Parent Post 3/4/2022

Posted March 4, 2022

Students enjoying learning together! 
Math, art and technology coming together to support students with their learning. 
Students showing zest while learning math! 
Students wrote about the Olympics and created a wonderful art visual to support their learning. 
Thank you PTA and the Fine Arts Committee for providing our students the opportunity to go to the symphony.
The Mystery of the Unicorn! Ask your students about the mystery they are trying to solve with the unicorn. 


Hi Cory Families,

Happy Friday! I really want to celebrate all the students for showcasing acceptance and kindness with everyones choice whether or not to wear a mask.  Students continue to express our values through their actions. 

On behalf of the American Heart Association, thank you very much for raising *$19,220.28 with your school’s recent Kids Heart Challenge (KHC) event. You have made a life-saving difference for people in your own community and across the nation.
A few reminders:

  • Looking for a free opportunity to keep your child engaged in school learning this summer. Check out DPS summer connections It is a free 6 week all day summer school tha operates from June 14- July 22. It is offered on a first come first serve basis to all students who will be in grades 1-5 next school year. Bus transportation may be available and breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be available. If you’re interested use the link above to sign up today before all the spots fill up. 
  • Looking for a way to stay in shape while having some fun? The north gym at Merrill has been reserved on Thursday nights between 7 and 8pm for parents and staff of Cory, C3, and Merrill to play pickup basketball.  Please reach out to Tyson Sollenberger if you have any questions at
Students in 5th grade created an amazing mural of Frida Kahlo after reading Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring. Thank you Mrs. Alexander for creating an amazing math lesson in art to create a visual representation.

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Joan Wieser
Cory Elementary 


  • Save the Date
  • March 1: Cory Derby Early Bird & VIP bundle sales END! 
  • March 4: March PTA Meeting, 8:30 a.m.
  • March 11 – Class Picture Day 
  • March 16: Cory Works Out, F45
  • April 1 – 15: Bookies fundraiser
  • April 7: Cory Works Out, Luxe Lagree
  • April 22: The Cory Derby!
  • May 6: Spring Dance

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?

Please come in to look for any items your children might be missing in  the lost and found area. It is overflowing with coats, mittens, water bottles and other miscellaneous items! 
We could use a little help from parents to go through the lost and found area and help us get it organized. 

Discovery Link News

Cory/C3 Enrichment Spring Session

April 5th – May 27th, 2022

Registration Information

Registration begins Wednesday, March 9th at 8:00am and ends Wednesday, March 23rd at 8:00am. 

Below are the steps to begin registration on Wednesday, March 9th.
(There is no early access to registration before March 9th!) 


If you’re not a current Extended Learning family, please visit this link to register:  

  • Select Cory 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


PLEASE NOTE that students will not have enrichment classes on the following days:

April 4th


Please e-mail or call our main office at (720) 423-1795. Please include your name and school in any communication. 


Wednesday AM

Club Amigos 

Learn basic Spanish vocabulary, phrases and sentences in this fun, engaging class! Students learn Spanish essentials while playing fun games. Classes are taught by Señorita S, certified teacher and creator of the program.

LocationTimeDates of ClassesMin/MaxGradesPrice
CoryRm #1197:30am – 8:15amApril 6, 13, 20, 27May 4, 11, 18, 2512/28K – 5th$116 for 8 week session

Friday AM

Cory/C3 Math Team with Pi Q Math (7 week program ONLY) 

Join the Cory/C3 Math Team with Pi Q Math! Team members will meet Friday mornings to strengthen their problem solving skills and deepen their understanding of important mathematical concepts. Children who participate in at least two sessions during the school year will have the opportunity to practice for and participate in at least one math competition. The contest will be administered during the camp time and at Cory, no travel is required. Math competitions have helped thousands of kids understand that math is not about blindly following rules but about solving complex and deeply satisfying problems. They have generated excitement, energy and pride in excelling in mathematics. Your child’s success in math competitions is a very good reflection of their deep and flexible understanding of the key concepts taught in elementary school mathematics.

LocationTimeDates of ClassesMin/MaxGradesPrice
Cory Library7:30am – 8:15amApril 8, 15, 22, 29May 6, 13, 208/192nd – 5th$125 for 7 week session

The Cory Derby is off to a great start!

The Cory Derby is truly off to the races thanks to your generous support! Nearly 250 Cory community members have purchased tickets, and we more than doubled our number of Star Families since last week. But we still need your support! If you haven’t purchased tickets, get yours today! And please consider becoming a Star Family so that we can reach our fundraising goals. The Cory Derby team appreciates our community’s support and encouragement as we plan a winning night that benefits all Cory students!

Campus Lounge Dine Out: March 22

Our next dine-out is on March 22 from 4-10 p.m. at the Campus Lounge (701 S University Blvd). Campus Lounge will be donating 25% of all sales (dine-in, take-out & alcohol) back to Cory! Also, Campus Lounge is hosting the Cory Derby afterparty and donating 10% of sales from the evening back to our school, so please support this local business that is so generous to us!

Cory Works Out: F45 & Luxe Lagree

Cory Works Out is hosting its last two workouts of the year! Here are two opportunities to support local gyms and work out with the Cory community:

  • F45 on Wednesday, 3/16 at 7 pm: Grab your friends or partner and come get an evening sweat sesh on! F45 will be raffling off a free month of classes to one lucky winner! F45 has supported Cory since it opened in the neighborhood last year. Sign up here.
  • Lagree Luxe, 4/7 at 11 am: This is our final Cory Works out of the year! Lagree is a total body workout on one-of-kind pilates reformer machines. Classes are 40 minutes long, and you will feel the shake! Sign up here.

All workouts are $20 and go towards Cory! Venmo Naurin Gilger (@naurin-gilger) to secure your spots.

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

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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


If you are interested in purchasing any Merrill Swag, please use the following link:

Become a Merrill PTSA member for the 22-23 school year here.   


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.