Ferson Creek eNews

November 15, 2019

From the Principal...Kristy McKnight

Our Veterans Day assembly was wonderful! Thank you so much to those who attended, sent in photographs, and helped get your children dressed in their red, white and blue to show their support for our veterans. Your children did an amazing job honoring the veterans with their songs!

As I mentioned last week, we are working to define what it means to be a Ferson Fox. Please take a minute and give your input on our brief survey. Click here to select your top 5 characteristics!

D303 participates in the annual 5Essentials Survey, which collects feedback from parents, students, and teachers on elements related to school effectiveness. Your confidential participation is helps guide our improvement efforts. The survey window is open now through February 14, 2020. Please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey. Attached is a letter providing additional information regarding 5Essentials. Your feedback is appreciated!

Have a great weekend,

Kristy McKnight

Big Hearts of Fox Valley

The Ferson Creek PTO has partnered with Big Hearts of Fox Valley (BHFV) to provide gifts for underprivileged children specifically in District 303. This year they hope to help over 800 kids.

There are two ways for Ferson Families to help this meaningful charity:

  • A general donation box is located in the main lobby for new, unwrapped gifts for children ages newborn to 18 years. Please drop off items before the end of conferences on November 26th.
  • Classroom wish list for a specific child, that is 24 children we are helping! Please see the links below for the wish lists. Wish list items should be brought to the classroom, unwrapped, before November 22nd. In lieu of wish list items, a small monetary donation or gift cards may be sent for the PTO to complete the list. Please label the envelope with the class room teacher and BHFV.

If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Holdsworth via email at aholdswo@gmail.com. This is a wonderful chance to help brighten the lives of others in our community and show students the magic of giving. Happy Holidays!

Ferson Creek PTO

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Upcoming Dates

  • Mon. Nov. 25 - Conferences
  • Tues. Nov. 26 - Half Day Conferences
  • Wed. Nov. 27-Fri. Nov. 29 - No School, Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Wed. Dec. 4 - Frosty Fest
  • Tues. Dec. 17 - Band / Orchestra Concert
  • Thurs. Jan 16 - 5th Grade Choir Concert
  • Wed. Feb. 26 - 1st Grade Sing (more info to come)
  • Thurs. March 19 - 3rd Grade Sing (more info to come)