Parent Post 12/13/19

Posted December 17, 2019


Dear Cory Families, 

I wanted to share with our community a huge celebration. Mrs Alexander has become a National Board Certified Teacher. She completed the rigorous process in one year.  National Board Certification was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education. We are so grateful and thankful for having amazing teacher talent at Cory! 


We hope to see everyone tonight at the Cory Winter Concert and Art show.  The students have been working so hard on their musical and art endeavors.  Tonight is going to be a wonderful celebration of learning. 


On Tuesday, 5th grade students went to each lunch to announce Human Rights Day and had students pledge to treat each other with kindness, fairness, and equality. Check out the signed pledge and our informational posters by the office.

We are in need of parents to help Cory students walk to DU on Monday.  Please reach out to your child’s teacher to secure a volunteer spot. We would appreciate as many volunteers to keep students safe. 

Have a wonderful weekend and stay warm! 


Joan WIeser


  • WINTER BREAK – NO SCHOOL:  12/23/19 – 01/06/20 (STUDENTS RETURN 01/07/20)

Dear families, the science fair is coming to Cory January 30th and 31st. We know some families are looking for some academics to do over break; getting a jump start of Science Fair is a great way to practice reading, writing, math, and science during the break. If you don’t have time over break, don’t worry. You can also start on January 7th and still finish before the deadline. Please see the attachments or your child’s Friday Folder for information, guidelines, and rubrics. Don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or Sarah Clark ( for more information. 

Completing the Scientific Method
Science Fair Display Guidelines
Science Fair Poster Display Explanation
Science Fair Rubric

Cory Science Fair

Cory Science Fair judging is January 30th and community viewing of projects will be all day on the 31st. We hope you’ll stop by to see this year’s projects either with your child’s class or at morning drop off.
In Class Presentations, will take place between January 22nd and January 29th. Your child’s teacher will communicate class specific deadlines to you.
The same rubric will be used by the school wide judges and the district fair judges. This will allow children to make modifications to projects based on teacher and judge feedback prior to the district science fair.
Return the contract, which is really an intent to participate form, to your child’s teacher or email to request more information. Your child will then bring home guidelines and a rubric to help you complete the project successfully.
Listed below are a couple websites to help generate ideas. Not all ideas on these websites meet the requirements for an inquiry project rather than a science demonstration. Most demonstrations can easily be turned into inquiry projects. Contact your child’s teacher for other idea generating tools and/or websites.
The top 2 finishers from each grade level will be signed up to advance to the district Science Fair on February 8th at DU.
We hope your family will participate in this year’s Science Fair!

Don’t forget!  There is an opportunity for you to give a gift to our wonderful school staff for the holidays.  A holiday gift collection is currently open and will run through Tuesday, December 17th.  
There is an envelope in the main office for you to place donations (cash or check made to Cory PTA) or you can do so electronically through Venmo by following this link:
This collection will provide monetary gifts to the office staff, custodial staff, lunchroom staff, specials teachers and other support staff throughout the building. 
Thank you as always for your generosity!




5th graders!  Be sure to schedule your shadow day and parent tour at Merrill during the months of November, December and January.  Experience a morning in the life of a Merrill 6th grader, learn all about Merrill has to offer and discover why it’s quickly becoming the number one choice for middle school for Cory 5th graders!
Did you know that this year’s Merrill 6th grade is 89% neighborhood kids?  That’s up 20% from the year before!  What an amazing testament to the community supporting its local middle school and keeping kids and families together after elementary!
Click here to learn more and to schedule: