PARENT POST – 5/3/19

May 3, 2019

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Good Afternoon Cory Families,

Cory Elementary values input from families – and we want to hear from you! The Family Satisfaction Survey (formerly known as the Parent Satisfaction Survey) is an opportunity for you to reflect on your experience with our school and share feedback to help us improve. This survey is designed to help us make positive changes across the district and is a part of our School Performance Framework (SPF).

This year, we are offering online access to the survey, hoping it will be easier to complete. The survey is available online in English, Spanish, Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, French, Nepali, Russian, Somali, Swahili and Vietnamese. To take the survey, login to Parent Portal and the survey instructions will be in the upper righthand corner of your homepage. Click. Submit. It’s as easy as that!

If you need help logging into Parent Portal, filling out the survey, or need access to a computer, our front office staff is available to assist you. This survey is anonymous and confidential. We will never see your individual responses, only the total and averages at the school level. To participate, please complete the survey by June 7, 2019 which is online. An active link will be emailed to families on Monday, 5/6. Each household should only fill out one survey. If you have more than one student at a school, we ask that you think about your oldest student and answer the question based on them. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to learning from your input.

We want to thank the families, teachers and students for putting together a wonderful first grade opera! Students did a wonderful job engaging in a performance and giving 100% of their energy to the performance.  We love when students can showcase their learning through a performance.

Cory Culture Week is next week!  We are excited for students not only to share about their culture but learn about other cultures across the world.  Bridges of Cultural Understanding, the Mizel Museum’s traveling exhibits, teaches cross-cultural understanding through an interactive presentation of themes and rituals from around the world. Mobile cases hold a wide array of cultural objects that invite students to explore commonalities and differences among various traditions from May 6 – May 10th. Students will then have a presentation on May 10th to capture their learning.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Joan Wieser
Joan_Wieser@dpsk12.org
Cory Elementary

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

  • TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK – 5/6 – 5/10
  • LAST PTA MEETING - FRIDAY, 5/10
  • CORY DINES OUT AT CHIPOTLE – 5/14
  • ELEMENTARY SPRING ART SHOW – 5/15, 3:45 – 6 PM
  • CONCERT ON THE GREEN – THUR., 5/23, 6pm

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.

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!

FINAL CORY TIMES FOR THE 2018/2019 SCHOOL YEAR
Parents, please pass this message onto your children:

We want YOU to write for the Cory Times! If you would like to write an article or any other school-appropriate piece (such as an art piece, cartoon, comic, etc.) please contact the newspaper crew at thecorytimes@gmail.com.

–H. Malin Wolfson
Editor-in-Chief
The Cory Times

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

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!

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK- MAY 6TH – 10TH

Cory Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6 – 10!

Help us show our dedicated and beloved Cory teachers, paras and support staff how much we love them. See all activities below, and please sign up to help with the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon on May 10!

Monday, May 6: Bring a small gift card for your teacher

Tuesday, May 7: PTA-sponsored juice and smoothie bar for teachers & staff

Wednesday, May 8:

  1. Deliver handwritten notes to your teachers letting them know how much you care (don’t forget specials, paras, and other staff!)
  2. ALL Grades – Stock the Teacher’s Lounge (bring a healthy snack, treat, or case of sparkling water to the sofas before school)

Thursday, May 9: PTA-sponsored chair massages for teachers & staff

Friday, May 10:

  1. Bring a small bouquet of flowers to the cafeteria before school, and we will build beautiful arrangements to give to each teacher and staff
  2. Teacher Appreciation Luncheon: Please sign up to bring a dish, help set up, serve and/or clean up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094CA5AA2EABF49-cory

Questions? Contact Naurin Gilger at nauringilger@gmail.com or Debbie Fimple at dfimple@gmail.com.

SPRING DANCE
Let’s Rock Around The Clock 
Cory’s Spring Dance
Friday, May 3rd
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (this is not a drop off event)

Contests for kids and parents Best Threads and Cutting A Rug plus more.

Bring money for 3 food trucks and Kona Ice.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

CORY DINES OUT
Thank you everybody for participating in our dine out at Mod Market!  With your help we managed to raise $728! Even with our day off, Cory families rallied for our school! Thank you so much and we will look forward to seeing you at our last dine out on Tuesday, May 14 at Chipotle!  Details to follow!

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.