Parent Post – 4.28.16

April 27, 2016

DECADES DAY TOMORROW!  To kick off our Auction, all students and staff are encouraged to wear something from their favorite decade!    We encourage students to dress from their favorite fashion trend (bring out the bell bottoms!).  Please note, face paint is not allowed.  Wigs are allowed but students need to plan to take them off during the instructional part of the day if their teacher feels it is a distraction.

AUCTION OFF TO A GREAT START!

We are so excited that this year’s Mobile Bidding has officially begun!  If you have purchased a ticket prior to 10 AM Wednesday, you should have received a text or email to begun bidding!  If you purchased a ticket after 10 AM yesterday, you will receive a text around 10 AM today to begin bidding.

You can still purchase your tickets at this link until THURSDAY evening- THAT’S TODAY:
https://cory.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/OutofThisWorldDecadesParty/BUYTicketsNOW/tabid/720521/Default.aspx

Online tickets sales will be closed on Friday and you will have to purchase your ticket at the door (there is a price increase for tickets at the door).

Hopefully you have already had a chance to preview and start bidding on the many great Silent Auction items on Mobile Bidding.  Teacher Treasures, Buy-A-Shares, and Class Projects will open up for bidding Friday evening at 5:30 PM.

We have had several questions regarding how Mobile Bidding will work with the multiple packages for Teacher Treasures.  It is similar to what we have had in the past, but on mobile bidding instead of paper bidding.  Each spot is sold individually and there may be different price bids on each individual spot.  There will be a leaderboard displaying the highest bid for each Teacher Treasure, but you can also check the top bids by scrolling through the Teacher Treasure section on your mobile device and then clicking on “My List” to review your bids and see which items you are winning and which items you have been outbid on.

And remember, there will be volunteers and staff who can help answer any questions you have during the auction Friday night.

Time to get your Auction Game going! Don’t forget to charge your mobile device!

Meg Harry and Pam Wandry2016 Auction Co-Chairs

TEACHER APPRECIATION

1)  In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, please have your child bring a flower(s) & a personal note on Wednesday, May 4th.

You love your teachers, we know you do!  Write a note to tell them just exactly what you love about them (parents are welcome to join the fun) and bring it in with a flowers on Wednesday, May 4th.  Hand deliver your special personal note to your teacher, but leave your flowers in the buckets on the table by the couches.  We have a parent with horticulture experience who is going to transform all of our flowers into wonderful individual petite mason jar bouquets to be used at the teacher luncheon the next day.  Then, each teacher/staff member will get to bring one of these gorgeous mason jar creations home.

2)  Help us say THANK YOU with style at a special lunch for teachers on May 5th.   We only need a few more things such as soup, casseroles, and quiche.   Please click here and see what you can do to help!

DESTINATION IMAGINATION

Congratulations to all the Cory students who participated in the Destination Imagination program this school year!  Six teams of Cory students presented projects in the areas of fine arts, technical innovation and community service at the D.I. Regional tournament in March. Four of those teams advanced to the State competition on April 9, and three will continue on to Global Finals in Knoxville, TN later in May!  Congratulations to all teams on a season of creativity and hard work!

There will be a bake sale fundraiser next Thursday, May 5th after school on the playground to help raise money for the teams headed to Tennessee to participate in Global Finals.  The DI teams have more great fundraisers planned in May so stay tuned!

CORY CHORALE CONCERT

“Mark your calendars for the PREMIER concert of the Cory Chorale! A fun, vibrant choral concert featuring Cory’s 3rd-5th grade Chorale singers will take place Thursday, May 5th at 5pm in the Cory Auditorium (Doors open at 4:45pm). Please join us for this event great for all ages!”

CORY DANCE IS BACK!

Get your dancing shoes on!  Friday May 6th from 5:30-7:30 pm is the Cory Dance.  This years dance is a whole family affair (no drop off please).  The theme will be tropical and it’s sure to be hot with our DJ extraordinaire Chuck Woodford spinning the tunes!  We will have 3 food trucks in attendance: one with Hawaiian shaved ice, a New York Style hotdog cart with kids meals at just $5, kosher, vegan and gluten free options and a Sweet tart cart!  Additionally, we will have water and candy available included with admission.  We are asking this year for a $5 suggested donation per family to cover the dance costs.  Come have fun with us Friday May 6th.  Tropical dress is suggested.

CORY’S GOT TALENT!

