Ferson Creek eNews

September 16, 2022

Upcoming Dates

September 23rd - Pick a Time opens for conference scheduling

  • Directions for Pick-A-Time can be found here

  • Wednesday, September 28th - Early Release, Elementary Dismissed at 2:10 pm

    Thursday, September 29th - Picture Day ORDER CODE 71700FA

    Thursday & Friday, October 6-7th - Conferences, No School for Students

    Friday, October 7th - Kick-A-Thon @STCN High School

    Monday, October 10th - Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day, No School

    Friday, October 14th - FEARson Trick or Treating 6-8 pm - more details to come!

    From the Principal

    Thank you to everyone who came out on Monday night for Back to School Night! I saw so many students who were thrilled to be showing their parents around the school! We hope you enjoyed getting a glimpse into some of the learning that happens during your child's school day.

    You may have noticed a new date in the section above. Save the date for our first FEARson Trick or Treating event on Friday, October 14th. Our fabulous PTO has planning underway for what will surely be a Spooktacular good time!

    Enjoy your weekend,

    Kristy McKnight


    Each year, D303 participates in the Kick-A-Thon. This community wide event brings dance teams from East and North together to raise money for different organizations. This year, on Friday, October 7th, the dance team will partner with their community kickers as they complete 100 kicks to raise money to help fight cancer. The 2022 Kick-A-Thon beneficiaries are Collette's Crew, You are Stronger #HardyStrong, and Fox Valley Food for Health. Ferson Creek will be carrying a banner during the event, which is held in between the JV and Varsity Cross-town classic football game. To make a donation, or learn more about the beneficiaries, please visit the D303 Kick-A-Thon webstore page.


    Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, October 6th from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Friday, October 7th from 8 a.m.- Noon. This is an opportunity for students, parents/guardians, and teachers to focus on setting meaningful goals. Teachers will be working with students to review their strengths and areas of improvement prior to the conference so that goals can be shared during your conference time. While this process may look differently across the building, our goal is that students are all involved in reflecting on their learning and areas for growth.

    The conference scheduler in Pick-A-Time will open on September 23rd and will remain open until October 3rd. Specific directions regarding how to schedule your conference can be found here. These dates are set aside as a district for conferences, and we greatly value your collaboration. In the event that you are out of town on these dates, teachers can arrange a virtual conference through Zoom during these two days as well. Thank you for your partnership in your child's education.

    Positions at Ferson

    We currently have two open assistant positions at Ferson Creek! One is an enrollment assistant, supporting in 2nd grade for 4.5 hours per day. The other is a teaching assistant position in our ACCESS program, which is 7.25 hours per day and comes with benefits. If you are interested in learning more about these positions, please feel free to reach out to Kristy McKnight at 331-228-2300.
    Join PTO Membership Toolkit


    4th/5th Grade Chess Club

    Who: 4th/5th Grade students interested in Chess Club

    When: Monday, September 19th @ 7:30 am

    Where: LRC

    Come get all the details about Chess Club for 4th and 5th graders!

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    From Mrs. Ignoffo

    Dear Ferson Families:

    Here are three things you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:

    • Give your children a chance to choose their own books to read. The Bookfair is a great opportunity to do this!

    • Set a great example—let children see you read.

    • Have a collection of books in the home that you update to keep pace with your child’s changing interests and reading skills.

    Our Online Literati Book Fair is now open. Please visit the website to browse and purchase books for your child(ren). You may also purchase digital gift cards for your child(ren) to use at the in-person book fair. The in-person portion of the book fair will begin on October 3rd in the LRC. Students will preview the book fair with their class during the week of October 3rd. Students may purchase books on October 3rd, 4th, & 5th or parents may purchase books for their child(ren) during parent-teacher conferences on October 6th. Remember, all purchases benefit Ferson Creek!


    Renee Ignoffo, LRC Media Specialist

    Ferson Creek Elementary School

    Picture Day Information

    Picture Day for Ferson Creek Elementary School is scheduled for Thursday, Sep 29th.

    This event's Order Code is 71700FA.

    Order before Picture Day to receive free shipping to the school. Order online at https://inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/71700FF.

    Organic Life Lunch Supervisors Needed

    Organic Life, the K-8 Food Service provider is looking for candidates to serve as Cashiers, Food Service Workers & Lunchroom Supervisors for the 2022-2023 school year in School District 303. Please contact Patricia Burton at 331-228-5242 or patricia.burton@d303.org for more information.
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    Click here to read information from the most recent board meeting.