Corron Mission Statement:
From the Principal:
This past weekend, staff and parent volunteers were able to spend time putting down the sensory paths that our PTO generously paid for earlier this year. It was so fun to see the students’ reactions on Monday morning! These sensory paths give our students the opportunity to take a purposeful movement break as needed throughout the day. They also brighten up our hallways. Thank you to Carrie Schneider (and Claire!) and Danielle Sundvall as well as our many staff members who gave up their Saturday morning in order to make this happen. And thank you to our PTO board for funding this project with the money we receive from our community fundraisers!
Last week I shared information regarding background checks for our volunteers. Because this is a new expectation for us, it will be a work in progress for the rest of the school year. Classroom party helpers, LRC volunteers and copy parents will NOT need a background check. Volunteer roles that require parent supervision of students without a staff member in direct sight will need to complete the process prior to the event. This will include field trips where groups divide up and explore on their own (such as the zoo). I have asked teachers to reach out to parents as these events come up to let them know they will need to go to the Kane County Regional Office of Education to get fingerprinted. In the meantime, if you have any questions at all please reach out to me.
Thank you for all that you do for our Corron community!
Corron's Winter Book Fair
Wednesday, Feb. 5
Kindergarten registration 9:30 - 2:30 pm
Thursday, Feb. 6
Family Night Book Fair sales 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Monday, Feb. 10
School Board Meeting at Administration Building - 7:00 pm
Thursday, Feb. 13
PTO Meeting in LRC - 7:00 pm
Friday, Feb. 14
Valentine's Day Parties from 1:45 - 2:50 pm
Monday, Feb. 17
President's Day Holiday - NO SCHOOL
Book Fair Volunteers Appreciated
Corron’s winter book fair will be here February 3-6! We truly appreciate any help you may be able to give us with the following:
Setting up the fair – Friday, January 31, any time beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Assisting students with previewing books – February 3 & 4
Assisting students with purchasing books – February 5 & 6
Family Night sales – February 6, any time between 2:45-6:00 p.m.
Packing up the fair – Friday, February 7, any time beginning at 9:00 a.m.
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 email@example.com .
From the Secretary:
From Student Council:
Join us in spreading care and compassion during Random Acts of Kindness Week, February 10-14th! Corron will be focused on making the world a little better, one small act of kindness at a time, in partnership with the organization called Random Acts Matter. You can find more information at this website:https://www.randomactsmatter.com/rakweek . There is no better way to help your neighbor than to do something unexpected. This is the simple idea behind the formation of Random Acts Matter.
We will “Paint Corron Orange” on Thursday, February 13th. The color orange represents kindness as it combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. Student council would love to show kindness by making a donation to the World Wildlife Fund-Australia on behalf of Corron School. Therefore, all students are encouraged to bring $1 to wear orange on February 13th to celebrate making a difference in the world!
Middle School Intra-District Transfer Form
Middle School Transfer Requests
Families who wish to submit Middle School Transfer requests may do so beginning February 3. The request form will be available on the District 303 website through February 28. Families must complete a separate form for each student they want transferred. Requests are granted based on space available so siblings are not guaranteed placement. A written decision will be communicated to families before spring break.
Once the request is approved, a student may remain at that middle school throughout his or her middle school career, as long as the student resides in District 303.
Families of students granted permission to attend a school outside of their assigned attendance are responsible for their own transportation.
Students will return to their assigned attendance area high school regardless of the middle school attended.
Please download the form below.
From the Nurse:
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 influenza-like symptoms. 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.
Students who present to the Health Office with a fever and/or feeling poorly are sent home. To prevent widespread flu in the 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)
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)
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 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 the medication for 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.
Anne McCann, MA, RN, IL-PEL CSN
Anderson, Bell Graham and Corron Elementary Schools