New Field ES

Back to School Updates!

School Starts Monday, August 21!

Dear New Field families,

We are hope you are as excited for a spectacular school year 2023-2024 as we are!

School starts on Monday, August 21, 2023.

Each week we will share important updates and news through our weekly newsletter.

You are receiving this email because your email address is listed as the primary contact in our student information system. Is this a mistake? Please send us an email at and we will correct our information.

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Looking forward to welcoming you into a new school year!


Mrs. Conrey Callahan

Principal, New Field ES

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Back to School Events this Week:

We have many fun events this week to get ready for school year 2023-2024. We hope you can join us at one of these events:

Preschool Orientation - Kids and Families Welcome!

Thursday, August 17, 3:00 - 4:00 PM

In your child's classroom

Kindergarten Orientation - Kids and Families Welcome!

Thursday, August 17, 3:00 - 4:00 PM

In your child's classroom

New Family Orientation, Grades 1-4 - Kids & Families Welcome

Thursday, August 17, 3:00 - 4:00

New Field Gymnasium

Popsicles with the Principal

Friday, August 18

Grades 2, 3 & 4: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grades PK, K & 1: 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Unable to attend Orientation in Person? Join us virtually!

New Family Orientation (virtual)

Thursday, August 17 · 4:30 – 5:15pm

Video call link:

Click Here for Our SY24 School Supply List

Supplies are for K-4 students only. Need assistance? New Field can help! Send an email to: for more information

Click Here for our SY24 Family Hanbook

Your one-stop-shop for all New Field information!

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Get Involved - Join our LSC!


We are seeking 5 new parent representatives for a one year team on our LSC.


Feel free to contact Ms. Callahan,, or current Parent Rep Mia Donoghue,, to learn more.

What is an LSC and what does an LSC do?

The Illinois legislature has given Local School Council’s the primary responsibility for school governance and improvement under the School Reform Act. The powers and duties of the LSC are described in the CPS LSC handbook called “Chicago Public Schools Office of Local School Council Relations: A Quick Resource Guide for Local School Councils”. The powers and duties, as summarized from this Quick Resource Guide including the following:

  • Principal Performance Evaluation, Retention and Selection
  • Continuous Improvement Work Plan (“CIWP”)
  • Budget and Internal Accounts
  • Advising the Principal and other critical decision-making areas

Click here to learn more

Ready to apply?

Submit an application to our main office by Thursday, August 17 at 2:30 PM

You will need two forms of identification to complete the nomination packet. Examples of acceptable forms of identification include:

  • Driver’s License
  • State of Illinois ID
  • Voter Registration Card
  • MediPlan/Medicaid Card
  • IDPA Card
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Matrícula Consular
  • Student ID
  • Public Library Card
  • Other Governmental Agency I.D.
  • Current Lease
  • Current Utility Bill
  • Credit or Debit Card
  • Employment ID
  • Court Documents

New Field Family Directory - OPT OUT

We plan to share classroom caregiver emails this year.

If you would like to OPT OUT of sharing your email address please complete this brief form.

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YMCA Fee-Based, On-Site Before & Aftercare

Looking for a high quality, affordable childcare option for next school year?

Look no further than New Field and the YMCA. The YMCA also accepts Illinois Action for Children and need-based financial support.

For more information, please contact Kina Miller at or 312.440.2438 ext. 9058

To register, please contact Nicole Rodriguez-Jalomo at or 773.988.0644.

Upcoming Community Event: A Town Hall on Bring Chicago Home & Treatment Not Trauma

Join ONE Northside for a Community Town Hall:

Bring Chicago Home & Treatment Not Trauma

Sunday, August 27: 3pm-5pm

North Shore Baptist Church

5244 N Lakewood