Parent Post 10/13/2022

Posted October 13, 2022

4th Grade Mathematicians studying a student’s exemplar work in order to support their own organization and learning! 
4th grade sharing circle about animal defense mechanisms. 
Walk/Roll to school day was a huge success, and a ton of fun!
3rd Grade SPREE field trip!
More from the 3rd Grade SPREE field trip!
1st Grade Mathematicians collaborating on a subtraction game!

Dear Cory Community,

I would like to express my gratitude for our amazing community. Without our community partnership, we would not be able to provide opportutnies for all our students.  Thank you all for supporting our mission and vision! A very special thank you to the PTA for providing lunch to teachers on Wednesday for Parent Teacher Conferences! It was delicious. Please make sure to stop by the office and pick up any serving material you may have left. 

It is October, which means that we are gearing up for our fall parade. Students will get to dress up and celebrate fall! We will celebrate on 10/31 starting at 2:00. We are inviting all families to join us outside for a parade at 2:50.  Please mark your calendars and look for additional information about this fun community event!  If you wish for your child not to participate, please let your child’s teacher know as we will have alternative actives that your child can engage in. 

Thanksgiving Lunch will be November 17th. Please fill out the form if you are going to attend lunch.  We will need to provide the district final numbers on attendance for this event by Tuesday.  

Please join us for First/Second Grade Parent Literacy Information Night!

Who: Cory First and Second Grade Caring Adults

When: November 3rd from 5:00pm-6:00pm

Where: Cory Elementary Library

Why:To help families understand the new literacy curriculum and current literacy philosophy 

RSVP: Sarah Clark at                                     

Students showing our Random Acts of Kindness Value of the Month – Caring! Keep being caught in the “ACT”! 


  • October 14th – Non Contact Day (no school for students)
  • October 17th – Non Contact Day (no school for students)
  • October 18 –  November 1 – Cory Gear Drive 
  • October 24th & 25th PTA Dine Out @Pete’s-A-Pie & the Junction Bar
  • October 25  – Cory Works Out @ Trans Kickboxing 
  • Fall Clean-Up – TBD per Mother Nature
  • November 3rd – 1st & 2nd Literacy Night – 5:00 – 6:00 pm
  • November 4th PTA Meeting 8:30am @ Cory
  • November 14th – 17th – Scholastic Book Fair
  • November 17th – Thanksgiving  Family Lunch
  • November 17th – Thursday STEAM Night      
  • November 21st – November 25th – Thanksgiving Break

Dear Cory Community,
We strive to support equity for all students in our diverse Cory Community. One way of doing so this year is by offering the opportunity for equity education to our parent community. These sessions will be similar to the educational opportunities our staff has undergone. 
If you would like to be involved in planning and/or participating please contact me, Amber Bourgeois,, or 720-424-8431.
I look forward to hearing from you, and thank you!
In partnership, Amber Bourgeois

“Educational equity means that each child receives what he or she needs to develop to his or her full academic and social potential.”  – Unknown

Thank you and have a wonderful, 4-day weekend!

Amber  Bourgeois 

Joan Wieser 

We have your school pictures ready for you to share with your families. Along with that, your digital school service items are ready for you.

PICTURE DAY DASHBOARD: Please direct all care takers to your dashboard to view and order photos from. We have already sent out our Smile Club members an email letting them know that galleries are live, but please send your communication out to everyone and be sure to include your dashboard URL. 

Thank you for all who participated in Walk and Roll to School Day!!
Did you meet our Celebrity Crossing Guard – our own City Councilman Paul Kashmann?
Our raffle ticket winner goes to Dylan in Mr. Doyle’s 1st Grade Class!  Congratulations on winning a lunch with Principal Wieser!

1st Grade
Walk : Emerson – Doyle – 1.2 miles
Bike : Olivia – Keldin – 2.2 miles – NICE WORK OLIVIA!!!

2nd Grade
Walk : Nico – Guerrero – 1.2 miles
Bike : Caroline – Guererro – 0.9 miles

3rd Grade
Walk : Aaron – Golden – 1.0 miles
Bike : Anna – Golden – 0.9

4th Grade
Walk : Sam M. – Sherrill – 0.9 miles
Bike : Lily – Moreland – 0.7 miles

5th Grade
Walk : Christopher – Hanock – 0.9 miles
Bike : Norah – Laughlin – 0.7 miles

Coming Soon: Cory Gear Drive, 10/18-11/1

Get ready to show your school spirit! This year’s Cory Gear Drive is running from October 18 through November 1, and all Cory logo gear purchased , including shirts, sweatshirts, and caps, will be delivered before holiday break. Watch out for the link to order in your inbox and Friday folders fliers next week!.

