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Field Elementary Earth Flag

On Tuesday, May 21, the students of Field Elementary School were presented with an Earth Flag from DuPage County's SCARCE (School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education) program. 

In District 205, fifth grade students study the human impact on the environment. The Field fifth grade team (Marianne Fried, Kelly Castaldi and Laurie Gliblin), REACH Teacher Leanne Rider and Katie Murphy, Instructional Coach, identified this theme as an opportunity for meaningful learning. From January through May, the team of staff and students worked hard to earn the Earth Flag Certification for DuPage County Schools, sponsored by the DuPage County Environmental Committee. To earn this flag, all of the teachers had to attend a SCARCE training session to learn about recycling, green cleaning, water, and energy conservation.

Next, the fifth grade students, who led this project, attended a school assembly to learn more about recycling and reducing waste.  With the help of SCARCE and the Field teachers, the students conducted a waste audit in their lunchroom, sorting and measuring all of the garbage that resulted from one lunch period. The waste measured 100.5 pounds.

Staff and students worked in groups to analyze the data, conduct research and propose solutions to the problems they identified. Then they shared their proposals with the first through fourth graders, asking them to also help reduce and eliminate waste in our lunchroom.

Fifth graders also began to volunteer in the lunchroom to implement their projects, such as running a share table and encouraging students to take home unfinished portions of their lunch.

We are proud to say that Field School eliminated lunchroom waste by 29.5 pounds! The fifth grade teachers and students would now like to challenge the fourth graders to continue to conserve resources and reduce waste next year.

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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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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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Dianne O'Brien

Register students for Field at the school office prior to the walk-in registraition posted at the District Office in July.

For information regarding new student registration, refer to the District 205 website at www.elmhurst205.org. Student Registration is located under Resources. Please contact Mrs. Heidi Thomas, Field School Principal at hthomas@elmhurst205.org if you have any questions prior to the walk-in registration beginning on July 8, 2019 at the District Office. Students can be registered at Field School prior to walk-in registration.

Jenna Ernst

Drop Off & Pick Up at Field

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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