It is hard to believe we only have two weeks left this school year. This past week our staff felt beyond appreciated by our Field PTA! We are blessed to have such an amazing community supporting and working with us. Thank you, to all our Field parents as well as the Teacher Appreciation Committee, for their hard work. I’d like to give a special shout out to Mandy Puchalski, Sarah Jensen, Rachel Ponton and Heather Stotts for their planning and coordination.
I also wanted to wish all of the moms a Happy Mother’s Day. While the weather didn’t really cooperate, I hope you found special ways to celebrate with your family.
Student Materials Pick-up - Field will be conducting a student materials pick-up “drive-through” the week of May 18. Please watch for detailed information and the pick-up schedule later this week. Please be sure to read the entire communication carefully and follow all of the guidelines/directions.
Official Last Day of School - The final day of school for the 2019-2020 school year will be May 22, 2020 for all students except seniors. The last day for seniors is May 13, 2020.
Mystery Reader - We hope you have been enjoying our weekly Mystery Readers, were you able to guess any of the readers correctly? Check out week three Mystery Readers! Happy Reading from the Field Staff.
2020-2021 Field Staff Updates - I wanted to take this opportunity to share some updates related to Field staffing for next school year. As was communicated earlier this year, Field will have three all-day kindergarten classes next school year. I am pleased to announce that Mrs. Kelly Castaldi and Mrs. Kristi Heckinger are both very excited to work with our youngest learners and will be joining Miss Ross to form the kindergarten team for the 2020-2021 school year.
Mrs. Christine Rysko will join the fifth grade team next school year and we will welcome a few new staff members to Field. Mrs. Megan Liewergen will join the third grade team. Mrs. Liewergen is currently teaching third grade at Fischer. Mrs. Jill Hipp will be joining our fourth grade team from Sandburg Middle School. I know they will both serve as wonderful additions to Field and will appreciate the amazing Field community we have. We will also be welcoming Mrs. Kasey Molidor back to Field to join our Special Education Resource team. Mrs. Molidor will be working part time at Field next year. She is currently working at Jackson Elementary School.
While I am excited for her new adventure, I am sad to see Mrs. Rosie Egan leave Field. Mrs. Egan will be moving to a full-time EL position in the District. This will leave us with a new Spanish teacher at Field for next school year.
2020-2021 Field Staff Overview
Instructional Coach - Ms. Katie Murphy
Kindergarten - Mrs. Kelly Castaldi, Mrs. Kristi Heckinger, Miss Jennifer Ross
First Grade - Mrs. Jennifer Gallagher, Miss Kyra Hollars, Miss Ashley Stevenson
Second Grade - Mrs. Elizabeth Firak, Mrs. Gayle Greenberg-Smith, Miss Lauren Joyce
Third Grade - Mrs. Megan Liewergen, Ms.Kathleen Manning, Mrs. Nikki Prafke
Fourth Grade - Ms. Valerie Baxter, Mrs. Jill Hipp, Ms. Sara Kalinsky
Fifth Grade - Mrs. Laurie Giblin, Mrs. Kelly McKissack, Mrs. Christine Rysko
REACH - Mrs. Leanne Rider
EL Teachers - Miss Colleen Brogni, Ms. Lisa Ferraris
Reading Specialists - Ms. Rachel Washburn, Ms. Whitney Brown
Special Education Resource: Mrs. Michele Johnston, Mrs. Ashley Reynolds, Mrs. Kasey Molidor
Library - Mrs. Karla Talbot
Music - Mrs. Tracey Lukritz
Physical Education - Mr. James Kolb
Art - Mrs. Amanda Heiman
Spanish - (To Be Determined)
SPED Instructional Coach - Ms. Heather Noncek (Edison, Emerson, Field & Jackson)
School Psychologists: Mrs. Alexandra Annen (2 days), Ms. Emily McDonough (1 day)
Social Worker: Miss Nicole Salaman
Speech Pathologist: Mrs. Amber Woods
Class List Process - At Field, we strongly believe that the detailed and collaborative process for creating class lists creates learning environments that benefit all students. We are blessed with an amazing staff that works extremely hard to meet the needs of all students. Creating class lists is a delicate balancing act that takes much consideration and thought by staff who know and care about your children. We always welcome and value any insights you wish to share about your child. We will take into consideration pertinent information about your child's learning style and needs. While we welcome your input, we will not be able to honor specific teacher requests. I shared this form earlier in the year, and due to the extenuating circumstances of the year, I am sharing this once more. I will leave this survey open until May 15. Please access the form through the Parent Input Form. Only Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. DeLaRosa will have access to review the information that you share in the survey.
Celebrating our Fifth Graders - This year, we are looking forward to celebrating our fantastic group of fifth graders virtually. They have had an amazing career at Field. Although we are sad to see them go, we feel confident they are ready for middle school. Please join us in celebrating their successes through a Fifth Grade Recognition Presentation and a Virtual Clap-Out. Over the next two weeks, we will be highlighting several fifth graders each day on social media. We will also have a Virtual Clap-Out to honor our fifth graders. Please make sure you are checking our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) on a regular basis. Thank you, fifth graders, for all your hard work. We will miss you so much!
The Virtual Clap-Out committee would like to send a gentle reminder to record your clap-out for your 5th grade student. It's a bit chilly today but tomorrow looks promising! Remember to upload the video to Mrs. Talbot's Library Google Classroom. Reach out with any questions to Mrs. Talbot (email@example.com) or Mrs. Woods (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I apologize for the length of this communication, but there is a great deal of information from the district to share related to resources for families. Please read the information below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at email@example.com.