PARENT POST 10/5/18

October 5, 2018

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Wow! Check out the art 3rd graders are engaging in! We are so proud of the creative ways students express and show their learning.

 

 

 

 

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

I want to take a moment and thank you all for a great start to the year.  The Cory community models positive thinking, collaboration, and the desire to support all students with meaningful learning opportunities.  I have enjoyed the opportunity to visit with many of you before/after school and at PTA /CSC meetings.  I leave everyday with a renewed sense of the great importance of the work we do for our community. Your kindness and warmth to me has meant a great deal – so thank you, and please continue to check in with me throughout the year. I’m always interested in what’s going on with you and your family.

The procedures and daily activities of your child’s classroom should be familiar and comfortable to them by this time in the school year. If your child is still experiencing anxiety or any type of concerns, please contact your child’s teacher. You are welcome to also include me on those types of communications. We will be happy to visit with you on the phone or to schedule a meeting to talk together regarding ideas to help your child or the situation. Please don’t ever hesitate to contact us – we want to help.

The last topic I want to mention is our upcoming Cory Fall Festival and Friends of Cory. The Cory Fall Festival is a PTA sponsored event that is filled with lots of fun activities.   I hope you and your family are able to stop by the festival for some games, good food, and fun times with friends.  Friends of Cory is another great way to donate to fund meaningful experiences and opportunities for all students.  Through your generous donations, we are able to fund many priorities.  We appreciate your generosity and support.

I wish you and yours a beautiful fall season and an October filled with; a little bit of candy, some good books, warm fires and memories to treasure.  Have a wonderful weekend and stay warm!

Joan Wieser

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • CORY CARNIVAL – 10/7, 11AM-2PM
  • RAISING MEDIA SMART KIDS – 10/9, 6:30PM
  • WALK TO SCHOOL DAY – 10/10
  • STOCK THE LOUNGE – 1ST GRADE – 10/10
  • READING INTERVENTION OPEN HOUSE – 10/10, 3:30PM
  • CSC MEETING – 10/11, 4-6PM
  • YOUTH FARMERS MARKET – 10/12, AFTER SCHOOL
  • CALENDAR CHANGE – ART NIGHT MOVED FROM 2/5 TO 2/7

CORY SPIRIT WEAR DRIVE

New Cory Spirit Gear for the year!

There’s some exciting news Cory Cougars! We are having a Spirit Gear Drive for two weeks only! October  8, 2018-October 22, 2018. No need to send orders or payment back, simply visit the online link to order:  www.SpiritGearDirect.com/Shop
After Spirit Gear receives your order and payment, they will ship all orders to Cory and we will deliver to classrooms. Please allow three weeks from the end of our drive to receive your order. Any damaged items can be returned within two weeks from receiving them. No extra items will be available so don’t miss out on this fun opportunity to get new Cory Gear!
Any questions, please email: bliss_barela@dpsk12.org
Can’t wait to see you in your new Cory gear!

CORY FALL FESTIVAL

The Cory PTA is excited for our upcoming Carnival this Sunday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  There will be games, prizes, obstacle courses, face painting, balloon artist and lots of fun! There will also be food trucks with hot dogs, burgers, snow cones, hot chocolate, coffee, etc…so bring your appetite.

Wristband pre-order forms are due today in the front office. After today, the price goes up to $15 and they can be purchased at the ticket booth at the Carnival.  All wristbands will be at the ticket booth for pickup.

The Carnival committee is still in need of willing parents (with muscles!) to help with take-down after the Carnival.  The main job is to take down the pop-up tents and carry all the tables back into Cory.   Please sign up for Carnival Clean-Up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c49ada72da3fc1-2018 .  We could also use about 100 more candy treat bags for the candy walk!

Thank you so much for helping to bring this wonderful event to our kids and community.  Special thanks to Blue Spruce Equity for sponsoring!  Please email corycarnival@gmail.com with questions.  We’ll see you Sunday!

CARAMEL APPLES…YUM!

Hello Cory Families!
I know you are as excited as we are to attend the Cory Carnival this year! The weather looks like it will hold out for us and should be a cool, beautiful fall day. The Cory Garden and Chicken Coop Committee will be hosting a small booth at the carnival where we will have a small Fall Market with Pumpkins and Caramel apples. We have ordered our pumpkins and will pick them up on Friday! We will need your help with the Caramel Apples, please. We would love your help with a simple donation of caramel apples for the booth. We will gladly accept premade store bought apples too! All proceeds will go to the Garden and Chicken programs. The kiddos love the caramel apples and they go fast so the more the merrier. Please following the link below to sign up for a much-appreciated donation of caramel apples.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c44afae2fabfd0-caramel

Thank you so much!  Summer and Skeeter, Cory Garden Co-Chairs

FRIENDS OF CORY

We are 3 weeks into our 5 week Friends of Cory Campaign, if you haven’t had a chance, please donate now!

