Parent Post – 5.13.16

Posted May 12, 2016

Concert on the Green

Mark your calendars for our end of year “Concert on the Green” on Thursday, May 26th at 6PM. All of Cory (1st-5th Grades) will be performing songs in a fun, outdoor concert setting. Be sure to bring the family, a picnic dinner, and a blanket to sit on while you enjoy the performances of Cory students (Please leave family pets at home!)

The concert will begin at 6:00pm, but students should report at 5:45pm. Attire for Cory students: Purple t-shirt and jeans (Cory Elementary gear is highly encouraged! Cory or Cory Chorale t-shirts are great!) Please check Ms. Polete’s music website for more information including times, location, attire, and practice materials! See you there!

From the Library!

Last day of check-out for the school year is Monday, May 16th.  All books are due back to Cory’s library by Monday, May 23rd.  If a book is lost, the fine must be paid before the school year ends.  Typically, fines are $5.00 for a paperback and $10.00 for a hardcover.

Also, check out the amazing 5th grade radio shows on the library wiki: Students completed this collaborative social studies project with Mrs. Miller during library/technology class after spending time in the classroom learning about the history of our country’s early colonies.  Enjoy!

Important PTA News

There are still a few items available from the auction including Buy-a-shares, and some teacher treasure spots.  Click here to check it out get them before they are gone!!

Also, Please note, the date for the Wish Gifts Buy-a-Share has been changed to Wednesday, May 25!  Come, shop, have some wine and appetizers with your friends!  And an added bonus:  20% of sales comes back to CORY!!!

We are desperately needing parents to volunteer for PTA Board Member positions,  particularly Vice President and Treasurer.  Without these positions filled, the PTA will not run and many of Cory’s loved events will most likely not take place as the funds we raise to support our school will not be sufficiently raised.  Please consider volunteering your time to support our school!  Email questions or if you are interested in one of these positions, Pam Wandry at or Compete THIS Self Nomination Form and submit to the front office.

DI Fundraisers

The Destination Imagination teams will be having a Yogurtland sale fundraiser this Friday, May 13th after school on the playground to help raise money for their upcoming trip to Global Finals in Tennessee.  They will be offering a $4.00 5oz cup of yogurt and 1-2 toppings; flavors are Chocolate Milkshake, Madagascar Vanilla Bean, Strawberry and Rocket Pop Sorbet.  

Watch for more fun DI fundraising events next week.  Before school on Friday, May 20th get your school spirit on and have a DI team member spray paint your hair purple for $1.00.  But wait there is more!  After school on Friday, May 20th the DI teams will be selling Nothing Bundt Cakes Bundtlets for $4.00; flavors are Chocolate Chocolate Chip, White Chocolate Raspberry and Red Velvet.

Cory Talent Show

The CORY TALENT SHOW will take place in the auditorium on Friday, May 20th during the Cory school day, opposite of field day. Grades 4 & 5 will have their show at 9:00 AM on Friday, May 20th and grades 1, 2, & 3 will take place at 1:30 PM on this day. Come check out the talent among our Cory Cougars!

Cory Dance was a huge hit!

Thanks to everyone who attended the Cory Dance last Friday night.  It was a huge success.  We had over 200 people attend.  The kids were really rocking out to the awesome music provided by our DJ Chuck Woodford.  From 1st graders to 5th graders and their families everyone enjoyed some wonderful downtime at school rocking out to great music, enjoying yummy food from the food trucks, playing on the playground, hoola hooping and just enjoying our awesome community.  It was a beautiful night and a joyous event.  As an aside we raised about $650 from donations and the % of sales given by the food trucks and after expenses we will be able to bank about $400.  Thanks to everyone for coming out!

Edukits for next year!

Cory Elementary offers the EduKit program as a convenient option for busy families to order school supply kits for the 2016/2017 year. EduKits are custom made for our school and contain what students need to start the year off right. Order by August 3 for the BEST pricing and FREE shipping. A confirmation will be emailed to you after your order has been placed. Your child’s EduKit will be in the classroom on the first day of school. This is a fundraiser for Cory Elementary and yet it is still more economical and easier than running around to different stores to purchase all of the various items.  Please go to