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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:

As a school community, we would be lost without the support of all of our volunteers. Parents are in and out of the building each and every day, helping with copies, shelving books, providing amazing AVIC lessons, taking pictures for our yearbook, supporting class parties and field trips, and so much more. We have wonderful parents (and grandparents) who support students and teachers, allowing us to provide so much more for our students.

While we appreciate all that volunteers do for us across the district, we also want to ensure that our students are safe at all times. We want to make sure that every adult that walks through our doors has been vetted at the highest level. Moving forward, the district is asking that any volunteers that work with children on a consistent basis or are left in charge of a group on their own (such as on a field trip) has gone through fingerprinting at our Kane County Regional Office of Education. Once the approval comes through to the district, volunteers can be reimbursed by the district if they would like.

I will be sending home additional information sometime in the next few weeks. While we don’t want to cause stress for our volunteers, I know that keeping our students safe is a top priority for all of the Corron community.

Mrs. Balaskovits

Upcoming Dates:

Friday, Jan. 24

PTO Family Movie Night 6:00 - 9:00 pm

February 3-6

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

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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 .

From the Secretary:

Kindergarten registration will begin on February 5th. Corron’s website is conveniently linked to all of the incoming kindergarten registration forms. This site will give you access to all the forms necessary for registering your child. This has been very helpful to expedite the registration process and has been well received by parents! Many of these forms have been updated with additional verification of residency required. Please pass this information on to any incoming kindergarten families that are in your neighborhood. Below is the link to some Kindergarten FAQ.
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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: . 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.

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From the Nurse:

January, 2020

Dear Parents,

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)

  • 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 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

School Nurse

Anderson, Bell Graham and Corron Elementary Schools

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NEW APPROVED 2020-2021 SCHOOL CALENDAR (Next school year)

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