, April 17 - PTA Meeting at 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, April 17 - Crosstown Battle of the Books at 3:30 - Elmhurst Public Library
  • Wednesday, April 25 - Student Late Arrival
  • Wednesday, April 25 - Third Grade Music Performance from 5:45 to 6:05 PM
  • Wednesday, April 25 - Spring Celebration of Learning from 6 to 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, April 28 - Field Follies
  • Wednesday, May 2 - Yearbook Orders Due
  • Wednesday, May 9 - Student Late Arrival
  • Thursday, May 10 - Fourth Grade Music Performance at 6:00 PM; Field Singers at 6:45 PM; Fifth Grade Music Performance at 7:30 PM
  • Monday, May 14 - Game Show Assemblies Sponsored by the PTA
  • Thursday, May 17 - Fifth Grade Performance at 7:00 PM
  • Monday, May 21 - Field Day
  • Tuesday, May 22 - Field Day Rain Date
  • Wednesday, May 23 - Kindergarten Performance at 10:15 AM
  • Friday, May 25 - Tentative Last Day of School (Pending Board Approval)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. Heidi Thomas
Field School Principal


At Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting, the Board heard from three teachers and an instructional coach about how the infusion of technology via the District’s Mobile Learning Implementation has dramatically changed student engagement in their classrooms. They also provided teacher feedback samples on the topics of creativity, student-to-device ratios and device types.

A video created by the Communications Office demonstrated these new and exciting modes of learning and teaching. Assistant Superintendent of Innovation & Growth Dr. Mark Cohen noted that “these skills fit our concept of being future ready and future focused, allowing for collaboration in the digital space beyond the walls of the classroom.”




The tradition continues with this year’s seventh Top Pizza Taste of Elmhurst event on Thursday, April 26, from 5:30-8:00 PM in the York High Campbell (Green & White) Gym. Local area restaurants and pizzerias will showcase their traditional and specialty variety pizza pies. The $10 entrance fee allows attendees to taste the variety of vendor offerings and vote for their favorites in a variety of categories. Past winners participating this year include Bacci, DiLeo, Fratello, Gulliver, Lou Malnati, Mama Maria and Roberto's. Newcomers include Aurelio's and Rosati's.

This is a great community fundraising event that allows families and friends to enjoy dinner and taste pizzas that are both familiar and new. For those families trying to juggle the Celebration of Learning night, it’s a great way to grab dinner before or after. Please note that the time has been extended to 8 PM so that you can continue the celebration.

Proceeds benefit District 205 Foundation programs that enhance education for our  EC-12 schools. For more information and to purchase entrance fee ahead so you do not need to wait in line, click HERE.




The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Summer Music Program offers an exciting opportunity for all current 4th - 8th grade band and orchestra students and all current 6th - 8th grade choir students to continue practicing in an ensemble during the summer. Consistent, regular practice during the summer helps students to retain and reinforce concepts and skills that they have learned during the school year and helps them continue to learn and grow as young musicians.

  • Summer Band and Orchestra for current elementary students will run June 4 through June 29 at Sandburg Middle School. Rehearsals will be held Monday through Friday mornings. Each rehearsal is one hour. The final performances will be on Friday morning, June 29 at Sandburg Middle School.
  • Summer Band, Orchestra, and Choir for current middle school students will run June 4 – July 6 at York High School from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Band and Orchestra rehearsals will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Choir rehearsals will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings. There will be no rehearsals on July 3rd and 4th. The final performance will be on Friday, July 6 at York High School.
  • The registration fee for all levels is $92.00. The fee includes a Summer Music Program T shirt.
  • Middle School Summer Band and Orchestra students may also participate in Jazz Band at no additional cost.
  • Middle school students who register for summer band or orchestra may also enroll in choir at no additional cost.

The Dist. 205 Summer Music Program welcomes students who will be on vacation for some rehearsals 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 as often as they can! Students who practice during the summer are much more likely to experience continued success in band, orchestra, and choir. We strongly encourage your child to participate as much as they are able!

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

Registration for the Dist. 205 Summer Music Program will open on Monday, March 19, 2018. You may register for the summer music program by using the Webstore at this link. The deadline for registration is Friday, May 4, 2018.


What is a PLC? In District 205, PLCs play an important role in promoting student growth and building the capacity of our teachers. But what is a PLC and what is its function?

PLC stands for Professional Learning Community. PLCs are designed to ensure high levels of teacher collaboration focused on student learning. They can take many forms. Examples include ensuring that teachers of the same grade level or subject area, as well as instructional coaches, special education teachers and support staff, have time to analyze assessment data, share best practices for success, and plan for future learning.

PLC groups meeting during student late arrival days, institute days and also during the school day at various times throughout the week.

Watch the video below, and let our teachers show you how PLCs are utilized in D205 schools. 




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


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.


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


Field Running Club Drumstick Dash

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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


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