Parent Post 2/18/2022

Posted February 18, 2022


Hi Cory Families,

Happy Friday! I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful long weekend.  Please remember that there is no school on Monday and Tuesday next week.  We will see students back on Wednesday.  

A few reminders:

  • Mask Mandate Update for DPS: Please refer to this email from Dr. Marrero, our new Superintendent about the update to mask mandates. 
  • Health and Safety Updates: 
    • The decision tree was updated to reflect the new guidance from CDPHE regarding negative COVID tests.
  • Individual Spring pictures are on Feb. 24th.  Please check out the website to make an order.

Hi! This is Emilio Eslan, the principal for the day.

I wanted to share my experience leading Cory today.  I was able to support the safety drills today, and our students did a great job at following all the procedures.  I helped with recording announcements for next week and organized students to support in that.  I also had to look at the CMAS schedule to determine if our schedule was efficient for testing in April.  We also did many observations, and I am impressed with the amazing  work our students and staff do everyday! Thanks! 

Have a wonderful weekend! We will see everyone back on Wednesday! 

Joan Wieser
Cory Elementary 


  • March 22: Dine out at Campus Lounge
  • April 1 – 15: Bookies fundraiser
  • April 22: The Cory Derby!

I hope you have enjoyed the beginning of the New Year and your families remain healthy. We are looking for new volunteers to add to our chicken volunteer list.

Student grades 1st – 5th, need to be accompanied by a trained volunteer to care for the chickens.

We are hoping to get more parents, grandparents, or other old siblings involved in our program to get each grade level into the coup daily, Monday – Friday (maximum 3 students per class).

What is involved in becoming a volunteer?

  • Short volunteer training done by one of our long-time volunteers
  • Volunteer shifts are 30 minutes in length
  • Volunteer duties – supervisor students as they:
    • Feed chickens
    • Provide fresh water
    • Collect eggs
    • Turn Hemp

If you are interested, please contact Skeeter Buck – or text 415-845-5447.

Please make sure to check out the lost and found area. It is overflowing with coats, mittens, water bottles and other miscellaneous items!  

Discovery Link News

Enrichment Pre-Registration Information

In an effort to better support the families of DPS we have created this Pre-Registration Information sheet to help prepare families for registering for Spring Session Enrichment classes which run from April 5th, 2022- May 27th, 2022

General Information For All Families

  • Registration for Winter Session Classes will open on March 9th at 8am and run through March 23rd at 5pm. 
  • Brochures for class offerings will begin to be sent out by February 28th. 
  • There will be no late registration permitted. Once registration is closed regardless of space availability, registration will remain closed. 
  • If during the session we have to cancel a class we will add 20-30 minutes to the last two classes of the session. If we have to cancel more than one class we will communicate to families next steps. Please note that like Discovery Link we are not obligated to refund for cancellations.
  • Please note that any registrations that have incomplete guardian contact information will be automatically rejected. This is to ensure in cases of emergency we have correct contact information. 

ELCS Scholarship Policy

Each Community Partner offering classes has a class specific scholarship policy  for their programming that we hold them accountable to, and Extended Learning and Community Schools will award the scholarships for each class based on these policies (i.e. one class may offer 1 full scholarship for every 10 paid enrollments). ELCS policy will be to prioritize students enrolled in the Free and Reduced Lunch Program and/or students who are receiving support or services through DPS’ Homeless Education Network (HEN). Students who have already received scholarships this year will be placed on a waitlist for scholarships for this session so that more students can have access to programming. 

For families that would like to explore this option please contact our Enrichment Systems Specialist at

Refund/Credit Policy

  • In order to receive a full refund you must request to cancel your registration for class by 5pm on March 28th, 2022. 
  • In order to receive a partial refund (refund minus first class and service fees associated with the class) you must request to cancel your registration by 5pm on April 7th, 2022.
  • You may request to cancel your enrollment after April 7th, but no refund will be awarded.

Discovery Link Families: Please note your request will be processed as a credit to your account for future use.


Please do not email Discovery Link questions pertaining to Enrichments. While we use the same registration system, DL may not be able to provide you the answers to your questions. 

  • For site specific questions please contact the emails provided on the brochure for your school.
  • Enrichment Coordinator Cory/C3/SKCEE: 

Existing ELCS Families (Families currently enrolled or have enrolled in Enrichment or Discovery Link in the past): 

Prior to March 4th at 5pm please log on to your account and confirm that each of the following is correct. This will aid in allowing for a smoother and faster registration process for you:

  • All students you will be registering are added on the account
  • All students current grade levels are correct
  • Each guardian listed has an email AND phone number listed in case of emergency
  • All authorized adult that can pick up your student have been added to your Contacts list on your account
  • Any allergies or requested 504 or IEP services have been updated

You can log on to your account here.

New ELCS Families (Families NEVER enrolled in Enrichment or Discovery Link): 

Prior to March 3rd at 5pm Please use this link to set up your free account in our system and proceed with the following steps:

  • Select your school as your location (C3 families will still select Cory)
  • Scroll down the page and select “Click to View Offerings” under the 2021-2022 Enrichment Programs
  • Select the “New Account Room” and follow the prompts

Empower Affiliates 
Please see this flyer for some fun after school activities. 


Save the Date

  • March 22: Dine out at Campus Lounge
  • April 1 – 15: Bookies fundraiser
  • April 22: The Cory Derby!

Get the best price on tickets to the Cory Derby

Tickets for the Cory Derby are now on sale! Get the best price on admission to our biggest fundraiser of the year by purchasing Early Bird tickets or a VIP bundle before March 1. And please consider becoming a Star Family sponsor to help ensure we can meet this year’s ambitious fundraising goals! Tickets and Star Family sponsorships are available here.

The Cory Derby is seeking silent auction items

Did you know that the success of the Cory Derby depends on our community’s generous donations to the silent auction? We are seeking auction items of all types, including:

  • Gift cards to your favorite restaurant, fitness studio, boutique, or salon
  • Getaways to your family’s mountain home 
  • Unused air miles or hotel points
  • Rare bottles of wine for our Stock the Cellar auction packages
  • Tickets to a Broncos, Nuggets or Avalanche game in the fall

Donate silent auction items here. Questions? Contact the Cory Derby Team.

Join the Cory PTA 2022-2023 Board

The Cory PTA board has two open positions for the 2022-2023 school year, including President and Vice President of External Relations. If you are interested in learning more about either of these positions, please reach out to a current board member, or email us at

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.

King Soopers Community Rewards Program

King Soopers Community Rewards Program is linked to your 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


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!

In Canada in 2007 a group of  12 grade students saw a 9th grader who was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt on the first day of school. 

They knew they had to be upstanders because bullying is never ok.

They decided to buy a bunch of pink shirts and hand them out to other students to wear. 

By the end of that week, most of the students in the school were wearing pink shirts to show support for the Grade 9 student who was bullied.

Now it Cory’s to turn to show that bullying is never ok 

Wear your pink shirt on February 23rd !


At Cory we love learning and laughter.
We grow by trying new things and learning from our mistakes.
We embrace challenges with the courage to do our best.
We persevere.
We show respect for our community through caring, responsible actions.  
We celebrate each others’ differences and accomplishments.
At Cory we love learning and laughter.