The official e-newsletter of Corona Elementary
January 4, 2022
Greetings and Happy New Year!
On behalf of the Corona staff we hope you had a fruitful holiday season and are truly excited to have you back with us. Sadly, as you have already heard, Covid-19 cases have increased significantly in most areas. We have started reminding our students of the main protections we have against contracting and spreading this virus. Our ongoing mitigation factors (wearing face coverings, frequent hand washing, social distancing when possible, and staying home when sick) are essential to the health and well-being of our entire school community. Please continue to remind children of said safety practices and reinforce them on a daily basis. Additionally, it is extremely essential for you to stay updated and informed of communications from the school site and district. Ensure that you are regularly checking Class Dojo posts and are knowledgeable with critical health and safety information. Also important is to update the front office with any changes to contact information such as phone numbers, home address, and emergency contacts. Working together we are better!
Dr. Sal Flores
Principal, Corona Elementary
Corona Parents Graduate from Parent Engagement Academy
On December 1st, parents from Corona Elementary graduated from our first Parent Engagement Academy! Students prepared a heartfelt card thanking their parents for coming to classes every Wednesday to learn how to help them with their homework in English and math.
If interested in attending the next Parent Academy at Corona Elementary, we will be hosting a second session beginning February 2022.
Corona Eagles SOAR to Excellence
Safety—follow school rules and directions given by adults
Organized—have assignments, agendas, and school supplies organized
Accountable—accept responsibility for your actions, learn from mistakes
Respectful—treat others the way you want to be treated, be kind and considerate
Remember to follow the SOAR guidelines in the classroom, restroom, computer lab, library,
office, on the playground and all areas of the campus.
Eagles Can Earn Their Reading Counts Diploma
Parents, did you know that Eagles can earn degrees based on their reading? Each book a student reads is eligible for Reading Counts! points. By taking and passing the Reading Counts! quiz for each book, students collect points. The more points a student earns, the closer a student gets to his reading goals as well as several rewards and prizes. Students can earn up to four degrees, including Associate, Bachelors, Masters and the highest, a Doctorate. Medals are awarded at each grade level to the student with the highest quiz points! A trophy is awarded at each grade level for the class with the highest quiz points. If students reach the schoolwide goal of reading 80 million words, students will choose a celebration for the end of the year (Spoiler: one of the options is sumo wrestling against Dr. Flores). You can check how many Reading Counts! points your student's books are by checking Book Expert Online. Students can currently continue their reading online by using the CloudLibrary app to read e-books from the Ontario City Library. Click below to sign up for a library card.
December Reading Counts Report
Year-to-date Reading Counts Report
Corona Total Words Read: 7,596,833
Eagle Eye On...
Ms. Angelina Noriega
THINK Together Site Coordinator
Hello, my name is Angelina Noriega, I grew up in Montclair, CA and attended Monte Vista Elementary and Our Lady of Lourdes K-8th. I graduated from Montclair High School and a year later went to Chaffey College for Criminal Justice.
I have two brothers, one younger and my older brother. Coming from such a small family, it has just made all of us a lot closer the older we’ve gotten.
I started working at Corona as a Program Leader through Think Together in 2013. Since then, I was promoted to Site Coordinator (SC) and have been an SC for the past three years. I have gained so much experience and knowledge through working with the students, my previous Site Leaders, co-workers, parents, teachers, and many other staff members here at Corona. The kindness, respect, and helpfulness that everyone has here at Corona makes me love coming to work every day even more.
When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and my four fur-babies (Thumper, Meeko, Penny, and Maui). I love to travel, watching football and baseball, and anything Disney and Harry Potter.
If I could give one piece of advice, it would be to always show kindness to others.
January Calendar of Events
- 5 - After School Library @2:45-4pm
- 6 - After School Library/Reading Counts @2:45-4pm
- 7 - Student of the Month/Eagle Award/iReady/Reading Counts Awards
- 12 - GATE Testing completed
- 12 - After School Library @2:45-4pm
- 13 - After School Library/Reading Counts @2:45-4pm
- 14 - PBIS Assemblies
- 14 - THINK Together Non-Program Day
- 17 - HOLIDAY - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- 18 - PE Make-Up Day
- 18 - Soccer Season begins
- 19 - National Popcorn Day
- 19 - After School Library @2:45-4pm
- 20 - After School Library/Reading Counts @2:45-4pm
- 21 - Coffee with the Principal @8:15am
- 22 - Attendance Make-Up Academy @8am-12noon
- 22 - OMSD Spelling Bee
- 24 - 100th Day of School
- 24-28 - The Great Kindness Challenge
- 25 - Special Education Parent Meeting @3:00pm
- 26 - After School Library @2:45-4pm
- 27 - English Learner Parent Meeting @3pm
- 27 - After School Library/Reading Counts @2:45-4pm
January's SEL Theme
SOCIAL AWARENESS: Appreciating Diversity and Respect for Others
During the month of January, your child’s SEL instruction will dive deeper into Social Awareness to appreciate diversity in backgrounds and cultures and have respect for others. Students will learn the ability to understand social and ethical norms for behavior and to recognize family, school, and community resources and support.