Parent Post 4/21/2023

Posted April 21, 2023

First graders practice using a stethoscope during a visit from a doctor
5th grade students enjoyed the overnight trip to Balarat! 
Thank you to our Cory students for keeping our playground clean! 
3rd grade having fun at recess with a good old fashion conga line.
Our students were busy in the garden and chicken coop this week! 
2nd grade students determining the important evidence while reading. 
In honor of Earth Day, 3rd grade students picked up 3,000 pieces of trash off our playground! 
2nd grade students enjoyed the field trip to learn all about insects. Thank you PTA for sponsoring the event. 
In honor of Earth Day, 3rd grade students picked up 3,000 pieces of trash off our playground! 

If 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,

Don’t forget, tonight is the Cory Auction! We hope to see everyone there to celebrate the amazing community support of our school! 

The Cory Elementary Equity Committee is excited to present the Cory Elementary Parent Equity Education Series!

This series will include 4 learning opportunities for parents in the Cory community to gather together and engage in learning around different topics that impact equity in education. 

  • The first session (The Use of Language) was Tuesday, February 7.
  • The second session (Building a Shared Why) was Monday, March 6.
  • Session 3 (Color Blind vs. Color Brave & Belonging) – Monday, May 1, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm, in the Cory Cafeteria 

* Pizza will be provided for sessions 3! Please indicate if you are a vegetarian when you RSVP. 
** If you need child care, it will be provided in a different room at Cory Elementary. Please indicate if you need child care and the age of the child when you RSVP.

Please RSVP for session 3 by Friday, April 28. You may RSVP by emailing Amber Bourgeois, at

Congratulations to Lynn Yoon of Cory Elementary for being chosen as the winner of Denver’s 2023 Arbor Day Poster Contest! Lynn’s poster was selected from forty-two Denver entries as this year’s winner. Additionally, Lynn’s poster represented Denver in last week’s state poster judging. Her poster will be displayed in the Freyer-Newman Center at Denver Botanic Gardens from April 18th through May 5th. 

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 8-19. 

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 @ The DU Cable Center
  • April 26th & 27th – Vision, Hearing & Dental Screening 
  • April 27th – One Campus Celebration 
  • May 1st – 3rd Session for Equity 5:30 – 7:00 in the Cafeteria 
  • May 4th – CSC Meeting @ 4:00 p.m.
  • May 4th – Spring Dance The Cory Sock Hop from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 
  • May 5th – Final PTA Meeting @ 8:30 am
  • May 5th – 5th Grade 5th Wax Museum
  • May 8th – 19th – Early Bird Registration – Get your student Registered for next year before summer
  • May 15th – All library books due and need to be returned
  • May 16th – PTA Dine out @ Tatsu
  • May 19th – Talent Show
  • May 26th – Field Day

Joan Wieser 

Amber  Bourgeois 

Thank You for Supporting We Love the 90s!

Thank you to everyone who has supported the Cory auction this year! From donating items and purchasing tickets to becoming Star Families and volunteering when asked, this event is truly a community effort! 

Here is the silent auction bidding link:

See you tonight at the Cable Center! 

Sign Up for Magnificent Monday Meals

We need volunteers for Magnificent Monday Meals! Your meal will be part of a popular live auction package known as Magnificent Monday Meals. The winner gets a multi-course, personalized dinner delivered every Monday for 30 weeks during the next school year! Sign up to bring a Magnificent Monday Meal to the winning Cory family!

One Campus Celebration, Thursday 4/27

Our Annual One Campus Celebration is right after school! The Cory, C3, & Merrill campus is a special community.  Please join us to celebrate our campus on the Merrill Black Top for free fun with Chuck the DJ, free popcorn, and popsicles from Hippops for purchase. Come out to dance, snack, and enjoy our community on a Thursday afternoon!

Save the Date: Cory Spring Sock Hop, 5/4

Grab those poodle skirts and leather jackets, it’s time for the Cory Spring Sock Hop! This year’s spring dance is on May 4 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria!

DJ Chuck will be spinning tunes from the 1950s and today, and a variety of food trucks, including Sweet Cow, will be serving dinner and dessert! 

A SignUp Genius with volunteer opportunities will be circulated next week! 

PTA Meeting, 5/6

We will be celebrating our amazing PTA volunteers with a thank you breakfast. Additionally, we will be voting on the 2023/2024 PTA budget and nominating new board members.  

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

image.pngSAVE 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.