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Friday September 23rd will be the first day of Running Club during lunch. Please have your child wear running shoes and appropriate clothing. I have started to assigned volunteers to dates based on what you selected on the volunteer sheet that went home. You will receive an email from with the information you need (time, location etc). If you are unable to help that day please cancel your reservation or find someone else who might be able to help-it is no problem! We can always use help so feel free to join us any Friday-even if it seems "full". The students love parents that run or walk with them so put on your shoes and join us!


Below is the link to the sign up sheet so you can view it and add yourself!


Thank you all again for helping to make this such a fun event for the kids! Let us know if you have any questions!

Audra, Jill & Laura


Thank you to everyone who came to last week's PTA meeting. We had a lot to discuss as it was our first meeting of the year. There was so much great feedback and new ideas discussed, so thank you for everyone's time and input! If you missed the meeting, the minutes will be posted soon on the Field PTA website. The next PTA meeting will be on October 11.


And a big thank you to all members of the PTA and your contributions! Some of those funds have already been used for our children to enjoy new sporting goods on the playground that included the recent purchase of 25 balls such as soccer balls, footballs, basketballs, and Four Square balls.  See attached picture! 


If you have anything like this to donate, or other items such as frisbees, jump ropes, Nerf balls, or bubbles then please consider dropping them off at the Field Office to Mrs. Poole's attention (THANK YOU!).



Thank you to Jenny Koerth for hosting the Kindergarten Mom's Night Out last Friday. Hope everyone had a great time and now on to the 4th grade Mom's Night Out this Wednesday! If you haven't already, please be sure to RSVP so that hostesses can know how many to expect. See schedule below for all grades, and see attached flyer for full details and RSVP form.
1st grade - Friday, Oct. 7 at 7:30pm
2nd grade - Friday, Sept. 30 at 7:30pm
3rd grade - Friday, Sept. 23 at 7:30pm
4th grade - Wednesday, Sept 21 at 7pm
5th grade - Friday, Oct. 14 at 7:30pm


Thursday, September 22
If you placed an order for Field Spirit Wear, it will be available for pickup this Thursday in the morning at drop-off (8-8:15) and in the afternoon at pickup (2:50-3:05)?.  ?Weather permitting we will have a table set up outside?.  ?If you cannot make it at those times, please email Sonia Boskovic at by Wednesday with your name and order number as well as your child's name and teacher's name so it can be sent home with your child on Friday. Thank you for your order!


Monday, September 19 (10-11am)
Tomorrow will be the first of five opportunities to meet with District 205 Superintendent Dr. Dave Moyer in an informal setting. This year’s “Coffee With The Superintendent” opportunities are again being organized by the PTA Council and are open to any interested District 205 parent or community resident. There will be no agenda during the approximate one-hour conversation. The first Coffee will be held on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 10:00 AM hosted by Sandburg Middle School, 345 E. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst.
Superintendent Coffees will also be held:
•Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 1:30 PM at Churchville Middle School
•Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 10 AM at Jackson School
•Monday, February 13, 2017 at 1:30 PM at Fischer School
•Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 10 AM at Jefferson School
*Parents can attend any Coffee as it does not matter which Elmhurst school your child attends.


Tuesday, September 20 (7pm)
This Tuesday there will be a REACH information meeting for parents at Sandburg Middle School Auditorium. Invited speaker is Deborah Lee, District Coordinator for Professional Learning-REACH.  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 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.
Check out the REACH PTA website for more information about the REACH Program.


Beginning Friday, September 23
Running Club begins this week for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders.  Sign up sheets should have already been turned in, or contact Laura Tanny  ( with any questions.


Monday, October 3 and Monday, December 5
7-9pm at York High School
Save the date for the next series of community engagement sessions that the District hosts to collaborate with the community and the school district. The input shared at these meetings is intended to be used to identify community priorities, inform the Board of Education and guide the planning for the future of Elmhurst District 205. All are welcome and encouraged to attend! Childcare for ages 3-12 can be provided if you RSVP. See the District website for further information: Elmhurst District 205/ Focus 205


Friday, September 30 will be our Picture Day at school.


NEW! Online Order Form
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?
NEW! Fitt-RX - Elmhurst is now offering their 10 Class Universal Punch Card ($160) through Field of Gifts. Awesome!
New! Kie & Kate Couture - Elmhurst available in $15, $25 & $50.
Elmhurst City Centre Scholar Dollars can be used at over 60 merchants in downtown Elmhurst including FITT-RX, enzee, Main Street Candy & Toys, Meatheads and so many more! They are available in denominations of $10 and $25.


