Parent Post 2/4/2022

Posted February 4, 2022

Mr. C getting some help from the student PE teacher!
Happy Chinese New Year!
Kicking off the Olympics at Cory!
Students goal setting with current data! It was great to see students take ownership of their learning!
Students learning about their digital footprint and the importance of being safe online!
Our artists are enthusiastic about learning new methods to showcase their learning and creativity!

Happy Friday! Today, students and families no longer need to wear masks outside. However, students and families have the option to continue wearing masks outside.  The Cory staff increased the safety guidelines, wearing masks outside, to ensure the safety of our staff and students when our COVID numbers were very high.   Since we have seen a decrease in COVID numbers, the staff determined it was appropriate to end wearing masks outside.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.  

Please enjoy the following communication from our Cory students! 

This is Mr. Scherkenbach, the principal for the day.  I am so happy to share my experience being a principal at Cory! We had such a busy day with meetings with teachers, the PTA and supporting some students in the classroom.  I also monitored students at recess,  set up inside lunch for our students, and did some observations. I learned how teachers were evaluated, and I was surprised how long the evaluation was.  I really enjoyed seeing all the kids and teachers were working hard to do their very best! 
Mr. Scherkenbach

Starting February 7th-March 4th, we will be starting One book One Cory. All of Cory (teachers, support staff, the principal, office staff…) will be reading, Me Frida and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes. The author will visit us online on March 4th. She even sent us some signed bookmarks to give to students. Mrs. Miller has a website where you can learn more about the book, watch videos, and do activities. Thank you PTA for buying all of the books for the whole school.

Hope you have a good day. 

Madigan McCann 5th grader

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

Joan Wieser
Cory Elementary 


  • February 16: Dine Out at Bonnie Brae Tavern
  • February 16, 9 a.m.: Cory Works Out @ AKT
  • April 22: Spring Auction

Do you love Girl Scout Cookies?
Cory Brownie Troop 67569 does! They love cookies so much they are selling cookies at Cory on Wednesday’s (2/9, 2/16, 2/23) in February. Sales will take place immediately following dismissal on the Cory blacktop (weather permitting). All cookies are $5 per box, with the exception of S’Mores and Toffeetastics (our gluten free cookie), which are $6 per box. If you are interested in purchasing cookies cash and credit card are accepted. We appreciate your support!

Hello Cory Families!

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.

DYK: Blackjack Pizza is Back! 
The Cory lunch room is now serving Blackjack Pizza on the second Wednesday of every month.

Dine Out at Bonnie Brae Tavern on Wednesday, February 16
We are hosting our next dine-out night at Bonnie Brae Tavern (740 S. University Blvd.) on Wednesday, February 16! Bonnie Brae is offering 15% of all food sales back to Cory PTA! Stop in for lunch and/or dinner from 11 AM till 8 PM!

Cory Works Out: Wednesday, February 16 at 9 a.m.
Cory “Works Out” is excited to bring you our next fundraiser at AKT Cherry Creek on Wednesday, 2/16 from 9-9:45 a.m. Join us to try one of the most fun workout studios in Cherry Creek! This 45-minute workout incorporates a unique blend of cardio and conditioning with BANDS + DANCE and strength and balance with TONE. Class is $20, donated to Cory, and payable to Naurin Gilger via Venmo (@naurin-gilger) to secure your spot. Sign up here!Hang Onto Your Hats: Spring Auction Theme!
The 2022 Auction Committee knows you have been chomping at the bit to find out this year’s theme! Have you been wagering bets with your friends on what it could be? We have a favorite to win, and we’ll be announcing it on Tuesday!

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.


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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.