January 19 - Chicago Wolves D205 PTA Council Fundraiser
January 21 - Be Smart Presentation for Parents @ 6:15pm in the Field Library
January 22 - Currito Eat and Earn
January 27-February 14 - Field School Book Drive
January 30 - Legal Marijuana Presentation @ 7pm, Elmhurst Library
February 8 - Winter Wonderfest
February 8 - D205 Gala at Medinah
February 28 - Dukes Who Lunch
April 18 - Field Follies
2019 - 2020 PTA Meetings
October 15th @ 7:00pm - minutes
November 19th @ 3:15pm - agenda
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
PTA News and Announcements:
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS/UPCOMING DATES:
Jan 13 - No School, PTA skate - 10am-12pm, The Edge Ice Arena
Jan 19 - Chicago Wolves D205 PTA Council fundraiser
Jan 21 - Be Smart presentation for parents - 6:15pm, Field Library
Jan 21 - PTA meeting - 7:00pm, Field Library
Jan 22 - Currito Eat and Earn for Field
Jan 27 - Feb 14 - Field School Book Drive
Jan 30 - Legal Marijuana - What Does It Mean for Teens - 7:00pm, Elmhurst Library
Feb 8 - Winter Wonderfest
Feb 8 - D205 Gala at Medinah
Feb 28 - Dukes Who Lunch event
April 18 - Field Follies
FIELD ICE SKATING
Monday, January 13th is a Teacher Institute Day, so there is no school for students. Please join us for ice skating at the Edge in Bensenville from 10am-12pm! Hope to see you there. See below for more information and the waiver.
CHICAGO WOLVES FUNDRAISER
Join the District 205 students, families and friends for an afternoon of fun at a Chicago Wolves Hockey game on January 19, at 3 p.m. No school the next day!! A portion of the funds raised will go towards PTA Council Scholarships. These scholarships are given to graduating York seniors. Everyone will be seated in the same section and receive a free Chicago Wolves Hat. Stay after the game to get autographs from the players! To order tickets please see this link: https://fevo.me/2IFV3cZ. For any questions please email Dena Fasheh (firstname.lastname@example.org)
BE SMART PRESENTATION
Please join us on Tuesday, January 21st in the Field Library at 6:15pm to discuss the Be Smart Campaign. This 20 minute presentation addresses simple solutions that adults can take to reduce child gun deaths through responsible gun storage and by learning how to talk to kids about guns. Every year 260 children age 17 and under gain access to a gun and unintentionally shoot themselves or someone else. We know the majority of guns that minors use in school shootings come from their home or the home of family or friends. Let's engage in conversation about guns, safety and kids. Here is the website for more information. www.
EAT AND EARN AT CURRITO
Field will have an Eat and Earn at Currito on January 22. Please show this flyer to earn Field 20% off your purchase.
FIELD SCHOOL 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. During your Christmas “clean out” if you find 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. For more information, please contact Ms. Rider at email@example.com. Thank you!
D205 INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON LEGAL MARIJUANA
Thrive D205 and the City of Elmhurst Commission on Youth Present: Legal Marijuana: What Does this Mean for Teens? – January 30, 2020, 7-8 p.m. Large Meeting Room at Elmhurst Public Library. Suitable for Parents and Teens Matthew Quinn, LCPC and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, presents 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.
The District 205 Foundation invites you to attend its Annual Fundraising Gala on February 8th at Medinah Country Club. Funds will support: 2020 Thiems Grants for teachers, MyOn digital libraries, virtual & augmented reality, and classroom digital display technology. The D205 Foundation provides innovation and excellence in education for all students across the entire district. As in previous years, Golden Raffle tickets will also be sold prior to the event. $100 per ticket; only 200 will be sold. Cash Prizes!! 1st- $3,000; 2nd- $2,000; 3rd- $1,000. Prizes encouraged to be kept! For event and raffle tickets or additional information please visit 2020 Fundraising Gala: Within Reach.
SAVE THE DATE! Field School's Winter Wonderfest 2020 will be held at Field on Saturday, February 8th from 2-5pm. More information to come soon!
DUKES WHO LUNCH
Save the Date - The Dukes Who Lunch luncheon will be held on Friday, February 28 at 12:30pm at Livia. More information coming soon!
Save the date for this year's Field Follies, Field School's biggest fundraiser and adults only event! When: Saturday, April 18th, 7:00pm-11:00pm
Where: Knights of Columbus in Elmhurst
What: Trivia Night with prizes, raffles, food and drinks. Team spirit will be highly encouraged!
More information about ticket sales, buy-in parties and volunteer opportunities coming soon!
TEACHER APPRECIATION DONATIONS
The teacher appreciation committee is looking for any holiday gifts some of us might have received that either we don’t need, don’t fit, can’t use, etc to donate for the teacher appreciation raffle in May. This is a great way to “regift” your new items for a good cause. Please bring any items to donate to the officer labeled “Puchalski PTA.” This could be anything from pjs, gift cards, candles to a coffee maker. We will take anything new. Thanks sincerely as always for your generosity.
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 smile.amazon.com and select Eugene Field PTA Inc as your organization. This is a one-time step that will benefit Field School PTA.
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Do you have a free hour on Wednesday afternoons or Friday mornings every other week? Consider being a library volunteer and help re-shelve returned books. We need a regular volunteer to come in every other Wednesday afternoon and every other Friday morning. Volunteers typically come in anytime between 8:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. for morning slots and between 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. for afternoon slots to re-shelve books for one hour. It’s a pretty easy volunteer job and Mrs. Talbot and Mrs. Ishida will show you where the books go. Plus, you might get to see your kids! If you are interested, please contact Kristin Sokol – email@example.com.
COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS NEEDED
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.
Please email Katharine Wagner, firstname.lastname@example.org , if you're interested or have questions about what any of these roles entail. Thank you!