Ferson Creek eNews
September 11, 2020
From the Principal...Kristy McKnight
Thank you to everyone for participating in our virtual curriculum nights. While I know it wasn't our typical night, our staff greatly appreciated connecting with you. Thank you for your continued partnership!
Conferences are fast approaching. They will be held Thursday, October 8th from 8:00 am -8:00 pm and Friday, October 9th from 8:00 am -noon.
While all conferences will be virtual, parents will sign up using Pick-A-Time. Directions for accessing Pick-A-Time can be found here. Pick-A-Time will be available beginning September 21.
Attached you will find a letter regarding Erin's Law, an Illinois law requiring schools to provide a prevention-oriented child abuse program for students in grades K-12. The letter shares information regarding our instructional resource and focus, as it pertains to Erin's Law. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.
Ferson's First Restaurant Night!
McAlister's (1120 S. Randall Rd., Elgin) on September 21st from 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM! Ferson will get 20% back from receipts entered into a bin on their counter.
See the flyer below for the details!
We are preparing this year’s family and staff directory, called DirectorySpot. Even if you were in the directory in the past, families must grant permission and share their information each year, in order to be included in the directory. Whether your child(ren) is in-person or remote, we would love to have your family included!
Please provide your family's permission and information here: https://tinyurl.com/FersonDirectory20-21
Remote Book Check-out & Library Card Information
Please Remember to Certify!
Every day our morning arrival is improving! If it is possible to certify your child online prior to 7:30 am, that would greatly help our arrival procedures. There are some students that are coming with a luggage tag signed, but not the online portion completed. Please help us by doing both in the morning.
- Step 1: Log-in here, using your HAC credentials. Answer the questions honestly. If you receive the green "you are good to go" screen, your child is clear to come to school. You do not need to print the green ticket.
- Step 2: Initial your child's luggage tag (that we will be providing you) signifying your completion of the online form.
We are so excited for this school year! If you have any questions, please contact the Ferson Creek PTO at FersonCreekPTO@gmail.com .
Find Us Online
PTO Website: www.fersoncreekpto.com
PTO on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Ferson-Creek-Elementary-PTO-1734006519985573PTO on Instagram: www.instagram.com/fersoncreekpto/]www.instagram.com/fersoncreekpto/
AmazonSmile is a program that automatically donates a portion of sales to a selected charity. It does NOT cost shoppers anything additional, but it only works through AmazonSmile, not Amazon. You can now shop through AmazonSmile on your app as well as on the web! See the directions below to set it up. Every little bit counts. With more people shopping online, charitable donations can add up quickly!
Go to http://smile.amazon.com/
Search for 'Ferson' and you will be able to choose "Parent Teacher Organization of Ferson Creek Elementary School Inc."
Make sure to change your bookmark so that you go to the Smile site. We only get credit if you order from the Smile side. It must say 'smile.amazon.com' every time.
Shop on Amazon like you always have!
- Thursday, September 17th - PTO Mum Pick-Up
- Monday, September 21st - Pick-A-Time opens for conference sign up
- Thursday, October 8th - Conferences - Non-Attendance Day for Students
- Friday, October 9th - Half Day Conferences - Non-Attendance Day for Students
- Monday, October 11th - Columbus Day - Non-Attendance Day for Students