PARENT POST – 9/27/18

September 27, 2018

The Personal Success Factor that was focused on in the month of September was Self-control.  We celebrate students who show self-control with a paw. Come by and check out our Paw-Stars!


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September 28, 2018
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPALDear Cory Families,Thank you to all the families who came out to Parent Teacher Conferences.  We appreciate the opportunity to celebrate and set actionable goals with families.  Thank you for partnering with us.

I have been reading about school cultures and ways to build cultures that last. A culture really refers to the way we do things. At Cory, we have a collaborative school culture. We all work closely together to do what is best for all children. When I say “we”, I do mean the collective “we” and not just school staff. Our parents and families do so much to help enrich our students  experiences.

Our staff members also support each other at their weekly Professional Learning Community (PLC) times. At these times, staff members engage in job-embedded learning as part of their routine work practices. Our goal is always to have our students learn at high levels and for that to occur, staff members must be continually learning. The structure of our school is the collaborative team. Our educators do not work in isolation. Together we are engaged in raising the bar while focusing on the interests and needs of our students. Engagement is always key!

We appreciate our very generous community.  Without the support of our amazing community, we would not be able to fund our instructional and social/emotional priorities.  Please donate to Friends of Cory today to support service learning, projects, and meaningful experiences that challenges students to design better.  Thank you so much for your continued support.

Have a wonderful long weekend with your families.

Joan Wieser

  • 5TH GRADE BALARAT – 10/4-10/5
  • PTA MEETING – 10/5 @ 8:45AM
  • CORY CARNIVAL – 10/7
  • WALK TO SCHOOL DAY – 10/10


Our dine out at Old Chicago was an incredible success! We raised over $900 for our school!  Thank you to everyone that came out to support Cory with good food and great company!  That’s how we can all make such a difference when we work together! Thank you again and see you at our next dine out!  It will be on Tuesday, October 16th at Brightmarten, 730 S. University Blvd. Denver, CO!”


Hello Cory Families!  It is that time of year again for sweater weather and the Cory Carnival! The Garden will be hosting a small booth with pumpkins and caramel apples this year. If you would like to support the Garden and Chicken Coop with a caramel apple donation please follow this link.
Thanks! See you at the Carnival!
Summer Cooper Griffin and Skeeter Buck


Sunday, October 7 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Mark your calendar for Cory’s annual Fall Carnival featuring fun, food and games for the whole family!

Pre-order forms for $10 wristbands are in your Friday Folders.  To receive the $10 band, please turn in the form and payment by Wednesday, October 3 in the front office.  After that date, wristbands are available the day of the event for $15.  All wristbands will be held in will-call at the Carnival ticket booth.  They give the kids access to the games, prizes, obstacle courses, balloon artist and face painter!

Volunteers are still needed for set-up and take-down(muscles needed!), prize table, ticket booth and popcorn stand.  Treat bag donations are needed for the candy walk.  You can SIGN UP HERE.

Thank you so much for helping to make this a great community event.  If you have questions, please contact


We are 2 weeks into our 5 week Friends of Cory Campaign, if you haven’t had a chance, please donate now!

  • To date we have raised $12,543 from 42 families. Our goal is $65,000 and 100% family participation.
  • Click here ( hyperlink to ) to donate online or you can download the donation form to pay by check (PDF donation form hyperlink).
  • Friends and Family: Grandparents love to support too! Forward this link: to have them donate to help keep Cory the top educational school that it is!
  • Please remember, most companies also do a company match for donations. That’s a great way to double your donation for the school to see a larger benefit.

The PTA’s annual giving campaign, Friends of Cory, is underway! This year, our goal is to raise $65,000 with 100% family participation. Our request is simply that you give as generously as you can between September 17 through October 18th.
Friends of Cory provides critical support to the school, including:

  • Paraprofessional educators in each classroom
  • Full-time Art, P.E. & Music teachers
  • Enrichment experiences such as field trips, the school garden, learning nights and community events
  • Classroom technology upgrades and learning tools

Friends of Cory operates with no overhead, so every dollar donated goes directly into programs that support all Cory students. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible.


Please join us on Tuesday, October 9th at 6:30 in Cory’s auditorium for an important hour long parent presentation about Raising Media Smart Kids: Tips on Managing Family Media Use & Internet Safety!
You will learn tips on raising media smart kids, including managing family media use, choosing appropriate media, filtering home internet, limiting exposure on social media, and using safe district homework sites.  These are all extremely important topics!  I am currently teaching 4th graders all about digital citizenship.  We are covering topics such as media balance, private vs. personal information sharing on the internet, cyberbullying, and our digital footprints.  Fifth graders are busy reviewing these topics as well.  This parent presentation will be a great tie in with our library curriculum.

Help needed!  We are in need of 30 new mouse pads in the computer lab.  Please let me know if you are able (or your company is able) to donate any mouse pads to our lab:
Thank you!
Dawn Miller
Teacher Librarian/Technology Teacher

Destination Imagination is Starting Again!!
Hey parents!  We are looking for parent volunteers to be managers of Destination Imagination teams at Cory.  Teams often meet before or after school up until the district and/or STATE competition in the spring.  Managers provide a place and time for teams of 7-8 children so that the students can solved creativity problems together in order to present solutions at the competitions.  It is great fun for children and a really good activity for creative minds.  Parents really only supervise the children and get materials for them if they can.  The students do all the work! Cory has had a really successful program over the years and have sent many teams to STATE and GLOBAL Championships.  If you are finding meaningful ways to be involved with your child’s education, this is really a fantastic program.  Please contact Rainy Laventure ( or Grace Hopley ( for further information.  We need team managers!


Walk to School Day is coming soon!  Mark your calendars for October 10 and get those sneakers ready for some fun!

Mark your calendars for October 11th from 6-7 pm! The CSC is hosting a Fall Forum that will support our new families, but also families who want more information about Cory. More information to come!


We are excited to offer a free Cory Directory for the 2018-2019 school year. By signing up for the Cory Directory, you release the information you provide to currently enrolled families. While some teachers have chosen to create classroom directories, this directory  includes the entire school.   The deadline for providing your information to be included in the directory is October 15. No entries will be considered after that date. Please click the link below to sign up.  

Did you know that Cory has a mobile app?  You can download our app at the links below.


Click here for more information.

Do you have a 5th Grader at Cory?  Come check out Merrill Middle School!  The 5th Grade Open House is October 25 at 6 PM.  Sign-ups for Student Shadowing dates are already up on the Merrill’s Website.  Click ( to sign your student up to shadow or to schedule a Parent Tour.  There are several parents at Cory who also currently have a student over at Merrill.  If you have questions about Merrill, we would love to try and answer them!  Email either Pam Wandry or Lisa Cervantes-Glynn at

Come support Merrill’s Sports Teams at their home games.  It’s fun and it’s just across the field!
Boys Soccer:

  • 10/1  Merrill v. Denver Green 4PM @ Merrill

Girls Softball:

  • 10/3  Merrill v. McAuiliffe 4PM @ Merrill
  • 10/4  Merrill v. Place Bridge 4 PM @ Merrill
At Cory we love learning and laughter.
We grow by trying new things and learning from our mistakes.
We embrace challenges with the courage to do our best.
We persevere.
We show respect for our community through caring, responsible actions.
We celebrate each others’ differences and accomplishments.
At Cory we love learning and laughter.




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