Parent Post 12/1/2023

Posted December 1, 2023

Waiting to get into the DCPA for the Drums of the World Field Trip! 
Congrats to our Fall 2023 Girls on the Run Team! Amazing job at the 5K and we can’t wait for another season in Spring 2024!
Mrs. Golden’s class ready to go listen to Drums of the World at the DCPA
Kids in Mr. Doyle’s class learned about writing in ancient Egypt. Kids also got to practice writing their name and hieroglyphs!
Mrs. Tilson’s class ready to go listen to Drums of the World at the DCPA
Principal Campbell listening to a student read their writing. 
Ms. Patricia trying to play 4-square
Principal Dyachkovskiy and Principal Nigon listening to students share their writing. 
Lunch with the principals is always a joyful time! 
Principals of the Day worked very hard to run and manage the school! 

Dear Cory Community,

Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) has begun a year-long study of the Evans Avenue Corridor from S. Colorado Boulevard to S. Quebec Street. DOTI will evaluate all forms of transportation including walking, bicycling, rolling, transit, motor vehicles and freight, as well as parking utilization, opportunities for green infrastructure, access management and right of way and utility impacts. When complete, the corridor plan will be the guiding document for the future of mobility on the Evans Avenue Corridor. For more information, visit the project web page at
Join the DOTI project team to discuss existing conditions, goals, and the planning timeline for the East Evans Corridor study:

Virtual Community Meeting #1
Date: December 6, 2023
Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
 Register for the meeting at
Call in # 720 707 2699; Meeting ID: 819 1462 3970
Additionally, tell us how you travel on E. Evans Avenue!
Please take project survey #1 at

I have attached the English and Spanish/PDF and JPEG versions of the community meeting invitation. To reach all interested community members, the project team would be grateful if you would share the attached flyer with your school staff and families and post on social media platforms, if feasible.
Thanks so much for your time and consideration. We hope to see you on Zoom on December 6!

  Important reminders:

  • Please help us by bringing your students to school on time. We start right away in the morning with lessons.  School begins at 8:10
  • Please  don’t bring food  in to share with students without teachers permission. We have many allergies in our building. 
  • The weather is getting cooler so please make sure that students come to school with appropriate clothing as we will go outside on colder days.  
  • Please remember NO dogs on school grounds. We love our pets but they can’t be on campus
  • Please do not ride bikes, scooters on the playground during drop off or pick up. We have over 400 students coming and going at the same time and would hate to have anyone get hurt.
  • Please make sure to continue following the parking lot and Kiss and Go guidelines to insure our students stay safe. 
  • Keep an eye on the Lost and Found area. It is starting to fill up with items. 
  • Please make sure to call the attendance line if your child is going to be absent. 

Student Council is asking for your help collecting donations to the St. Francis Center Apartments. This local organization provides shelter for previously unhoused adults and families – and they need our support! 

They are looking for donations of any of the following items for their residents:
** chunky canned soup
** canned tuna or chicken 
** pasta sauce and spaghetti 
** peanut butter and jelly 
** tall kitchen trash bags 
** washcloths (face cloths) 

 Our collection drive will begin Monday, Dec 4th and run through Thursday the 7th. Bring items in to your classroom teacher. Thank you for your support!


  • Friends of Cory – October 26 – December 5
  • December 1 – PTA Meeting Cory Cafeteria  @ 8:30
  • December 6th –  Music performance @ Merrill for 2nd & 3rd @ 5:30
  • December 12th : PTA Dine out at Campus Lounge
  • December 14th: Cory Works Out @ Pearl Street Fitness
  • December 18th – January 2nd – Winter Break
  • January 2nd – No Contact day – No Students ONLY staff 
  • January 3rd- Students come back to School 

How sick is too Sick for School?

Cold and Flu season is on its way here, which means germs are sneezing their way into schools

Keep me home:

  • Temperature is higher than 100 degrees
  • Sore Throat, cols and persistent cough
  • Vomiting  (more than two times in hours)
  • Diarrhea
  • Long lasting abdominal pain
  • Rash with fever
  • Strep throat
  •  lice before first treatment
  • Illness prevents me from participating comfortably in activities
  • Illness results in a greater need for care than school staff can provide

Send me to school:

  • Runny nose or occasional cough, but no other symptoms
  • No fever, without fever-reducing medicine in 24 hours
  • Sore throat with no other symptoms
  • Strep throat after 12 hours of treatment
  • No vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours

Make sure you have turned in your child’s immunization record or exempt forms to the nurse. Letters for missing immunization or exemption forms will go out next week. 

Just some healthy reminders please make sure your child has a water bottle at school, hydration is key to a healthy body and brain.

As a reminder we are an allergy aware school, Allergy Aware is a term used where it means to be informed about allergies, the impact the allergy has on an allergic person’s life/lifestyle and those close to them, familiarity with the severity of the symptoms and the treatments required in the case an allergic reaction. This means wiping areas after eating snacks or lunch, washing your hands, and being understanding that some of our peers have allergies to many different things. We do not share private health information about any student but ensure we are making a community who is aware that there are people who do have allergies and how we can support them and keep them healthy and safe. 

For students who need meal modifications for school meals please have the attached form completed by your child’s health care provider and returned to the health office.

Meal modification form

Information on Head Lice

PTA Updates

  • DINE OUT @ CAMPUS LOUNGE: Our next Dine Out is on December 12 at Campus Lounge (701 S. University Blvd). Campus Lounge is donating 25% of all sales from 4:30pm- back to our school. Dinner reservations are recommended!
  • STAFF HOLIDAY GIFT CONTRIBUTIONS: This holiday season, the PTA would like to show its appreciation for Cory’s wonderful school staff by offering the opportunity for families to contribute to a holiday gift fun. The funds raised will be distributed between Cory’s 30 office staff, specials teachers, paraprofessionals, custodial and lunchroom staff, and other support staff. Please contribute here by December 12
  • CORY BOOK FAIR: We generated more than $15,000 in sales at the Cory Book Fair and received nearly $7,500 in Scholastic Dollars, which can be used to purchase books, technology items and more for our school. Thank you to everyone who supported the Book Fair this year!
  • YEARBOOK PHOTOS: If you have photos from fall events, please upload them here! To make it easier for the Yearbook Committee to identify students, please comment on your photos with your child’s name, grade and the event (if applicable). 
  • KING SOOPERS REWARDS PROGRAM: Before you shop for Thanksgiving groceries, make sure you are enrolled in the King Soopers Community Rewards Program, which is linked to the loyalty program (SooperCard/AltID) number that you typically use at check out! Be sure to link your loyalty number to Cory so our school can earn rewards. Learn more, and here is more information about registering on your laptop or mobile device

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DPS Discount Days are back!
We wanted to share more discount offers with your families, students and staff. Please see the information below for three upcoming Denver Nuggets home games.

  • Saturday, December 16 versus Oklahoma City Thunder
  •  Monday, January 1, 2024 versus the Charlotte Hornets 

Join us in supporting the Colorado Avalanche as they take on the San Jose Sharks on Sunday, December 17th at 6:00 p.m. at Ball Arena! Tickets start at $43, with $5 from each ticket sold being donated back to the DPS Foundation! Buy your tickets today: Colorado Avalanche – Powered by Spinzo.

You can also visit for more information on these discounts and other special offers. Any help you can provide in distributing these opportunities would be greatly appreciated.