Ferson Creek eNews

September 17, 2021

From the Principal...Kristy McKnight

We have had a very busy week here at Ferson Creek! We are excited to welcome you to our Open Houses next week. If you haven't signed up for a visit, please see the information below.


Conferences are Thursday, October 7th and Friday, October 8th. Conferences will be offered both in-person and virtually so that you can choose the best option for your family. You can expect to receive directions on how to sign up for a conference next week.


Enjoy your weekend,

Kristy McKnight

Big Hearts of Fox Valley

We are pleased to be partnering this holiday season with Big Hearts of Fox Valley. Their Holiday Gift Program is intended for D303 students whose families are of low-income or experiencing financial hardship. Staff and other members of the greater St. Charles community anonymously shop for student “wish list” items to provide holiday gifts.


Please view this letter to find out more information on how to enroll in the program or learn more about BHFV.

Room Parents and Classroom Helpers


We invite you to sign up to serve as Classroom Helpers. Unfortunately, due to current restrictions, we are not sure at this time if our volunteers (including Room Parents/Helpers) will be able to enter the building. However, these volunteers would work closely with the Lead Room Parents to help plan fun and safe games and activities for classroom celebrations and support the teacher throughout the year. These volunteers will also help provide supplies, ideas, and support as needed for the class.


Any questions? Contact:
Rebecca Adams (205-427-1953, rebeccavonlehe@gmail.com ) or
Ferson Creek PTO (630-209-9908, FersonCreekPTO@gmail.com )


Thank you for supporting our goal to enhance our students' education!



The SignUpGenius is now open.

Open House

Our open houses are next week. Please be sure to view our Open House plans for details and the link to sign up. As a reminder, this is a parent-only event and masks are required to enter the building. We look forward to seeing everyone next week!

How Can I Help Ferson?

All parents, guardians, and staff members are welcomed to be a part of the PTO community. We rely on people like you to help our organization do great things! Even though school looks different than what we are used to, the PTO still works hard behind the scenes in any way we can.

Check out the link below to see a variety of ways that you can help make Ferson a welcoming and exciting place for our students to learn. There's a wide variety of ways you can help, from volunteering as a committee chair to volunteering on as needed basis, from home on your own time to during the school day. We look forward to working together for our students!


(If you signed up during Welcome Day, you may see that your name has transferred from the paper sign ups that were posted on the front windows of the school onto this SignUpGenius.)

https://fersoncreekpto.tiny.us/2021-2022HowCanIHelpFerson



**PLEASE NOTE: ALL volunteer opportunities this school year are dependent upon District 303's most current guidelines regarding school events and volunteers being allowed in school buildings.**


For more information about the PTO, please contact Kristy McKnight, Principal, or any of our current PTO Board nominees: Rebecca Adams, Ashley Holdsworth-Karkosch, Melissa Kline, Clare Merritt, and Shannon Puri. You may also email the current PTO Board at FersonCreekPTO@gmail.com .

Chess Club - 3rd, 4th & 5th Graders!

Chess Club is open to 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students.

No prior chess experience is necessary - we learn together!

Join us for an Informational Meeting on Monday, September 20th at 7:30 am. in room 106 -Ms. Konstan's room.

Regular weekly meetings will be held after school on Mondays.

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Picture Day Retakes

Retakes will be Friday, December 3rd.

Important Dates


  • Monday, September 20th - Open House 3rd & 5th Grades

  • Tuesday, September 21st - Open House K & 2nd Grades

  • Thursday, September 23rd - Open House 1st & 4th Grades

  • Wednesday, September 29th - Early Release at 2:10 pm

Across the Board Newsletter

Interested in finding out details from the school board meeting? View the Across the Board newsletter!