Ferson Creek eNews

August 23, 2023

Important Dates

Friday, September 1 - NO SCHOOL for Students - Institute Day

Monday, September 4 - NO SCHOOL - Labor Day Holiday

Thursday, September 7 - Ferson Creek Open House 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Friday, September 8th - Picture Day

Wednesday, September 13th - PTO Parents Night Out @ Flagship on the Fox

Sunday, September 24th - MOD Pizza Fundraiser

From the Principal

Good afternoon,

As you know, I have been out of the building for the last two weeks dealing with a family emergency. While my schedule has shifted to me being back in the building this week, I will still be needing intermittent days off moving forward, but hopefully with a more consistent schedule. Thank you for your patience as I get back into the swing of things.

Although it's been hot, this week has been amazing! Kids are settling into their routines and I love to see the learning taking place. Looking forward to continued growth and success this school year.

Kristy McKnight

Dismissal Update

I appreciate your patience as we have been working through dismissal the last two weeks. In order to create a more effective plan, I need to shift our routine:

  • K-5 car riders will now all be picked up using the front sidewalk by the main entrance. We will not have 3rd - 5th grade car riders using the east loop any longer.
  • On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, cars will be able to pull all the way up next to the sidewalk instead of having to wait in the parking lot area. Car riders will exit the building in the first wave of dismissal on these four days.
  • On Wednesdays the high school has early release, so all of our buses are here on time. On Wednesdays only, cars will need to stage in the parking lot. Buses will be filled first, then car riders. Once our buses have been loaded, we will signal for cars to pull forward to pick up students.

In order for teachers to support dismissal effectively, please take a minute to fill out this dismissal routine survey. If you ever need to change your routine, for a special instance or permanently, please be sure to reach out to the front office and your child's teacher.


OPEN HOUSE will be held on Thursday, September 7th. In order to assist us with crowd control and parking, we will have families with last names beginning with A-L join us from 5:30- 6:05 and families with last names beginning with M-Z join us from 6:25-7:00.

More details of the event to come in the near future!

Picture Day

Picture Day is Friday, September 8th.

Pictures can be ordered before or after pictures are taken. If you order before picture day, you receive free shipping to the school. Order online at inter-state.com and enter code 78098NF.

Labeling Student Items

Our Lost & Found already has unclaimed items! So many wonderful Ferson items end up at Goodwill for donation because they go unclaimed for weeks. Please be sure to label your student's belongings. Some items to label:

  • lunch boxes
  • water bottles
  • coats
  • sweatshirts
  • hoodies
  • shoes
  • hats
  • gloves
  • backpacks

When things are labeled, the can quickly find their way back to their owner!

Lunch and Lunch Recess Volunteers Needed!

We'd love to have parents spend time with Ferson Creek students during lunch and lunch recess! While it would be great to have you for all lunches (the full time is 10:55-12:55), we'd still like you to volunteer, even if you can only come for part of the time. Please refer to our lunch schedule (below) and let us know the time(s) you are available in the comment line of the SignUp Genius.

That being said, it is important to keep our students, staff members, and volunteers safe while they are in our schools. Given that, all volunteers must:

  • Have your ID ready and sign in at the office to receive your visitor badge.
  • Complete a Volunteer Liability Form EACH YEAR. If the school does not have one on file for you and you do not provide one, the office will provide one for you when you come for your first day as a volunteer.

For this volunteer opportunity, fingerprinting is not mandatory; HOWEVER, if you have completed the fingerprinting process, it allows us more flexibility in how we use you during lunch and recess. Please contact the PTO or Dr. DuCharm for more information about the fingerprinting process. WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE ALL OF OUR LUNCH VOLUNTEERS TO DO THIS.

Our students and staff members appreciate your willingness to volunteer your time to assist in your school community.

Please sign up HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Dr. DuCharm (331-228-5920, Alison.DuCharm@d303.org)

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Attention Future and Current Girl Scouts

There will be a Ice Cream Social for ALL D303 Girl Scout Families.

2. There will be a popsicle social for JUST FERSON CREEK FAMILIES.

Both of these social events are for girls that are interested in finding out more information and joining, AND/OR for returning Girl Scouts looking to come get social with all their Ferson Creek Girl Scout buddies!! Come check out why Girl Scouts is a great way for your daughter to get involved with a fun and positive group of Girl-Led community leaders!

If there are any questions or if you are interested in joining, please contact Beth Stricklin.


Thank you!

See flyer below for details!

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STCN Football Announcement

D303 Community,

St. Charles North is looking forward to our first home football game of the season this Friday vs. Palatine! The sophomore game starts at 4:45pm followed by the varsity at 7:00pm. This Friday is Youth Football Night! All youth football players in uniform will have free admission.

In order to maintain a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for all of our spectators in attendance please take a moment to review some important reminders regarding the game:

-Gates will open at 4:00 pm.

-Tailgating is not permitted.

-No backpacks, bags or outside food or beverages are allowed. Bags no larger than 8x6 are acceptable. All bags are subject to search.

-All students under high school age must be supervised by a parent or guardian inside the stadium.

-No re-entry into the stadium is allowed.

-Use of profanity, taunting, including racial remarks of any kind, throwing objects, and possessing objects that block the view of other spectators are PROHIBITED.

-The Blue Fan Group student section is located in the bleachers on the south end. Parents and other spectators should plan to sit in the middle of the stadium. Our SCN Pep Band will play on the north end of the home bleachers.

Tickets will be sold at the gate. Prices are as follows:

-General Admission-$5.00

-Students & Seniors 65+-$2.00

-Visitors w/Student ID-$2.00
-D303 MS/HS Students and Staff w/ID-FREE

Please contact our athletic office at 331-228-6258 with any questions related to this event.

Come out and support our North Stars this Friday Night!