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5/24/16

Hello Field Families!
It’s hard to believe that this is the last week of school and that this will be my last weekly email.  We’ve got another busy week ahead!

 

5th Grade Performance
The 5th Grade Performance was a huge success again this year!  Thank you to all of the 5th grade stars of the night – those on stage and the crew behind the stage!  Each and every 5th grader was amazing!!  Also, thank you to the 5th grade teachers (Mrs. Fried, Mrs. Castaldi, Mrs. Giblin) and the parents, without whom this would not have been possible, especially Lara Stavridis, Jeanne Plaisted, Alicia Alfano, and Sharon Wangler who put many, many hours into it.

 

Yearbooks
The yearbooks have just arrived!  They are being sorted and will be given to the students on Thursday.  Huge thanks to Audra Stanley, Sue Lisowski, Karen Grogan, and Trish Poulson who worked hard all year long creating this amazing keepsake.  Thank you, also, to the parents, teachers, and staff who shared photos of our students and events on Tree Ring.  If you did not order a yearbook, you can still place an order online and even create the custom pages.  You will need to pay for shipping since the yearbooks will be shipped directly to your house.

 

Field Day - Tuesday
We are celebrating the end of another school year Tuesday with Field Day!  Students will play games outside and stations are run by parent volunteers and teachers.  If you would like to volunteer, we have two shifts:
Morning Session 8:30 – 10:45 - kindergarten AM, 4th, and 5th
-Morning volunteers, please check in at 8:15 in the gym
Afternoon Session 12:30 – 2:45 - kindergarten PM, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
-Afternoon volunteers, please check in at 12:15 in the gym
Please sign up to volunteer to help run the games/relays on the VolunteerSpot link http://vols.pt/77mTJS.  If you have any questions, contact Karen Grogan.

 

PBIS Store – Volunteers Needed!!
Our last PBIS Store for the school year will be on Thursday, May 26th, from 9am-2:45pm.  The kids are super excited!!  We still need lots of volunteers, however.  If you can help out, even for a little while, please go to: http://vols.pt/1PYwgY and sign up.  Thank you!!

 

5th Grade Party Thursday – Volunteers Needed!!
We are in need of several 5th grade parent volunteers to accompany the 5th graders to their last Field party on Thursday from 11:30 – 2:30.  They will eat lunch at school and then we will be walking to Fitz’s Spare Keys for an afternoon of bowling, before heading back to school before the 3pm dismissal.  Please go to volunteer spot (http://vols.pt/zjPA1h) and sign up!  Thank you!!

 

5th Grade Clap-Out
We are excited to continue our tradition of the Fifth Grade Clap-Out.  Friday, the 1st thru 4th grade students will exit the building first at 11am.  By classroom, students will line up along the sidewalks and “clap-out” the fifth graders.  The fifth graders will exit the gym doors one at a time and proceed down the sidewalk along the front of the school and then down the main sidewalk.  The Clap-Out is our special way to say goodbye to our fifth graders and wish them well at Sandburg.  We ask that all parents and younger siblings who are not Field students remain on the grass and keep the sidewalks clear for the Clap-Out.  Thanks for your help and cooperation!!

 

Hands On
We will be collecting school supplies to be donated or recycled.  This will be done in the classrooms, so please talk to your children about whether their supplies should be brought home or collected.
Thank you for your participation in our programs throughout the year!  Attached are some recycling reminders to help keep up the good work over the summer.  See you in the fall!

 

End-of-Year Party – Volunteers Needed
The End-of-the-Year Party will be Friday, May 27, from 6:30-8:30 pm on the playground (or the gym, in case of rain).  Come out and celebrate the end of a wonderful school year with music, food, and fun!  If your oldest child is in grade K-2, please bring a store-bought dessert to share.  If your oldest child is in grade 3-5, please bring fruit or a store-bought savory to share.  A few volunteers are still needed, so please sign up for a short and easy shift at  http://vols.pt/KSLjUo.

 

Field of Gifts - Gift Card Fundraiser
Monday is the last day to order gift cards through our Field of Gifts program.  These make a great gift for teachers, staff, crossing guards, etc.!  Please have your order in the Field Office by 9:00am.  Payment can also be dropped at the home of Allison Welz, 251 Indiana Street.  Please text 630-220-1177 to let her know of the drop-off.
Please check out our online order form at http://gifts.fieldpta.org/
This site will create a PDF of your order form for printing. (If ordering from a Mac, you may have to "zoom out" to see entire screen. If ordering from a phone, you may have to scroll to the bottom for the cart and checkout.)

