Ferson Creek eNews

October 4, 2019

From the Principal

Our first ever Walk to School Day was a success! It was wonderful to see so many parents and family members join in the fun. Throughout the day, I heard feedback from students, teachers, and parents that the walk was a great start to their day. Although some told me that it was too cold for walking, all of the smiles told me a different story. Click here to see a short video of the walk. Thanks to everyone for participating!

If bringing in hand-washing stations has any perks, it has to be the amount of hand-washing that is now taking place. I think your children must have the cleanest hands that they've had all year! I am glad they can find a little joy in something that is not necessarily ideal. The way they have embraced the change, and been a little excited about it, really is great to see. I am hoping that we are doing our part to combat flu season with our strong hand-washing skills!

Over the last three days, we have continued to partner with the Health Department and outside agencies to problem solve and remedy the situation. With their guidance, multiple steps have been taken which include targeted maintenance of pipes, cleaning of the water softener and chlorinating of the water lines. We will continue to use the hand washing stations, bottled water, and have our food prepped off-site until the water is cleared for use. As new information becomes available, I will be sure to provide updates.

Have a great weekend!

Kristy McKnight

New Elementary School Day Update

Thank you to all parents who completed the form that provided us with feedback about the new elementary school day. The District was thrilled to have received over 900 responses. On September 23, parents and staff members who make up the Think Tank met to review research and have a discussion about innovative learning and what it looks like in District 303. In addition, they analyzed the feedback form responses. A summary of the first meeting is available on the District 303 website here. We encourage you to take a moment to read over the summary. We will provide you with additional summaries after subsequent meetings.

Boo Bash 2019

October 26, 5 - 8 pm the Magic Begins - Amazing contests, a DJ, great food, outrageous games...Submit your pre-order for tickets online and they will be sent home in backpacks the week of October 15.

Pre-order your Bo-Bash tickets here!

Help make the magic happen by volunteering. Short 30 minute time slots available!

Fund the Foxes Campaign

Fund the Foxes (formerly Write-a-Check) continues. 100% of this fundraiser goes to support our students of Ferson Creek. Please send a check to Ferson Creek or click on link to make an online donation. paypal.me/FersonCreekPTO

Ferson Creek Family Directory (Directory Spot)

Directory Spot is our school’s digital directory; you can access it from your smartphone or the website. More information about the directory is attached below. If you have already signed up, login here.

Watch DOGS Volunteers

Interested in being part of Ferson during lunch and recess? Please see the attached information below to find out more and sign up. You can also sign up to volunteer here on Sign-Up Genius.

Last Call for First Day of School Photos

We have had so many great submissions! Parents please send us your first day of school pictures for the Yearbook!! They can be photos from the PTO Welcome Day event, getting on/off the bus, at school or at home. Please send photos to Kristi Bruns at kristi@kaybcreative.com & Ashley Holdsworth at aholdswo@gmail.com via Wetransfer.com. It is a free, easy way for you to upload and send your pictures to us! Thank you!!

October 11th School Improvement Day (half-day) lunch options

Friday, October 11th D303 elementary students will be dismissed at 11:40. A hot lunch will not be served that day however students have the option to order a sack lunch to take home. Lunches may not be eaten on the bus. Please place orders no later than Monday, October 7th. The order form is attached below.

Upcoming Dates

  • Kick-A-Thon for Cancer - St. Charles East High School - Friday, October 4th
  • PTO Meeting - Tuesday, October 8th at 1:30 pm
  • School Improvement - No students in the afternoon- Friday, October 11th
  • Picture Retakes - Wednesday, October 23rd
  • Boo Bash - Saturday October 26, 5:00 - 8:00 pm