Ferson Creek eNews

September 27, 2019

From the Principal

One of my favorite aspects of being an administrator is getting the chance to be in so many different learning environments. This week, I had the opportunity to observe in four different classrooms. The learning, engagement, and cooperation viewed in each setting was impressive! I saw students taking part in choice activities, working on targeted skill development, and leading their peers in learning throughout a variety of activities. The communities that have formed in each classroom were evident and made me proud to be a part of the Ferson team!


Our first round of AVIC (Art Volunteers in the Classroom) wrapped up this week. The students were so enthusiastic about the projects they were completing and really enjoyed their time learning about an artist. Thank you to the volunteers who planned amazing activities for our students!


Between our Hat Day last week and our Crazy Sock Day today, we were able to raise over $900 for the Kick-A-Thon! If you are interested in attending the event, come on out to East High School next Friday, October 4th. The Kick-A-Thon takes place in between the Sophomore and Varsity football games, around 6:15 pm. You can see both the East and North Drill Teams kicking with their community and school representatives, including myself! Thank you to everyone who participated in our spirit days!


As a reminder, we will be using the same procedures on Monday that we followed today including the use of bottled water and hand sanitizer, and bringing in prepared lunches. We are working diligently with the Kane County Health Department to resume normal operations as soon as possible.


Have a great weekend!


Kristy McKnight

Fund the Foxes Campaign

This week information was sent home in backpacks about our Fund the Foxes Campaign, formerly write a check. (The information can also be viewed below.) 100% of this fundraiser goes to support our students of Ferson Creek. Click on link to make an online donation. paypal.me/FersonCreekPTO

Ferson Creek Family Directory (Directory Spot)

Directory Spot is our school’s digital directory; you can access it from your smartphone or the website. More information about the directory is attached below. If you have already signed up, login here.

September Notes from the Music Room

Throughout the month of September, students learned about the American composer, George Gershwin. They enjoyed listening to Rhapsody in Blue and identifying instruments used in the piece. They even made connections to the jazz music and trumpet mutes they learned about last year when they studied Duke Ellington.

Lead Room Parents & Celebration Volunteers

There are still openings to help in classrooms and volunteer for celebrations! Also, if you've already signed up but would like to help in multiple events, you may add your name to the open spots. You can check out the opportunities on Sign-Up Genius.

October 11th School Improvement Day (half-day) lunch options

Friday, October 11th D303 elementary students will be dismissed at 11:40. A hot lunch will not be served that day however students have the option to order a sack lunch to take home. Lunches may not be eaten on the bus. Please place orders no later than Monday, October 7th. The order form is attached below.

School Picture Orders and Retakes

Picture day was Wednesday, Sept. 11th. Proofs and prints are expected to arrive in three to four weeks. Photos may also be ordered online at Inter-State Studio.

If your student was unable to attend picture day, retakes will take place on Wednesday, October 23rd.

Dress Code Policies

The dress code for D303 is designed to foster a positive environment free from images or language that may disrupt the educational process or interfere with a positive learning climate. Please help your student choose clothing, shoes or accessories that are in line with the dress code. You may view the policy and full student handbook here.

Upcoming Dates

  • Kick-A-Thon for Cancer - St. Charles East High School - Friday, October 4th
  • PTO Meeting - Tuesday, October 8th at 1:30 pm
  • School Improvement - No students in the afternoon- Friday, October 11th
  • Picture Retakes - Wednesday, October 23rd
  • Boo Bash - Saturday October 26, 5:00 - 8:00 pm