Parent Post – 12.17.15

Posted December 17, 2015

Happy Holidays!

We hope your holiday season is filled with joy, peace and memory-making galore!  Please remember that students do not return to school until Wednesday, January 6.

In appreciation,

Jennifer Harris and the Cory Crew!

Fifth Graders going to Merrill

If your fifth grader is planning on going to Merrill and LOVES math, Click here to see the criteria and learn about a Future Jaguar Math Class offered by Merrill, at Merrill starting in January.

Scholastic Book Fair Summary

Thank you to the Cory Community for your tremendous support of the 2015 Book Fair and a monstrous thank you to the many volunteers who contributed to the success of the fair.  What a great event to get more books into the community and to generate excitement about reading!

Congratulations to all of the bookmark contest winners, book report writers and winner of the eyeball guessing jar contest.   (Emily and Kaden Tosti guessed 162 and the actual number was 164!)  A special thank you goes out to Student Council who collected 5 large boxes of gently used books that were donated to DPS’s Florida Pitt Waller K-8 school.

Profits from this year’s fair are being used to purchase a Promethean Board for Mr. Melamed’s classroom and add some of the unpurchased teacher wish list books to classroom libraries.  The Cory Library will benefit from the remainder of the profits (a little over $700).

Thank you volunteers! please know that if we missed you on this list we still really appreciated your time!

Camilla Almuti, Margit Archer, Wendy Cole, Deanne Deeg, Maria Dutmer, Kim Esbenshade, Sheryl Exstrom, Monica Flanigan, Beth Forster, Deborah Freeman, Julie Graef, Carri Hazell, Genevieve Hofmann, Michelle Hoskins, Christina Imamura, Karen Levine, Kristi Lindwall, Sanjini Nanayakkara , Pam Price, Laura Quartarone, Maggie Reaville, Pam and Phil Rosnick, Dana Schoonover, Amy Silvesky, Sam Sturhahn,Molly Sutton, Susan Walter, Pam Wandry, and Milli Wolfson.
Danielle Duffy and Cathy Holland, Book Fair Co-Chairs

Used Clothing Donations

Click here to see how you can donate used clothing to children who need it through an organization called “You Matter 2 Me”, helping kids have the basics.

Movie Screening at South High

The South High PTSA has rights to a new movie called “CodeGirl” which is about the increasing number of girls in the computer fields. It follows groups of girls around the world who are creating apps and/or software to better their communities. The screening will take place on January 7 at 7:00 in the South High Auditorium.   Attached is a flier about the movie and you can check out the trailer at