James B. Farnsworth Elementary School

At Farnsworth, we believe in high expectations for all stakeholders. In our safe and nurturing environment, we are committed to providing an inclusive education with rigorous, differentiated instruction designed to engage all learners. We envision our students to be physically and emotionally healthy lifelong learners who are college and career ready.

Our school aspires to provide strong instructional programs and high quality teaching that promotes interest in life-long learning.

Students, Families, Staff and Community - We are all a Team at Farnsworth!

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February 2018

Parent / Student Handbook

2017 - 2018 School Year


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April 25 - LSC Meeting 6:15 pm

May 1 - PTA Meeting 3:00 pm



CPS My Voice, My School survey

We would love feedback from our school community in order to provide the best learning environment for your children. Please take a few minutes to complete the CPS My Voice, My School survey.


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PTA Fundraiser

During the week of April 16, head to either Superdawg location and present our flyer with your order. A portion of sales will be donated to Farnsworth!

More information:

April 16-22 - Superdawg

Brain Awareness Fair

Northwestern University Brain Awareness Outreach, in partnership with Roger C Sullivan High School presents the Brain Awareness Fair on May 5.

Over twenty exciting demonstrations and fun, hands-on activities that demonstrate how your brain works! Activities include touching a real sheep brain, viewing optical illusions, controlling a lego robot with brain derived signals and much more! Activities are geared towards all ages. Kids and teens learn together with parents or chaperones about neuroscience.

More information: English / Spanish / Arabic

Healthy CPS

The Children and Family Benefits Unit of the Office of Student Health and Wellness can help you apply for low cost or free health insurance (Medicaid) and SNAP at no cost.

Find out more!


We have implemented PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support) at Farnsworth School! PBIS is an approach used by school personnel to establish evidence-based behavioral interventions to help students achieve success in social, emotional, and academic areas. One of the tenets of this proactive approach to behavior management involves shifting the focus to positive reinforcement to encourage appropriate student behaviors. Read more...