Field Park Principal's Update

November 15, 2019

Hello Field Park Families,

It's going to be a fun and busy week coming up; we are looking forward to seeing you all soon for our Parent Teacher Conferences!

Things to Check Out:

  • Parent Teacher Conferences Reminders
  • Thank a Staff Member
  • STEM Club Info (2nd-3rd Grade)
  • Canned Goods Donation Drive

Updates for the Week of 11/18- 11/22:

  • 11/18 - 11/22: American Education Week
  • Weds. 11/20: Late Arrival (10am)
  • Thurs., 11/21: Gift Wrap Pickup, Book Fair, Special Person Night 5pm (PACK NUT-FREE LUNCHES, as lunch will be in classrooms! Thanks!)

Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming Dates:

  • Mon. 11/25 & Tues. 11/26: Parent Teacher Conferences (NO SCHOOL for kids!)
  • Weds. 11/27 - Fri. 11/29: NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
  • Weds. 12/4: Early Dismissal
  • Thurs. 12/5: Band and Orchestra Holiday Concert, 7pm at McClure Gym
  • Fri. 12/6: Gift Card Gallery Orders Due
  • Sat. 12/7: Holiday Gift Shop (PTO Event), 10am
  • Mon. 12/9: Field Park Holiday Concert 1:30pm
  • Fri. 12/13: Gift Card Gallery Orders Due
  • Sat. 12/14: Gingerbread House Making (PTO Event), 1pm in Gym

Please feel free to reach out with any questions/concerns!




Parent Teacher Conferences REMINDERS

Please note that we will not have anyone in the front office during Parent Teacher Conferences, so be sure to check your schedule and know where you are headed before you get here! If you are not sure of your schedule, you are welcome to call Mrs. Blum/Mrs. Berg in the front office at any time next week.

If you have a phone conference scheduled, please be sure that you know the direct line to your child's classroom teacher to call in for the conference, OR that you have been in communication with your child's teacher about how to connect otherwise.


Thank a Staff Member

Don't forget to "Thank a Staff Member" this week - we appreciate it!

Take a few moments to thank our support staff, as Wednesday, November 20th is "Educational Support Professionals Day"!

Michele Spiegel
(Reading Intervention)

Peggy Link (K)

Maria Ognibene (K)

Terry Geimer (General Assistant, largely 1st Grade)

Julie McGann (2F)

Emily Carter (3W)

Gina Avgeris (3E)

Julie Johnson (4E)

Sue Quigley (4A)

Janet Schoneman (5E)

Library/Lab Construction Update (REPEATED FROM LAST WEEK)

You may have heard whispered rumors, you may have heard shouts of joy, you may have heard nothing, BUT - there IS exciting news from the north end of the building... the Board of Education has approved a remodel of the Library Learning Center! Beginning December 2nd (yes, a mere three weeks away!) the lab and library will be under construction as we create a more student-centered space which will allow for better use of the resources we already have and pave the way for future learning with new resources we haven’t even imagined. The lab will see the majority of the construction with cabinets, storage, a permanent green-screen and a few other surprises. The library will be rearranged and a new, relocated circulation desk will be installed. There will be some new color added in to create flow between the two spaces and there will be brand-new sliding glass doors to allow for use of the whole space as if it were one large room. The hope is for construction to be finished mid-January, which means the library and lab will be closed for all of December and much of January. Mrs. Antonsen and Mrs. Harvey will continue to teach library and tech classes, but will do so in the classroom. Unfortunately, there will be no book checkout during this time as the books and library furniture will be packed and stored. We know this is going to be a disruption, but we are confident the benefits of this remodel will far outshine the inconveniences we will experience over these next weeks. Thank you in advance for your flexibility and support - we can’t wait to unveil the new space in January!


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