 

Time to order your school supplies for next year.
This helps you save time and money when back-to-school shopping. Parents that use EPI school packs save up to 40% compared to the same supplies from a national retailer.
Order deadline is June 10!
Ordering online is safe, easy, and so convenient:
     1) Go to: www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks
     2) Enter our school code: FIE006
If you prefer to order by check, use the Order Form provided in your child’s take home folder. Make your check payable to Field Elementary PTA and return it by May 25 with the completed order form.
Supplies will be delivered before school starts in August. You will be sent an email in early August with pick-up information.
For questions, contact Katharine Wagner at klkwagner@gmail.com or 773-680-1775.

 

Reimbursement Forms
Please turn in all of your reimbursement forms (with receipts) by June 15th.  The reimbursement form can be downloaded from our PTA website under “forms” (http://field.elmhurst205.org/forms).  Forms can be placed in the PTA mailbox in the school office.

 

Guided Reading Room Makeover
The Field PTA has partnered with Field teachers to update and re-fresh the Field guided reading room.  This room houses texts that teachers can use in small groups in the classroom to meet the needs of all learners.  A committee has been formed to make positive progress on this project.  Team members are Tammy Poole, Nikki Prafke, Samantha Houk, Lois Prokosch, Kristi Heckinger, Kathleen Manning, Lauren Joyce, Karla Talbot, Laurie Giblin, Sarah Jensen & Leslie Van Meir. This is an exciting project and we'll be sharing photos along the way. 
To create a guided reading room that is more user-friendly, it will take a little time to move materials and package them appropriately. There are several work days set this summer where parents can work with teachers (typically 3 hour shifts in the morning) to accomplish this goal.  If you are interested in helping with this project, please email Leslie Van Meir at kjlcvanmeir@gmail.com and she can let you know the days/times that are available (we are still looking for volunteers on Wed 6/1 and Aug 8/3 especially).  Thank you for your support!

 

PTA Executive Committee 2016-2017
I would like to introduce and welcome our new Executive Committee for the 2016-2017 school year:
President:  Susan Larrick (slarrick@hotmail.com)
President Elect: - Kerrie Samuelian (kerriesamuelian@gmail.com)
Treasurer – Lara Stavridis (larastavridis@yahoo.com)
Secretary – Heidi Linhart (linhart1@prodigy.net)
Programs – Lisa Ciarrachi (l.ciarrachi@gmail.com)
Membership – Wendee Reedy (wendee_reedy@yahoo.com)

 

PTA Open Board Positions
The following board positions are still open for next year.  If you or anyone you know are interested in filling the position or in obtaining more information, please feel free to contact Susan Larrick at slarrick@hotmail.com or any of the PTA Executive Committee members listed above.  Chair positions include: Social Committee, Chess Club, PTA Council Dist. 205 Scholarship Representative, Winter Carnival, Publicity.

 

On a personal note …
I would like to thank everyone for their continued support of the Field PTA and to all of the Field PTA members who helped make this school year another great one for all of our kids.  It takes a lot of hands to pull off all of the programs and events and we couldn’t do it without the support of each and every one of you!  I would also like to wish our fifth grade students and families good luck in their future adventures at Sandburg.
Thank you, again, and have a wonderful summer!!
Heidi Linhart
Field PTA President 2015-2016

 

IMPORTANT DATES
Tuesday, May 24th - Field Day
Wednesday, May 25th - Laser Assemblies
Thursday, May 26th - Rain Date for Field Day
Thursday, May 26th - PBIS Store – Volunteers Needed!
Thursday, May 26th- End of Year Party for 5th Graders
Thursday, May 26th – Last Day of School for Kindergarteners
Friday, May 27th – 5th Grade Clap Out, 11am
Friday, May 27th - Last day of school (1st – 5th), 1/2 day dismissal at 11:15
Friday, May 27th - PTA End of the Year Party, 6:30-8:30PM
Wednesday, June 15th – PTA Reimbursements Forms Due


Go Field Falcons!

 

 

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5/24/16

I would like to introduce and welcome our new Executive Committee for the 2016-2017 school year:
President:  Susan Larrick (slarrick@hotmail.com)
President Elect: - Kerrie Samuelian (kerriesamuelian@gmail.com)
Treasurer – Lara Stavridis (larastavridis@yahoo.com)
Secretary – Heidi Linhart (linhart1@prodigy.net)
Programs – Lisa Ciarrachi (l.ciarrachi@gmail.com)
Membership – Wendee Reedy (wendee_reedy@yahoo.com)
 

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5/18/16

Hello Field Families!
Only two weeks of school left and a lot going on!!

