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Questions to Consider

As your child comes home each day, consider asking one of the following questions:

  • How did you help someone today? (A friend, a classmate, a teacher, etc.)
  • How did someone help you today? (A friend, a classmate, a teacher, etc.)
  • What was the most interesting thing you learned today? Why?
  • If I wanted to check out a book in the Learning Resource Center (LRC), what would I need to do?
  • What's one thing you read about today? ... Was the book/text fiction or non-fiction? How do you know?
  • What made you smile today? Why?
  • If you were to draw a picture to describe your day, what would you draw?
  • When did you feel the most proud of yourself today? Why?
  • What is something you hope to learn? Why?
  • What is/was your favorite time of day, at school? Why? 
  • Mrs. _____ told me you're writing every day. What did you write about today? What type of writing did you do? (Ex. Opinion, narrative, informational) What did you focus on? (Ex. Leads, spicy words, adding details, etc.) 
  • Mrs. _____ told me you turn & talk with your classmates during Number Talks? During mini-lessons in writing? What does that mean? What have you talked about?
  • What, if any, questions did you ask today?

Show Your School Spirit

Show your school spirit by wearing royal blue & white or your Ferson Creek gear on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

PTO Restaurant Event - This Wednesday, September 20th! 

The PTO is holding their first Restaurant Event of the year at McAlister's Deli in Geneva this coming Wednesday, September 20th, between 10:30 AM and 9:00 PM. Show the attached flyer, and the PTO will receive 20% of your sale. 

Spirit Wear - Order Online Through Saturday, September 30th 

Check out the included link to explore our Ferson Creek spirit wear options - https://www.fersoncreekpto.com/spirit-wear/. We have an array of items available including long & short sleeve shirts, sweatshirts, polo shirts, and fashion tees.  

Orders can be placed online through Saturday, September 30th. All orders will be shipped to the school and distributed by the PTO, in early October. 

Please direct any questions to Kerrie Martin, PTO Secretary via email at kerrie.israelson@gmail.com.

PTO Write-A-Check Campaign 

If you have not done so already, please consider donating to the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), in support of the Ferson Creek Learning Community via our Write-A-Check Campaign, now through Friday, September 29th! Your donation is in lieu of paying dues to be a member of the PTO, as everyone is considered a member. 

This one-time fundraiser, which takes place of selling cookie dough, magazines, wrapping paper, and much more throughout the year, is our main revenue for the year. All money goes directly to the students and staff and funds field trips, assemblies, fun playground supplies, educational resources for the classroom, PTO events such as the Boo Bash & Science Night, and much more!

Our goal for this year is $13,000, which is what we were able to spend on new fiction & non-fiction books for each classroom last year!

It is as simple as writing a check made out to the Ferson Creek PTO, making a cash donation, or paying online via PayPal on the Ferson Creek PTO website –https://www.fersoncreekpto.com/. Cash & check donations can be dropped off, in the main office. We welcome any amount - $25, $50, $75, etc!

Thank you to everyone who has provided generous contributions & support since the start of the campaign!

2017-2018 PTO Meeting Schedule

  • Tuesday October 10th, at 1:30 PM
  • Tuesday, November 14th, at 9:30 AM
  • Tuesday, January 9th, at 9:30 AM
  • Tuesday, February 13th, at 1:30 PM
  • Tuesday, March 13th, at 9:30 AM
  • Tuesday, April 10th, at 1:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 8th, at 9:30 AM

The meetings will take place in the staff lounge and will last for approximately one hour.

2017-2018 PTO Events

  • September 2017 – Write a Check Campaign
  • Saturday, October 21st, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM – Boo Bash
  • Thursday, January 25th, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM – Science Night
  • Monday, February 5th through Thursday, March 1st – After School Enrichment (ASE)
    • No class on Wednesday, February 14th
    • No class on Monday, February 19th
    • No class on Fridays
  • Friday, April 20th, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM – Spring BINGO & Silent Auction
  • May 2018 – Barnes & Noble Night 

Important Dates

  • Wednesday, September 20th 
    • Spirit Wear Day 
    • 10:30 AM to 9:00 PM - PTO Restaurant Night - McAlister's in Geneva
  • Thursday, September 21st 
    • 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM - PTO Mum Pick-Up
  • Saturday, September 30th 
    • Deadline to place online Ferson Creek Spirit Wear orders 
  • Thursday, October 5th
    • 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM - Lead Room Parent meeting - Staff lounge 

​Additional Attachment(s):​

9.20.2017_McAlister's Restaurant Event_Geneva 

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