Ferson Creek eNews

March 19, 2021

Order Your Yearbook by March 26th!

In a year when so much has changed, we are still documenting memories.

Buy a yearbook!


There have been no previous yearbook sales this year for the 2020-2021 yearbook. You can place an order through Interstate directly or we are also offering orders through Pushcoin(your child's d303 account). Hardcover color yearbooks are $18.00 each.


Interstate Link:

https://inter-state.com/YearbookEntry/55043F


Pushcoin link:

https://tinyurl.com/FersonYearbook

STC ED Foundation Silent Auction Bakset

Hello Ferson Creek Families!


This year, Ferson Creek PTO will be sponsoring a Home Improvement basket for the annual St. Charles Greater Education Foundation silent auction and fundraiser. We are looking for the following items for Ferson families to contribute for our basket, this year’s theme is Home Improvement.
Any and all items are greatly appreciated; specifically looking for gift cards, tools, idea books, etc. (Home Depot, Lowe’s, Ace Hardware etc.)

Please drop-off items to Ferson Creek next week and label them Home Improvement basket. We appreciate any and all donations, big and small! Thank you for helping make Ferson Creek’s basket extra amazing!!

If you have any questions, please email HeatherMulcahy@gmail.com

Thank you!
Ferson Creek PTO

LAST CALL FOR YEARBOOK CONTENT!

Candid Yearbook Photos, student head shots, 5th Grade Memories, Artwork and Recipes/Traditions Stories! Please send to us by Sunday, March 21!!


If you have not sent us any content- please send! Your child/ students will love to see their photos and artwork in the yearbook!


Please email any content you would like included to Ashley Holdsworth at aholdswo@gmail.com.


Here is the link to the recipe & celebration story cards if you did not receive one in class or are a remote learner:


https://www.dropbox.com/s/ma502h1y2jp00dw/Ferson_Recipe_Cards.pdf?dl=0

The Best Part of Me

2nd grade students used their opinion writing skills to share "The Best Part of Me." Students chose their best feature, and had a photo taken by their teacher. Then, their writing shared all the reasons that this feature is the best part of them. Not only do these pictures brighten up our hallway, but the writing is wonderful as well!
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Gray Willows Farm Service

Are you looking for an opportunity to get your family outside? Gray Willows Farm in Campton Hills is hosting a spring clean up on Saturday, March 27th. Click here for more details and to sign up!
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Attention 5th Grade Parents - IN PERSON AND REMOTE!

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D303 Special Education Parent Advisory Committee

Save the Date!

The first meeting of the D303 Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (D303 SE-PAC) will meet virtually via Zoom on Tuesday March 23, 2021 from 7:00-8:30 pm. If you are a parent/guardian of a student entitled to special education services in D303, we are excited for this partnering opportunity. Participants will engage in small and large group discussions focused on our parent survey results. Please complete this short survey to support our planning. If you have any questions please contact Patti Palagi, Director of Instructional Interventions (patti.palagi@d303.org or 331-228-6457)

Project Dance!

Ferson Creek Physical Education is teaming up with North High School's Team Polaris! Team Polaris has asked Ferson Creek P.E. to be included in the Morale Dance videos for the Project Dance Event. The attached flyer has more details.


Once we learn the dance we will be recording our moves and sending it to the high school to be included in their event. If your child is on the Do Not Photo list, they will not be included unless you reach out to us and give us approval.

We Need Your Feedback!

The 5Essentials Parent Survey is currently open and will remain so through April 2 2021. To take the survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey. As part of this communication, we have included graphics of the login page with additional information about how to access the survey. Most notably, make sure you enter Kane County in the box for county even if your home or your child’s school is in DuPage County. This will allow you to correctly select your child’s school.

All District 303 teachers, as well as students in 4th through 12th grades, are being asked to complete this survey. 5Essentials Reports will be generated for schools if their teachers and/or students meet the response rate threshold of 50 percent. Teachers will work with students to assist them with logging in and taking the student survey.

On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

· Effective Leaders

· Collaborative Teachers

· Involved Families

· Supportive Environments

· Ambitious Instruction

We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your input.

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or 5essentials@uchicago.edu.

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UPCOMING DATES


  • Thursday, March 25th - Regular attendance day for students (8:00 am -1:40 pm)
  • Friday, March 26th - School Improvement Day, No School for Students
  • Monday, March 29th - Friday, April 2nd - Spring Break
Across the Board Newsletter

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