Parent Post 5/13/2022

Posted May 13, 2022

Third grade performance! The students did a great job!
Our 1st grade students did a wonderful job at their performance. 
Recess Fun! 
Cory students enjoy working in the garden. 
Second grade students did a great job showcasing their knowledge through a presentation. 
Third grade students had SPREE this week.  SPREE stands for South Platte River Environmental Education. Students had a great time learning outside! 
Cory students got talent! 
Cory students got talent! 
Cory students got talent! 
Thank you Mr. C for a wonderful field day!!!


Hi Cory Families,

Hi Cory Families,

Thank you to all the families who came out to cheer our students on during field day and the talent show for 4th and 5th grade.  Our students  showcased sportsmanship, kindness, and teamwork throughout the day!  We have some amazing student talent in our community.  


Congratulations to Trey Archer, a Cory Elementary 5th grader who received the DPS Rae Harris Curiosity Award last night during a wonderful ceremony. This award recognizes students who exhibit a high level of curiosity about anything and everything! Thanks Trey, for reminding us to follow our curiosity to new learning throughout our lives!

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Joan Wieser
Cory Elementary 


  • May 2 – 20 –  Early Bird Registration 
  • May 17 – Dine Out Perdida and Homegrown Tap & Dough
  • May 19 – Concert on the Green @ 5:00 pm – Parents are to accompany students
  • May 25 – Band Concert @ 6:00
  • May 30 – Memorial Day – No School
  • June 1 – 3rd grade walk to Observatory Park 9:15 – 1:30
  • June 2 -4/5 Picnic Day Wash Park 9:00 – 2
    • 5th Grade Clap Out –  3:10
    • 2nd Grade Picnic Day Observatory Park 9:00 – 12:30
    • 5TH Grade CONTINUATION 6:00
  • June 3- Last Day of School- Dismissal at 12:00 pm. 

Early Bird registration is NOW!. 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:

Hello Cory Families!

A little news from the Chicken Coop and Garden for the month of April 2022.

Chicken Coop News

The hens are laying like crazy with the warm weather.  Soon, we will be able to remove the plexiglass windows so they can get lots of fresh air.  Everyone is enjoying the new stone landscaping.  Your students love coming to the coop each day.  Look at the happiness on their faces!  And the chickens are just as happy too!  Cory Garden News

Last week was Earth Week, and boy did our students contribute to the efforts of sustainability and caring for our earth.

The classrooms were very busy readying the raised beds for planting. Prepping the beds requires pulling all weeds, layering with compost, and turning the soil once the compost has been placed.

Here is what the students have done these past two weeks:

  • 280 students have spent time in the garden the past two weeks
  • Weeding 17 raised beds
  • Hauling 10 yards of compost (1 cubic yard weighs 1250 lbs.)
  • Planting over 330 flower bulbs (Peonies, tulips, Dahlias, Gladiolus, Lilies, and Irises) 
  • Planting beets, sweet peas, carrots, and radishes

As Denver Urban Garden says: “gardens are places of experimentation and joy, requiring no advanced degrees or training for their human participants….”

Empower Affiliates 
Please see this flyer for some fun after school activities. 

Please see the attached link for the Discovery Link April News of the Month

Please check the lost and found area by the gym. There are quite a few winter coats, water bottles, sweatshirts and other items. You might not need your child’s winter coat now but you will come next winter.  Everything will be donated at the end of the school year.


Save the Date: Dine Out at Perdida and Homegrown Tap & Dough

Head to Gaylord Street on Tuesday, May 17 for lunch, dinner or happy hour at Perdida and Homegrown Tap & Dough! Both locations are giving 20 percent back to Cory ALL DAY, including dine-in and takeout! Be sure to mention Cory when you are dining in or ordering takeout either by phone or online.

Please call Perdida (1066 S. Gaylord) for reservations, 303-529-1365, or make them online: 

Reservations are not needed at Homegrown Tap & Dough (1001 S. Gaylord). Takeout can be ordered online,, or by calling 720-459-8736.

Buy-a-Shares & Teacher Treasure Spots Still Available!

There are still spots available for some Buy-a-Share and Teacher Treasure events that are happening in May, throughout the summer, and early in the 2022/2023 school year! Spots are available for purchase here.    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.




DATE: 4 / 29 / 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians of 

Students with medication at Cory,

Thank you for supporting The Denver Public Schools medication policy.  Please make arrangements with the school nurse to pick up all medications used by your child during the school year.  Colorado Guidelines state that medications are not permitted to be sent home with your child.  If your child is participating in a summer program, their medication will not automatically be transferred to the site of the program.  It is up to the parent/guardian to pick up the medication from the school and transport it to the summer program site.



Enclosed is the Denver Public Schools (DPS) Medication Release form for the next school year.  The DPS medication release form must be completed by both a parent/guardian and physician in order for ANY medication (including any over the counter medications) to be given next school year.  

Please remember that all prescription medications must be in a labeled pharmacy container.  All over-the-counter medications must be in the original package and labeled with the student’s name and dosage information. 

It has been a pleasure to work with you and your child this school year and I look forward to next year.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.  Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at   720- 424-8385.  


Tiffany Stevenson BSN                                                                   Cory 

 School Nurse                                                              School


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.   

The DPS Foundation  wanted to share more discount offers with  families, students and staff. Please find discounted tickets for Denver Center for the Performing Arts Quixote Nuevo May 13-June 12 at Wolf Theatre (Flyer attached as well as a 1:1 ratio jpeg in case you prefer to share on platforms that letter sized flyers don’t work on). Any help you can provide in distributing these opportunities would be much appreciated.

You can also visit for more information on these and other special offers.

Thank you to your School Sponsors

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.