Field Day – Volunteers Needed
Field Day is scheduled for May 24th (May 26th is the rain date) and quickly approaching.  The students will be rotating through several outdoor games and relays at different stations.  Therefore, we need volunteers to help run the different stations.
The day is going to be broken down into a morning session and an afternoon session.  Here are the details:
Morning Session (need 18 volunteers) - kindergarten AM, 4th, and 5th grades 
-Morning volunteers, please check in at 8:15 and will end approximately at 10:45am.
Afternoon Session (need 20 volunteers) - kindergarten PM, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades
-Afternoon volunteers, please check in at 12:15 and will end approximately at 2:45pm.
Please sign up to volunteer to help run the games/relays on the Volunteerspot link below...
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
 1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/77mTJS
 2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
 3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
 Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Thanks,
Karen Grogan

 

PBIS Store – Volunteers Needed!!
Our last PBIS Store for the school year will be on Thursday, May 26th, from 9am-2:45pm.  The kids are super excited!!  We will need lots of volunteers, however.  If you can help out, even for a little while, please go to: http://vols.pt/1PYwgY and sign up.  Thank you!!

 

End-of-Year Party – Volunteers Needed
The End-of-the-Year Party will be Friday, May 27, from 6:30-8:30 pm on the playground, and we need a few volunteers to help make the party awesome. Please sign up for a short, easy shift at  http://vols.pt/KSLjUo.

 

Guided Reading Room Makeover
The Field PTA has partnered with Field teachers to update and re-fresh the Field guided reading room.  This room houses texts that teachers can use in small groups in the classroom to meet the needs of all learners.  A committee has been formed to make positive progress on this project.  Team members are Tammy Poole, Nikki Prafke, Samantha Houk, Lois Prokosch, Kristi Heckinger, Kathleen Manning, Lauren Joyce, Karla Talbot, Laurie Giblin, Sarah Jensen & Leslie Van Meir. This is an exciting project and we'll be sharing photos along the way. 
To create a guided reading room that is more user-friendly, it will take a little time to move materials and package them appropriately. There are several work days set this summer where parents can work with teachers (typically 3 hour shifts in the morning) to accomplish this goal.  If you are interested in helping with this project, please email Leslie Van Meir at kjlcvanmeir@gmail.com and she can let you know the days/times that are available.  Thank you for your support!

 

Field of Gifts - Gift Card Fundraiser
The end of the school year is coming up fast!!  It's a perfect time to start thinking about end-of-the-year gifts for teachers, staff, crossing guards, etc.!
This is a gift card program (supported by Manna Group). Field PTA supporters purchase the gift cards at face value (ex. Jewel $100 costs you $100). The Field PTA purchases the gift card from Manna and in turn, Manna donates a percentage back to our organization. It's that easy!

DID YOU KNOW? Elmhurst City Centre Scholar Dollars can be used at over 60 merchants in downtown Elmhurst including FITT-RX, enzee, Main Street Candy & Toys, Meatheads, Egg Harbor and so many more! They are available in denominations of $10 and $25.
New! Kie & Kate Couture - Elmhurst available in $15, $25 & $50.
Please check out our online order form at http://gifts.fieldpta.org/ .
This site will create a PDF of your order form for printing. (If ordering from a Mac, you may have to "zoom out" to see entire screen. If ordering from a phone, you may have to scroll to the bottom for the cart and checkout.)
* Next Due Date: Tuesday – 5/17/16 - Order forms and payments are due in the Field Office by 9:00 a.m. on the due date. Payment can also be dropped at the home of Allison Welz, 251 Indiana Street. Please text 630-220-1177 to let her know of the drop-off.
* Upcoming Due Dates: Monday, 5/23
Questions? Please contact Allison Welz - adwelz@sbcglobal.net ; 630-220-1177 (cell)

 

Time to order your school supplies for next year.
This helps you save time and money when back-to-school shopping. Parents that use EPI school packs save up to 40% compared to the same supplies from a national retailer.
Order deadline is June 10!
Ordering online is safe, easy, and so convenient:
     1) Go to: www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks
     2) Enter our school code: FIE006
If you prefer to order by check, use the Order Form provided in your child’s take home folder. Make your check payable to Field Elementary PTA and return it by May 25 with the completed order form.
Supplies will be delivered before school starts in August. You will be sent an email in early August with pick-up information.
For questions, contact Katharine Wagner at klkwagner@gmail.com or 773-680-1775.

 

5th Grade Performance
Our 5th graders have been hard at work on our annual 5th Grade Performance, to be held on Thursday, May 19th, with a preview for the student body at 1:30pm and a show for their families at 7pm.  This show will be full of fun skits, music, comedy, dance … and could not be put on without the help of some of the 5th graders who will be working behind the scenes on the stage crew.  We are really proud of our 5th graders!!

 

Open PTA Chair Positions for next school year
Please contact Susan Larrick (slarrick@hotmail.com) if you are interested in volunteering to chair/co-chair any of the following programs for next school year, or if you have any questions about them:
Social Committee - end of year party and any other all-school social events you'd like to plan with help from a committee.
Chess Club - we need a new chair(s) in order to be able to still offer this for our students.
PTA Council District 205 Scholarship Representative - help promote fundraising events for PTA scholarships for York HS students and review scholarship applications.
Winter Carnival - there will be a whole committee for this, but we need some parents to co-chair this to get the ball rolling.
Publicity - notify local papers about school/student events and accomplishments.

