Parent Post – March 24, 2017

Posted March 24, 2017

Update from the Principal

Happy Spring Break, everyone!  As a reminder, there is NO SCHOOL March 27-31 as well as Monday, April 3 (Teacher Professional Development Day).  We will see everyone back on Tuesday, April 4.

When we return, there will only be 4 days until our Annual Auction.  This auction is critical to our school fundraising efforts and we thank you in advance for supporting our school in whichever way you can!  Our Auction Committee has been busy preparing for this eventful evening and the Cory Crew  is excited to celebrate our school with all of you! Please be sure to read below for important information on purchasing tickets and we look forward to seeing all of you on Friday, April 7th!

Enjoy your spring break,


Jennifer Harris

Proud Principal of the Cory Cougars

Cory Annual Auction-The Auction Catalog has Arrived!

Check your Friday Folders and plan your “auction strategy” over Spring Break. From purchasing Buy-A-Share spots to bidding on Teacher Treasures, there are so many ways you can help support your child’s education. Mobile Bidding access opens to those who have purchased auction tickets on Wednesday, April 5 at 5 p.m. and will last until the Live Auction begins. Cory community members who do not have tickets will have access on April 7, 6-7:30 p.m. Buy your tickets today to ensure you get the items you want!

Hollywood: Lights, Camera, Auction!

April 7, 2017

6 p.m. Silent Auction
7:30 p.m. Live Auction and Paddle Raise
City Hall Events Venue
1144 Broadway

Tickets are $60 or $75 at the Door
Includes Hors d’oeuvres and Two Drink Tickets.
Dress As Your Favorite Movie or Television Character-You Don’t Have To, But It Would Be A Lot Cooler If You Did


Thank you to our corporate sponsors for supporting their community:

Downing Street GarageBenson OrthodonticsSimons Pediatric DentistryLori Rickert – State Farm Insurance , Keating Wealth Management Rocky Mountain Hospital for ChildrenAlpine BankHebets and McCallinNothing Bundt CakesMike Jacobs with Alpine Bank MortgageNicoloa Genaud with The Genaud Team at Keller Williams RealtyMannequin the BandThree Tomatoes CateringLarimer Lounge, Lost LakeGlobe Hall and City Hall Events Venue.

Special thanks to our Star Family sponsors:

Ajay Bagal and Sarah Kienast, Gregg and Hyun-Jung Behmer, Justin and Miko Brown, Chris and Stephanie Campbell, Miles and Deanne Deeg, Bill and Kim Esbenshade, Jeff and Beth Forster, Brian and Lisa Glynn, Tyler and Karla Hand, Mike and Meg Harry, Bryan and Kristine Hawthorne, Bill and Cathy Holland, Jason and Lacy Jennings, Joe and Kristi Lindwall, Craig and Kimberly Lopez, Andrew Sarka and Pam Price, Don and Maggie Reaville, Andreas and Franka Rechkemmer, John Scherzinger and Jennifer Grumann, Marc and Ellen Sarti, Christian and Shannon Schmidt, Kris and Haven Smith, Jay and Samantha Sturhahn, Rhett and Lindsey Trees Christian and Julie Toto, Jason and Pamela Wandry, Travis Wanger and Cindy Schatz, Michael Williams and Genevieve Hofman, Jason and Milli Wolfson, Andrew and Marti Freeman, Erik and Kate Knudsen, Chris and Kelli Murphy, Russell and Shahla Hebets, Chris and Samantha Powell, Deborah Freeman, Chad and Mona Krull, Jim and Laura Quartarone, Andrew and Margit Archer, Steve and Keely Dekoskie, Ben Myren and Amy Duclos, Bruce Evans and Kathleen Watt, Brett and Stacey Wells, Jeff and Cindy Giullian, Joseph and Amber Billig, Steve and Alison Moore


Online Ordering – School Pictures with Dorian Studio

Starting in 2017, online ordering will be new & improved for spring pictures.  It’s easy just visit, follow the prompts and input the unique access key found on your envelope.  View the flyer to get more details.


Class Pictures
Class picture forms were due the day of pictures but it’s not too late to order! Go to and enter the school code 5WDTBEDK. You will also need your child’s student ID#.


Concert Opportunity with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra

Have a musical family outing to hear the Colorado Symphony Orchestra tell a “tale as old as time” over Spring Break! The CSO will be featuring a fantastic family-friendly concert on Sunday, April 2nd at 1:00pm. Student tickets are only $10.00 (use Promo Code “LISTEN”). This fairytale concert brings your family together for an afternoon of magical music that inspires our all-time favorite children’s classics. Featuring music from Beauty and the Beast and other wondrous legends that inspire your inner child, this is a must-not-miss program for your little prince, princess, or beast! Costumes encouraged and be sure to arrive early for family fun! For more information about ticketing visit their website.


PTA Needs YOU!

We are now accepting self-nominations for the 2017-2018 PTA Board. The PTA is a great way to get involved in your child’s school and help with the much needed fundraising and community events that help make Cory the exceptional school it is! If you are interested in any of these positions please complete the self-nomination form and submit it to the PTA Mailbox in the front office. If you have questions please feel free to reach out to any one on the current PTA board.

We are looking to fill the following positions: President, Co-Vice President, Co-Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

Your 2016-2017 PTA Board
Deborah Freeman
Shahla Hebets
Haven Smith
Deanne Deeg
Pamela Wandry


April’s PTA Evening Meeting is Cancelled

In it’s place we will be meeting for First Friday Coffee in the cafeteria on Friday, April 7 at 8:45 AM. Please join us as we discuss upcoming PTA events and get geared up for the Cory Auction!! We look forward to seeing you all there!



Dear Families,

Discovery Link 2017-2018 registration will be opening for CORY families. All families fall into a specific category and we will be adhering to the times and deadlines strictly.
 Current families April 17 – April 28.
● Currently wait-listed families May 8 – May 12
● New families May 8 – May 12

For more information on registration locations, dates and links visit our webpage.


CSC Vision Survey

One of the goals of the CSC (Collaborative School Committee) is to provide guidance regarding decision making for the school.  The committee is looking for parent community feedback on what makes Cory great, as well as looking ahead to strengthen Cory’s vision for the future. Be on the lookout for the survey, coming soon!  Click Cory Vision Survey for this short, four question anonymous survey. We thank you in advance for taking the time to give us your feedback.  The results of the survey and next steps will be shared with the PTA/CSC and the community at the Spring Forum, currently scheduled for April 20.  The survey will be open from March 17-April 3.