Ferson Creek eNews

December 21, 2022

Upcoming Dates

Thursday, December 22nd-Friday, January 6th - Winter Break, No School

Monday, January 9th- School Improvement Day, No School for Students

Tuesday, January 10th - First day of school in 2023

Monday, January 16th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No School For Staff & Students

Wednesday, January 25th - Early Release dismissal at 2:10 pm

From Mrs. McKnight

We had so much fun at our Winter parties yesterday! A huge thank you to all of the parent volunteers for planning wonderful activities for our students. A special thanks to our 5th grade parents for bringing The Headspin Guy as a special event for our 5th grade students. The energy in that room was amazing!

As we head into the final weeks of 2022, I want to thank our Ferson community for such a great start to the school year. Our first semester has been filled with so much learning, connection, and growth with our students. I know we are all excited to continue this throughout second semester as well.

I hope your winter break is filled with fun memories and some great family time!

Stay warm!

Kristy McKnight

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Workshops from the IRC for Bilingual Families

Attached below you will find some informational materials about new free workshops from the Illinois Resource Center (IRC) designed for bilingual families and BPAC members. All of these workshops are free, flexibly-scheduled and virtual for safe, convenient access, and are offered in English and Spanish.

These workshops cover a variety of topics, from questions about raising a bilingual child to getting the most from the BPAC.

Inclement Weather Procedures Notice

Please click here for procedures regarding inclement weather.

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This week’s first snow is a great reminder to make sure the contact information you’ve provided the District is up-to-date. We want to ensure you’re getting timely alerts on inclement weather operations and other important notifications. Please take a moment to do the following:

View Notification Preferences/Enable Text Messages
District 303 will send notifications to families through the ParentLink system by text message, phone call and email based on your settings. Parents/guardians can view and edit their contact settings through the Home Access Center.
To receive timely emergency communications, we strongly encourage families to enable text notifications. For most people, this is the fastest way to receive and view important messages. Here’s how:

  • From the HAC main menu, select the “registration” tab to view your contact settings
  • Select the “edit” button to change your contact settings
  • To enable text message notifications, enter your cell phone number in the SMS/text message field
  • Select the “save” button
Users can only update their child(ren) and personal contact information. You will not be able to make changes to another parent/guardian's contact information. For updates to emergency contact people, please reach out to the school directly.

Spirit wear store will remain open all year!

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Community Backpack

Find our community resources here.


Click here to read information from the most recent board meeting.