News Post

Heidi Thomas

Dear Field Families, 

We have had a very exciting and busy September! It is hard to believe that it is October already! The year seems to be flying by! I have been so thankful for this beautiful weather. I can’t wait to see the photos come back from picture day today. 

We have been busy behind the scenes as a staff as well. We have spent time as grade level teams alongside our specialists taking a deeper look at our student data and using that to plan instruction aligned with the needs for our students. Our recent data meetings focused on Literacy Acceleration. During the designated grade level acceleration time our specialist staff “flood” the grade level so we are able to add additional literacy support for our students. Students who are not currently performing at grade level will be seen in small groups. These groups are made based on a variety of data including Fountas and Pinnell Reading Levels, MAP scores, as well as classroom performance. The groups are flexible and students will be moved so they are constantly working at an appropriate level.  

Thank you for your continued partnership. I feel incredibly fortunate to be a part of the Field Community. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. As always, please reach out with any questions. 


Heidi Thomas 

Mark Your Calendars

  • Monday, October 4: Lockdown Practice Drill (Review 9/27 communication)
  • Thursday, October 7: Student Council Spirit Day: Crazy Hair Day
  • Friday, October 8: NO SCHOOL (Teacher Institute Day)
  • Monday, October 11: NO SCHOOL (Columbus Day)
  • Wednesday, October 20: Student Late Arrival - Doors open at 9:30 am

Student Council Spirit Days
We are incredibly excited to have our Student Council up and running. Miss Kawa has worked with our Student council to plan out some special days for the school year. Please click the link  to view and be sure to mark them on your calendars. Our first Student Council Spirit Day will be next Thursday (10/7) crazy hair day! We can’t wait to see our students show off their wackiest hairstyles!!

Lunch Menu October 4 - October 7
Please note that school lunches are free of charge for all students this year. Your child will need to order lunch each morning in their classroom. 





Wednesday 10/6





Popcorn Chicken

Mashed Potatoes & Carrots

Mango Fruit Cup

Gripz Grain

Mini Blueberry Waffles

Chicken Sausage Patty


OJ Juice Cup

Mini Corndogs (4)

Carrots w/dip

Apple Slices

Grain Treat



Veggie Juice Box

 No School


Institute Day 

** Milk will be included with all lunches 

Social Emotional Supports
Our school social worker, Miss Nicole Salaman, worked closely with the Jefferson School Social Worker last year to create a space where you can find some resources to support calming, mindfulness, and managing emotions. I wanted to take a moment to reshare with all of our families. You can view this resource here. We hope that you find these resources helpful. 

Band/Orchestra Lessons
Band and Orchestra lessons started this week for 4th and 5th grade students who have registered for the instrumental music program. If your student registered but did not receive an assigned lesson day and time, contact one of your area directors. More information can be found HERE

Kindergarten Registration for 2022-2023 School Year is Coming!
Please help us by sharing this information with families who have pre-school age children and do not yet have students enrolled in District 205 schools. 

Children who will be 5 on or before September 1, 2022 are eligible to register for Kindergarten in Elmhurst District 205! Kindergarten Registration for the 2022-2023 school year for Half-Day, All-Day and Dual Language will take place from October 11, 2021 to October 22, 2021. Registration will take place online, with residency verification taking place in-person at your home school. 

To learn more about the Kindergarten programs offered in Elmhurst, attend our parent information session! The presentation will be recorded and posted to the website the next day. See below for details:

When:                        October 7, 2021

Time:              6:00 - 7:30 pm

Where:           Zoom - Click this link to join


¡Viene la Inscripción de jardín de infantes para el año escolar 2022-2023!

Por favor, comparte esta información con familias con hijos que tengan 4 o 5 años y que ya no tengan hijos que asisten las escuelas en el distrito Elmhurst 205.

Hijos que tengan 5 años en o antes del primero de septiembre están elegibles para inscribirse en el jardín de infantes en el distrito de Elmhurst 205. La inscripción de jardín de infantes para el año escolar 2022-2023 para mediodía, todo el día y lenguaje dual estarán desde el 11 de octubre del 2021 hasta el 22 de octubre del 2021. La inscripción se llevará a cabo en línea, con la prueba de dirección en persona en la escuela apropiada.

Para aprender más sobre los programas de jardín de infantes que ofrece el distrito escolar Elmhurst 205, favor de asistir a nuestra sesión informativa para padres. La presentación se grabará y publicará en nuestro sitio web el próximo día. 

Hay más detalles sobre la presentación abajo:

            Cuándo:         el 7 de octubre del 2021

            Hora:              6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

            Dónde:                       Zoom - Haz clic aquí

Previously Shared Information:

Elementary Student Late Arrival Dates
Please mark your calendars for the remaining elementary student late arrival days. October 20; November 10; December 8; January 26; February 9, 23; March 9, 23; April 13, 27; May 11

Reminder about keeping our school community healthy
We want to ensure that our school community remains healthy. As a reminder, if your student is experiencing any of the following symptoms, they should remain at home. 

  • Fever (100.4°F or higher)
  • New onset of moderate to severe headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • New cough
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • New loss of sense of taste or smell
  • Fatigue from an unknown cause
  • Muscle or body aches from an unknown cause

Additionally, students should remain home if any of the following apply:

  • The student has been asked to quarantine by the local health department
  • The student has tested positive for, or is awaiting the results of, a COVID test
  • The student is unvaccinated and a member of the household that has symptoms of COVID or has tested positive for COVID-19

Thank you for your role in helping keep our school community safe.

Save the Date
Families and community members are invited to Open Houses at both Emerson and Edison Elementary Schools to view the renovation work completed in the last year. We are proud of the work done, grateful to the community for supporting these initiatives and invite you to share in our excitement. Parents, students, alums, neighbors and community members are invited! You can take a self-guided tour and hear from students about their new, updated classrooms and future-ready spaces that are more conducive to student learning.

Emerson Open House - October 16 - 10 a.m.- noon
Edison Open House - October 23 - 10 a.m.- noon 

NAMI DuPage County Octoberfest

NAMI DuPage is joining forces with the DuPage County Fair Association to put on some fun in 2021!

WHEN: October 1-3, 2021

WHAT: Octoberfest

WHERE: DuPage County Fairgrounds

WHY: Get out of the house and raise money for a good cause


  • Carnival rides and kids’ activities
  • Car show
  • Pancake breakfast
  • Wine and beer tasting
  • Live music
  • And much more! 

Proceeds go to NAMI DuPage to continue to offer free and low-cost services, including:

  • Mental Health education to Jr. High and High School students
  • Teen support groups
  • Support groups and Peer counseling
  • Educational and support programs
  • Career education 
  • Social and recreation programs
  • Field