Dear Field Families,
While the week may have been short, it was a very busy week at Field. Today we celebrated National Compliment Day in many of our classrooms. This celebration comes around every year on January 24. On this day, people are asked to take the time to give someone a genuine, pure-hearted compliment. Kids in many of our classrooms worked on making someone’s day and our staff joined in as well.
As many of you are aware, last Friday On Friday, January 17th we kicked off our first-ever One School, One Book project at Field with a whole school assembly! Families received their copy of Wishtree on January 17th as well as books were sent home with the family mail carrier. Over the course of three weeks, everyone at Field will be reading the same book. This week, many classrooms worked in opportunities for discussions and/or buddy activities with partner classes. We will continue to have great discussions about friendship & acceptance and engage in additional activities at school. Thank you to the Field PTA and our families for helping make this event happen for the community here at Field!
Please visit https://sites.google.com/elmhurst205.org/fieldwishtree to find discussion questions, activities to do at home and a schedule for reading. Wishtree is an amazingly engaging book and you may want to rush right through it, but please read along with everyone to avoid spoilers. As you are reading at home with your children, please take pictures and use the hashtag #field205wishtree.
Upcoming Events: Please make note of the special events on the dates below and read through the information that follows. As always if you have questions, please reach out. The best way to reach me is by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 630-834-5313. Stay warm!
Monday 2/3 - Elementary to Middle School Special Education Parent Articulation Night at Bryan Middle School
Saturday 2/8 - PTA Winter Wonderfest
Monday - 2/17- No School President’s Day
5Essentials Survey Input Needed - The statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey is still open for parents to share thoughts about your experiences with our school. This survey provides critical input to help develop school improvement plans. The survey takes about 10 minutes. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.
To take the parent survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the parent survey link. You will need to enter the county (DuPage) and school name. Our current response rate is well below 20 percent and we need it to be at least 20 percent to receive a report.
The feedback will help us continue to improve our school. Thank you for your cooperation.
Join the ThriveD205 Thoughtexchange Conversation
If you have not already done so, join the ThriveD205 Thoughtexchange opinion survey session. District 205 is seeking parent input on how to reduce the stress and anxiety levels of students K-12. Your comments are confidential and will be used to plan future support and programming.
The ThriveD205 Thoughtexchange closes end of day on January 27, 2020. Click here to share your thoughts today!
Reflections - Thank you to all of our Field students who participated in Reflections this year. We are happy to announce that four Field student entries are advancing to the state level of competition. Please congratulate Elin Seiler, Evan Seiler, Brynn Richardson, and Moxey Wehrle. Good Luck Falcons!
Elementary to Middle School Articulation Night for Parents of Students with IEPs - Parents of students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) are invited to participate in an informational session to support a collaborative transition from elementary school to middle school. This information session will provide parents with details about upcoming IEP Articulation Meetings, a review of courses, and educational supports and the continuum of services at middle school.
Bryan Middle School, Auditorium
111 W Butterfield Rd.
Monday, February 3, 2020
Please follow this link to RSVP to the event.
WINTER WONDERFEST 2020 - SATURDAY FEBRUARY 8 from 2-5pm - Tickets GO ON Sale January 21!!!*Carnival Games *Prizes *Chicago Balloon Twister *Photo Booth *Class Raffle Baskets *Crafts
New This Year: FACE PAINTING & THE MAGIC OF THE GREAT BOODINI
On January 21, Purchase Tickets Here: https://elmhurstparents.revtrak.net/pta-ptsa/field-pta/#/list
We hope to see all of you at Winter Wonderfest on February 8!
Field Book Drive - Field School is hosting a book drive! From January 27 - February 14th, we will be collecting gently used books for Bernie’s Book Bank. The collection will take place during the One School One Book event and end on Kindness Day. If you have any gently used books that you would be willing to give away, we would love to have them donated to our upcoming book drive. It would make a big difference for children without books. Thank you!
REACH Program Analysis Parent Feedback Opportunity - As you may know, as part of a larger effort to assess the effectiveness of new and existing programs, the district is currently working on a review of the REACH program and has collected information from parents, teachers, principals, and others over the past several months.
On Monday, January 27 at 6:30pm, we will hold an informational meeting at the District 205 office at 162 S. York Street about the findings of current REACH program analysis and considerations for next steps. The evening will consist of structured activities designed to gather additional input from parents about the findings. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by January 25th to help us appropriately plan for space and activities.
Thrive D205 and the City of Elmhurst Commission on Youth Present: Legal Marijuana: What Does this Mean for Teens? - January 30, 2020
Matthew Quinn, LCPC and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, will present on the changing landscape of marijuana and vaping use and legislation in Illinois. He offers guidance to parents for open discussions about this topic with their teens. D205 and City of Elmhurst officials also will be on hand to provide local statistics and assist with questions.
D205 and the Chicago Bulls Team Up to Start 2020 w/ Discount Tickets
Enjoy a legendary outing at a Chicago Bulls game with Elmhurst School District 205's students, faculty, family and friends. Share in the excitement of Bulls basketball and the NBA’s leading entertainment experience.
Don’t miss out on exclusive savings! Purchase tickets at a discounted price now for games in January 2020.
18th Annual PTA Council and D205 Summer Recreation Open House
Mark your calendar! You are invited to attend the 18th Annual Summer Recreation Open House on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. at York High School. This is a free, one-stop-shop summer learning, athletic, and enrichment registration opportunity. All Elmhurst families and neighboring communities are invited to attend.
Browse tables for various summer activities and camps for all ages and abilities. For more information, please visit facebook.com/sroh205.