Parent Post – February 16, 2017

February 16, 2017

Principal’s Update

Happy President’s Day Weekend!

I am reposting the following as reminders.  We really need your help with this first one regarding Cold and Flu Season, as this week we saw an INCREASE in students coming in to school sick when they met the guidelines for staying at home.  Following these guidelines below,  it is imperative that you keep your child home at school if they are sick, please help us with this.

Regarding the second bullet, send me your stories of kindness, as we would love to celebrate how our community shows kindness and caring towards others!

  • Cold and Flu Season Guidelines- Please help us by keeping your child home if they have a fever, are throwing up and/or have diarrhea- and keep them home until they have been free of these symptoms for 24 hours. Now is a great time to refresh yourself on our Health Policies, so please click here to review.  Masking your child’s fever and sending them to school not only prevents your child from getting the rest they need, but also spreads the germs to other students and staff, continuing the cycle of sickness.  Thank you for helping our school stay as healthy as can be!
  • PSF Character Strength- Our Personal Success Factor Character Strength for February is Social Intelligence, often defined as being aware of how your actions influence or impact others. We decided that Empathy and Kindness/Caring would be good themes for this month and are “spreading the love” by showing a variety of ways to be kind and caring to others.  Keep an eye on our Cory Facebook Page for snapshots of how our classrooms are celebrating this character strength and be sure to read more about each of the Personal Success Factors by clicking here.  We would also LOVE to hear how your family is “spreading the love” so please click HERE to send any stories and/or pictures to me so we can share and celebrate as a community!
  • Spirit Gear Reminder: Grab your Cory Tee’s! Our online drive is happening now! Don’t miss out on the new gear for the year! Click HERE to see the newest gear, including a swanky new workout shirt!  #Reppin’CoryWhileWorkingOut!

Everyone enjoy your weekend and remember- NO SCHOOL on Monday!

In partnership,

Jennifer Harris, Proud Principal of Cory

Cory Canvas…Finding Your Rainbow – SAVE THE DATE

Thursday, March 9th
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Please RSVP here no later than 4pm on Tuesday, March 7th.

Dress in your favorite rainbow colors and come participate in a fantastic Art Night at Cory! There will be several art stations including folk dancing, recycling art, clay, and rainbow art with Ms. Alexander, Jaala Sheldon and crew. Please plan to join the fun!

We are still in need of snacks and other donations. Please reach out to Jaala at to contribute.

Top 10 reasons to come…
10. Check out the monochromatic school-wide
mural featuring every Cory student
9. Wear your best rainbow-themed attire
8. Sample colorful snacks
7. Watch and try folk dancing
6. Create a fun recycled art piece
5. Build a small clay piece to take home
4. Be part of a collaborative painting by creating
your own one inch by one inch addition
3. Admire a curtain created out of origami cranes
2. Listen to a brief Curator’s talk about art at Cory

And the top reason to attend:
1. Be a part of Cory’s exciting, new Art Night,
“Cory Canvas”, you won’t want to miss out!

Cory Annual Auction – Live Auction Item Preview, Gift Card Party and Themed Baskets

Hollywood: Lights, Camera, Auction!

April 7, 2017
6 p.m. Silent Auction
7:30 p.m. Live Auction and Paddle Raise Look in your Friday Folder to see the awesome line-up!
City Hall Events Venue
1144 Broadway

Tickets are $60 or $75 at the Door


Gift Card Party:

Gift Card Party Open House on Thursday, February 23 | 6-8 p.m. | The Home of Kris and Haven Smith | 1220 S York Street | You can also drop off any item donations at this party. Special thanks to YB Hungry – Catering by Yvette Bonanno-Tharp and Sweet Creations by Mandy for providing food at this event!


Bring in items for Themed Baskets. We need new, unwrapped items at all price levels. There is a registry at Target for item ideas, but feel free to innovate! First Grade Basket, Second Grade Basket, Third Grade Basket, Fourth Grade Basket, Fifth Grade Basket

Be a Star Family for Cory! Family sponsorships are vital to making the Cory Annual Auction a successful fundraiser for our kids. Your $125 donation goes directly to support the teachers and programs that make Cory one of the best elementary schools in Colorado. CLICK HERE TO BE A STAR FAMILY FOR CORY

Donate Wine!!! ONLINE via dollar amount or CONTACT HAVEN SMITH at

Host a Buy-A-Share Party! Host a party or put your name in and the committee can pair you up with other events to host. CONTACT HOLLY CARPENTER TO HOST at
Special thanks to our Star Family sponsors:


Ajay Bagal and Sarah Kienast
Gregg and Hyun-Jung Behmer
Justin and Miko Brown
Chris and Stephanie Campbell
Miles and Deanne Deeg
Bill and Kim Esbenshade
Jeff and Beth Forster
Brian and Lisa Glynn
Tyler and Karla Hand
Mike and Meg Harry
Bryan and Kristine Hawthorne
Bill and Cathy Holland
Jason and Lacy Jennings
Joe and Kristi Lindwall
Craig and Kimberly Lopez
Andrew Sarka and Pam Price
Don and Maggie Reaville
Andreas and Franka Rechkemmer
John Scherzinger and Jennifer Grumann
Marc and Ellen Sarti
Christian and Shannon Schmidt
Kris and Haven Smith
Jay and Samantha Sturhahn
Rhett and Lindsey Trees
Christian and Julie Toto
Jason and Pamela Wandry
Travis Wanger and Cindy Schatz
Michael Williams and Genevieve Hofman
Jason and Milli Wolfson
Andrew and Marti Freeman
Erik and Kate Knudsen


Camp Invention – The Launch Pad For Your Imagination

Children are presented with fun, hands-on challenges that encourage creative problem solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship and innovation.  Inspired by the Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame.   Learn more and secure your spot today for this summer’s all-new curriculum June 5 -9.