PARENT POST – 11/30/18

November 30, 2018

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Happy Friday! I would like to celebrate all the families who joined us for Cory’s first literacy night.  We learned so much about reading from the Podcast, discussions and learned what Cory is doing to support students literacy needs.  Click here for the hand-outs from literacy night. I would like to thank Mrs. Clark, Mrs. Weaver, Mrs. Golden and Ms. Wilsted for creating an informational parent evening.

The Cory Cougars are still working with the theme of gratitude for our PSF factor. I am so grateful that I have the privilege to be the principal of such an amazing school. I can’t think of a more rewarding job or better place to work. A few things I’m thankful for:

  • Smiling kids who are happy to be at Cory, eagerly showing me their classwork, telling me about their lives.
  • An incredibly hard-working, intelligent and thoughtful staff that always reminds me that we are here for students first and foremost.
  • An incredibly involved parent community that collaborates with the staff to promote high expectations and support to meet them.
  • Events that allow the community to come together and celebrate with one another.
  • A beautiful building and setting that helps inspire creativity and pride in our surroundings.

Thanks for all you do!

Joan

To learn more about the facilities update concerning heating and cooling click here.

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • COFFEE WITH CHRISTINA SYLVESTER – 5TH GRADE PARENT INFORMATIONAL MEETING ABOUT MERRILL: 12/4, 8:45AM
  • STOCK THE LOUNGE – 3RD GRADE:  WED., 12/12
  • CSC MEETING (DATE CHANGE) – WED., 12/1, 4 – 6PM
  • CORY WINTER CONCERT – 12/13 AT 5PM
  • CORY OPEN HOUSE:  WED., 1/16 AT 9AM
  • SCHOOL OF CHOICE WINDOW OPENS: 1/15/19 – 2/15/19
  • CALENDAR CHANGE – ART NIGHT MOVED FROM 2/5 TO 2/7

WINTER CONCERT

Cory’s Winter Concert and Art Walk presented by 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders will be held on Thursday, December 13th starting at 5:00pm and will be filled with night-time sights and sounds to reflect our theme: “A Little Night Music”. Students, family, friends and community members are invited to start at Cory and enjoy night-themed student art as they walk over to Merrill Middle School for the concert which will begin at 6:00pm.

As a reminder, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade students should be at Merrill Middle School’s auditorium no later than 5:45pm to find their class and be ready to perform. Students have a choice of  wearing black, white, silver or gold. No t-shirts with graphics and no jeans please. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs. Henry via email or ClassDojo. Hope to see you there!

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!

SHOP AT BOOKIES FOR CORY

For one week, Wed., Nov. 28th – Wed., Dec. 5th, shop at The Bookies and get some of your holiday shopping done!   Please tell them you are with CORY!

HELP NEEDED – ART WALK AND WINTER CONCERT

The Art Walk and Winter Concert is upon us.  We are looking forward to seeing our students art and musical performance on Thursday Dec 13th at 5pm.  Please sign up to help with the asks in the attached sign up genius if you are able.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080C45ABAA22A64-cory2       

CORY PTA SPONSORSHIP

The Cory PTA is planning to restart a year-long sponsorship program for businesses, specifically those connected to our community, during the 2019 calendar year. Sponsorships provide an opportunity for businesses to express support for public education in general, and the mission of the Cory PTA in particular. Participating businesses will have banners displayed on the school fence on Steele Street, annual auction benefits, and recognition on the school website and social media. Sponsorships of this kind greatly benefit our school and are not unique to Cory; there are many public schools which have similar practices, including (as many of you have likely noticed), Stephen Knight. The Cory PTA Board has thoroughly vetted this with Joan Wieser, the district, and the city. All potential year-long sponsors must be approved by the Cory PTA board and the school administration, and will exclude any organizations that are not in line with Cory’s mission.

This sponsorship program will help the Cory PTA continue its long-standing tradition of supporting our paraprofessional program, specials teachers, technology additions and upgrades, community building events, performance and musical arts experiences, and much more. If you have any thoughts, concerns, or suggestions about restarting a year-long sponsorship program at our school, please reach out to Marti Freeman, VP of Community Outreach at Coryelementarypta@yahoo.com. We will also have an open discussion at our upcoming PTA Meeting on December 7th at 8:45 AM.
                                                            

MERRILL MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS:

COFFEE WITH CHRISTINA SYLVESTER – 5TH GRADE PARENT INFORMATIONAL MEETING ABOUT MERRILL: 12/4, 8:45AM IN THE CORY LIBRARY

Dear 4th and 5th Grade Families,

On December 4th, Christina Sylvester, the Principal at Merrill Middle School, will be joining us for coffee to answer questions about Merrill.  This is a great opportunity to meet Christina and to get more information about the school and all the wonderful things they are doing there.  In preparation for this meeting we are compiling questions beforehand.  Please submit your questions by Friday, November 30.

Sample Questions:

How are students placed in honors classes?

What supports are in place for students who need extra help?

Here is the link to the survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RDNQMSD

The meeting will take place at 8:45 – 9:15 am on Dec. 4th in the Cory Library.