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Elin Creative Writing Winner

Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 fifth grade students from Field and Hawthorne elementary schools entered the Celebrate America Fifth Grade Creative Writing Contest. As they have done in recent years, the D205 students placed in first, second and third place locally and fifth grade student, Elin Seiler (Field) also went on to win the national competition. 

Each year the national competition winner, and their family have the opportunity to travel to New York City to present their work in person at the American Immigration Council's annual fundraiser. But this year, Elin was invited to take her poetry to an even bigger audience - a national one. On Wednesday June 29, 2022 at noon, Elin will be appearing on Good Morning America where they will be featuring her in a segment about the contest and interviewing her about her poem. 

Competing with others from around the Country, the contest asks students to submit a written piece on the theme "Why I Am Glad America is a Nation of Immigrants'' or “What Does It Mean to be a Welcoming Nation?” The entries were judged on the basis of theme, presentation, creativity, and message. Field and Hawthorne students won the top 3 prizes for the Chicagoland Council: Elin Seiler (Field) won first place, Brenner Harges (Hawthorne) won second place and Rowan Hoppe (Hawthorne) won third place. This is the second year in a row that the Chicago Chapter and D205 students have won first, second, and third place locally and placed nationally in this contest

“I am so proud to see the Elmhurst District 205 students recognized for their hard work. It has been such a wonderful experience for each of them and they could not have selected a more amazing student than Elin as the winner of the National contest,” said Field Elementary School Principal Heidi Thomas.  “Elin demonstrates kindness, and enthusiasm in all that she does and that was truly evident in her writing.”

Every year the contest aims to inspire fifth graders throughout the United States to reflect on and write. For over two decades, the contest has touched tens of thousands of students, teachers, and administrators with powerful stories — many of which are born directly out of students’ deeply personal experiences. The contest has inspired over 100,000 fifth graders to share their stories through poetry, prose, and essays. 

Below are photos of Elin as she heads to New York.  The winning entries can be found HERE.

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2022 -2023 SCHOOL SUPPLY Ordering Info
The PTA is happy to provide you the opportunity to order your 2022-2023 school supplies! We know next year will be different in many ways, but ordering your school supplies will stay the same. Our Field teachers have worked with the teachers from Edison & Hawthorne to create a single, jointly approved school supply list for grades K-4. The 5th grade list was created by Field 5th grade teachers as usual. All kits will be shipped to your home mid summer. PLEASE NOTE: If you are purchasing school supplies for 2022-2023, YOU MUST order through the Field School Supply Link only!! NOT the school your child will be attending next year.

Ordering is easy! Just use this Field School Supply link to place your order: 2022-2023 School Supply Link

You have until July 1st to place your order. We suggest doing so now before you get swamped with all the end-of-year happenings! Thank you for your continued support of the Field PTA! If you have any questions, please contact the Field PTA School Supply Chairs Katharine Wagner (klkwagner@gmail.com) or Sandy Schultz (rsschultz5@gmail.com).

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Elementary lunch Menu May 23-27

Monday May 23
Turkey Corndog
BBQ Chips
Veggie Dujour

Fresh Apple

Tuesday May 24
Chicken Patty on a Bun
Apple Slices
Grape Tomatoes

Wednesday May 25
Grilled Cheese**Vegetarian
Carrots
Fruit Dujour

Thursday May 26
Cheese Pizza**Vegetarian
100% Fruit Juice
Veggie Dujour

Friday May 27

Elementary Bag Lunches

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER J

Milk will be included in all lunches. Key: J New **Vegetarian
The National Lunch Program is available to all children without regard to race, color, national origin, age or handicap 5/18/22

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Dear Field Families, 

As we enter our last week of school, I wanted to take a moment to reflect with you. It was so lovely to see so many of you this past Saturday at our Farewell to Field Open House Event. The kids sang beautifully. I hope you enjoyed their performances as much as we did. I wanted to share a special thank you to Mrs. Lukritz for her work in planning the seven amazing performances. I also wanted to thank our Field staff who planned and supported the event. I would be remiss in not recognizing the support of Elizabeth Roder, Lauren Johnson, and Kelly Asseff in helping to plan for the event and for our PTA in providing food for the event.

