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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


Field Fun!

School News


Dear Field Families:

It was wonderful to see so many families at our annual Science Olympiad Thursday night. We had a packed house at Field School and the students and families were engaged in learning while having fun. Thanks to our many volunteers who made it a huge success. We would never be able to have this event without your help.

Field had a very special visitor last week on Wednesday. Our Superintendent, Dr. Moyer came to school and enjoyed visiting classrooms and talking with students. The fifth graders asked who he was and were very impressed when I replied, “The Superintendent and he is in charge of all the District 205 schools.” We love having visitors from the District Office to witness the learning going on in our classrooms.

There has been a great deal of illness at school for both students as well as staff and the nurse’s office has been busy over the past two weeks. Maintenance performed a deep cleaning of the school on Monday night in an attempt to destroy as many germs as possible. Our attendance is starting to improve. Special thanks to our amazing nurse, Mrs. Patel who has worked non-stop during this time. Her office has been crowded with students yet she continues to work with a smile on her face and treat each student with patience and kindness. Field is blessed to have Mrs. Patel as our nurse!

Be sure to review the list of upcoming events below.

Upcoming Events:

  • Monday, February 20 - No School - Presidents’ Day
  • Friday, February 24 - February Birthday Lunches with the Principal
  • Friday, February 24 - End of Second Trimester
  • Friday, March 3 - Institute Day - No School for Students
  • Thursday, March 9 - Third Grade Music Program at 6:45 and Fourth Grade Music Program at 7:30
  • Friday, March 10 - PBIS School Store from 9:30 to 2:30

Good News – As part of our Good News Program the following students were sent to my office for good news:

  • Blakeleigh Nuss - Nominated by Mrs. Houk
  • Yasmeen Asseff - Nominated by Mrs. Houk
  • Fernando Valdes Nicholson - Nominated by Mrs. Rider
  • Theo Ignat - Nominated by Mrs. Capua
  • Kieran Goldstein - Nominated by Mrs. Rider
  • Alex Hesch - Nominated by Mrs. Houk
  • Addy Hesch - Nominated by Mrs. Rider
  • Zachary Rush - Nominated by Mrs Rider
  • Braden Richardson - Nominated by Mrs. Fried

Way to go boys and girls! I am very proud of you.

Institute Day/Friday, March 3 – While students will not be in attendance, all certified staff will be learning and growing on Institute Day. All elementary teachers will start to receive training on the new math program for next year, Eureka Math. While we do have some teachers piloting this program at Field this year, all K-5 teachers will be implementing Eureka Math next year. We are already seeing great growth in our students who are experiencing this program. We will also continue to work on student engagement and assessments which are part of our School and District 205 Improvement Plan.

AIMSweb and MAPs Data – AIMSweb reports and MAP reports will be coming home on February 22. Students in kindergarten through second grade will receive an AIMSweb report with their individual growth and students in second through fifth grades will receive their MAP test data. When looking at data for your child you always want to triangulate the data and look at two to three sources of data. Sometimes we look at only one piece and a child did not do well. It is important to look at formative assessments, the papers sent home in Friday folders, the report card and summative assessments (tests given at the end of a chapter or unit). By looking at multiple sources you will have a more accurate picture of your child’s progress. As the Field staff knows, I absolutely love looking at student data and would be happy to look at your child’s data with you and explain anything that is unclear.

PBIS Store – In a couple weeks the students will be able to spend their hard-earned feathers on the various trinkets and goodies at the school store. As always we need volunteers (aunts, uncles, parents or grandparents). Please sign up on the volunteer link created by the PTA.

Kindergarten Registration – Kindergarten registration took place last week and we currently have 53 students registered. If you missed the registration event please feel free to come to the school office at any time to register your child. The office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 to 4:00. At this point the district is staffing us at three sections. Field will have one morning and one afternoon class but we do not know if the other section will be morning or afternoon. After this decision is made I will make this information available to you. In early June a letter will be mailed to parents indicating placements in morning or afternoon kindergarten.

PE Newsletter – Please review from Mrs. Bashor as well as the Jump Rope for Heart information.

Funny Quotes from Students – The best part of my job as Principal is talking with and spending time with students. Every day I hear the best stories or comments from Field students. A couple really fun stories this week were:

  • During incoming kindergarten registration when a parent was given the registration packet her child turned to her and asked, “Is this my study guide for kindergarten?”
  • I asked a student what his little brother’s name was and he told me twice but I couldn’t understand what he was saying. He then turned to me and started spelling his brother’s name and replied, “Now do you get it?” My response was, “Yes, now I get it.”

Our District 205 Belief Statements:

  • All students must learn and grow.
  • We accept shared responsibility for student growth.
  • We make decisions based on what is best for students.
  • We are a future-focused community of learners.

As always if you have questions or concerns don’t hesitate to contact me at or at 630-834-5313.

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the extra day with your children!

Mrs. Poole
Field Principal


All students who attend school in Elmhurst, public or private, are welcome to participate with the completion and submission of a signed permission slip and tournament fee of $3.00. All participants will receive a certificate; the top four in each category

The registration deadline is Wednesday, March 8th. The 21st annual Student Chess Tournament will be held on Tuesday, March 14th, beginning at 6:00 PM in the York High School Commons, 355 W. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst. Students will compete in the following six categories: 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6-8th grade and high school.
receive; and the tournament champions receive a trophy.

The annual Student Chess Tournament is organized by parent volunteers, many of whom coach chess clubs at their children’s schools. Contestants will compete within the rules, playing five timed matches each. Volunteer judging is performed by independent chess experts who are brought in for this event. Last year, over 200 students participated in the tournament.

Snacks and drinks will be donated and provided. Pizza will be sold during the tournament.

Interested families may contact their child’s school chess club leader for the permission slips and rules. Questions may be directed to Chris Khayat at 630-290-1504 (cell) or


Know an outstanding youth volunteer? The City of Elmhurst’s Commission on Youth is currently seeking nominees for its annual Exemplary Youth Service Awards, the presentation of which will take place on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Sandburg Middle School. Nominations are being accepted for young volunteers who reside within Elmhurst District 205 boundaries or attend an Elmhurst school.


To receive a paper nomination form, call the City of Elmhurst at 630-530-3010 or visit to access the online form. Nominees must be students in grades K-12; service must be voluntary and unpaid. Nominations must be received by Friday March 10, 2017. Award winners will be personally congratulated by the Elmhurst Mayor Steve Morley, with a reception following the program. For more information, contact Youth Commission Chair Jackie Tamer at


With a theme of The Future is Now, the 2017 D205 Foundation Gala will be held on Saturday, March 11, at The Hyatt Lodge on McDonald’s Campus in Oak Brook. Join a community of friends ready to support a learning revolution by raising funds that will help promote future ready learning and innovation in Elmhurst Public Schools. The event promises to be an elegant and entertaining evening featuring a plated dinner, beverages, raffles, awesome mini and live auctions, as well as an opportunity to hear about new trends in learning spaces and education. Cost is $175 per person and space is limited; visit to learn more and purchase tickets.

Another way to participate, even if you can't attend the Gala, is to purchase a "Golden Raffle Ticket" for $100. Only 100 tickets are being sold and the winner will get to chose one of the following trips: 4-nights stay in Puntacana, Dominican Republic, Sam Adams Boston VIP Tour, or a 3-Nights Lake Tahoe Ski Getaway - airfare for two included.  To purchase a raffle ticket, please email Pam Hamil at


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

Enrollment: 419

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!

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.