Parent Post 12/10/2021

Posted February 3, 2022

Thank you for the donations! We appreciate our community! 
Congratulations to the First Place Winners of the Metro Region Stock Market Experience Challenge!! 4th graders Asha and Dylan and 5th graders Ella and Reed were the elementary school division regional champions having the highest portfolio value at the close of the stock market bell! Way to go!
The Cory Band putting on a performance! 
Kids working together to find different ways to exert a force on wooden blocks. It took teamwork and planning to utilize the given materials!


Cory Families, 

Happy Friday! I want to share an exciting STEAM project that Mrs. Miller and Ms. Fergunson are supporting students with.  Students are building their own musical instrument. It was wonderful seeing students engage in  collaborating, design thinking, and building together to create something new.  Students had to use all their music knowledge to create these instruments. 

Today, we had indoor lunch for all students.  We followed a strict protocol of masks off for only 15 min., dividers between students, windows open, students sat at least 6 ft. away, and students sat in assigned seats to support any contract tracing.  I am proud of our students for following all the safety protocols to eat lunch inside safely.  

Have a wonderful weekend! 


Joan Wieser


  • 12/20-1/2:  Winter Break
  • 1/3:         No School for Students- Teacher work day

Cory/C3 Enrichment Winter Session

Please use the link below to register for winter enrichment at Cory. 
January 10th – March 18th, 2022
Winter Enrichment InformationEmpower Affiliates 
Please see this flyer for some fun after school activities. 

Last day to order Cory gear!

Last call to get your Cory t-shirts, hoodies, and hats online here: Today is the last day!  Please include your student’s name and teacher in the order notes for delivery. All orders will be delivered to students at Cory the first week of January. Thank you!

Thank you from the Book Fair co-chairs!

Thank you all for all of your help and support this year! Despite the fact that the fair was held outdoors, our hours were shortened, there was much less stock, we didn’t have our Thanksgiving lunch rush from families or literacy night this year, we did exceptionally well, with sales just over $15,700. 50% of that will go directly back to the school for library books, STEM kits, birthday books and books to fill classroom libraries. We couldn’t have done it without all of your help!

Thanks again-

Kelly Woodward and Milli Wolfson

Auction co-chairs needed!

The PTA board is seeking chairs for this year’s Spring Auction, which raises the majority of funding needed to support full-time paraprofessionals, full-time specials classes (art, music, etc.), field trips and much more. The Spring Auction will be held in-person on Friday, April 22 at DU’s Cable Center. If you are interested in serving as an auction chair, or would like more information, please email us at

Are you using Amazon Smile?

Support Cory when you purchase through Amazon online! Mobile and desktop purchases are now eligible. Log onto and select “John Cory Elementary PTA” when making your Amazon purchases online.

Order Servant Coffee & give back to Cory!

Coffee makes a great holiday gift! Order from Servant Coffee from 12/1 – 12/17 to support Cory! For every Holiday Coffee Gift Set ordered, $10 will be donated back to our school. Order here and use the code CORYHOLIDAY at check out. Pre-orders are ready to ship on 12/13. 


Merrill would like to ask you to “Be our Guest” for the production of Beauty and the Beast Jr tonight at 6:30 and tomorrow at 1:00 buy tickets here or livestream tix for TONIGHT ONLY here

Please support Merrill by donating for one more week at this link. We are so close to our goal of $70,000 to support important programs like Learning Experiences and Community Engagement, Departmental Resource Support, Updating classroom furniture, flexible spaces and improving outside areas.
Get your future Jaguar geared up with Merrill Schwagg!  You can purchase Merrill-branded clothing and items here.  These make perfect holiday gifts and you receive 20% off with code:  DEC21 through this month!