Dear Farnsworth Parents, Families and Community Members,

A BIG congratulations is in order for our 7/8th grade Battle of the Books team. Led by team captain, Madeline Bartoli, team members Kate Moorhouse, Paola Balliu, Madison Burkemper, Megan Gallian, Emma Gallian, and Amina Lekhribat won first place in the citywide competition! Their hard work and teamwork was recognized by all.

Our Alderman, John Arena, is one of a few aldermen who takes into consideration the ideas and opinions of his constituents in allocating his budget. Thanks to the hard work of Mrs. Hatley and Mrs. Wertime, we have been allocated $100,000 of Arena’s budget towards a project to improve our school grounds. We are working to find other funding sources to fund the rest of the project and will keep you informed!

Please remember, my door is always open.

Mrs. Barbara E. OKen
Principal, Farnsworth School

Read more in the May Monthly Mustang.

New Playground
Farnsworth will receive $100,000 toward building a new playground, courtesy of the 45th Ward's recent Participatory Budget vote.
Get more details here!

Summer Internships/Youth Job Opportunities
Check under the Community tab on the site menu, or click here to find out more about youth opportunities with Year Up, After School Matters, and One Summer Chicago.

2015 - 2016 Health Requirements
Visit the Health Resources page to view the CPS student health requirements for the 2015-2016 school year. 
Note: All students entering sixth grade are required to receive
one dose of the meningitis vaccine.

Click the link on the left side of the site, or right here to stay up-to-date with what's on the breakfast and lunch menus for May.

May 11
NWEA MAP Testing Window Begins

May 28
6th - 8th Grade
Music Assembly
1:00 pm

May 29
Spirit Day
Wear your favorite Spirit Wear or Farnsworth colors! (Students may wear jeans.)

Jump Rope for Heart