Coyote Tales


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:

Positive Self-Talk

Our third strategy from our Corron Top 5 is “Positive Self-Talk”. Often when students get frustrated, they tend to think negative thoughts about themselves or their abilities. We are working with students to flip that language and say positive things, focusing on a growth mindset. Below are some examples of what this might sound like:

  • This is hard right now, but I’ll get there.

  • Mistakes are how I learn.

  • I’ve got this!

  • It’s going to be ok

  • Today is going to be a great day!

We’ve taught our students that adults use strategies, too. At your next dinner table conversation, consider sharing your own positive thoughts you tell yourself when things get tough!

Mrs. Balaskovits

Upcoming Dates:

Friday, Oct. 4

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

Thursday, Oct. 10

Volunteer Training in LRC at 6:30 pm

PTO Meeting in LRC at 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

Tuesday, Oct. 15 (due to holiday)

School Board Meeting - 7:00 pm at Administration Building

Friday, Oct. 25

PTO Fall Fest

6:00 - 9:00 pm

Friday, Oct. 31

Halloween Parade begins at 1:30

Halloween Parties begin at 1:45

From the Nurse:

Keep your child home from school when:

* Your child has a temperature of 100 degrees F or more within the past 24 hours. Children should be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school and not taking fever reducing medication to control symptoms.

* Your child has been diagnosed with a bacterial infection (Strep) your child MUST have 24 hours of antibiotics, fever free, and feeling well before returning to school.

* Your child has had vomiting or diarrhea during the past 24 hours.

* Your child has a persistent, moist, productive cough, chest congestion, or discolored nasal drainage.

* Your child has an unexplained rash, sore or pink eyes with a discharge.

Some students are returning to school too soon after being home ill. They should be kept home until they have been symptom free for 24 hours. This is important for your child's health and the health of his/her classmates. Please continue to remind your child of the importance of frequent hand washing, covering their coughs with their elbow, and proper use and disposal of tissues during this cold and flu season.

Thank you for your attention to this important matter concerning the health of our Corron students.

From the Secretary:

Please remember that a completed Prearranged Absence Form must be turned in at least (2) school days prior to the requested absence. The principal has the authority to grant up to (5) days of excused absence per year for the following types of absences:

- Participation in regional and/or national contests or awards

- Family vacation

- Special religious events

This form can be found downloaded from both the school & district's websites or available in the school's main office.

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Volunteer training on Thursday, October 10th

If you will be volunteering in the classroom at all this year (AVIC, parties, field trips, etc.) and did not attend the volunteer orientation meeting last year, please plan on joining us on Thursday, October 10th at 6:30. We will be meeting in the LRC for a brief presentation and parent questions. Our PTO meeting will follow at 7:00 if you would like to join us afterwards.

New Elementary School Day Update

Thank you to all parents who completed the form that provided us with feedback about the new elementary school day. The District was thrilled to have received over 900 responses. On September 23, parents and staff members who make up the Think Tank met to review research and have a discussion about innovative learning and what it looks like in District 303. In addition, they analyzed the feedback form responses. A summary of the first meeting is available on the District 303 website here. We encourage you to take a moment to read over the summary. We will provide you with additional summaries after subsequent meetings.