Ferson Creek eNews
May 5, 2023
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!
End of Year Reminder
Returning Student Registration for 2023-2024 Is Open
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!
From the Nurse - MEDICAL FORMS AND MEDICATION
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 email@example.com. 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,
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.