Parent Post 4/13/2023

Posted April 14, 2023

Congratulations to 5th grader Asha and 4th grader Liv who achieved Second Place in the Denver Metro Region – Elementary School Division for the spring session of the Stock Market Experience in Dr. Laughlin & Mrs. Keppler’s class!
Mr. Conklin introduced students to Ruby! It was a great opportunity for our students. 
Students highlighting multiple methods to solve math problems. 
5th grade students finding a way to beat the heat! 
Mrs. Nagel always bringing the joy into her lessons! 
1st grade students were thrilled to build their own human body systems! 

f your families contact information has changed,  or if you have other people picking up your students that are not on your list, please let the office know so we can update all information  

Cory Families,

The end of each school year is filled with so many fun and exciting events.   As we approach April and May this year, teachers are planning for end of year assessments and engaging students with high level tasks. We know, however, that students’ memories are often made at field day, projects, the talent show and continuation. We are so very excited for these enjoyable community events. 

As I reflect on this school year, I continue to be amazed at the efforts and instruction our teachers consistently provide within a safe and welcoming classroom community. I am also so very appreciative of the support from our community. I want to thank you for supporting me and our teachers throughout the year. I appreciate the kind words about our teachers, your support of your children at home and the caring community that makes Cory such a wonderful school and community. Thank you for your continued support and engagement!

The Cory Science Fair was a huge success.  We want to thank all the Cory scientists who participated with creative and inquisitive projects. Thank you for your support of our Cory Scientists! The winners who will be able to go to the district Science Fair on April 29th are:
1st Grade:1st – Morgan Faliskie       2nd – Sophie Lyders
2nd Grade:1st – Madison Cochell     2nd – Abby Hockemeier
3rd Grade: 1st – Campbell Graham   2nd – Haylen Hockemeier
4th Grade:1st – Zach Kim                   2nd – Alexis Lin
5th Grade:1st – Chloe Macias             2nd – Lynn Yoon

Parent Equity Series for next week is going to be rescheduled.  We will send out updated information on the equity series soon.  

CMAS has started!   Please make sure students are here on time so they are able to be in the classroom to start their tests. Please try and not pull your students out during testing as they will have to makeup their tests. We love our volunteers but during our testing weeks it would be easier for Cory not to have you in the building. The quieter our building is the better during these weeks. Thank you for your understanding. 


The deadline to pre-order and pay for your $25 yearbook is Wednesday, April 19th.

Any orders after the deadline will not be guaranteed and will be sold at an increased price of $40 per book. Don’t miss out on this special memory for your child! 

Order yours today! Complete the google form here and submit payment ($25) via Venmo or PayPal. 

Venmno: @ CoryElementary


Bloom School Pictures
Spring class pictures are live and ready to order! Head to Cory’s picture day dashboard to find galleries and more information. 

Picture Day Dashboard:

Always and with a smile,
Bloom Team

Once a family is enrolled — or accepted — into a DPS school, the next step is registering with their school. This is the annual process of providing and updating student and family information on file, including emergency contacts, health information and more.

Registration can be done online, during Early Bird registration.. We recommend registering online because it’s convenient and saves time. Families can register online for the 2023-24 school year during  the “Early Bird” window, May 1-19. 

To register online, sign in to Parent Portal, click on “See All Apps,” then click on “Online Registration” to verify or update your student’s information. Online registration can only be completed by the parent/guardian listed in the primary household of the student record


Families of students going into 1st through 5th grade next school year (this year’s current kindergarten through 4th graders) are invited to register for Denver Public Schools’ FREE Summer Connections 2023 program!

  • Who: current DPS students going into 1st-5th grade for the 2023-2024 school year.
    (this year’s current K-4th graders).
  • What: FREE 5-week summer academic full-day program that focuses on preparing all elementary students for future success by exposing them to content from their upcoming grade. Content centers around literacy, math, science and hands-on learning.
  • When:
    • Summer Connections Kick-Off event with students: Friday, June 9
    • Program Dates:Monday, June 12, 2023 to Friday, July 14, 2023
      • No program on Monday, June 19 or Tuesday, July 4
    • Program Times: 8:20am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday 
      • Breakfast served beginning at 7:50am. 
      • Lunch will be served daily. 
  • Where: 10 DPS elementary schools across the city (see location map!)
  • How: register through Parent Portal or using this Google form.
  • For full details, visit the Summer Connections website.

