Ferson Creek eNews

October 25, 2019

Gift Wrapping Party

Want to help out others and have fun too? The Big Hearts of Fox Valley is having thier 6th annual gift wrapping party for the children of School District D303. It’s a way for the community to come together to wrap the donated gifts and to celebrate the magic of Christmas together.


The December 10th event is 75% full, hurry to sign up; Sign up here at Big Hearts of Fox Valley.

Fall Conferences - Pick-A-Time Scheduler

Ferson Creek Conferences will take place on Monday, November 25th and Tuesday, November 26th. Scheduling is via a link in the Home Access Center and can be accessed beginning Monday, October 14th at 7:00am. Sign-up will close Friday, November 22nd at midnight. Sign up instructions are linked below.

Halloween at Ferson Creek

Consistent with previous years, students will be given time to put on their costumes just prior to the all-school parade as they are not allowed to wear their costumes to school. (The exception is early childhood classes who should wear costumes to school.) Also, students should refrain from wearing costumes that depict gore, violence, or inappropriate imagery. Any masks that completely cover a child's face should not be worn, and props that depict weapons are not allowed.


Halloween Schedule of Events

10:30 Pre-K/EC AM class party

11:20 Pre-K/EC AM class parade in front of building

1:45 PM Pre-K/EC, K - 5th Costume Parade on blacktop behind the school

(rain location inside gym)

2:00 PM Pre-K/EC, K - 5th Class Party

2:45 Prepare for dismissal

Veterans Day Assembly

This year we will be celebrating Veterans Day on November 11th. We would like to take time to honor these individuals by acknowledging their time served and to honor them at an assembly beginning at 10:30 am on that day.


If there is a veteran that you would like to recognize by having them included in our Veterans Day video, please email our LRC director Renee Ignoffo at sharon.ignoffo@d303.org. In your email, please include your child's name, the veteran's name, the veteran's relation to your child, a picture of the veteran, branch of the military, and rank (if known). Please send all pictures to Mrs. Ignoffo no later than Monday, November 4th.


If your child has someone in your family, or a friend of your family, who they would like to invite to attend our assembly please rsvp to Amy Ellis, amy.ellis@d303.org, no later than Monday, November 4th so that we can plan accordingly.

Food Safety Guidelines for Class Parties

New this year, we have established more clear guidelines on what will be permitted for food at our classroom parties. While I know that not all classrooms have children with allergies, putting guidelines in place helps keeps consistency throughout the building. The information below was shared with Head Room parents, but it makes sense that you are all aware as well. Please note that all snacks need to be found on the Snack Safely website, which is linked below. Items not on the list, or homemade items, will not be permitted. Thank you for your cooperation.


Room Party Food Safety Guidelines


The food safety for the students at Ferson Creek is an important issue. Please note the formal food guidelines for classroom parties. These guidelines are intended to simplify the food choices for parties and decrease the risk of allergic reactions within the class and cross contamination in the common areas.


  1. All foods must come from the following list found at https://snacksafely.com/snacklist-20191004.pdf. All of these foods are peanut free and some are free of the top eight allergens.


  1. Please include one treat and the remainder healthy choices. There are many ideas on Pinterest to turn fruits and vegetables into cute, themed foods.


  1. Exercise safe food handling procedures using gloves when necessary.


  1. The food plan for each party should be sent to the classroom teacher and nurse via email for approval. The food plan must be sent one full week (7 days) prior to the party. Please include the class code in the Subject line of the email. For example, “Halloween Party Food Plan 4AD.” This will give the classroom teacher and nurse time to check the specific food concerns for each classroom on a timely basis.


Thank you for following the guidelines to ensure a safe environment for the safety of all Ferson Creek students.


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Upcoming Dates

  • Sat. Oct. 26 - Boo Bash - 5pm - 8pm
  • Fri. Nov. 1 - end of 1st Trimester
  • Tues. Nov. 12 - PTO meeting 7:00pm
  • Wed. Nov 13. - 1/2 Day School Improvement (Dismissal at 11:40 am)
  • Mon. Nov. 25 - Conferences
  • Tues. Nov. 26 - Half Day Conferences
  • Wed. Nov. 27-Fri. Nov. 29 - No School, Happy Thanksgiving!