Dear Farnsworth Parents, Families and Community Members,

Happy New Year to you and your family!

It is so good to see everyone back at school and get back into the swing of things at Farnsworth.

In an effort to tap into the knowledge of members of our school community to enhance our safety and security protocols, we are forming a Safety and Security advisory committee. This committee will brainstorm suggestions to share with the LSC and administration. If you are interested in being a part of this committee, please email me at

As we begin the new year, we look forward to the continued success of our students and school community. I’d like to thank our students, families, staff and community for their hard work and dedication. I am happy and proud to be principal of a school as amazing as Farnsworth.

Please remember, my door is always open.

Mrs. Barbara E. OKen
Principal, Farnsworth School

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Quality Backpack Drive
The Farnsworth Student Council would like to thank everyone who donated to the Quality Backpack Drive. Continue reading...

Kindergarten Registration
Farnsworth will have Kindergarten registration the week of April 25-29, 2016 from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Families should come with a copy of the child's birth certificate, parent identification (Driver's license, etc), and two forms of proof of residency (gas bill, electric bill, etc.). Please call school at 773-534-3535 with any questions.

Recess Policy
We plan to go out for recess every day unless it is raining or extremely cold (below 20 degrees, including windchill). On cold weather days, please make sure your child comes prepared with hats, gloves, etc., to keep them comfortable while playing outside.

PAC Meetings
Farnsworth's Parent Advisory Council (PAC) meets monthly, and meetings are open to the public. Find out more!

Homework Help
Local Chicago Public Libraries offer homework help throughout the week. Click here for days and times.

February 15
No School
Presidents Day

Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes