Francis E. Korn Elementary School

144 Pickett Lane, Durham, CT 06422 | 860.349.7210

Francis E. Korn Elementary School

Spring Break April 14th - April 18th. Enjoy!


Korn School will be publishing its announcements through the new PowerSchool Portal. You can access these announcements
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2014-2015 REVISED School Calendar

Please click HERE for the 2014-2015 School Calendar.

Important Dates

  • March 31 - Spirit Day - Wear a hat or jersey from your favorite baseball team
  • April 1 - Spring Pictures
  • April 1 - 1:30 Birds of Prey Assembly for 3rd graders
  • April 3 - 2 hour delay opening day - school begins at 10:55
  • April 4 - Middlefield Field Trip - Eames and Pantalena
  • April 4 - 3:30-5:00 Movie Frenzy "Frozen"
  • April 7 - 12:00 Student Senate
  • April 8 - 5:30  BKPTA Meeting at Korn
  • April 10 - 7:30 BOE Meeting at CRHS and then Public Hearing
  • April 10 - Spirit Day - Crazy Hair Day 
  • April 10 - 3:20-4:00 Garden Club
  • April 11 - Middlefield Field Trip - Grenier and Montepara
  • April 14-18 Spring Break
  • April 21 - 12:00 Student Senate
  • April 22 - 7:00 4th grade parents meeting at Memorial School
  • April 23 - 7:30 BOE Meeting at Korn
  • April 24 - 3:20-4:00 Garden Club
  • April 28 - Young Authors' Day - Author Jarett Krosockza
  • April 28-May 16 SBAC Testing

Smarter Balance Assessment Testing

Smarter Balance Assessment Testing (SBAC) is scheduled from March 28th through May 16th at Korn School.   You can help your child to do his/her best by monitoring bedtime, provide a nutritious breakfast and have your child present at school by 8:50.


Go Far starting SOON!  Help needed!

 We have been working this winter to make sure we have a great spring.  The runners will be working on getting confidence leading up to the space-themed Go Far Go Fast Go Galactic race at the Durham Fairgrounds, May 31. 

 We hope to start the week of March 31, depending on the snow.  The program will run at Korn on Mondays and Thursdays from 12:00-12:30 and Brewster on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Times at Brewster are 12:05-1:15 for grades 1 & 2, and 1:25-1:50 on Wednesdays for Kindergarten. 

 We can only do this if we have VOLUNTEERS to keep this program running.  If you can spare a lunch break once a week or twice a month, please contact us at, or Becky Finnerty (Brewster) 860-214-8152 or Melissa Lesniak (Korn) 860-349-4044. When the program starts, make sure to send your child in with an extra water bottle, their necklaces, and sneakers on Go Far days.

 If you are unable to help out during the day, but are interested in Go Far, please contact us.  Volunteers are needed on the Race Committee to help with fundraising, registration, race course set up, community communication, water distribution, t-shirts, medal distribution, trophies- design and production, sign making, and more.  Our next meeting is at the Durham Library at 7:30 on Wednesday March 26. 

Thank you!

Go Far Board of Directors

 Save the Date: May 31st: Go Far Go Fast Go Galactic


Young Authors' Day

Author Jarrett Krosockza will be at Korn on April 28th.  He is the author and illustrator of many children's picture books.  The Lunch Lady series is a favorite of our students.  Students have the opportunity to buy and have Mr. Krosockza sign them. 

Google Workshop for Parents

A workshop for parents will be held on April 24th for parents for more information please click on

BKPTO Spring Fundraiser

Join us for a family night of Dinner and Fun! May 1st (rain date May 8th) 5:30-8:30 PM.   Come have dinner at some of Connecticut's premiere food trucks, there will be food for every palette.  Then, with a wrist band, enjoy all the moon bounces and other inflatables provided by READ Amusement.  For more information please click HERE

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