Dear Farnsworth Parents, Families and Community Members,

I am very pleased to share with you our recently released SQRP (School Quality Rating Policy). Farnsworth has attained a Level 1+ rating. This is the highest level a school can achieve. I am so proud of the hard work of our staff, students and families. It is truly a team effort. Together we can make great things happen.

That being said, I would like to encourage you to become even more involved. As of today, only 42 of our families have joined the PTA. This is a simple way of helping our students, and it’s as simple as filling out the attached form and sending in the one-time fee. If that’s all you are able to do, we certainly thank you for that. One step further is volunteering for PTA events. We need your help to successfully plan and have events for our children. Any time you can give is greatly appreciated. Again, as a team, we can make great things happen.

On behalf of the Staff of Farnsworth School, I would like to wish you a very safe and restful winter vacation and a happy and healthy new year.

Please remember, my door is always open.

Mrs. Barbara E. OKen
Principal, Farnsworth School

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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.

December 22 - January 2
No School
Winter Break

January 5
Classes Resume

January 6
PTA Meeting
3:00 pm

January 9
College Day
Wear your favorite college wear or college colors!
(Students may wear jeans.)