Parent Post – December 9, 2016

Posted December 8, 2016

Enrichment Parents – WINTER 2017 REGISTRATION

We are hosting some of your favorite classes again -Guitar, Woodworking, Legos and more! – as well as some awesome new classes- Videogame Design, Building an Electric Motor, and a Poetry Workshop! Don’t wait! These classes fill up fast. Check out the Winter 2017 PACKET, and then register on this registration form. Enrichment classes will be housed at Cory Elementary and begin the week of January 9th for the winter session. Registration for winter enrichment session will begin Friday, December 9th and will close on Friday, December 23rd at 9:00 p.m. Please reach out to Kendall Thompson with any questions or concerns at See you in January!

Winter Holidays Special Teachers Collection

The Winter holidays are approaching fast and we are going to start collecting money donations for a group gift (money or Gift Cards) for the Specials Teachers (i.e. PE, Art, Music, and Library). It is totally optional if you would like to contribute, or you may prefer to do something on your own. If you would like to contribute you can turn in either cash or a check made out to Cory PTA. Please also include your name and your child or children’s names with the contribution so that we can include it on the card! There will be a manila envelope in the front office for the $ donations. Please have your contributions in by Friday, Dec. 16, so that we can get the Gift Cards or checks written to present to the teachers on Wednesday, Dec. 21.

Art and Music Announcement

A reminder from Art and Music to mark your calendars now for Cory’s “Night of the Arts 2016!” 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade students will be featured in a night of visual and performing arts! All are welcome to join! When: Thursday, December 15th, 2016 Art Walk (at Cory) begins at 5:00pm, followed by a Winter Concert (at Merrill Middle School) beginning at 6:00pm. General and grade-specific information can be found on Ms. Polete’s website.

Cory Annual Auction – Family Sponsorships Needed

Be a Star Family for Cory! Family sponsorships are vital to making the Cory Annual Auction a successful fundraiser for our kids. Your $125 donation goes directly to support the teachers and programs that make Cory one of the best elementary schools in Colorado. Each family sponsor will receive a digital image for social media use, recognition on the auction’s Facebook event listing and entrance in a VIP drawing at the auction on April 7. CLICK HERE TO BE A STAR FAMILY FOR CORY!

***Families do not have to purchase tickets, family sponsorships, etc… all at one time.

Hollywood: Lights, Camera, Auction! April 7, 2017 6-10 p.m. City Hall Events Venue 1144 Broadway, Denver $60 per person or $75 at the door Live Auction | Silent Auction | Paddle Raise | Wine Toss | Gift Card Draw CLICK HERE for more information and to buy tickets. Let’s take a leading role to benefit our kids. Get your costumes ready and dress as your favorite TV or movie character! This is Cory PTA’s biggest fundraiser of the year and an event you won’t want to miss.


Give Back When You Give! Choose Cory @ Checkout

Spread a little more joy with every holiday gift you give this season! When you use the Benefit Mobile app in store or online at dozens of favorite holiday retailers, your purchase can generate up to 20% back to Cory! Benefit Mobile has retailers everyone on your gift list will love. Giving toys? Target,, Toys R Us and Walmart all give back on Benefit Mobile. Giving gear? REI, Nike and the give back on Benefit Mobile. Got a DIYer (or need a new range to handle the holiday baking)? Home Depot, Lowes and Sears all give back on Benefit Mobile. Snow got you planning a get-away? Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, and Royal Caribbean all give back on Benefit Mobile! See the complete list of participating retailers here, and then download the Benefit Mobile app for iPhone or Android today!

Grocery cards for King Soopers and Safeway are also a great way to benefit Cory when stocking up for holiday meals! Get yours today – drop off your payment in the office or buy online!


PTA Update

Thank you so much to the parents and teachers who attended the PTA meeting on Tuesday evening. We thought the meeting was very productive. As a reminder, we have two PTA meetings per month. We meet the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m., and we have a second informal, coffee meeting during the first Friday of every month at 8:45 a.m. Our next PTA meeting will be Tuesday, January 10th and the informal coffee meeting is scheduled for Friday, January 13th. We would love for parents and teachers to attend one or both of these meetings.

Auction Update:

We are still in need of Family Sponsors for the Cory’s Annual Auction. Family sponsorships of $125.00 goes directly to support the teachers and programs that make Cory one of the best elementary schools in Colorado. Click here to be a Star Family for Cory.

BoxTop Winners:
Congratulations to Ms. Guerrero’s class for being the BoxTop Classroom winner! Your class wins a donut party! Special appreciation and acknowledgement to the 2nd and 3rd place winners, Ms. Owen and Ms. Clark/Ms. Weaver’s class.