We also celebrated the fifth grade performance last night. The students did a wonderful job! Special thanks to Melanie Canale and Mark Anglewicz for all their hard work on organizing the show. We would also like to thank all the parent volunteers who helped along the way.

We have quite a few events coming up next week as well. In this time of reflection and farewell, I wanted to share some thoughts with you that I shared with families that took the self-guided tour of Field and will share some of in our yearbook. 

Each year we say goodbye to our 5th graders as they transition to middle school, we clap them out in remembrance of their journey here at Field with a fond farewell full of hope for their continued growth and future successes. This Field tradition is important, it is a goodbye that provides closure to our staff and families as our students move on to their next school and chapter in their life. This year we say farewell on a much larger scale. This year we say goodbye to the building that has served countless students over nearly a century. As we say goodbye to the building, we want to also honor the past and provide closure for our Field school community past and present. Saying a mindful goodbye acknowledges the value of the memories we hold. 

This past Saturday we said a thoughtful goodbye to our building and on Friday the 27th we will say a thoughtful goodbye to our 4th and 5th graders as they move on to Sandburg. 

While goodbyes signify that something has come to an end, it also leaves us open to a new hello and a new adventure. We invite you to begin a new adventure and join us for the Field Groundbreaking Ceremony. The Groundbreaking Ceremony has been rescheduled to be on May 24th.  Please join us at 4:30 in front of the school for the official Groundbreaking ceremony to officially kick off the project!

Link for the Lunch Menu for the week of 5/23 to 5/27 

Last Week of School - 

Monday 5/23/22

4th & 5th Grade End of Year Party 

Tuesday   5/24/22

  • Whole School PBIS Reward - Silly String the Principal & Assistant Principal
  • Groundbreaking Ceremony 4:30 PM in front of Field

Wednesday  5/25/22

  • Field Day 

Thursday  5/26/22

 

Friday 5/27/22

Last Day of School 

  • 4th/5th Awards Ceremony 12:25
  • 4th/5th Clap Out 1:15
  • Our Field to your Home 

 

 

Field Groundbreaking Ceremony

The Groundbreaking Ceremony has been rescheduled to be on May 24th.  Please join us at 4:30 in front of the school for the official Groundbreaking ceremony to officially kick off the project!  

 

Last Day of School

At the April 12, 2022 Board of Education meeting, the final day of school for our students was approved. The final day of school for students this school year will be Friday, May 27, 2022. Field students will attend from 8:15am-1:15pm. Our students in grades K-5 will have a “grab and go” lunch provided for use at their extended snack time. 

 

4th & 5th Grade End of Year Awards Ceremony 

Fourth and Fifth Grade students who have participated in clubs and activities throughout the 2021-2022 school year will be recognized at an assembly on Friday, May 27, 2022, from 12:25-1:05 in the Field School Auditorium. Fourth and Fifth Grade parents are welcome to attend. 

 

4th/5th Grade Clap Out 

A special “clap out” ceremony has been planned for the 4th graders as well as 5th on the last day of school. The 4th graders will be clapped out at the auditorium doors at approximately 1:15 and follow a designated route down the sidewalk for all to see. The 5th graders will be clapped out immediately afterward. We will have a designated area marked for families of 4th & 5th grade to line up along the route.

 

*Immediately following our Clap Out ceremony in front of the school, we invite our Field Families to dig up a tulip or daffodil from the front garden beds and take a little of Field home with you (while supplies last, one per family please)

 

2022-2023 Staffing Updates

  • Mrs. DeLaRosa has accepted a position in District 200 for next school year. While we celebrate her next journey, she will be missed dearly. 
  • Mrs. Masciola, our assistant secretary, will be retiring at the end of this school year. She is looking forward to traveling with her husband and visiting family.
  • Mrs. Castaldi will be moving to an English Language Learner Specialist position next school year servicing Lincoln and Emerson schools. We thank her for her many years of service at Field in fifth grade and kindergarten. 
  • Mr. Rubo has accepted a Director of Technology position in Wisconsin. We are excited for him to continue to pursue his passion in this area and thank him for his contributions to Field this school year. 

