Coyote Tales

3/25/21

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

I want to wish each of our Corron families a fun (and restful) Spring Break. We have all earned a little time off! Students have done a great job of staying focused, but it definitely is time for them to step away from school for a few days so they are ready to go for our last 8 weeks of the 2020-2021 school year. I know it will be over in a flash!


Let’s all hope for some warm days ahead, and we will see our students back on April 5th!


Chris Balaskovits

Christine.Balaskovits@d303.org

Upcoming Dates

Friday, March 26

School Improvement Day - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS


March 29 - April 2

Spring Break


Monday, Apr. 5

School Resumes


April 6-19

Elementary Intra-District Transfer requests (see below)

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Playground Update

As IDPH and state guidelines change, we are working across the district to adjust our protocols for our schools. Starting after Spring Break, students will be allowed on the playground equipment in small groups. They will need to sanitize their hands and wear masks while they play. Teachers at each grade level will set up a system to limit the number of students on the equipment at one time.


Our request up until this time was that parents not allow their children to play on the playground after school so that students don’t get confused about the expectations. Since they will now be allowed to play on the equipment during the school day, parents can feel free to stay after and let their children play. Please be sure to supervise closely if you choose to let them play.

PTO Board Elections

Nomination forms will be due by Wed 4/7. Please see information below.

To Parents of Incoming 6th Grade Students

The upcoming months are going to be very exciting for your 5 th grader as they begin to think

about their transition to 6 th grade. The Wredling Middle School PTO wants to give your child a

chance to purchase a special edition Wredling t-shirt on our online Spirit Wear Store. The

online store will be open beginning Friday, March 5 th thru Wednesday, April 7 th . Visit our online

store at https://stores.inksoft.com/wredling/shop/home or scan the QR code on the flyer.

Orders are expected to be completed by mid-April and will then be delivered to the school

individually packed and labeled. The front office will disseminate orders to each student or

arrange pick up for remote student orders following building/school guidelines.


If you have any questions feel free to contact the Wredling PTO at info@wredlingpto.org.

Tri-M Music Drive

Hello,


I’m Addie Grimm and currently a sophomore at St.Charles North. I’m a part of Tri-M, the national music honors society here at North. We’re doing a Music Drive from March 15, 2021, through March 25, 2021. During this drive, we’ll be collecting used/old instruments, music equipment, and any old sheet music or accessories for underprivileged kids and schools. All collections will be donated to the charity Hungry For Music, which will get these donations to the kids and/or schools. Collections will start at 7:20 am and end at 3:30 pm Monday-Friday, donations can be dropped off at the vestibule at North. Saturday, March 20, 2021, from 10am-1pm we will also be collecting donations in the back of the school, by the music doors. If you could please share this with your students and student’s families that would be greatly appreciated! I’ve attached a flyer that you can share. If you have any questions you can contact Mr. Masters, Hannah Del Mundo, William Laskey, Emily Raine, or Katie Hocking. Thank you!


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OIwJpQ3eHaHiNr44PJQyx7ZqdDTg0POa/view?usp=sharing


Sincerely,

Addie Grimm and all of Tri-M


Summer Camp

5 Essentials Survey

Dear Parents and Guardians,


District 303 participates in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey that collects feedback from our

students, teachers, and parents. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will give

you the opportunity to share your thoughts on important elements of school effectiveness. The

responses will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide our

improvement efforts. All responses are confidential and will never be connected to you or your

child.


The Parent Survey is currently open and will remain so through April 2 2021. To take the

survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey. As

part of this communication, we have included graphics of the login page with additional

information about how to access the survey. Most notably, make sure you enter Kane County

in the box for county even if your home or your child’s school is in DuPage County. This will

allow you to correctly select your child’s school.


All District 303 teachers, as well as students in 4 th through 12 th grades, are being asked to

complete this survey. 5Essentials Reports will be generated for schools if their teachers and/or

students meet the response rate threshold of 50 percent. Teachers will work with students to

assist them with logging in and taking the student survey.


On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered

online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five

indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and

larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:


 Effective Leaders

 Collaborative Teachers

 Involved Families

 Supportive Environments

 Ambitious Instruction


We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your input.

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or if you have any questions or

concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or

5essentials@uchicago.edu.

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District Subbing Opportunities

It takes more adults to operate schools safely for students during the pandemic. District 303 currently has numerous job openings in a variety of job categories. If you are looking for temporary, part-time, or full-time employment, please visit the D303 Human Resources page to apply for a position.


One of the more flexible positions available is that of a D303 Substitute. You can choose to work, or not work, as your schedule permits. Take a moment and read the Substitute Handbook to see what this job entails.


If you are interested and hold a:


  • Bachelor's degree in any field you would qualify to apply for a substitute license with the state which allows you to sub for teachers or teacher assistants. You would apply using THIS link.
  • Associate's degree you apply for a Paraprofessional license which only allows you to sub for Teaching assistants. You would apply using THIS link.
  • High School diploma you have to take an aptitude test with the KANE ROE office. Once you pass that, you apply for a Paraprofessional license which only allows you to sub for Teaching assistants. You would apply using THIS link.



Contact Julie Wenger (julie.wenger@d303.org) with any questions.

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