Ferson Creek eNews

January 22, 2021

From the Principal...Kristy McKnight

It definitely seems like winter is here, so please make sure your children are bringing the appropriate winter clothing for their time outside.


Thank you to those of you who have adjusted your pick up times at the end of the day. The back-up seems to have improved, although there are still cars parking on the side of Burr Road. Please remember that arriving after 1:40 is the best for our traffic flow.


Below you will find information regarding Valentine's Day, Kindergarten registration, and Middle School transfer requests. Please let call the office if you have any questions regarding these topics.


Have a great day,
Kristy McKnight

Kindergarten Registration

The District 303 Kindergarten enrollment process for the 2021-2022 school year will be virtual! Between January 19 and March 12, families will be able to enroll their kindergarten-age children by visiting the Kindergarten Registration & Information page of the District 303 website. On the District 303 website you will find:


  • The New Student Intake Form (coming January 19, 2021)

  • The Kindergarten Step-by-Step Guide for registration

  • Health and Dental exams and immunization information

  • Contact information for all elementary schools

  • Information about Full Day and Half Day Kindergarten


Please direct any friends or neighbors with incoming kindergarteners to the D303 website to get all necessary information.

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day planning is already in the works! We will be having Valentine's celebrations for both in-person and remote learners.


  • Valentines Day will be celebrated on Friday, February 12th.
  • Classroom teachers will let you know details regarding the plans for their class.
  • Students are permitted to bring in valentines to pass out to classmates.
  • For in-person learners, all valentines and party supplies need to be at Ferson no later than Tuesday, February 9th. Remote families should wait for directions from their child's teacher as there may be other plans for distribution of supplies/valentines.
  • Valentines that include store-bought candy or treats are allowed, but nothing will be eaten at school. All items will be brought home.

D303 Community Preschool

The District 303 Community Preschool Program will be conducting its annual registration lottery. Enrollment will be offered online from January 19 to February 2, 2021. Two informational meetings will be offered via Zoom for all interested community families who reside in District 303. The lottery enrollment link and informational meeting's registration link can be found on the District website on the Early Childhood page. Please note, in order to receive the Zoom links for the informational meetings, you must complete the registration form.


Click here for a flyer containing Preschool lottery information.


El Programa Comunitario de Prescolar del Distrito 303 llevará a cabo la lotería de inscripción anual. La inscripción se ofrecerá en línea entre el 19 de enero y el 2 de febrero del 2021. Se ofrecerán dos juntas informativas por Zoom para todas las familias de la comunidad que residen en el Distrito 303 que estén interesadas. En enlace a la lotería de inscripción y el enlace para registrarse a las juntas informativas se encuentran en el sitio web del distrito en la página de Infancia Temprana (Early Childhood). Tome nota que para recibir los enlaces a las juntas informativas por medio de Zoom debe completar el formulario de registro.

Free TCRWP Parent & Caregiver Workshop

Thursday, January 28, 1-3 PM Eastern Time


Join expert Teachers College Reading and Writing Project staff at our upcoming workshop day for parents and caregivers of students in grades K-8. Learn more about ways to support your child’s literacy education at home, what or how they are learning in school, how to best engage in home literacy projects, and more. Our Reading and Writing resource that we use in D303, Units of Study, was created by Lucy Calkins and TCRWP.


These days are typically 2-3 hours long, composed of a series of 15-minute small-group presentations. Parents and caregivers can choose the workshops that match their needs and are free to come for one workshop or many. The schedule of workshops will be made available prior to the event. These sessions are offered live and are not recorded for later viewing.



Click the link below to register.

https://tcrwp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIudu-orzMrGdUN0IyGUGksRGCvS2Sjp9E5




After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



More Resources for Families & Caregivers

Middle School Transfer Requests


REQUEST PERIOD OPEN FROM FEB. 1 - FEB. 26


Families who wish to submit a Middle School Transfer request may do so beginning February 1, 2021. Families must complete a separate form for each student they want to be transferred. Requests are granted based on space available. This means that 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 area are responsible for their own transportation.


Students will return to their assigned attendance area high school regardless of the middle school attended.


The Middle School Transfer request window will close at 4:00pm on February 26, 2021.

If you have questions, please contact Tammy Marsan at: 331-228-2397.


haga clic aquí para descargar el formulario de solicitud de transferencia para la escuela secundaria.

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UPCOMING DATES


  • Monday, February 15th - Presidents' day, No School
  • Thursday, February 25th - End of 2nd Trimester
  • Friday, February 26th - School Improvement Day, No School for Students
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