Parent Post 5/5/2023

Posted May 5, 2023

Liam ran the fire drill this week.  We are thankful for his leadership during our drill! 
PTA starting the weekend off for the upcoming Teacher Appreciation week! You spoil us! 
Cory students enjoying Mrs. Alexander’s Painting Teacher Treasure
Girls ready for the Sock Hop!
5th grade students creating a beautiful art piece to be displayed at a local business’.  
Congratulations to the following students for being featured in the DPS Citywide Art Show at the Denver Art Museum (pictured from Left to Right): Alice, Emma, Emily, Lynn, Campbell, Asha, Catalina, Hazel and Dasch. Not pictured but also featured in the show are Zach K, Johara B, and Callie H. Great work, students! Mrs. Alexander is so proud of your hard work!
The Sock Hop!
Cory Cougars representing at the DPS STEAM Expo & Science Fair!

Cory Families,

Thank you to the PTA Fine Arts Committee for bringing diverse art opportunities for our students.  On Wednesday, students 1-3 enjoyed a performance from Swallow Hill music. Students were all smiles and got to play along!

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! 

Bloom School Pictures

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



  • May 8th – 19th – Early Bird Registration – Get your student Registered for next year before summer
  •  May 12th –   5th grade Wax Museum!
  • 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 2nd – Last day of school out at 12:15

Joan Wieser 

Amber  Bourgeois 

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. 

Teacher Appreciation Week Starts Today!

Please see below activities that our PTA is planning and learn how you can show your support and appreciation for our wonderful teachers and staff.

  • Friday, May 5: We are kicking off teacher appreciation a little early because it is Cinco De Mayo! Teachers will enjoy a chips and salsa bar  and Wild Taco (215 East 7th Avenue) has generously donated free margarita coupons for the teachers to enjoy at their convenience!
  • Monday, May 8: Teachers will receive PTA-sponsored massages.
  • Tuesday, May 9 – Gift Card Day: Please bring a gift card for all the teachers and/or staff members your children love ($5 to $10). Personalized homemade cards are also a great addition!  In addition to the gift cards and homemade cards, our PTA-sponsored massages will continue.
  • Wednesday, May 10 –  Lunch and Flowers: Staff will be treated to a pot-luck lunch provided by Cory families. Review the sign up genius, Staff Appreciation Lunch & Breakfast  to help.  In addition to lunch we are collecting flowers on Wednesday morning. Please have your child bring a flower (or two). We need 15 parent volunteers to help us put together bouquets for teachers after drop off. Sign up here to help. 
  • Thursday, May 1: PTA is hosting Breakfast for our staff. Please sign up here to help make it extra special! 
  • Friday, May 12 – Staff Red Carpet Walk: We will roll out the red carpet and celebrate our wonderful staff right after drop off. Parent volunteers will be located on the blacktop to direct kids to their designated cheering location(s). Students only please. 

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.

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 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

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

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.