Ferson Creek eNews

February 14, 2020

From the Principal...Kristy McKnight

$3804.44...yes, that's the amount we raised in our Penny War! What an amazing act of kindness to support schools and wildlife in Australia that have been affected by the wildfires. I am so honored to be a part of such a generous community! Mrs. Wise's 4th grade class won the pizza party by raising $549.51! Because we had such wonderful participation, all students will be getting a little treat courtesy of the PTO.


On Monday, I received a small act of kindness from a student in the building. An incredibly sweet, handwritten Valentine's Day card was left for me in my mailbox. This gesture truly embodies what Random Acts of Kindness is all about - a thoughtful act that makes a huge difference in someone's day. Thank you to those of you that helped spread kindness and encouraged your children to spread kindness in our Ferson community this week. I challenge everyone to continue small acts of kindness throughout the second half of the year!


Have a wonderful weekend,

Kristy McKnight

Just Shave It

This year, Ferson will be honoring our very own Jimmy Schafer! Show your support for Team Jimmy buy purchasing a shirt using this link. All orders for shirts need to be placed by Friday, February 28th so that we receive them in time for the Just Shave It event on Saturday, March 14th. Any questions? Contact Stephanie Turner, Early Childhood teacher at stephanie.turner@d303.org.

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Water Bottles Needed!

AVIC needs your plastic water bottles and caps for our upcoming session! Send in your empty water bottles with caps and have your student put them in the box in the lobby marked AVIC WATER BOTTLES. Thanks again for your continued support!


Want to see what the students will be making with these water bottles and caps? Join us as a volunteer; sign-up here for our February AVIC session: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0849a5a929a7fe3-201920208

Upcoming Non-Attendance Days

Schools will be closed on Monday, February 17th for Presidents’ Day. Due to a Teacher Institute Day, Friday, February 28th is a non-attendance day for students.

Across the Board

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

Middle School Transfer Requests

Middle School Transfer requests may may be submitted February 3 through February 28. Families must complete a separate form for each student. Requests are granted based on space available so siblings are not guaranteed placement. A written decision will be communicated to families before spring break.


Once the request is approved, a student may remain at that middle school throughout his or her middle school career, as long as the student resides in District 303.


Families of students granted permission to attend a school outside of their assigned attendance are responsible for their own transportation.


Students will return to their assigned attendance area high school regardless of the middle school attended.
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Please support the St. Charles Education Foundation

There are a few tickets left for the 25th annual gala on February 22, 2020. But even if you can’t attend, you can still support the foundation. In addition to bidding on some fantastic baskets, anyone can buy e-raffle tickets for a chance to win $500 cash or $500 in D303 fees! The best part is, all the proceeds go right back into D303 schools! More information: https://e.givesmart.com/events/eYs/i/

Upcoming Dates

  • Mon. Feb. 17 - President's Day - no school
  • Fri. Feb. 21- End of Second Trimester
  • Wed. Feb. 26 - 1st Grade Music Program
  • Fri. Feb. 28 - Teacher Institute Day - no students
  • Thurs. March 19 - 3rd Grade Music Program