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Erin's Law, MAP Testing, Physical and Health Education, End of Quarter 2, Set Design Club, PTO, and Important Dates

January 7, 2022

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We hope our Field families were able to enjoy the holiday season and winter break!

As we continue to face the challenges of the pandemic, we want to express our sincere gratitude for your continued support, patience, and flexibility. The Field community will remain diligent in our efforts to provide a safe, engaging, and inspiring learning environment for our Tigers!

A few notes for this week-

Erin’s Law 
Erin’s Law is a state law requiring that all public schools implement a sexual abuse awareness and prevention curriculum for grades K-12. In response to Erin’s Law, Field students will be presented a virtual program,scheduled on Monday, January 10, with Mr. Victor Pacini entitled, “Empowering Children to Be Seen and Heard.” His website, www.victorpacini.com/ states that the overall goal of this Erin’s Law Program for Schools is to “create a safe and engaging environment where children will learn about the dangers of abuse and the difference between safe and unsafe touching.” These presentations are designed to empower and educate children in a developmentally and appropriate child-friendly manor. For additional information about Erin’s Law, please visit www.erinslaw.org. If you have any questions and/or do NOT want your child to participate in this program, please contact, Dr. April Miller, Principal, Field Middle School (amiller@district31.net / 847-313-4451) or Justin Cooper, Assistant Principal, Field Middle School (jcooper@district31.net/847-313-4448) prior to the program date. If we do not hear from you, we will assume your child has permission to participate in this program.

MAP Testing
District 31 participates in a comprehensive, local benchmark assessment program that measures student achievement and growth, as well as providing needed information for instruction and curricular efficacy. District 31 students will participate in NWEA MAP and aimswebPlus this fall. Field will administer MAP tests on January 11 and 12. Testing will be done the first thing each morning; students will report directly to their Advisory instead of their first period. Please click here to see the district assessment plan and schedule. 

Physical and Health Education
Every year students in grades 6th-8th receive health education through physical education classes. The program stresses the importance of responsible, personal decision making and selecting a healthy lifestyle. This year we are working with health educators from Candor Health to provide the sex education component of the health curriculum to all grades. Please click this link for more information on the upcoming lessons on January 13 and 14.

End of quarter 2
The second quarter ends on Thursday, January 13. Please note: Skyward gradebook access will be closed until report cards are sent home electronically on Friday, January 28.

Set Design Club
Ms. Weisz, Field Art teacher,  will be running the Musical Set Design Club for this year's musical "Frozen Jr." The club will be running Tuesdays and Thursdays after school starting next Tuesday, January 11th. We will be painting the set and creating props for the show. All students are welcome!

PTO
Tuesday, January 11-General Meeting 7:00  p.m.
PTO Restaurant Fundraiser Nights

Important Dates
January 11: PTO General Meeting
January 12: Gradebook Update
January 13: End of Quarter 2
January 17: No School; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 28: Report cards are sent home electronically

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at amiller@district31.net, 847-313-4451; or Mr.Cooper at jcooper@district31.net, 847-313-4448. 

Thank you for your support and cooperation to help us make this a successful school year!

Dr. April Miller, Principal
Mr. Justin Cooper, Assistant Principal