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2/8/16

It’s time to get your act together!  On Thursday, May 19th you will have the opportunity to show Field School all the talent you got!  Can you sing, dance, play an instrument, spin a basketball on your head, tell jokes, jump rope or recite a poem?  This is YOUR grand finale.  It’s time to start talking to your friends and classmates about what you think your 5th grade performance should be.
Summary of Important Information:
* The 5th Grade Performance will take place on Thursday, May 19th at 7 PM.
* Every 5th grader is expected to participate in an act OR as part of the stage crew.
* Each student may be in only one act.
* Act duration should be approximately 2-3 minutes.
* An Act Participation Form must be submitted for each student participating.
* Each act must have a parent supervisor.
* Act Participation Forms are due Friday, March 11th.
* Act requests will be reviewed by a committee and students will be notified by Friday, March 18th if their act is approved.
* Rehearsals will begin during lunch hour the week of April 4th.

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2/8/16

Hello Field Families! 
I want to give a huge thanks to Wendee Reedy and Leslie Van Meir for spearheading the amazing Winter Carnival that took place on Saturday!!  Their passion and dedication to the Carnival was definitely present throughout the entire afternoon!  It was a great success!!
Winter Carnival
This event once again proved that Field families are awesome!  Thank you to EVERYONE who gave their time, spent money, and had fun!
A few things to note:
* If you won a silent auction and haven't paid yet, you should have been contacted by Leslie and need to arrange a swap for your items with her.
* If you won a priority seating raffle, you'll be contacted this week on how the process works.
* If you won a teacher raffle, the teachers will be informed on Monday of the winners and should follow up with you by the end of the week to set up parties or delivery of goods.
* If you won a raffle basket or golden raffle or Bulls - congratulations!!  You may have been called to pick up your items from the office.  Please do so in a timely fashion.
* One of the raffles pulled was the name of Steph Swanson, but no phone number or address was given and we can't find this person in the PTA directory.  If you know this person, please let Leslie know ASAP, or we will draw a new winner on Wednesday.
Two opportunities still exist:
* Silent Auction item A3 is still available for purchase.  It includes a month family membership to True Prodigy and a $25 Marianos gift card.  Lowest offer is $75.  I can tell you that the owner and coach of True Prodigy is one of the BEST coaches I've come across.  If you'd like to know more or are interested in purchasing, contact Leslie at kjlcvanmeir@gmail.com.
* Kie & Kate, Skin Deep, & Tree of Life are hosting an event for $15 and spots are still available!  See description below and contact Leslie at kjlcvanmeir@gmail.com if interested. 
 
Ladies Night Out
Kie & Kate Couture, Skin Deep and Tree of Life Chiropractic are hosting a party on Wednesday, March 9th and you're invited!  Enjoy appetizers, drinks, and wellness tips as you shop with friends.  Guests will enjoy 20% off all of their purchases at Kie & Kate AND ‘The Lifting Lounge’, a non-surgical way to tighten and tone your skin courtesy of Skin Deep.  The best part is that everyone can win!  A mere $15 reserves your spot.
A separate email blast will be sent later this week with all winners.  Thanks again for making the event a success!

Recycling
Hands On is working with Student Council on a new recycling program and will be collecting the following items for Scarce (scarceecoed.org)
- Broken crayons for the Super Crayon program, in which crayons are melted down and molded for children who have difficulty using regular crayons
- Old pens, highlighters, markers, etc. to be recycled into storage bins through Terracycle (terracycle.com)
- Any unwanted writing instruments to be redistributed to those needing school supplies
PLEASE NOTE: If you have a container that we could repurpose for this program we need them ASAP!!  Something like the Market Pantry Bulk Snack containers from Target would be great, but any bulk snack or juice container could work.  Student Council members will be decorating a bin for each classroom, so if you have any please let me know.
Thank you!  Sonia Boskovic  spacini5@yahoo.com

SERG February Meeting - Flyer Attached
The Special Education Resource Group (SERG) invites all District 205 families to their February program on Thursday, February 18th from 7-9pm in the District Office at 162 S. York Road.  “Enhance Students’ Access to the Curriculum Using Good Chrome Apps, Extensions, Add-Ons and Websites” present by Sharon Meldgin, the assistive Technology Coordinator for the Leyden Area Special Education.  Sharon will share ideas on how to better access curriculum and enhance learning experiences.

Ladies Who Lunch - PTA Council Scholarship Fundraiser - Flyer Attached
Join us on Thursday, February 18 at 11:30am at Cafe Amano for the Highly Anticipated Annual Luncheon Featuring a Delicious 3 Course Meal from one of Elmhurst’s Finest Restaurants.  This luncheon benefits the PTA Council Scholarship Fund that awards scholarships to York Seniors in the Spring.  Tickets are $30 per person and limited.  Please contact Susan Phillips at shp0103@mac.com to sign up!

Fannie Mae Fundraiser
The Elmhurst PTA Council is selling Fannie May Candy to raise funds for PTA scholarships given to graduating York seniors. ALL proceeds from the sale will go to these scholarships.  Brochures were sent home last week (also attached).  To order, please complete the order form. Please print legibly your “ship to” and “order information” at the top. Return your order form along with a check made payable to ELMHURST PTA COUNCIL. DO NOT INCLUDE SALES TAX. Submit orders on or before Friday, February 19, 2016 to your school office or mail to Jodi Redick, 851 Princeton Court, Elmhurst, IL 60126. Your candy will be delivered to your door the week of March 14, 2016.

Coffee with the Superintendent
Come meet with Superintendent Dr. Dave Moyer in an informal setting on Thursday, February 25 at 1:30pm hosted by Emerson Elementary School, 925 S. Swain Avenue, Elmhurst. There will be no agenda during the approximate one-hour conversation.  Please join us!

