Parent Post- 2.19.16

Posted February 18, 2016

Cory Auction – Corporate Sponsorship

Our Corporate Sponsors help us reach our fundraising goals so we can ensure our children receive the best education possible.  All sponsorships are 100% tax deductible and our sponsors receive the benefits of recognition and promotion to our school community of 300+ families.

Do you own your own business? Would you be interested in being a Corporate Sponsor for our auction this year?  We have several sponsorship package levels available.

Do you know someone who owns their own business?

If you know of a business that would like to become a Corporate Sponsor, we would love to talk to them!   Don’t think you know anyone who may be interested in being a sponsor?  Think again!  Your doctor, dentist, hairstylist, mechanic, etc. are all people who may consider being a Corporate Sponsor.

Please contact Pam Wandry for more information or if you would like to be a sponsor for our auction this year at

You may go online HERE to complete a Corporate Sponsorship.

Planning on attending the auction?  Go ahead check purchasing your admission tickets off of your to-do list!  Visit the Auction Website HERE  to buy your tickets now!

Class Projects for the Auction

Every year, each class creates a artwork or item of some type to be sold at the auction. We are looking for a parent lead or a group of parents from each class to help get these class projects created by the students. These projects are loved by the students and are a wonderful keepsake for them as well. If you are interested in helping with your child’s class project please contact Hyun-Jung Behmer at

We still need parent leads for these classrooms:
Mrs. Keldin
Ms. Wing
Mrs. Clark
Mrs. Vertrees
Mrs. LaVenture
Mr. Osborn
Mr. Melamed
Mrs. Keppler
Ms. Stricker
Ms. McOwen

Feb 26 deadline: Get your Box Tops in!
The class that collects the most tops will receive s pizza party! Cory raises money each year from the collection of box tops. Each teacher has a bag in their room used for collection of the tops. If you have any to share with us, please send them into school and be sure to write the teachers name on the bag so that your room gets credit for the tops!

Calling all 4th Grade Families to Bring Breakfast for our Wonderful Teachers

As part of our expansion of our season of teacher appreciation we are asking 4th grade families to sign up to bring in something yummy for a continental breakfast to be served on Thursday February 25th in our teacher lounge.  Please use the link below to sign up to bring something and then bring your item at drop off to the 2nd floor teacher lounge.

We already had a great response last week as the 5th grade families literally “stuffed” the teacher lounge with treats!  Come on 4th grader families let’s show our Cory Cougar Caring and sign up below.  If you would like to bring something you don’t see HERE feel free to bring you favorite breakfast treat to share.

Spring Enrichment

Registration is out and classes are filling up!!!  Rugby, golf, tennis, comic book creation, computer coding, and MORE are on the roster. Registration materials and sign-ups are on the Cory before and after school page HERE. For more information, contact Todd Moore at 720 377-6834 or via email at Thank you for your support of Cory/C3 Enrichment Classes!

Summer Camp at South High

Denver South Athletics is excited to announce our new summer sports camp, 241Sports Denver South!  We have partnered with 241 Sports, a national leader in sport sampling to bring our community the BEST multi-sport summer camp experience in Denver!  At 2-4-1 Denver South, our Head and Assistant High School Coaches will offer top notch instruction along with our High School Athlete counselors who will bring the FUN and enthusiasm that make summer sports camp a great experience!  Please visit our website for more information by clicking on this link!

Teacher Spotlight

This week we learn more about Lauren Vertrees from our third grade teacher team!

Q.  Where did you grow up?

In sunny San Diego – Carlsbad, CA.

Q.  How or why did you choose teaching?

I always wanted to be a teacher. In first grade, I put “teacher” in the What Do I Want To Be When I Grow Up section of my All About Me poster.

Q. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I would love to visit Asia. First stop, Thailand!

Q. What book has influenced you most?

When I was in Elementary School, I read the book The Secret Garden, which started my passion for enjoying good books.

Q.  What is one job you had before coming to Cory?

I was a ski instructor in Lake Tahoe at Northstar for a year in between undergrad and grad school.

Q.  What is your favorite dessert?

I love anything with chocolate and peanut butter! 🙂