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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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Office Contacts

Poole, Tammy
O'Brien, Dianne
Lead Secretary
Kirchhoff, Leslie
Assistant Secretary
Patel, Dipika
Registered Nurse


Birthday Lunch Celebration

School News


Please continue the community conversation by participating in the star step of our Focus205/Thoughtexchange survey. In step 2, participants will review ideas from other stakeholders and star the ideas you like best. This will help us to better understand what is important to you, both in your child(ren)'s school and in Elmhurst Community School District 205. To date, over 600 participants have shared over 2,400 thoughts.

Even if you could not participate in the first part of this process, you are invited to participate in this next step. 
Click here to self-register and be added to the Thoughtexchange process. To access frequently asked questions about the process, please click here.


Dear Field Families:

October is almost over and the school year is flying by. Our Halloween Event is coming up and I can’t wait. Staff members are decorating their classroom doors and the school looks festive. It will be so much fun to see the students and staff in their costumes. I have had many questions from students about what my costume is going to be this year and it is a surprise. You will have to wait until next Friday to find out! Hope to see you there.

Upcoming Events:

  • Monday, October 24 - D205 Focus Groups from 7:00-8:30
  • Friday, October 28 - Halloween Parade & Events from 5:30-7:00
  • Wednesday, November 2 - Picture Retakes at 9:30
  • Friday, November 4 - End of First Trimester
  • Tuesday, November 8 - PTA Meeting at 7:00
  • Saturday, November 12 - Drumstick Dash
  • Sunday, November 13 - Fall Clean-Up Day at Field from 12:00-4:00

Second Annual Halloween Parade & Events – Our Second Annual Halloween Parade & Events will take place on Friday, October 28 starting with our parade outside at 5:30. We’ve worked out the following in order to manage the traffic flow since we are expecting a large crowd:

  • Upon arrival have your child line up in the same spot they did on the first day of school (look for his/her classroom teacher). If the teacher is not attending another staff member will have their classroom sign.
  • Once everyone arrives the parade will begin and will follow the Running Club route. Feel free to spread out around the perimeter of the entire school.
  • After the parade make your way to the classroom line(s) to pick up your child(ren).
  • Then line up at one of the three front doors to enter the building. Three lines will be going into the building to start the trick-or-treating. We’ll need the lines to be somewhat equal in number.
  • Start trick-or-treating on the floor on which you entered except for those at the auditorium door. These students should go upstairs and start on the fourth and fifth grade floor.
  • After your family goes trick-or-treating on the floor you entered then rotate to the next floor and then to the bottom floor and back up. This should keep traffic moving.
  • Make sure to have your child wear his/her costume!
  • We have a bag for each student so your child does not need to bring a bag/container unless you want to for trick-or-treating.
  • There will be fun Halloween stories in the auditorium and a craft project in the cafeteria. If you want to avoid the initial craziness feel free to go straight to the cafeteria to complete the craft first.
  • Parents or guardians must stay with their child(ren). Please do not drop them off and leave.

As I stated last year, it is going to be extremely crowded so be patient when you arrive and enter for trick-or-treating. It’s going to be another great event at Field!

Good News – The Field tradition of students being sent to my office for good things continues. The following students were recognized:

  • Brynn Richardson was nominated by Mrs. Poole.
  • Claudia Adams was nominated by Mrs. Fried.
  • Grant Bowen was nominated by Mrs. Gallagher.

Way to go students! I am so proud of you.

October Birthday Lunch with the Principal – Students with October birthdays are invited to join me to celebrate their birthday on the following dates:

  • Monday, October 24 - Third & Fourth Grade
  • Wednesday, October 26 - First, Second & Fifth Grade

For various reasons some students miss their birthday lunch so if this happens please let your child know they can come at the next month’s celebration.

Focus 205 Meeting On Monday, October 24, Focus 205 focus group meetings will be held at each of our three middle schools - Bryan, Churchville and Sandburg - from 7:00-8:30 PM. Parents of elementary and high school students are encouraged to attend their child's "feeder" middle school; parents of middle school students are invited to attend their child’s current school. Community members are also invited to participate.

These meetings will involve a short formal presentation on what the future ready classroom looks like, as well as an overview of the educational alignment study conducted by architects Wight & Company last spring. This will be followed by asking for reaction from attendees to some related questions. There will be a moderator and a note taker to record comments. This feedback will help shape the Monday, December 5, Focus 205 Community Engagement Session #6 at York High School. Please join the conversation!

Music Newsletter – Please review from Mrs. Lukritz.

Vision & Hearing Screenings – As mandated by Illinois law, annual vision and hearing screenings will be conducted at Field on Monday, November 21. The following grade levels will be screened:

  • Kindergarten - Vision & Hearing
  • First Grade - Hearing Only   
  • Second Grade - Vision & Hearing
  • Third Grade - Hearing Only
  • All special education students, transfer students and teacher referrals - Vision & Hearing

Vision screening is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision evaluation by an eye doctor. Students are not required to undergo vision screenings if an optometrist or ophthalmologist completed and signed a report indicating that an examination has been administered within the previous 12 months and that evaluation is on file at school. If a vision examination report is not on file at school then students in the mandated group will be tested.

Any student that does not pass the initial vision and/or hearing screening is automatically rescreened two weeks later. If the student does not pass the rescreen parents/guardians will be notified by mail.

If your child wears glasses, please have them bring their glasses to school on testing day. If you have any questions regarding the above information please contact the health office.

Prescription Drug Take Back Day - Saturday, October 22The Elmhurst Police Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration for the Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 22. Officers will be on hand in the parking lot of the police station to collect expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs for safe destruction from 10:00-2:00.

Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose and abuse. The non-medical use of prescription drugs is one of the most common forms of drug abuse in America. The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from the home medicine cabinets of family and friends. Unused drugs that are flushed into toilets or thrown into the garbage are also environmental hazards, as they contaminate the water supply.

Please check your home for unwanted prescription medications and conveniently drop them off, no questions asked at the Elmhurst Police Station. If you are unable to drop off unwanted prescription drugs on the Take Back Day, you may drop them off at any time to the prescription drug collection box, located in the police department lobby. If you would like more information, please contact the Elmhurst Police Department at (630) 530-3050 or visit

Morning Drop-Off Reminders – I wanted to reiterate procedures in order to make the whole process flow as smoothly as possible:

  • Pull as far forward as possible so we can unload more cars and keep traffic moving quickly. Even if it is not raining or snowing please pull forward.
  • Do not get out of your car. If you need to get out of your car please park on Emroy south of the driveway or on Melrose.
  • Once your child is out of the car please exit so the next car can take your spot.

Kindly share this information with babysitters, nannies and anyone else who drops off your child in the mornings. Thank you for your help. We have limited options for drop-off due to the one-way city street but if everyone works together it actually goes smoothly.

District 205 Foundation – Be sure to shop at Whole Foods on October 25 and make a positive difference in education. This Shop and Earn Community Support for Education Event is taking place at the Whole Foods in Elmhurst on Route 83. No coupon is necessary. Whole Foods will generously donate 5% of all proceeds to the Elmhurst District 205 Foundation to support the educational programs and enhancements they provide for Elmhurst public schools.

Have a wonderful weekend. 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


Please join The Annie LeGere Foundation in raising allergy awareness this Halloween. Please display a teal pumpkin sign on your door to let trick-or-treaters know you have non-food treats available. Signs can be downloaded here. Available at dollar stores, party supply stores, or online shops, low-cost items can be purchased and handed out to all trick-or-treaters, or made available in a separate bowl from candy, if you choose to hand out both items. Examples of items may include:

  • glow sticks, bracelets, or necklaces
  • pencils, pens, crayons, or markers
  • bubbles
  • Halloween erasers or pencil toppers
  • mini slinkies
  • whistles, kazoos, or noisemakers
  • bouncy balls
  • finger puppets or novelty toys
  • spider rings
  • vampire fangs
  • mini notepads
  • playing cards
  • bookmarks
  • stickers

Help make Halloween safe and enjoyable for all children. To learn more go to


The District 205 Foundation for Educational Excellence unanimously approved to provide $50,000 to help fund the Future Ready Model Classroom project, a pilot program that will create three future ready classrooms at the K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 grade levels. The Foundation will use proceeds earned throughout the year to help fund the project, which began this summer and should be completed in late fall of 2016.

Foundation Chair Brian Bresnahan explains, “Our mission states that we are dedicated to innovations in education. Helping to move the District further along the spectrum of Future Ready Learning is definitely something we want to be involved with. I think the community will see the value in it and support us.”

Schools selected for project are Fischer (Dawin Strelow/ Kindergarten), Lincoln (Cecilia Dunn/third grade) and Bryan Middle School (Erin Fox/6th grade). In the spring of 2016, all three teachers, along with principals Jane Bailey (Fischer) and Jacquie Discipio (Bryan), as well as Mr. Bresnahan and Foundation Executive Director Lisa Fanelli, participated in Future Ready Model Classroom workshops, led by Wight and Company, the District’s architects. “You could feel the excitement in the room as teachers and administrators collaborated on a vision for the future that would permanently impact the classroom experience on a daily basis,” said Mrs. Fanelli.


Architectural firm Wight & Company was hired by the District as part of a process to develop a long-range Facility Master Plan. Wight has completed a facility study that resulted in an educational alignment guide. Findings and recommendations from this guide will be used to move forward. According to Wight, ready schools must be “agile” and accommodate small group collaboration, learning commons, hubs for social learning, tech-infused spaces, STEM and maker spaces, as well as addressing safety and security considerations, health and comfort, fitness/wellness and outdoor learning.


“The fact that we received multiple Thiems Grant applications requesting new types of seating options, desks and other furnishings, is evidence that teachers want their classrooms to evolve in order to meet current needs,” said Geri Sorrentino, Foundation Programs Chair and District REACH teacher at Hawthorne Elementary School.

These model classrooms will allow people to go beyond imagining what future ready learning environments could be and will actually make the vision come to life in these spaces. Both the Board of Education and Superintendent Moyer have expressed gratitude to the Foundation Board for their support in this project. “These classrooms will assist with future planning to ensure that, one day, all District 205 students will be afforded the opportunity to learn in an environment that promotes engagement, rigor, critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication and citizenship in the global information age,” commented Dr. David Moyer, Superintendent of Schools.

Following the completion of these model classrooms, the plan is to gather feedback from participating teachers and students to develop a recommendation toward a District standard for furniture, finishes and integrating classroom technology, as part of a visionary Facility Master Plan. These model classrooms will test and inform that process.

There will be a special public open house at Bryan Middle School on Monday, October 24, from 5:15 to 6:35 PM, just prior to the Focus 205 focus group meetings, held at the three District 205 middle schools from 7 to 8:30 PM.

"We are thrilled with the Foundation's support for Future Ready learning in the District. We could not be more appreciative and are excited for the potential that this project has to begin to shape future decisions about how we utilize space to support learning and teaching," noted Superintendent Dr. David Moyer.

This project is another example of supporting innovation and positioning the District for the future. The Foundation has funded and supported numerous pilots over the years, most of which have later been adopted to benefit teachers and students.

Detailed information about plans for the classrooms, as well as the opportunity to make a donation supporting the project, can be found on the District 205 Foundation website:


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.


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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.