PARENT POST – 5/10/19

May 10, 2019

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPALS FOR THE DAY
Hello! This is a message from the principals for the day.  We observed great learning, focused kids and interesting lessons. We were excited to see all the great learning that goes on inside each classroom. Also, we witnessed Mr. Doyle getting an award for Teacher of the year.  We had such a great day!

Thanks,
Cameron, Lucas, McKenna

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Cory Families, 
 
This week, students have been celebrating and learning about cultures around the world.  Students have had opportunities to engage in various culture actives to learn how we can build understanding and compassion for our differences.  It has been an incredible opportunity for students.  Please stop by and take a peek at the exhibit.

 
Next week, I will provide a summary of the Cory/Merrill/C3 Campus planning meeting.  Please look for a separate email that will contain the minutes from the meetings this week.  Have a wonderful weekend and please let me know if you have questions or concerns.

Thanks,

Joan Wieser
Joan_Wieser@dpsk12.org
Cory Elementary

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

  • CORY DINES OUT AT CHIPOTLE – 5/14
  • ELEMENTARY SPRING ART SHOW – 5/15, 3:45 – 6 PM
  • CORY BAND CONCERT – 5/16 AT 6PM
  • 1ST GRADE PARENT ORIENTATION – 5/16, 8AM – 8:30AM
  • CONCERT ON THE GREEN – THUR., 5/23, 6pm
  • CORY/MERRILL/C3 SHARED CAMPUS BOND MEETINGS
    • MAY 20th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
    • MAY 28th 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

SAFETY AT DROP-OFF/PICK-UP
Please be mindful when parking and/or driving during drop-off and pick-up.  Many families are witnessing cars running stop signs, not yielding and aggressively driving around the school.  Please take a moment and ensure the safety of all or your students.  We have contacted DPD to ensure that this does not continue and to increase safety measures at Cory.

CORY PARENT AUTHOR PRESENTATION AND BOOK SIGNING
Attention 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade families!  On Monday, May 13th, Aaron LaPedis (a Cory parent) is holding an author presentation and book signing!  His current book, A Boy Named Penguin 2 – The Mystery of the Albino Calf deals with the very important issue of bullying.  His book is available for purchase before the event.  After his presentation, Aaron will be signing books.  Order forms can be found in this week’s Friday Folders, as well as on Class Dojo and the library/technology wiki at: https://sites.google.com/dpsk12.net/corylibrarywiki/library-news-info.  Orders can be dropped off in either the office or the library.  Aaron is donating half of all sales to the Cory Library!

Dawn Miller
Teacher Librarian/Technology Teacher

ELEMENTARY SPRING ART SHOW
May 15, Cory Gym, 3:45 pm-6 pm
Come and enjoy the art show! All Cory students will have a framed piece of art on display.  You will have the chance to buy your child’s artwork matted and framed, ready to take home that night for $25, cash or check only.  Art will be returned to students who don’t purchase the mat and frame.

CORY BAND CONCERT
Cory Band Concert, Thursday, May 16, 2019, 6 pm, Cory Auditorium
All students and families are invited to attend the Cory Band Concert next Thursday! Come out to support your classmates and hear the great pieces they have been working on. Cory’s band is open to all 4th and 5th graders. For more information about Cory’s band program visit: http://bigaslifemusic.squarespace.com.

CONCERT ON THE GREEN
Your students have already been working so hard on their music for Concert on the Green! This year’s final concert will take place on Thursday, May 23rd, at 6pm and the theme is all about SUMMER! Get ready for some entertaining musical performances about all the things we love in summer- sunshine, flip flops and most importantly- no school! All grades will be performing on this evening, so please mark your calendars and let me know Mrs. Henry know if your student will be unable to attend. Students may wear Cory colors(purple, yellow or white or any combination) or any Cory gear they would like. You can contact Mrs. Henry via email or Class Dojo if you have any questions!

CORY 5TH GRADE POOL PARTH – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
Let’s ring in the summer and celebrate memories together!
All 5th graders and their parents are invited for an afternoon of pool fun, including t-shirts, food and refreshments as we close out the last year of elementary school.
When: Friday, May 31st (the last day of school), 12:30-2:30pm
Where: Colorado Athletic Club – Monaco, 2695 S Monaco Street Pkwy
A donation of $20 is greatly appreciated, but not required.  Thank you!
Please click here to RSVP and donate: https://cory5thgradepoolparty.eventbrite.com/
Enter password: corycougars
If your student would like to bring water squirters, they may! Floats and other pool toys are not allowed per pool rules.
Sponsored by 5th grade families.

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 DINES OUT
Don’t forget – this coming Tuesday, May 14th is our last dine out this year for Cory at Chipotle!
Stop in at 2760 S. Colorado Blvd., Unit M between 5 and 9 PM and be sure to tell them that you’re there for our school. 
Thank you so much for all of your support throughout this past year and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!

MERRILL MIDDLE NEWS

JAGUAR JOURNAL

JAGUAR THEATRE
Come See The Lion King on Friday, May 10 @ 6:30pm AND
Saturday, May 11 @ 1:30pm
Adults $8, Students & Seniors $5
Children under 3 free

There will be loud noises, and strobes.  Run-time is approximately 95 min (with a 15 min intermission)
Thank you for supporting the Arts Department

5TH GRADE CORY/MERRILL NEIGHBORHOOD FAMILIES  
If there are any 5th grade Cory-Merrill neighborhood families that will not be attending Merrill Middle School, please contact Merrill and let them know.