February 28, 2019
IAR schedule - help your child be ready
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The Illinois Assessment of Readiness Test, an assessment for all students in Illinois, will be administered in District 64 from March 11-22.
The best preparation for the IAR has been the quality instruction our teachers have provided this school year. However, there are things you can also do to promote your child’s success:
Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep and eats a healthy breakfast before each day of testing.
Provide your child with words of encouragement. While we don’t want our students to feel anxious about any assessment, we do want them to do their best.
Please send earbuds/headphones to school by Wednesday, March 6. We will be using these for the English Language Arts test and Math test. These items will be kept at school and returned at the end of testing.
The IAR is an online assessment and students will be using their Chromebooks to complete these tests. Please make sure your child brings his or her Chromebook to school each day, fully charged.
Below is Field's schedule for test administration:
Monday, March 11: Math Unit 1 (4th @ 9:00, 3rd @ 9:45, and 5th @ 10:00)
Tuesday, March 12: Math Unit 2 (4th @ 9:00, 5th @ 9:45, and 3rd at 10:00); Math Unit 3 (4th @ 12:45,3rd @ 1:15, and 5th @ 2:00)
Wednesday, March 13: Make-ups if necessary
Thursday, March 14: ELA Unit 1 (5th @ 10:00, 4th @ 12:45, and 3rd @ 1:15)
Friday, March 15: ELA Unit 2 (5th @ 10:00, 4th @ 12:45, and 3rd @ 1:15)
Monday, March 18: Field and Franklin were chosen to field test questions. This is the ELA 3 test students will take on March 18th. (5th @ 9:00, 3rd @ 9:45, and 4th @ 12:45)
If you would like to learn more about the IAR tests, English Language Arts sample tests, Math sample tests, and additional resources are available for your convenience. Although the name of this assessment has changed this year, the testing resources provided by the Illinois State Board of Education are the same as last year’s PARCC resources.
Thank you for your support in helping your child be prepared for upcoming testing.
Dr. Jason Bednar
Principal, Field School
Update on Records Planning Days for March and June
Monday, March 4 will be a regular day of school - Although District 64 sets aside four emergency days within the school calendar on an annual basis, if more than two are used prior to February 1, the March records planning day, which is attended by staff only, becomes a day of student attendance. Due to the multiple inclement weather days used in January, District 64 schools will have a regular day of school for students and staff on Monday, March 4.
No change at present for Wednesday, June 5 records planning day - At present, the records planning day scheduled for June 5 will be observed. This means that students will not attend school on that day; only staff will be in attendance. This may change, however, should more emergency days be used in coming months.
Art On Display At ESC
Channels Of Challenge
District 64 has a variety of methods of differentiating for student learning. Channels of Challenge is one of the District's programs for advanced and accelerated students. Refer to the Channels of Challenge/Primary Challenge Website if you would like to learn more about the eligibility process and Channels of Challenge.
New Student, Kindergarten and Pre-School Registration Opening In February!
Look for digital pledge cards for Healthy Living Month this April
District 64 students in grades K-5 through the support of their school PTO’s will again have the opportunity to participate in Healthy Living Month in April. Each week, students will pledge their participation in activities to promote these themes: Health and Nutrition Week (April 1 - 5); Neat to Use Your Feet Week (April 8 - 12); Go Green Week (April 15 - 19); and Screen-Free Week (April 22 - 26). Pledge cards to track a student’s activities are being provided in digital form. Watch for more information in the April school newsletters!
Please Attend the PTO V Show
Dr. Jason Bednar
Eugene Field School in Park Ridge will be performing VShow65, Live Studio Nonsense, on March 8,9,15,16 and 17 at 707 N. Wisner. The show is parent written, produced and performed! This play is a 65 year old tradition at Field School and within the Park Ridge community. This year also marks the last year the show will be performed in the current auditorium. Construction this summer will remove the auditorium and a new multi-purpose room with a stage will be added to the building. You don’t want to miss this special production that has brought the parents, students and the community together for 65 years. Tickets can be purchased for $10.00 each at www.fieldpto.seatyourself.biz or from the Vshow65 webpage at www.vshow65.com.
As our show opens, you’ll find yourself at VTV studios, the home of America's Favorite Sitcom! The studio producers are living the high life until a mishap causes the show to be canceled. They’ll have to scramble to come up with the next big idea. So please join us for “Live Studio Nonsense”.