February 8, 2019
MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Hello Cory Community,
DPS and the DCTA were unable to come to agreement over the past week. As a result, teachers may strike on Monday, Feb. 11. See the most recent letter from the superintendent here.
At Cory, the primary focus is student safety and social/emotional wellness during this difficult time. My hope that each of us keep students in mind and model the values that Cory has worked so hard to create. We want everyone in our community to feel safe to express their opinions and still support one another.
As a leadership team we have expressed our support for all our teachers and the difficult decisions they may have to make should a strike occur. We have asked the staff to support one another and recognize the difficult decisions each have to make for themselves and their families. All non-teaching staff will be in attendance.
We know that many of you in our parent community may experience similar feelings, and understand the difficult decision you must make for your family. We know that many of you want to stand with teachers, while others would like to volunteer in the school during this time. We fully support any decision you make as family members. We know the Cory teachers also support whatever decision you make.
We remain committed to our primary goal, which is always the safety and well-being of the students. Below is some information about what to expect during a strike:
We understand that for many reasons students may not be present. Thus, all students who are not present will be marked excused in our system.
As school leaders, we also need to do our best to provide the safest school environment possible for our students. Should you want to volunteer please reach out to Joan or Liz.
More information from Superintendent Susana Cordova can be found at teacherstrike.dpsk12.org. We will be in classrooms during the day and returning emails and phone calls when available to do so. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding! We are a strong community that can handle any situation and thank you for your continued partnership.
IMPORTANT INFO REGARDING ECE IN THE EVENT OF A STRIKE
Forget candy hearts and chocolate – Feed the Cougar Box Tops this Valentines Day. It’s that time again, to collect another round of Box Tops – each one is worth $0.10 for our school. Set a small goal to send just 5 Box Tops back with each Friday folder – small amounts add up! We will be collecting now through February 25…so start clipping and send in those Box Tops.
KIDS HEART CHALLENGE
We are wrapping up Kids Heart Challenge with the American Heart Association. Thank you so much for helping our campus stay heart-healthy and save lives at the same time! If you haven’t had a chance to join the TEAM there’s still time to earn Echo, Finn and Ruby. Get started now by downloading our APP called Kids Heart Challenge for iPhone and Android OR go online CLICK HERE to View Our School Webpage and Sign Up (you can earn a glow in the dark bracelet just for registering).
CLICK HERE to watch the heart-healthy experience that students are having at school!
Your heart heroes come to life through the APP!
Thanks for making our community heart healthy!
GIRLS ON THE RUN
Girls on the Run will start the week of March 4th – May 15th (no practice during spring break.) Girls on the Run inspires girls to a lifetime of self-respect and a healthy lifestyle through an innovative program that combines training for a 3.1 mile run/walk race with a fun, health education lesson plan. We will meet Mondays and Wednesdays after school from 3:30-5 on the field (inclement weather location will be Mr. Doyle’s classroom.) Open to all 3rd, 4th and 5th grade girls. Registration opens February 4th and costs $170. For more information about the program go to www.girlsontherunrockies.org. Questions or want to coach? Ask Mary Beth Carpenter at 650-670-7799 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
CALLING ALL 1ST GRADE FAMILIES – STOCK THE LOUNGE
Wednesday, February 13th
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, February 13th, 8:20 – 8:45 am, at the sofas at the main entrance.
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
MERRILL MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS: