Parent Post – January 29, 2018

Posted February 18, 2018

Hello Cory Community,

This month has been a busy one as we work to finalize our school budget and begin setting dates and timelines for the Principal Selection Process. With our increased enrollment this year, we are able to continue funding our school with minimal impact on programming or support staff. In fact, we are currently looking at the possibility of adding a math specialist who would spend half of their time working on math intervention support and half of their time working to support our math compacting program. This additional position will allow us to continue our work around strengthening our math program, with additional support for both students who are struggling in some areas of math concept development, as well as extending and accelerating for students who are exceeding grade level standards consistently.
In terms of the Principal Selection Process, please hold the February 15th date for our candidate community forum. The committee will be conducting interviews on February 8th.  The district is also open to looking at different transition plans to support a new leader at Cory. These plans could include the possibility of working with me, in a mentoring capacity, in the coming year. I will keep you posted as the process unfolds.
Another important upcoming date is Friday, February 2nd.  This is a teacher planning day and there is no school for students. Our staff will be engaged in planning work in both math and literacy. Our first grade team and I will also be spending part of the morning at SKEE as we work to build a bridge and start the work of some instructional alignment between the SKEE kinder classrooms and Cory.
Lastly, the following week, please  save the date for ART NIGHT. On February 6th from 5:30-7:30. Families are invited to come together to create a variety of crafts that will be donated to different non-profit organizations. We hope to see you all there!
Have a wonderful and restful weekend.
Elizabeth TenCate
Interim Principal
Cory Elementary

We have a strong team of 23 amazing girls representing Cory for Girls on the Run this fall season.
The girls are learning important life skills and training to run a 5k.
We are hosting a practice 5K here at Cory on Monday, October 30th from 4-5p. 
The girls will be running the perimeter of Cory-Merrill, around the John Paul ll Center and finishing on the playground behind Cory.
We would love to see friends and parents cheering on the girls encouraging them along the way.
We hope you will join us to hold up a sign, speak some encouraging words, cheer loudly, honk a horn, and show some support for these girls as they prepare to run The Great Candy Run November 12th at Wash Park.
Registration opens on Feb. 5th and the season runs from March 5th – May14th. We will be running in the Girls on the run 5k on May 13th at Cherry Creek high school.
We will have the same 4 parent coaches as last season:  Pam Wandry, Deanne Deeg, Katie Martin and Amber Billig. Our practices will continue
to be held after school on the north field by the Cory garden on Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 3:30-5pm. We will have to limit our Cory team this season to 20 girls. The first 20 girls to register on the Girls on the Run website will be added to the team.
Thank you,
Amber Billig

Cory/C3 Spring Registration and Spring Session are gearing up! Don’t miss out on the amazing enrichment programs we have!

Our enrichment program enables students to learn and grow beyond the hours of the school day. We provide a safe and supervised environment, which will provide fun opportunities to learn new skills. Please see all of the details on the Spring enrichment session below!

Spring registration dates:

Spring session dates:

  • Monday, February 26th – Friday, May 25th (12 weeks)

Please click on the link below for the Cory/C3 Spring Enrichment Brochure with all class details.

Important class information

  • You will receive a class confirmation if your student has been accepted into an enrichment class
  • Class confirmations will go out as soon as possible once registration starts
  • Individual class confirmations will be sent per child per class with billing instructions

All class cancelations and schedule changed must be processed through this form –


Omid Amini
Program Supervisor
Department of Extended Learning
and Community Schools

No need to RSVP, but if you’d like to contribute drinks or veggies, please sign up here:

Cory Elementary PTA Presents the 2018 Annual Auction

The Price is Right!
Friday, April 20
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Silent Auction
8:00 – 9:30 p.m. Live Auction, Heads or Tails and Paddle Raise
9:00 – 10:30 p.m.  Live Entertainment and Dancing
The Cable Center
2000 Buchtel Blvd S.
Denver, CO 80210
$50 Per Person for Early Bird Pricing (Through March 15)

Heavy hors d’oeuvres provided by Three Tomatoes Catering

COME ON DOWN for the 2018 Auction. Don’t miss your chance to compete in the Showcase Showdown to win incredible prizes! This is Cory PTA’s most important fundraiser of the year and an event you won’t want to miss.  Enjoy an evening of live entertainment, food from local restaurants and spending time with other members of Cory’s extraordinary community while we raise MUCH needed funds for our children’s education.
To make this event a successful fundraiser for our kids:
Be a Star Family for Cory Elementary with your $125 Family Sponsorship-family sponsors 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 20th.
Donate wine-at our Stock the Cellar Party (More details to follow)
Donate auction items-Cory needs your timeshares, vacation homes, chef’s dinners and other experiences!  Get other families together to create Buy-A-Shares and Live Auction items!
The parent-led auction committee is looking for Live Auction items, Silent Auction items, Corporate Sponsorships, Swag Bag and Buy-A-Share items:
If you have a mountain residence, vacation, chef dinner, experience or other big ticket item you would like to donate to the Live Auction, contact Leisa Sollenberger
If you have silent auction items you would like to donate-gift certificates, wine, spirits, services-contact Lindsey Trees
If you have a business and would like to sponsor, granting your brand access to 200+ households in the Cory Merrill-Belcaro-Bonnie Brae demographic, contact Leisa Sollenberger
If you have a business or work for a company that hands out logo items, product samples or coupons that you think would be great for Swag Bags, contact Jaala Sheldon.
If you would like to host a Buy-A-Share party or experience, contact Holly Carpenter.

ELA PAC Meeting

Tuesday, February 6
4:30-5:30 pm in the Cory Library

ELA families from Cory & Stephen Knight are invited to a fun and informative meeting where we will learn how to support literacy through cross-cultural storytelling.  A light snack will be provided.