Ferson Creek eNews

September 4, 2020

Virtual Curriculum Night!

Below you will find links to our Curriculum Night presentations for in-person learners. In addition to teacher/grade level presentations, you will also see a short welcome from me, as well as presentations from our specials teachers. Please review the appropriate presentations and submit questions prior to your scheduled Curriculum Night. Remember that there are two live Q&A sessions, where the teacher will address the previously shared questions. You do not need to attend both sessions. Links for the Q&A sessions will come directly from your child's teacher.

K-2nd: Tuesday, September 8th 6:00 pm or 6:30 pm

3rd-5th: Thursday, September 10th 6:00 pm or 6:30 pm

Thank you for your continued partnership in all of our learning environments!

McKnight Curriculum Night Welcome

General Music with Mrs. Miller

Art with Ms. Kruse

Physical Education with Ms. Seidling and Ms. Tegtmeier

LRC with Mrs. Ignoffo

ASD Curriculum Night Presentation

KMS Curriculum Overview

Kindergarten Guyant Curriculum Overview

Mrs. Randle-Hayes Kindergarten Curriculum NIght

First Grade Curriculum Night

2nd Grade Curriculum Night Presentation

Third Grade Curriculum Night - After viewing the 3rd grade Curriculum Night video, please click here to submit questions for our virtual Q&A on September 10th.

4JH Curriculum Night Presentation

4LW Curriculum Night Presentation

4AD Curriculum Presentation

4TB Curriculum Night Presentation

5th Grade Curriculum Night Presentation

Fall Mum Sale

We are excited to host our fall mum sale to benefit our Ferson PTO. This is a great way for our in-person and remote families to support our Ferson community!

See the flyer below for specifics. Payment will be accepted through Push Coin. Pick-up of mums will take place at Ferson from 3:00-7:00 pm as not to interfere with dismissal. Orders will be brought to cars to follow social distancing guidelines.

To order mums:


To choose a time on 9/17 to pickup your mums:


This is a great opportunity to support our PTO this school year!

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Ferson's First Restaurant Night!

McAlister's (1120 S. Randall Rd., Elgin) on September 21st from 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM! Ferson will get 20% back from receipts entered into a bin on their counter.

See the flyer below for the details!

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Remote Book Check-out & Library Card Information

All D303 students have access to the STC Public Library. Also, all of our remote students still have access to the Ferson library. Please click here to view information on both the STC and Ferson libraries.

Please Remember to Certify!

Every day our morning arrival is improving! If it is possible to certify your child online prior to 7:30 am, that would greatly help our arrival procedures. There are some students that are coming with a luggage tag signed, but not the online portion completed. Please help us by doing both in the morning.

  • Step 1: Log-in here, using your HAC credentials. Answer the questions honestly. If you receive the green "you are good to go" screen, your child is clear to come to school. You do not need to print the green ticket.
  • Step 2: Initial your child's luggage tag (that we will be providing you) signifying your completion of the online form.

Directory Spot

We are preparing this year’s family and staff directory, called DirectorySpot. Even if you were in the directory in the past, families must grant permission and share their information each year, in order to be included in the directory. Whether your child(ren) is in-person or remote, we would love to have your family included!

You will be able to access it from a free app (iPhone or Android) or from the web. Once we have all of the data loaded, you will get an email with instructions on how to download DirectorySpot and set your own password. (The directory is very secure and only families and staff of Ferson Creek Elementary will be granted access. Each user will sign in with their authorized email address and will set their own password. More information on the security features is available on the DirectorySpot website.)
Please provide your family's permission and information here: https://tinyurl.com/FersonDirectory20-21

Thank you!

Thank you for your support with our new dismissal procedures. There is a marked improvement in the safety of our process! I truly appreciate your help in creating the best dismissal procedures to support our volume of car traffic.

PTO Update

The Parent-Teacher Organization at Ferson Creek exists to provide volunteers, materials and money to the students and teachers to enhance their school experience. Primarily, the PTO provides a platform for parents and teachers to consider issues and work together as a community. This year, our involvement at Ferson will look different, but we feel that now, more than ever, we are committed to showing our support to our students and staff, even if we must do so from a distance. This year's Board Officers are working together as a team to help the PTO run efficiently and smoothly, amid the unknown and uncertainties of this year. To fulfill the IRS requirements for a 501(c)3, these officers must include position titles, such as President, Secretary, and Treasurer; however, our officers have chosen to work collaboratively, regardless of titled positions. We are looking for a few more people to complete our PTO Board so that we can efficiently meet our goals and purposes. We always welcome new members and have a few openings on our Board, including Treasurer. If you’re interested in being a part of our team, or know someone who could be a good fit, we’d love to get to know you better. Please contact us at FersonCreekPTO@gmail.com .

We are so excited for this school year! If you have any questions, please contact the Ferson Creek PTO at FersonCreekPTO@gmail.com .

Find Us Online

Email: FersonCreekPTO@gmail.com

PTO Website: www.fersoncreekpto.com

PTO on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Ferson-Creek-Elementary-PTO-1734006519985573

PTO on Instagram: www.instagram.com/fersoncreekpto/]www.instagram.com/fersoncreekpto/

Final Call for 2019-2020 Yearbooks!

Our 2019-2020 Yearbook is at the printer, so now is the final opportunity to purchase one if you didn't already. Please email Ashley Holdsworth at aholdswo@gmail.com by Sunday evening if you would like to purchase a cop. Once the books come in, you will need to pay the PTO by check/cash.

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a program that automatically donates a portion of sales to a selected charity. It does NOT cost shoppers anything additional, but it only works through AmazonSmile, not Amazon. You can now shop through AmazonSmile on your app as well as on the web! See the directions below to set it up. Every little bit counts. With more people shopping online, charitable donations can add up quickly!

  1. Go to http://smile.amazon.com/

  2. Search for 'Ferson' and you will be able to choose "Parent Teacher Organization of Ferson Creek Elementary School Inc."

  3. Make sure to change your bookmark so that you go to the Smile site. We only get credit if you order from the Smile side. It must say 'smile.amazon.com' every time.

  4. Shop on Amazon like you always have!

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Lunch Update

Lunch has been going so well! The kids are being incredibly responsible with their masks and their lunches. I think there is more food being eaten than every before, simply because they are focused on the task!

For those who are ordering lunches or a la carte drinks, please be sure there is money on your child's Push Coin account.


Here you will find information regarding IReady, our new assessment tool at the elementary level. This assessment will replace Performance Series, which was our previous assessment tool.

Here you will find information regarding our ECRA SEL screener that will be given three times during the school year.

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  • Monday, September 7th - Labor Day - No Attendance
  • Tuesday, September 8th - K-2 Virtual Curriculum Night
  • Thursday, September 10th - 3-5 Virtual Curriculum Night
Across the Board Newsletter

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