Ferson Creek eNews

September 15, 2023

Important Dates


Monday, Sept. 17 - Friday, Sept. 21 - Penny Wars fundraiser for Kick-A-Thon

Sunday, September 24th - MOD Pizza Fundraiser

Wednesday, September 27 -Early Dismissal @ 2:10 pm

Friday, September 29 - Kick A Thon @ St. Charles East


Wednesday, October 4th - Buona Beef Fundraiser - see flyer below

Thursday & Friday, October 5th - 6th - Parent/Teacher Conferences - No School for Students

(More information to come)

Thursday, October 12th- Riverview Child & Family Therapy Event

Thursday, October 19th - Ferson Halloween Walk - more info to come

Friday, October 20th - School Improvement Day - No School for Students

Wednesday, October 25th - Early Dismissal @ 2:10

2023 Kick-A-Thon - Ferson Penny Wars

Ferson Creek will be represented at the 30th annual Kick-A-Thon on September 29th at St. Charles East High School. Our very own Mrs. Shanahan will be kicking for us!

Next week, we will be holding a penny war to raise money for Kick-A-Thon. We are asking everyone to bring in their spare change to fill their grade level jar. We are looking forward to see how much Ferson can raise to support this amazing community event. This year all funds will go directly to the Colette A. Miles foundation and Fox Valley Food for Health. Both of these organizations support those in our own community affected by cancer.

A few additional ways you can support the cause are listed below. You can also visit the website for more information.

2023 Kick-A-Thon

Restaurant Night: Wed. 9/20 at Chipotle on Main Street in St. Charles

Food Truck Night at East: Tue. 9/26

Food Truck Night at North: Thu. 9/28

Kick-A-Thon: Fri. 9/29 at St. Charles East HS

Congratulations Ferson Creek!

Ferson families, you did an amazing job reading over the summer! We had 150 students register for the Summer Reading program through the St. Charles Public Library. The students read a combined 145,495 minutes! This was the highest amount of minutes for any elementary school in the district. Because of this, we were awarded a trophy for our success! Keep reading Ferson!!

Panorama SEL Survey

The Panorama SEL Survey for 3rd - 5th grade is approaching. The administration window is September 25th - October 1st. This SEL screener highlights areas of strength and provides insights to the student, parent, and staff on areas for development and growth. Additional information regarding this screener can be found here.

Correction Chess Club - 4th & 5th Grade Students

An informational meeting will be held on Monday, September 18th at 7:30 am in the LRC for 4th & 5th grade students interested in joining Chess Club. This meeting is for students only. Parents will need to arrange transportation to the meeting.

The first regular Chess Club meeting will be held on October 2nd from 3:00-3:50. Please reach out to Kathy Konstan kathleen.konstan@d303.org or Stacey Gorman at stacey.gorman@d303.org with any questions.

SAVE THE DATE- Free Riverview Event

We have partnered with Riverview Child and Family Therapy to provide a free parent evening on Thursday, October 12. The session will be approximately 1 hour long and be presented in the Bell Graham school Cafeteria by a licensed clinical professional counselor.

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2023

Time: 6:00-7:00

Tips for a Successful School Year

Start out on the right foot this year with strategies to help decrease homework battles and

improve your child's independence as a student.

THIS IS AN ADULT ONLY EVENT, NO CHILDREN ALLOWED. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Sign up here

STCN Goes Gold Today!

D303 Community,

St. Charles North is looking forward to our second home football game of the season this Friday vs. Batavia! The sophomore game starts at 4:30pm followed by the varsity at 7:00pm. This Friday our school community is going GOLD in support of Cal's Angels, a local non-profit organization raising money and awareness for Pediatric Cancer research.

In order to maintain a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for all of our spectators in attendance please take a moment to review some important reminders regarding the game:

-Gates will open at 3:45 pm.

-Tailgating is not permitted.

-No backpacks, bags or outside food or beverages are allowed. Bags no larger than 8x6 are acceptable. All bags are subject to search.

-All students under high school age must be supervised by a parent or guardian inside the stadium.

-No re-entry into the stadium is allowed.

-Use of profanity, taunting, including racial remarks of any kind, throwing objects, and possessing objects that block the view of other spectators are PROHIBITED.

Tickets will be sold at the gate. Prices are as follows:

-General Admission-$5.00

-Students & Seniors 65+-$2.00

-Visitors w/Student ID-$2.00

-D303 MS/HS Students and Staff w/ID-FREE

Please contact our athletic office at 331-228-6258 with any questions related to this event.

Come out and support our North Stars this Friday Night!

Big Hearts of Fox Valley

For the 10th year in a row, D303 is again partnering with Big Hearts of Fox Valley, which supports families in need during the holiday season. Big Hearts of Fox Valley Holiday Giving Program's purpose is to provide holiday gifts for D303 students and their younger siblings whose families face significant financial hardship. Through Big Hearts, members of the D303 community anonymously shop for wish list items. D303 social workers will review applicants. If you are struggling and facing significant financial hardship and would like assistance providing holiday gifts to your children, click here. If you would like to help Big Hearts by "adopting" a child this Holiday season, click here. You can visit the Big Hearts of Fox Valley website for more information.

Por el 10º año seguido, el Distrito 303 se asocia de nuevo con “Big Hearts of Fox Valley,” que apoya a las familias necesitadas durante la temporada navideña. El propósito del programa de donaciones para las fiestas de Big Hearts of Fox Valley (Holiday Giving Program) es proporcionar regalos navideños a los estudiantes del Distrito 303 y a sus hermanos pequeños cuyas familias se enfrentan a importantes dificultades económicas. A través de Big Hearts, los miembros de la comunidad del Distrito 303 anónimamente comprar artículos de la lista de deseos. Los trabajadores sociales del Distrito 303 revisarán a los solicitantes. Si usted está enfrentando dificultades financieras significativas y le gustaría recibir ayuda para proporcionarles regalos a sus hijos, haga clic aquí. Si desea ayudar a Big Hearts "adoptando" a un niño(a) en estas fiestas, haga clic aquí. Puede visitar el sitio web de Big Hearts of Fox Valley para obtener más información.

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Parent Education Offerings

District 303 is pleased to present its lineup of Parent Education sessions for the 2023-2024 school year.

The Parent Education series (formerly Parent University) includes informational meetings and workshops intended to empower parents and guardians to support their children’s academic, social and emotional needs. Become informed on specialized topics, engage in two-way dialogue with speakers and fellow parents, and become a support resource for others.

Sessions for this school year will focus on bullying prevention, addressing anxiety, and include film screenings and discussions about the impact of screen time and cultural awareness. The schedule also includes college preparation workshops hosted by our high schools. Sessions were selected based in part on feedback from District 303 parents.

Explore the full lineup of sessions here. Signup forms for each session will be made available closer to the session dates. New this year, you can also register for Parent Education notifications and receive alerts as new information and session recaps become available.

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