Parent Post – 10.21.15

Posted October 21, 2015

Dinner for the Teachers on Oct 27th

Let’s give our Teachers a well deserved “Thank You” during Parent Teacher Conferences.

Please help us provide a dinner for the teachers.  CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP. If you are able to bring in a dish it must be either in a Crock pot or brought warm after school.  Please bring it to the teachers lounge on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. Our kids’ teachers will greatly appreciate it!  Be sure to label your dishes and they will be available for pick up the following morning at the school.

Thank you for volunteering!
Sincerely, Your PTA Board

Fall Celebrations and Costumes

Fall Celebrations and Costumes are BACK at Cory! In order to celebrate the DPS Shared Core Value of FUN, our Cory Team thought it would be a great idea to bring back costumes and a parade for the students. The following will occur on Friday, October 30 as we celebrate fall and Halloween:
Costumes: Bring your costume to school to be put on in the afternoon. No blood, no weapons, no makeup, no masks, no hair dye.

Students can put on their costumes beginning at 2:00. The parade will start at 2:15. 1st grade will start and we will parade through 5th and then one walk around the school.

Classes will all have their celebrations after the parade from 2:45-3:20. We look forward to seeing all of you for this fun celebration to kick off the fall season!


Book Fair

The CORY SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR is coming…November 16th – 19th with set up on Thursday November 12th and clean up on Friday the 20th.  Let’s connect more kids with more books. Profits will bring books and technology (Promethean Board) to the Cory classrooms and library.

Your help is needed! Support the effort by volunteering.
To sign up to volunteer,  CLICK HERE:

Book Fair Co-Chairs
Danielle Duffy
Cathy Holland


Winter Enrichment

WINTER ENRICHMENT REGISTRATION IS UP! Check out the Cory Before & After School webpage for info on winter classes, including Spanish, French, basketball, fencing for all grades, computer coding, theatre, and MORE.

ALL registration will be done online, so make sure to check out the page for information! Any questions, please contact Todd at (720) 377-6834 or via email at Thank you for your support of enrichment!

Cory Dines Out

Please mark your calendar on these EASY ways to raise money for Cory, while having dinner!
Cory Dines Out October
Which Wich
3970 E. Buchtel Blvd (Evans and Colorado)
Tuesday, Oct. 27  4pm to 8pm
20% to Cory
Dine in or take out

Cory Dines Out November
Slotted Spoon
2730 S Colorado Boulevard
(next to King Soopers at the University Hills Shopping Center)
Monday, November 9th  11am to close
20% to Cory
Dine in or take out

Halloween Concert Opportunity

Are you interested in enjoying a spirited Halloween concert that is guaranteed to be fun for the entire family? Come hear Ms. Polete and The Cherry Creek Chorale perform their “Boo!” concert on Friday 10/23 (7:30pm) or Saturday 10/24 (2:00pm) at Bethany Lutheran Church.

Be sure to wear your best Halloween costume and enjoy music from The Nightmare Before Christmas, Harry Potter, Phantom of the Opera, and much more! Click here for more details, including how to purchase tickets.

Box Tops due this Friday- OCTOBER 23

Cory raises money each year from the collection of box tops. Each teacher will have a bag in their room used for collection of the tops. If you have any to share with us, please send them into school and be sure to write the teachers name on the bag so that your room gets credit for the tops! The class who collects the most tops will get a pizza party at the end of the year!

Spooky Story Night

Spooky Story Night is on Thursday, October 29th from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m on Cory’s First Floor. Wear Your Costume if you dare and come enjoy scary tales, crafts, and activities!

Teacher Spotlight

This week we had a chance to chat with Amy Polete, our Music teacher!

Q. How did you find music and this profession?
My mom and dad got me hooked on music from a very early age. They enrolled me in Kindermusik classes at age three, and later, piano lessons at age five. I grew up participating in children’s choirs in both Illinois and Colorado (hooray for Young Voices of Colorado!) I always loved my musical activities, from piano lessons to children’s choir, learning violin, taking voice lessons, and participating in musical theatre. I was hooked and knew music would always be a part of my life because it brought me so much joy! I had wonderful music teachers throughout my life that inspired me to become a music teacher myself, but the woman who had the most impact on my decision to pursue Music Education was my high school music teacher at Mountain Vista High School. I wanted to be just like her, and she’s still a great mentor and support for me! I love teaching music – I simply can’t imagine doing any other job!

Q. Is Cory what you thought it would be?
I was thrilled when I was offered the job at Cory, but I couldn’t have dreamed it would be THIS fantastic! I have been so blown away by the care and support of the staff, the parents, and the students! New surprises turn up regularly that just WOW me! The opportunities available to Cory students and teachers are incredible and I am so thankful to have a tremendous amount of resources available to make music/the arts magical and memorable for students!

Q. If you found yourself stranded on a desert island, what instrument would you wish to have with you?
Oddly enough, I think I’d choose a BANJO! I’ve always been intrigued by the instrument but have never taken the time to sit down and learn it. Being stranded on an island would afford me PLENTY of time to practice! =)