October 24, 2019
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I hope the transition to fall is going smoothly. We have started seeing lots of warmer jackets, hats, gloves, and scarves finding their way into our lost and found. Please check the lost and found for any missing items for your child whenever you next come to school.
Parent-Teacher Conferences have gone smoothly and I hope you feel well informed about how your student is doing. Our teachers put a lot of time and energy into making those conferences meaningful for everyone.
I hope to see everyone at the Halloween Hustle. We need to challenge Carpenter who won the trophy for highest participation rate. If you don't want to run or walk, you can still sign up to represent Field. Here is the link for you to register if you have not already.
Running in the Hustle will get you ready for the Halloween plan at Field. If this is new for you, we hold a classroom parties and a parade for costumed students. AM kindergarteners will have their classroom party in the morning and are invited to return for the parade in the afternoon. We invite all families to line the sides of Wisner between Cuttriss and Lahon to view the parade that will walk up and down the street in a loop. You will be able to see every student regardless of which side of the street you choose. Please do not stand in the street as this is where the parade will walk. Your child should have already given you the permission form if you want to pick your student up at lunch to help prepare them in their costume. That permission is due by October 28th.
Dr. Jason Bednar
Principal, Field School
ELF Halloween Hustle!
Hundreds will "Hustle" at annual ELF benefit. . .still time to join!
The District 64 Elementary Learning Foundation (ELF) expects a big crowd at its third annual Halloween Hustle on Saturday, Oct. 26. The family-friendly 5k run/walk begins at 8 a.m. at Hodges Park. "Day-of" registration will open at 6:30 a.m. See more details here!
Schools are actively competing to see who will have the highest participation percentage in the event and a friendly rivalry between schools continues to drive registration. The winning school is awarded the coveted ELF trophy for 2019.
Interest in the logo contest was high with about 100 student entries. The winning design came from second-grader Declan Kerrigan of Field School. His design of pumpkins running in the race will be featured on the bibs and t-shirts.
Starting and ending in beautiful Hodges Park, the loop will allow for a 5k Run or Walk, as well as a shorter 3k distance. The event is stroller-friendly for those too little to run. There is even a Tiny Tike Trot loop around Hodges Park for participants aged 5 and under! Participants are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes!
The event is the largest fundraiser for ELF and funds raised go directly to teachers and schools to support innovation grants.
Picture Retake Day Friday, November 8, 2019
Students to honor School Board Members at November meeting
District 64 invites all members of our community to join us in thanking the members of our Board of Education for their contributions to public education on School Board Members Day officially celebrated across Illinois on Friday, November 15.
Lincoln Middle School students will have the honor of presenting certificates of appreciation to our Board at its regular meeting on Monday, November 11.
Our Board includes: Rick Biagi, President; Tom Sotos, Vice President; Carol Sales, Secretary; and members Fred Sanchez, Larry Ryles, Dr. Denise Pearl and Rebecca Little. Contact Board members personally via email through our website or #ThankABoardMember on social media! A roster of former Board members back to 1968 also is available here.
The 2019 statewide theme – Transform Vision into Reality – highlights board members’ critical role in creating lasting education opportunities that reflect the desires of the Park Ridge community.
District 64 encourages all local residents to take this once-a-year opportunity to thank these seven community volunteers for their oversight of the education of about 4,600 students supported by the work of more than 600 staff members.
Food basket fundraiser to benefit D64 families
The Park Ridge Kiwanis Club has again taken up the challenge to provide holiday food baskets to School District 64 families in need. But this year the Club will do it without a fundraising event at a local restaurant.
Instead, the Kiwanis will focus on accepting donations online to help more than 100 families in District 64 that fall below the poverty level. The website link is expected to be ready in early November and be open until early December. The link will be promoted in District 64’s weekly e-News.
In the meantime, cash donations will be accepted through the mail at Kiwanis Holiday Food Basket Fundraiser ℅ Frank Kaminiski, 200 S. Vine, Park Ridge, IL 60068.
As the seasons change… keep school closing guidelines in mind
District 64's guidelines focus on wind chill and use the National Weather Service distinctions between an advisory and a warning (among other factors) when considering whether schools will be closed. As always, our first priority is the safety of students and staff when making decisions on when schools are closed. Make sure you know about our School Closing Guidelines before the bad weather hits! Here's to a safe winter ahead!
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From the library to the park district, our communities of Park Ridge-Niles have lots to offer. For information on all the latest happenings, be sure to check the Community Info & Events webpage.