New Field Weekly Updates

Week 13: November 14-21, 2022

November Theme: Gratitude

Dear New Field families,

This month our school wide theme is GRATITUDE. Our students have been learning all about what gratitude means, how to express and receive gratitude and how to show appreciation for people, places and things.

This week students are:

  • Learning how to say Thank you in another language other than your own.

  • Completing this sentence, “A strength of mine that I am grateful for is___________”

  • Writing a thank you note to someone who has brought you happiness and sending it to them

Our new bulletin board theme is also GRATITUDE. We hope you get the chance to see our new bulletin boards when you stop by on Parent/Teacher Conference Day, Monday, November 21.

We are grateful for your trust in us to educate, cultivate and inspire your children. I am grateful for your partnership in that journey.


Mrs. Conrey Callahan

Principal, New Field ES

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Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 15 is Picture Retake Day at New Field. Photographers will be on site from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Please return all original photos if you plan to have your child retake their school pictures.

· Ordering information: New Field code: 6960GB

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New Field FREE Flu & COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Wednesday, Nov. 16th, 10am-1pm

1707 West Morse Avenue

Chicago, IL

Wednesday, November 16 is a FREE Vaccine Clinic at New Field, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM in our gymnasium. New Field is offering COVID vaccines, COVID boosters and flu shots for all community members.

NOTE: IDPH does accept unaccompanied minors. Be sure to click the correct box. Parents/guardians must be available for a phone call at the time of vaccination. IDPH requires written and verbal consent to administer a vaccine to an unaccompanied minor.

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GoCPS Deadline is December 2 & School Support

The GoCPS deadline for NEXT school year, 2023-2024 is December 2, 2022.

Our school counselor, Claire Kunkel, is available to assist with family applications. Families will need a working email address and their child’s student ID# to complete an application.

Please log onto one of her Counselor Office hours or stop by on Parent/Teacher Conferences.

  • Monday, November 28th 2:30-3:30

  • Tuesday, November 29th 2:30-3:30

  • Thursday, December 1st 11:30-12:30

Google meets link for all sessions:

Click below for the GoCPS Overview via Google Slides

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Outdoor Recess, Arrival and Dismissal in Cold Weather

As we enter colder weather, please be aware that our students will still go outside, even in colder temperatures.

Click here to read our cold weather guidelines.

Do you need assistance with winter clothing?

Contact our school for assistance: Include your children's names and coat sizes
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Parent Teacher Conferences & Engagement Events

Monday, Nov. 21st, 1:30-3:45pm

1707 West Morse Avenue

Chicago, IL

Join us for Parent/Teacher Conference Day on Monday, November 21. There is no school for students on this day.

Please check your email for more information on how to register for an appointment with your child's teacher.

We will also have many helpful engagement sessions including:

  • The Annual State of the School, 9:15 AM
  • GoCPS Application Office Hours
  • Sexual Health curriculum overview (in person), 9:00 AM
  • Sexual Health curriculum overview (online), 1:00 PM

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Take our PAC Survey

Our PAC (Parent Advisory Committee) would like YOUR feedback. Take our survey using the QR code
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Schools Closed November 22 - 25

Schools are closed Tuesday, November 22 - Friday, November 25.

We hope you have a wonderful holiday and we will see you back at school on Monday, November 28.