Coyote Tales


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:

Calming Strategies

Our 4th calming strategy is “Talk to Someone”. Within our Second Step lessons, students are taught about trusted adults. They are asked to identify a few trusted adults here at school as well as outside of school. These are the people who can help them problem solve specific situations that cause frustration, anxiety, or other negative emotions. As students get older, they may be able to identify trusted peers that they know will be able to assist in a positive way as well. When you get a chance, ask your child who their trusted adults are that they know they can talk to.

Elementary School Day

Thank you to all parents who completed the form that provided us with feedback about the new elementary school day. The District was thrilled to have received over 900 responses. On September 23, parents and staff members who make up the Think Tank met to review research and have a discussion about innovative learning and what it looks like in District 303. In addition, they analyzed the feedback form responses. A summary of the first meeting is available on the District 303 website here. We encourage you to take a moment to read over the summary. We will provide you with additional summaries after subsequent meetings.

Mrs. Balaskovits

Upcoming Dates:

Thursday, Oct. 10

Volunteer Training in LRC at 6:30 pm

PTO Meeting in LRC at 7:00 pm

Friday, Oct. 11

School Improvement Day/Half Day - Students dismissed at 11:40 am

Monday, Oct. 14

Columbus Day Holiday - NO SCHOOL

Pick-A-Time Parent Conference online sign-up opens at 7:00 am

(See direction attachment below)

Tuesday, Oct. 15 (due to holiday)

School Board Meeting - 7:00 pm at Administration Building

Friday, Oct. 25

PTO Fall Fest

6:00 - 9:00 pm

Thursday, Oct. 31

Halloween Parade begins at 1:30

Halloween Parties begin at 1:45

Friday, Nov. 1

End of 1st Trimester

Monday, Nov. 25

Parent-Teacher Conferences from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, Nov. 26

Parent-Teacher Conferences from 8:00 am - noon

Big picture

Volunteer training on Thursday, October 10th

If you will be volunteering in the classroom at all this year (AVIC, parties, field trips, etc.) and did not attend the volunteer orientation meeting last year, please plan on joining us on Thursday, October 10th at 6:30. We will be meeting in the LRC for a brief presentation and parent questions. Our PTO meeting will follow at 7:00 if you would like to join us afterwards.

From the Secretary:

Absences or Late Arrival

It is required that you call in your child's absence or late arrival before 9 am. The attendance line is open 24/7 for you to leave your message.

From the Nurse:

Keep your child home from school when:

* Your child has a temperature of 100 degrees F or more within the past 24 hours. Children should be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school and not taking fever reducing medication to control symptoms.

* Your child has been diagnosed with a bacterial infection (Strep) your child MUST have 24 hours of antibiotics, fever free, and feeling well before returning to school.

* Your child has had vomiting or diarrhea during the past 24 hours.

* Your child has a persistent, moist, productive cough, chest congestion, or discolored nasal drainage.

* Your child has an unexplained rash, sore or pink eyes with a discharge.

Some students are returning to school too soon after being home ill. They should be kept home until they have been symptom free for 24 hours. This is important for your child's health and the health of his/her classmates. Please continue to remind your child of the importance of frequent hand washing, covering their coughs with their elbow, and proper use and disposal of tissues during this cold and flu season.

Thank you for your attention to this important matter concerning the health of our Corron students.