Coyote Tales

January 12, 2023

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

Happy 2023 to all of our Corron families! I hope that everyone had a wonderful time over the Winter Break. I know I appreciated the time to connect with family and friends as well as relax by reading books, doing puzzles and taking some unexpected naps!

Many of our students have spent some time this week setting goals for the new year. Goal setting is such an important part of learning and growing. It is one of the most impactful learning processes that students can engage in, especially with check-ins and support from the adults in their life. Setting goals and following through on steps to meet them allows students to own their learning. Even when students don’t meet these goals, motivation improves and students become more confident in their abilities as learners.

When you have a chance, check in with your child to see if they have set any goals for themselves. If not, this might be an opportunity to set one with your child to practice the process of setting a goal and breaking it down into manageable steps. The more they engage in this process, the more they will engage in it independently.

Chris Balaskovits

Curriculum link

Our district website has a wealth of information for parents to access. It can be challenging to know what is available without spending time investigating links. One helpful resource is the Curriculum Resource page that has information about content, standards and units taught at each grade level. This can be a great page to go to when you have questions about grade level expectations and content.

Upcoming Dates

Monday, January 16

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - NO SCHOOL

Friday, January 20

Student Council "Class Color Day" (see information below)

Wednesday, January 25

Early Release Day for Elementary at 2:10 PM

January 30 - February 24

Kindergarten Virtual Enrollment for 23-24 School Year (see information below)

Student Council "Class Color Day"

Student Council will be hosting "Class Color Day" next Friday. We want to see your grade level spirit by wearing the color assigned to your grade!

Kindergarten: Purple

1st Grade: Blue

2nd Grade: Green

3rd Grade: Yellow

4th Grade: Orange

5th Grade: Red

Kindergarten Virtual Enrollment from January 30 through February 24.

Corron Community Showcase

In an attempt to build additional positive connections between Corron and our community, we’d like to provide students with additional learning experiences through a “Corron Community Showcase”. This will occur during lunch hours (11:00-1:00) beginning in January. We are looking for adult volunteers to present!

Some showcase ideas may include:

  • a special or hidden talent

  • a skill

  • a musical performance

  • a “how-to” lesson

  • teaching about your career

  • teaching about a culture or special holiday

The options are endless! Your creativity is welcome!

From 11:00-1:00 you would be presenting a 6-10 minute showcase that would be repeated for each grade level lunch. If you are interested, please fill out this form and someone will be in contact with you! If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Bedenbaugh @ or 331-228-6900.

Winter STEAM program

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View Notification Preferences/Enable Text Messages

District 303 will send notifications to families through the ParentLink system by text message, phone call and email based on your settings. Parents/guardians can view and edit their contact settings through the Home Access Center.
To receive timely emergency communications, we strongly encourage families to enable text notifications. For most people, this is the fastest way to receive and view important messages. Here’s how:

  • From the HAC main menu, select the “registration” tab to view your contact settings
  • Select the “edit” button to change your contact settings
  • To enable text message notifications, enter your cell phone number in the SMS/text message field
  • Select the “save” button
Users can only update their child(ren) and personal contact information. You will not be able to make changes to another parent/guardian's contact information. For updates to emergency contact people, please reach out to the school directly.

Latest PTO news

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Boys Volleyball Camp

From the Health Office

The peak of the cold and flu season is upon us! Recently, the nurses in District 303 have been caring for a number of students experiencing fevers and other cold-like symptoms. We are also aware that some students are absent from school because they have been diagnosed with the flu and other respiratory illnesses, such as RSV. During the months of October through April, each school in District 303 tracks influenza activity in cooperation with the Kane County Health Department. We consult with their staff to determine whether influenza activity in a school warrants additional follow up and, at this time, no additional interventions are needed. Preventative measures remain the most effective way to reduce the spread of influenza and other viral illnesses.

Students who present to the Health Office with a fever and/or feeling poorly are sent home. To prevent widespread illness in school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or cold symptoms. To decide whether or not to send your child to school, please consider the following guidelines:

CONSIDER KEEPING YOUR CHILD AT HOME for an extra day of rest and observation if he or she has any of the following symptoms:

  • Very stuffy or runny nose and/or cough

  • Mild sore throat (no fever, no known exposure to strep)

  • Headache

  • Mild stomach ache

DEFINITELY KEEP YOUR CHILD AT HOME for treatment and observation if he or she has any of these symptoms:

  • Fever (greater than 100 degrees)

  • Vomiting (even once)

  • Diarrhea

  • Chills

  • General malaise or feelings of fatigue

  • Frequent congested (wet) or croupy cough

  • Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose

TO HELP PREVENT THE FLU AND OTHER COLDS, teach your children good hygiene habits:

  • Wash hands frequently

  • Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth

  • Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, use a paper tissue, throw it away and then wash hands

  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill

Colds and viruses are the most contagious during the first 48 hours. A child who has a fever should remain at home until "fever free" and for a minimum of 24 hours. A child who has started antibiotics needs to be on medication for at least 24 hours before he/she is considered non-contagious and able to return to school. Keeping your ill child at home will minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom!

Thank you in advance for helping make this year at school as healthy as possible.

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RSV information

Health Office Contact Information

Any concerns or paperwork that needs to be turned into the Health Office can be sent to this updated email address:
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Organic Life seeking candidates:

Organic Life, the K-8 Food Service provider is looking for candidates to serve as Cashiers, Food Service Workers & Lunchroom Supervisors for the 2022-2023 school year in School District 303. Please contact Patricia Burton at 331-228-5242 or for more information.

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