Family Arts Festival
Please save your recyclables for the Field Family Arts Festival!
The 7th Annual Field Family Arts Festival is coming Thursday, March 10th and we need your help to make one of the most popular project rooms a success. Please save non-glass recyclables to be used as a medium for many a masterpiece! Cardboard boxes, orange juice bottles, milk cartons, paper towel/toilet paper tubes, yogurt containers, tin cans - you name it, we'll take it. The recycled arts room is a student favorite so your donations will ensure that all artists have sufficient materials to work with.
All donations can be dropped off at the home of Festival Co-chair Julie Prather at 448 East Court. Please leave your items near the side door, which right next to the driveway for easy drop-off. Please direct questions to Julie at julprthr@aol.com
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Are you a Graphic Artist?
The Family Arts Festival committee would also be grateful for the help of a Field parent with graphic arts experience. The time commitment should be minimal as we are seeking to have existing documents altered for the upcoming festival. If you can lend a hand, please contact Julie Prather at julprthr@aol.com.

2016 Foundation Gala-Friends Making a Difference
Due to the generosity of our friends and supporters, the Foundation has made a difference by providing over $1.5 million in educational grants , innovations & technology to support teachers and benefit students; $211,000 to help struggling learners get additional assistance and improve academic achievement and more than $872,000 in community partnership programs that enhance our students’ educational and extracurricular  experiences.  Our largest fundraiser of the year will be held Friday, March 11 at The Drake Oak Brook Hotel from 7:00-10:30 pm.  This gala event will include open bar, appetizers, plated dinner, music, mini and live auctions, and entertaining fundraising activities. New this year is a Winner’s Choice Raffle for the choice of a unique vacation experience.  Raffle tickets are $100 and a maximum of one hundred tickets will be sold beginning prior to the event. The winner will be announced at the event but need not be present to win. To purchase event or raffle tickets, and for information on sponsorship opportunities, including discounted tables for 10, visit www.elmhurst205.org/foundation_2016Gala.

IMPORTANT DATES
Monday, February 15th – No School in honor of President’s Day
Tuesday, February 16th – PTA Meeting, 7pm, Field Library
Thursday, February 18th – Ladies Who Lunch, 11:30am, Café Amano
Thursday, February 18th – SERG, 7-9pm, District Office
Thursday, February 25th - Superintendent Coffee at Emerson, 1:30pm
Thursday, March 10th - Family Arts Festival, 6:30-8:30pm
Friday, March 11th – 2016 Foundation Gala, 7-10:30pm, Drake Oak Brook Hotel
 

Have a great week!!

Heidi Linhart

Field PTA President 2015-2016

 

Go Field Falcons!

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1/18/16

Happy New Year!
I wanted to share the exciting news that Field School submitted 44 entrees for the program, 19 advanced to the District level and 10 advanced to the Regional level.  The Regional level judging is underway and I anticipate hearing who is advancing to the State level this month.

 

The Dupage East Region will be having a celebration for all entrees that advanced to that level.  I will share more information with the artists as I receive it.  I will be preparing certificates for those that participated and special ribbons/awards for those that advanced to the various levels.  I'd like to have a celebration breakfast similar to last years at the appropriate time.  I also will reach out to Ms. Neigel to see if there is any place we can post all of the entrees for viewing.  Might be nice for the students to have their entrees viewed by the school.  The Regional Chairperson is still trying to work with Yorktown Mall to have the entrees reaching Regional level displayed for others to view.

 

Can you please share congratulations in our weekly PTA email and can we get the names posted on our Reflections webpage? Maybe we can post the lists below on the webpage.   I do have some photos of the entrees advancing to the Regional level....do you think it would be good to post those on the webpage?   I attached a message for the weekly email.  I will reach out to Dianne for the names to be included in the daily announcements.

 

Advancing to Regional:
Camryn Adams - "Let Your Imagination Fly" - Literature
Alexandra El Etr-Garofalo - "The Design Circle" - Visual Arts
Kieran Goldstein - "Flying Free" - Visual Arts
Darby Helm - "Love For My Pet" - Photography
Miles Locigno  - "Amazing Art" - Visual Arts
PJ McLafferty - "Ducks Big Idea" - Film
Edith Piacenza - "Flying Elephant - Dog - Angel" - Visual Arts
Keil Rosen  - "Imaginary Flying Wheels" - Visual Arts
Cassidy Wehrle - "The Eye is the Center of Imagination" - Visual Arts
Cassidy Wehrle - "The Elmhurst House of Imagination" - Photography

 

Advancing to District (in addition to names above):
Adam Fennell - "Let Your Imagination Fly to The Moon" - Photography
Alejandro Goetz - "Anything is Possible" - Visual Arts
Darby Helm - "Fly'n in the Sky" - Photography
John Isacson - "Mice Reach For The Sky" - Visual Arts
Anaya Parikh - "Sun love! Sunset!" - Visual Arts
Amber Smith - "The Dragon Side" - Visual Arts
Joel Varghese - "Let Your Imagination Fly" - Photography
Joel Varghese - "Cause & Effect Poem: War" - Literature
Daly Wangler - "Mr. Stare" - Visual Arts

 

Please let me know if there is anything you need right now......Thank you !!

 

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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

Jan

27  Summer Rec Open House 6-9pm York

27  PTA Council Scholarship Eat & Earn Potbellies

28  Field Science Olympiad

 

Feb

6  Winter Carnival

16  Field PTA Meeting 7pm Library

18  SERG 7-9am District Office 

 

Mar

10 Family Arts Festival