A Note about Program Locations

Students are assigned to a Summer Connections host school based on its proximity to their boundary school, not their school of choice (if applicable). If you do not wish to attend your host school, in the application process, click “no”. This will allow you to see a list of schools available to you. Please note, selecting a school that is not your home school will disqualify you for transportation.

A Note about Transportation

Summer Connections offers transportation in the morning and in the afternoon to students who live more than 1.0 mile from their assigned Summer Connections location. Students must register before April 15 to be guaranteed a bus stop. Distance is calculated from the student’s home address to the Summer Connections location. You will be notified if your student is eligible for bus service.

Have Questions or Need Assistance?

Please contact the Office of Expanded Academic Learning at (720) 423-3629 or

A couple reminders:

 1. Cell phones and smart watches are not allowed in school. They may be kept in back packs. If you need to get in touch with your child, then please contact the front office 
2. School begins at 8:15. With the tardy bell ringing at 8:20
3. If a student is late they must come into the front office and get signed in taking a tardy slip with them to class. 
4. We go outside every day we can. Please make sure you children have the correct clothing  coats, hats and boots if needed on cold weather days. 
5. Students have a snack  during the day with their class. Please try and remember to pack a daily snack. 
6. If you are picking up your student early you must come into the building to the office and sign them out. This is for their safety along with ours to insure we know where all students are all day. We prefer you are here before 3:00 to check out your students. We understand there are times when this is not possible as emergency’s happen. When you arrive to pick up your student we will call the classroom to have your child come to the front to meet you, we do not want students sitting in the office waiting for parents.
7. School is over at 3:20. If you have not picked up your students by 3:30 they will be waiting in the front office for you. 
8. Sometimes the lunch menu changes in the cafeteria due to food not being delivered on time to the warehouse. We try to keep the menu consistent with what they say. Please understand Food Services is doing everything they can to provide the best meals to our students. Please feel free to call Food Services with questions or concerns. 720-423-5600.
9. Please do not sent your student to school sick. Please see the below guidelines from The Department of Public Health. 


  • April 21st – Cory Auction 
  • April 26th & 27th – Vision, Hearing & Dental Screening 
  • April 27th – One Campus Celebration 
  • May 1st – Equity Afternoon BINGO – 3:20 – 3:40 on the Cory Blacktop
  • May 1st – 19th – Early Bird Registration – Get your student Registered for next year before summer
  • May 4th – CSC Meeting @ 4:00 p.m.
  • May 4th – Spring Dance from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 
  • May 16th – PTA Dine out @ Tatsu
  • May 26th – Field Day

Joan Wieser 

Amber  Bourgeois 

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Dine Out at Zero Degrees, 4/12

Our next Dine Out is on Wednesday, April 12 at Zero Degrees (1390 S. Colorado Blvd.), which is owned by a Cory family!

Zero Degrees is generously donating 40% of sales from the entire day back to our school, so please come out between 11am and 9pm on April 12 to support this local, family-owned business!

Save the Date: Spring Dance, 5/4

Join us for the Spring Dance on Thursday, May 4 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. DJ Chuck will be playing music and food trucks will be on campus. More details will be shared soon!

2023-2024 Board Positions 

The Cory PTA is now recruiting for open board positions for the 2023-2024 school year. We are looking to fill the Secretary and Treasurer positions, and it’s a two-year commitment. If you are interested, or would like more information, please email us at

Amazon Smile & King Soopers Community Rewards Program

Recently, Amazon announced that it is winding down its AmazonSmile program by February 20. All purchases made before that date will still accrue donations for our school.

Although AmazonSmile is ending, there is still an opportunity to raise money for Cory through the King Soopers Community Rewards Program, which is linked to the 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, and here is more information on registering on your laptop or mobile device.

Registration for Summer Connections Now Open

Registration is now open for Summer Connections — a fun, five-week program that exposes students to content from their upcoming grade. All rising first- through fifth-grade DPS students are encouraged to apply!

Summer Connections:Is no cost to families.Provides full-day programming from June 12-July 14. (No school on June 19 and July 4.)Centers around literacy, math, science and hands-on learning.

Click here for more information and visit the Parent Portal to register. If you have any questions, email
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  • SAVE THE DATE:  Incoming 6th grade Merrill students are invited to the Spring Fling on May 11th from 5 – 7pm to meet teachers and learn about their options for electives for the 2023-2024 school year.