Parent Post 12/17/2021

Posted February 3, 2022


Cory Families, 

First and foremost I want to take a moment of gratitude for the outpouring of love this week. The gifts, tokens of appreciation and words of affirmation through cards made have been so thoughtful and we, as a staff, just want to say thanks! 

Also, we made it to winter break! We have been working hard and now it is time to breathe and enjoy family time! We have two weeks off so take this time to recharge, connect and reflect. We will see you in the new year on January 4! 

I want to share a wonderful event 2nd grade held yesterday to celebrate the research students engaged in for Difference Makers.  We appreciate the families and classes that joined us to celebrate the hard work these students demonstrated through research, creating a speech and  an artifact.  The students did some amazing work! 

I want to express my gratitude for this amazing community for supporting Cory today with our early release.  We appreciate the partnership and support to keep our kids safe since we had no water in the building.  

Have a wonderful break and a very happy holiday season! 


Joan Wieser


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

Discovery Link News
In order to better assist our families and respond to their feedback, we will be keeping registration for Enrichment Classes open until December 31st at 5pm. We still have openings in a number of classes! 

Although it is months away, this warm December weather has us thinking about next Summer. For Summer 2022, ELCS will offer traditional Discovery Link summer camps, as well as the return of Enrichment Exploration Camps. Discovery Link summer camps will run from 6/13/22 – 8/5/22, Monday – Friday, between the hours of 7:00am – 5:30pm (with no camp on 7/4/22). Enrichment Exploration Camps will run the same dates from 7:30am – 5:30pm. Registration for camp will open in late January/early February – you will receive more information in the following weeks. We can’t wait to spend Summer in the City with you!Empower Affiliates 
Please see this flyer for some fun after school activities. 

After School Opportunity
Youth Sports Camps at Wash Park!
701 S Franklin St 
December 27- December 29

Monday 12/27/21
               Ages 5-8: Noon-1:30 pm
               Ages 9-12: 2 pm- 4 pm
Wednesday 12/29/21
               Ages 5-8: Noon-1:30 pm
               Ages 9-12: 2 pm- 4 pm
Tuesday 12/28/21
               Ages 5-8: 12:30 pm- 2 pm
               Ages 9-12: 2:30 pm- 4:30 pm
All Sessions are FREE to all Kids, Denver resident or not!
With any questions or for more information Call The Center directly @ 720-865-3400 and ask for Jason or the Front Desk can help!

Thank you for contributing to the staff holiday gift fund!

Thank you to all of the families who contributed to the Cory staff holiday gift fund! The PTA was able to give gifts to all of the staff last week, and everyone was incredibly appreciative of our community’s generosity!

Next PTA meeting: Friday, January 7

The next PTA meeting is on Friday, January 7! Depending on the weather, the meeting will be held outside the first grade classrooms at 8:30 a.m. or virtually at 9:00 a.m. Look for more information in early 2022!

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!