August 25, 2016
What a wonderful week of learning we have had! The Cory Crew (staff) has enjoyed getting to know your children and has worked diligently to set up rituals and routines (how to line up, where to line up, playground expectations, etc). The building is certainly more “alive” when children are present and we could not be happier!
This is your first official edition of the Parent Post. This will be released every Friday morning and you will receive an APP notification, email notification and Facebook post that it is ready. It is important that you read this every week, as it will contain news and announcements that you do not want to miss.
A few quick updates:
Lastly, I wanted to thank all of you who gave feedback on our recent Homework Survey. We had an incredible 316 responses! I had neglected to mention that this survey was a direct action taken by the CSC from our Spring Forum, where we received feedback and input from our parent community regarding the heavy load of homework. Our staff and CSC thoughtfully went through the responses and will have an update on the findings and refinements early next week (right before Back to School Night). Your feedback is critical to helping our school continue on the trajectory of excellence and I cannot thank you enough for the time you took to complete this survey (especially with the tight turn-around time).
Proud Principal of the Cory Cougars
Collaborative School Committee Updates
CSC Community Representative Needed AND Parent Representatives for the Personnel Committee Needed: Please click THIS LINK with all of the information regarding these two positions. These are great volunteer opportunities and we hope you choose to apply- we would love to have you on our team! Deadline to apply is September 8.
FALL ENRICHMENT REGISTRATION IS HERE! Parkour and skateboarding and fashion and more!!! Enrichment info and registration for Fall 2016 is up on the website…check it out here: http://cory.dpsk12.org/our-school/before-after-school/. Check out info on Discovery Link (formerly Kaleidoscope) here, too!
Cory Semantics Club
Do you love spelling? Are you interested in how other languages have influenced our language, English? Come one, come all 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students to Semantics Club every Tuesday morning at 8:00 in the library! If you like spelling competitions or just like to learn about words, this club is for you! Each club member can decide how competitive they want to be (or not competitive).
Students in the Semantics Club are there for a number of reasons but the culminating event is the Scripps Spelling Bee Competition that begins right in the schools. Students can compete for the 10 sports for the regular school bees, city written test and possibly to advance to STATE! Cory has had a strong field of spellers the past several years and are always looking for new up and coming language buffs who enjoy getting together with other students to learn about words and to improve their vocabulary in the process.
If your child is interested, send an email to Grace Hopley, G/T Specialist and Cory Semantics coach to sign up for this fun and spirited club at (firstname.lastname@example.org. Semantics Club will begin Tuesday, August 30 at 8:00 a.m. in the library. Please email Grace before sending your child to the club so she can prepare the semantics materials your child will need this year and to establish a club roster. Please include your child’s name, grade and room #. Hope to see you all there!
PTA will be discussing moving the meeting times to evening, allowing MORE parents and teachers the ability to share their ideas and participate. Stay tuned.
FIRST FRIDAY COFFEE will continue as an informal setting to share and socialize.
We still need a new PTA Treasurer for the PTA Board. This opportunity to get involved is rewarding and a great way to get involved with the school! Training and help is available. If you are interested please contact Pam Wandry at email@example.com.
Looking for Photographer and Videographer
Would you like to donate your photography skills by helping to take pictures throughout the year (especially this month of our staff). We also have great ideas for videos, but are in need of a professional videographer to help our ideas come to life! If you are interested, please contact Jennifer Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org.