PARENT POST – 5/17/19

May 17, 2019

 

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Hello Cory Families,

We had an exciting week at Cory.  I want to thank the families who came out to celebrate The Cory Band last night.  The students have worked so hard to reach their musical goals.  It is a wonderful for students to have an opportunity for creative expression.

                               

Success at the PiQ Math Competition!  Several 3rd and 4th grade students competed this past Monday at the Swigert Invitational Math Competition and performed so well!  Three students tied in first place with perfect individual math scores, Kelly Danford, Gabi Freeman and Gabriel Sung!  Annie Scherzinger brought home a 3rd place trophy in individual competition and the team of Avery Wanger, Quentin Gruber and Meher Sanhu scored a 2nd place finish in the team competition. All the participating students from Cory, also including  Bronson Billig, Penny Kim, Hadley Wolfson, Harry Esbenshade, Mason Hand, and Bern Knudsen, Alexa Axter and Nathan Zorn,  represented Cory so well at the competition.  This was the 2nd annual math competition and Cory has been lucky to be part of the event since it began. The students were chosen for the team based on effort and overall performance in math in their classrooms and were worthy of this high level competition. Based on the fun these students had, it would be a worthwhile goal for all students at Cory in the future!

Thank you to all the families who came out to support Field day.  Mr. Conklin provided a wonder stage for students to showcase their athleticism, sportsmanship and teamwork.  Students were engaged, collaborative and supportive of their classmates.  It was a wonderful day!

Don’t forget that the next shared campus planning meeting will be Monday at 6:00 at Merrill.  Please reach out if you have questions or concerns.  Next week, I will be sharing and introducing our new staff members to Cory.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Best,

Joan Wieser
Joan_Wieser@dpsk12.org
Cory Elementary

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

  • VOLUNTEER BREAKFAST – TUES., 5/21
  • 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
  • MATH MUSEUM – FRIDAY, MAY 24
  • 5TH GRADE CONTINUATION – THURSDAY, 5/30
VOLUNTEER BREAKFAST

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.

CONGRATULATIONS TO CORY STUDENTS!
Congratulations to Abby Gotlieb, Nathan Zorn, Sienna Papa, Jayden Pahlavan, Charlotte Emerson, and Marissa Garcia for being selected to have their artwork on display in the DPS student art show.  A special congratulations to Charlotte Emerson and Abby Gotlieb for winning ribbons for outstanding work!

A NOTE FROM THE ART ROOM
Thank you so much for everyone for attending the spring art show.  Anyone wishing to still order a frame can. To do so, please get a cash or check (to Cory Elementary) for $25 to Mrs. Alexander by Monday the 20th, and she will make sure those students get their framed pieces. Additionally, all other unframed art, for those not purchasing the frames, will be returned asap. Thanks for supporting the Cory art program!

SUMMER READING IDEAS
Summer is a perfect time to have your children dive into some great books!  Research shows that children who do not read over the summer can lose 2-3 months of reading skills, which adds up year after year.  If children read as few as 10 books over the summer this can be entirely preventable. I have attached many great resources for Cory families to utilize over the summer.  Included below are ways to access our district’s ebook system (Overdrive), information about the Denver Public Library’s summer program, The Tattered Cover’s summer program, Istation stopping summer slide resources, and book lists for various grade levels.

Summer Reading Loss Information & Resources
The Tattered Cover Summer Reading Program
Istation Stopping Summer Literacy Slide Resources
2nd & 3rd Grade Reading List
4th & 5th Grade Reading List
6th Grade Reading List

Enjoy!
Dawn Miller
Teacher Librarian/Technology Teacher

END OF YEAR MATH MUSEUM
Please join us the morning of Friday, May 24, from 8:30 until 8:55, to view our End of the Year Cory Math Museum! Our Cory Mathematicians have been working hard all year, and are preparing exhibits and presentations to showcase their learning. Each classroom will be exhibiting inquiry projects which focus on collaboration, interdisciplinary connections, and real world application.
Students should start the day in their math classrooms.
We look forward to celebrating Cory Mathematics with you all!
Amber Bourgeois
Math Intervention – Senior Team Lead

SUMMER BAND CAMP REGISTRATION IS OPEN
The Big as Life Music (BALM) Summer Band Camps are all day (9 a.m.-3 p.m.), week-long camps. These action-packed camps are an immersion in creativity, learning, and fun. Whether your child plays an instrument or would like to learn how, camp will be sure to inspire them on their musical journey.  Although each camp has a different theme, you can learn to play an instrument at any of them and no previous music experience is needed.  Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced students are welcome.

If you want to join band next year (band starts in 4th/5th grade at Cory!), learn a new instrument over the summer or keep growing your skills, this is your chance!  Camps are taught by Christmas Gainsbrugh, Band Director at Slavens K-8 and University Park and Cory in DPS! Incoming 4th-8th graders can join us for Summer Band Camp to learn how to play the flute, clarinet, trumpet, horn, saxophone, trombone, tuba or drums. Guest artists, unique art projects daily water balloon fights and a whole lot of music making await!   You don’t need to know how to play an instrument and you can rent an instrument for just $25!  Camp Location is right by DU! We will have a blast learning how to express the music inside us that is just waiting to get out!  This year’s camps are:

Go to BigasLifeMusic.com for camp details and to register! Please contact Christmas Gainsbrugh at Christmas.BALM@gmail.com with any questions.

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