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Ferson Fights with Jimmy - St. Baldrick's Event

This year, Ferson Creek Elementary School is joining eleven other elementary & middle schools in District 303 in the St. Charles Challenge, a community-wide, St. Baldrick's Foundation event on Friday, March 10th, at Haines Middle School. St. Baldrick’s is a nonprofit solely dedicated to funding childhood cancer research. 

Students, staff, & families from Ferson Creek are invited to participate in and support the St. Charles Challenge head shaving event on March 10th in support of Jimmy, a current 1st grade, Ferson Creek Fox who is fighting childhood cancer. 

If you are interested in joining our team, Ferson Fights with Jimmy, please follow the included link and sign up to Brave the Shave  https://www.stbaldricks.org/teams/mypage/109463/2017. Once you've created your page, you can easily share it with family & friends to help support our fundraising efforts. 

In addition, please consider supporting the event by volunteering time & raffle prizes and/or becoming a corporate sponsor (see attached form).

Questions regarding our team or the March 10th event can be directed to Stephanie Turner via email at Stephanie.Turner@d303.org 

Early Childhood Award of Excellence

Congratulations to the Early Childhood staff & students at Davis Primary, Fox Ridge, Norton Creek, and our very own Ferson Creek! 

District 303’s Early Childhood Program has been designated by the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development as a winner of the Award of Excellence. The Award of Excellence is the highest level of the quality rating and improvement system in the State of Illinois, and recognizes research-based best practices in specific content areas. This Award of Excellence demonstrates successful implementation of high-quality programming of inclusion practices for preschool age children.

For additional information regarding this high honor, please see the attached press release.

A Shout-Out to All Scientists 

Thank you to the many students, staff, families, and volunteers who came out last Thursday for our PTO Science Night! Everyone appeared to have a fun time exploring science through a variety of free, hands-on experiments ... ​Slime, ​Catapults, Paper Airplane Launching, Tornadoes and much more!

February PTO Meeting

You are welcome to join us for your next PTO meeting on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at 1:30 PM, in the staff lounge. 

Chick Chat 

On Saturday, February 11, 2017 and Saturday, March 18, 2017, TriCity Family Services and the Geneva Coalition for Youth will once again be hosting Chick Chat, a daylong workshop for 4th, 5th and 6th grade girls. Chick Chat was designed to help girls explore their interests & issues, build interpersonal skills and have fun, all within a safe and nurturing environment.

For additional information and to register, please see the included link - http://www.tricityfamilyservices.org/chick-chat-by-helping-girls-navigate-adolescence/

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):

3.10.2017_Ferson Fights for Jimmy St. Baldrick's Flyer 

St. Baldrick's Corporate Sponsorship Form 

Press Release_Early Childhood Award of Excellence 

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