Parent Post – January 19, 2018

January 19, 2018

Dear Cory Community,

I hope everyone enjoyed a lovely day on Monday in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King.  In light of the work we do at Cory, I think the following MLK quote particularly resonates:  “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” The words of Dr. King inspire all of us to learn and grow intellectually and as compassionate, thoughtful human beings.

As we’ve been working on our school vision and mission, these ideas were central to naming what Cory is all about. We will be rolling out the vision and mission soon to the community. We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the work our staff has done on this front.

During our open house for prospective families this week we were able to talk about this vision and all of the opportunities students have had this year to dig into themes that are so relevant right now- immigration, civil rights, access to education etc. Thank you for your partnership in this educational journey.

Have a wonderful weekend!



Elizabeth TenCate

Interim Principal

Cory Elementary



On February 15, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, in the Cory Auditorium, we will host the community forum for our principal selection process.  This forum allows all community members to ask questions of the final candidates.  Please mark your calendars.  We hope to see you all there.


2018-19 School Calendar Approved

The Denver Board of Education tonight (Thursday, Dec. 21) adopted the 2018-19 School Calendar proposed by the Calendar Advisory Committee. Key items include:

  • Classes for most DPS schools start Aug. 20.
  • Classes for most DPS schools end May 31.
  • Students and educators at most DPS schools are off for full weeks at Thanksgiving, Winter Break and Spring Break.
  • Parent-teacher conferences have been renamed family conferences to reflect the diversity of our students’ home situations.

While this calendar applies to most DPS schools, some schools — district-run, including innovation, and charter — may vary their schedules. Please check with your individual schools to confirm days off.


Shots for Tots

2018 Low-cost immunizations for children & teens.  Review the flyer for more information.


Dine Out for Cory

Dine Out for Cory January 22nd AND 23rd from 3-9pm. On both Monday and Tuesday dine in, or take out your dinner at VIALE Pizza and Kitchen at 1390 S. Colorado Blvd.,
Jan. 22nd and 23rd VIALE will donate 20% back to the CORY PTA. Call 303-495-3065 for orders to go! Please tell them you are with Cory and see you there!

Also, MVMT, a Pilates and TRX studio is offering 3 free classes ($105 value!) to everyone who visits   Come to VIALE on their dine out days and they’ll be raffling off a month of Unlimited Membership worth $315!



Cory Auction SAVE THE DATE!!! April 20, 2018 The Cable Center at Denver University 6:30 to 10:30pm (stay tuned… more fun to come) Co-Chairs Leisa Sollenberger & Jaala Sheldon are excited to get the “wheels” turning for our Cory Annual Auction. Please let us know if you have interest in being a contestant on one of our fabulous committees. We’re going to have fun!

The Cory Auction would not be the GREAT success it is without the generous donations provided by Cory families and friends. If you or someone you know is interested in donating a vacation property, sporting event tickets, goods, or services please reach out to our donation committee head Lindsey Trees If you are interested in joining the auction committee please reach out to or

Thank you!!!!