24-Hour Attendance Line
Regular School Hours:
8:15 AM to 11:05 AM
12:05 PM to 3:00 PM
Student Late Arrival
9:15 AM to 11:40 AM
12:40 PM to 3:00 PM
Grades 1 - 5
9:15 AM to 3:00 PM
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Arbor Day at Field School
The Cat in the Hat Visits Field School
Dear Field Families:
What an amazing year! It certainly flew by. We ended the year with so many fun and exciting things such as the PBIS Picnics, DARE Graduation, Field Day and the Laser Assembly. We just packed it all in!
I will be in and out of the office in June so the best way to reach me is by email. The school office will be open from 7:30 to 4:00 each day until June 7. Anytime after June 7 if you are trying to reach me by phone you will need to call my direct line at 630-617-2510.
Special thanks to all the parents who helped with the PBIS Store on Thursday. We could not have done it without you. The students loved their treasures. Thank you to everyone who also donated items to the store. We had quite the collection of fun merchandise!
Thank you to the many parents who made Field Day so special and fun. The students really enjoyed it. Also, special thanks to Mrs. Tanny and Mrs. Stanley for all their work each week with the Running Club. This is one of the favorite activities of our students. We appreciate all the parents who come in and help each week to make this possible. Report cards will be coming home today with your child and all yearbooks were distributed this week.
Update on Mrs. Cortez – Mrs. Cortez asked me to share the following information with you. We found out this week that Mrs. Cortez will be retiring at the end of this school year. She is going to need more surgery next year and more time to recover. She has taught at Field School for 22 years. Words can’t describe how much she means to us as a Field family. Please keep her in your thoughts as she recovers and makes this big transition into retirement. We most likely will be receiving a transfer from within the district. I do not have any other information at this time. If I find out more information I will include it in the kindergarten letter that will be coming home in June about your child’s morning or afternoon assignment.
Best Wishes to Mrs. Vieu – Mrs. Vieu will be retiring after many years at Field. She has been such a blessing to our school in a variety of roles over the years. She is looking forward to spending time with her granddaughter, traveling to warm places and spending time with her family. Enjoy your much deserved retirement Mrs. Vieu!
PBIS Picnics – Our picnics were a huge success and the weather was perfect. My favorite part was the people that came outside in their front yard to watch all of us walking to the park. Special thanks to Mrs. Heidi Linhart for making three separate trips to the park to drop off ice cream and popsicles!
Best wishes to our fifth graders heading to Sandburg Middle School and to all our students and families moving to other schools, districts and even states. You will be missed.
Thanks again for another fantastic year. Your children are such a blessing to me. I will miss them this summer. It just isn’t the same when they are not here. Have a wonderful summer and enjoy your time together as a family.
As always, if you have suggestions, concerns or questions don’t hesitate to contact me at 630-617-2510 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hands On Club will be collecting school supplies in each classroom this week. Gently used supplies that can be reused (pencil cases, scissors, folders, notebooks in good condition) will be donated to be redistributed to students in need. Items that are not in usable condition (dried-up markers, broken crayons, broken binders) will be recycled responsibly. A bin and large bag will be provided in each classroom for collecting donated items. If you want your child to bring their supplies home for reuse next year, PLEASE be sure to speak with them about your decision. The Hands On Club will not be responsible for returning any items after they are donated. Thank you for your support!
Is there a new family in your neighborhood? Please let them know that families should enroll new students beginning Tuesday, July 12 at the District 205 Center. Information about documentation needed for enrolling students can be found on the New Student Enrollment page.
July 12, 8 a.m. - noon
July 14, noon - 4 p.m.
July 18, 8 a.m. - noon
July 20, noon - 4 p.m.
July 22, 8 a.m. - noon
July 26, noon - 4 p.m.
July 27, 8 a.m. - noon
July 28, noon - 4 p.m.
Dear Field Families:
There is only one week left of school!
Congratulations to the fifth graders for their hard work last night with the Fifth Grade Performance. The students performed to a full house. Special thanks to Mrs. Heidi Linhart and Mrs. Lara Stavridis for their time and dedication coordinating this special event for our fifth graders and their families.
Upcoming Events – Please note the important dates below.
Kindergarten Information – Our current enrollment for kindergarten is 60 students for the 2016-2017 school year and we will have two morning sections and one afternoon section. This does mean that 20 students will be in an afternoon section. I will look at each morning request individually based upon need and do my best to honor the ones I can. As you can see from the data above I will not be able to honor all the morning requests. Letters indicating your child’s placement will be mailed home district wide on Tuesday, June 7. Teacher assignments for kindergarten are made in the summer so this information will not be included in the letter. You will be given this information when class lists for all grade levels are announced.
Good News – Congratulations to J.J. McKenna (nominated by Mrs. Lukritz) for being recognized for a good news phone call this week. Way to go!
PBIS Picnics – So far we have had our first and second grade PBIS picnics and the students had a fantastic time. They enjoyed their sack lunch, time to play on the playground and an ice cream treat before we walked back to school. They were so happy and appreciative.
As always, if you have suggestions, concerns, or questions don’t hesitate to contact me at 630-834-5313 or email me at email@example.com.
The DuPage East Illinois PTA Reflections art competition selected nine Elmhurst School District 205 art projects to advance to the Illinois PTA Reflections competition, where students’ artwork and creativity were featured among the top young artists in the state. The PTA Reflections art competition annually invites students nationwide to reflect on a common theme and create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. This year’s theme was “Let Your Imagination Fly…”
The following nine Elmhurst District 205 students advanced to the state competition:
Kudos to these District 205 students, who advanced to the regional competition:
Area students were recognized for their artistic achievement in the PTA Reflections program at a ceremony hosted by the DuPage East Region of Illinois PTA on May 11th at the Glenn Westlake Middle School in Lombard, IL.
by Michelle Wehrle, District 205 PTA Council Reflections Chairman
Dear Field Families:
The end of the year is coming so very quickly but we still have a great deal to accomplish. This time of year is always so busy for us as a staff and our busiest time as principals. It’s far busier than the beginning of the school year but also one of my favorite times because of the special events taking place.
Due to the change in the last day of school the PBIS Store has been moved to Thursday, May 26. All students will have a chance to shop and spend all their feathers.
Please note the important dates below and some new events/dates as well.
Birthday Lunch Celebrations with the Principal – We will celebrate May, June and July student birthdays on the following days:
August birthdays will be celebrated when we return to school.
Elmhurst Public Library Poetry Winner – Congratulations to Joel Varghese for winning the Elmhurst Public Library Poetry Competition. The poems were read and recorded and will be broadcast in June. Great job Joel!
PBIS Picnics – Another fun year of PBIS will be celebrated with end-of-the-year picnics! We will be heading to East End Park for a picnic, an ice cream treat and fun games. The permission slips will be coming home soon if you have not received one yet. Way to go boys and girls! Also, don’t worry kindergartners we didn’t forget about you. Just like last year staff members will be taking you outside for an ice cream treat and fun games!
As always, if you have suggestions, concerns or questions don’t hesitate to contact me at 630-834-5313 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Field School Principal
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.
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
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
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!
The mission of the Field School community is to empower every student to achieve academic excellence and to become a responsible, caring citizen.