The purpose of the Ferson Creek Elementary PTO is to enhance the curricular and extracurricular educational experience of all children and to support programs which would otherwise not be offered by providing necessary funding, volunteers and materials to teachers, students and the school.



Nominations and Election



  • I want Ferson Creek Elementary to be an outstanding school.
  • I want my child to have a great school year – to learn and to have fun!
  • I want to support the hard working and dedicated staff at Ferson Creek.
  • I want all the students at Ferson Creek to be successful.


Parent involvement is critical for a successful school, so volunteer as a PTO officer or a committee chair for 2017-2018. There are jobs that take no more than a couple hours a month, some are seasonal, and a few that require a routine commitment. Although the PTO can always use more volunteers and assistance, at this time we are specifically looking to fill openings for two elected officers and particular appointed committee chairs.


Elected Officers (Elected at General Meeting):  Secretary and Treasurer

Committee Chairs:


After School Enrichment (ASE), Barnes & Noble Book Fair, Boo Bash, DirectorySpot, Fifth Grade Breakfast, Hospitality, School Beautification - Outside, Spring Bingo & Silent Auction, Spirit Wear, Take Home Folders, Teacher Appreciation Week, Volunteer Coordinator, Website and Marketing Communication, and Yearbook


Nominate yourself or someone else. All positions can be shared. Elections will be held at the PTO Meeting on Tuesday, May 9th at 9:30 am. If you have any questions, please contact Shannon Puri at or 630-209-9908.


Dedicated teachers, staff, and PARENTS help make Ferson Creek Elementary a great school! Join us – it’s rewarding. It’s important. It’s even fun!

2017-2018 Nominations Form with Job Desc[...]
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Four Meals Out for Ferson


The choice is yours – eat out a little or a lot! We’ve set up four restaurant fundraisers for spring so you can take a night off and hang with other Ferson families while supporting the Ferson Creek PTO. All you have to do is show up and eat!

  • Chipotle
    Thursday, April 6 (4pm – 8pm)
    348 Randall Rd., South Elgin
  • Panera
    Thursday, April 20 (All day)
    369 Randall Road, South Elgin
  • California Pizza Kitchen (Barnes and Noble Night)
    Wednesday, May 10 (All day)
    1202 Commons Dr., Geneva
  • Portillo’s
    Monday, May 22 (5pm – 8pm)
    1020 S. Randall Rd., Elgin 

Ferson won’t get credit for your purchase unless you show the flyer, so be sure to print out a copy or have it available on your phone when ordering. The Ferson Creek Elementary PTO supports programs which would otherwise not be offered by providing necessary funding, volunteers and materials to teachers, students and the school. Thanks for your support!

You must have the restaurant flyer in order for Ferson PTO to get credit for your purchase.
PLEASE PRINT or have available on your phone when ordering.
Restaurants Nights for Ferson.pdf
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Spring Bingo and Silent Auction

Friday, April 28, 2017 from 6:00-8:30 pm


Join us at Ferson Creek and enjoy:

Great food from Taylor Street Pizza          Wheel of Wow

Two awesome Raffles          Numerous Kids’ Raffles

Ferson’s teachers calling fun filled Bingo games

An incredible Silent Auction

And so much More!


Win One Of These Raffles!

(Need not be present to win!)

Nintendo Switch Raffle

It's the first truly hybrid console that can be played at home, on the go, with friends or alone.  The soon-to-be released Mario Kart 8 game will also be included!
Be the first of your friends to play!

GoPro Hero Session Raffle

HERO Session has simple, grab-and-go operation with a compact, waterproof design to withstand extreme environments and conditions for stunning GoPro video quality and powerful photos. A headstrap will also be included!

Bid at the Silent Auction!

Bid on MANY great items while helping to raise money for field trips, assemblies, and classroom materials for Ferson Creek students.  All you need to bring is your competitive spirit to win! (Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted.)

Walt Disney World Hopper Passes          Chicago Bears Tickets

Museum, Theater, and Comedy Club Passes          Principal for half-day

Salternative Holistic Spa Package          Diamondaire Jewelry

School of Rock Summer Camp          Ferson VIP Parking

Amazing Class Baskets     Student Artwork



Play Fun Filled Bingo!

Ferson teachers will be getting families excited with a variety of fun filled Bingo games. Win toys, games, gift cards, and more! Fun for all ages!


Direct event questions to Shannon Puri at or Kathy Murray

Pre-Orders will be accepted through Thursday, April 20, 2017.

2017 Spring Bingo Silent Auction Pre-Or[...]
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We need volunteers to help the evening run smoothly. We have a variety of times and areas where we need help on Friday, April 28, 2017, between 1:00 pm and 9:30 pm. For most volunteer shifts, we are asking our volunteers to sign up in 30 minute increments, so that you have an opportunity to enjoy the evening with your family. Of course, you may absolutely sign up for more than one shift - in fact, we encourage you to do so!

Thank you for helping us support our students and staff at
Ferson Creek Elementary School!

Click here to go to our SignUpGenius site to volunteer.


Teacher Appreciation

May 1-5, 2017

This is a week of great events for us as a school to show all of our staff at Ferson how much we appreciate all that they do for our children. Below is a list of events and then details on how you can participate. Please consider signing up to make this successful. 

  • Monday - With the help of AVIC, your child made a beautiful craft expressing their appreciation for their teacher. Ask your child how they personalized it! 
  • Tuesday - Our dear staff love their healthy breakfasts, so we will be providing a breakfast buffet. Please see below to donate if able. 
  • Wednesday - Wear your teacher's favorite color!!! Teachers have told their students their favorite color, but don't know why. Let's surprise them!! Also, each staff member will receive a gift card courtesy of Townhouse Bookstore and tickets to Zanies comedy club. 
  • Thursday - On this day staff will enjoy a delicious lunch provided by Ferson PTO and Ferson families. Please see below if able to donate. 
  • Friday - Staff will have their chance to win raffle baskets made from items donated by you. No item too big, or too small, or too weird since we bunch them together to create baskets. Last year we created 32....let's try to beat that this year! Please email me directly if able to contribute toward this. 

Thank you in advance. The staff really, really appreciates all we do for them. There are 75 staff members in total. Please feel free to email me with any questions. Thank you. 

Karen Kurbyun

Click here to to sign up to donate or help during Teacher Appreciation Week.




Monday 4/24

Kindergarten 10:00am - 11:00am

1st Grade 11:15am - 12:15pm

2nd Grade 8:50am - 9:50am


Wednesday 4/26

3rd Grade 9:00am - 10:00am

4th Grade 12:45pm - 1:45pm

5th Grade 10:30am - 11:30am


Contact Lisa Sommer if you can volunteer in the classroom on any of the scheduled dates. Thank you!