PARENT POST – 5/24/19

May 24, 2019

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Dear Cory Families,

We want to thank all the families who came to celebrate our students math learning.  Students have been engaged with math projects and opportutnies to think creatively and design better.  It was wonderful hearing students describe their process and learning.
            

I wanted to review the changes that will be taking place at Cory next year. I know that change is difficult and some classes and families will be affected by this change more than others. One matter I am very confident in is the core of great teachers, parents and students that make up the Cory community. I know that through these changes the Cory community will build on the great work we have done and reach great new heights. This year, we are going to say goodbye to amazing colleagues and friends.

  • Dawn Eddy is retiring after many years to service at Cory.
  • Erin Lewis will be joining her husband in another state to pursue his master’s degree.
  • Grace Hopley is retiring after many years of service to DPS.
  • Briana Rimkus has taken a full-time position in DPS next year.
  • Julia Talon has taken a full-time position in DPS.
  • Eilleen Plumb will be moving to California to be with family.
  • Ken McBride will be retiring after many years of service.
  • We want to thank Rosalie Littrell for stepping into a long-term position and supporting our kids.

We will miss our colleagues and wish them the best of luck next year.  I want to take an opportunity to introduce and welcome our new colleagues.  Please click on this link to learn more.

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the warm weekend!

Best,

Joan Wieser
Joan_Wieser@dpsk12.org
Cory Elementary

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

  • NO SCHOOL MONDAY, 5/27 – MEMORIAL DAY
  • CORY/MERRILL/C3 SHARED CAMPUS BOND MEETING AT CORY - MAY 28th 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
  • 5TH GRADE CONTINUATION – THURSDAY, 5/30
CORY COMMUNITY, WE NEED YOUR VOICE!
The last planning meeting of the year for the shared campus potential bond projects will take place on Tuesday, May 28, at 9:00 a.m. in the Cory cafeteria *please note this is a time change from the originally scheduled time of 8:30. We hope many of you can make it!  Please use this link to get an update on the planning process before the next meeting. Thank you!

CONCERT ON THE GREEN RESCHEDULED
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 Wednesday, 5/29, 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.

EDUKIT
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 2019/2020 year.  EduKits are custom made to include the supplies selected and approved by our school.

Order by July 18th 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 2019/2020 school year.
TIME TO PICK UP MEDICATION
Parents, please remember to pick up your students medications that were brought in for the school year by May 31st. Any remaining medication will be destroyed and cannot be kept for the next school year. (students are not allowed to sign them out) Thank you for your attention to this.

NOT YOUR TYPICAL TOWN HALL
Not Your Typical Town HallPURPOSEDenver Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation is hosting a public forum to address the recent lockouts and gun violence in our schools.

We will be hearing from our students, parents and residents to find real solutions. Join us to share your ideas and concerns.

WHENWednesday, May 29th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

WHERE: Stephen Knight Center for Early Education 3245 E Exposition Ave. Denver, CO

RSVP/Questions: TownHallMay29@yahoo.com

Panelists confirmed: 

DPS students
Majority Leader Alec Garnett – House District 2
Carrie Olson – Board of Education DPS District 3
Jennifer Bacon – Board of Education DPS District 4
Colorado State Senator Robert Rodriguez – Senate District 32

Hosted by Denver Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation
Contact:  Education Chair, DenverINC, education@denverinc.org

About INC-The Voice of Denver’s Neighborhoods

Established in 1975, Denver INC (Inter Neighborhood Cooperation) is a voluntary, non-profit coalition of representatives from Denver’s registered neighborhood organizations (RNO’s), city agencies and others that gather to promote responsible city change and growth for Denver. RNO Membership represents over 80% of Denver’s housing units.  We focus on citizen education/advocacy and fair-balance presentations on issues impacting Denver residents.
For more information: www.denverinc.org

RSVP/Questions: TownHallMay29@yahoo.com

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.

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!

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