Parent Post 4/7/2023

Posted April 7, 2023

The deadline to pre-order 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! 

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 express my gratitude for the Cory Community.  We are so appreciative of the support of our community so all students thrive and have engaging opportunities.  Community partnership is key in changing outcomes for all students.  Thank you for the continued support!

Thank you to all the students who participated in the raffle for the auction.  We are blown away by the participation of our students.  Student Raffle Winners are: 

Roxanne Eberhand

Johara Benrahou

Samuel Kokx

Boden Schulz

Liam Burton 

Heyan Tandel

Islay Murrow
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. 

Congrats to Mrs. Alexander for getting a grant funded through the CherryArts Organization to take 3 Cory artists to the Cherry Creek Art Festival this summer to be art buyers! Mrs. Alexander and the students will have a budget to purchase professional art pieces for the permanent art collection at Cory. She is in the process of interviewing students to select this year’s representatives.  

On a separate note, Mrs. Alexander is also excited and honored to be attending the National Art Education Conference in Texas next week to represent Cory and Denver Public Schools. She is so excited to bring back exciting art lesson ideas and opportunities to Cory students. Woohoo!

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

This month, Cory students will be focusing on courage in March and April. COURAGE IS BEING BRAVE WHEN FACING NEW OR DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES. Students will discuss the connection between KINDNESS and COURAGE. We may think of courage as being fearless and brave. However, one of the most courageous things we can do is be kind to others, even if for no reason at all! As a group, brainstorm ways to show kindness to others.

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 10th – New Enrichments Classes Begin 
  • April 12th – PTA Dine out @ Zero Degrees
  • April 13th – Equity Night 5:30 – 7:00
  • 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 – Spring Dance from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 
  • May 12th – Primary Math Morning 7:30
  • May 16th – PTA Dine out @ Tatsu
  • May 26th – Field Day

Joan Wieser 

Amber  Bourgeois 

How Sick is Too Sick? 
When Children and Staff Should Stay Home from School or Child Care 
Evaluation of a sick child must consider which diseases are currently circulating  among students, staff, and the community. Known exposure to cases or an outbreak  of a contagious disease (including but not limited to those listed here), even without  a confirmed diagnosis, may necessitate more stringent return to school  requirements.  During Colorado’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, children and staff  who have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should receive testing, and follow the  COVID-19 isolation guidance until testing is completed or if they test positive. If the  individual tests negative for COVID-19, the individual should then follow the  recommendations for their disease or symptoms using the below guidance.  There are four main reasons to keep children and adults at home:
1. The child or staff is at risk of infecting others with COVID-19 or another contagious illness, either because of symptoms or recent close contact.
 2. The child or staff member does not feel well enough to take part in usual 
activities. For example, a child is overly tired, fussy or will not stop crying. 
 3. A child needs more care than teachers and staff can give while still caring for the other children.  
4. The child or staff member has symptoms or an illness is on this list, and staying home is required.

Sign Up for Magnificent Monday Meals & Cory Wine Club

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.