Eugene Field Elementary School

January 31, 2016

Principal's Message

Dear Field Families,

Last week, we had a visit from the fabulous volunteers of Reading is Fundamental. RIF has provided free books for our 2nd graders for over 25 years. We really appreciate the support the RIF volunteers give to our students as they develop their literacy skills. For more information on RIF or to learn how to support their national campaign, please see their site here.

Our school-wide Chinese New Year Celebration will take place on Friday, Feb. 5. Students are invited to wear traditional Chinese dress. Our morning will start with a performance from our own Lion and Dragon dancers. Throughout the day, every class will spend time in our festive venue and participate in a special craft. Special thanks goes out to our parents who have organized this event.

We have more holidays coming up. There is no school on Friday, February 12, and Monday, February 15, in honor of President Lincoln and Presidents' Day; Spring Break is March 14 -18; and finally a staff development day is on March 31.

We have two new staff members on our team. Mr. Jesse Martinez is our new playground supervisor and Mr. Alan Lebeda is our new 4th and 5th grade teacher. Please help me welcome them to our school family.

Thank you,

Ria Apodaca

Upcoming School Events

Jan. 25 - Feb. 5, parents from these classes: Kuo, Yang, and Zhang are needed to help supervise morning drop off in the east parking lot.

Thursday, Feb. 4 - Principal Chat & Snack in Library, Topic: School Plan, 8:00-9:00am - Lib.

Friday, Feb. 5 - Chinese New Year celebration (sponsored and organized by PTA)

Tuesday, Feb. 9 - School Tour, 9:00am

Tuesday, Feb. 9 - School Site Council, 3:30-5:00pm - Room A10

Thursday, Feb. 11 - Parents' Night Out, 6:00-8:30pm - Reservation Only

Friday, Feb. 12 - Pupil Free Day

Feb. 8 - 19 , parents from these classes: Ko, Fu, and Lewis are needed to help supervise morning drop off in the east parking lot.

Special Dual Language Information Meeting with Dr. Myriam Met

Thursday, Feb. 18th, 6pm

Field Elementary School (Multipurpose Room), East Sierra Madre Boulevard, Pasadena, CA, United States

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Valentine Grams For Sale!

On February 8, 9, and 10, our fifth graders will sell Valentine Grams for $1 each. Students can purchase them during their recess or lunch each day. They will also be sold before and after school on Tuesday, Feb. 9 only, in case any parents want to purchase. Each Valentine Gram will have a friendly note and a small inexpensive gift. Valentine Grams will be distributed on Thursday, Feb. 11, at the end of the day.

Chinese New Year Celebration, Feb. 5

Volunteers are needed throughout the day on Feb. 5 to help our students celebrate Chinese New Year. If you can help out on 2/5 or if you can help prepare materials before the event, please contact our PTA volunteer coordinator at

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African American History Month Celebration, Feb. 18

In partnership with The Music Center, our PTA will bring a performance to our students by the Lula Washington Dance Theater, a "contemporary modern dance company with contemporary modern dance works that reflect African-American history and culture."

Field Team at the L.A. Chinatown Firecracker Run

Sunday, Feb. 21st, 7am

943 North Broadway

Los Angeles, CA