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Regular School Hours:
8:15 AM to 11:05 AM
12:05 PM to 3:00 PM
Student Late Arrival
Grades 1 - 5
Field Family Arts Festival
Dear Field Families:
It was a packed house at Field School last night for the Field Family Arts Festival. The students love this event and making all the art projects. There were a variety of creative projects from Native American dream catchers, Chinese drums, Egyptian collars, Polish pysanky eggs, Japanese helmets, and giant flowers to recycled creations that were beyond unique! Thank you so very much to our amazing Art Teacher, Mrs. Neigel, who chairs this event. Thank you also to all the volunteers from staff, parents and high school students who came to set up, run the events and clean up. This night would not be possible without you. Thank you for making a difference at Field School!
It’s almost time for our third annual McTeacher’s Night at McDonald’s. I’m looking forward to serving your family next Monday. Each year has been a tremendous amount of fun and a huge success. We’ve certainly been busy with all these events before break begins in another week and have additional events planned as listed below.
Good News – As part of our Good News Program these students were sent to my office for good news and their parents received a good news phone call home!
Awesome work boys and girls! I am so proud of you.
Incoming Kindergarten Parent Orientation Night – If you have questions about kindergarten for next year or want to learn more about the curriculum and various other topics relevant to kindergarten be sure to attend the presentation on Tuesday, April 18 in the Field School auditorium. The PTA will have a presentation this evening as well and I will be conducting a tour of the building for interested attendees after the presentations. I hope to see all our parents of incoming kindergarten students at this special event especially since kindergarten has changed considerably over the last few years.
PBIS Store & American Ninja Warrior Course – I would like to thank all the volunteers for helping at the PBIS Store. The students had a great time! Our last store for the year will be on the last day of school which is June 1. Students will have a chance to spend their remaining feathers from this school year.
Our third trimester incentive is extremely exciting. The PTA is funding an activity for the students similar to that of the television show, American Ninja Warrior. This is a student version of the course (not the adult version) therefore there are no concerns in terms of safety. The company (Flip Side Academy) will send trained personnel to assist all students with the activities. All ages and abilities will be able to participate. As a school we need to have a total of 25 days without any office referrals for the third trimester. The students have six points so they are on their way. Permission slips will be sent home for each child to participate closer to the date of this special event.
Fifth Graders Going to Churchville Middle School Next Year – Churchville Middle School will have a Parent Orientation Night on Thursday, May 23 from 6:30 to 7:30. Also, on this evening parents interested in band, orchestra and choir are welcome to stay for a brief presentation afterwards.
PARCC Tests/March & April State Assessment Windows – The testing window for the spring 2017 administration of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment in District 205 will begin on Monday, April 3 and continue through Friday, April 28. These state-required achievement tests in reading and mathematics are being given to all eligible students in grades 3-8. Your child’s teacher will share more specific information about when students will be tested within this window. Fourth graders will begin testing the week of April 4. We will not be testing the Monday after we return from break. Fifth graders will be testing the week of April 10 and third graders will be testing the week of April 17. Be sure to refer to teachers’ newsletters for more information.
Looking for Gently Used Children's Books – From Monday, March 20 through Friday, April 7, the kindergarten through fourth grade Field Girl Scouts will be collecting gently used children's books to donate to the African Library Project, a not-for-profit organization that builds libraries in rural African communities. The goal is to collect enough books to establish the first school library at the Little Angels Foundation Primary School in Malawi. The Girl Scouts are seeking donations of books ranging from baby board books to fourth grade reading level books. There is a donation box located outside the Field School office. Donations are also being accepted at the home of Jenny and Ted Koerth (127 N. Berteau). The Field Girl Scouts thank you!
As always if you have questions or concerns don’t hesitate to contact me at email@example.com or at 630-834-5313.
Enjoy your weekend! If you are traveling for spring break have a wonderful and safe trip with your family.
Our District 205 Belief Statements:
The testing window for the spring 2017 administration of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment in District 205 will begin on Monday, April 3 and continue through Friday, April 28. These state-required achievement tests in reading and mathematics are being given to all eligible students in grades 3 – 8. Your child’s school will share more specific information about when students will be tested within this window.
The York High School Key Club is again sponsoring a “Soles for Kids” shoe drive and is asking for your support and assistance with this endeavor. Through the generosity of District 205 families, they have successfully collected over 8,000 pairs of shoes over the past six years. The drive will begin on Monday, March 6th and conclude on Friday, May 12th. Look for collection bins in our school foyers. Soles for Kids is a charity organization that collects gently used shoes and sends them to needy children and adults in Africa, as well as to Indian Reservations in the United States.
At its February 28 meeting, the Board of Education approved the 2017-18 school year calendar, which includes parent-teacher conference dates/times; student late arrival dates/times; and quarter/trimesters/semesters. It is posted at www.elmhurst205.org/events_calendar.
Open the file attached below to read Volume 6, Issue 1 of the Field Times for the 2016-2017 school year.
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
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!
The mission of the Field School community is to empower every student to achieve academic excellence and to become a responsible, caring citizen.