Upcoming Events

November 22nd - UCCA Food and Gift Card Drive Ends

November 20th-25th - BOOK FAIR

November 25-26 - Parent/teacher conferences

December 4 - Panera Eat and Earn

2019 - 2020 PTA Meetings

September 17th @ 3:15pm - agenda, minutes

October 15th @ 7:00pm - minutes

November 19th @ 3:15pm

No December PTA Meeting

January 21st @ 7:00pm

February 18th @ 3:15pm

March 17th @ 3:15pm

April 21st @ 7:00pm

May 19th @ 8:15am (meeting and appreciation breakfast)

2019-2020 Late Start Dates

October 23rd

November 20th

December 11th

January 15th

February 5th

February 19th

March 4th

March 18th

April 8th

April 22nd

May 6th

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PTA News and Announcements:

Hello, Field Falcons!


Nov 19 - PTA Meeting - 3:15pm, Field Library

Nov 20 - Student late arrival 

Nov 20-25 - Book Fair

Nov 22 - UCCA Food and Gift Card Drive ends

Nov 25-26 - Parent/teacher conferences

Nov 26-29 - No school for students

Dec 4 - Panera Eat and Earn


Don't forget to order cool gifts for that special family member or hard-to-buy-for person. With over 40 unique and useful keepsakes ready to purchase, your child's artwork is the perfect gift for any occasion or celebration. ONLINE orders are due Wednesday November 20th.


The first Field Follies committee planning meeting will be Wednesday, November 20th at 7pm at Tannins. Anyone is welcome! Field Follies will be a new format this year but still an adults-only fundraiser and will take place on Saturday, April 18th. It's sure to be a great time! 


PTA Council is hosting a DIT Workshop on Thursday, November 21st from 6:30-9:30pm to raise funds for PTA scholarships given to gradating York seniors. Do It Together Workshops is a crafty place to come together and make handcrafted, hand-painted wood signs. In the workshop, you will be led through the steps of creating a unique piece that fits your home decor style. The cost of the event is $45. There will be a cash bar. Please sign up using the link below and pay either via check made out to "PTA Council" or Venmo to @kristie-szejner. The check can be dropped off or mailed to Kristie Szejner, 457 N. Emery Ln. Your spot will be fully reserved when we receive your payment. There are 24 spots per evening, so be sure to sign up soon! If you have any questions, contact Kristie at or Beth at


This is the final week to donate items to the UCCA Food Drive! Students can donate non-perishable food items, health and beauty items, and gift cards, which will be distributed to Elmhurst school children and their families prior to the holiday season. The classroom that donates the greatest number of items will receive an incentive in December. This year, fourth grade Reach math students are using the food drive to collect real-world data to improve the yearly collection. One idea was to include a weekly incentive. During our final week, gift cards will count as 5 times the point value! We could also use paper shopping bags (ie. Trader Joes, Mariano's or Whole Foods) to sort and separate donations. Thank you for your help and contributions during the holiday season!

Food Drive 


Do you shop online through Amazon?  A great way to give back to Field PTA is to shop through Amazon Smile.  The Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organization selected.  To donate to the Field PTA, go to and select Eugene Field PTA Inc as your organization.  This is a one-time step that will benefit Field School PTA.  


Save the date for our Panera Eat and Earn on December 4. Show this flyer and a percentage of your purchase will go to Field School!

Panera Eat and Earn 



Please sign up to volunteer at the Book Fair!  We need a lot of help to ensure that this event runs smoothly.  NOTE:  Wednesday, Nov 20this late start and the Book Fair will NOT be open at 7AM as stated on the flyer, but will instead open at 9AM for shopping before school starts.  For the Preview Day and Shopping Days, the teachers are listed for each volunteer time slot. Any questions, contact Kathleen Meade ( entry/835265054080 

Book Fair 


Parent/Teacher conferences are just around the corner. These two days are extremely long for our teachers and support staff. The teacher appreciation committee has planned a lovely dinner on the 25th Nov. and lunch the following day and we need your help. Please use the sign up link below to volunteer to bring an item for these meals. Thanks sincerely as always for your generosity!


"Monday Munchies" continues on the first Monday of the month, with PTA members stocking the teacher lounge with snacks and coffee. If you'd like to sign up to bring an item please use the link below. If you have any questions please feel free to email, text or call Mandy Puchalski at 773-319-5547 or


Our wonderful Reflections Chairperson will be transitioning off of Reflections next year, after 7 years in the position! If you would be interested in shadowing her this year and taking over as Reflections Chair next year, please email Katharine Wagner at Thank you!


Want to get even more involved at Field? We still need chairpersons for the following committees. Any of these can be done with a co-chair!

  • Fifth Grade Performance - Oversees and manages the end of the year fifth grade performance.
  • Junior Great Books - Organizes and communicates with the JGB leaders for each grade. 
  • Field Follies - Oversees the planning committee for the PTA adults-only fundraiser in the spring. 
  • D205 Scholarship Rep - Go-to person for Field for fundraisers for District 205 scholarships. 

Please email Katharine Wagner, , if you're interested or have questions about what any of these roles entail. Thank you!

Have a great week!

Go Field Falcons!