Parent Post 4/28/2023

Posted April 28, 2023

Cory students are representing at the Shakespeare Festival! 
Potluck breakfast is always a hit with the kids:) 
Mrs. Guerrero showing the kids her skills with an obstacle course. 
5th graders are collaborating on a large canvas piece for the May 30 collaborative show at Campus Lounge/ink! Coffee. See the brochure in today’s Post for more information!
Ella Jennings was nominated by teachers to be the Stellar Student! She has received an award at the State Capital. Congratulations!!! 
5th grade students had a great time at Young AmeriTowne.  
Mr. D teaching students about chemical reactions.  Students engaged in an exercise to replicate this reaction. 
Avery pulled the alarm for our drill today!! 
Thank you PTA for the amazing 3D printer! The kids are really enjoying learning about it and using it.  

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,

I want to thank our amazing community for the wonderful support of our students and staff. We Love the 90s auction raised just over $230,000 (after expenses)! I am so grateful for the support for all our students to have engaging opportunities. 

Hi! This is Ella Jennings, Luca Camozzi, Olivia Viola the Principals for the day.  We were busy doing classroom observations, announcements, and monitoring student behavior. We ran the fire drill and ensured all students were safe and out of the building.  We also had a lot of Starbucks ‘coffee’ and snacks;) We also did a lot of duty on the playground.  We also had a lot of fun! 

We are excited to be inching ever closer to our summer vacation. With the anticipation of break there is important information that you as caregivers need to know about current district policy regarding Chromebooks and
summer usage. The district has decided that all students will need to return both their Chromebook and charger at the end of the school year. This is mainly for repair, maintenance, and inventory of the current assets of all schools. All Chromebooks and chargers will need to be returned to Cory no later than Wednesday, May 31st. Please complete this form so we can ensure that our devices are serviced and ready for the school year or if you need to check-out the Chromebook for the summer. 

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

We are excited to share that our Cory Girls on the Run (GOTR) team will be hosting a ONE DAY ONLY, USED Book Sale on Thursday, May 18th right after school from 3-4 PM on the Cory playground. 

Please donate any and all used books or magazines you have prior to Monday, May 15th. There will be donation boxes by the front office and in each hallway for students to come and drop off their used books in. Cory is home to 1st-5th grade, so younger age books you have outgrown are welcome!

On the day of the sale, hardcover books will be $1.00 and softcover books/ magazines will be $.50. For the cost of a single new title at the bookstore, your student can bring home an armload of fresh summer reads! All proceeds will go to Tennyson Center for Children to help fund their new Residential Foster Care Program. Cash and Venmo will be accepted on the day of the sale. 

Please reach out to Coach (Ms.) Wilberg with any questions. Thank you for supporting our GOTR and our community! 

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

Lower School Talent Show auditions start February 25th - Admiral Farragut  Academy

Talent Show Auditions May 4, 2023 to May 5, 2023
The talent show will be held on Friday May 19th
4th and 5th grade will perform in the morning from 9-12
 1-3 grades will perform in the afternoon from 12:15-3:00 pm.
Auditions will be held on Thursday May 4th and Friday May 5th at your recess time in the auditorium. Come prepared to show us the basics of your talent show act. No props or costumes are necessary for your audition, so please leave those items at home. Parents are also not invited to auditions, thank you for respecting this request. There is a two minute time maximum. Please have your child rehearse with you and make sure it’s coming in under 2 minutes before the audition.

Talent Show Performance Friday May 19th, 2021 9:00am 4th and 5th Grade 12:45pm- 1st 2nd and 3rd Grade The order of acts will be posted on the auditorium doors a week before the show. There will be no more change requests accepted unless you have already talked with us before that time. If your child has changed their mind and no longer wants to participate, please let us know. Parents, please keep in mind that this is a peer show, not a parent performance. There will be many classes of kids in the auditorium, and there are just enough seats for that many kids. You are welcome to pop in and watch your child’s performance, or to get a picture or video, but there will likely be standing room only. Thanks for your understanding!


  • 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 
    • 4th – 5th will be from 9 am – 12 pm
    • 1st – 3rd grades will be from 12:15 – 3 pm
  • May 26th – Field Day
  • May 29th – No School Memorial Day
  • May 30th – Cory Spring Collaborative Art Show 4:30 – 6:30 @ Campus Lounge & Ink Coffee Shop 
  • June 2nd – Last day of school out at 12:15

Joan Wieser 

Amber  Bourgeois 

Last Chance to Purchase Tix to Mix & Teacher Treasures!

There are still spots left to attend Tix to Mix and Teacher Treasure events! Many of these events are happening before the last day of school, so be sure to check them out and sign up today! Click here to purchase last chance Tix to Mix and Teacher Treasures!

Cory Spring Sock Hop, 5/4 from 5:30-7:30pm

Grab those poodle skirts and leather jackets, it’s time to rock around the clock at the Cory Spring Sock Hop on Thursday, May 4 from 5:30-7:30 in the cafeteria!

DJ Chuck will be spinning tunes from the 1950s and today, and there will be a variety of food trucks on campus, including Bandwagon, Road Runner, and Sweet Cow!

Please note that this is NOT a drop off event. All children must be accompanied by an adult, and the adults in attendance are responsible for supervising their children during the entire dance. 

If you’d like to volunteer at the Spring Sock Hop, please sign up here.

Final PTA Meeting of the Year, 5/5

The final PTA meeting of the year on Friday, May 5 at 8:30 a.m. in the cafeteria. We will be celebrating all of this year’s amazing volunteers with a special breakfast of Voodoo Donuts and breakfast burritos, so please join us! In addition, we will be voting on open positions for the 2023-2024 school year. A full meeting agenda will be circulated next week. 

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.

Due to the ever changing weather, the lost and found has quickly filled up. It is very difficult to identify and find something that was lost when it is swimming in such a huge sea of sweatshirts, coats, hats and gloves. Thus, we are going to try something new. Most of the lost and found has been bagged up and placed in the back of the auditorium. All parents are welcome to come and look through that bag if they are trying to find something that is lost. We will keep that bag for a couple of weeks so that there is ample time for parents to come and look through it. After a couple of weeks, the bag will be donated to families in need. If you would like your student to look through the bag, tell them to come and talk to Mr. Conklin and I will help them look through it. Thanks so much and please message me directly if you have any questions.

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.