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Operation North Pole Provides Plainfield Students with Jackets Students received 340 jackets on October 4 from Operation North Pole, a volunteer-based public charity. “We are grateful to Operation North Pole for their partnership and generosity,” said Principal Guillermo Heredia. "I'm grateful to our social worker Helen Galvan, our social worker intern Karalyn Andrijczak, and parent Nelly Avina, for working with Operation North Pole on this project. This donation will make a big difference in the lives of our students."

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Students at Plainfield honored the Veterans Day during a school assembly. The Veterans taught students how to fold the American flag and they also explained the meaning of this ritual.

Lego Drive Organized by Plainfield Student – A desire to help others in other countries prompted Adrian Menzel, Plainfield Elementary School, to organize a Lego building blocks drive that he will deliver to poverty stricken children in Guatemala. Adrian’s desire to help others, plus a trip to experience new cultures, will culminate in October. Community members are encouraged to donate Lego sets. Boxes are set up at City Hall, the Police Department and Fire Departments. Monetary donations may be made at Menzel’s GoFundMe page. You may also find out more by visiting Facebook: Unstoppable Children of the World or emailing

Promise Keeper Celebration – Every morning, Plainfield students make a promise. Right after we pledge allegiance to our flag, we make another pledge to ourselves and each other. The Plainfield Promise highlights our commitment to creating an environment where all students feel welcome and safe. It goes something like this:

    I promise to try to do my best
    every single day.
    Being respectful, responsible and safe
    when I work and play.
    I'll listen when my teacher speaks
    and follow every rule.
    I'm proud to be a student here
    at Plainfield School!

These words help define us as Peacemakers. Each student is learning that respect, responsibility, and safety are the result of the choices we make each day. When we make better choices individually, we grow as a community of learners collectively.

Children who keep their promise throughout the trimester are recognized and rewarded with an afternoon of fun. Today, 318 of Plainfield's finest enjoyed iPad puzzlers, free drawing, and a super high energy dance party.

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Office Hours
Mon and Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tues – Thurs: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Absentee calls (847) 824-1301

Classroom Instruction Hours
Mondays: 9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Tues – Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
(Mondays early dismissal 3:15 p.m.)

The mission of the Des Plaines Community Education System is to equip our students with the skills necessary for their success as responsible citizens, productive workers, and lifelong learners by providing the best possible educational climate, curriculum, resources, and staff.

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Plainfield Elementary School
1850 Plainfield Drive
Des Plaines, IL 60018
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