10.21 eNews

It's Not Too Late! -- Boo Bash Volunteers 
If you're looking for a fun opportunity, in the short-term to team up with other families within the Ferson Creek Learning Community, please consider supporting the PTO by volunteering during the Boo Bash set-up tomorrow, Friday, October 21st and/or during the Boo Bash on Saturday, October 22nd. If you are available, please sign up via the included link: 
Children are welcome to team up with their parents for a shift.
Please contact Shannon via email at shannonlnj4@gmail.com with any questions. 
Picture Retake Day 
As a reminder, Picture Retake Day is scheduled for Wednesday, October 26, 2016
If your child had his/her picture taken in September but you wish to have the picture retaken, please contact Libby Sutherland, 10-Month Administrative Assistant via email at Elizabeth.Sutherland@d303.org or via phone at (331) 228-2300, no later thantomorrow, Friday, October 21st.  
Safety in the Presence of School Buses
Please exercise additional caution when our buses are on-site. Specifically, please refrain from parking alongside and walking between our buses during our arrival & dismissal. Also, please refrain from passing our buses when the arm is out and/or when there are students entering or exiting the buses. 
Thank you for serving as a role model for our students! 
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CogAT - 3rd & 5th Grade Students
All of our 3rd & 5th grade students will be taking the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) during the weeks of November 7th & November 14th. Be on the lookout, as additional information regarding the test will be sent home in the next week.
Pick-A-Time Conference Sign Up
The online Pick-A-Time Conference Sign Up for the November 21st & 22nd conferences is scheduled to open Monday, October 24, 2016, at 7:00 AM. Please see the attached directions for additional information. Also, please feel free to contact the school office with questions and/or for sign up support.
October 31st - Classroom Celebrations 
Volunteers should plan to sign in and have their license scanned in the main office, just prior to the start of the classroom celebrations. Our celebrations are scheduled as follows:
  • AM Kindergarten - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
  • AM Pre-K/EC - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
  • PM Pre-K/EC, PM Kindergarten, All Day Kindergarten, & 1st-5th - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM


October 31st - Costume Parade 
You are welcome to view our all-school costume parade on Monday, October 31st, on the blacktop area behind the school, at 1:30 PM. Immediately following the parade, students, staff, and previously identified room party volunteers will transition to their classroom celebrations which will take place from 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
*In the event of rain, we will hold the costume parade in the gym. 
Coming Soon ----> Our Online Student Art Gallery

Please be on the lookout for a permission slip in the next couple of weeks, as we are preparing to upload a sampling of your child’s artwork to an online art gallery via Artsonia -- https://www.artsonia.com/. Once you have granted permission, please be sure to activate your student's account, so you may invite friends and family to be a part of your child's "Fan Club".

If you forget your child's screen name or security key at anytime, please e-mail our art teacher Mrs. Lambert at Julie.Lambert@d303.org, as she is happy to provide you with that information.

Middle School Facilities

St. Charles CUSD 303 District Administration will propose a plan to the Board of Education (BoE) that will improve the District’s middle school facilities by upgrading Thompson and Wredling Middle Schools. If approved by the Board, the plan would modernize and expand Thompson and Wredling Middle Schools. When the improvements are completed in fall 2019, District Administration estimates the closing of Haines Middle School will result in an operational savings of $2.4 million per year. The estimated cost of the middle school improvements is $50 million and would be paid for through a combination of existing funds and the issue of bonds that do not require a referendum.

Details of the District Administration plan will be presented to the public at the following meetings:

·         Monday, October 24th, at Wredling Middle School, at 7:00 PM

·         Tuesday, October 25th, at Thompson Middle School, at 7:00 PM

The three meetings will contain the same content and can be attended by anyone in the community who wishes to attend at their convenience.

 The Board of Education (BoE) will consider the middle school plan at the following meetings:

·         Thursday, November 3rd, at the Board of Education (BoE) Special Meeting, time TBA

·         Monday, November 14th, at the Board of Education (BoE) Regular Meeting, at 7:00 PM, at North High School

All meetings unless otherwise noted are to be held in the Board Room of the District 303 Administration Building, 201 South 7th St., St. Charles IL 60174.

Veteran's Day

As a heads up, we will be honoring our many Veterans within the Ferson Creek Learning Community on Friday, November 11, 2016, in an all-school assembly ... Additional information regarding the assembly will be sent home before the end of October. 

Please consider having your child wear redwhite, & blue on Veteran's Day.

Elementary School Student Handbook


The Elementary School Student Handbook can be accessed via the included link: http://district.d303.org/student-handbooks

Please click here to read the Ferson Creek October PTO Minutes.

Please click here to read the Pick-A-Time conference sign-up directions.


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