Parent News 1/14/2022

Posted February 3, 2022


Cory Families,

I hope everyone is well!  A handful of Cory artwork is on display again at the Eugene Field Library.  Be sure to stop in and see the amazing art that will be on display until mid-February.  Featured pieces include embroidery stitching on burlap, difference maker portraits, American Revolution stitching projects, sewn creatures, collages, landscapes, and more.

If you are interested in being a sub at Cory,  please follow this link. Having an adequate number of subs will support keeping Cory open and not have to pivot too remote because of an operational closure.  If you are interested and have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. 

DPS has updated the COVID 19 Screening and Testing Decision Tree.  Please use this document to support any

decision making with your students.  

Don’t forget to check the lost and found! There is quite a collection of coats, gloves, hats, lunch boxes and much more! 

Have a safe and healthy weekend! See you all on Tuesday! 

Joan Wieser
Cory Elementary 


  • No school 1/17
  • 1/20 CSC Meeting at 6:00 pm to approve the budget 
  • January 19: Dine Out at Viale
  • January 20: Spring Auction Kick Off-Meeting via Zoom
  • April 22: Spring Auction

It is that time of year again for Vision, Hearing, and Dental Screenings!  

When February 1st and 2nd with rescreening on Feb 3rd

Please make sure your child has their glasses, contact lenses, or hearing devicesIf you would NOT like your child to participate in screenings

Email the School Nurse you would like your child to Opt Out Of Screening

Please leave me your child’s name, teacher, and grade level
Discovery Link News
In order to better assist our families and respond to their feedback, we will be keeping registration for Enrichment Classes open until December 31st at 5pm. We still have openings in a number of classes

Although it is months away, this warm December weather has us thinking about next Summer. For Summer 2022, ELCS will offer traditional Discovery Link summer camps, as well as the return of Enrichment Exploration Camps. Discovery Link summer camps will run from 6/13/22 – 8/5/22, Monday – Friday, between the hours of 7:00am – 5:30pm (with no camp on 7/4/22). Enrichment Exploration Camps will run the same dates from 7:30am – 5:30pm. Registration for camp will open in late January/early February – you will receive more information in the following weeks. We can’t wait to spend Summer in the City with you!

Empower Affiliates 
Please see this flyer for some fun after school activities. 

Dine Out at Viale on Wednesday, January 19

Join the Cory PTA for our next dine-out event on Wednesday, January 19 at Viale (1390 S. Colorado Blvd)! Viale is donating 15% from ALL sales between 11am-9pm to Cory, and take-out and dine-in orders are included. We look forward to seeing you there!

Spring Auction Kick-Off Meeting: Thursday, January 20

If you are interested in supporting this year’s Spring Auction, please join the Cory PTA board for a kick off meeting on Thursday, January 20 at 7 p.m.!  

We will discuss volunteer opportunities and identify people who would like to serve on committees that plan and manage various auction elements, including item procurement; event logistics; theme & decor; marketing & promotions; and technology management. There are large and small roles to play in this year’s auction, so please attend this meeting if you are interested in getting involved!

Zoom link for the January 20 meeting. We look forward to bringing the Cory community together to host another successful Spring Auction!

Are you using Amazon Smile?

Support Cory when you purchase through Amazon online! Mobile and desktop purchases are now eligible. Log onto and select “John Cory Elementary PTA” when making your Amazon purchases online.

Parent Support Needed on January 21 & 26

Ms. Wilberg (our school psychologist intern) is planning for Ned’s Mindful Mission to present a schoolwide show on growth mindset! To host this show for no cost, the Cory PTA must sell some of Ned’s products afterschool on January 21 and 26. We are looking for a few parent volunteers to help manage the sales table. If you would like to help, please use this sign up link.  


Get your future Jaguar geared up with Merrill Schwagg!  You can purchase Merrill-branded clothing and items here.  These make perfect holiday gifts and you receive 20% off with code:  DEC21 through this month!