PLEASE SEE THE MSD143 HOMEPAGE FOR ALL SPECIFIC INFORMATION REGARDING OUR DISTRICT'S ONGOING RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.
About Our School
Springfield School serves approximately 350 pre-kindergarten through sixth grade students. Our school community focuses on providing a safe and nurturing environment that encourages life-long learning while providing a challenging education. Students are guided to develop positive social skills to encourage their growth as productive and responsible citizens. The teachers at Springfield are dedicated professionals who work hard to ensure a positive and supportive environment for every student. We strive to develop a partnership with our families to ensure the best education for our students.
From the Principal
Dear Springfield Families & Friends,
As our summer begins, I would like to express how grateful I am to be leading such an amazing community of students, parents, and staff. It has been quite the first year for me! I am so proud of all of the achievements and accomplishments of our students here at Springfield School. These would not be possible without your support and dedication.
Thank you for your patience with us as we have worked through the safest way to close out the school year. Our top priority has been, and will continue to be, the safety of our students and staff. I fully understand that last 2 months were challenging for you as parents/guardians as you navigated the pandemic as it related to careers, childcare, staying healthy, and the overall safety of your family. I could not be more proud of our collective community for helping our students finish out the year strong. This experience will no doubt help teach our students the “grit” that it takes to succeed in tough times. Congratulations to YOU and our students for making it until the end of the year!
I would also like to thank our hard working and caring faculty and staff who have made a huge difference to our students. Their commitment is outstanding and our kids are the beneficiaries. Thank you for providing rich and engaging, well-rounded experiences for our kids and knowing that education is about wonder and fostering curiosity, along with development of social skills so needed to succeed.
As many of you are probably wondering, we are not sure what school will look like in August yet. I am hopeful that we will be physically back in the classrooms with our students, picking up right where we left off. However, at this point no decisions have been made about whether we will return to school in person, continue with remote learning, or possibly a hybrid of the two. We will keep you posted throughout the summer as decisions are made for the fall, but I encourage everyone to check the district's website homepage for updates as they relate to specifics about the 2020-2021 school year.
In addition to the many uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 health crisis, our country also continues to struggle with issues of racial injustice and social unrest. You have my pledge that Springfield School will continue to improve our own equity, diversity, and inclusion work. We will do more to teach curriculum that is more inclusive. We will invest in more literary resources from diverse authors. We will ensure our policies and practices do not perpetuate harm. And we will continue to improve our work to ensure that our staff, our curriculum, and our instruction are reflective of the communities we serve. Together, I know we can do better! It is important to remain positive and stay the course. Small acts of kindness can make a huge difference in your homes, your neighborhood, and OUR community.
In closing, I take this opportunity to congratulate the students of Springfield Elementary School! I wish you all a very happy, safe, and enjoyable summer. Please be sure to take time as family to talk, play, and READ together.
I look forward to seeing you in August. To those of you who are leaving us for new places, we wish you all the best!
Mrs. Amanda Brown
708.388-4121, Ext. 5136
Springfield School is always looking for parent/community volunteers to help out in various ways. If you are interested, please contact the school office. Parent Group meetings take place in Room #10 at 9:30 a.m. Dates for the 2019-20 school year have been scheduled as follows:
March 11th - CANCELLED
May 15th - CANCELLED
To stay current on upcoming activities, friend your Parent Group on Facebook: Springfield School Parent Group . Don't forget that every Tuesday is Springfield Night at Kenootz Pizzeria. Just mention Springfield School when you order and 25% of your sale comes back to our school.
K-8 8:20 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
AM PreK/EC 8:20 - 11:00 a.m.
PM PreK/EC 12:05 - 2:45 p.m.
Monday, May 11th - Friday, July 10th
ONLINE REGISTRATION OPEN
Sixth grade students are encouraged to try-out for the various sports and academic competitions through their respective junior highs. Information will be made available throughout the year.