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Corron Mission Statement:

Corron is a safe, warm and inviting community where all are valued and empowered. We celebrate growth. Clear evidence highlights the impact we have academically, socially and emotionally.

From the Principal:

This past Monday, we had the privilege of hosting the September Board of Education meeting. As part of the meeting, we were asked to share some of the work that we are focused on as a building. Since our Social-Emotional Learning has been such a huge part of our learning as students and staff this past year, we thought it would be appropriate to talk about that topic. We shared our school vision, our SEL goal, and the work we have done with Morning Meetings and calming strategies. The feedback we received from board members was extremely complimentary.

We had students participate in sharing this work, talking about their experiences in Morning Meetings. We also had other students help us showcase what an amazing community Corron is, either by playing music as people entered the meeting or by presenting the flag and leading the Pledge of Allegiance. I’d like to give a shout-out to these Corron students:

Student panel:

Nicholas Compton

Hunter Hanson

Gigi Scrivani

Phoebe Zalewski

Orchestra students:

Rezimena Okemena

Madeline Neely

Alex Siriphong

Delilah Rodelo-Bristol


Annie Tanig

Sarah Stone

Reece Spyrnal

Hannah Stone

Jacob Byrne

William Spyrnal

And thank you to all of the parents for allowing their children to participate!

Mrs. Balaskovits

Upcoming Dates:

Thursday, Sept. 12

PTO Meeting in LRC

7:00-8:00 pm

Sept. 23-26

Corron Book Fair

Thursday, Sept. 26

Book Fair Family Event

3:00-6:00 pm

Thursday, Sept 26

Picture Re-takes

Friday, Oct. 4

Kick-A-Thon at St.Charles East H.S.

Thursday, Oct. 10

PTO Meeting in LRC

7:00 pm

Friday, Oct. 11

School Improvement Day/Half Day - Students dismissed at 11:40 am

Monday, Oct. 14

Columbus Day Holiday - NO SCHOOL

Friday, Oct. 25

PTO Fall Fest

6:00 - 9:00 pm

From the Health Office:

An important message from your school health office

Every year cases of head lice are found in our community. Anytime children come together, particularly at the start of a school year, the cases of identified head lice rises. In an effort to assist parents and guardians increase their awareness regarding head lice prevention, detection, and treatment, we encourage you to reference the Health Services portion of the D303 Website for information regarding the control and management of head lice in our schools.

Anyone can get head lice. Head lice is primarily transmitted through direct head-to-head contact. Lice can also be transmitted from sharing hats, brushes, and other personal items. Transmission in the school setting is rare according to the CDC. More commonly, children get head lice from siblings, playmates, and from sharing pillows at pajama parties. Although transmission in schools is rare, identification is often made in the school setting. It is important for parents to know that head lice are a problem in many communities and do not reflect poor hygiene or social status. Most importantly, parents are integral in the prevention and detection of head lice in their children. To prevent the spread of this communicable condition, please check your child (ren) regularly for evidence of lice. If you should discover a case of head lice, please notify your child’s health office as well as their outside activity directors. You may also consider alerting the parents of your child’s recent playmates, as this is the best way to protect the community from an outbreak.

The district approach to lice management in the school settings is outlined for you on the website previously mentioned. This approach is based on scientific and medical evidence that supports the education process. With regard to preventative treatment, parents are encouraged to seek

guidance from their health care provider prior to using any treatment options. Since mass school screenings do not reduce the incidence of head lice in our settings, such screenings are not conducted in our schools. Research clearly indicates that a "no lice" "no nit" policy for schools hinders academic attendance and performance, while doing little to change the incidence of lice in a school setting. It is important to keep in mind that the life cycle of a louse is 3 to 4 weeks, therefore, by the time live lice are identified in a student, they have had an infestation for many days and they have been in a variety of settings in the community during this timeframe. If a cluster of cases is identified in one classroom, the health office will send a letter home to parents to notify them of these findings.

Like so many health matters, prevention is key. Teach your child to avoid head to head contact with friends and to avoid the sharing of personal items such as hairbrushes and hats. Those messages are reinforced in school as well. The nurses in the health office maintain strict confidentiality on all student concerns, and therefore, we are not at liberty to share personal student information on this matter. We thank you in advance for partnering with us to prevent the spread of lice among children.

Health Services

From the Art Teacher:

ARTSONIA is our online student Art portfolio! As our creative hardworking artists complete work it will be added to their portfolio and you will get an alert, so you can open the app and see their creation!

If you already have an account you are set! If you haven’t ever set up an account

please be on the lookout, in your student’s backpack, for their Artsonia access permission slip. This slip contains the unique code for your student and the directions for setting up their Artsonia account. Once you have followed the directions you will be able to see your student’s artwork and share it with family and friends.

From the Music Teacher:

Attention 5th Grade Parents: 5th GRADE CHOIR begins next week Monday, September 16th!

All 5th grade students are welcome to join!!!

We meet at Bell-Graham School on Mondays from 7:30 am to 8:30 am. (doors open at 7:20).

Buses will bring students back to Corron.

5th Grade Choir Sign-up link:

From the LRC Director:

Book Fair Volunteers Appreciated

Corron’s first book fair of the school year will be here September 23-26! We truly appreciate any help you may be able to give us with the following:

  • Setting up the fair – Friday, Sept. 19, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

  • **Special training on the new Scholastic cash registers – Friday, Sept. 19 @ 11:00 a.m.**

  • Assisting students with previewing books – September 23 & 24

  • Assisting students with purchasing books – September 25 & 26

  • Packing up the fair – Friday, September 27

Times are flexible and we are happy to accommodate your schedule. If you would like to volunteer to help make our book fair an enjoyable experience for our students, please stop in the Corron LRC or e-mail Mrs. Moriarty at