Parent Post – February 24, 2017

February 24, 2017

Cory Spirit Gear

Attention Cory Cougars! It’s not too late to get Cory gear for the year! Our second ONLINE Spirit Gear drive will begin February 10th and end TOMORROW (Sunday)! Click HERE to see the newest gear!  Questions, contact Bliss.

Cory Enrichment Families – Spring Enrichment Session

It’s time to start spreading the word about our Spring Enrichment Session, which will begin Tuesday, April 4th, and continue for 7 weeks through Friday, May 19th. We will be offering many of the same classes from this Winter, as well as returning a few warm-weather classes like Skateboarding and Parkour! Registration will be open for 3 weeks, starting at 9AM on Monday, March 6th, and closing on Friday, March 24th at 9PM. Click here to register: Cory/C3 Spring 17 Enrichment.We will not be accepting late registrations except for special circumstances, so please sign up during our 3-week window. As always, feel free to email me at if you have any questions. I’m looking forward to another great session of enrichment classes to close out the year!

DPS Greenhouse and Garden Forum

We are excited to announce our 5th Annual DPS Greenhouse and Garden Forum to be held on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 from 9AM until 2PM!  This is a FREE event!  We will be offering interactive and informative 1 to 2 hour breakout sessions in the morning; and then 45 minute question and answer panels in the afternoon on a variety of school garden-related topics.  Also, come early for breakfast and stay for lunch provided by Chipolte! All teachers, parents, students, administrators, interested and involved community members and school representatives from other districts are also invited to attend!!   Learn how to connect your classroom with a school gardens across the district!  Meet with local organizations like Denver Urban Gardens, The Kitchen Community and Denver Slow Food.  Find great curriculum, seeds for school gardens and other resources!

Click our Eventbrite site for more information on topics and to register.

Informational Event URL:

We look forward to seeing all of you at the Forum and sharing a wealth of gardening resources with you!

Calling all 3rd Grade Cory Families: Help us Stuff the teacher lounge with treats on Tuesday February 28th

3rd grade Cory Cougars let’s show our teachers how much we love and appreciate them. Please bring your favorite treats to “stuff” the teacher lounge on Tuesday February 28th. Treats might include: bag of chips, package of candy bars, bag of candy, chocolate bars, cookies, box of k-cups, nuts, frozen dinners, box of microwave popcorn, six pack of sodas, waters, sparkling waters, granola bars or any other treat you can dream up.

Kiddos should bring their treat to the table by the couches before school. They may also write a note. Note cards will be available before school.

Come on Cory Cougars let’s show our LOVE!

Exciting News from the Library

On March 9th, the author Jessica Day George is visiting Cory’s 3rd – 5th graders for a presentation and book signing. She has written many great fantasy books, including the series “Tuesdays at the Castle”. Her new book in the series, Saturdays at Sea has just been released. All of her books are available for pre-order. Simply fill out the Order Form – Jessica Day George (it can also be found on the library wiki at and bring in cash or a check to the library. I have multiple copies of all of her books available. Jessica will sign books after her presentation on March 9th. Books can also be ordered online through the Tattered Cover – the link is on the form. Feel free to contact me with any questions:

Dawn Miller
Teacher Librarian/Technology Teacher

Cory Philanthropic Service Club – First Annual Service Day Event

Founded and run by a small group of Cory kids, the Cory Philanthropic Service Club is having it’s first annual service day event Sunday, March 19 from 2-4pm. Over the last year, Cory Phil members have been hard at work researching, touring and presenting information they’ve gathered on non-profit charitable organizations both local and around the globe. Last month, the group voted to have their service event benefit Sole Hope, an organization that makes shoes out of old denim for impoverished children in Uganda.

Ugandans are commonly afflicted by foot related infections, much attributable to the jigger bug. A minuscule insect that causes immense pain by burrowing deep into the foot, laying eggs then often leaving the host infected, jiggers are highly prevalent in this country. In rural areas children often go without shoes leaving them extraordinarily susceptible.

On our service day, we will have a local representative and elementary school teacher give a brief presentation of Sole Hope to be followed with directions on how to begin he shoe making process. The shoe kits that we make will be mailed to an Ugandan shoe maker who will sew the uppers and attach the soles. Guest are encouraged but not required to bring a check for $10 addressed to Sole Hope to cover cost for shipping ($2), pay the tailor ($3), shoemaker ($3), and for finishing supplies such as tires, thread, and glue ($2).

We would love to have the entire Cory community join but have to limit it to the first 25 3rd, 4th and 5th grade families who register online through signupgenius.

There will be a box for old denim near the office through March 17. Families are more than welcome to bring their own along with fabric scissors for cutting the day of the event. Please RSVP via signup genius Feel free to reach out to me personally with any questions.

Thanks and hope to see you there!
Milli Wolfson

Cory Annual Auction – Auction Item Donations Due March 1. We Need Buy-A-Share Parties!

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


Pre-Auction Events:

Stock the Bar Party on Thursday, March 16 | 6-8 p.m. | The Home of Ben Myren and Amy Duclos | 1145 S Garfield | Help us stock the Bartender’s Dream! Check your email on Monday for an evite.


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

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 BasketSecond Grade BasketThird Grade BasketFourth Grade BasketFifth Grade Basket

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
Chris and Kelli Murphy
Russell and Shahla Hebets
Chris and Samantha Powell
Deborah Freeman
Chad and Mona Krull


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!

NEW! Cory Canvas Spirit Day, Sponsored by the Student Council!

Thursday, March 9 we’d like to encourage everyone to get excited about our Rainbow Art Night by dressing in grade-level colors.   Fifth grade = red, fourth = orange, third = yellow, second = green, first = blue, and staff = purple. Wear as much of your color as you can to get that Cory Rainbow Spirit! (No wigs, hair dye, hats, or face paint, please.)