Dear Farnsworth Parents, Families and Community Members,

Happy New Year to you and your family!

I hope that everyone enjoyed their time off for winter break as well
as the two extra days last week. These school days will be made up on January 30th and June 17th.

As it is winter in Chicago again, we find ourselves checking the temperatures every morning to determine if students will go out for
recess. As a general rule, if it is 20 degrees or above, we will have
outdoor recess. Please make sure children come prepared for the cold
with boots, coats, hats, gloves, scarves and snow pants if necessary.
It is important, even in the cold weather, for children to get outside for some physical activity and fresh air.

Please remember, my door is always open.

Mrs. Barbara E. OKen
Principal, Farnsworth School

Click here for more in January Monthly Mustang.

Information for Flu Season
Read a letter from CPS, and find facts and helpful tips to stay healthy
this season on the Health Resources page.

Common Core State Standards
Parents, for more resources on understanding and helping your children with the Common Core State Standards, visit the CCSS page.

Visitor's Policy
All visitors must enter and exit through Door 1 or Door 5, and obtain a visitor's pass from security. Click here for more information.

Find the Farnsworth School Library Catalog, A Parent's Guide to MAP testing, and much more on the Resources Page.

Community Alerts and Events
Stay updated on community alerts and find fun community events every week by checking under the Community tab above.

January 30
Spirit Day
Wear your favorite Spirit Wear or Farnsworth colors!
(Students may wear jeans.)

January 30
School in Session
Weather Make-up Day

February 3
PTA Meeting
6:00 pm

February 6
College Day
Wear your favorite college wear or college colors!
(Students may wear jeans.)

February 6
Daddy-Daughter Dance
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm