Ferson Creek eNews

May 5, 2023

Upcoming Dates

Friday, May 5th - D303 Choir Festival @ Norton Creek

Sunday, May 7th - Cilantro Grill Fundraiser West Chicago

Monday, May 8th - Chess Tournament Begins

Friday, May 12th - Band performs at the Cougars Game

Monday, May 15th - Friday, May 19th -Spirit Week (see image below for details)

Friday, May 19th - LAMPE Day (more info to come, including a volunteer sign up)

Friday, May 26th - Last Day of School

Staff Appreciation Week

We have had an AMAZING staff appreciation week thanks to our wonderful Ferson community. Thank you to all of you who contributed to make this such a special week. To everyone who covered our morning and afternoon supervision, helped students write thank you notes, donated food, supported students as they made flowers, donated raffle prizes, and took time to express gratitude to our staff, WE THANK YOU! You made our week truly memorable!

Kristy McKnight

End of Year Reminder

Over the last few weeks we have welcomed parents into school for multiple reasons. As a reminder, if you are visiting one of your children's classrooms for an activity or event, we ask that you do not go to your other children's rooms. It is not our protocol to have parents pick up their children from the classroom without the office knowing and this can be disruptive to the learning environment. If you are volunteering or visiting a classroom, please only visit that classroom. If you need your other children to leave with you, please let the office know and we can call them down. I appreciate your cooperation.

Kristy McKnight

Returning Student Registration for 2023-2024 Is Open

Please complete by June 1st so that your child can be accounted for at Ferson Creek. If your child will be moving please let the office know as soon as possible by calling 331-228-2300 or email karen.burke@d303.org. Thank you!
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2023-2024 Ferson PTO Board Officers' Election

The purpose of the Ferson Creek Elementary Parent Teacher Organization is to enhance the curricular and extracurricular educational experience of all children and to support programs which would otherwise not be offered by providing necessary funding, volunteers and materials to teachers, students and the school.

The PTO is comprised of 3-8 elected Board Officer positions in addition to Ex Officio Board Members, dozens of non-elected committee chairs, and numerous volunteers. For the 2023-2024 school year, we are electing the Board Officers.

This year's Board Officers are working together as a team to help the PTO run efficiently and smoothly. To fulfill the IRS requirements for a 501(c)3, these officers will include position titles, such as President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer; however, this year's nominated officers have chosen to work collaboratively, regardless titled positions.

Please cast your vote below for the PTO Board Officers for the 2023-2024 school year. Voting is open to any Ferson Creek parent, guardian, or staff member. Anyone that does not vote will be considered to have an abstained ballot.

Ballots must be submitted before May 14, 2023 at midnight. Ballots received after this time will not be counted.

Thank you for your support,

Ferson Creek PTO


Join the 5th Grade Band!


Dear Parents,

It’s hard to believe there are only a few weeks of school left. This is a reminder that you will need to come to school to pick up your child's medication by the last day of school, Friday, May 26th. Medications that are not picked up at the end of the year will be disposed of according to the D303 policy. This policy also does not allow medication to remain in the health office over the summer for reuse in the fall. Medication must be picked up by a parent or adult designee with the parent’s permission.

Looking ahead to the 2023-2024 school year, if your child requires medication or any action plans, your child will need new physician orders and action plans for the school year. Forms can be found under health services on the D303 site or linked directly here:





All incoming kindergarten students must present a record of a Complete Health Examination (physical exam) with all required immunizations prior to the 1st day of school.

Students entering into kindergarten or 2nd grade will need a dental examination and form completed within 18 months of May 15th, 2024. Current 2nd grade students require a dental examination and form completed within 18 months of May 15th, 2023. A vision examination and form is also required for incoming kindergarten students.




These forms can be submitted to the main office or emailed to the school nurse at donna.holloway@d303.org. Please reach out if you have any questions. The health office direct line is 331-228-2304

Thank you and have a Wonderful Summer!

Ferson Creek Health Office Nurse,

Donna Holloway

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Calling all 2nd grade musicians!

Over the next few weeks, every current 2nd grader will get the chance to hear a performance by members of our school orchestra AND try each of the instruments offered in our orchestra program: Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass. Nearly 1,000 children across D303 elementary schools are involved in our elementary orchestra program!

If your child is interested in joining us, please mark your calendar for our NEW Orchestra Parent Information meeting! At the virtual meeting, you will meet your orchestra director, learn details about the program, how to register, and how to rent an instrument. Each meeting will present the same information, so please join us when you can. We look forward to meeting with you. Please join us for one of these meetings:

New Orchestra Parent Information Meeting

Tuesday, May 9th 6:00pm


Wednesday, May 10th 6:00pm

Watch your email for a zoom link in early May.

Join the orchestra! Let our students tell you about it!

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SCN Summer Athletic Camps

The SCN Athletic Department is excited to offer a wide variety of summer camps to our community. Information and programming can be found in our 2023 SCN Summer Camp Brochure. Please contact our Athletic Office at 331-228-6258.

Spirit wear store will remain open all year!

Community Backpack

Find our community resources here.


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