PARENT POST – 3/1/19

March 1, 2019

REMINDER: THERE IS NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY, 3/4, FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Happy Friday Cory Community!

We had a wonderful week full of learning and engaging activities.  The Cory team is working hard to engage students in global awareness, service learning and opportunities for creative expression.  This week was a wonderful opportunity to see our mission/vision in action. Second grade students showcased their learning about change makers and presented a mini museum tour for parents to learn more about how to make change in our world.  It was wonderful to see kids have so much ownership and excitement about learning.

Our 5th grade students explored social change and making a difference in the world.  Students presented about different individuals that drove for change in our world.  Through this experience, students were able to see how individuals can make an impact. Students were able to understand how to support vulnerable populations.  This ties in so well with the service learning project in which students raised funds to purchase goats and chickens in order to provide a steady supply of protein to feed children and help struggling families in developing nations. It was wonderful to see the excitement and enthusiasm to present and share their learning.

Have a wonderful long weekend!

Joan Wieser
Joan_Wieser@dpsk12.org

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

  • NO SCHOOL (PD DAY) – MONDAY, 3/4
  • CLASS PICTURES & 5TH GRADE PICTURE – TUESDAY, 3/5
  • STOCK THE CELLAR - WEDNESDAY, 3/6, 7 – 10 PM
  • PHILANTHROPIC CLUB SERVICE DAY – 3/10, 2-4PM
  • CORY DINES OUT AT BONNIE BRAE TAVERN – TUES, 3/12
  • CORY AUCTION – 4/12, 6:30 PM

THE LOVE BOAT – 2019 ANNUAL AUCTION

DON’T MISS THE STOCK THE CELLAR EVENT at the neighborhood favorite Brightmarten next Wednesday, March 6 from 7:00 to 10:00 PM!

RSVP NOW

Bring a bottle of wine or liquor (or two) valued at a minimum of $25 or MORE and enjoy mingling with other Cory families over wine and small bites! All bottles received will be auctioned off at the Cory Auction. As an added bonus, everyone in attendance and bringing a bottle of wine or liquor will be entered into a drawing for 2 tickets to the Cory Auction on April 12!

To make things even easier, starting today, Bonnie Brae Liquor (just across the street) will have discounts of 15% on pre-selected bottles of wine and liquor!

AUCTION TICKETS ARE ON SALE FOR ONLY $50 EACH!Your ticket on the SS Cory Cougar will include a fun evening of games, delicious food, fancy adult beverages and yacht rock and dancing. Don’t delay—ticket prices go up to $60 each on March 16th!

PURCHASE TICKETS

WE ARE STILL IN NEED OF DONATIONS
Examples of donation items still needed are:

  • Staycations; i.e. weekend nights at new Denver hotels, Devil’s Thumb Ranch or a Broadmoor experience
  • Restaurant gift cards/certificates
  • Spa packages
  • Popular sporting event tickets; i.e. the Nuggets, Avalanche and Broncos

All contributions are appreciated and will be included in our on-line auction that is viewed by over 450 people.

DONATE ONLINE This year’s donation process is easier than ever!

The auction is our biggest fundraiser of the year. All proceeds help us provide full-time para professionals, full-time specials, field trips, staff development & appreciation along with community events to our children. Can we ask for your generosity to help make this year’s auction the most successful ever!

NEW CORY SPIRIT GEAR DRIVE

There’s some exciting news Cory Cougars! We are having a Spirit Gear Drive for two weeks only! February 22, 2019-March 8, 2019. Along with this information is an order form. 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

INFORMATION REGARDING FLORIDA/STEELE ST.
I wanted to write to you and let you know of a project that will be installed near the Cory-Merrill Campus that will be advancing pedestrian safety at the intersection of Florida and Steele as a result of much of your participation during outreach phases to increase pedestrian mobility in this area! Denver Public Works will install a painted bollard bulb out at the intersection of E. Florida Avenue and S. Steele Street, on or after ( depending on weather ) March 18, 2019. The installation will result in removal of on-street parking along this stretch of S. Steele Street, which is anticipated to start mid March before the installation (see map ). Signage indicating where you can and cannot park will be placed a day in advance of the installation. It is anticipated that construction will be complete within about a week, but is dependent on weather conditions.  Additional information can be found via the flyer attached.

Thanks,

Brenden Paradies | Associate City Planner
Transportation & Mobility, Public Works| City & County of Denver
p: (720) 865-3014 | brenden.paradies@denvergov.org
www.denvergov.org/publicworks

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 LIBRARIAN AWARDED A TO Z GRANT
Dawn Miller, our wonderful librarian, was awarded the DPS Foundation A to Z grant this month. She applied for materials to support her lunch time technology and makerspace club which is available to serve all students in grades 1 – 5. She received a classroom bundle of Bloxels, four Dash Robots, Coding Challenge Cards and Curriculum for the Wonder products (Dash robots), and four Evo by Ozobot robots. This was over $1300 of supplies awarded to our school through Mrs. Miller’s efforts! Thank you, Mrs. Miller!

CORY DINES OUT – SAVE THE DATES:
Bonnie Brae Tavern – Tues., 3/12
Mod Market- Wed., 4/17
Chipotle-Thurs., 5/14