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24-Hour Attendance Line


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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Office Contacts

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


PTA Family Math Night Was a Huge Success

School News


Dear Falcon Families,

Can you believe we have been back in school for a month already? Time flies when you are having fun! I have enjoyed having conversations with students about their learning these past few weeks. Our classrooms are working to build community and empower students to take ownership of their learning as we strive to ensure deep learning and attainment of the 6C’s (character, citizenship, creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking). As we go through the school year, I will take some time to highlight and provide further information on each of these C’s in our newsletter. 

There is a great deal happening at Field and in the district, so please see the information below.

Literacy Acceleration Field’s Literacy Acceleration is up and running in all grade levels. As we shared on Curriculum Night and in newsletters, this is a second dose of literacy instruction for ALL students. It is thirty minutes per day in addition to the Reading Workshop block. During Literacy Acceleration, support staff “flood” the grade level so we are able to regroup students across the grade according to their reading levels. Students who are not currently performing at grade level will be seen in small groups. Students who are performing at grade level will be in larger groups with materials at their level. The groups are made based on Fountas and Pinnell Reading Levels and classroom performance. The groups are flexible and students will be moved so they are constantly working at an appropriate level.

Learn About the D205 Master Facility Plan & Upcoming Referendum Vote The Elmhurst District 205 Board of Education has placed a $168.5 million facilities bond referendum on the November 6, 2018 ballot. Learn more about the upcoming referendum. Visit the revamped D205 Master Facility Plan page for additional background information.

Community School Finance Night at Lincoln Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 will offer building tours of several campuses in the weeks leading up to referendum bond vote on Election Day (Nov. 6.) The tours are open to the community and designed as a chance for taxpayers to learn more about the referendum and ask questions.

The first tour is set for 6:00 PM on Monday, September 24 at Lincoln School. A Community School Finance Night presentation follows at 7:00 PM. School officials will be present to discuss the district’s financial picture as well as answer questions.
For a deeper understanding of D205 school finances, please consider joining school officials for this special session.

Field will be hosting a few community tours of our building in October. The purpose of these tours is to help the community learn more about our needs. Please see here for more information. The Field building tours take place on:

  • October 2 - 6:00 & 6:30 PM
  • October 15 - 6:00 & 6:30 PM
  • October 16 - 5:30 & 6:00 PM

Field Eat & EarnSweetberry Bowls opened in Elmhurst last month. We are excited that they would like to participate in an Eat & Earn with the Field School PTA! On Thursday, September 27 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, Sweetberry Bowls will donate a portion of the proceeds from all purchases to the Field PTA! Sweetberry Bowls is located at 156 North York Street in Elmhurst.

Message from the District 205 Foundation – This year, students and staff are benefiting from over $192,000 in Foundation funding that provides educational enhancements, more resources and additional programming across all K-12 district schools. This is a direct result of community support and we thank all of our donors for their generosity. We are currently seeking Foundation sponsors for this upcoming year. Contact our Executive Director at 630-617-2328 to learn more about this special opportunity.

Please save the following dates for these upcoming fundraisers and stay tuned for details:

  • Holiday Tree Sale - Orders due October 26 - Support the charming Elmhurst tradition of tree-lined streets by volunteering as a block captain or purchasing an outdoor or indoor tree. Visit for information and to place an order.
  • Harlem Wizards vs. D205 All-Stars Basketball Exhibition Event on Saturday, November 3 at 5:00 PM at York High School
  • 2019 Foundation Gala on Saturday, February 9 at 6:00 PM at the Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook

REACH Parent Informational Meeting – Deborah Lee, Director of Curriculum, will be speaking at Sandburg Middle School on Wednesday, October 3 at 7:00 PM. The presentation will cover a program overview, identification, expectations, appeals and more. There will be an added focus on those families new to REACH. In addition, experienced REACH parents and students will be on hand for a Q&A session to address parent questions and/or concerns. This program is open to all parents including second grade parents wanting to learn more about the program.

Important Dates:

  • September 26 - Student Late Arrival Day - Supervision begins at 9:30 AM and school begins at 9:45 AM
  • September 27 - Eat & Earn at Sweetberry Bowls from 4:00 to 8:00 PM
  • September 27 - Field PTA Meeting at 7:00 PM in the Library
  • September 28 - Picture Day
  • October 2 - Field building tours at 6:00 & 6:30 PM
  • October 5 - Institute Day - No school for students
  • October 8 - Columbus Day - No school
  • October 10 - International Walk to School Day
  • October 15 - Field building tours at 6:00 & 6:30 PM
  • October 16 - PTA meeting at 3:15 PM in the Library
  • October 16 - Field building tours at 5:30 & 6:00 PM
  • October 24 - Student Late Arrival Day - Supervision begins at 9:30 AM and school begins at 9:45 AM
  • October 26 - Field Fall Family Fest
  • October 30 - Annual Parent Workshop at Sandburg Middle School from 12:30 to 2:30 PM
  • November 3 - Harlem Wizards vs. D205 All-Stars at York High School at 5:00 PM

Enjoy your weekend.


Mrs. Heidi Thomas
Field School Principal


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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.