Eagle's Nest

The official e-newsletter of Corona Elementary

December 1, 2021

As we approach the holidays, I wanted to take this time to express my thanks and gratitude for your trust and support so far this school year. There were so many fears and unknowns as we reopened our campus to In Person instruction, but you believed that we would do our very best to keep your children safe and begin on the difficult task to accelerate learning. I have to admit, it has been difficult for everyone. Although we have been provided additional support from the district in the form of personnel and funding, it doesn’t equate the high needs of services we know our students and families need and deserve. Our goal is to give you our very best so that you and your family can be the best! Working together, we make the impossible, possible.

Dr. Sal Flores

Principal, Corona Elementary

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Corona Elementary - Reindeer Run 2021 Promo

Join Corona Elementary at the 2021 Ontario Reindeer Run

The City of Ontario is proud to continue its sponsorship of the Annual 5K Reindeer Run and Rudolph’s Dash. The race continues to evolve into a community and family event with over 2,500 participants and growing! The City of Ontario has joined efforts with the Ontario-Montclair Promise Scholars, an award winning program designed to assist Ontario-Montclair youth by helping to prepare them in their journey towards a college education.

All proceeds from the race will be donated to their program and the City's Empowerment Scholarship, which gives Ontario community members from low-income backgrounds the opportunity to participate in recreation activities, classes, and programs that will enrich their lives. The City is committed to providing a safe, healthy environment for all our community members to thrive. The 5K Reindeer Run will begin and end in downtown Ontario!

The family-friendly Rudolph’s Dash will begin at the Start/Finish line of the 5K Reindeer Run and end in the Rudolph’s Roundup children’s area. Kids can run or walk this shorter course, or families may participate together. Rudolph’s Dash is geared for younger kids, moms or dads with their strollers, or anyone that wants to join the race on a smaller scale! After the race, spend time with us in our Rudolph’s Roundup area where you can visit local businesses and race sponsors or have the kids participate in exercise activities and craft booths. There will be plenty of activities for the whole family!

Come join the fun! You can register at www.ontario5krun.com. Be sure to select 'Corona Elementary' as your affiliated school. Sign up soon, discounts end on Sunday, December 5th!

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Corona Eagles SOAR to Excellence

Safety—follow school rules and directions given by adults

Organized—have assignments, agendas, and school supplies organized

Accountable—accept responsibility for your actions, learn from mistakes

Respectful—treat others the way you want to be treated, be kind and considerate

Remember to follow the SOAR guidelines in the classroom, restroom, computer lab, library,

office, on the playground and all areas of the campus.

SOAR Store in December

Happy Holidays! The SOAR Store for December has been scheduled. The next SOAR store will be Thursday, December 2nd and Thursday, December 16th. Ms. Susana will have the door to the Eagles Nest (Room 33) open for students to line up outside the door. Students will be called to shop one at a time. Student can select prizes from the SOAR Store Catalog.
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Eagles Can Earn Their Reading Counts Diploma

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Parents, did you know that Eagles can earn degrees based on their reading? Each book a student reads is eligible for Reading Counts! points. By taking and passing the Reading Counts! quiz for each book, students collect points. The more points a student earns, the closer a student gets to his reading goals as well as several rewards and prizes. Students can earn up to four degrees, including Associate, Bachelors, Masters and the highest, a Doctorate. Medals are awarded at each grade level to the student with the highest quiz points! A trophy is awarded at each grade level for the class with the highest quiz points. If students reach the schoolwide goal of reading 80 million words, students will choose a celebration for the end of the year (Spoiler: one of the options is sumo wrestling against Dr. Flores). You can check how many Reading Counts! points your student's books are by checking Book Expert Online. Students can currently continue their reading online by using the CloudLibrary app to read e-books from the Ontario City Library. Click below to sign up for a library card.

November Reading Counts Report

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Year-to-date Reading Counts Report

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Corona Total Words Read: 5,572,660

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Eagle Eye On...

This month, we have our Eagle eye on...

Ms. Frances Felix

School Psychologist

Hello, my name is Frances Felix. I grew up in Pomona and Rialto, CA. I graduated from Carter High School in the Rialto Unified School District, and I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at Cal Poly Pomona. I then attended California Baptist University, where I earned a master’s degree and credential in School Psychology.

I am very close with my family and enjoy spending as much time with them as I can. I have one sister who is a substitute teacher in Ontario-Montclair School District (OMSD), and my mother is a special education director in Santa Ana Unified School District. My grandmother and grandfather live in Pomona, and I also have a dog named Gypsy. In my free time, I enjoy running. I previously ran cross country in high school and have completed two LA Marathons. I also enjoy riding my bike at the beach, traveling to new places, playing board games, trying new foods, and spending quality time with family and friends.

I currently support students and staff at Corona Elementary and Vineyard Elementary as a school psychologist. Previously, I served as a substitute teacher and AVID tutor in OMSD. I also had the opportunity to volunteer and support students with disabilities. From this experience, I knew from an early point in my life that I wanted to work within a school and support children. I feel very fortunate to be able to serve as a school psychologist in OMSD.

One of the best things about Corona Elementary is how much our staff cares about our students. The positive energy, support, and community at Corona is a wonderful experience to witness and be a part of. Our students at Corona are also very kind and respectful to others. For example, I recently witnessed a group of 1st grade students, during recess, invite another student, who happened to be playing alone, to join in on their game. Seeing students modeling and displaying positive behaviors like this is another reason why I enjoy coming to work every day. One single piece of advice that I would give is no matter what you do, give it your all. Your best is enough. 😄

December Calendar of Events

  • 1 - Parent Engagement Academy@8-10am MPR
  • 1 - After School Library @2:45-4pm
  • 2 - SOAR Store open during all recesses
  • 2 - National Special Education Day
  • 2 - After School Library/Reading Counts @2:45-4pm
  • 4 - Attendance MakeUp Academy @8am-12pm
  • 8 - After School Library @2:45-4pm
  • 9 - After School Library/Reading Counts @2:45-4pm
  • 10 - Vision and Hearing Screening
  • 11 - Ontario Reindeer Run (Euclid Ave.) @7:30am
  • 13 - Deck the Halls (Spirit Day)
  • 14 - Spirit of the Season (Spirit Day)
  • 14 - PK/TK/K/1st Awards Assembly @8:05am
  • 14 - 2nd & 3rd Grade Awards Assembly @8:40am
  • 14 - 4th/5th/6th Grade Awards Assembly @9:15am
  • 15 - Winter Wonderland (Spirit Day)
  • 15 - National Cupcake Day
  • 15 - After School Library @2:45-4pm
  • 16 - 'Twas the Night Before Winter Break (Spirit/Pajama Day)
  • 16 - SOAR Store open during all recesses
  • 16 - After School Library/Reading Counts @2:45-4pm

December's SEL Theme

SOCIAL AWARENESS: Perspective-Taking and Empathy

During the month of December, your child’s SEL instruction will focus on Social Awareness to develop perspective-taking and empathy skills when working with others. Conflict is a normal part of life, and happens between friends, siblings, children, and parents. Effective conflict resolution keeps relationships intact. Students will learn they can reach positive agreements and strengthen their relationships with others.

Contact Us

Our office is now open from 7:30am-4pm Monday through Friday with COVID-19 precautions. Please be aware that you will asked to wear a mask indoors and answer our COVID-19 questioning protocol before entering.