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,
Season's greetings! This is a wonderful time of year, but also a very busy one, so it can be quite overwhelming. As the adults scurry around preparing for the excitement of the holidays, children can also feel the stress and exhaustion brought on by multiple family gatherings, special travels, and perhaps some shopping outings in preparation for important traditions. During this hectic time, our usual routines can often fall to the wayside along with daily reading practice, regular homework support, and even family meals. Please continue to support your child in his/her school success by ensuring a consistent routine, as much as possible. Adequate sleep and nutrition support learning, brain development, concentration, and mood... all of which directly affect children’s success at school!
Although we’ve had a relatively warm fall and early winter, December means colder temperatures… and disappearing daylight. Here in Chicagoland we know that snow and ice are always lurking just around the corner. As a reminder, please ensure that you develop back up plans for getting your children to school in winter weather and do your best to help keep your children healthy. If every family takes these 2 key steps, we can help avoid a high number of student absences this winter.
Finally, I send all of our Springfield families my very best wishes for the festive season. I sincerely hope you have an opportunity to experience the real meaning of the holidays, enjoy the festivities of the New Year, and spend quality time with loved ones. I look forward to welcoming everyone back for the start of 2020!
Mrs. Amanda Brown
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:
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.
Friday, December 6th
Quarter 2 Progress Reports Go Home
Saturday, December 7th
Christmas in Midlothian
Holiday Bazaar @ 9 a.m. (Public Library)
Santa Luncheon @ 1 p.m. (Kolmar)
Santa Parade @ 4:00 p.m. (East down 147th Street)
Band Performance & Tree Lighting @ 4:45 p.m. (Village Greens)
Wednesday, December 11th
Quarter 1 Straight A's Recognition
BOE Meeting @ 7 p.m. (Kolmar)
Thursday, December 12th
1st Grade Holiday Concert
@ 5:30 p.m.
Monday, December 16th
MSD143 Band/Choir Winter Concert
@ 6:30 p.m. (Kolmar)
Friday, December 20th
1/2 Day of Student Attendance
Classroom Christmas Parties
Dismissal @ 11:45 a.m.
December 23 - January 3rd
Monday, January 6th
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.