 

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Elementary Lunch May 16-20
Monday May 16
Cheese Pizza**Vegetarian
Veggie Juice
Peaches

Tuesday May 17
Confetti Pancakes**Vegetarian
Yogurt
Apples Slices
Veggie Slushie

Wednesday May 18
Turkey Ham on a Hawaiian roll
Grapes
Carrots w/dip
Treat

Thursday May 19
Beef Taco Stick
Salsa Dip
Fruit
Cinnamon Goldfish

Friday May 20
Turkey & Cheese Lunch able
Veggie of the day
Fruit Juice Box

Milk will be included in all lunches. Key: J New **Vegetarian
The National Lunch Program is available to all children without regard to race, color, national origin, age or handicap 5/10/22

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Melissa DeCarlo

2022 -2023 SCHOOL SUPPLY Ordering Info
The PTA is happy to provide you the opportunity to order your 2022-2023 school supplies! We know next year will be different in many ways, but ordering your school supplies will stay the same. Our Field teachers have worked with the teachers from Edison & Hawthorne to create a single, jointly approved school supply list for grades K-4. The 5th grade list was created by Field 5th grade teachers as usual. All kits will be shipped to your home mid summer. PLEASE NOTE: If you are purchasing school supplies for 2022-2023, YOU MUST order through the Field School Supply Link only!! NOT the school your child will be attending next year.

Ordering is easy! Just use this Field School Supply link to place your order: 2022-2023 School Supply Link

You have until July 1st to place your order. We suggest doing so now before you get swamped with all the end-of-year happenings! Thank you for your continued support of the Field PTA! If you have any questions, please contact the Field PTA School Supply Chairs Katharine Wagner (klkwagner@gmail.com) or Sandy Schultz (rsschultz5@gmail.com).

2022 -2023 SCHOOL SUPPLY Ordering Info
The PTA is happy to provide you the opportunity to order your 2022-2023 school supplies! We know next year will be different in many ways, but ordering your school supplies will stay the same. Our Field teachers have worked with the teachers from Edison & Hawthorne to create a single, jointly approved school supply list for grades K-4. The 5th grade list was created by Field 5th grade teachers as usual. All kits will be shipped to your home mid summer. PLEASE NOTE: If you are purchasing school supplies for 2022-2023, YOU MUST order through the Field School Supply Link only!! NOT the school your child will be attending next year.

Ordering is easy! Just use this Field School Supply link to place your order: 2022-2023 School Supply Link

You have until July 1st to place your order. We suggest doing so now before you get swamped with all the end-of-year happenings! Thank you for your continued support of the Field PTA! If you have any questions, please contact the Field PTA School Supply Chairs Katharine Wagner (klkwagner@gmail.com) or Sandy Schultz (rsschultz5@gmail.com).

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Melissa DeCarlo

Elementary lunch Menu May 23-27

Monday May 23
Turkey Corndog
BBQ Chips
Veggie Dujour

Fresh Apple

Tuesday May 24
Chicken Patty on a Bun
Apple Slices
Grape Tomatoes

Wednesday May 25
Grilled Cheese**Vegetarian
Carrots
Fruit Dujour

Thursday May 26
Cheese Pizza**Vegetarian
100% Fruit Juice
Veggie Dujour

Friday May 27

Elementary Bag Lunches

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER J

Milk will be included in all lunches. Key: J New **Vegetarian
The National Lunch Program is available to all children without regard to race, color, national origin, age or handicap 5/18/22

 

Elementary lunch Menu May 23-27

Monday May 23
Turkey Corndog
BBQ Chips
Veggie Dujour

Fresh Apple

Tuesday May 24
Chicken Patty on a Bun
Apple Slices
Grape Tomatoes

Wednesday May 25
Grilled Cheese**Vegetarian
Carrots
Fruit Dujour

Thursday May 26
Cheese Pizza**Vegetarian
100% Fruit Juice
Veggie Dujour

Friday May 27

Elementary Bag Lunches

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER J

Milk will be included in all lunches. Key: J New **Vegetarian
The National Lunch Program is available to all children without regard to race, color, national origin, age or handicap 5/18/22

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Heidi Thomas

 

Dear Field Families, 

As we enter our last week of school, I wanted to take a moment to reflect with you. It was so lovely to see so many of you this past Saturday at our Farewell to Field Open House Event.

