11.13 eNews

Preparing 21st Century Learners  

As you think about the era in which we live, you may find the attached, quick read to be of interest -- Preparing 21st Century Learners. The article includes multiple helpful tips for parents & guardians to prepare their children to be 21st century learners. 

November PTO Meeting

As a reminder, you are invited to join us for our next PTO meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at 9:30 AM, in the staff lounge. If you are unable to meet in person, you are invited to participate via phone by calling our new dial-in number and entering the included access code (see below):

Dial-in number: (605) 472-5529

Access code: 722574

PTO Restaurant & Painting Events - Tuesday, November 14th 

The PTO is holding their third Restaurant Event of the year at California Pizza Kitchen in Geneva tomorrow, Tuesday, November 14th. In addition, they are hosting a Paint for Profit event. Please see the two attached flyers for more details. 

"BEE" a Reader! 

This week, we have teamed up with Anderson’s Bookfair Company for the Ferson Creek Bookfair, and you are welcome to visit during school hours, on Thursday evening, and/or during conferences on Monday, November 20th.

Our hours are as follows:

  • Monday November 13th to Friday November 17th, from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Thursday, November 16th, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Monday, November 20th, from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM during conferences

Also, we encourage you to sign up to help run the bookfair via the included link:


All proceeds go right back into buying new books for the Learning Resource Center (LRC), so we hope to see you at the bookfair — Come buy some brain food!

2017-2018 Yearbook

If your child is interested in having his or her artwork featured in the 2017-2018 yearbook, please see the attached flyer -- 2017-2018 Yearbook_CALLING ALL ARTISTS.

DirectorySpot - Online PTO Directory - Action Required, if you are interested in being included in this year's directory.

​As noted in the Ferson Creek eNews dated Tuesday, October 10th, the PTO has

 launched DirectorySpot, our free​, online and mobile app directory for Ferson Creek families for the 2017-2018 school year. Please read the included​ instructions A) ​to ​update and share information that was entered last year, B) to ​be added to the directory, or ​C) to opt out of the directory.

A) If you were a Ferson family last year and opted to share your information in the directory, then your sign in information is the same as last year's. All family data is currently hidden until a parent logs in and verifies the data, makes any necessary changes, and then clicks the button to "share data." (This process CANNOT be done through the app.)

1.       Log in to DirectorySpot on the web version.

​ ​Go to www.directoryspot.net and click Log in in the upper right.

2.       Enter your email as the username and your DirectorySpot password.

3.       You should be directed to your family record. If not, go to Directory/Family Search. Find your own record and double click to get the edit screens. You can review the data, make and edits or deletions and click "save." Once finished, click "save." Then to make your record available for others in your directory to see, click the green "Share Data" button.

All data is either hidden or shared.

B) If your family was not included in the directory last year and you would like to be added, please click here to provide any information that you would like included in the directory then click submit at the bottom of the form.


C) If you wish NOT to be included in the directory, please use this link to opt out and then click submit at the bottom of the form.


Pick-A-Time Conference Sign Up

The online Pick-A-Time Conference Sign Up for the November 20th & 21st conferences is open. 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.

Photos for the Yearbook

If you have photos to be included in the Ferson Creek yearbook, please contact Paula Reed via email at reed810@sbcglobal.net, and she will grant you permission to add photos to the Ferson Creek Yearbook Shutterfly account. 

Important Dates:

Tuesday, November 14th 

  • 9:30 AM - PTO meeting 
    • PTO Restaurant Night - California Pizza Kitchen
    • Paint for Profit

Monday, November 20th 

  • Conferences - Non-Attendance Day

Tuesday, November 21st 

  • (AM) Conferences - Non-Attendance Day

Wednesday, November 22nd to Friday, November 24th 

  • Office closed - Non-Attendance Days 

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