Coyote Tales

March 10, 2022

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

On Wednesday morning report cards were made available to parents in HAC. Please be sure to take some time to sit with your child to review his or her report card if you haven’t already. Have your child identify areas of growth since October and discuss potential goals based on the teachers’ feedback. It is so important to have these reflective conversations as we work on our SEL goals of self-awareness and self-regulation with students. These are lifelong skills that all of our students will benefit from as they continue to receive feedback and set goals in school and in their future careers.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to teachers or to me if you have any questions or would like to discuss your child’s report card. I look forward to a continued partnership these next three months!

Chris Balaskovits

A Little Spot of Feelings

I would like to give a shout-out to our Corron PTO. Last month they purchased A Little Spot of Feelings kits for our K-2 classrooms. Some of our staff members had already been using the book to support students in identifying and coping with strong emotions and had found a lot of success with it. Teachers have used the “spots”, the book, and the poster to support their Morning Meeting activities as well as to process with students when they might be having a rough day. We are so grateful to our generous PTO for providing these kits to classrooms!

Below is a link to the site for this series, which has many different resources. You can also buy the kit on Amazon.

Upcoming Dates

Report cards now available on HAC

Friday, March 18

Student Council's Anderson Animal Shelter Collection (see below)

Wednesday, March 23

Early release day for elementary students at 2:10 pm

(AM kindergarten released at 10:30 am)

March 28 - April 1

Spring Break

Monday, April 4

School Resumes


Wednesday, May 25

Last day of school

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Student Council's Anderson Animal Shelter Collection Day

On Friday, March 18th, Student Council will be sponsoring a collection day for Anderson Animal Shelter, and would love to get all of Corron involved! Wear your best “animal apparel” to school (stripes, dots, animal print, etc.) while you donate items for the animals. A collection table will be set up in the front foyer. Some items the shelter needs are already around your home, such as newspapers, paper towels, or old bath towels! You can also click on this link for more ideas:

From the Secretary

It is not too late to register your upcoming kindergartener! Please share with new families in the neighborhood.

Online 2022-2023 Kindergarten Enrollment

See link for information:


Fifth grade classes across the district will be viewing a growth and development presentation on Friday, March 11th. This presentation includes a short video followed by a brief discussion and time for questions and answers. Boys and girls programs are similar in content but will be presented and facilitated separately by your building school nurse. A letter will be sent to 5th grade parents with more details. As a parent, you have the right to request that your child not participate in this presentation. Please let us know in writing by Tuesday, March 8, if you would prefer that your child not participate. Please contact Certified School Nurse Anne McCann at 331-228-5637 or if you have any questions.

From the Art Teachers

"Victoria's artwork is victorious! She won!!! Thanks to all of the families and students who voted for her piece. It's truly a celebration for our building, the art program, and our Coyote Artists!! Thank you so much for ALL of your hard work in the Coyote Art Studio!"

"If you haven't had a chance to connect to the Corron Artsonia page, here is the link

If you have any additional questions, please email me

Thank you!"

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First Day back to school and the 100th Day of school pictures needed.

The PTO would like your pictures for the upcoming yearbook. Please follow this link.

Annual 5Essentials Survey open through March 11

Corron Parents

We value our partnership with all of our families and want to ensure that you have opportunities to provide constructive feedback to our staff. Please take a few minutes to complete our annual 5 Essentials survey to help guide our school improvement efforts. Thank you!

Crossing Guard

We are in need of a crossing guard for Thornwood Way and Thornwood Drive. Our previous guard left for another position. Please see the posting on the district website if you are interested in the position.

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From the Health Office

Any concerns or paperwork that needs to be turned into the Health Office can be sent to this updated email address:

D303 is looking for Substitute Nurses!

Do you have a friend, neighbor or relative who has a nursing license

and is looking for work?

A D303 substitute nurse has a flexible schedule, an opportunity use their nursing skills

and work in any of our 18 district school buildings.

Many former D303 substitutes have gone on to become district employees.

Please share the following contact information:

Juanita Gryfinski, Dept Chair, D303 Health Services at 331-228-3834 or

Kristen Pozna, District Substitute Coordinator at 331-228-4924 or

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