Parent Post 12/3/2021

Posted January 26, 2022


Cory Families, 

Happy Friday Cory Community! We had a wonderful week learning and engaging.  It is a joy each day to walk through classrooms and see the high level learning students have the opportunity to dive into. 

At Cory, students have been leading our Monday Welcome videos.  This week first grade students in Mrs. Keldin’s class shared their research with the entire school.  It is wonderful to see students share our goals as a school, some interesting facts, strategies for social emotional health and celebrating the diverse culture of our community.  

I would also like to shout out V.A. and Avery who have taken it upon themselves to pick-up trash during their recess each day.  These students want to help our environment and the animals that call Cory home.  

I would also like to shout out V.A. and Avery who have taken it upon themselves to pick-up trash during their recess each day.  These students want to help our environment and the animals that call Cory home.  

News From Student Council
Hello there, this is your Cory Student Council! We want to tell you about the Saint Francis Center item drive! Through the 7th of December to the 14th of December, please bring in toilet paper and laundry pods. Did you ever think about what your life would be like if you had no toilet paper? Or did you think about what it would be like to not have clean clothes? That’s why we are donating toilet paper and laundry pods to the Saint Francis Center, which is an organization that helps people transition out of homelessness. Thanks for your help!

Here is some information for Cory’s Angel Tree efforts.  Please read the flyer and sign-up if your family is need of a food box.  

Have a wonderful break! 

This information is translated into multiple languages: follow this link


Joan Wieser


  • 12/5:         CORY DINES OUT – ESTER’s
  • 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. 

Dine out at Esters: Monday, 12/6

​​Our next dine out is at Esters on Monday, December 6 from 4-10 p.m. Dine in or take out and Esters will donate 20% back to our school. Remember to mention Cory when ordering! 

Contribute to the Staff Holiday Gift Fund!

The PTA is showing its appreciation for Cory’s staff by offering the opportunity for families to contribute to a holiday gift fund! The funds raised will be distributed between Cory’s 30 office staff, specials teachers, paraprofessionals, custodial and lunchroom staff, and other support staff. Please note that contributions are for staff only––they will not be distributed to homeroom teachers because they receive class and student gifts during the holidays. To contribute electronically, Venmo @CoryElementary, or there is an envelope in the main office to drop off cash or check donations (please make checks out the Cory PTA). Please make contributions by Thursday, December 9.

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

Get your Cory t-shirts, hoodies, and hats! 

On sale now through December 10 – online here: 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 for your support!

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. 




12/10:    6:30 pm
12/11:    1:30 pm




Clothes To Kids Lifts Referral Requirement 
Big news!Shoppers no longer need a referral or proof of automatic qualification to shop at Clothes To Kids of Denver.

The requirement to provide a referral or proof of qualification was temporarily suspended last year in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. This change has been so popular with those we serve that we have decided to make the suspension indefinite.
“We are looking to elevate the experience of our shoppers and add to the dignity of the Clothes To Kids shopping experience,” said Valerie Lunka, executive director of Clothes To Kids. “It is so difficult for many of the families we serve to ask for help. We hope that suspending the need for a referral makes things easier on both the families we serve and our community partners who share our information with students.”
Students Need Clothing? 
Families wishing to shop in person or request a wardrobe for curbside pick-up should call us at 720-379-4630 or email us at

Learn more on our Shop With Us page!
Spread the Word to Your Community!
Our Electronic Flyer has information in Spanish and English and is perfect for sending via email. The hyperlinks in this version are “live” so anyone can access our web page or make an appointment request via email with just a click. This document can also be printed on a standard sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper to make a flyer or small sign.

Our Printable Flyer can be printed on a piece of 8.5 x 11 paper. Printing double-sided creates two bilingual Spanish/English flyers per sheet. 
Flyer Pick-up
Need a lot of flyers? Save time (and your printer ink!) and get them from Clothes To Kids. To make a request, email our program director Lisa Maloneywith the number you need and your preferred day/time for pick-up. We can typically accommodate pick-ups Tuesday-Saturday. Please visit our Contact Uspage to get directions to our store and see our current hours of operation.

Social Media
Our Flyer .jpeg Image can be downloaded to your photos and shared via text message or on popular social media platforms like Facebook,InstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

Please be sure to tag us in your post! Facebook: @ClothesToKidsDenver Twitter: @ClothesToKidsInstagram: @clothestokidsdenver
Clothes To Kids Featured In YourHub 
Just last year, Clothes To Kids launched Curbside Service, providing safe, contactless delivery to families in need while still allowing students to choose their own clothing and be just as selective as if they were shopping in person. The program has proved so popular that we are continuing to offer it, despite the reopening of our boutique for in-store shopping. Click below to read more about this wonderful program in the YourHubsection of The Denver Post:
The Clothes To Kids Wardrobe

Clothes To Kids of Denver provides FREE clothing to kids who are in need or in crisis. To receive clothing, students must be age 3-21, enrolled in school or working toward a GED.

A Clothes To Kids wardrobe includes 5 outfits, 1 coat, 1 pair of shoes, 1 bra (optional) and 5 pairs each of new underwear and new socks.
Donate on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays

Donating is Easy!
We are accepting clothing and shoe donations on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays only between 9:00 and 3:00. Take a look at our updated Donation Guidelines for details about what we accept. Please sort items by category (girls, boys, young women, young men and shoes) to save time at drop-off.

Do you have clothing sitting in your building’s storage?
 Be like Joe Waldon (pictured here) and share the items with us! Joe is the social worker at Skinner Middle School and was kind enough to use part of his summer break to deliver a large amount of new clothing that was donated to his school, but had gone unused. Thank you, Joe!

lothes To Kids of Denver provides new and quality used clothing in a boutique setting to students from low-income or in-crisis families in the Denver Metro area. 
Since 2008 Clothes To Kids has provided nearly 80,000 school wardrobes to students in need, completely free of charge. Please join us in celebrating our accomplishments of the past, and help ensure our continued success in the future. Visit us online at or call 720-379-4630.

Take a look inside our boutique and see how Clothes To Kids changes the lives of deserving students: