Ferson Creek eNews

November 12, 2021

From the Principal...Kristy McKnight

Today the entire staff of D303 was gifted breakfast as part of a large staff appreciation event organized by a community member. We were also able to hold a gift raffle where staff members won gift cards, candles, water bottles and coffee cups. We cannot thank all of you enough for allowing us to start our day with such positivity. Thank you for taking time to show your appreciation to our staff!


In case you did not have the opportunity to view our Veterans Day virtual assembly, you can find the link here. Our students had a wonderful day sharing, learning about, and honoring our veterans! Thank you to everyone who sent in photos and videos so that Mrs. Ignoffo could put together such a great assembly.


As you know, the trimester ended last week. Report cards will be available for viewing in HAC on Wednesday, November 17th. If you have questions regarding your HAC log-in, please reach out to the main office.


Next week is our final week of One School, One Book. We hope you have been enjoying Frindle! Below are the links for the final chapter read alouds. Enjoy!


Have a wonderful weekend!

Kristy McKnight


Chapter 11 - Ms. Gusterine

Chapter 12 - Mrs. Schmidt

Chapter 13 - Mrs. Naatz

Chapter 14 - Mrs. Lyles

Chapter 15 - Mrs. Schaaf

Empower Update

Teachers and students are actively engaging in the following modules until mid-November.


Kindergarten and 1st grade are currently in the Make it to the End module.


Fourth and 5th grades are currently in the Light it Up module.



Second and 3rd grades are currently in the Get on Board module.



(LINCOLN) Second and 3rd grades and (Davis) 2nd grade are currently in the Make it Move module.


Chess Club

Chess Club will meet after school on Monday, November 29th

3rd & 5th Grade CogAT testing

Between November 8 and November 19, 2021, 3rd and 5th graders will be taking the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT). You can find a letter from our assessment department outlining the details here.

Orchestra and Band Dates

1. 5th Grade Orchestra with Thompson Middle School

  • Monday, November 15th at Thompson Middle School
  • 5:30pm student drop off
  • 6:30pm concert


2. Ferson Beginning Orchestra

  • Monday, December 6th at St. Charles North
  • 5:30pm student drop off
  • 6:00pm Concert


3. Ferson Creek 4th and 5th grade ADVANCED Orchestras

  • Thursday, December 16th at St. Charles North
  • 5:30 pm student drop off
  • 6:00pm concert


4. Ferson Creek 5th Grade Band

  • Thursday, December 16th at St. Charles North
  • 7:00pm student drop off
  • 7:30pm concert
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Important Dates


  • Monday, November 15th - 5th/6th Grade Orchestra Concert @ Thompson Middle School

  • Wednesday, November 17th - Report cards available on HAC

  • Monday, November 22nd - Friday, November 26th - Thanksgiving Break No School

  • Friday, December 3rd - Picture Retakes

Across the Board Newsletter

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