Parent Post 5/6/2022

Posted May 6, 2022

Students have the opportunity to get the garden ready for planting! 
Library time is always fun with Mrs. Miller! 
Students engaged in a socratic seminar to learn together.
Thank you for all the beautiful flowers you brought in!
Having some fun with the principal! 
Thank you Mrs. Butte for holding a very informative ELA-PAC Meeting. 
A huge thank you to our families, the PTA and the countless volunteers to make this week very special for our teachers. 
These students won the drawing from STEAM Night. 


Hi Cory Families,

The Cory staff would like to extend a huge thank you to our families for showering the staff with love and support all week.  We appreciate the PTA for organizing such amazing opportunities for our teachers to feel celebrated all week.  Thank you all so much! 

Thank you to all the families who joined us for STEAM Night.  We had so many fun and engaging opportunities for students and families.  The Mariachi band made the experience even more special for our families.  Thank you to the PTA for supporting our community event.  A huge shout out to Mrs. Sherrill, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Tilson, Mrs. Golden, Mrs. Alexander, Mrs. Javernick, Ms. Bourgeois and Mrs. Butte for organizing such a wonderful event. 

Congratulations to the Stock Market Experience teams for their success this year! Dr. Laughlin & Mrs. Keppler enjoyed coaching 4th & 5th grade combined teams and enjoyed celebrating them at the awards ceremony presentation at the Zoo! Thank you to the parent volunteers who shared their investing expertise with the students. Way to go!

Fall winners for the Metro Denver Region – elementary division were:
1st Place: Reed, Asha, Ella, & Dylan
3rd Place: Alex, Junie, Sawyer, & Isla

Spring winners 1st Place State – elementary division were:
Trey & Dylan

Spring winners for the Metro Denver Region – elementary division were:
1st Place: Norah & Sawyer

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Joan Wieser
Cory Elementary 


  • May 2 – 20 –  Early Bird Registration 
  • May 6 – Spring Dance 6:00- Parents are to accompany students to the dance.  This is not a drop-off event. 
  • May 9 – 2nd/3rd grade musical @ 6:00 pm
  • May 11 – 1st grade musical @ 6:00 pm
  • May 12 – CSC Meeting @ 6:00 pm CSC Meeting 
    Google Meet joining info
    Video call link:
    Or dial: ‪(US) +1 262-674-7939‬ PIN: ‪456 594 235‬#
    More phone numbers:
  • May 13 – Field Day – Schedule TBD
  • May 19 – Concert on the Green @ 5:00 pm
  • 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

 Early Bird registration is coming  May 2nd. 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!

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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….”

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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


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.

Cory Spring Luau Dance, May 6 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Families are invited to hula over to Cory’s Spring Luau Dance on Friday, May 6 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.! DJ Chuck will spin tunes in the cafeteria, while dinner from two food trucks and Kona Ice will be available for purchase. Parents are asked to please attend with your children, so grab your favorite Hawaiian attire and get ready to hang ten on the dance floor! We also need parents to help with setup/clean up and to donate water and juice. Sign up here

Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-May 6

Thank you to all of the students and families who participated in Teacher Appreciation Week! From bringing flowers, gift cards and homemade cards to hosting a special staff lunch, it was a community effort that Cory’s staff truly appreciated!

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

The final dine out of the year is on May 17 at Perdida and Homegrown Tap & Dough! Both of these Gaylord Street favorites will be donating 20% of all food, beverage and takeout purchases back to Cory. More details to come!

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        School Nurse                                                     School      Cory 

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.