 

IMPORTANT DATES
Thursday, May 19th - 5th Grade Performance, 1:30pm for students and 7:00 for 5th grade families
Tuesday, May 24th - Field Day
Wednesday, May 25th - Laser Assembly
Thursday, May 26th - Rain Date for Field Day
Thursday, May 26th - PBIS Store
Thursday, May 26th- End of Year Party for 5th Graders
Friday, May 27th – 5th Grade Clap Out, 11am
Friday, May 27th - Last day of school, 1/2 day dismissal at 11:15
Friday, May 27th - PTA End of the Year Party, 6:30-8:30PM

Have a great week!!

 

Heidi Linhart

 

Field PTA President 2015-2016

 

Go Field Falcons!

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5/18/16

Please contact Susan Larrick (slarrick@hotmail.com) if you are interested in volunteering to chair/co-chair any of the following programs for next school year, or if you have any questions about them:
Social Committee - end of year party and any other all-school social events you'd like to plan with help from a committee.
Chess Club - we need a new chair(s) in order to be able to still offer this for our students.
PTA Council District 205 Scholarship Representative - help promote fundraising events for PTA scholarships for York HS students and review scholarship applications.
Winter Carnival - there will be a whole committee for this, but we need some parents to co-chair this to get the ball rolling.
Publicity - notify local papers about school/student events and accomplishments.
 

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5/6/16

This helps you save time and money when back-to-school shopping. Parents that use EPI school packs save up to 40% compared to the same supplies from a national retailer.
Order deadline is June 10!
Ordering online is safe, easy, and so convenient:
     1) Go to: www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks
     2) Enter our school code: FIE006
If you prefer to order by check, use the Order Form provided in your child’s take home folder. Make your check payable to Field Elementary PTA and return it by May 25 with the completed order form.
Supplies will be delivered before school starts in August. You will be sent an email in early August with pick-up information.
For questions, contact Katharine Wagner at klkwagner@gmail.com or 773-680-1775.

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5/6/16

The end of the school year is coming up fast!!  It's a perfect time to start thinking about end-of-the-year gifts for teachers, staff, crossing guards, etc.!
This is a gift card program (supported by Manna Group). Field PTA supporters purchase the gift cards at face value (ex. Jewel $100 costs you $100). The Field PTA purchases the gift card from Manna and in turn, Manna donates a percentage back to our organization. It's that easy!

DID YOU KNOW? Elmhurst City Centre Scholar Dollars can be used at over 60 merchants in downtown Elmhurst including FITT-RX, enzee, Main Street Candy & Toys, Meatheads, Egg Harbor and so many more! They are available in denominations of $10 and $25.
New! Kie & Kate Couture - Elmhurst available in $15, $25 & $50.
Please check out our online order form at http://gifts.fieldpta.org/ .
This site will create a PDF of your order form for printing. (If ordering from a Mac, you may have to "zoom out" to see entire screen. If ordering from a phone, you may have to scroll to the bottom for the cart and checkout.)
* Next Due Date: Tuesday – 5/17/16 - Order forms and payments are due in the Field Office by 9:00 a.m. on the due date. Payment can also be dropped at the home of Allison Welz, 251 Indiana Street. Please text 630-220-1177 to let her know of the drop-off.
* Upcoming Due Dates: Monday, 5/23
Questions? Please contact Allison Welz - adwelz@sbcglobal.net ; 630-220-1177 (cell)

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Welcome 2015-2016 Field Parents!

Hello Field Parents,

Welcome to Field Elementary School for the 2015-2016 school year!!  My name is Heidi Linhart, and I am this year’s PTA President.  I am so excited for this year!  We have some fresh faces on the Executive Board, and some fresh ideas as well.  We have all been working hard during the summer to make this upcoming year one of the best!!  I hope you will join us at our first PTA meeting on September 15.  It is going to be a great year!!

Heidi Linhart

Field PTA President 2015-2016

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Go Field Falcons!

Go Field Falcons!

Upcoming Events

Apr

11 Information Meeting Field Auditorium 6:30pm

12 Eat & Earn Potbelly 4-7pm

14 Kindergarten Parent Orientation Field Auditorium 6:30pm

19 PTA Meeting Field Library 7pm

22 Field Earth Day 6:30pm

 

May

5 PTA Meeting Multipurpose room 8:30am

19 5th Grade Performance

24 Field Day

25 Laser Assemby

26 Rain Date for Field Day

26 PBIS Store

26 End of Year Party for 5th Graders

27 5th Grade Clap Out 11am

27 PTA End of the Year Party 6:30-8:30pm