Eagle's Nest

The official e-newsletter of Corona Elementary

February 1, 2022

Dear Parents,

If you were to gauge our school year by what you see and read below my message, you would not have any idea that we are in the midst of a global pandemic (expect for the part about Covid testing). : ) The Corona team is truly working hard to accelerate learning and to provide students as many extra-curricular activities as possible. From after school soccer, coding, robotics, Spelling Bee, awards assemblies, homework hotline, Valentine’s Day grams, Kindness Week, Saturday School, and much more, we are finding ways to connect our students to a positive learning experience. Please continue to believe that your child’s best interest is at the forefront of all decisions that are made on a daily basis here at Corona Elementary and in the Ontario-Montclair School District. Know that we believe in you and your child, and truly value the essential partnership that will continue to help our community grow!

Dr. Sal Flores

Principal, Corona Elementary

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Happy Lunar New Year!

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Corona Students Receive 1st Trimester Awards

On the fateful day of January 7th, Dr. Flores recognized our Corona Eagles for their achievements during the first trimester. Click the video link to see all our amazing Eagles that received the following awards:

Eagle Award
Student of the Month
Super Eagle Award
Perfect Attendance
Reading Counts Degrees
Reading Counts Trimester Leaders
iReady On-Target Award
iReady Shooting Star Award
Corona Elementary - Awards January 7, 2022

Back by Popular Demand - Parent Engagement Academy Returns to Corona

On December 1st, parents from Corona Elementary graduated from our first Parent Engagement Academy! Parents learned how to help their children with their homework in English and math.

Parent Engagement Academy II continues the journey with learning about writing, vocabulary, strategies for English Learners, and state assessment writing (SBAC, ELPAC). Come join and collaborate with fellow parents for the success of our students! The six-week session of Parent Engagement Academy II begins Wednesday, February 23rd from 8:30-10am.

If you are interested in attending the next Parent Academy at Corona Elementary, please register by calling the Parent Education Center at (909) 418-6715.

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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.

Buy Your Valentine's Day Candygram

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Eagle Eye On...

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

Ms. Mayra Gomez

Teacher, Resource Specialist Program

Hello. My name is Mayra Gomez. I am Corona’s Resource Specialist Teacher. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Political Science, Mild/Moderate Special Education Teaching Credential, and Masters of Education degree from the University of California, Riverside. I’ve been teaching for 8 years and really enjoy working with students with special needs. Before coming to OMSD, I taught at Riverside Unified and Pomona Unified School District. I also had the opportunity to teach English abroad in China back in 2016.

I was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, but grew up in the Coachella Valley. I am the youngest of 5 daughters. My parents are hard working people who immigrated to the United States to give our family a better life. I’ve been happily married for 4 years. My husband is a Spanish Teacher at Chino Hills High School. We love traveling and have visited 8 different countries together.

During my free time, I enjoy traveling, watching Dodger baseball (shout out to Mookie Betts), going to the theater, bicycling, and reading. I also love art and enjoy visiting museums. My favorite museum is the Musée d'Orsay in Paris and I am currently reading A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn. Some of my favorite places I’ve traveled to are the Machu Picchu ancient ruins in Peru and the site of the Aztec Pyramids near Mexico City.

My favorite part about teaching at Corona is our students and families. Corona reminds me a lot of the community I grew up in and it’s a pleasure to work here. Our students are some of the most hardworking, enthusiastic, and friendly students I’ve ever met. A single piece of advice I would give to parents is to celebrate your child's accomplishments no matter how big or small. Parent support can truly make a difference in a child’s education.

Congratulations to our January Reading Counts Leaders!


Cervantes, Adiel

Berumen, Kenya

Hrey, Jasmine

1st Grade

Inzunza, Zion

Avila, Matthew

Ochoa, Jared

2nd Grade

Nielsen, Izik

Jacobo, Jake

Arevalo, Dayana

3rd Grade

Mojica Garcia, Citlali

Tejeda, Robert

Sotelo-Madrigal, Christian

4th Grade

Hernandez, Juan

Hou, Nina

Guerrero, Angelina

5th Grade

Nunez, Jesse

Lopez, Sarah

Martinez-Martinez, Jose

6th Grade

Yalzadeh, Kendra

Sotelo, Desire

Jamies-Scharfe, Bellissia

January Reading Counts Report

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Year-to-date Reading Counts Report

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Corona Total Words Read: 9,353,956

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February Calendar of Events

  • 1 - Lunar New Year
  • 2 - Groundhog Day
  • 2 - After School Library @2:45-4pm
  • 3 - SOAR Store (all recesses)
  • 3 - Corona GATE Parent Meeting @3-4pm
  • 3 - After School Library/Reading Counts @2:45-4pm
  • 4 - Student of the Month/Eagle Awards
  • 5 - Attendance Make-Up Academy @8am-12noon
  • 5 - Corona @OMSD Soccer Tournament @8am-12noon (Vernon MS)
  • 9 - After School Library @2:45-4pm
  • 10 - After School Library/Reading Counts @2:45-4pm
  • 14 - HOLIDAY - Lincoln's Birthday
  • 14 - Valentine's Day
  • 15-23 - iReady Diagnostic Reading & Math
  • 16 - After School Library @2:45-4pm
  • 17 - SOAR Store (all recesses)
  • 17 - After School Library/Reading Counts @2:45-4pm
  • 17 - Random Acts of Kindness Day
  • 21 - HOLIDAY - Presidents' Day
  • 22 - Corona GATE Parent Meeting @3-3:45pm
  • 22 - Special Education Parent (SEPAC) Meeting @3:45-4:30pm
  • 23 - Parent Engagement Academy II @8:30-10am
  • 23 - English Learner Parent (SELPAC) Meeting @3-3:45pm
  • 23 - After School Library @2:45-4pm
  • 24 - After School Library/Reading Counts @2:45-4pm
  • 24 - Corona School Site Council Meeting @3:00pm
  • 25 - End of 2nd Trimester
  • 26 - Attendance Make-Up Academy @8am-12noon
  • 26 - OMSD Soccer Finals @8am-12noon

February's SEL Theme

RELATIONSHIP SKILLS: Communication and Social Engagement

During the month of February, your child’s SEL instruction will focus on Relationship Skills to increase the ability to communicate clearly, listen well, and resist inappropriate social pressure. Students often find it difficult to communicate their needs in positive ways without blame or defensiveness. Yet, being able to effectively communicate how they feel—whether positive or strong emotions—and ask for what they need can open up conversation and strengthen relationships.

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.