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!






UPCOMING EVENTS

December 14

Second Quarter Progress Reports

December 20

Winter Assembly

K-2: 8:30 am / 3-5: 10:00 am

6-8: 1:00 pm

December 22 - January 6

WINTER BREAK!

Students return January 7, 2019

LATEST NEWS

Gift Cards

The holidays are here. Purchase your gift cards through Farnsworth School PTA. Save all that time running around and raise money for Farnsworth at the same time. We have added more $5.00 and $10.00 options.

Orders due by December 14th ~ This is the final order before winter break!

View order form

Pennies for Patients

Farnsworth Elementary School has officially completed its Pennies for Patients campaign, raising money to help fund important cancer research and local patient services – both vital to the fight against blood cancers.

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Farnsworth Updates

• The December Classroom Edition of the Monthly Mustang is here!

• Keep an eye on Backpack Mail for the latest flyers and info!

New Parent Portal Coming Soon!

After the winter break, CPS will be transitioning to a new information system called Aspen which will include a new parent portal system. Please make sure that you have an updated email on file with Mrs. Baran in the office.

More information

Meal Menus

• Breakfast and lunch menus for December are now available!

• CPS Nutrition Services Parent Survey: English / Spanish

Sign up for text and/or email alerts about the Nutrition Services program

Farnsworth's Peer Conference Team

As a part of our on going efforts to provide our students with a variety of social and emotional supports, the Culture Climate Team is currently working on training 17 students from the 7th and 8th grade who have been nominated to participate in Farnsworth's first ever Peer Conference Team. Sometimes called peer mediation or peer council, the peer conference model is a voluntary, student-led process. The goal is to empower a small group of trained Peer Conference members to provide a positive peer influence as they work to support referred students. Often times this support aims to engage referred students in a conversation regarding the impact of their actions and find ways to repair the harm they have caused.

Working in collaboration with Chicago Public School's OSEL Department and Alternatives Chicago, a non-profit organization, students and advising staff have received specialized training and hope to formally being their work this January 2019.

CPS Updates

• Update for Families Regarding Background Checks: English / Spanish

• June 2018 - Protecting Chicago's Children: CPS Plan of Action

June 2018 Letter - English / Spanish

CPS Student Code of Conduct

CPS has revised the Student Code of Conduct for 2018. 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!

SOCIAL MEDIA