Dear Field Families, 

As we enter our last week of school, I wanted to take a moment to reflect with you. It was so lovely to see so many of you this past Saturday at our Farewell to Field Open House Event. The kids sang beautifully. I hope you enjoyed their performances as much as we did. I wanted to share a special thank you to Mrs. Lukritz for her work in planning the seven amazing performances. I also wanted to thank our Field staff who planned and supported the event. I would be remiss in not recognizing the support of Elizabeth Roder, Lauren Johnson, and Kelly Asseff in helping to plan for the event and for our PTA in providing food for the event.

We also celebrated the fifth grade performance last night. The students did a wonderful job! Special thanks to Melanie Canale and Mark Anglewicz for all their hard work on organizing the show. We would also like to thank all the parent volunteers who helped along the way.

We have quite a few events coming up next week as well. In this time of reflection and farewell, I wanted to share some thoughts with you that I shared with families that took the self-guided tour of Field and will share some of in our yearbook. 

Each year we say goodbye to our 5th graders as they transition to middle school, we clap them out in remembrance of their journey here at Field with a fond farewell full of hope for their continued growth and future successes. This Field tradition is important, it is a goodbye that provides closure to our staff and families as our students move on to their next school and chapter in their life. This year we say farewell on a much larger scale. This year we say goodbye to the building that has served countless students over nearly a century. As we say goodbye to the building, we want to also honor the past and provide closure for our Field school community past and present. Saying a mindful goodbye acknowledges the value of the memories we hold. 

This past Saturday we said a thoughtful goodbye to our building and on Friday the 27th we will say a thoughtful goodbye to our 4th and 5th graders as they move on to Sandburg. 

While goodbyes signify that something has come to an end, it also leaves us open to a new hello and a new adventure. We invite you to begin a new adventure and join us for the Field Groundbreaking Ceremony. The Groundbreaking Ceremony has been rescheduled to be on May 24th.  Please join us at 4:30 in front of the school for the official Groundbreaking ceremony to officially kick off the project!

Link for the Lunch Menu for the week of 5/23 to 5/27 

Last Week of School - 

Monday 5/23/22

4th & 5th Grade End of Year Party 

Tuesday   5/24/22

  • Whole School PBIS Reward - Silly String the Principal & Assistant Principal
  • Groundbreaking Ceremony 4:30 PM in front of Field

Wednesday  5/25/22

  • Field Day 

Thursday  5/26/22

 

Friday 5/27/22

Last Day of School 

  • 4th/5th Awards Ceremony 12:25
  • 4th/5th Clap Out 1:15
  • Our Field to your Home 

 

 

Field Groundbreaking Ceremony

The Groundbreaking Ceremony has been rescheduled to be on May 24th.  Please join us at 4:30 in front of the school for the official Groundbreaking ceremony to officially kick off the project!  

 

Last Day of School

At the April 12, 2022 Board of Education meeting, the final day of school for our students was approved. The final day of school for students this school year will be Friday, May 27, 2022. Field students will attend from 8:15am-1:15pm. Our students in grades K-5 will have a “grab and go” lunch provided for use at their extended snack time. 

 

4th & 5th Grade End of Year Awards Ceremony 

Fourth and Fifth Grade students who have participated in clubs and activities throughout the 2021-2022 school year will be recognized at an assembly on Friday, May 27, 2022, from 12:25-1:05 in the Field School Auditorium. Fourth and Fifth Grade parents are welcome to attend. 

