Parent Post – December 22, 2017

December 22, 2017

Dear Cory Community,

It is amazing to think that 2017 is coming to a close! As we wind down and prepare for the break we would like to thank all of the families who adopted a Cory family to support this holiday season. Your donations will make the holidays extra special for many of our children here at Cory. Thank you so much for your very generous support!
As a staff, we look forward to the new year as we continue to work on our mission and vision, our professional growth as educators and our continued dedication to meeting the needs, challenging and engaging all of our students. We will continue our work on math practices, our Opening Minds book study, our partnership with the GT department to further develop our math compacting design and implementation as well as launch several inquiry-based projects across grade levels.  
Finally, as the year draws to a close, all of the faculty here at Cory would like to extend warm wishes to all of you for a safe and restful Winter break filled with peace, joy and good cheer! We look forward to an amazing 2018.
Elizabeth TenCate
Interim Principal
Cory Elementary

Give Back When You Give!  Choose Cory @ Checkout

Spread a little more joy with every holiday gift you give this season With 3 easy ways to choose Cory this holiday season!  

1) Benefit Mobile:
When you use the Benefit Mobile app in store or online at dozens of favorite holiday retailers, your purchase can generate up to 20% back to Cory!  Benefit Mobile has retailers everyone on your gift list will love.  Giving toys?  Target,, Toys R Us and Walmart all give back on Benefit Mobile.  Giving gear?  REI, Nike and the give back on Benefit Mobile.  Got a DIYer (or need a new range to handle the holiday baking)?  Home Depot, Lowes and Sears all give back on Benefit Mobile.  Snow got you planning a get-away?  Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, and Royal Caribbean all give back on Benefit Mobile!  See the complete list of participating retailers here, and then download the Benefit Mobile app for iPhone or Android today!

2) Grocery Cards:
Grocery cards for King Soopers and Safeway are also a great way to benefit Cory when stocking up for holiday meals!  Get yours today – drop off your payment in the office or buy online!

3) Amazon Smile:
Step 1. Go to 
Step 2. Log in with your regular Amazon login ID and password. 
Step 3. First-time Amazon Smile users will be invited to choose a spotlight charity or choose your own charity as the recipient of Amazon donations based on your purchases. Type “John Cory Elementary PTA”  and hit “Search”. 

Step 4. Start shopping.  Just remember each time you shop at Amazon to begin at