Parent Post 4/15/2022

Posted April 18, 2022

5th grade students at Young Ameritowne! 
5th grade students at Young Ameritowne! 
5th grade students at Young Ameritowne! 
1st grade students created birds to compliment their study on birds! 
4th grade students showcasing their sowing skills! 


Hi Cory Families,

Happy Friday! We have finished CMAS and ready to get back into our learning and projects.  There are still have many make-up tests  to complete next week.  The kids did such a wonderful job using their time, focusing, and showcasing their very best thinking.  Way to go Cory Cougars! 

Next Friday is the Cory Derby! I hope everyone can attend to have some fun, connect, and raise money for our wonderful programs and opportutnies for all our Cory students.  

Eight Cory art pieces are on display at the Denver Art Museum through April 28.  A handful of students joined Mrs. Alexander this week for a student reception. Great work, Cory artists!

Important dates coming up!!! 

  • One Campus Celebration 4/29 at 3:30pm
    Save the Date for fun right after school on Friday, April 29th.  The Cory, C3, & Merrill campus is a special community.  We are bringing back our One Campus Celebration after a 2 year break.  Please join us on the Merrill Black Top for free fun with Chuck the DJ, free popcorn, and Kona Ice.  The party starts at 3:30pm.  Walk over from Cory and walk out from Merrill and C3!  Teachers, Administration, and Staff will be given a complimentary Kona Ice in appreciation of all the love you give to our students.  Come out to dance, snack, and enjoy our community on a Friday afternoon!
  • Join us on Thursday, May 5th from 4:30 to 6:00 for our “Cinco de Mayo STEAM Night”!  There will be 1 station for each of the letters (i.e. one for science, 1 for technology, 1 for engineering, 1 for art, and 1 for math.  Our theme is related to Cinco de Mayo and our 1 Book, 1 Cory book Me, Frida and the Secret of the Peacock Ring. 
  • The Science Fair is coming to Cory in April! An informational packet is included in your child’s Friday Folder this week so students can work on their projects over Spring Break. Projects are due April 18th. Please contact Jenna Javernick ( if you have any questions. Cory Science Fair judging will be on April 20th. Please join your child’s class on this day to view presentations. Your teacher will communicate the specific time in April.  In class presentations will take place on April 18th and 19th. The rubric (Practice Skills & Assessment) is included in your child’s packet. Please note, only students in grades 3-5 will have their projects scored by judges to be advanced to the district fair. The same rubric will be used by the school wide judges and the district fair judges. This will allow children to make modifications to projects based on teacher and judge feedback prior to the district science fair.
  • The top 3 finishers from grades 3-5 will be signed up to advance to the district Science Fair on April 30th at DU. 
  • 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

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Joan Wieser
Cory Elementary 


  • April 18 – 29 CMAS Make up Testing 
  • April 18 – 22 – Spirit Week
    • Monday April 18 – Mismatch Day
    • Tuesday, April 19 – Matching Day
    • Wednesday, April 20 – Decades Day
    • Thursday, April 21 – Dress like Mr. Conklin Day
    • Friday, April 22 – Crazy Hat or Hair Day
  • April 20 –  Science Fair
  • April 22 – The Cory Derby!
  • April 26 – 4/5 Musical @ 6:00
  • April 29 – C3/Merrill/Cory- Dance Party @ 3:30 pm
  • May 5 – STEAM Night @ 4:30 pm
  • May 6 – Spring Dance 6:00
  • May 9 – 2nd/3rd grade musical @ 6:00 pm
  • May 11 – 1st grade musical @ 6:00 pm
  • May 13 – Field Day – Schedule TBD
  • May 19 – Concert on the Green @ 5:00 pm

Hello Cory Families!
Thank you to students for participating in the ‘Chickens for Change Drive.’ Our outstanding
students raised over $600 to support the chicken program. First place goes to the 3rd-grade
classes who raised $284.76!!
More Chicken News:
We installed the landscaping around the chicken coop. Our landscaper's Innovation Design
gave us a 10% on the installation!

Finally, the 3rd Grade Art Classes have created six chicken art paintings for the Cory Auction
later this month. Don’t forget to ask your students how the paintings were created.


We are going to bag up all the current Lost and Found items on Wednesday, April 20. 
Please came take a look at what we are have in the Lost and Found area and grab your items. Coats, gloves, water bottles, and many more items. 

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

Please see the attached link for the Discovery Link News of the Month

The Cory Derby is off to a great start!

Last Chance to Buy Tickets to the Cory Derby

More than 330 members of our community are attending the Cory Derby! If you don’t have tickets yet, the deadline to purchase tickets to the event is TODAY at 3 p.m. Buy your tickets NOW

If you can’t attend the event, you can still bid on silent auction items by purchasing “The Online Bet” for $25!

We are also looking for a few more Star Families to get us to 100! Become a Star Family today!

Magnificent Monday Meals & Cory’s Magnificent Wine Club

Do you make an amazing meal that everyone loves? Sign up to bring a Magnificent Monday Meal to the winning Cory family! There are no rules on what to make––keep it traditional, or make it creative and fun! And don’t forget to add a special dessert, bottle of wine, six-pack of beer, or whatever complements your meal the best! Sign up here.

It’s Yearbook Time! 

The Cory PTA is taking orders for 2021-2022 yearbooks! Orders and payment must be submitted by Friday, April 15th and yearbooks will be distributed in May. The cost is $25 per student. For families ordering more than one yearbook, additional yearbooks can be purchased for $20. Please complete this order form, then submit payment to the Cory PTA through Venmo (@CoryElementary) or PayPal (

Also, we are looking for candid photos of Cory kids (first day of school, carnival, field trips, etc.) from the community. Please upload photos here and include a comment with student name(s) and grade level(s). 

If you have any questions, please contact

Save the Date: Cory’s Spring Dance!

Cory students and families are invited to the annual Spring Dance on Friday, May 6 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. DJ Chuck will be spinning tunes, there will be two food trucks providing dinner, and the Kona Ice Truck will be serving dessert. Stay tuned for more details about the theme!

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

Become a Cory Sponsor!

Do you own your own business or work at an organization that would benefit from being a part of the Cory Community? If so, please consider becoming a Cory Sponsor!

Our sponsorship packages include access to more than 340 Cory families plus community visibility in the Cory-Merrill, Bonnie Brae, Belcaro neighborhoods and beyond. Sponsors also enjoy brand exposure through Cory’s website, social media and online advertising, the loyalty of Cory parents, and word of mouth advertising.

Your support directly benefits all students at Cory Elementary by bridging the gap between DPS’ core funding and the resources required to provide a well-rounded education.  

For more information, please contact Savannah Graham at or 303-513-3587.

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.


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.