Field Flash

June 7, 2021

Dear Field Parents and Guardians,

It is hard to believe we are starting our final week of this most unique school year! This will be the final Friday Field Flash for this school year. I'll send summer communications sporadically over these next few months, and I'll resume my regular Friday Field Flash distribution at the start of the 2021-2022 school year. As we begin this final week, we have a number of important reminders. Thank you for reading this newsletter!

Student Device Collection

The school year is coming to an end, which means we need to start thinking about technology device collection. For those families who are new to the district, or it's your first time with your student using a D64 device, we collect all tech devices at the end of every year (see handbook). This gives us time to clean them, update, fix anything that needs fixing, and ensure your student is ready to go next year! Our in-person students will turn in their devices the week of June 7th with their classroom teacher, so please be sure students bring their devices, cases/straps, chargers, and/or stylus with them. For our fully remote families, please sign up for a turn in time here to drop off all electronic devices and accessories either June 10 or June 11. This includes ipads, chromebooks, device cases, chargers, stylus (for chromebooks). It would be a great help if those of you who have personal devices available for student learning for a day to select a Thursday drop off, otherwise aim for Friday. If you have any questions please email Field's Technologist at

Student Registration for 2021-2022

Please do complete your child(ren)'s registration for next school year as soon as possible. In order to be placed into a class, your child does need to be fully registered. Please review the additional information below in this newsletter!

Student Dress Code & Water Bottles

The weather has officially warmed up - instant summer! Please do take a look at the student-parent handbook online which details our District 64 student dress code. Please be sure students are wearing appropriate clothing (shorts, shirts, tank tops). Thank you! Also, please have your student bring a water bottle each day these last 4 days. Our water fountains are off, but the bottle fillers are on - which means students can only get water with a bottle or cup.

Fifth Grade Clap Out

You'll see information below about our 5th Grade Clap Out. This event is really intended to celebrate our 5th graders as they transition from elementary to middle school. Families of fifth graders are welcome to come and clap for their students.

Thank You

As you know, this concludes our first year at Field. We want to say a very big thank you for welcoming us to the community! We are proud to be a part of District 64 and to be the principal and assistant principal here at Field, and we look forward to more typical school years in the future where we can celebrate our students and families with more in-person events. We look forward to continuing to partner with each of you to support your child(ren)'s growth and development. Thank you, again, for a successful year!

We hope that you and your family have a wonderful weekend, and we hope that you enjoy the summer break!


Mrs. Courtney Goodman


Mrs. Christa Donnelly

Assistant Principal

Park Ridge-Niles School District 64’s mission is as follows:

Inspire every child to discover, learn, achieve, and care.

Congratulations Field Artists!

We are so proud of our Field artists! Each year, our art teacher Mrs. Voigt selects a handful of artwork to have framed and displayed in the hallways of our building. Congratulations to the following students:

  • Celine Cheng - 2nd Grade 1) Morning Glory 2) Orchid
  • Emily Gidaszewski - 4th Grade Rose
  • Ryan Greene - 4th Grade 1) Victorian Home 2) Freight Train
  • Diego Louise - 5th Grade Cityscape on a Stormy Night

Congratulations to our Book Cover Contest Participants!

We are so proud of our Field students and their creativity! Check out their Book Cover Re-Creations! Thank you Mrs. Schaab for organizing this fun activity!

School Supply Kits for 2021-2022

School Supply Ordering for the 2021 school year is now available! Supplies will ship directly to Field and be ready for your child(ren) on the first day of school in the fall. Supplies are organized by grade level and, in some cases, further broken up by the first initial of your child's last name. Ordering supply kits is a PTO fundraiser this year! You can order school supplies and support the PTO through this link:
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Registration for School Year 2021-22

Registration for the upcoming school year is currently open and needs to be completed by June 1, 2021. We cannot stress to you enough the importance of completing this necessary process as it can impact the ability of our school to plan, schedule and, most importantly, hire teachers and staff for the upcoming school year. More specifically, this can impact student schedules, teacher assignments, and teaching locations in the building. Currently, Field's registration numbers do not reflect our projections for the upcoming school year, and until they do, certain aspects of our preparation will be delayed and/or impacted by this.

Your attention to this requirement is greatly appreciated. As a reminder, all current students (including returning students) will need to be registered.

Please click HERE for more information. If you are a returning D64 family, please refer to the “Registration for Returning Students” section on the webpage.

If you've registered already, we're asking that families log back into the parent portal, click on "forms" and check if the section "2021-22 permissions and agreements" was submitted.

If you have any questions, please email Ruth Klepitsch in the Field main office.

Join the Award-Winning D64 Instrumental Music Program!

We would like to invite your student to join the District 64 Instrumental Music program next year! As a 4th grader next year, your child is eligible to join Orchestra and students going into 5th grade are eligible to join the band or orchestra! To learn more about the program and the string instruments offered, please see the links below:

For important information about Instrumental Music, click here.

For an All About Band! video presentation, click here.

For an All About Orchestra! video presentation, click here.

If you already registered your child for the 2021-2022 school year but did not select Instrumental Music, log back into your account to add Band/Orchestra: Click Here to Add Instrumental Music, click "Forms" on the left, then "Enrollment" at the top and scroll down to Instrumental Music. Click here for a video tutorial on how to add Band/Orchestra to your child’s registration.

For more information, please email Erica Faulhaber, Curriculum Specialist for Instrumental Music.

Dates to Remember

  • June 7: PHOENIX celebration days continue! (see information above)
  • June 7-11: All student devices will be returned. Please review the information above about that!
  • June 10: 5th grade parents - save the date/time - 9:15am - 5th grade clap out. Please see the information above about that! We ask that just parents of 5th graders come to watch this special event.
  • June 10: Last day of school for students
  • June 10: 5th grade promotion party hosted by PTO from 5-7pm

See what’s going on in our community!

From the library to the park district, our communities of Park Ridge-Niles have lots to offer, even virtually. For information on all the latest happenings, be sure to check the Community Info & Events webpage.