Corron Mission Statement
From the Principal
Over the past two years, our students and staff have participated in activities to raise awareness for different organizations and charities. Many of these have been organizations with local connections. Over the next few weeks, we will be learning about an organization that has a close connection with Corron. Please read the message below from Lisa Morgan (a Corron parent) regarding “Liam’s Lights”. She will be handing out lightbulbs at our Donut with a Grown Up event on March 27th to help raise awareness for Autism.
Liam’s Lights is a family project to raise awareness for those who have autism and show community support for the families and caregivers who take care of them. The project is named after Liam Morgan, a Corron student, who has autism. Liam was diagnosed with autism just before his 3rd birthday. Over the years we have had several struggles most parents don’t experience. Liam was nonverbal. We couldn’t communicate with him when he cried. Liam had endless energy. We’d have nights in a row when he would only sleep 2-3 hours that sometimes lasted for weeks. Liam needed constant supervision. He has been kicked out of day cares that didn’t have the staffing to support his needs. Liam is misunderstood and quirky, we’ve had adults call him derogatory names and other kids who have shied away from him.
With all of the struggles of increasing communication, catching him up to his peers in school and making friends, those with Autism and their caregivers and families shouldn’t have to overcome the social obstacles of acceptance and inclusion.
Liam and our family have been lucky to be at Corron. We watch kids high five him even when they see him out of school. Corron constantly strives to include their special needs students with the rest of the school. The teachers, the staff and the administration have been responsive, they listen, they desire success and inclusion. They are exceptional.
Corron is not normal in the best possible way. These lights are to show support for everyone who is affected by autism that doesn’t have what we have. It’s to continue to show support for families that feel alone. It’s our small effort to increase inclusiveness in our own community.
The free blue light within each box goes on display in a fixture that’s outside for the month of April, which is Autism Awareness Month. Anyone who has been affected by autism can see the light as they pass by and know your home is one that supports people with autism and their families.
Thank you for your time in reading this. If you pick up a Liam’s Light, please post on social media and #LightItUpforLiam so that others can follow the support.”
Thursday, Mar. 12
PTO Meeting at 7:00 pm
Saturday, Mar. 14
Cal's Angels Just Shave It Event
5:00 pm at STC North HS
Friday, Mar. 27
Donut with a Grown Up from 7:45 - 8:20 am
Mar. 30 - Apr. 3
Spring Break - NO SCHOOL
Mon. Apr. 6
From the Health Office:
With cold and flu season upon us, please keep the following tips in mind for staying healthy this winter. This will help to control the spread of infectious diseases at school and allow your child to be available for learning.
Tips for Staying Healthy:
· Frequent hand washing by students and staff.
· Frequent cleaning and sanitizing of shared items.
· Good health habits such as adequate sleep, exercise, water and nutritious food.
Students should remain home for the following reasons:
· For a temperature of 100 degrees or greater. Children should be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school and not taking fever reducing medication to control symptoms.
· If diagnosed with a strep throat infection. Students need to be on an antibiotic for a minimum of 24 hours, fever free, and feeling well before returning to school.
· If your child has vomited or had persistent diarrhea in the past 24 hours.
· If your child has a heavy, moist, productive cough, chest congestion, or discolored nasal drainage.
· If your child has pinkeye (conjunctivitis). Students need to have completed 24 hours of medication, and have no visible redness or discharge before returning to school.
Thank you for your attention to this important matter concerning the health of our Corron Students.
From the Office:
Please check out our overflowing Lost and Found table in the front foyer full of hats, gloves and sweatshirts! All unclaimed items will be donated to charity during the week of Spring Break.
LRC Volunteers Needed
Do you like books and have a couple of hours to spare every week? The LRC is in need of a few good volunteers to shelve books and assist students in finding and checking out books. If you can spare a bit of time and are interested, please contact Karen McVicar in the LRC at Karen.McVicar@d303.org. Thank You!
Hello Corron Families! We are excited to partner up with Corron Elementry again this year for our just shave it event for Cal’s Ángels. March 14th at St. Charles North High School. Two ways to sign up, you can either be a shavee, meaning you can get an awesome buz cut for a great cause and raise money. Second way is to donate hair and raise money for a great cause. Who can sign up? Any!! You can make it a family affair or go solo. What do you have to do to be on the Corron Coyotes team? Register with the link provided. We have our our Corron Coyotes website. https://www.givegab.com/teams/corron-coyotes
Corron and Cals Angels will be honoring Ella Joy, Corron Coyote student at the event and at Corron. Here is a little update on Ms. Ella Joy’s battle with cancer:
We appreciate and thank you so much for all your continual thoughts & prayers for Ella Joy. She is treasuring every moment of her second year back to school post transplant.
Ella Joy enjoys playing the viola, indulging in fettuccine Alfredo from Maggianos, hanging out with Asaph her brother, and playing family games like 5 Crowns, Monopoly Deal & Mah jongg. And of course she loves her collection of squishies & all things soft & cuddly
Soon, we will be having a lot of appointments with endocrinology as she battles the side effects of high dose chemotherapy, total body irradiation, cranial radiation, and bone marrow transplant. Please pray for Ella Joy’s medical team at Luries to have wisdom & discernment as we decide the plan for her treatment as she turns 11 this year.
As always, it is our greatest hope that all cancer cells in Ella Joy’s body would be eradicated forever with no trace amounts hiding in her bone marrow or spinal fluid.
“For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds, says the Lord.”
- Jeremiah 30:17
If you have any question please email RC Hutson at email@example.com