Parent Post 1/19/2024

Posted January 19, 2024

We had a Kid’s Heart Challenge assembly today! Ask your child about it tonight!
Today in Mr. Doyle’s class we are learning about businesses and maps as kids create their very own neighborhood business map. Ask your child tonight to tell you about their map at home!
In Ms. Weaver’s class we managed to pack in some great learning during our short week!
Brr! Chilly temperatures to round out a busy week in Ms. Tilson’s class!  These kids are FUN!

Dear Cory Community,

Our Cory Community is amazing! With your support, we are able to foster deep connections to learning through opportunities for students to learn outside the classroom, outdoor learning (chicken coop/garden), and fine art performances that deepen our sense of equity so our students can build bridges to understand and welcome each other. We have built strong student relationships and the ability to make connections with each student and family in the building! Without your support, Cory would look very different because we wouldn’t be able to provide the opportunities that we do.   
Throughout the years, the community has supported Cory with ensuring we continue our work around providing each student with enrichment through specials, fine art experiences,  the chicken coop/garden, paraprofessional support, and student support services to enrich and grow students academic and social emotional success! We are thankful for such a supportive community! 
Next week, our school based decision making committees with finalize our budget for next year. We appreciate all your continued support throughout the year. 

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!

DPS SchoolChoice Window is Now Open!
DPS SchoolChoice for the 2024-25 school year is now open through 4 p.m. Feb. 12! The process is for students who want or need to attend a new school for the following school year, particularly incoming kindergarten, sixth- and ninth-grade students. All incoming ECE students, as well as incoming students who reside in an enrollment zone, must complete an application.

Research your school options using the School Finder, Enrollment Guides, FAQs or by contacting schools directly. 

To apply, create an account or sign in using your Parent Portal login. Then, rank your schools in order of preference and submit your application before 4 p.m. Feb. 12. Results will be released late March.

Call 720-423-3493, email or visit for more information.


  • January  23rd- CSC Meeting @ 4:00 pm to approve the budget 
  • January 29th PTA Dine Out – Vaile 
  • February 2nd  – PTA  meeting @8:30
  • February 7th – Cory Works Out @ Pearl Street Fitness 
  • 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 
  • February 29th – CSC Meeting at 4:00 
Summer Connections 2024 is set to return as a free, five-week program starting June 17 through July 19. DPS students at eligible schools entering first through fifth grade are invited to participate in this full-day program. Designed for student readiness, the program introduces students to next year’s curriculum with a special focus on STEM subjects. 

Students will also enjoy a variety of activities including Inventor’s Week, the Lego Challenge, career exploration and computer science. Plus, there’s an exciting field trip in store! 

Registration for families begins mid-February. Please refer families to the Summer Connections website for more information and updates. Staff who are interested in applying may submit their interest through this form.

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!!!

Upcoming Dates:

  • Cory Auction: Friday, April 26 @ DU’s Cable Center 

PTA Updates

  • DINE OUT AT VIALE: Mark your calendars! Our next Dine Out event is on Monday January 29 from 4-9pm at Viale (1390 S. Colorado Blvd.). Viale is donating 20% back to our school, so please mention Cory when dining in or ordering takeout. Dinner reservations are available!

CORY WORKS OUT: Join us for Cory Works Out at Pearl Street Fitness (1107 S. Pearl Street) on Wednesday, February 7 at 1pm! The cost to attend is $22, and 100% of proceeds go back to our school. Sign up here.

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DPS Discount Alert! 

DPS Discount Days are back! We wanted to share more discount offers with your families, students and staff. Please see the information below for an upcoming weekend of University of Colorado – Boulder basketball games!

Join us in supporting the CU Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams! The men’s team faces Oregon State on Saturday, January 20th at 5:00 p.m. at the CU Events Center. Tickets start at $30 with a portion of each ticket sale being donated back to the DPS Foundation!

The CU Women’s Basketball team takes on USC on Sunday, January 21st at 1:00 p.m. at the CU Events Center. Tickets start at $10 with a portion of ticket sales also being donated back to the DPS Foundation!

Buy your tickets today: Denver Public Schools Offer – CU Basketball (

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.

Thank you!

Join the Kids Heart Challenge at Cory Elementary School! Our goal is to rally all families to join our team, learn Hands-Only CPR, build awareness, and raise lifesaving funds for the American Heart Association.
Ready to kick off? Sign up, make a lifesaving donation, and start Finn’s Mission by downloading the free app for iPhone or Android, or registering online:!
Any student who raises $50 will qualify to purchase discounted tickets and get a special ON COURT experience with the Denver Nuggets! The class with the highest percentage of students register gets an EXTRA PE CLASS! And, any student who completes Finn’s Mission will get to come to the KHC Glow PARTY! Also, every student who raises $200 will get to turn Mr. C into a Human Disco Ball with GLITTER SLIME!
Want to see why students are buzzing Kids Heart Challenge? Watch the Official Kick Off VideoAnchor! (
Anchor  If 50% of our students register online our school will receive a $500 bonus for fitness and well-being equipment.
The heart of the matter:
One family saved a life with Hands-Only CPR that they learned from Finn’s Mission. Hands-Only CPR, provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest, can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival.