Parent Post 5/12/2023

Posted May 12, 2023

We cannot thank OUR Cory community enough for  filling our hearts with joy during Teacher Appreciation Week! 
Thank you to the PTA Fine Arts Committee for supporting a Swallow Hill Performance about Colorado History for our 4th and 5th graders. 
Congratulations to this year’s Cory Ninja Warrior!
Students having fun at recess! 
Cory had a new librarian this week! He did a great job at leading lessons, reading to classes, and checking-out books for the kids! 
Teacher treasure/end of year celebration with friendship bracelets, rainbow snacks, slinkies, and twister. 

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


If you are leaving the district please fill out a School Choice Withdrawal 2023-24 form

Thank you to the PTA and the Cory community for celebrating and honoring our teaching staff this week.  We are grateful for all the wonderful teacher appreciation activities this week.  Thank you for supporting our amazing teachers and staff! 

As we balance finishing this year out and planning for next year, I wanted to take a moment and share updates about staff for the 23/24 school year. We wish everyone the best as they transition to other places!

 So what transitions are happening?

  • Michelle Shamis: Michelle will continue teaching at Southmoor Elementary next school year.  We are so thankful to have Michelle’s support this year while Mrs. Javernick was out on leave.  Ms. Javernick will be back next school year as a STL and math intervention teacher. 
  • Amber Bourgeois:  Amber will be continuing her leadership journey as a Principal Resident at Bromwell Elementary school next year.  We have been thankful for Amber’s support for the last 5 years at Cory as a coach and STL.  
  • Kara Butte: Kara will be working as a Newcomer Teacher next year at Place Bridge Academy.  We have been so appreciative of Kara’s work at Cory, but excited for her new adventure.  
  • Jamie Hourdajian: Jamie will be supporting DPS as a social worker next school year.  We have been thankful for Jamie’s support as a Restorative Justice Coordinator this year. 

Please do not order food and have it delivered for your student.  Students are allowed to bring food, but we will no longer accept food deliveries for students. 

Due to the staffing the Concert on the Green will be cancelled this year. We look forward to adding  this back on the schedule  next year. Thank you for your understanding!

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Dear Families,

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.

To ensure scholars have access to a device over summer, they may OPT-IN to check out a Chromebook and charger for summer use with  explicit permission from a parent/guardian who understands their responsibilities in doing so, including for any fees related to Chromebook/ charger damage or loss.  To opt-in caregivers can use one of the following options:

  • Using the Digital Opt-In form found on Class Dojo and in the weekly parent post.
  • Opt-in forms are due digitally or to the office/Mr. D by May 19th.

Please feel free to contact Cory Admin or Mr. Davis with any questions.

Ripon Public Library | Book Sales

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! 

Congratulations to Cory 5th grader Asha Cantrell, for winning a contest to have her original stop-motion film accepted to be shown on the big screen at the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver. Her film deals with the topic of Bigness.  We are so proud of Asha!  More information can be found at:

Tired of the traffic congestion and lines at Kiss and Go?  We have a great solution which is the Cory bus route.  Please read below for all the information on how to use the Cory bus! Sign up now for next year!

Sign Up for Transportation Services by June 16

The Transportation Opt-in Program is now live on the Parent Portal. If your student is eligible and you would like them to use DPS Transportation in the 2023-24 school year, please opt-in now. Click here for instructions on how to opt-in. Families have until Friday, June 16 to let us know if your eligible student will be using our services next school year. If you don’t opt-in by June 16, your student could experience a delay in service.


  • 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 23th – Band Concert 5:30 – 8:00
  • 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 1st  – 5th Grade Continuation 6:00 @ Merrill 
  • June 2nd – Last day of school out at 12:15

Joan Wieser 

Amber  Bourgeois 

Thank You for an Amazing Teacher Appreciation Week!

As Teacher Appreciation Week comes to a close, the PTA would like to thank our community for showing so much love and support to the Cory staff! From bringing gift cards and flowers to contributing items for the staff breakfast and lunch, our students and families went above and beyond, and the staff has told us how much they appreciate everything our community did this week!

Dine Out at Tatsu: Tuesday, May 16

The PTA’s final dine out of the year is at Tatsu (2022 S. University Blvd.) on Tuesday, May 16! Tatsu is generously donating 25% of sales back to our school, so please be sure to mention Cory when dining in or taking out.

2023-2024 Board Update

The Cory PTA is excited to announce that Tiffani Samborn has been nominated for the Treasurer position for the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 school years. Tiffani is a CPA with a background in finance, and she will make a wonderful addition to the Cory PTA board. She will be formally voted into the position during the September 2023 PTA meeting. 

The PTA is still looking to fill the Secretary position. If you are interested, or would like more information, please email us at

Look What We Did This Year!

It’s time to celebrate all that we have accomplished as a PTA this year, with the help of some amazing volunteers and our outstanding parent community! Check out this overview of the Cory PTA’s accomplishment during the 2023-2024 school year. 

2023-2023 PTA Volunteer Interest Form

The Cory PTA is seeking volunteers for the 2022-2023 school year! Please fill out this interest form to let us know what committees you might be interested in chairing or joining next year. A full list of detailed committee descriptions is available here.

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!

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