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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October 22

Trunk or Treat

Grades PreK-5

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

November 4

Fall Picture Day

November 5

No School


Farnsworth Updates

Find the latest news and notes under Farnsworth Updates

• The next Give Back Night will be on October 25th from 4-8pm at Chipotle in Village Crossing. You can now order online! View the flyer

Applying to High School

The GoCPS high school application period is live this week! The 2022-2023 application opened Oct 13 and is open through December 15. Visit go.cps.edu to learn more.

More information: English / Spanish

COVID-19 Protocol

We have received some calls regarding the protocol for when a child is home sick.

Here is the protocol for clarification: SICK CHILD PROTOCOL FOR FAMILIES

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Important Information about COVID-19 Vaccinations

Got COVID-19 vaccine questions? The CPS Office of Student Health & Wellness is here to help. Contact us at 773-553-KIDS (5437) or visit www.cps.edu/cfbu to learn more.

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Friends of Farnsworth

Friends of Farnsworth (FOF) is a non-profit organization, established in 2005 to help support the school. Originally called the “Farnsworth School and Campus Park Foundation'', the mission was focused on campus and grounds, but with the success of the new playground the group was renamed - but has been dormant for several years. Come be part of re-establishing this group and charting it's new course!

Membership is open to anyone who wants to support Farnsworth. ($5 membership for individual, $25 for business ). Details on how to join on the way!

Please contact Carrie Warner at cwarnerhome@gmail.com for more information!


CPS Student Rights & Responsibilities

CPS revised the Student Rights & Responsibilities in 2020. Find out more.

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! / Manage your case online!