Parent Post 1/5/2024

Posted January 5, 2024

4th graders participated in the game Building Colorado: Cities which combines history, economics, and geography. Students worked in teams to develop cities while making their own choices about actual historic events in Colorado, which is the next unit of study. Way to go teams!
Our Cougars enjoy First Friday assemblies;) 
Today, kids worked in groups to show their knowledge of various topics from ancient Egypt. Ask your child tonight to tell you what they were an expert on for our class. Kids focused on farming along the Nile, cities in ancient Egypt, hieroglyphs, and ancient Egyptian gods.
3rd Grade sharing what they learned about the Ancient Roman Civilization 

Dear Cory Community,

Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break! As we start the new semester and new year, it is that time of the year that we continue teaching in this school year and start looking forward to the next school year. This includes budgeting around our priority areas. Cory is a committed community school that values the supports for students. One of the critical parts is ensuring we have identified priority areas from our students, staff, and the community. The School Leadership Team and Collaborative School Committee met this week to prioritize the budget and determine areas of need.  We are thankful to the families who attended the CSC meeting this week to determine priority areas.  I will share more budget information in the coming weeks.   

We were so excited to welcome students back! First Friday today focused on RESPECT. Students learned what respect is and how to be respectful.   Although it was a short week, many of our Cougars received Pride Tickets for flexing our values!  We are so proud of our Cougars! 


  • January 10th – PTA Dine Out Flower Child 
  • January 11th – School Choice Opens 
  • January 11th, PTA Happy Hour @ Location TBD
  • January 15th – NO SCHOOL – MLK DAY
  • January  23rd- CSC Meeting @ 4:00 pm to approve the budget 
  • February 2nd  – PTA  meeting @8:30
  • February 14th – Valentine Day celebrations
  • February 16th – No Contact Day – No School for Students
  • February 19th – NO SCHOOL – Presidents’ Day 
  • February 22nd – Literacy Night

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.

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

5th grade parents

If your child is going to Balarat and needs medication we do not have at school already please contact the school nurse.

School Nurse

Tiffany Stevenson MSN


Office Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays

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