Coyote Tales

March 16, 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

Next Tuesday is World Down Syndrome day. Our students in the Strive classrooms planned a full week celebration centered around this day. They want our community to celebrate all of the unique ways that we are each different and special. Students will be participating in a Spirit Week as part of our celebration. Below are the themes for each day. Thank you to our students in Strive for planning for the spirit days and creating posters to advertise!

Chris Balaskovits

Corron Spirit Week

Monday, March 20 - Mismatched Clothes Day

Tuesday, March 21 - Crazy Sock Day

Wednesday, March 22 - Sports Day

Thursday, March 23 - Yellow & Blue Day

Friday, March 24 - Corron Spirit Wear Day

Upcoming Dates

Friday, March 17

Donuts with Someone Special 7:15 AM

March 20-24 - Corron Spirit Week

(see above)

Tuesday, March 21

1st Grade Music Program is at 6:00 PM

3rd Grade Music Program is at 7:00 PM

Wednesday, March 22

Early Release Day for Elementary at 2:10 PM

March 27-31

Spring Break - NO SCHOOL

Monday, April 3

School resumes

Tuesday, April 4

IAR testing begins for Grades 3-5

Friday, April 7

School Improvement Day - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

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Chess Scholars - Spring

5Essentials Parent Survey Closes March 31

Fifth Grade Human Growth Development

Latest PTO News

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SCN 2023 Summer Camps

Parent University

March 21, 2023
Supporting Parents in Transformational Times: Meeting the Unique Social and Emotional Needs of Their Gifted Children
Presented by Michele Kane, Ed.D.
Virtual, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Please register here.

STAR Half Day Workshop

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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.

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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.

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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