Please check out our online order form at  . 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.)
September Due Dates: Tuesdays, 9/20 & 9/27. Order forms and payments are due in the Field Office by 9:00 a.m. 
Problems with the website? Click the following link for a printed form: http://gifts.fieldpta.or g/printorderform.aspx
Questions? Please contact Allison Welz - ; 630-220-1177 (cell)


Monday, September 26 (7pm)
For adults and kids 10+, there will be a $10 screening at York Theatre for the documentary entitled, Screenagers, which looks at the use of technology, including social media and video games, and how to empower kids to navigate the digital world. Go to and click on Events for tickets.


Thursday, September 29
The Harlem Wizards are coming back for this fun night hosted by the District 205 Foundation.  This is a family fundraiser with the Harlem Wizards performing their basketball tricks and even playing against our very own Elmhurst school faculty and staff! See attached flyer for more information.

Go Field Falcons!

Susan Larrick

Field PTA President 2016-2017


Mom's Night Out was launched in 2009 as a chance for Field Moms to meet and get to know one another in a casual, social setting. It was a huge success, offering numerous connection opportunities within the Field School community. By collecting a $10 donation, we raise enough money to reduce other 'sales calls' throughout the year.
A HUGE thank you to all of the 2016 Fall Mom's Night Out hostesses!


Friday, September 16th 7:30 p.m.
Home of Jenny Koerth
127 N. Berteau Ave


First Grade
Friday, October 7th 7:30 p.m.
Home of Nadine Pizarro
208 E. Elmhurst Ave


Second Grade
Friday, September 30th 7:30 p.m.
Home of Heidi Linhart
261 N. Clinton Ave


Third Grade
Friday, September 23rd 7:30 p.m.
Home of Lynnea Brown
155 N. Clinton Ave


Fourth Grade
Wednesday, Sept 21st 7:00 p.m.
Home of Suzanne Wilcox
208 N. Clinton


Fifth Grade
Friday, October 14th 7:30 p.m.
Home of Wendee Reedy
145 N. Geneva


Don’t miss this chance to connect with other parents! Download and send in the RSVP form below!



Thank you to all families who purchased a yearbook last school year (2015-2016), which qualified us as a Green Yearbook School. This means for every yearbook sold, the TreeRing organization through Trees for the Future will plant a tree in our name. 323 trees are therefore being planted on behalf of Field School!


Calling all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders! Running Club is kicking off soon with its' Friday runs around Field School during lunch/recess.  Check your 3rd-5th graders' folders for a flyer that was sent home on Friday with more information.



Hello Field Families,

Welcome to the Field Elementary 2016-2017 school year! I am excited to be this year’s PTA President and am looking forward to a great year with all of you. I welcome all of our new students to Field and their families. Field School and our PTA is such a fantastic community that you are sure to feel at home with soon. This will be my fourth year with children at Field and I have loved it more each year!


For everyone at Field, we have a year planned with many activities and fun to add on to the incredible teaching and academics provided at Field.  My goal is for us to support one another and make this the best experience it can be for all of our children, families, teachers, and staff.


Stay tuned for ongoing updates and ways to keep Field School as great as it is!


Go Field Falcons!


Susan Larrick
Field PTA President 2016-2017

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Go Field Falcons!

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Upcoming Events


18 PTA Welcome Coffee 8:15-9:15am and 12-12:30 (PM Kindergarten)

24 Curriculum Night (parents only) 7-8pm



5 Labor Day (no school)

13 PTA Meeting 7pm (library)

16 MNO Kindergarten

21 MNO 4th Grade

23 MNO 3rd Grade

30 MNO 2nd Grade



5   Intl Walk to School Day (PTA at Main Entrance)

7   MNO 1st Grade

10 Columbus Day (no school)

11 PTA Meeting 4pm

14 MNO 5th grade



8   PTA Meeting 7pm

12 FRC Drumstick Dash

17-22 Book Fair

21-22 Parent-Teacher Conferences

22 No School



22 Winter Break begins



9   Classes resume

10 PTA Meeting 1:45pm

16 MLK Birthday (no school)

17 Teacher Institute Day (no school)



7   PTA Meeting 1:45pm

20 President's Day (no school)



3   Teacher Institute Day (no school)

14 PTA Meeting (Library) 1:45pm

27 Spring Break begins



3   Classes resume

14 Teacher Institute Day (no school)



29   Memorial day (no school)



8   Tentative Last Day of School


2016-2017 PTA Meetings

September 13 at 7pm
October 11 at 4pm
November 8 at 7pm
No December meeting
January 10 at 1:45pm
February 7 at 7pm
March 14 at 1:45pm
April 11 at 7pm
May 9 at 8:15am (Appreciation Breakfast)

2016-2017 Late Start Dates

9:45am Start
PM Kindergarten 12:55pm Start 

September 14
October 19
November 9
December 14
January 25
February 15
March 15
April 19
May 17