Ferson Creek eNews

September 24, 2021

From the Principal...Kristy McKnight

Thank you for joining us during our Open Houses this week. We are so glad you had the opportunity to see your child's classroom and the building.


Conferences are Thursday, October 7th and Friday, October 8th. Conferences will be offered both in-person and virtually so that you can choose the best option for your family. Scheduling is done via Home Access Center and is accessible now. You can find specific directions for reserving a conference time here. The conference scheduler will be open through October 4th. For those selecting in-person conferences, masks need to be worn while in the building.


Enjoy your weekend,

Kristy McKnight

Dinner, Drinks and Snacks for Parent-Teacher Conferences

The PTO is providing the Ferson staff with dinner, drinks, and snacks during Parent/Teacher Conferences on October 7, 2021.


We will be providing boxed meals from Smitty’s on the Corner, a local St. Charles business.


We are also looking for drink and snack donations. Please use this SignUpGenius https://fersoncreekpto.tiny.us/2021ConferenceMealsDonations to make a donation of snacks or drinks.


All food and drinks must be wrapped in individual servings. We cannot accept homemade treats. Donations should be dropped off at the Ferson Creek office no later than Wednesday, October 6th, 2021.


Thank you for helping us support the amazing staff at Ferson Creek!


Questions? Send an email to: FersonCreekPTO@gmail.com

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Spirit Wear Update

Due to nationwide supply shortages, our Spirit Wear order delivery has been delayed. Our vendor is working to wrap up our order as quickly as possible. We will provide an update in the next two weeks with a delivery ETA. Once our order is fulfilled, items will be sent home in backpacks with your student.


If you have question or concerns, please email kerrie.israelson@gmail.com

Walk to School Day

We are excited to again participate in International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 6th! Details are forthcoming.
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5th Grade Band Update

Morning Band Starts Thursday!

This Thursday, September 30th we will have our first morning rehearsal. Rehearsals are every Thursday at 7:15 AM in the lunchroom. Please have students arrive between 7:05 and 7:10 so that we can begin on time. These rehearsals are in addition to the lessons in the school day. We are excited to hear the band students play all together! Interested in spirit wear? Orders are due 9/30 and you can find the flyer here.

Big Hearts of Fox Valley

We are pleased to be partnering this holiday season with Big Hearts of Fox Valley. Their Holiday Gift Program is intended for D303 students whose families are of low-income or experiencing financial hardship. Staff and other members of the greater St. Charles community anonymously shop for student “wish list” items to provide holiday gifts.


Please view this letter to find out more information on how to enroll in the program or learn more about BHFV. Enrollment in the BHFV Holiday Gift Program will close on September 28th.

3rd-5th Grade Panorama Survey

3rd - 5th graders will participate in the Panorama SEL survey beginning Monday, September 27th. This is a universal screening tool to assess student's social and emotional learning skills. For more information on the survey, please view this letter.

When Should My child Stay Home From School?

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How Can I Help Ferson?

All parents, guardians, and staff members are welcomed to be a part of the PTO community. We rely on people like you to help our organization do great things! Even though school looks different than what we are used to, the PTO still works hard behind the scenes in any way we can.

Check out the link below to see a variety of ways that you can help make Ferson a welcoming and exciting place for our students to learn. There's a wide variety of ways you can help, from volunteering as a committee chair to volunteering on as needed basis, from home on your own time to during the school day. We look forward to working together for our students!


(If you signed up during Welcome Day, you may see that your name has transferred from the paper sign ups that were posted on the front windows of the school onto this SignUpGenius.)

https://fersoncreekpto.tiny.us/2021-2022HowCanIHelpFerson


Want to sign up to be a Room Parent or Classroom Helper? The SignUpGenius is now open.




**PLEASE NOTE: ALL volunteer opportunities this school year are dependent upon District 303's most current guidelines regarding school events and volunteers being allowed in school buildings.**



For more information about the PTO, please contact Kristy McKnight, Principal, or any of our current PTO Board nominees: Rebecca Adams, Ashley Holdsworth-Karkosch, Melissa Kline, Clare Merritt, and Shannon Puri. You may also email the current PTO Board at FersonCreekPTO@gmail.com .
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Important Dates


  • Wednesday, September 29th - Early Release at 2:10 pm

  • October 7th & 8th - Conferences

  • October 11th - Columbus Day, No School

  • Friday, December 3rd - Picture Retakes

Across the Board Newsletter

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

Fall Conferences

Ferson Creek Conferences will take place on Thursday, October 7th and Friday, October 8th. Scheduling is via a link in the Home Access Center and is accessible now. Families have the option of an in-person or Zoom conference, but not both. Sign-up will close Friday, October 1st midnight. Sign up instructions are linked below.