Parent Post 10/28/2022

Posted October 28, 2022

A 5th grade Reading Buddy reading with a 1st Grade Reader in Mr. Doyle’s class. 
3rd Graders playing Meet me in the Middle at PE!
Your classes and families are all amazing! We have SO MANY socks! My minivan is packed.
The annual 1st Grade Pumpkin math Project! 

Dear Cory Community,

Thank you so much for the pizza lunch on Tuesday, October 25! We are so appreciative of the love and support from our community. 

 We are gearing up for our fall parade. Students will get to dress up and celebrate fall! We will celebrate on Monday starting at 2:15. We are inviting all families to join us outside for a parade at 2:50.  The start of the parade will begin at the front of the building and will conclude on the playground.   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. If your child chooses to wear a costume for the parade be sure that the costume does not include a weapon or masks with blood/gore.  Also, nothing too scary or uncomfortable for school.

COVID Reporting Update:
Anyone can report Covid positive students or staff members. Please be sure to report all cases. Please use this COVID Report Form. Please let Jeanette Hofer, school nurse, know if you have any questions.

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                                      

 News from the art room:
Back by request, we are partnering with Original Works to offer families the opportunity to have their children’s artwork printed onto merchandise items.  A personalized flier is coming home in this week’s Friday Folder/take home folder with more information on how to place orders.  The deadline for ordering is Nov. 16.  All original art pieces that students have made this year will come home soon on portfolio day, at the end of the trimester. Thank you for supporting this fundraiser for our Cory art program!

A handful of Cory artists will have their artwork on display at the Eugene Field Library for the month of November. If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by to see the amazing show!

A gentle reminder about the start time in the morning. We are seeing quite a few tardies as of late 

8:10 Students can arrive at Cory and play on the playground.

 8:15: First Bell – Students will line up on the blacktop 

8:20:  Learning Begins—Students arriving after 8:20 need to go to the office to get a tardy slip.


  • October 18 –  November 1 – Cory Gear Drive 
  • November – Dine Out – Supperbell (all month)
  • November 3rd- CSC Meeting @ 4pm: Agenda
  • November 3rd – 1st & 2nd Literacy Night – 5:00 – 6:00 pm
  • November 4th PTA Meeting 8:30am @ Cory
  • November 6th – Fall Clean Up on the playground
  • November 14th – 17th – Scholastic Book Fair
  • November 16th – Deadline to order Original Works Art 
  • November 17th – Thanksgiving  Family Lunch with Parents 
  • November 17th – Thursday STEAM Night      
  • November 18 – Wish Gifts Fundraiser @ wish Gifts
  • November 21st – November 25th – Thanksgiving Break

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!

Joan Wieser 

Amber  Bourgeois 

5th Grade parents touring at Merrill

Parents, please drop off your child in the office/lobby at 10:10 and pick them up at 1:10. They will be introduced to their ambassador and head to class right after you drop them off. 

If your child attends Cory, please know that we are NOT able to pick up and drop off your child even though we are on the same campus. Thank you for your understanding. 

Make sure you purchase your Thanksgiving Lunch tickets by November 9th! You can come to the office to purchase your Thanksgiving Lunch tickets. Either by Check or Exact Change. You will receive your  meal tickets at that time.
                                       Adults $5.00 each
                                       Siblings $3.00 each

Cory Gear Drive: 10/18-11/1
Show your school spirit! This year’s Cory Gear Drive is running until November 1, so purchase your shirts, sweatshirts, and caps today! All items will be delivered before the holiday break. Please write your child’s name and teacher in the “comments” section at checkout. Click here to start shopping today!

School Yearbook
The yearbook team is collecting student life pictures for the 2022-2023 Cory yearbook. If you have photos of the recent fall events, please share them with us! We would love to include photos of the Cory movie night, First Day of School, Dance,  Fun Run, Fall Carnival, Field trips, theme days, and other school related events. We will also be asking for photos from upcoming events such as STEAM night and the Thanksgiving luncheon. 

Photos can be uploaded to the community google share site here. Please include names/grades of students. 
If you have any questions, contact Kristen at

November PTA Meeting: Friday, 11/4
Join us for the November PTA meeting on Friday, November 4 in the cafeteria. The agenda and minutes from last month’s meeting will be distributed next week.

Volunteers Needed: Fall Cleanup on Sunday, 11/6
On Sunday, November 6 from 9:30am-noon, the PTA is hosting the annual Fall Cleanup! We’ll be raking leaves, clipping bushes, planting bulbs, all while enjoying refreshments (expect donuts!) and good company! Students, parents, siblings, alums, grandparents and other Cory fans are welcome. Plan on staying for an hour, or stay for the whole time! Learn more and sign up to volunteer here.

November Dine Out: Order Supperbell All Month!
SupperBell, a chef-made dinner delivery service that prepares restaurant-quality meals, fresh daily and delivers them to your home, is hosting a month-long fundraiser for Cory! SupperBell offers a menu that changes weekly and provides same-day delivery of fully cooked dinners that you quickly reheat, just in time for dinner.

Families and supporters of Cory Elementary are invited to order SupperBell any night (or multiple nights!) throughout the month of November. You can start pre-ordering on October 31st @ 2 pm. SupperBell will donate 20% of the month’s sales back to our school. Order as many times as you wish the ENTIRE month of November.

Order online at before 2:00 p.m. on the day of delivery, Monday through Friday. At check out, please enter the promo code 22CE to receive 20% back to the school.  

Click on this link and the code will automatically be applied to their order.

The 2022 Scholastic Book Fair is Almost Here!

The Cory Scholastic Book Fair is back, and this year’s theme is Bolder, Stronger, Prouder Readers! The Book Fair supports building students’ home libraries with a selection of new and favorite titles for readers of all ages, and Book Fair profits support the Cory library, classroom libraries, STEAM projects, and birthday books! The book fair runs from Monday, November 14 through November 17 in the Cory auditorium! 

Get excited about the bookmark contest!  Get your Cory student(s) excited about this year’s fair by entering the student bookmark contest – see the flier and blank bookmark in Friday folders on Oct. 28.  Return decorated bookmarks to classroom teachers by Monday, Nov. 7.

Also, we need volunteers!  We need many hands to help promote literacy at Cory!  Please take a look at the sign-up sheet to see what roles interest you – there are opportunities from 11/10-11/18. Sign up here.

Add your requests for books to have at the fair ASAP on our suggestion Google doc.

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

The “Friends of Cory” are a dedicated group of parents that believe academic and social development requires a partnership between families, teachers, and administrators. So far, 48 families have contributed a total of $18,252 towards our goal of $55,000 with an average gift size of $393. We are thankful to everyone who has participated so far, and hope that you’ll consider supporting our campaign if you haven’t done so already. 

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