Cory Dines Out: 10/24-10/25 @ Pete’s-A-Pie & The Junction Bar

Dine out all day on Monday, 10/24 and Tuesday, 10/25 at Pete’s-A-Pie at the Junction (2000 S. Colorado Blvd). Be sure to mention Cory and Pete’s-A-Pie will donate 20% back to Cory! In addition, the Junction bar is donating 10% of sales back to Cory, so be sure to stop by for a drink too!

Cory Works Out: 10/25 @ Trans Kickbocking

Join us on Tuesday, October 25th from 10-11am at Tran’s Fitness & Kickboxing (1550 S. Colorado Blvd) for Cory Works Out!

This is a total body fitness experience like none other that focuses on upper body strikes. With every strike, your core muscles engage, and you get a full-body workout that promotes weight loss and overall fitness.   Get in shape and boost your confidence with this fitness class with us! The cost to participate is $20 (please Venmo @CoryElementary) and all proceeds will go to the Cory PTA. There are only 12 spots available, so please be sure to reserve soon!

Volunteers Needed: Cory Works Out

Volunteers are needed to co-chair the Cory Works Out fundraising program! This role helps to plan and coordinate 2-4 workout classes with local studios that give back to the Cory PTA.  Examples of businesses we have partnered within the past include Lagree Luxe, F45, Barre Forte, and more. If interested, please reach out to Stephanie Campbell

Become a PTA Member

PTA membership is a great way to get involved in the Cory community, and members have a vote on any issues raised at monthly PTA meetings. Membership is $15 for an individual and $30 for a couple. Join today by submitting payment through PayPal or Venmo (@CoryElementary), and checks made out to “Cory Elementary PTA” can be dropped off in the front office. 

Friend of Cory Campaign Committee

We are a group of parents co-chairing the Cory Elementary PTA annual fundraising campaign, and hope we can count on your support by making your gift today.  

Families that participate with a tax-deductible contribution allow Cory to provide all students with:

  • Paraprofessional educators in each classroom
  • Full-time Art, P.E., and Music teachers
  • Enrichment experiences, including the school garden and chicken coop
  • Classroom technology upgrades and learning tools

Not every DPS school has the same level of parental commitment and engagement as our community, and we’re thankful to everyone who chooses to support the Friends of Cory Fundraising campaign.

This year, we have a goal of raising $55,000 and achieving 100% family participation in our effort. To help raise awareness and encourage others to participate, we’ve created unique Cory ‘thank you’ items at various gift levels:  

  • $500 donation = yard sign
  • $300 donation = car magnet
  • Gift of any size = kids bracelet

Please make your tax-deductible gift today. Your donation helps make Cory the best it can be. 

Mary Beth Carpenter, Keren Nimmo, Scott Jahnke, Kelly LaBoon
Friends of Cory Co-Chairs

Please come check out the Lost and Found Area! There are quite a few items in there that need to go back to their homes. 

 First/Second Grade Parent 
Literacy Information Night

Who: Cory First and Second Grade Caring Adults

When: November 3rd from 5:00pm-6:00pm

Where: Cory Elementary Library

Why: To help families understand the new literacy curriculum and current literacy philosophy 

RSVP: Sarah Clark at

Want  to Volunteer
We would love to have you come in and help. We have lots of places you can come in and help out; the library, classrooms, outside recess and lunch duties, copies for the office and many other duties. 

Please complete the background check through this site:

Homecoming Football Game and Volleyball DPL Championship!
Come out and support ravens athletics this Thursday! Our homecoming football game will take place on Thursday at 4pm at All City Stadium. Our game vs Vista Peak will also include halftime performances and homecoming royalty announcements.  
Also, on Thursday night following the football game our volleyball team will host rival Denver East for the DPS league championship. First serve is at 7pm!
Tickets can be purchased at the door or presale online tickets(recommended) for both events

Feeder Team Basketball Tryouts for 5-8th grade boys and girls. 
Come try out for the Ravens boys and girls basketball feeder teams. All players and abilities are welcome. Girls tryouts are 10/22 at 11am -1:30pm and Boys tryouts are 10/23 at 11am – 1:30pm at Denver South High School. 
Our teams play in the gold crown competitive feeder league December – February. Please use the sign up link below to secure your tryout spots. There is also a flyer attached with a QR code and embed link for easy access. We look forward to hosting you at Denver South!
Sign up Link for Feeder Basketball

At Cory we love learning and laughter.
We grow by trying new things and learning from our mistakes.
We embrace challenges with the courage to do our best.
We persevere.
We show respect for our community through caring, responsible actions.  
We celebrate each others’ differences and accomplishments.
At Cory we love learning and laughter.