 

4th/5th Grade Clap Out 

A special “clap out” ceremony has been planned for the 4th graders as well as 5th on the last day of school. The 4th graders will be clapped out at the auditorium doors at approximately 1:15 and follow a designated route down the sidewalk for all to see. The 5th graders will be clapped out immediately afterward. We will have a designated area marked for families of 4th & 5th grade to line up along the route.

 

*Immediately following our Clap Out ceremony in front of the school, we invite our Field Families to dig up a tulip or daffodil from the front garden beds and take a little of Field home with you (while supplies last, one per family please)

 

2022-2023 Staffing Updates

  • Mrs. DeLaRosa has accepted a position in District 200 for next school year. While we celebrate her next journey, she will be missed dearly. 
  • Mrs. Masciola, our assistant secretary, will be retiring at the end of this school year. She is looking forward to traveling with her husband and visiting family.
  • Mrs. Castaldi will be moving to an English Language Learner Specialist position next school year servicing Lincoln and Emerson schools. We thank her for her many years of service at Field in fifth grade and kindergarten. 
  • Mr. Rubo has accepted a Director of Technology position in Wisconsin. We are excited for him to continue to pursue his passion in this area and thank him for his contributions to Field this school year. 

 

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Melissa DeCarlo

Elementary Lunch May 16-20
Monday May 16
Cheese Pizza**Vegetarian
Veggie Juice
Peaches

Tuesday May 17
Confetti Pancakes**Vegetarian
Yogurt
Apples Slices
Veggie Slushie

Wednesday May 18
Turkey Ham on a Hawaiian roll
Grapes
Carrots w/dip
Treat

Thursday May 19
Beef Taco Stick
Salsa Dip
Fruit
Cinnamon Goldfish

Friday May 20
Turkey & Cheese Lunch able
Veggie of the day
Fruit Juice Box

 

Elementary Lunch May 16-20
Monday May 16
Cheese Pizza**Vegetarian
Veggie Juice
Peaches

Tuesday May 17
Confetti Pancakes**Vegetarian
Yogurt
Apples Slices
Veggie Slushie

Wednesday May 18
Turkey Ham on a Hawaiian roll
Grapes
Carrots w/dip
Treat

Thursday May 19
Beef Taco Stick
Salsa Dip
Fruit
Cinnamon Goldfish

Friday May 20
Turkey & Cheese Lunch able
Veggie of the day
Fruit Juice Box

Milk will be included in all lunches. Key: J New **Vegetarian
The National Lunch Program is available to all children without regard to race, color, national origin, age or handicap 5/10/22

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Melissa DeCarlo

Elementary Lunch Menu May 9-13

Monday May 9
Cheesy Bread **Vegetarian
Marinara
Veggie Juice
Grapes
Tuesday May 10
Corn Dog mini (4 )
Chips
Baby Carrots
Apple Slices
Wednesday May 11 (Late Start)
J Turkey Breakfast Sausage on a Stick
Grape Tomatoes
Apple Juice
Thursday May 12
Chicken Patty on a Bun
Veggie Slushie
Melon Mix
Grain Treat
Friday May 13
 Turkey Ham & Cheese Sandwich on a Hawaiian Roll
Grapes
Cucumber Slices
Grain Treat

 

Elementary Lunch Menu May 9-13

Monday May 9
Cheesy Bread **Vegetarian
Marinara
Veggie Juice
Grapes
Tuesday May 10
Corn Dog mini (4 )
Chips
Baby Carrots
Apple Slices
Wednesday May 11 (Late Start)
J Turkey Breakfast Sausage on a Stick
Grape Tomatoes
Apple Juice
Thursday May 12
Chicken Patty on a Bun
Veggie Slushie
Melon Mix
Grain Treat
Friday May 13
 Turkey Ham & Cheese Sandwich on a Hawaiian Roll
Grapes
Cucumber Slices
Grain Treat

Milk will be included in all lunches. Key: J New **Vegetarian
The National Lunch Program is available to all children without regard to race, color, national origin, age or handicap 5/5/22

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