The official e-newsletter of Corona Elementary
November 4, 2021
The end of October marks the official end of the first trimester of the 2021-2022 school year. It is also time for Parent Teacher Conferences and our students’ first report card. Teachers have already started posting on Class Dojo their process to schedule conferences that will be held virtually on Zoom during the week of November 15-19. During this conference, your child’s teacher will also give you an update on their progress in Reading, Math and other subject areas. Of most importance is becoming familiar with your child’s Lexile based on the i-Ready assessments. Your child’s teacher will demonstrate how their Lexile level corresponds to their current grade level and make recommendations on how your student can improve. One recommendation you will hear repeatedly will be to have your child participate in Reading Counts. The Reading Counts program encourages your child to read books independently, take comprehension quizzes based on the book they read, and earn points. The program tracks students’ points and total words read. We update schoolwide word counts weekly on Class Dojo when we share Word Count Wednesday. Students track their Lexile progress throughout the year using a Reading Counts bookmark and use it to check out up to two books weekly. This is in addition to other resources that teachers are promoting such as Epic, Follett Shelf and the local libraries. Below you will find a few tips to help you have a successful Parent Teacher Conference:
- Schedule date and time with your child’s teacher as soon as possible to reserve your conference preference. Block this time out in a calendar and set a reminder so that you do not miss your appointment. Rescheduling a missed appointment will be difficult since the teacher would have already scheduled all his/her other students’ conferences.
- We recommend securing a close friend or relative to assist you if you need translation services. Our ongoing demand for translators exceeds the amount we can provide. Appointments that require the teacher to provide a translator will be very limited in time and availability. We would truly appreciate your efforts to secure a translator.
- Be prepared with a pen and paper so that you can capture the main points that will be discussed during the conference. Taking notes will help keep important information, recommendations, and resources in one location to refer to when needed.
- After the conference, set a plan for ongoing improvement. Set small goals that will lead to changes in behavior that promote positive learning outcomes. Establish rewards and praise along the way to provide motivation and to acknowledge effort and improvement.
Parent Teacher Conferences are designed to give you a summary of your child’s progress for the first trimester of the school year. We hope that our efforts and intentions prompt continued attempts to improve academic progress and the overall well-being of our students and community.
Dr. Sal Flores
Principal, Corona Elementary
College Day 2021
The Return of the Eagle News Network
After an exhaustive search for Corona's top talent, our 2021-22 Eagle News Network team is complete. Thank you to all our Eagles that submitted an audition, we had 16 video submissions in all.
We had callbacks and a screen test for 9 students…and we have added 4 new students to our current ENN Team. Jesse Nunez and Arianna Mendez are back for a second season.
Congratulations to… Kaliyah Harris, Nathan Wedding, Alexis Ortiz, and Jasmine Hrey!
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 November
Happy November! The SOAR Store for November has been scheduled. The next SOAR store will be Thursday, November 4th and Tuesday, November 9th. 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.
Eagles Can Earn Their Reading Counts Diploma
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.
October Reading Counts Report
Year-to-date Reading Counts Report
Corona Total Words Read: 3,435,304
Eagle Eye On...
Ms. Natalie Delzell
Teacher-On-Assignment, Curriculum Support
Hello, my name is Natalie Delzell. I grew up in Chino, CA. I attended school in the Chino Unified School District and graduated from Don Lugo High School. Right out of high school I went to Chaffey College. I completed my undergraduate classes at Chaffey College. I transferred to Cal State San Bernardino where I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and my multiple subject teaching credential. In 2018, I attended Concordia University where I earned a Master’s degree.
I come from a very small immediate family with 1 sister. But I have a very large extended family of 11 aunts and uncles, and 24 cousins. I was the first in my family to earn a college degree. My parents always encouraged us to follow our hearts and to work hard. My heart was always in soccer. I played soccer for most of my life, including for a few years in college.
I have a wonderful family of my own. My husband is a Battalion Chief in LA County. Some of you might see him at Corona’s College Day. I have 2 step-children. My oldest, Amelia is a high school junior and a cheerleader; she wants to become a firefighter, like her Dad. My youngest, Brittin is a 6th grader and an avid athlete. He plays flag football and baseball. He also enjoys playing video games. I also have 2 dogs at home, Millie May and Capri. We spend our time at the beach, in Lake Havasu, in the desert, traveling, watching sports, and spending time together at home.
I started working as a teacher in OMSD in 2009. I have taught at Vineyard Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, El Camino Elementary, and now here at Corona. I have taught many different grade levels. But my favorite grade to teach is Kindergarten. I have been at Corona for 3 years now. I am a teacher on assignment (TOA), so I get to work with all of the students and staff here.
I love coming to work and seeing the staff, students, and families smiling. One of the many things I like about Corona, is the kindness and empathy that I see from all of our students.
If I could give one piece of advice, it would be to work hard & be kind to everyone.
November Calendar of Events
- 1-5 - iReady Diagnostic Reading & Math (K-6th)
- 2 - Outdoor Lunch
- 3 - Parent Engagement Academy @8-10am MPR
- 3 - School Site Council Meeting @3pm (in-person)
- 4 - College Day (Virtual) @8am
- 4 - SOAR Store open during all recesses
- 5 - Student of the Month/Eagle Award Presentations
- 6 - Attendance MakeUp Academy @8am-12pm
- 9 - SOAR Store open during all recesses
- 10 - No PE
- 10 - Parent Engagement Academy @8-10am MPR
- 11 - HOLIDAY - VETERANS' DAY
- 12 - NON-SCHOOL DAY
- 15-19 - Parent Conference Week (1st-5th Dismissal @12:45, TK/K @12:30pm)
- 17 - Parent Engagement Academy @8-10am MPR
- 18 - National Parent Involvement Day
- 18 - Chat with the Principal @8:15am (Zoom)
- 19 - Silly String Dr. Flores
- 22-26 - HOLIDAY - THANKSGIVING BREAK
- 29 - School Site Council Meeting @3pm (in-person)
November's SEL Theme
SELF-MANAGEMENT: Self-Motivation and Organizational Skills
During the month of November, your child’s SEL instruction will dive deeper into Self-Management focusing on self-motivation and organizational skills to help your child set and achieve goals. Students will also learn to use positive self-talk to recover from a setback or challenge.