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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


Arbor Day at Field School

The Cat in the Hat Visits Field School

School News


District 205 elementary schools are seeking caring, out-going individuals to serve as lunch and playground supervisors. The main job duties are to provide a safe, nurturing environment where students can eat, play and socialize in positive and productive ways. Expectations include the development of professional relationships with students, as well as teaching and reinforcing the behavioral expectations for the playground, lunchroom and transitions in between. Effective communication and management strategies are required to be successful in this position. This role functions as a part of a team of staff members who support students.

Regular daily hours for the position involve one two-hour shift (to be determined by each building) on all full school days when students are in attendance. The rate of pay for a lunchroom supervisor is $13.31 per hour. Lead lunch supervisors are paid $15.19 per hour. For more information or to complete an application, visit



The City of Elmhurst is now hiring part-time School Crossing Guards. Open positions are available for Regular and Relief Crossing Guards during the 2016-17 school year. Lead a safe environment for our children and become a staff member of the Elmhurst Police Department.

The safety of our school children is a concern for the City of Elmhurst, District 205 school personnel, all parents and citizens. Training and safety equipment are provided. Applications may be obtained at the Elmhurst Police Department, 125 E. First St, Elmhurst, IL or interested candidates may apply online at 
this link. Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of a background check and pre-employment drug screen/physical. The City of Elmhurst is an equal opportunity employer.



Dear Field Families:

Thursday, August 18 is the first day of school and personally I can’t wait. I hope your child(ren) are just as excited. Staff members will be busy on Tuesday and Wednesday in professional development as we prepare for new curriculum and a new school year. Make sure to look for a hallway display of “Staff Summer Highlights” to see the fun we had this summer.

Upcoming Events:

  • Wednesday, August 17 - Meet the Teacher & School Supply Drop-off from 3:30-4:30
  • Wednesday, August 17 - New family building tour and questions with the principal from 4:30-5:00 in the Field auditorium.
  • Thursday, August, August 18 - First Day of School
  • Wednesday, August 24 - Parent Night/Curriculum Night from 7:00-8:00

Important Reminder - Students need to be in the building and in their classrooms by the tardy bell at 8:15. School actually starts at 8:15. Drop off starts at 8:00 at which time students can enter the building.

First & Second Day of School - With so many new students and some room changes we are going to start a new procedure this year. On the first two days of school the classroom teachers will be outside in grade level order at 8:00-8:10. The lines will start with kindergarten which will be down by the doors they enter/exit. Each grade level will also be color coded so look for your child’s grade level and teacher. There will be other staff members outside to assist if you miss the Meet the Teacher event and don’t know what your teacher looks like. Your child should find his/her teacher and line up with the rest of the class. Hopefully this will ease some first day nervousness for our students. Parents please say good bye outside as teachers will be heading inside promptly to start the day. Due to hallway congestion and security, parents are not allowed to walk their students to individual classrooms. You are welcome to stand outside with your child and then enter the building near the auditorium to attend the PTA Coffee and visit with other parents.

Birthday Lunch with the Principal - We will be continuing the birthday lunch celebrations starting with August birthdays. If your child has a birthday in August, he/she may join me for lunch. It doesn’t matter if your child is buying lunch or brings a lunch. They can participate either way. The dates are as follows:

  • Third & Fourth Grade - Tuesday, August 23
  • First & Second Grade  - Wednesday, August 24
  • Fifth Grade - Thursday, August 25

Second Annual Kindergarten Teddy Bear Event - I would like to thank our teachers, parents and fifth grade helpers for another successful Kindergarten Teddy Bear Event. We had a full house. One of the students even asked Dr. Moyer to come back on Saturday to read another story to them! We are so happy to have you joining our school kindergartners! You will love your new school.

Meet the Teacher Grades 1-5 - Please make sure to attend the school supply drop-off and Meet the Teacher Event on Wednesday, August 17 from 3:30-4:30.

Tours for New Families and Students - New to Field School this year and eager to see the school and ask some questions? Then come to the auditorium after Meet the Teacher on Wednesday, August 17 at 4:30 for a tour of the building and to have your questions answered.

Lunch Times for 2016-2017 - We will need to continue to have three lunch sessions for the safety of our students and to fit them in the multipurpose room during lunch time. Last year’s three-tiered system really cut down on playground injuries due to far less children on the playground at one time as well as a huge decrease in lunch referrals. The lunch schedule and times are listed below:

  • Third & Fourth Grade - 11:05 to 12:05
  • First & Second Grade  - 11:35 to 12:35
  • Fifth Grade - 12:05 to 1:05

Parent Night/Curriculum Night - Please mark your calendars for what I feel is one of the most important nights of the school year. Wednesday, August 24 is Parent Night. This is the night when the teachers go over all the classroom rules, procedures and curriculum. For those of you with more than one child we will make it easier for you hopefully by breaking the night into two sessions. Each teacher will present two times. Their first session will be from 7:00-7:25 and then the second session will start at 7:30-7:55. Please make a point to attend. We will also have the sign-up sheets in the gym for you to sign up for Parent/Teacher Conferences.

I am looking forward to seeing our amazing Field students and their families on Wednesday. I have missed you. 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


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

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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.