Ferson Creek eNews

October 8, 2021

From the Principal...Kristy McKnight

Thank you for joining us for conferences this week. We truly value the opportunity to partner with you in your child's education. A huge thank you to the PTO and everyone who donated for the staff conference dinner, snacks, drinks, and candy. The staff definitely felt the love!

We did an awesome job collecting donations for Kick-A-Thon. As a school, we raised about $1640! Thank you to our amazing community for supporting Cal's Angels and Fox Valley Food for Health! Also, a shout out to our banner holders in the event...Owen, Caroline, McKinley, Peyton, and Gloria! Looking forward to seeing everyone at the event tonight!

Enjoy your long weekend,

Kristy McKnight

Erin's Law

Erin’s Law (Illinois Public Act 097-1147), is an Illinois law passed in February 2011 that requires public schools to provide child sexual abuse prevention education for all children in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grades. Named after sexual abuse survivor Erin Merryn, Erin’s Law will be implemented again this year in all District 303 Schools. Please note that Erin’s Law is not connected to The Keeping Youth Safe & Healthy Act (Senate Bill 818).

Please read this letter for more specifics regarding these lessons. Lessons will be taught at the end of October - November by Heidi Sheridan, our social worker.

STC Public Library

Did you know that all D303 students are eligible for a St. Charles Public Library Card? Click here for details.

Ferson Parent Volunteers

Classroom teachers are working on plans for parent volunteers. In the event that a teacher needs volunteers, they will be reaching out to their families to obtain that support.

We are excited to have volunteers back for classroom parties! Each classroom will have two parent volunteers in the classroom during the party. These will be determined based off the parents that signed up to volunteer via Sign Up Genius. Lead room parents can connect with classroom teachers regarding the party planning. Class parties will not have snacks/treats during the party and we will not be sending home treat bags containing food items.

Additionally, we are so excited to welcome back our Watch Dog program! The goal of the Watch Dogs is to provide positive male role models for the students and to provide extra eyes and ears to our playground and lunchroom. Details regarding this program will be shared soon!

As a public school district, we are required to comply with the Governor’s Executive Order relative to COVID-19 mitigation steps in all district buildings. These steps will help to keep our students, staff members, and volunteers safe while they are in our schools. Given that, all volunteers must:

  • Show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test received within 72 hours of arriving to volunteer

  • Bring documentation to the front office upon arrival

  • Wear a properly fitting mask at all times while in the building

  • Complete the Volunteer Information Form in the building the first time you volunteer

Our students and staff members appreciate your willingness to volunteer your time to assist in your school community.

Walk to School Day

We had a great time taking a quick walk around the building on Wednesday morning. The weather was perfect for a morning stroll! Thanks to everyone who came out and joined our walk!
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Spirit Wear Update

Due to nationwide supply shortages, our Spirit Wear order delivery has been delayed. Our vendor is working to wrap up our order as quickly as possible. We will provide an update in the next two weeks with a delivery ETA. Once our order is fulfilled, items will be sent home in backpacks with your student.

If you have question or concerns, please email kerrie.israelson@gmail.com

Important Dates

  • Monday, October 11th - Columbus Day, No School

  • Wednesday, October 27th - Early Release @ 2:10 pm

  • Monday, November 1st - Scentcerely Yours Candle Pick Up @ Ferson 3:30-6:30 pm

  • Friday, December 3rd - Picture Retakes

Across the Board Newsletter

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