Eugene Field Elementary School

March 20, 2016

Principal's Message

Dear Field Families,

Welcome back to school! I hope you had a fun-filled spring break.

We have had frequent visitors on campus over the past two weeks-- two Canadian Geese. This breed has been nesting each spring at Pasadena High School for at least 10 years now and I'm guessing this pair is just taking a field trip to our campus. We must warn our students to stay away from them as they will behave aggressively if they feel threatened.

Congratulations to fifth grader Gwendolyn for earning the First Place Author Award in the City of Pasadena One City One Story "A Vivid Memory" Writing Contest. She was honored at a special event on Sunday at the Pasadena Central Library.

Spring Picture Day is March 24. Students have free dress for this picture, but they must follow the dress code; for example, no tank tops and no t-shirts with inappropriate messages or pictures.

Thursday, March 24, is also our Chinese Poetry Competition. Many of our students have been preparing for this event. This is the qualifying competition to determine who will represent our school in the Southern California Chinese Schools Association competition. Good luck to all participants!

Thursday, March 31, is a pupil-free day. The teachers and staff will be experiencing professional learning throughout the day. Please be aware that the school will be closed.

We will start our participation in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) on April 11 and conclude on April 29. All third through fifth grade students will participate in the CAASPP and the fifth graders will take an additional test in Science. Parents of students who are testing will receive a separate letter with a more detailed schedule.

Thank you for your continued support.

Ria Apodaca

Upcoming School Events

Mar. 7 - 11 & Mar. 21 - 25 , parents from these classes: Camacho and Wu are needed to help supervise morning drop off in the east parking lot.

March 21 - School resumes

March 21- 25: AAPPL Testing for 3rd and 4th Graders (schedule varies)

Tuesday, March 22: SSC Subcommittee/DL PAC (combined meeting), 3:30-5:00pm, Rm A10

Wednesday, March 23: PTA Meeting, 6:00-7:30pm, Multipurpose Room

Thursday, March 24: GATE Parent Information Meeting, 6:00-7:30pm, Multipurpose Room

Friday, March 25: English Language Advisory Committee, 9:30am, Library

Monday, March 28: PTA Restaurant Night (see below for more details)

Wednesday, March 30: Safety Committee Meeting, Conference Room, 3:30-4:30

Saturday, April 2: Math Field Day, Pasadena High School

Lost and Found

Please take a look at through the pile of lost items by the front door of the school. The pile is growing by the day. All items remaining at the end of May will be donated to families in need.

Big Easy Gala 2016

A Night of Jazz at the Field Big Easy
Saturday, 23 April 2016
Brookside Golf and Country Club

Bonjour, parents! Y'all are invited to Field Elementary's 4th annual gala and silent auction: A Night of Jazz at the Field Big Easy on Saturday, April 23rd at the Brookside Golf and Country Club. The gala committee is hard at work planning the big celebration by providing you with catfish, beignets and lots of jazz!

It's going to be a good time but this party is really about making money for our school. If you know of a local business that has an amazing product or service that they would like to donate to the silent auction, now is the time to ask them! Please contact the Gala committee at for more information on how to procure an awesome auction item.

You can get your tickets for The Field Big Easy right now at

To download help with procurement:

See y'all in the Big Easy! Laissez les bons temps rouler!
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Summer Learning Opportunities

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PEF Summer Enrichment Program - June 13 - July 14, 2016

Join PEF for the 13th year of the PEF Summer Enrichment Program. This 5-week program inspires students with a mix of academic subjects and creative hands-on projects. Students have fun and explore while preparing for the upcoming school year.