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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:

Corron Families;

As we’ve started embedding our top 5 calming strategies into our Morning Meetings and daily work, “belly breaths” has been a strategy that we have found students easily can use independently, even at a young age. If this isn’t a strategy that you are familiar with, here is a quick description so you can begin to use it at home if you choose. This description comes from our Second Steps curriculum that we use K-5.

  1. Have students put their hands on their stomach, just above the belly button.

  2. Next have them focus attention on their breathing as they take a slow, controlled breath through the nose, deep into the lower part of the lungs. They should feel their stomachs moving out as they do this.

  3. Then have them breathe out slowly through the mouth. They should feel their stomachs moving in as they breathe out.

  4. Model this process for students and have them practice with you.


Once again this year, Mrs. Balaskovits with be joining the kick line for our annual D303 Kick-A-Thon. This event is a joint effort between our two high schools to raise money to help fight cancer. This year’s Kick-A-Thon will be held at St. Charles East High School on October 4th. Each D303 school takes part in the event by raising money towards the cause. To date, this event has raised over $1 million! If you would like to donate to Corron’s efforts, please click the link below and select Corron for your online donation. Student council will also be holding a spirit day on September 27th to raise money.


Please see the attached letter regarding our new Social-Emotional screener being used K-12 this year.

5th Grade Choir

Attention 5th Grade Parents: 5th GRADE CHOIR has begun but it not too late 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:


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 (please see important info below)

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

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

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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. 20, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

  • **Special training on the new Scholastic cash registers – Friday, Sept. 20 @ 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

New method of payment for the Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fairs is offering a new method of payment for the book fair: eWallet. Please see the link to the flyer below (eWallet Book Fair digital payment option), or the information attached to the book fair flyer being sent home with your child this week.


If your child is having their picture taken for the first time, please look for a picture order form that will be coming home in the backpack. They will need to bring this completed form back to school on Thursday, September 26th and hand it to the photographer.

If your student is having their picture “retaken”, they will need to bring back the original pictures and give those to the photographer.

We will have a volunteer on hand to take your child to and from the photographer that day.

From Student Council:

Kick-a-thon Fundraiser- On Friday, September 27th the Corron Student Council will be sponsoring Pajama Day. Drill team members from both high schools raise money each year to support the American Cancer Society, The Living Well Cancer Center in Geneva and Fox Valley Food for Health. The fundraising culminates with a Kick-a-thon during the East High School football game on October 4th. So wear your PJ’s and bring $1 to support this worthwhile cause! We will collect donations before school in the front foyer on September 27th!

From the Reading Specialist:

Corron received several new resources for teachers to use for guided reading and intervention instruction. We are excited for students to get their hands on these interesting, fun, and engaging books! In order to make this happen as quickly as possibly, we are looking for parent volunteers who would be willing to stamp, sticker, and organize these new materials. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Lauren Kelly Thank you!

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.