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Last Days of School 2019 final

The final calendar of the 2018-19 school year was approved by the Board of Education at their April 23 meeting. Below is a list of last days and dismissal times.

May 15th: Last day of school for high school seniors.
May 30th: Last day of school for Early Childhood, AM/PM kindergarten, 8th grade and high school (freshman-junior) students.
May 31st: Last day of school for elementary school students (Grades 1-5, 11:15 AM dismissal) and middle school students (6th and 7th grade, 11:35 AM dismissal).

The updated calendar is posted on the District website on this page. View all important end-of-the-year dates here.

Did you know the 2019-2020 school calendar is also available? Take a sneak peek at next year on the same website page.

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Field 2nd Graders Learn from Elmhurst City Planners

Our 2nd graders were excited to learn from our Elmhurst city planners. We are so thankful to Eileen Franz and Emily Egan for taking time out of their busy schedules to help our Field students learn

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While the weather has fluctuated a great deal recently, it is always our goal to send students out for recess as much as possible during the lunch hour. All students will go outside for recess unless it is raining, the temperature or wind chill is below zero degrees, or the playground is determined to be too wet for students to play safely. All students need boots, snow pants, coats, gloves, etc. Students without snow pants are not allowed to play in the snow and must remain on the blacktop. If your family is in need of winter gear, please contact me at hthomas@elmhurst205.org. I will be happy to find a way to provide these items.

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Your Help is Needed and Appreciated – Listed below are a few reminders about drop off and pick up at Field School. As you have observed it is very busy on Emroy Avenue. This can be frustrating but your help and support is needed in making arrival and dismissal run as smoothly as possible. Please adhere to the following:

  • Pull all the way forward, as far as you can.
  • Do not exit your car. Cars cannot be parked in front blocking the drop-off and pick-up area.
  • Do not stay parked in the drop-off area while your child is walking in the building. Traffic needs to continue moving.
  • Do not enter the parking lot and never park in front of the parking lot driveway to wait for students.
  • Load children as quickly as possible and pull out to allow the next family to pick up their child.

Also, inform anyone who may be dropping off or picking up your child of these rules. At all times, please be patient and courteous. When one or two parents do not follow these procedures, the entire process slows down so please follow the steps above. Thank you for helping to keep our school safe. It really does make a difference!

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Dear Falcon Families,

Standards Based Report Cards – Second trimester Standards Based Report Cards will be available electronically this afternoon! Report cards will not be coming home in paper form this year. Your child’s report card will be available for viewing through your PowerSchool account after 3:00 PM on Friday, March 8, 2019. You can print your child’s report card if you choose to. If you do not have access to a computer, please contact the office and a report card will be printed for you. To review the changes to our grading and reporting system this year review this Parent Presentation and the D205 Parent Guide

Open this link to view the instructions for accessing report cards:

  • Begin by entering your Username and Password in PowerSchool
  • On the Grades & Attendance - Quick Lookup page, open the Report Cards tab under Navigation on the left
  • Under Archived Report Cards, open the FIE Standards Report Card file to view your child's report card

A Reminder About Reporting Standards – The standards we follow are linked to the Common Core State Standards. Many of these standards are year-long so we are working toward mastery throughout the year. The summary below indicates the scale used to determine your child’s growth towards that skill as well as the proficiency levels used with Standards Based Report Cards.

  • Exceeding (4) - Student consistently demonstrates the skill or understanding at a level exceeding the trimester expectation.
  • Proficient (3) - Student consistently demonstrates mastery and independence at the trimester reporting standard.
  • Approaching (2) - Student consistently demonstrates that he/she is approaching the trimester reporting standard, showing occasional independence or potential for independence toward meeting the standard.
  • Beginning (1) – Student demonstrates that he/she is working toward readiness for the trimester reporting standard without independence.

It is important to note that in literacy, the first trimester was focused on reading and writing fiction text. The second trimester was focused on reading and writing informational text, which might impact your child’s reading proficiency. If a student is between levels on the report card a “+” will be added to the code. This shows that the student is making progress toward, but has not fully demonstrated proficiency at the next level.

New Student Registration for 2019-20 Has Begun – If you have or know of a family with an incoming kindergartener or a student new to first grade for the 2019-20 school year, please encourage them to contact the Field office to register for the next school year. We are so excited to welcome our new Falcons! 

Immunization Practices & Recommendations Program – Parents often have many questions about immunizations and diseases which vaccines provide protection against. Edward-Elmhurst Health/School Health Services Department is providing a program on April 3, 2019 from 7:00 to 8:15 PM to support parents who want to learn more about current requirements and practices. Please review the following program flier for additional information.
 

Field Falcons – Be sure to note the following upcoming events on your calendar:

  • March 11 - Choir Concert from 6:15 to 6:45 PM
  • March 14 - Science Olympiad from 6:30 to 8:30 PM
  • March 19 - PTA Meeting from 1:45 to 3:00 PM in Room 02
  • March 20 - Student Late Arrival Day - Supervision begins at 9:30 AM and school begins at 9:45 AM
  • March 21 - Fourth Grade Music Performance at 6:15 PM
  • March 21 - Fifth Grade Music Performance at 7:00 PM
  • March 25 to March 29 - Spring Break
  • April 1 - Classes Resume

Thank you for your continued partnership in your child’s education.
 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Heidi Thomas
Field School Principal

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Winter Gear Reminder

While the weather has fluctuated a great deal recently, it is always our goal to send students out for recess as much as possible during the lunch hour. All students will go outside for recess unless it is raining, the temperature or wind chill is below zero degrees, or the playground is determined to be too wet for students to play safely. All students need boots, snow pants, coats, gloves, etc. Students without snow pants are not allowed to play in the snow and must remain on the blacktop. If your family is in need of winter gear, please contact me at hthomas@elmhurst205.org. I will be happy to find a way to provide these items.

Headphones

All children need a pair of headphones while working on computers. They are needed for listening to stories on Epic, for math practice on Zearn and other web resources, as well as for standardized testing. Please make sure your child has headphones to use at school.

Indoor Recess

As we build on the options for students during indoor recess, it would be wonderful to add Lego sets and boards, Magna-Tiles, Lincoln Logs and Jenga sets. We are always looking for fun coloring books and supplies also. If you have these items and are willing or able to donate, please send them to the Field office.