Ferson Creek eNews

The Final 2020-2021 Edition - May 28, 2021

From the Principal...Kristy McKnight

As the year has come to an end, reflection is at the forefront of my mind. At my last leadership meeting with a group of staff members, we shared all of the practices that we want to take into next school year with us. In a year that has been full of so much unknown and new, there was an incredible list of of things that staff found value and success in through the year. As we looked at the list, I couldn't help but share how proud I was of the teachers and their students. We took a year with so many ups and downs and turned it into a full page list of things we need to keep doing in the future. My hope is that we are able to shift our perspective on our school year from focusing on what was lost and instead shine a light on all of the things that went well. That list, the one that focuses on our successes, is exhaustive. As you reflect on this school year, I challenge you to answer the question "what can we celebrate?" Then, share all of those celebrations with your children who have shown their resiliency and that they truly embody the Ferson motto of being Kind, Respectful, Learners.

I hope your summer is filled with smiles, laughter and fun!

Take care,

Kristy McKnight

5th Grade Thanks!

A huge thank you to all of the 5th grade parents for their planning and volunteering to create a wonderful celebration for our kids yesterday. The 5th graders had so much fun and were able to enjoy a day together, American Ninja Warrior style!

Congratulations to our 5th grade class! They are on to do amazing things as middle school students!

Ferson Creek Superstar Retirements!

Congratulations to Gerry Lippelt (administrative assistant) and Denise Ward (teaching assistant) on their retirements. They have been amazing members of the Ferson staff and will be missed. We wish them all the best in their new adventures!

Summer Device Information

All elementary students, except those moving out of district, 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.

If you are moving out of district at the end of the school year and haven't returned your child's device, please drop it off along with the charger at school next week. The office will be open Tuesday - Friday.

Early Learning Partnership Survey

Families of K-2 students, please take this survey to provide feedback on how the community could support your young learners.

Order Your School Supplies for Next Year!


District 303 has contracted with ReferralGPS, an organization that enables families to use a searchable database of local mental health and substance abuse related treatment resources. For additional information, including a link to search for resource providers, please review this letter.

Remote Student Yearbooks

If you ordered a yearbook, they are in the office for pick-up. Please stop by next week to grab yours!

Available Summer Resources

Your child will continue to have access to District 303's amazing instructional technology tools. You can find all the details on these tech tools here. As a reminder, District t303 Instructional Tech Website for Parents is available for your use.

Baker Station

Are you in need of before or after care next year for your Ferson students? Check out the flyer below for information on Baker Station, sponsored by the St. Charles Park District.
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Summer Camps at Thompson Middle School

Summer Camps at Thompson Middle School

Thompson will be holding sports camps this summer for all grade levels. We will have basketball, volleyball, football, cross country, and cheer camps. Sign up using PushCoin and email Mr. Wilke with questions.

Thompson will be hosting summer strings camps! All string players are encouraged to join us for summer music-making and fun! You will meet new friends, play games, and learn new songs to get better at your instrument. Sign up using PushCoin and email Mrs. Wifler with questions.

Campamentos de Verano en la Escuela Secundaria Thompson

Thompson tendrá campamentos deportivos este verano para todos los niveles de grado. Tendremos campamentos de baloncesto, voleibol, fútbol de banderitas, carreras de travesía y porras. Inscríbase usando PushCoin y envíe un correo electrónico al Sr. Wilke con preguntas.

¡Thompson será el anfitrión de los campamentos de cuerdas de verano! ¡Se anima a todos los músicos de cuerdas a unirse a nosotros para la creación de música de verano y la diversión! Conocerás nuevos amigos, jugarás y aprenderás nuevas canciones para mejorar tu instrumento. Inscríbase usando PushCoin y envíe un correo electrónico al email Sra. Wifler con preguntas.

STC North Football Camps

St. Charles North will be holding football camps for 2nd-5th grade students in June and July. Find details regarding the summer programs here.
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Across the Board Newsletter

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