Ferson Creek eNews

March 7, 2020

Yearbook Photos Needed!

Please share your favorite Ferson Creek photos with the PTO for our yearbook. Photos of events, programs, parties and fun moments can be uploaded through wetransfer.com with the email field of aholdswo@gmail.com.

If you have any questions or issues please email Ashley (aholdswo@gmail.com) directly with your questions or photos. Thank you for helping us creat lasting memeories in our yearbook!

The Ferson Creek PTO

Just Shave It Event!

The time has finally come for the Cal's Angels Just Shave it Event! It will take place at North High School next Saturday, March 14 at 5:00pm.

Even if you can't attend the event, we still have several opportunities to donate here at Ferson. We will be selling shirts and yellow hair extensions in the lobby before school Monday-Friday!

If you want a hair extension, you must print and fill out this waiver. We will not put an extension in without a waiver.

The yellow Cal's Angels shirts will be $12, hair extensions will be $10 and bracelets will be $1.

We accept cash or checks made out to Cal's Angels (no change please).

If you have any questions contact Stephanie Turner, Early Childhood teacher, at stephanie.turner@d303.org

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Team Jimmy Shirts

We are re-opening the Jimmy shirts store until Monday at noon. Click the link below to order.


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3rd- 5th Grade IAR Testing

Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) testing will take place after Spring Break. Below is the current testing schedule.
  • We have 5 assessments: 2 ELA and 3 Math

  • Tuesday, April 7th -ELA 1

    • 8:50-10:35 (3rd)

    • 8:50-10:50 (4th/5th Grades)

  • Wednesday, April 8th -ELA 2

    • 8:50-10:35 (3rd)

    • 8:50-10:50 (4th/5th Grades)

  • Tuesday, April 14th - Math 1

    • 8:50-10:20 (3rd/4th/5th Grades)

  • Wednesday, April 15th - Math 2

    • 8:50-10:20 (3rd/4th/5th Grades)

  • Thursday, April 16th- Math 3

    • 8:50-10:20 (3rd/4th/5th Grades)

PLTW Feedback Needed

This year, our building was fortunate to receive a grant from Project Lead The Way and the Bemis Corporation to support our Project Lead the Way program in grades K-5. Included as part of the grant reporting process is a parent survey. Please take a moment to complete the survey. Responses are anonymous and information gathered from the survey will help to provide feedback to Project Lead the Way as they plan for the future.


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Camp Firefly 2020: June 1st - 19th

Camp Firefly is a summer camp held at Ferson Creek for students entering kindergarten through sixth grade. Students are able to choose two classes from the engaging options. See the brochure for course offerings. Fee includes a camp t-shirt that students will receive during the first week of camp.

Online registration is strongly prefered, register on-line through D303 Webstore / Pushcoin.

Upcoming Transition Events for 5th Grade Students

Parent Only Presentations:
  • Thompson - Monday 4/20 or Wednesday 4/22; 6:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Thompson Bilingual Family Night - Wednesday 4/29; 6:15 - 7:00
  • Wredling - Tuesday 5/5; 6:30 - 7:30pm

5th Grade Student Only Classroom Visits:

  • Friday, 5/8; 9:00 -10:30 am

Coronavirus Update

With the increased intensity of news reports and social media posts regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), comes speculation about the impact this virus may eventually have on school communities. It is important for you to know the most accurate and timely information about this health concern.

As the situation around COVID-19 changes, the Kane County Health Department, along with the Centers for Disease Control and the Illinois Department of Public Health, continue to monitor it and provide us with information.

· The Kane County Health Department has provided us with a fact sheet to explain ways in which you can help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses like the flu and COVID-19. It is included in this message.

· The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a Frequently Asked Questions document that specifically addresses concerns about children and the virus. It explains that, so far, there is no evidence to suggest that children are more susceptible to the virus than the general population.

· The Canadian Broadcasting Company has created a short video “Get the Facts on Coronavirus” that is posted at KaneHealth.com.

For additional information, please visit the following websites or call the Illinois Department of Public Health hotline at 1-800-889-3931.

Centers for Disease Control

Illinois Department of Public Health

Kane County Department of Health

The safety, health, and well-being of our staff, students and school community will, as always, continue to be our priority. We will continue monitoring the development of COVID-19 and plan accordingly in partnership with local, state, and federal health and government officials.

Across the Board Newsletter

Interested in finding out details from the school board meeting? View the Across the Board newsletter!

Bernie's Book Bank is Coming Soon!

The D303 donation drive for Bernie’s Books will be the two weeks right after spring break, April 6-17, 2020. Please consider bringing in new and gently used children’s books for birth through 6th grade to Ferson Creek during the donation drive. Parents or students may place books in the collection bins located in the front foyer. D303’s goal for the 2020 donation drive is 20,000 books. Every book will help us reach our goal.

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Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, March 10th @ 7:00 pm - PTO meeting
  • Thurs. March 19th - 3rd Grade Music Program
  • March 30th - April 3rd; Spring Break
  • Tuesday, April 7th & Wednesday April 8th IAR Testing 3rd-5th Grade
  • Tuesday, April 14th - Thursday, April 16th IAR Testing 3rd-5th Grade
  • Thurs. April 9th - No students in the afternoon
  • Fri. April 10th - Teacher Institute Day - no students