Posted September 16, 2022
Dear Cory Community,
We had another amazing week learning and growing together. Student’s are engaged with high level tasks and really taking ownership of their learning. I am so proud of our staff and students.
The districts official count day is coming up. October Count is the official student membership count for all Colorado public school districts mandated by the Colorado Department of Education. In order to be eligible for October Count funding, a student must be:
▪ Actively enrolled as of the count date
▪ Fully scheduled through the first half of the school year as of the count date
▪ In attendance through the count window
Below is the timeline for October count so please prioritize your student to be present during the count window. Cory depends on the funds from student attendance in our budget. If your student is planning on being absent, please work with Debbie to ensure your child is officially counted during this time.
|Monday, September 26, 2022||Count Window Opens|
|Monday, October 3, 2022||Official Count Date|
|Monday, October 10, 2022||October Count window closes|
Your child took an assessment on the computer called iReady. The i-Ready Diagnostic is an adaptive assessment that adjusts its questions to suit your child’s needs. Each item a student sees is individualized based on his or her answer to the previous question. For example, a series of correct answers will result in slightly harder questions, while a series of incorrect answers will yield slightly easier questions. The purpose of this is not to give your child a score or grade, but instead to determine how best to support your child’s learning.
This report contains information about the current diagnostic your child completed at the start of this school year. In addition, the report breaks up the test into different domains that have been tested and how the student scored in each of those domain areas currently. For this time of the year, any domain scoring between early and late within your child’s current grade level is considered at grade level. Due to the way we teach the standards, it is not possible for all domains to score at mid grade level at this point in the year because some standards have not been taught yet. So do not worry if your child scores below middle of their current grade level in any one domain unless your child’s teacher reaches out to you with specific concerns.
We hope you find these reports informative in bridging the communication between school and home. I appreciate your support and partnership in your child’s education.
Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!
Cory Fun Run: Saturday, 9/24
Join the Cory PTA for our annual Family Fun Run on Saturday, September 24 at 10 a.m.! Participants of all ages will race around the Cory-Merrill campus, and students in attendance will receive a free Cory t-shirt! DJ Chuck will be playing music, and there will be giveaways from our sponsors, i-Ortho and Children’s Dentistry of Cherry Creek. This is a FREE event and a great opportunity to get to know the Cory community. There is no cost to attend this community event, so we hope to see you there!
Dine Out at Esters: Monday, 9/26
Our next Dine Out is on Monday, September 26 from 4-8 p.m. at Esters Pub, located at 1950 S. Holly Street. Esters is donating 20% of all Cory sales from dining in or take out, go back to our school! Be sure to mention Cory when ordering!
Coming Soon: Cory Carnival, 10/9!
Mark your calendars for the Fall Carnival on Sunday, October 9 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Keep your eyes out for wristband order forms coming home in Friday folders on 9/23. Wristbands are $12 each if pre-purchased or $15 the morning of the event! Interested in day-of volunteering or donating items to the carnival? Sign up here to help make this wonderful event possible for our kids and community! Any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers Needed: Spooky Story Night at Cory
We are seeking volunteers to help coordinate Spooky Story Night at Cory! If you are interested in planning this annual event, please reach out to Stephanie Campbell.
Volunteers Needed: Cory Works Out
Volunteers are needed to co-chair the Cory Works Out fundraising program! This role helps to plan and coordinate 2-4 workout classes with local studios that give back to the Cory PTA. Examples of businesses we have partnered within the past include Lagree Luxe, F45, Barre Forte, and more. If interested, please reach out to Stephanie Campbell.
Friday Farmers Market
Stop by the Farmer’s Market tent on Fridays after school to pick up some fresh produce! The market is set up on the blacktop near the playground, and produce can be purchased with cash, credit or Venmo. If you are interested in volunteering to help at the Farmers Market, please contact Stephanie Campbell.
Become a PTA Member PTA membership is a great way to get involved in the Cory community, and members have a vote on any issues raised at monthly PTA meetings. Membership is $15 for an individual and $30 for a couple. Join today by submitting payment through PayPal or Venmo (@CoryElementary), and checks made out to “Cory Elementary PTA” can be dropped off in the front office.
Want to Volunteer
We would love to have you come in and help. We have lots of places you can come in and help out; the library, classrooms, outside recess and lunch duties, copies for the office and many other duties.
Please complete the background check through this site: https://equity.dpsk12.org/get-involved/volunteer-services/