Eugene Field Elementary School

February 15, 2016

Principal's Message

Dear Field Families,

I am very excited to welcome the Lula Washington Dance Theater to our school on Thursday. Our students will be treated to special performance at either 1:30 or 2:25. Please do not interrupt the assembly with early dismissal requests.


At our next ELAC meeting, we will celebrate four English Learner students who have strengthened their English language skills to a level that exits them from the EL program. I am very proud of these kids and we will recognize their hard work at the morning assembly on Feb. 26.


The fabulous Robogals are back this week to teach a pre-selected group of 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. They have volunteered with us for three years now. To learn more about them and their mission, please see their website here.


Please be aware that our students will be dismissed early--12:50 on Friday, March 11.


Thank you for your support.

Ria Apodaca

Upcoming School Events

Feb. 8 - 19 , parents from these classes: Ko, Fu, and Lewis are needed to help supervise morning drop off in the east parking lot.


Tuesday, Feb. 16 - GATE Parent Advisory Committee, 3:30-4:30, Library

Thursday, Feb. 18 - Dual Language Parent Information Meeting, 6:00-7:00pm (coffee and dessert after)

Wednesday, Feb. 24 - School Safety Committee, 3:30-4:30, Conference Room

Wednesday, Feb. 24 - African American History Bee, 5:00pm, Wilson Middle School

Friday, Feb. 26 - English Language Advisory Committee, 9:30-11:00, Library

Monday, Feb. 29 - Friday, March 4 - Read Across America Week

Update from School Safety Committee

We will have a Lockdown Drill on February 23 at approximately 2:00pm. The staff will have conversations with students this week about this drill. This is the language that the teachers will use with the students:

Teachers' conversation with students before the drill:

  • Sometimes trouble or danger comes around us and we always need to practice what we should do if there is trouble or danger around. For example, we don’t want a fire or an earthquake to happen to us at school, but we are always going to practice what we should do in case a fire or earthquake happens. That is why we have fire and earthquake drills. Right now we are going to practice what we should do if there is trouble or dangers around that we can't see. We are going to practice how to keep safe from a stranger while we are at school. We are going to practice hiding from a stranger or something that could hurt us.This would probably never happen but just like a fire drill, we can practice what we need to do so that we are prepared.

  • When we are hiding we need to remember to stay still and stay silent. I will tell you when it is time to start hiding and I will tell you when to stop hiding.

Teachers' guiding questions and conversation with students after the drill:

  • Were you able to follow my directions?

  • Were you able to stay silent?

  • What could we do better next time?

  • I am here to keep you safe. Practicing helps us be prepared and feel confident that we all know what to do just in case. Having a plan like this and practicing what to do during drills means that we don't have to worry about these things and instead we can focus on having fun and learning at school.

Parents, please talk with your child about this drill and let your teacher know of any concerns you might have.
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Update on Dual Language Immersion Program

All parents are invited to participate in an independent evaluation study to get a closer look at the Mandarin Dual Language Immersion Program (MDLIP) at Field Elementary School and Sierra Madre Middle School. If you would like to share your thoughts and opinions about the MDLIP, please contact the evaluators or sign up for a focus group.


For more information, please click here.
PEF Summer Enrichment Program - June 13 - July 14, 2016

Join PEF for the 13th year of the PEF Summer Enrichment Program. This 5-week program inspires students with a mix of academic subjects and creative hands-on projects. Students have fun and explore while preparing for the upcoming school year.

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PTA Jog A Thon - March 11, 2016 - Details coming to you soon!

SPRING BREAK MARCH 14 - 18, 2016