PARENT POST – 1/31/19

January 31, 2019

REMINDER:  THERE IS NO SCHOOL TOMORROW, 2/1/19 (TEACHER PLANNING/ASSESSMENT/PD DAY)

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Happy Thursday Cory community!

I am pleased to share that DPS will return to the negotiating table with the DCTA today. At Cory, we can assure you that we are taking steps to plan for a safe environment in case of a possible strike.  I wanted to share some possible ways you can support teachers through this time.  Students, families, educators and community members are encouraged to contact their elected representatives to ensure their voices are heard on this issue. Contact information can be found here.

Information about this evenings negotiation will be on greatteachers.dpsk12.org and watch the livestream on DPStv today at 5 p.m.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. When I have more information about the potential strike, I will send out communication.  Have a wonderful weekend.

Best,

Joan Wieser

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • ELA PARENT/CHILD ACTIVITY – 2/7, 4:45PM
  • ART NIGHT – 2/7, 5:30PM
  • PTA MEETING – 2/8, 8:45AM
  • CORY DINES OUT AT VIALE – 2/11 & 2/12
  • 1ST GRADE STOCK THE LOUNGE – 2/13
  • CSC – 2/6, 4:00PM
  • CORY AUCTION – 4/12, 6:30PM

PARENT/CHILD ACTIVITY FOR ELA FAMILIES
Happy Chinese New Year!
WHEN: Thursday, February 7 @ 4:45-5:30 pm
WHERE: Mrs. Butte’s Room 209A
WHY: Let’s get together to celebrate the new year! We will learn about how families in China celebrate & make a holiday craft. We will also learn about the Summer ELA Academy and other summer educational opportunities for your student. Plan to stay for Cory’s Art Night that starts at 5:30 pm. You won’t want to miss it!

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 ART NIGHT 

Cory Art Night is Feb 7 from 5:30-7 and we would love your help!

This fun, open-house style, family night will showcase the CherryArts Mobile Art Gallery installed in the Cory Halls.  Families can tour the Gallery (led by 5th grade docents), participate in 4 super cool art projects and view Science Fair projects.
Volunteers are needed from 4:30-7:30 for setup, overseeing projects and clean up.

Please join us for our first Friday coffee PTA meeting on Friday, February 8th, at 8:45. As always, we meet in the Cory cafeteria with coffee.  Younger siblings are welcome to join. Come hear what fun things the PTA has planned!

CORY AUCTION 
Set Sail on the SS Cory Cougar

We’re spreading the love this year!  Set sail on the SS Cory Cougar for the 2019 Annual Auction. Passengers will enjoy a fun evening of games, delicious food, fancy adult beverages and yacht rock. All while spending time with Cory’s extraordinary community as we raise MUCH needed funds for our children’s education.

Mark your calendars for Friday, April 12…at the same amazing venue as last year…DU’s Cable Center. Itinerary and ticketing details available next week…

CORY DINES OUT – SAVE THE DATES:
Viàle-Mon., 2/11 & Tues., 2/12
Bonnie Brae Tavern-Tues., 3/12
Mod Market- Wed., 4/17
Chipotle-Thurs., 5/16
                                      

MERRILL MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS:

No new news this week.