May 25, 2023
Corron Mission Statement
From the Principal
Tomorrow is the last day of our 2022-2023 school year - how did that happen?!? Many of our students (and staff) are looking forward to some down time after working hard all year. I know that I am looking forward to a slower pace in the office. Summers are quiet at Corron, but I tend to miss the activity of the school year quickly. For those students who are staying in the neighborhood during the break, I would love to have some visits throughout the summer. For those that may be busy or traveling, I would love to receive post cards or email messages about their adventures. Students can email me from their school account at Christine.Balaskovits@d303.org. If students want to stop by to visit, a phone call would help to ensure that I am available.
I hope everyone has an amazing summer! I look forward to seeing our returning students and wish nothing but the best for our students headed onto new adventures.
April 24 - June 1
Returning student online registration for 23-24 school year
Friday, May 26
Last Day of School for Students (8:00-3:00pm)
Friday, June 2
Report Cards open up on HAC
**Please print out before HAC closes for the summer**
Returning Student Registration for 23-24 needs to be completed by June 1st.
Note for current 5th grade students: Register your child with their current school. When HAC closes over the summer it will transfer your returning registration to their middle school. No further action is required.
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Student Summer Reading Programs and Activities
Students have many fun and interesting opportunities to maintain and practice their reading skills this summer!
Eilis Corcoran from the St. Charles Public Library visited our students last week to share all of the exciting activities they have planned for students this summer. Please visit their website (click on “Kids”) to learn more about the summer reading program, Find Your Voice, and all of the fun they have planned for families this summer! Any student in District 303 is welcome to join their reading program - just ask.
Information about the summer reading program for K-5 students at the Gail Borden Public Library is here.
Mrs. Moriarty created a Schoology course with pertinent links to both public library programs, as well as many other reading activity links. To join the “Summer Reading Fun” Schoology course, your student should go to:
ClassLink > Schoology > Courses (in the black banner) > My Courses (upper right corner) > Join a course > Type in this course code: CKS6-CV4B-6CC23 and click the “Join” button.
Another resource for summer reading is the Corron LRC home page - the library catalog has many eBooks that students can enjoy over the summer (students should launch ClassLink before opening the Library Catalog on the home page to facilitate logging in). On this page is another button named “More Resources from Corron’s LRC” which also has the links to both public library reading programs as well as other reading links.
ClassLink has several apps where students can access thousands of eBooks on their Chromebook (make sure to access these apps through ClassLink):
Destiny Discover - another interface of our Corron Library Catalog which has over 1,000 fiction and nonfiction eBooks that are accessible 24/7.
PebbleGo - Click on the “eBooks” tab in PebbleGo. There are over 3,000 fiction and nonfiction eBooks, many of which have audio components that will read the story out loud. There are eBooks in Spanish as well.
Tumblebooks - Animated picture books, read-along chapter books, fiction and nonfiction books, videos and books in Spanish and French.
Axis360 - thousands of eBooks and audiobooks in English and Spanish.
Have a fun and safe summer and happy reading!
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View Notification Preferences/Enable Text Messages
District 303 will send notifications to families through the ParentLink system by text message, phone call and email based on your settings. Parents/guardians can view and edit their contact settings through the Home Access Center.
To receive timely emergency communications, we strongly encourage families to enable text notifications. For most people, this is the fastest way to receive and view important messages. Here’s how:
- From the HAC main menu, select the “registration” tab to view your contact settings
- Select the “edit” button to change your contact settings
- To enable text message notifications, enter your cell phone number in the SMS/text message field
- Select the “save” button