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Band, MAP Testing, Tiger Athletics, ABC Countdown, Field 5K, 8th Grade Festivities and Opportunities, PTO, STEM Mini Camp, and Important Dates

Dear Parents and guardians,

Just a few notes this week…

Band
Our District 31 bands will perform on Wednesday, May 11 in the Field Auditorium. We hope you can join us for an evening of beautiful music. 

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 spring. Field will administer MAP tests on May 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. 

Tiger Athletics
Track

  • Tuesday, May 10 @Wilmette
  • Thursday, May 12 @Caruso

ABC Countdown
The countdown to the end of the year has begun! Please encourage your Tiger to participate in this fun school-wide tradition. Click this link for this year’s themes. 

Field 5K
Attention parents of 6th graders!  Next week, the 6th grade students will participate in a Bucket Battle as part of our preparation for our 5K race which raises funds for the Field Student Council, the District 31 PTO, and for the Dan Razes Scholarship Fund (awarded to former Field Students).  This bucket battle is part of Field's dedication to service to the school and our community.  The rules of the Bucket Battle are as follows:  This upcoming Monday May 9th through Friday May 13th, students may bring in coins and dollar bills for charity and place them in Advisory class buckets!  Each advisory is on a mission to achieve the highest point value and be the winner!  All coins donated in the buckets will award positive points to a class.  All dollar bills will subtract or provide negative points to a class's total. Therefore, any students bringing dollar bills to donate, should place them in other classes' buckets to ensure that their class's total will be the highest at the end of the challenge!  Let the games begin!  

Attention 7th and 8th grade parents:
Stay tuned for more information about 7th and 8th grade Bucket Battle challenges and an all school Raffle to raise money for the Field Student Council, the District 31 PTO, and for the Dan Razes Scholarship Fund in the upcoming weeks!

8th Grade Festivities
Our 8th grade students did not let the dreary weather ruin their fun at Great America. Everyone had a great time! 8th graders also enjoyed a sneak preview of Shrek at Glenbrook High School at the end of the week. Other events on the horizon are listed below.

  • Book Bash: 8th grade students will visit Winkelman on May 26 and our Tigers will read  stories they have written to the Wildcats
  • Graduation: June 6, 8:45-11:30 graduation celebration breakfast at Field and practice at GBS. 8th grade students dismiss at 11:30. Graduation Ceremony 7:00 P.M. at GBS

8th grade student High School opportunities

  • GBN Cheerleading
    • Open Gyms May 9, & May 11 from 6:00-8:00 PM
    • Tryouts: (GBN Competition Gym) Monday, May 16 (Clinic Day) from 3:45-6:30 PM 

Tuesday, May 17 from 6:00-8:00 PM ,Wednesday, May 18 from 3:45-6:30 PM

  PTO

7th and 8th grade students who will attend GBN
STEM Mini Camp on June 4. Click here for registration information

Important Dates
May 12-14 PTO Restaurant Fundraiser at Kyoto Garden
May 17       PTO Meeting
May 19 Board of Education meeting
May 24 PTO Restaurant Fundraiser at Jimmy Thai
May 24 and 25 5th Grade Visit to Field
May 26  Field 5K and Book Bash
May 27   Teacher Institute Day-No School
May 30   Memorial Day-No School

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