~Farnsworth is a CPS Level 1+ school~

Dear Farnsworth Parents, Families and Community Members,

As they say, and we hope it’s true, March comes in like a lion and goes
out like a lamb. The cold weather has kept us indoors a lot recently, and we are all looking forward to getting back outside for recess. Thank you
to the Campus Park Foundation who helped fund our playground
snowplowing which allowed us to get out a few times and have great
fun climbing on the snow hills. It’s predicted that it will warm up
next week and melt a lot of the snow and ice, so please continue
to send your children with their boots!

There has been a lot of press surrounding the PARCC test that the students will take next week. We are viewing it as a practice experience for the children so they will be better prepared for next year when the test will most likely count. We intend to get it done quickly and efficiently and get back to our regular schedule.

Don’t forget that this weekend is Daylight Savings and clocks move forward one hour.

Please remember, my door is always open.

Mrs. Barbara E. OKen
Principal, Farnsworth School

Read more in the March Monthly Mustang.

Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten registration is ongoing. If possible, come
in between 8:30-11:00 Monday-Wednesday, April 13-15 to register.

Changes to the Calendar
School days that were cancelled (February 2 and 19) due
to weather conditions will be made up in June. Find out more.

Information on Measles
Read a letter from CPS for measles facts and prevention tips

Parents, for more resources on understanding PARCC testing,

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

March 9 - April 2
PARCC Testing Window
Grades 3-8

March 27
Spirit Day
Wear your favorite Spirit Wear or Farnsworth colors! (Students may wear jeans.)