Parent Post 4/22/2022

Posted April 22, 2022

2nd grade students exploring coding. 
2nd grade students building robots and using coding methods to make them move!
Students discussing problem solving and multiple methods! 
Our Cory Cougars being community minded and keeping our playground clean! 
The Cory Science Fair was a huge success! Thank you to all the student who participated and Mrs. Javernick for supporting this opportunity.  
Cory is representing at the Shakespeare Festival! Way to go!
Spirit Week was a huge success! 


Hi Cory Families,

Don’t forget the Cory Derby is tonight! I hope to see everyone there to celebrate and enjoy the time together! It has been several year since we have been together in-person, and with everything we have accomplished in the last couple of years, there is a lot to celebrate!  Also, there are some amazing items up for grabs at the auction!  

I want to thank the PTA and the Fine Arts Committee for providing another wonderful opportunity for our students in 1st and 2nd grade.  The kids enjoyed the hands on and engaging opportunity to learn about music.  

Spirit week was a huge success.  Thank you to our student council with creating a fun opportunity for our students!


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. 
  • 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 26 – 4/5 Musical @ 6:00
  • April 29 – C3/Merrill/Cory- Dance Party @ 3:30 pm
  • May 2 – 20 –  Early Bird Registration 
  • May 5 – STEAM Night @ 4:30 pm with a Mariachi Band
  • 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

 Early Bird registration is coming  May 2nd. Please make sure you have signed up for Parent Portal and made an account so you are ready to go. 
Please use the link attached to double check your parent portal;

Choice and Enrollment questions please see the attached link:

Multilingual Learner Parent Meeting

Wednesday, May 5

3:45-4:30 pm

Get Ready for Summer Learning!

We will meet with a librarian from Denver Public Library to learn about their summer programs and reading opportunities. You can also sign up for a library card if you don’t already have one. Parents and students are welcome to come. Please let Mrs. Butte know if you need a translator. 


Reunión de padres de estudiantes multilingües

Miércoles, 5 de mayo

3:45-4:30 pm

¡Prepárese para el aprendizaje de verano!

Nos reuniremos con un bibliotecario de la Biblioteca Pública de Denver para conocer sus programas de verano y oportunidades de lectura. También puede registrarse para obtener una tarjeta de la biblioteca si aún no tiene una. Los padres y los estudiantes son bienvenidos a venir. Informe a la Sra. Butte si necesita un traductor. 


اجتماع أولياء الأمور للمتعلم متعدد اللغات

الأربعاء 5 مايو

3: 45-4: 30 مساءً

استعد للتعلم الصيفي!

سنلتقي بأمين مكتبة من مكتبة دنفر العامة للتعرف على برامجهم الصيفية وفرص القراءة. يمكنك أيضًا التسجيل للحصول على بطاقة مكتبة إذا لم يكن لديك واحدة بالفعل. الآباء والطلاب مدعوون للحضور. يرجى إخبار السيدة بوت إذا كنت بحاجة إلى مترجم. 


Родительское собрание многоязычного ученика

, среда, 5 мая,

3:45–4:30 pm

Приготовьтесь к летнему обучению!

Мы встретимся с библиотекарем из публичной библиотеки Денвера, чтобы узнать об их летних программах и возможностях для чтения. Вы также можете оформить читательский билет, если у вас его еще нет. Приглашаются родители и ученики. Пожалуйста, сообщите миссис Бьютт, если вам нужен переводчик. 

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

Cory Derby Silent Auction Open to ALL Cory Families!

The Cory Derby Silent Auction is open for all Cory families to bid, regardless of whether you are attending tonight’s event or have an online bidding ticket! 

There are still Buy-a-Shares and Teacher Treasure spots to purchase, and lots of silent auction items to bid on. Bidding ends at 7:30 p.m. tonight!

Visit this link, then click on “Get Started” to sign up and begin bidding. If you have questions, please email us at

If you have already been bidding this week, please continue to use your personal bidding link instead of the one listed above! 

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.