Eugene Field Elementary School

November 15, 2015

Principal's Message

Dear Field Families,

Priority Open Enrollment for siblings and pre-Kindergarten students continues this week and ends on Friday, Nov. 20. Please be aware that registration hours are from 8:00 -3:00 pm. For more information on Open Enrollment,, please see the PUSD website:

From now until Wednesday, we will continue to collect nonperishable food items for our annual Thanksgiving Baskets for our school families in need. PTA will cover the cost of the turkey or ham. This gift of a family meal is always appreciated. The collection baskets are in the main office. Thank you for your support.

On Friday, Nov. 20 - Sunday, Nov. 22, Ms. Mei, Ms. Fu, and i will attend the American Council on The Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) National Conference in San Diego. We are very excited about learning new strategies and approaches that will help us strengthen our Dual Language Program.

We will be open for parking for the Rose Parade Float Viewing on January 1 - 3, 2016. This is our annual 5th grade fundraising event and so if you are planning to check out the floats, please consider parking with us!

Please remember that the students and teachers are off from school during the week of Nov. 23 - 27 (next week) in celebration of Thanksgiving.

Have a great week.

Thank you,
Ria Apodaca

School Events for This Week and Next

Monday, Nov. 16: PTA Restaurant Night at The Habit

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 9:00-10:30am: School Tour

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 3:30-4:30pm: School Site Council Subcommittees (Location: Rm A10)

Thursday, Nov. 19, 6:00-7:00pm: Parent Information Night: GATE Program (Location: Library)

Friday, Nov. 20, 9:30-10:30am: ELAC Meeting (Location: Library)

Monday, Nov. 23 - Friday, Nov. 27: No School

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 3:30-4:30: Site Safety Committee (Location: Office Conference Rm)

Expanded Transitional Kindergarten

Children who turn five between Dec. 5, 2015, and June 2, 2016, can attend full-day expanded transitional kindergarten starting Jan. 5, 2016, as the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) extends its early education program. PUSD’s thriving Transitional kindergarten is a full-day developmentally appropriate program that bridges the gap between preschool and kindergarten for children born in the fall. Until now, Transitional kindergarten had been limited to children with fall birthdays, between Sept. 3 and Dec. 2.

Families are invited to register their children for Expanded Transitional kindergarten at the PUSD Office of Enrollment, Permits & Student Records (located at 351 S. Hudson Ave., Room 210, Pasadena) to coordinate placement on the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday - Thursday, Dec. 8 - 10, 2015 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

  • Tuesday - Thursday, Dec. 15 - 17, 2015 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Transitional kindergarten is currently offered at seven PUSD campuses. Placement is based on residence.

  • Jefferson Elementary

  • Longfellow Elementary

  • Madison Elementary

  • McKinley School

  • Norma Coombs Elementary School

  • Washington Elementary STEM Magnet School

  • Willard Elementary School

Special Events from our PTA

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Field Team at the L.A. Chinatown Firecracker Run

Sunday, Feb. 21st 2016 at 7am

943 North Broadway

Los Angeles, CA