Coyote Tales

February 9, 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

We are heading into a busy time of the year at Corron. Now that we are back to our typical activities, social events are in full swing. Our movie event was well-attended, and the students appeared to have fun. Tomorrow we will have our first in-person talent show since 2020. Students have been buzzing about this for weeks! Next Tuesday, we will have our Valentine’s celebrations in classrooms from 1:45 - 2:45. The events will keep coming over these next few months, and they can’t happen without the hard work and time of our volunteers. There is a lot of behind the scenes work that goes into making an event like movie night or the talent show happen. Our students love these events so much, and it’s a great opportunity for families to connect.

Please consider attending our virtual PTO meeting next Wednesday to learn more about how they support students, staff and families. There are many different ways to volunteer, and we are always looking for parents to get involved in our school functions.

Last but not least, thank you to all of the amazing parents who helped out with movie night and the talent show!

Chris Balaskovits

Upcoming Dates

January 30 - February 24

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

Friday, February 10

Corron Talent Show - 6:00 PM at St. Charles North High School

Tuesday, February 14

Classroom Valentine's Day parties - beginning at 1:45 PM

Friday, February 17

Paint Corron Orange (see information below)

Monday, February 20

Presidents' Day Holiday - NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, February 22

Early Release Day for Elementary at 2:10 PM

February 20-24

Student Council Art Supply Drive (see information below)

Friday, February 24

End of 2nd Trimester

Friday, March 3


Drop Offs

Please make sure that your child leaves the house with all of their belongings: Winter gear, lunches, water bottles and backpack with device/homework. The office can be overwhelmed at times and the teachers appreciate not having instruction interrupted. Thank you for your help in this matter!

Random Acts Matter

Join us in spreading care and compassion during Random Acts of Kindness Week, February 12th-19th. Corron will be focused on making the world a little better, one small act of kindness at a time, in partnership with the organization Random Acts Matter. 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. You can find more information here.

We will “Paint Corron Orange” on Friday, February 17th. The color orange represents kindness as it combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. Therefore, all students are encouraged to wear orange to celebrate making a difference in the world!

Student Council Art Supply Drive

Student Council is hosting an art supply drive for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, February 20th through the 24th. Student council members will be in the front foyer collecting the donations. A leading children's hospital, St. Jude treats the toughest childhood cancers and pediatric diseases. Your donation will mean so much to many children. Items that can be donated should be new and include popsicle sticks, crayons, colored pencils, markers, glue sticks and paint.

Vision and Hearing Screening scheduled for February

Each year students receiving special education, those new to the State of Illinois schools, and those in mandated grades have vision and hearing screening performed in school by certified vision/hearing technicians. Corron is scheduled for this routine screening during the week of 2/20/23. Hearing screening is mandated for elementary students in kindergarten, first, second and third grades. Vision is mandated for kindergarten and second grade for those who do not have a current vision exam. If you have any questions about this process, please feel free to reach out to the Corron nurses at

5Essentials Student Survey Begins March 6

From the Art Teacher

Sponsored by Artsonia

Vote for Artist of the Week

Sofia10448, a student at Corron Elementary School, has been selected as a Finalist for the "Artist of the Week" contest for grades 4-6.

Vote now

Vote by end of the day on February 11.

Limit one vote per computer per day for each grade group.

Winners will receive commemorative plaques and be featured on the Artsonia homepage. In addition, Blick Art Materials has generously donated $100 gift certificates to the winning schools and $50 to the winning artists.

All fan club members from Corron Elementary School have just been sent an email inviting them to vote, but we encourage you to spread the word.

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Kindergarten Virtual Enrollment from January 30 through February 24.

Attention 1st and 3rd Parents . . . Upcoming Music Programs!

Our 1st and 3rd Graders have begun working on their songs for their Music Performances.

Our 1st Grade Music Program is Tuesday, March 21st at 6:00 pm

Our 3rd Grade Music Program is Tuesday, March 21st at 7:00 pm

Please mark it on your calendars.

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Latest PTO News

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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.

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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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