May 22, 2018
May 18, 2018
Dear Cory Community,
What a wonderful Friday! Between the Volunteer Breakfast, the school talent show, and field day, our community celebrated the day in style. It was great to see all of the kids competing at a variety of field day events as well as our fabulous student performances, from stand-up comedy to concertos!
We also want to reiterate a HUGE thank you to everyone who has spent time volunteering for Cory this past year. Your efforts have supported our kids and teachers in countless ways and we cannot thank you enough for your time and commitment to the school. Cory could do not all of the great things we do without all of the extra effort our volunteers put in every day of the year. Thank you!
As we wind down the year there are a few logistics to keep in mind. Please remember to check the lost and found for any items you may be missing. We will be donating all unclaimed items. There is no school Monday, May 28th for Memorial Day and our last day of school, May 31st will be a full day.
Please mark your calendar for all of the upcoming community events in the next two weeks!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Save the Date:
ART FOR CHANGE (CONCERT ON THE GREEN)
In conjunction with the Concert on the Green, art students have been creating inspirational art pieces that feature positive messages.
To go with the concert theme of kids being “agents of change,” students created a goal to raise money for the Denver Children’s Home, a local charity helping kids who have survived trauma, neglect and abuse confront serious mental health challenges.
Your child’s art is yours to keep and brighten you space regardless, and please consider sending in a small cash donation/spare change in return for their beautiful art and powerful messages, that will go towards this great cause.
When students come to art class, they can bring their cash and change, and drop it into a donation bucket in the art room. Donations are due to the art room by Tuesday, May 22.
The night of the concert, photos of students with their art pieces will be on display outside for all to enjoy.
Thanks for helping Cory artists live the value of being agents of change by raising this money for the Denver Children’s Home.
We utilize EduKit to purchase our school supplies. Click here to find your list and order your supplies.
Cory Elementary offers the EduKit program as a convenient option for busy families to order school supply kits for the 2017/2018 year. EduKits are custom made to include the supplies selected and approved by our school.
Order by July 22 for the BEST pricing and FREE shipping. A confirmation will be emailed to you after your order has been placed. Your child’s EduKit will be in the classroom on the first day of school. If it is past the deadline, you can still download the list for purchasing supplies elsewhere.
This is a fundraiser for Cory Elementary and yet it is still more economical and easier than running around to different stores to purchase all of the various items.
REMINDER: Order kits for the grade your student(s) will be entering in the 2018/2019 school year.
SUMMER READING INFORMATION
Research states that reading as few as 10 books during the summer prevents summer slide! (Source: Allington, R.L. & McGill-Franzen, A. (2008). Got books? Educational Leadership, 65(7), 20–23.)
There are many ways for kids to enjoy reading over the summer. Reading lists are attached for students to explore. I listed titles that are not as well-known so your child will have new book ideas.
Also, our district is sponsoring a summer Overdirve contest. Overdrive is our district’s free ebook system. The Educational Technology Library Services Department (ETLS) will be celebrating the school at each level (elementary, middle and high) that has the highest number of Overdrive books read per student with a free author visit in the fall, including signed books for students to own! They will partner with the winning school to select an author that resonates with their student community. Click on the following link for directions on how to access the Overdrive collection: Overdrive
Additionally, I encourage students to sign up for the Denver Public Library Summer Learning Program, Summer of Adventure, which starts on June 1st. Every library location will offer a full calendar of enriching and exciting programs available to families for free. And, the DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAM will be donating $2,000 in school library book credits to the building at each level with the highest participation rate!
Finally, I have signed up Cory for free student access to Capstone publishing’s summer reading ebook program. Click on the link: Capstone and sign in with the username: summer18, and the password: lovetoread and access hundreds of fiction and nonfiction ebooks.
5TH GRADE REMINDER FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE
Reminder for graduating 5th graders going to 6th grade:
● One dose of Tdap vaccine is required for students at 6th grade entry.
● If a student receives a Tdap on or after 7 years of age the student has met the Tdap requirement for students in 6th through 12th grades.