Parent Post 12/8/2023

Posted December 8, 2023

We are collaging with our painted papers in the art studio today!
Learning the anatomy of our brain to grow our understanding of stopping and thinking first, to help control our emotions and behaviors, with these super fancy brain hats!
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. Thank you for all your support 
Students learning outside about the weather! 
Rocking that Ski lifestyle during recess! 
Mrs.Nagel and Mrs.Guerrero teaching the kids double dutch outside the kids. 
Loved seeing students as teachers today grappling with long division in 4th grade. It was so wonderful to see all students engaged and taking ownership.
Thank you to Mrs. Elias for showcasing the musical talents of our 2nd and 3rd grade students.  It was a great musical showcase! 

Dear Cory Community,

One of the great ways to build bridges to understanding culture is through sharing and making connections to the unique traditions that each culture holds dear.  At Cory, we want our students to be globally aware and educated about culture to learn more about our diverse community.  Thank you to the PTA for providing and organizing another great experience for our students.  Students enjoyed a wonderful performance and learned about Fiestas Navidenas.  

We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Please stay safe and warm! 


  • 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 
  • January 5th – PTA Monthly Meeting @ Cory 8:30

Mark Your Calendars: SchoolChoice Round 1 Dates

YOU DO NOT need to do anything if you are staying at CORY.
5th Grades families will need to choice for Middle School!

SchoolChoice Round 1 for the 2024-25 school year will open at 10 a.m. on Jan. 11, 2024 and close at 4 p.m. Feb. 12, 2024.

Families can apply here. Families with existing Parent Portal accounts can log in using their username and password and families who do not have Parent Portal accounts will set up a new account. 

The SchoolChoice Round 1 open enrollment window for the 2024-25 school year opens at 10 a.m. on Jan. 11 and runs through Feb. 12, 2024 at 4 p.m. Watch our video in English or Spanish to learn more about submitting your SchoolChoice application. 

Check out our FAQ for a larger overview of the SchoolChoice process. If you need additional help or have questions, start by contacting the SchoolChoice hotline at 720-423-3493, emailing or contacting your child’s 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

  • 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
  • A Full 24 hours if your child has had a fever.  Please don’t bring them in for a half day after they have been sick. 

Send me to school:

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