1.12 eNews

Show Your School Spirit

Show your school spirit by wearing royal blue & white or your Ferson Creek gear tomorrow, Friday, January 13, 2017.

Non-Attendance Days

As a reminder, school will not be in session on the following days:

Monday, January 16th - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Friday, January 20th - Institute Day 

PTO After School Enrichment (ASE)

As noted in the eNews dated Wednesday, January 11th, the PTO is pleased to offer an online registration process through CommunityPass for After-School Enrichment (ASE). The registration window opened last night, Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at 7:00 PM, via the included link - https://register.capturepoint.com/FersonCreekElementaryPTO

Students are invited to register for up to 4 classes through Saturday, January 14, 2017, at 11:59 PM. 

From Sunday, January 15, 2017 to Friday, January 20, 2017, at 11:59 PM, they are invited to register for additional classes. 

At the end of the online registration process, you will be prompted to pay via credit card. If you prefer to pay by check, you will need to complete and return the attached paper registration form & check made out to the Ferson Creek PTO, to the main office no later than Friday, January 20, 2017 ... If you register via the paper registration form, please note confirmations will not be sent, and you will only be notified/refunded if the course is full or canceled due to insufficient enrollment. 

If you register online, you should receive a confirmation email within minutes. If you do not receive an email, please double check your spam folder. 

Questions can be directed to Liz Holcomb via email at lizzybeez@msn.com

2017-2018 CUSD 303 Community Preschool Program Lottery

General Information:​

For the 2017-2018 school year, District 303 will offer a five-day-a-week, ½ day, morning or afternoon preschool program. Families will have the option to choose from the following locations: Fox Ridge, Ferson Creek or Norton Creek Elementary School.

The program will be open to 3-5 year old children who reside within the D303 school boundaries and are 3 years old by September 1, 2017. Children who are 5 years old by September 1, 2017 will not be eligible for enrollment.​

The tuition cost for the program is $285 per month. Also, a $100 annual, non-refundable registration and materials fee will be required.*

*Tuition and registration & materials fees are pending board approval​.

Enrollment Procedure:

Since space is limited, an enrollment lottery for new preschool students will be held. The enrollment lottery will be offered online on the district website (www.D303.org) through Monday, January 23, 2017.

Names will be drawn on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, ​and parents will be notified by email that day if their child was randomly selected. Registrants not chosen will be placed on a waiting list and will be notified when a space becomes available.

District 303 Parent University - Wednesday, January 25, 2017 

Join us for our next District 303 Parent University for a viewing of the Documentary Film, Paper Tigers on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at 7:00 PM, in the Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham Rd. in St. Charles. This screening is being provided in collaboration with the St. Charles Education Association, St. Charles Education Support Professionals, and St. Charles Transportation & Maintenance.

Paper Tigers is an intimate look into the lives of selected students at Lincoln High School, an alternative school that specializes in educating traumatized youth. Set amidst the struggling rural community of Walla Walla, WA, the film intimately examines the inspiring promise of Trauma-Informed Communities - a movement that is showing great promise in healing youth struggling with the dark legacy of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Following six students over the course of a school year, the flim shows Lincoln’s staff trying a new approach to discipline: one based on understanding and treatment rather than judgment and suspension.

Click here to RSVP and reserve your place. Those who RSVP are invited to come to the St. Charles East H.S. Commons at 6:00 PM for a light meal prior to the movie.

(Due to some of the mature subject matter addressed in Paper Tigers, parents may find the film to be unsuitable for younger audiences.)

PTO Science Night 

Come on out on Thursday, January 26, 2017, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM for our PTO Science Night! Explore science through a variety of fun, free, hands-on science experiments ... Dry Ice Bubbles, Ice on a String, Slime, and much more!

PTO Science Night Volunteers - No Experience Required 

The PTO is looking for scientists (volunteers) to support Science Night. If interested and available, please sign up via the included link - http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4bacad22a3fb6-2017

201​7-201​8 Kindergarten Registration - Save the Date

Kindergarten registration for the 201​7-201​8 school year has been scheduled for Wednesday, February ​1​, 201​7, from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM, at ​Ferson Creek​Elementary School. For additional information, please see the attached 201​7​-201​8​_D303 Kindergarten​ Registration Flyer.

Note to 3rd & 5th Grade Parents - Reminder 

Additional information regarding further assessments for the Academically Talented (AT) identification process will be mailed home during the week of January 23, 2017.  If your child is identified to take the literacy and/or math placement tests, he or she will do so on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, February 7th - Math
  • Thursday, February 9th - Literacy 

Elementary School Student Handbook

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

Additional Attachment(s):

Ferson Creek_2017 After-School Enrichment General Information

Ferson Creek_2017 After School Enrichment Class Catalog

Ferson Creek_2017 After School Enrichment Paper Registration & Inclement Weather Form

2017-2018_D303 Kindergarten Registration Flyer

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