Coyote Tales

September 30, 2021

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

One of my favorite times of the year when I was a classroom teacher was our parent-teacher conference days. These conferences gave me the opportunity to connect with families and partner together to support their children. A few years into my teaching career, I decided to start including students in these conversations. Listening to the students’ perspectives and thoughts was so enlightening, and it made a huge difference in their commitment to their learning. It was also heartwarming to watch the students interact with their parents during these conferences.

If you haven’t had the chance to sign up for a time for your child’s conference, please remember to do so by Monday, October 4th. We look forward to welcoming our families into the building again!

Chris Balaskovits

Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, October 7 & Friday, October 8.

Parents/Guardians may schedule an in-person or a Zoom conference. This is an opportunity for students, parents/guardians, and teachers to focus on setting meaningful goals. Teachers will be working with students to review their strengths and areas of improvement prior to the conference. Grade level teams will let parents/guardians know if students should attend the conference. Students will then set goals and brainstorm ideas to reach those goals which will be shared at his or her conference. In order to prepare for these conferences, please reflect on this school year so far. What has been a success for your child? What has been a challenge? How can you support your child with reaching his or her goals? The conferences will conclude with time for questions that you may have for your child or the teacher.


Specials Teachers

Our specials teachers will be available for conferences on October 7th and 8th. Since they serve such a large group of students, we are asking parents to reach out via email to schedule a conference rather than use Pick A Time. You only need to sign up for a conference if you feel the need to speak to the teacher.

All contact information for these teachers is listed below.

Thank you!

Ruth Simon - Music Teacher

Alexa Molidor - Music Teacher

Rebecca Hubbs - Art Teacher

Hailee Stay - Art Teacher

Laura Veilleux - Empower Teacher

Emily Van Dril - Empower Teacher

Ryan Benson - PE Teacher

Scott Diesing - PE Teacher

Upcoming Dates

October 4

Pick-A-Time sign-up closes at midnight

Thursday, October 7 & Friday, October 8

Parent/Teacher Conferences - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

(Pick-A-Time directions above)

Monday, October 11

Columbus Day Holiday - SCHOOL CLOSED

Wednesday, October 27

Early Release Day - 2:10 PM dismissal for elementary students

Tuesday, November 2

Picture Day at Corron

Cloth Masks

If your child came to school without a mask or needed a replacement, a white cloth mask may have been given to them. Please wash this and keep it in their backpack in case they need a backup mask in the future.

Meet the LRC/Media Specialist

SEL Parent Letter

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Student Council

Student council members at Corron will soon be promoting an event called the Kick-A-Thon. Every year, CUSD 303 students and community members come together to raise money for this important event. The Kick-A-Thon is a joint effort by St. Charles North and East High Schools to raise money to help fight cancer. To date, over $1M has been raised!!! If you are interested in donating, please use this link:

Who Will the Donation Help?

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Updated Covid-19 Interim Exclusion Guide from IDPH

From the Health Office

Any concerns or paperwork that needs to be turned into the Health Office can be sent to this updated email address:

Boys and Girls STCN Volleyball Clinic

Parent University

Please take a moment to register for these upcoming programs. The Zoom link will be sent to you closer to the date.

October 6, 2021 - SOS for Parents in the Trenches, Zoom Webinar, 6:30 p.m.

Debbie Reber, NY Times bestselling author

(Recording will be available after the event)

Click here to register!

When parents are feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and burned out, it’s hard to show up in a way that best supports their child’s development, especially if/ when our kids are struggling, too. In this practical and actionable talk, Debbie shares ten powerful “tilts,” a.k.a. practical ideas to help parents shift their thinking, responses, and actions in a way that will help them feel more confident and peaceful as they parent their unique children.

October 13, 2021 - Supporting Kids Who Learn Differently: Back-to-School Edition, Zoom Webinar, 6:30 p.m. Debbie Reber, NY Times bestselling author

(Recording to be posted)

Click here to register!

School always presents certain challenges for students who learn and think differently (kids with ADHD, dyslexia, giftedness, autism, anxiety, or other neuro-differences). But the COVID-19 pandemic has created even greater obstacles. Debbie shares ideas on how parents can best prioritize and plan in the pandemic-era school landscape. She also offers advice on how to support differently wired children’s cognitive, social, and emotional needs during this atypical time, while also taking care of one’s own emotional health and well-being.

If you are unable to join us live, don’t worry - the sessions will be recorded so you can watch another time. Additional information about Parent University can be found here on the D303 website.



Openings in all K-8 Schools.

Guaranteed 3 hours

$12 an hour

Please contact Patricia Burton at 331-228-5242 or

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