Posted November 18, 2022
Dear Cory Community,
Thank you to our families who were able to attend our annual Thanksgiving Lunch. We are truly grateful for you and your partnership! We sincerely hope you and your family have a peaceful and happy Thanksgiving!
STEAM night was a huge success! We want to thank all the families who attended! Without the support of our PTA, these events would be hard to host. Please consider donating to Friends of Cory. Please watch this video and donate today!
Hi! This is Mr. Campbell, Ms. Hanson, and Mr. Louie, the principals for the day. We were very busy observing teachers, doing announcements, and ensuring the school is running smoothly. One thing we really enjoyed was wearing our sunglasses while in the building because that is what principals do:) We are very proud of our Cory students and staff. It was a great day of learning!
We want to say thank you to Kelly Woodward and Mili Wolfson for hosting a wonderful book fair for our students. I would also thank all the volunteers who donated their time to support the book fair. It was a wonderful event!
There will be a CSC meeting December 1st @ 4:00 – 5:00 in the library. We would love for all our families to attend as we will be discussing important topics for next school year. We will be discussing:
Please join us for productive and innovative conversations.
This past spring Cory Elementary contacted Grow Local Colorado (GLC) to see if our two groups could partner in the school’s garden. It was a great fit for both groups. Cory’s students plant most of the garden beds in the spring and Grow Local tends them through the summer. Two of the beds were set aside for GLC to plant and oversee through the season. When classes resumed in the fall the students took over the maintenance of the beds and used the produce for their cafeteria and for their farmers market. In turn, Grow Local takes the harvest to a food pantry just one mile from the school.
The University Church of Christ’s food pantry serves between 50 to 60 families. The church has been providing this essential service for over 30 years. This first year of partnering with Cory, Grow Local donated 439 pounds of fresh produce to this food pantry.
Due to the success of this past season, we will build five additional raised beds. This will allow us to nearly double this year’s harvest total. We are asking families to donate only $1: https://donate.seedmoney.org/7531/cory-elementary-garden
Cory Elementary School has teamed up with Way to Go to offer Schoolpool, a safe carpool matching service. Schoolpool connects neighboring families who may be a good fit for driving, walking or biking to school together. For more information contact Jody Davison at firstname.lastname@example.org or Brie Stahnke at email@example.com. Join Cory Elementary School’s Schoolpool program to connect with other families to drive, walk or bike to school together.
Looking for help getting your student to and from school or want to find them a buddy to commute to school with? We are pleased to partner with Schoolpool, a free program to make it easier to get to school. Signing up is simple! Go to https://mywaytogo.org/s/schoolpool-cory-eledec22 and create an account and enter your address or intersection. (For security reasons, this link is the only way for Cory families to register.)
Pro-tip: Use a computer. While it works on a smartphone and tablet, there is more functionality on a computer.
Add comments to indicate interest, such as “can provide morning rides in exchange for afternoon rides,” “student is in after-school activities,” or “looking for a walk buddy in the mornings.” The more families that register, the more likely you are to find good matches. Even if your family doesn’t need a ride, consider signing up to drive other students. Your participation builds a stronger school community.
Thank you and have a wonderful break!
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.
Upcoming Cory Musical
All Cory Families are welcome to the 5th Grade Presentation of “The Science of Stuff”. This fun musical will be enjoyable for all Cory students as the 5th Graders show off their singing, dancing, and acting skills while exploring the properties of matter. Doors to Merrill open at 5:30, show begins at 6:00. See you there!
Our Winter Enrichment Session is just around the corner and we are happy to share the 2023 Winter Brochure with all of you! Registration will be from November 21st at 6am until December 8th at 10pm. Please ensure you are updating your student’s profile with all important information, phone numbers and grade level. We will be declining any registrations that do not include a parent email and phone number. Additionally, you may not “hold” as spots, we will be rejecting those as well.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. When you email, please provide your school, student’s name, and all relevant information.
Thank you all
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. email@example.com
How Sick is Too Sick?
When Children and Staff Should Stay Home from School or Child Care
Evaluation of a sick child must consider which diseases are currently circulating among students, staff, and the community. Known exposure to cases or an outbreak of a contagious disease (including but not limited to those listed here), even without a confirmed diagnosis, may necessitate more stringent return to school requirements.
During Colorado’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, children and staff who have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should receive testing, and follow the COVID-19 isolation guidance until testing is completed or if they test positive. If the individual tests negative for COVID-19, the individual should then follow the recommendations for their disease or symptoms using the below guidance.
There are four main reasons to keep children and adults at home: 1. The child or staff is at risk of infecting others with COVID-19 or another
contagious illness, either because of symptoms or recent close contact.
2. The child or staff member does not feel well enough to take part in usual
activities. For example, a child is overly tired, fussy or will not stop crying.
3. A child needs more care than teachers and staff can give while still caring for the other children.
4. The child or staff member has symptoms or an illness is on this list, and staying home is required.
November Dine Out: Order Supperbell All Month!
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 www.supperbell.com 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: https://equity.dpsk12.org/get-involved/volunteer-services
Did you know that Merrill Middle School has a food pantry and provides free groceries once a month to Merrill families in need?! If you would like to help stock our pantry, please drop off items at the front office. Please click the link to see items provided to our families.
Merrill Meals Order Form