Ferson Creek eNews

May 7, 2021

From the Principal...Kristy McKnight

What an amazing Staff Appreciation Week it has been! This community knows how to show a school how much they are loved and appreciated. Thank you to all of you who helped your children send positive messages, make cards, wear something special, or bring in gifts to show the staff just how important they are! A huge thank you to the PTO for coordinating and to all of you who donated towards our lunch, coffee, snacks, and raffle this week. It's truly an understatement to say that we felt the love!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Kristy McKnight

Virtual Orchestra Concert

The Ferson Creek and Corron combined virtual orchestra will be presenting its virtual orchestra concert Wednesday, May 12 at 6:30PM.

Orchestra families, you will receive a direct link to our performance early next week....or -- search the D303 Performances for our concert upload next week!


Summer Device Information

All elementary students will keep their devices over the summer. IT will not collect anything at the end of the year. They will swap out old iPad for new iPads when they are ready at the beginning of next year.

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ECRA survey

Three times per year, 2nd - 5th grade students complete the ECRA universal screening tool to assess their academic, social, and emotional learning skills. The window for this screening tool is May 3rd - May 14th. Click here to read the letter from our Assessment Department regarding the ECRA screening tool.

Attention 4th Graders!

The band program is back in action!

We are so excited to offer all wind instruments to incoming 5th-Grade students for the 2021-2022 school year. Students can choose from oboe, flute, clarinet, alto sax, french horn, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba or percussion.

There will be a Parent Info Zoom Meeting on May 13 at 6PM. Mr. Brooks will also be popping into classrooms in May to show students the instruments and answer any questions.

To learn more about the Band Program in the meantime, and find videos of all of the instruments in action, please visit this link: https://sites.google.com/d303.org/bandrecruitment2021/home

If you have any questions, please e-mail Mr. Brooks at tyler.brooks@d303.org!

Join the Orchestra!

Have you been waiting for your chance to join the orchestra at Ferson Creek? Orchestra is available to all 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. Over the next few weeks students will be introduced to the teachers, instruments, and current members of the orchestra program. Mark your calendar for our Virtual Information Town Hall meetings.

Virtual Town Hall Meetings and Meet n Greet for parents and teachers:

May 13 7pm & May 18 6pm (Zoom links to follow)

See the D303 Elementary Orchestra site for all information related to our orchestra program.

Celebration of Life - Jimmy Schafer

The 5th Grade Committee is working on a dedication/celebration of life for Jimmy Schafer to be held at the end of May at Ferson Creek. If you have any pictures/videos of him that you would like to share, please send them to Nina Domma (nanette.domma@d303.org) or text (773) 209-1200. More information to follow.

Spring iReady Window

The Spring IReady testing window opens next week. Find more details about the diagnostic assessment here. Please reach out to your child's teacher regarding specific testing schedules.

Attention 5th Grade Parents

You can order a Thompson T-Shirt for your child that will be delivered to Ferson Creek the week of May 20th. Orders need to be placed by May 10th! See the flyer below for details.

Remote Families - Bernie's Book Bank Pick Up

Bernie’s Book Bank has generously donated books for our students to read, enjoy, and keep. Each family will receive one bag of books for all of the children in the family to share. Remote family book bags are available for pick up in front of the building during the week. Bags are sorted into grade level boxes and are labeled with your family name. If you have multiple children at Ferson, your family's bag will be found with the grade level of your youngest child.

Please read these books over and over with your children at home. When your family has outgrown the books, pass them on for others to enjoy!

Have fun reading together!

Summer Camp is Back at Ferson!

We are thrilled to host Camp Firefly & Club Creekside here at Ferson again this summer. Camp runs from June 7th - June 25th. Camp offerings have been updated and will be so much fun! Please see the flyers here. Registration can be completed via Pushcoin. If you have any questions, please reach out to Renee Ignoffo (sharon.ignoffo@d303.org). Registration needs to be completed by Friday, May 21st!
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Across the Board Newsletter

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