New Field ES Weekly Updates

Week 33: May 2-5, 2022

It's Teacher Appreciation Week!

Dear New Field Community,

This week we get to celebrate our school heroes, the staff that makes New Field the best school in the city of Chicago! Our teachers and staff work tirelessly to create fun, engaging lessons, supportive and responsive classroom environments, and foster the joy of learning for our students. Please consider participating in Teacher Appreciation this week and love our teachers out loud.

I am thrilled to share that some of our teachers were featured today for the launch of Teacher Appreciation Week. Our awesome kindergarten co-teaching team, Ms. Calhoun and Ms. Escobedo, are featured on the CPS website--- Click here to read about their thoughts on building relationships with students and families and their efforts to build an inclusive and responsive classroom. You can also share their feature on Facebook and Twitter. Make sure to let them know what you think the next time you see them.

Just like Ms. Calhoun and Ms. Escobedo, all of our teachers and staff deserve a huge shout out and recognition for their work. I hope you join me in celebrating our staff. Here are ways that you can participate:

Tuesday - Sweet Treats

  • Consider sending a sweet treat for any staff member who makes New Field great!

Wednesday - Stock the Staff Lounge

  • Consider sending coffee, tea, coffee filters, flavored creamers, seltzer waters, etc for the communal use in our staff lounge

Thursday - Thank you Thursday

  • Consider writing a thank you card for your teacher, templates available in the main office

Friday - Friday Finale

  • Let all of CPS and Chicago know how much you love our staff! Tag @chicagopublicschools and give an online shout out to our teachers and staff


Ms. Conrey Callahan

Principal, New Field ES

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This week is New Field's first ever, school wide Career Week! We are excited to feature many read aloud, writing tasks, spirit days and unique learning opportunities to expand on our college and career readiness instruction. Here is how we are supporting Career Week across all classrooms:

Monday: School wide read aloud, What is a career?

Tuesday: Writing prompt and discussion, What jobs or careers are in your family?

Wednesday: Dress up like your Dream Job! (students may wear costumes to school)

Thursday: School wide read aloud, What are your career interests?

Friday: College and Trade School day, Dress in college or trade school/ trade profession clothing (students may wear costumes to school)

On Friday, May 6 all of our Fourth Grade students will attend a virtual Career Fair alongside their peers at Eugene Field ES. We look forward to broadening all of our students' horizons and thinking critically about how we can all contribute to a safe, joyful productive world.

Final Bilingual Advisory Committee Meeting: Exploring Social and Emotional Learning through the Arts

Wednesday, May 4th, 9-10:30am

1707 West Morse Avenue

Chicago, IL

Join us for our last BAC meeting of the year.

This meeting will be held IN PERSON in the New Field Library

Topic: Exploring Social and Emotional Learning through the Arts

Interactive activities, resources and at-home strategies

Agenda linked here

Free New Field BAC T-Shirts for ALL Attendees!

K-4 Sexual Health Lessons Launch Wednesday, May 4

All K-4 students will begin engaging in the CPS Comprehensive Sexual Health Curriculum on Wednesday, May 4. Lessons will continue each Wednesday through June.

Topics include:

  • Personal Safety
  • Bullying
  • Hygiene
  • Puberty
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Decision Making
  • Identity

Click here to see the K-12 Curriculum Overview

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Please email Ms. Callahan ( or your child's classroom teacher if you wish to opt your child out of the sexual health lessons.

SY2022-2023 Preschool Application Assistance

Are you interested in applying for Preschool for School year 2022-2023?

Do you need assistance completing the online application?

We are here to help!

New Field Staff are available every Wednesday from 4:00 - 5:00 PM to assist families with the online PK application


Round 1 PK applications close on Tuesday, May 10

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Volunteers for Field Trips & End-of-Year Celebrations


We need your help! All of our students will attend at least two field trips as the year comes to a close. All our our K-4 students will attend one bussed field trip and one walking field trip. All of our PK students will take at least two walking field trips. We need parents to help chaperone our trips.

If you are interested in chaperoning a field trip you must submit a Level II Volunteer application.

Click here to apply to be a New Field Volunteer