Parent Post – 10.02.15

September 30, 2015

Great news for FRIENDS OF CORY campaign!

AN ANONYMOUS DONOR WILL MATCH ALL FUNDS THIS COMING WEEK FOR UP TO $10,000!  NOW IS THE TIME TO DONATE AND HELP YOUR CHILDREN!

ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE…AND VERY NEEDED AND APPRECIATED!

Please fill out the form that was sent in your child’s folder, or go online here to donate.

Music News

Attention 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade families:

Recorder Order Forms went home in last week’s Friday Folders. Please look over the information and return your order forms and payment no later than this Friday, October 2nd. Important details regarding recorders and the different ordering options can be found on the information sheet.
If you have any further questions, please email Amy Polete. If you’ve misplaced the order form, an electronic version is here.  Thank you!

Amy Polete
Cory Music Website – Check it out!

Destination Imagination

We are still looking for parents who are willing to take on the exciting challenge of managing a Destination Imagination (DI) team, and for students who would love to be a part of a unique creative problem-solving experience! Please contact Ms. LaVenture  if you are interested.

Up for the challenge, but need more students to fill out your team? I’ve got you covered!

Not sure how to get started or what to do? We have extensive support from current and former managers who would love to help, AND the district offers several training sessions for managers in November.

All teams are run by parents, so the best way to ensure a spot for your child is to volunteer! If you would like to know more about DI, here is a great resource or click here for more information.

Open House & Student Shadowing at Merrill

Open House

Calling all prospective 5th graders!   There is an Open House on Wednesday, October 14th, 6:30-8:00 PM. Hear from Principal Bringedahl and explore the Merrill Experience.  CLICK HERE for more details about the open house.

Student Shadowing

Join us for a half day to experience Merrill!  Experience our core academic classes, enrichment’s and electives, take a tour with an 8th grade mentor, and meet Principal Bringedahl!  Click here to sign up for your spot to shadow.

Highly Gifted & Talented Testing Applications Due

Tomorrow, Friday, October 2, 2015 is the deadline for parents to submit an application for their child for the Highly Gifted and Talented test. It is a hard deadline and application will not be accepted after 6:00 p.m in the office of Gifted and Talented.

If you have not yet submitted your application but intend to, I highly recommend that you do the online application on the GT website (it is referred to as the Magnet Program application this year) or be prepared to deliver the application in person downtown at the Lincoln Street Administration Building by tomorrow. – Grace Hopley, GT Specialist

Parents of Gifted & Talented students

The Gifted and Talented Services Team at Denver Public Schools would like your opinion about our programs and services for DPS students. We are hosting a series of focus groups about Gifted and Talented (GT) identification procedures, application processes, programming options and related social/emotional support services. Your feedback will be used to help us improve our GT identification processes and programming.  GT Focus Group Flyer for dates and times and more information.

Cory Directory

FINAL REMINDER: It’s time to prepare the Cory Student Directory for publication and we need your help!

Please take a few minutes to enter your information in this google form. While you do not have to release your information for inclusion in the Directory, it is only provided to currently enrolled families on the website through a password. It is a great way to connect with your classroom activities and reach other parents.

Please complete the form by Monday, October 5 to be included. If you tried to complete the form already and couldn’t find Ms Fuchs or Ms McOwen, they are now in there among the teachers to choose from. If you have any questions or problems, please contact parent volunteer, Jennifer Miles.

Check the Parent Calendar for reminders like this…

Walk Your Child to Class Day is TOMORROW!  Following, please join us at our monthly PTA First Friday Coffee, tomorrow, Friday, October 2nd at 8:45 in the Cafeteria. Start your morning off with a cup of coffee, and join us in discussing these topics: Carnival feedback, Committee updates, and our current Budget report. We welcome your questions and comments and look forward to seeing many of you there!!