Ferson Creek eNews

October 11, 2019

From the Principal

As Halloween is right around the corner, there is excitement brewing for the upcoming Boo Bash and Halloween class celebrations. Please take note of specific information below regarding costumes, the parade, and class celebrations.

It turned quite chilly today for our dismissal, and it appears that is our forecast moving forward. Please remind students to wear their jackets and sweatshirts in this type of weather. Just a reminder that there is no school on Monday, so enjoy the extra time off.

Have a great weekend!

Kristy McKnight

Fall Conferences - Pick-A-Time Scheduler

Ferson Creek Conferences will take place on Monday, November 25th and Tuesday, November 26th. Scheduling is via a link in the Home Access Center and can be accessed beginning Monday, October 14th at 7:00am. Sign-up will close Friday, November 22nd at midnight. Sign up instructions are linked below.

Boo Bash 2019

October 26, 5:00 - 8:00 PM the Magic Begins - Amazing contests, a DJ, great food, outrageous games...Submit your pre-order for tickets online by Oct. 13 and they will be sent home in backpacks the week of October 15.

Pre-order your Boo-Bash tickets here!

Help make the magic happen by volunteering. Short 30 minute time slots available!

HALLOWEEN at Ferson Creek

Costumes on Thursday, October 31st

Consistent with previous years, students will be given time to put on their costumes just prior to the all-school parade as they are not allowed to wear their costumes to school. (The exception is early childhood classes who should wear costumes to school.) Also, students should refrain from wearing costumes that depict gore, violence, or inappropriate imagery. Any masks that completely cover a child's face should not be worn, and props that depict weapons are not allowed.

Costume Parade

Parents are welcome to view our all-school costume parade on Thursday, October 31st, on the blacktop area behind the school, at 1:45 PM. (Early Childhood AM classes will have a parade at 11:20 AM in front of the building.) Immediately following the parade, students, staff, and previously identified room party volunteers will transition to their classroom celebrations which will take place from 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM.

*In the event of rain, we will hold the costume parade in the gym.

October 31st – Classroom Celebrations

Pre-arranged volunteers should plan to sign in and have their license scanned, and get their visitor’s badges just prior to the start of the classroom celebrations. Our celebrations are scheduled as follows:

  • AM Pre-K/EC - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM

  • PM Pre-K/EC, Kindergarten-5th - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM

Veterans Day Assembly

This year we will be celebrating Veterans Day on November 11th! Veterans Day is a day set aside to honor American veterans of all wars. Many of us know or have known men and women in our families or friends who have served in the armed forces to defend our country. This year we would like to take time to honor these individuals by acknowledging their time served and to honor them at an assembly beginning at 10:30 am on that day.

If there is a veteran that you would like to recognize by having them included in our Veterans Day video, please email our LRC director Renee Ignoffo at sharon.ignoffo@d303.org. In your email, please include your child's name, the veteran's name, the veteran's relation to your child, a picture of the veteran, branch of the military, and rank (if known). Please send all pictures to Mrs. Ignoffo no later than Monday, November 4th.

If your child has someone in your family, or a friend of your family, who they would like to invite to attend our assembly please rsvp to Amy Ellis, amy.ellis@d303.org, no later than Monday, November 4th so that we can plan accordingly.

Upcoming Dates

  • Mon. Oct. 14 - Columbus Day - No School
  • Mon. Oct. 14 - Conference Scheduling opens in HAC
  • Thurs. Oct. 17 - 4th grade Field Trip
  • Tues. Oct. 22 - Kindergarten Field Trip
  • Wed. Oct. 23 - Picture Retakes
  • Sat. Oct. 26 - Boo Bash - 5pm - 8pm
  • Fri. Nov. 1 - end of 1st Trimester
  • Tues. Nov. 12 - PTO meeting 7:00pm
  • Wed. Nov 13. - 1/2 Day School Improvement (Dismissal at 11:40 am)