Parent Post 1/12/2023

Posted January 12, 2024

Today’s weather lesson was taught by guest teachers Abby and Olivia. Both girls researched a topic to present to the class and did a wonderful job!
We are learning about shape attributes. Mrs. .Nagel showed us how to build a cube.
In Ms. Miller’s class students began a collaborative project about the geographic regions of Colorado. Each group is working to become experts on a particular region, and create a visual that their classmates can refer to throughout the unit.
In Mr. Doyle’s class the kids did a math workshop in which they explored equivalent expressions. Kids had to find a subtraction sentence and addition sentence that were equal and combine them together using the equal sign. Everybody was very proud of themselves and I wanted to share pictures of their hard work that I forgot to post earlier. 
5th Grade students having fun at Ameritowne

Dear Cory Community,

Mark Your Calendars: SchoolChoice Round 1 Dates
YOU DO NOT need to do anything if you are staying at CORY.
5th Grades families will need to choice for Middle School!

SchoolChoice Round 1 for the 2024-25 school year will open at 10 a.m. on Jan. 11, 2024 and close at 4 p.m. Feb. 12, 2024.

Families can apply here. Families with existing Parent Portal accounts can log in using their username and password and families who do not have Parent Portal accounts will set up a new account. 

The SchoolChoice Round 1 open enrollment window for the 2024-25 school year opens at 10 a.m. on Jan. 11 and runs through Feb. 12, 2024 at 4 p.m. Watch our video in English or Spanish to learn more about submitting your SchoolChoice application. 

Check out our FAQ for a larger overview of the SchoolChoice process. If you need additional help or have questions, start by contacting the SchoolChoice hotline at 720-423-3493, emailing or contacting your child’s school.


  • January 15th – NO SCHOOL – MLK DAY
  • January 16th – Equity Team Meeting @ 4:00
  • January  23rd- CSC Meeting @ 4:00 pm to approve the budget 
  • February 2nd  – PTA  meeting @8:30
  • February 13th & 14th – PTA Dine out Beard Papa’s is a Cory family owned business and donating 40%
  • February 14th – Valentine Day celebrations
  • February 16th – No Contact Day – No School for Students
  • February 19th – NO SCHOOL – Presidents’ Day 
  • February 22nd – Literacy Night
  • February 27th – PTA Dine out – Cherry Cricket 
ROUND TWO! Schoolwide Social Emotional Screener! 

Help us get 400 Cory parents/ guardians to complete our new school wide, social-emotional screener called the BESS!

Parents and guardians, please help us, help your child grow socially and emotionally this year! Please complete the ratings again, even if you did it in the Fall.

Take 5 (or less!) minutes to complete the Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BESS) screener for your child. This helps us to better understand your child’s social and emotional needs. Results will be shared with your classroom teachers at the end of February so you can compare your child’s Fall and Winter ratings. The Winter screening window will remain open until mid-January and will reopen again in Spring for the final screening period of the 23-24 school year. You can complete the WINTER screener for your child by clicking on the link below. Thank you for your partnership!

Want more information? What is the BESS?
Please join us in celebrating the work of Cory artists currently on view at the Eugene Field Branch of the Denver Public Library. Students in grades 2-5 chose two artists, or collaborations, from their class to represent Cory in this exhibition. The artwork from the following students will be up throughout the month of January: Wren Foster; Nomi Barfoot; James Vann; Will Swindell & Tommy Woodward; Sienna Samborn; Maya Leonard; Annie Seatter; Ashton Lin; Fiona Smith; Crosby Foster; Vincent Machol; Ruby Hanson; Cole Chotin and Jake Gooden; Joan Smith; Mavis Ng; Tucker Trees; Molly McCrary; Sawyer Sharp & Mack Tiehen; Gwenyth Gardner; VA Maggiore; Diego Hernandez-Espinoza; Aiden Wiens & Tim Abel; Max Reinhard; and Evelyn Brown.
Denver Public Library – Eugene Field Branch
810 S. University Blvd. Denver, CO

Help!!! Lost and Found is overflowing. Please send your student to check Lost and Found and also feel free to check for yourself. All items in Lost and Found have been bagged and placed in the auditorium. We will be donating these times  at the end of the month. Thanks!!!

PTA Updates

Upcoming Dates:

  • Dine Out: Monday, January 29 @ Viale
  • Next PTA Meeting: Friday, February 2 @ Cory 8:30am

PTA Updates

DINE OUT AT VIALE: Mark your calendars! Our next Dine Out event is on Monday, January 29 at Viale (1390 S. Colorado Blvd.). More details to come!

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DPS Discount Alert! The National Western Stock Show

Happy New Year! DPS Discount Days are back for 2024! We wanted to share more discount offers with your families, students and staff. Please see the information below for the upcoming National Western Stock Show.

Join us in supporting the National Western Stock Show this season from January 6th to 21st! Two dollars from each ticket purchased will be donated back to Denver Public Schools Foundation!

Buy your tickets today and be sure to use discount code DPSF at check out: National Western Stock Show, Rodeo, Horse Show | Online Ticket Office | Promotions (

You can also visit for more information on these discounts and other special offers. Any help you can provide in distributing these opportunities would be greatly appreciated

Ready for a life-changing mission Cory Elementary School? Grab your family and join us in learning Hands-Only CPR through the Kids Heart Challenge!

How to get started:Download the app for iPhone or Android, or register online! From there, AHA Ambassador Finn will be your guide. Conquer Finn’s Mission with your family!
Exciting news: NFL and AHA have teamed up, offering a chance to WIN TICKETS TO SUPERBOWL 2025!EVERY STUDENTwhocompletes Finn’s Mission will be entered into a regional sweepstakes to win TWO SUPERBOWL 2025 TICKETS!

Click here to learn more (
Why does it matter?
Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in America and is 80% preventable. We want to empower families to take charge of their heart health.