Coyote Tales

November 3, 2022

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

Tomorrow is the end of our first trimester of the 22-23 school year. These past 12 weeks of school have flown by!! Students have been working so hard, and it is amazing to see the growth that they have made since August 10th. Every day I see evidence of students taking responsibility for their own learning, getting excited about their work, or supporting a classmate in their understanding of a concept. It’s so exciting to see students invested not only in their own learning, but in the learning of others. It’s one of the many things that make the Corron community a uniquely special place to be!

Chris Balaskovits

Upcoming Dates

Monday, November 7

School Improvement Day - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Tuesday, November 8

Election Day Holiday - NO SCHOOL

Monday, November 14

School Board Meeting at Haines Center - 6:00 PM

Wednesday, November 16

Report cards available on HAC

November 21-25 - NO SCHOOL (Non Attendance Days & Thanksgiving Break)

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Student Council Food Drive

In preparation for Thanksgiving, Student Council is sponsoring a food drive to help the Salvation Army Food Pantry in St. Charles. Items will be collected November 9th, 10th and 11th in the front foyer of Corron. We are collecting canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned soup and boxes of pasta. Let’s help others in our very own community by donating! We’d like to reach our school goal of 523 items, since that’s how many students we have this year. Please consider helping this great cause!

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

Veterans Day 2022

Veterans Day Celebration--On Friday, November 11th, starting at 1:30 p.m. Corron Elementary School will host a Veterans Day assembly to celebrate those individuals who have given so much for the freedom we enjoy. Our 5th grade students will lead our assembly to honor the veterans within our Corron community.

We need your help at home to prepare for this observance:

1. We would like to honor our veteran family members who have served, or are serving, in the armed forces. We will be creating a video slideshow of photos of our community veterans. We encourage you to email 1 digital picture of your veteran(s) to our LRC assistant: Please include what branch of service they were in and their relationship to our Corron student(s). Digital photos of veterans must be submitted by Friday, November 4th. (Please note: This is the absolute last day we can accept pictures. No last-minute pictures will be accepted this year.)

If you submitted a picture last year, and would like us to use it again this year, please email Mrs. McVicar to let her know.

2. If your Corron veteran is able to attend our assembly on Friday, November 11th at 1:30 p.m., please notify the office at 331-228-6900. We would like to send them an invitation and be prepared to recognize and honor them appropriately!

Thank you for supporting us in showing appreciation for those who have given so much for our freedom.

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St. Charles Tide Water Polo Clinic

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Latest PTO News

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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