Ferson Creek eNews

November 8, 2019

From the Principal...Kristy McKnight

As a school community, we are working to define what it means to be a Ferson Fox. This process began with our Student Advisory Board brainstorming behaviors or traits students need to be successful, productive and contribute to the school community. Their list was truly impressive, and has served as our starting point. SAB members then solicited additional input from our classrooms in the building. Because you are a part of our community, and we believe a Ferson Fox should demonstrate characteristics that allow them to be successful not only at school, but at home and beyond, we are hoping you'll take the time to provide your feedback. When you click here you will find a brief survey of characteristics. While they are all important, please select your top 5. In addition to getting input from parents, we are asking our staff to fill out the survey as well. Our goal is to narrow down the list to the top 3 characteristics, which we can then recognize and honor throughout our school day. Thank you for your help in determining what it means to be a Ferson Fox!


As reminder, our CogAT testing for 3rd and 5th grade students will begin on Tuesday. Please see the attached letter, which was sent home via backpacks as well, for additional information.


D303 participates in the annual 5Essentials Survey, which collects feedback from parents, students, and teachers on elements related to school effectiveness. Your confidential participation is helps guide our improvement efforts. The survey window is open now through February 14, 2020. Please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey. Attached is a letter providing additional information regarding 5Essentials. Your feedback is appreciated!


All students are encouraged to wear red, white, and blue on Monday in honor of Veterans Day!


Have a great weekend,

Kristy McKnight

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School Improvement November 13th - students dismissed at 11:40 AM.

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We want your Boo Bash photos!

We hope everyone had a spellbinding good time at Ferson's Wizarding World last Saturday! Please send your favorite pictures from the night, any and all pictures are welcome.

Send photos to Kristi Bruns at kristi@kaybcreative.com or Ashley Holdsworth at holdswo@gmail.com via Wetransfer.com.

Upcoming Dates

  • Tues. Nov. 12 - PTO meeting 7:00pm
  • Wed. Nov 13. - 1/2 Day School Improvement (Dismissal at 11:40 am)
  • Mon. Nov. 25 - Conferences
  • Tues. Nov. 26 - Half Day Conferences
  • Wed. Nov. 27-Fri. Nov. 29 - No School, Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Wed. Feb. 26 - 1st Grade Sing (more info to come)
  • Thurs. March 19 - 3rd Grade Sing (more info to come)