Ferson Creek eNews

May 21, 2021

From the Principal...Kristy McKnight

Today we had the honor of welcoming back over 30 graduating seniors for a Legacy Walk. It was hard to tell who was more excited- the seniors, the elementary kids, or the Ferson teachers. I am pretty sure the teachers won! What an amazing experience for our young students to see such accomplished, proud seniors walk their former elementary school. I've included some pictures below and while you can't see all of their faces, I hope you can feel the joy coming through the images.

There is a lot of information in this eNews - school supply ordering, multiple summer experiences and resources, and music information.

We are in the home stretch, Ferson Creek. What a year it has been. I'm taking time to savor these final 5 days with all of your children who have brought so much enthusiasm and happiness to this year!

Enjoy your weekend,

Kristy McKnight

Order Your School Supplies for Next Year!

Spirit Week is Next Week!

Student Advisory Board is coordinating a spirit week for our last week of school. Details are below:
    • Monday, May 24th- Hat Day

    • Tuesday, May 25th- Sports Day

    • Wednesday, May 26th- Crazy Hair Day

    • Thursday, May 27th- Class Color Day

      • Kindergarten-red

      • 1st-orange

      • 2nd-yellow

      • 3rd- green

      • 4th- blue

      • 5th-purple

      • Special teachers- tie-dye

    • Friday, May 28th- Beach Day

iReady Parent Reports

iReady Parent reports will go home on Monday via backpacks. These reports will include your child's diagnostic scores from the fall, winter, and spring assessments. Included in the envelope will be directions on how to interpret the scores.

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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Attention 5th Graders! Join 6th Grade Band at Thompson!

6th Grade Band is open to ALL incoming 6th Graders for the 2021-22 school year! This year 5th graders were not allowed to play wind instruments, but things are back to normal for next year! Students can choose from flute, oboe, clarinet, alto sax, french horn, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba or percussion. And don't worry -- ALL 6th graders will be at the beginner level on their wind instruments -- you will not be behind!

There will be a Parent Info Zoom Meeting on May 17 at 6:30 PM. Here is the link:

Monday May 17 6:30PM Thompson Band Information Meeting

It will be hosted by the Thompson Band teachers, Mr. Blank and Mr. Anderson.

And here are links to the Band Website and the Registration Form:

Thompson 6th Grade Band Website

6th Grade Band Registration Form

You may also email Mr. Blank at Thompson at john.blank@d303.org

4th Graders, Join Band for Next Year!

I hope you enjoyed our Informational Meeting last night! Please find our Band Website, where you can find additional info, as well as videos of each instrument in action. D303 Beginning Band Website

If your child is ready to enroll in band, please fill out this short survey (or return hardcopy to your child's teacher): Click here to enroll in 5th-Grade Band!

If you have any questions, please email tyler.brooks@d303.org!

Join the Orchestra!

Have you been waiting for your chance to join the orchestra at Ferson Creek? Orchestra is available to all 3rd, 4th and 5th graders.

See the D303 Elementary Orchestra site for all information related to our orchestra program.

Summer Device Information

All elementary students 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.

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Across the Board Newsletter

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