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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

It’s hard to believe that a year ago we were in the first week of our new “normal”. On Friday, March 13th, the entire community was informed that schools would be shut down through Spring Break. Teachers were given one day to plan for a new type of learning, then remote instruction began on 3/17. We had no idea what was to come!!

In reflecting on all that has happened this past year, it seems like we crammed in at least 5 years worth of changes into our school structures. It was a lot, it was often heavy, and sometimes it seemed like things just kept heading in new directions. That being said, so many positive things came out of this past year. Here are just a few that come to my mind:

  • We realized that kids are much more flexible and resilient than we ever gave them credit for. They have rolled with every change we’ve thrown their way this year!

  • Families have been able to spend much more time together, since sports and activities were put on hold. That means things like family game nights, books read together, and playing outside more often.

  • As a community, we’ve come to appreciate the hard work each one of us does on a daily basis. There has been so much gratitude shared over these 12 months!

I’d like to challenge each family to spend some time this weekend reflecting on the past year. Find the positives that have happened as a result of all of our changes. What are the things that you want to make sure you continue as a family even when we start to return to our old routines? What are the memories you want to hold onto from this past year? I know your children will have some great ideas to share!

Chris Balaskovits

Upcoming Dates

Friday, March 26

School Improvement Day - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

March 29 - April 2

Spring Break

Monday, Apr. 5

School Resumes

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Corron's Virtual Game Night is this Friday, March 19th!

Click on this link for all the info on how to participate, where to post your pics, and how your family can win a prize. Let's get ready for some fun, game on!

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Last Week for Corron’s Online Book Fair!

Our Online Scholastic Book Fair is open until Sunday, March 21st!

Check out our virtual book fair here:

Make sure to scroll to the bottom of the webpage to tour the VIRTUAL FAIR! Keep in mind that shipping is free for orders with only books totalling $25 (not including tax) or more. Books will be shipped directly to your home.

Our Classroom Wish Lists have also gone online. Instead of choosing a book for your child’s classroom, as you have at in-person fairs in the past, you may deposit an amount of money in your child’s teacher’s eWallet. Your child’s teacher will use the funds deposited in their eWallets to purchase books for their classroom. Please visit the Classroom Wish List here. Click on your child’s teacher’s name and you will be taken to their eWallet account. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Moriarty at .

Save the Date!

The first meeting of the D303 Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (D303 SE-PAC) will meet virtually via Zoom on Tuesday March 23, 2021 from 7:00-8:30 pm. If you are a parent/guardian of a student entitled to special education services in D303, we are excited for this partnering opportunity. Participants will engage in small and large group discussions focused on our parent survey results. Please complete this short survey to support our planning. If you have any questions please contact Patti Palagi, Director of Instructional Interventions ( or 331-228-6457)
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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 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

Tri-M Music Drive


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!


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


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

survey, please visit 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

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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 ( with any questions.

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