Parent Post – 10.29.15

Posted October 28, 2015

Principal Update

I wanted to take the opportunity to thank all of you for attending the Parent Teacher Conference this past week.  Having a partnership with all of you is critical to your child’s educational success.  We enjoyed meeting with you in person to update you on the fantastic things your child is learning here at Cory.  A special “shout out” to the parents who made dinner for our staff this past Tuesday evening.  The food was incredible and my team was very appreciative of the time and energy it took to create such a lovely dinner.  Thank you!

Here’s to a great weekend ahead…Halloween and Daylight Savings Time!

In partnership,

Jennifer Harris, Principal


2015 CSC Fall Forum…Join us!
Thursday, November 5, 2015
6:00-7:30 *
*plus optional opportunities occurring beginning at 5:00, please see below for details

This Just In: *FREE* Childcare now available  in the Cory cafeteria, courtesy of Kaleidoscope Corner / The Neighborhood Center! Advance RSVP for childcare is not required, but is kindly requested. Click HERE  to RSVP. *Monetary donation of $5-$10 to Kaleidoscope are accepted for this evening if you would prefer*

Please join us for our CSC Fall Forum for Parents! Our twice annual forums are designed to let our community come together to discuss topics important to our students and our school. For our first forum of this year we will discuss the Denver 2020 plan that will be guiding our work as a district over the next several years. We’ll also talk about the DPS vision of a graduate and how we can reach that vision through classrooms that are joyful, rigorous, and personalized. We’ll discuss the shared learning expectations, or standards, that we have as a district and what they mean at Cory.

In addition, we will be doing a deep dive into the Math Standards with a special presentation on EngageNY Math and will end with a small group discussion on a variety of topics. We hope you can join us!

5:00-5:45- Auditorium- Balarat Parent Night (5th Grade Parents)- Please join us for important information on our upcoming Balarat Trip!
5:00-6:00- Library- English Language Learner Parent Advisory Committee Open House- Please stop by anytime for an informal Open House and meet our ELL Teachers, Jan Struharik and our new (to be announced soon!) teacher, as well as learn about our program here at Cory.
6:00-7:30- Library- Academic Standards, Curriculum Alignment & Parent Feedback

  • 6:00-6:15- Academic Standards & School Performance Framework (SPF) Update- Jennifer Harris, Principal
  • 6:15-7:00- Deep Dive into EngageNY Math- Courtney Waring, DPS Math Partner
  • 7:00-7:30- Small Group Discussion (topics include supporting learners, community night ideas, volunteering opportunities, fundraising and ideas on how to support our teachers)

RSVP: Advance RSVP is not required, but is kindly requested. This will enable us to have enough materials for each participant. Childcare IS available for this night. Click HERE to RSVP.

Cory Fall Grounds Clean Up! … Save the Date!
Sunday, November 15, 2015
9:00am – 1:00pm

Fall is in the air, and that means its time to … jump in leaf piles with your classmates! Families, please join us on Sunday, November 15 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm to give our school a good fall cleaning. We’ll be raking leaves, placing mulch, and giving our outdoor space some TLC. Children of all ages are welcome and encouraged to join in the fun, and hours are flexible – come when you are able! As an incentive to early birds, we’ll have donuts on hand from 9:00 until they run out… We’ll also have some tools on hand but please BYORGCaOGT (Bring Your Own Rake, Gloves, Clippers and Other Gardening Tools) if you are able to, so that we have enough to go around. Extension cords will be available, so power tools are also encouraged. Please watch for a Sign Up Genius link in next week’s Parent Post so we know how many people to expect. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you on Nov 15!

News from the Art Room

This week a piece of your child’s artwork will be coming home in their Friday Folder, with the opportunity to have this artwork printed on items such as tote bags, magnets, and more.  A percentage of the orders will come back to the art room to purchase additional art supplies for students.  Please check out this fun opportunity.  Additional information will be included with the artwork. Thank you from the art room!

Winter Enrichment

WINTER ENRICHMENT REGISTRATION IS UP! Check out the Cory Before & After School webpage HERE   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!

Book Fair

The CORY SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR is getting closer…November 16th – 19th!

Thank you to all those who have already signed up to volunteer! We still have 22 spots to fill. No experience is required! (During the Thanksgiving lunch on Thursday, you can slip away for 20-30 minutes during a volunteer shift to eat lunch with your child.)

To sign up to volunteer, go to: SIMPLY CLICK HERE!

Book Fair Co-Chairs
Danielle Duffy
Cathy Holland