PARENT POST – 1/11/19

January 11, 2019

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

I hope everyone had a safe and fun winter holiday and a happy new year. The staff and teachers at Cory are rejuvenated and excited to be back to school. We have many engaging learning experiences planned for the second semester of the school year. We encourage you to ask your children what they are learning in school and we hope your children talk about the engaging projects, writing and reading adventures they do at school with you at home.

Thank you PTA for hosting a coffee cart on Monday.  A special thank you to Debbie Fimple and Naurin Gilger for taking coffee orders and making the day so special. We all appreciated starting the week off feeling appreciated.  Thank you so much!

 

 

 

 

 

It is budget time! I am happy to report that our budget is healthy and will continue with all positions. If you are interested, I will be discussing the budget and the School Improvement Plan at the next CSC meeting on February 13th at 4:00 in the library.

The SchoolChoice window for the 2019-20 school year is Jan. 15 to Feb. 15. To take part, rank your top schools in order of preference (up to 12) and submit your SchoolChoice application by Feb. 15 at 4 p.m. You can access the application at schoolchoice.dpsk12.org when it becomes available on Jan. 15. We recommend signing in using your Parent Portal username and password. Applications are due no later than Feb. 15 at 4 p.m.

Choice will then match students to schools based on those preferences, as well as school admission priorities and available space.

Here’s how SchoolChoice works:

  • FIND the best DPS school for your student by reading the Enrollment Guide, using the mobile-friendly School Finder, attending school expos and touring schools.
  • APPLY between Jan. 15 and Feb. 15, 2019 at 4 p.m. by ranking your top schools using the online SchoolChoice application tool. You will be able to access the application at schoolchoice.dpsk12.org.
  • REGISTER for your school after you get your school placement results in late March, 2019.

You can always get the latest information about SchoolChoice at schoolchoice.dpsk12.org. If you need additional help or have questions, start by contacting the SchoolChoice hotline at 720-423-3493 or visiting the front office.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Joan

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • CORY DINES OUT CONTINUES @ SAM’S #3 – 1/11 – 1/13
  • CORY OPEN HOUSE – 1/16 STARTING AT 9AM
  • NO SCHOOL (MLK DAY) – 1/21
  • ART NIGHT – 2/7, 5:30PM
  • SAVE THE DATE: CORY AUCTION – APRIL 12 AT 6:30PM

ENRICHMENT SUMMER CAMP

Enrichment Exploration Summer Camp (formerly known as Ultimate Enrichment Summer Camp at C3)

Do you love after school Enrichments? Then the Enrichment Exploration Summer Camp is for you! This camp is a single subject a la carte Enrichment Camp. Sign up for one to four blocks per week, featuring your favorite enrichment providers!

The camp will run for six weeks (6/3-6/7, 6/10-6/14, 6/17-6/21, 6/24-6/28, 7/8-7/12, and 7/15-7/19) week 7/1 –7/5 NO CAMP. Full day campers can attend from 8:15am – 4:15pm. Early drop off (6:30am-8:15am) and late pick up (4:15pm – 6pm) are available starting the second week (6/10 – 6/14). 
The camp will take place at Bromwell Elementary School (2500 E 4th Ave, Denver, CO 80206). Registration is now open online through School Care Works. Please see below for registration links and directions.

For a detailed course brochure, please click here.
If you have a School Care Works account please visit this link:https://connect.schoolcareworks.com/login.jsp
If you do NOT have a School Care Works account please visit this link:https://www.schoolcareworks.com/registration/dps/start_registration.jsp
Select “Bromwell” as your school, then scroll down the page until you see the “Summer 2019”, click the “Click to view offerings” button, then select “Enrichment Exploration Summer Camp 2019”
If you have any questions, please reach out to randall_geary@dpsk12.org
**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT A DISCOVERY LINK SUMMER CAMP. **

CORY TIMES – SEND IN YOUR SUBMISSIONS

It’s that time again!  We are open for submissions to the winter edition of The Cory Timesand would love to hear from your child! During the midst of winter break, consider encouraging your child to write. Accepted anytime beginning this week, the deadline to have articles in this time around is Friday, January 18, 2019. Please email us with any questions: thecorytimes@gmail.com.

H. Malin Wolfson
Editor-in-Chief

PARENT POST TOPICS:

If you have any topics that you would like to be addressed in the parent post, please submit your suggestions here.  There is also a suggestion box in the office.  We want to be clear and transparent about policies and procedures at Cory. Please don’t hesitate to reach out!

CORY AUCTION


Happy 2019 Cory Families! Save the Date

We’re excited that we can already announce the date and location for the 2019 Cory Elementary Auction! Stay tuned for this year’s theme…
Mark your calendars for Friday, April 12…at the same amazing venue as last year…DU’s Cable Center.
With the auction only a little over 3-months away we are still VERY much in need of new families to help participate in planning this amazing event. We are hoping for an even greater parent involvement and attendance than last year. Even offering to help a couple of hours a week will make our committee even more successful.
If you are interested in volunteering in some capacity please reach out to either Leisalsollenberger@gmail.com or Danielle daniellegumina@yahoo.com.

REMINDER:  CORY DINES OUT AT SAM’S #3 CONTINUES THROUGH SUNDAY!

DINE at SAM’S #3 thru Sunday Jan., 13th!!  Since Tuesday Sam’s #3 has beendonating 20% of BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER & EVEN BRUNCH on SUNDAY to our Cory PTA!!!  Take out is also included!  Sam’s #3 is located at 453 S. Cherry Street, Glendale.  Great comfort food for this time of year!  Don’t forget to tell them you are with Cory!  As always, thank you for your support and we’ll see you soon!

                                      
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