Singing and dancing and more, oh my! Cory is chock-full of talent. Whatever that talent may be, kids can showcase that talent at the CORY TALENT SHOW, taking place on Friday, May 20th opposite of field day. TRYOUTS will be on Tuesday, May 10th after school in Room 108/109. Parents can sign their talented kids up for a three minute audition slot at http://goo.gl/6znWNO. All acts should be a maximum of two minutes. For any questions, contact Brendan Doyle at Brendan_doyle@dpsk12.org, Alex Keldin at elizabethalex_keldin@dpsk12.org, or Todd Moore at todd_moore@dpsk12.org. Thank you!

PTA NEEDS YOU

Are you looking for a way to get more involved with the school and have a positive impact on your child’s education?  It is time for next year’s PTA Officers Elections.

We are looking for all positions to be filled.  The sooner the positions are filled for next year, the easier the transition and training is as well!  Complete THIS Self Nomination Form for the position you are interested in and turn in to the front office PTA Mailbox.  If more than one candidate is interested in a position, an election will be held at our May PTA meeting.

KALEIDOSCOPE REGISTRATION IS OUT!

New families interested in registering their kids for next year’s Kaleidoscope, Cory’s stellar before and after school program, may do so before and after school in the cafeteria next week, May 2nd thru May 6th. Registration paperwork can be found online at http://kaleidoscope.dpsk12.org/ or in the cafeteria during Kaleidoscope hours. Any questions can be directed to Todd Moore at todd_moore@dpsk12.org. Thank you!

RUN FOR A CAUSE

The Cory/C3 Happy Feet Running Club Enrichment class will be hosting a 5K for the Cory/C3 communities…The First Annual Cory/C3 “Dine ‘N Dash” will take place on the Cory/C3 field on Saturday, May 7th at 10:00 AM. This event will be a fundraiser for “Hands Up for the Children,” a local nonprofit providing nutritious food to children when they need it most. This awesome group provides kids in need with food, as close to us as Merrill and Asbury!

Registration is $15 per person, and 100% of registration fees will go toward “Hands Up for the Children.” Registrants may run or walk in the 5K event, and should dress up as their favorite food or food group…there will be prizes for individuals and families with the best costumes. All participants will receive a medal commemorating this great event. Those interested should email todd_moore@dpsk12.org with the names of those interested in participating, as well as a number to reach to collect payment. Please register by Monday, May 2nd…See you there!

NEW SUMMER CLUBS

Denver Public Schools’ Department of Extended Learning will be collaborating with high quality community partners such as KidStage, Play-well TEKnologies, Sticky Fingers and more to offer week-long, hands-on enrichment camps RIGHT HERE AT CORY!

Check out our website at http://kaleidoscope.dpsk12.org/summer_clubs/ to see the classes offered, a flyer, and to REGISTER. Register as soon as possible, as classes fill up fast! Registration closes May 12th. With any questions or for information, contact Todd Moore at (720) 377-6834 or via email at todd_moore@dpsk12.org.

SKCEE SPRINNG FLING

    The Stephen Knight Center for Early Education is hosting its spring fling on May 14th from 10 – 2pm.  SKCEE SPRING FLING SAVE THE DATEfor details.

 

 

 

 

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR SCHOOL 

It’s time to start thinking about Registration for the 2016-2017 school year.  We are again encouraging Online Verification.  The benefits include less paper, less mistakes in Infinite Campus, and more time for you!  Your Parent Portal account must be active.

ONLINE VERIFICATION WINDOW

Online Verification will be open from July 11, 12:01 am through August 15th 11:59 p.m.

CALL TO ACTION

If you have not already set up a Parent Portal account, please visit myportal.dpsk12.org and click on “Getting Started”. You will need an email address and one of your student’s ID#s. There are no more wait times for an account; you can NOW create your own account!

SCHOOL SUPPORT

If you need support, please contact the Parent Portal Hotline at 720.423.3163 or email them at dps_portalteam@dpsk12.org

TEACHER SPOTLIGHT

This week we hear from Andy Osborn from our 4/5 literacy team.

Q.  Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Boulder County.  I spent my Elementary years in Lyons, CO and my high school years in Longmont, CO.

Q.  How or why did you choose teaching?

I picked teaching because I wanted to give back to my local community.  I spent years in the private sector and I never felt important. Teaching makes me feel important.

Q. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

I would go to the Serengeti National Park in Africa.

Q. What book/author has influenced you most?

A book that inspires me is Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court. There are so many important life lessons that can be learned by reading John Wooden.

Q.  What is one job you had before coming to Cory?

My first job was as a baggage carrier for the University of Colorado. I was 15 years old and spent a couple hours a day with my best friend carrying luggage to the dorm rooms for people who were in town for summer conferences.

Q.  What is your favorite dessert?

My favorite dessert is pineapple upside down cake.