If every family gave $5.00 a week (that’s equivalent to one Starbucks!), we would smash our fundraising goal of $65,000.  Imagine what we could do if everyone gave even more?!   That means more technology in the classroom, more field trips and fine arts experiences, and keeps our incredible specials teachers and paraprofessionals in the classrooms.  Currently only 18% of families have donated to-date.  With only 2 weeks left in the campaign, we are striving to reach our goal of 100% participation and ask that you give as generously as your budget allows.  Cory is a top-rated school because of the generous and caring families that give to support our school and children, we can’t do it with YOU!Friends of Cory will be at the Cory Carnival this weekend too and can accept your donations:  check and credit card.  Stop by and donate if you haven’t had a chance yet!

Friends of Cory provides critical support to the school, including:

  • Paraprofessional educators in each classroom
  • Full-time Art, P.E. & Music teachers
  • Enrichment experiences such as field trips, the school garden, learning nights and community events
  • Classroom technology upgrades and learning tools

If you have questions, feel free to contact anyone on the Friends of Cory Committee:  Travis Wanger  traviswanger@hotmail.com,  Eric Anderson  eanderson75@gmail.com, Pam Wandry  pammerscush@gmail.com, or Jen Allison  jenballison@gmail.com

WALK TO SCHOOL DAY

Don’t forget that Wednesday, October 10th is Walk to School Day! We’ll kick off the fun with the drum line and cheerleaders from South High welcoming students to school, with DJ Chuck on the black top and snacks for the kids! Councilman Kashmann and Mayor Michael B. Hancock are making an appearance, too!  Allow yourself some time to get to school – The festivities will begin at 8:15am!

CALLING ALL 1ST GRADE FAMILIES – STOCK THE
Wednesday, October 10th!
1st Graders – please help us keep our teachers fueled up by bringing healthy snacks and drinks to stock the lounge next Wednesday! Bring granola/protein/cereal bars, mini muffins, crackers, cookies, popcorn, beef jerky, individual drinks (sparkling water, iced tea, Izzy’s, etc.), and coffee/tea K-cups, and drop off on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 8:20 – 8:45 am, at the sofas at the main entrance.

Please email Naurin Gilger (nauringilger@gmail.com) or Debbie Fimple (dfimple@gmail.com) with any questions. Thank you for supporting our great Cory teachers and staff!

CSC FALL FORUM:  QUESTIONS YOU ARE AFRAID TO ASK
 
Mark your calendars for October 11th from 6-7 pm! The CSC is hosting a Fall Forum that will support our new families, but also families who want more information about Cory. More information to come!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: SCHOOLCHOICE  FOR 2019/2020 SCHOOL YEAR

 In DPS’ effort to continually improve the enrollment process for our schools and families, the SchoolChoice window for the 2019-20 school year will be Jan. 15 to Feb. 15.

This window will allow our families to receive their school placement results sooner, and also provide schools more valuable time to plan for their incoming students. Questions? Visit schoolchoice.dpsk12.org, email schoolchoice@dpsk12.org or call 720-423-3493.

CORY SCHOOL DIRECTORY

We are excited to offer a free Cory Directory for the 2018-2019 school year. By signing up for the Cory Directory, you release the information you provide to currently enrolled families. While some teachers have chosen to create classroom directories, this directory  includes the entire school.   The deadline for providing your information to be included in the directory is October 15. No entries will be considered after that date. Please click the link below to sign up.  

CORY 2018/2019 DIRECTORY SIGN-UP

DESTINATION IMAGINATION
Destination Imagination is Starting Again!!
Hey parents!  We are looking for parent volunteers to be managers of Destination Imagination teams at Cory.  Teams often meet before or after school up until the district and/or STATE competition in the spring.  Managers provide a place and time for teams of 7-8 children so that the students can solved creativity problems together in order to present solutions at the competitions.  It is great fun for children and a really good activity for creative minds.  Parents really only supervise the children and get materials for them if they can.  The students do all the work! Cory has had a really successful program over the years and have sent many teams to STATE and GLOBAL Championships.  If you are finding meaningful ways to be involved with your child’s education, this is really a fantastic program.  Please contact Rainy Laventure (rainy_laventure@dpsk12.org) or Grace Hopley (grace_hopley@dpsk12.org) for further information.  We need team managers!

 

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We appreciate the involvement of our community! We had a group of parents support a classroom teacher by organizing the classroom library. We appreciate all the support from our community!

 

 

 

 

5TH GRADE SKI PASSPORTS FOR 2018/2019 IS NOW OPEN

Colorado Ski Country USA believes that every student should have the opportunity to learn Colorado’s signature winter sports, skiing and snowboarding. That is why for 20 years the CSCUSA Passport Program has helped thousands of students hit the slopes every year. Make sure your student does not miss out on the fun and sign up today! The quickest and easiest way to sign up for the 5th and 6th Grade Passport Programs is online at coloradoski.com/passport.

MERRILL MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS:b0a264d3-403a-43ce-aeac-f9a0fa3e0ddc

Do you have a 5th Grader at Cory?  Come check out Merrill Middle School!  The 5th Grade Open House is October 25 at 6 PM.  Sign-ups for Student Shadowing dates are already up on the Merrill’s Website.  Click (http://merrill.dpsk12.org/prospective-students/) to sign your student up to shadow or to schedule a Parent Tour.  There are several parents at Cory who also currently have a student over at Merrill.  If you have questions about Merrill, we would love to try and answer them!  Email either Pam Wandry pammerscush@gmail.com or Lisa Cervantes-Glynn at lcervantesglynn@gmail.com.