Ferson Creek eNews

April 16, 2021

From the Principal...Kristy McKnight

It is already time to start thinking about our 2021-2022 school year! Information regarding Returning Student Online Registration is below. Registration will be open beginning April 26th and will be completed online.

At this time, parents are invited to provide information that will assist us in the class placement process. The letter found here contains specific information on how to provide that feedback. Please be sure to reach out if you have any questions. Letters are due back to Kristy McKnight by April 30th.

Attention 5th Grade Parents

You can order a Thompson T-Shirt for your child that will be delivered to Ferson Creek the week of May 20th. Orders need to be placed by May 10th! See the flyer below for details.

Join the Orchestra!

Have you been waiting for your chance to join the orchestra at Ferson Creek? Orchestra is available to all 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. Over the next few weeks students will be introduced to the teachers, instruments, and current members of the orchestra program. Mark your calendar for our Virtual Information Town Hall meetings.

Virtual Town Hall Meetings and Meet n Greet for parents and teachers:

May 13 7pm & May 18 6pm (Zoom links to follow)

See the D303 Elementary Orchestra site for all information related to our orchestra program.

Gray Willows

As many of you know, we have a partnership with Gray Willows in Campton Hills. On Tuesday, the Campton Township recognized Ferson Creek as the Supporter of the Year. Thank you to our PTO and our families for continually supporting the partnership between our school and the park. I am looking forward to growing our work together in the future!
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Scentcerely Yours Fundraiser - Ordering is open until Monday the 19th!

Click on the flyer below to visit our fundraising website!

Remote Families - Bernie's Book Bank Pick Up

Bernie’s Book Bank has generously donated books for our students to read, enjoy, and keep. Each family will receive one bag of books for all of the children in the family to share. Remote family book bags are available for pick up in front of the building during the week. Bags are sorted into grade level boxes and are labeled with your family name. If you have multiple children at Ferson, your family's bag will be found with the grade level of your youngest child.

Please read these books over and over with your children at home. When your family has outgrown the books, pass them on for others to enjoy!

Have fun reading together!

Support Ferson Creek's Team Jimmy & Cal's Angels

Cal's Angels is having their annual Just Shave It event on Sunday, April 25th. There are options to participate in person or remotely. We have two members of the team so far! 3rd grade student, Georgie Lambert, will be shaving his head for the 3rd time while our teacher Mrs. Baratta-Cooper will be donating her hair this year! All proceeds from this event will fund clinical trial research efforts to help kids fighting cancer in our community. Our Ferson Team, Team Jimmy, is named after our Ferson student who lost his battle to cancer last year.

There are many ways to get involved, even if you don't want to shave your head!

You can purchase a t-shirt, hair extension, or hat through PushCoin. All items will be delivered to school the week of the 19th and sent home with students. Remote families can pick up their ordered items on Wednesday, April 22nd after school from 2:00-4:00 pm. All funds received from the purchase of these items will go directly to Cal's Angels. As an FYI, the hair extensions connect using a barrette, so they can be easily attached and removed at your convenience.

To shave your head or donate your hair, sign up to be a part of Team Jimmy here. You can also use that link to make a donation directly to Cal's Angels. Details for the event on April 25th can be found here.

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Summer Camp is Back at Ferson!

We are thrilled to host Camp Firefly & Club Creekside here at Ferson again this summer. Camp runs from June 7th - June 25th. Camp offerings have been updated and will be so much fun! Please see the flyers here. Registration can be completed via Pushcoin. If you have any questions, please reach out to Renee Ignoffo (sharon.ignoffo@d303.org). Registration needs to be completed by Friday, May 21st!
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STC ED Foundation Silent Auction Bakset

Hello Ferson Creek Families!

This year, Ferson Creek PTO will be sponsoring a Home Improvement basket for the annual St. Charles Greater Education Foundation silent auction and fundraiser. We are looking for the following items for Ferson families to contribute for our basket, this year’s theme is Home Improvement.
Any and all items are greatly appreciated; specifically looking for gift cards, tools, idea books, etc. (Home Depot, Lowe’s, Ace Hardware etc.)

Please drop-off items to Ferson Creek next week and label them Home Improvement basket. We appreciate any and all donations, big and small! Thank you for helping make Ferson Creek’s basket extra amazing!!

If you have any questions, please email HeatherMulcahy@gmail.com

Thank you!
Ferson Creek PTO

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  • Tuesday, April 13th - Thursday, April 29th - IAR testing for 3rd - 5th graders
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