Ferson Creek eNews

February 4, 2022

Superintendent Search

The BOE is seeking input from families and staff as they partner with a search firm in selecting candidates for the superintendent position. Please see this letter from Board President, Jillian Barker, which includes details regarding a survey as well as a Ferson Creek Forum.
Hoops For Hope

Click here for the Go Fund Me page and additional information regarding the cause.

5 Essentials Survey

Each year D303 participates in the 5Essentials Survey. This survey is completed by parents, staff and students in grades 4-11. You can find information regarding the survey here , including the link to complete the survey. We strive for as much participation as possible, so if you can take a few minutes to complete the survey, it would be greatly appreciated. Our 4th and 5th grade students will complete their survey during the day with their classroom teacher.
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Important Dates

Monday, February 21st - Presidents' Day - No School

Wednesday, February 23rd - Early Release - Elementary Dismissed at 2:10 pm

Friday, March 4th - School Improvement Day - No School for Students

Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SE-PAC)

Greetings, Parents and Guardians of students receiving special education services in District 303! We are moving our next SE-PAC meeting to Tuesday, February 15, 2022 (From February 1). The meeting will be held from 7:00-8:30 via Zoom. During our time together, we will review outcomes from the 2021-2022 parent survey and participate in shared learning on supporting students during transition meetings. Department administrators will share information on the transition process and gain your insights to support students as they move from Early Childhood to Elementary, Elementary to Middle, Middle to High, and High School to Post-Secondary programs. We are hopeful you can join us on February 15!

¡Saludos, padres y tutores de los estudiantes que reciben servicios de educación especial en el Distrito 303! Estamos moviendo nuestra próxima reunión de SE-PAC al martes 15 de febrero de 2022 (desde el 1 de febrero). La reunión se llevará a cabo de 7:00 a 8:30 a través de Zoom. Durante nuestro tiempo juntos, revisaremos los resultados de la encuesta para padres de 2021-2022 y participaremos en el aprendizaje compartido sobre cómo apoyar a los estudiantes durante las reuniones de transición. Los administradores del departamento compartirán información sobre el proceso de transición y obtendrán sus conocimientos para apoyar a los estudiantes a medida que pasan de los programas de la primera infancia a la primaria, de la primaria a la intermedia, de la intermedia a la preparatoria y de la preparatoria a la postsecundaria. ¡Esperamos que pueda unirse a nosotros el 15 de febrero!

Patti Palagi is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: SE-PAC February 2022

Time: Feb 15, 2022 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 894 4169 2948

Passcode: 231724

Tricity Family Services Workshops

Tricity Family Services is offering a variety of remote small group workshops for both boys, girls AND parents. Below you will find information regarding all that is currently available.

Facilitated in small groups via Zoom on Saturday, 2/5/22, from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Register with friends to join a group together or meet new peers.

View workshop flyers at https://www.tricityfamilyservices.org/workshops/

Compass for Girls and Compass for Boys

(4th & 5th Graders by Grade Level)

Both focus on enhancing social and emotional skills, including:

· Self-Awareness

· Managing Challenging Emotions

· Problem-Solving

· Developing Healthy Friendship Skills

· Becoming More Empathic

· Understanding Personal Power

Compass for Girls registration link: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=bmC2Wd

Compass for Boys registration link: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=T76xQH

True North Vision Board Workshop for Girls

(6th-8th Grade Girls)

Focuses on expanding skills, including:

· Self-Awareness of Personal Guiding Values

· Managing Challenging Emotions

· Problem-Solving with Confidence

· Developing Healthy Friendship Skills with Empathy

· Cultivating a Growth Mindset

· Understanding Personal Power of Kindness

True North Vision Board Workshop for Girls registration link: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=hvTG2W

FREE Parent Presentation:

Presented via Zoom – Parents choose to attend with their camera on or off. Participants may unmute themselves or type in the chat to ask questions.

"Parenting 4th-8th Graders Through Their Stress & Worries"

For Parents

Monday, February 7, 2022, from 6:30-7:30 PM,

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrf-urqz0uG9MYULpjUMo_NFh8yxjquaq2

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Across the Board Newsletter

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