Parent Post – November 10, 2017

Posted November 11, 2017


Dear Parents,

Recently there has been an outbreak at a couple of schools for the flu and norovirus. In case your child shows any symptoms during the week, please have your child recover at home.

When can my child return to school?
Your child should be fever free for at least 24 hours before returning to school without the usage of medications. In addition, they should be at least 48 hours free from diarrhea and /or vomiting.

What is Norovirus? 
The norovirus is highly contagious and is generally transmitted from person to person or through airborne particles. The virus can spread through the air and contaminate surfaces. The spread of the virus can be hard to control because it’s contagious before symptoms appear. In other words, you can spread the infection before you know you’re sick. So any signs or symptoms of this please keep your child at home till symptoms are clearly gone.

Symptoms include low fever, abdominal cramps, chills, muscle aches, diarrhea, vomiting / nausea and headache. The illness usually lasts 1 to 2 days, but can be longer as weeks.

What is Influenza?
Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The flu is different from a cold. The flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms: fever* or feeling feverish/chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle aches, headaches and fatigue.

What I can do to stay healthy?
Students, staff and families should continue to practice these health tips from the Centers for Disease Control:
·  Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing.
·  Wash your hands often with soap and water.
·  Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
·  Avoid or limit contact with sick people
·  Get vaccinated for the flu! 
·  Clean suspected or contaminated surfaces with germs
Thank you for your attention to this. We hope you stay healthy throughout this season!
“CJ” Christine Lee, BSN, RN, PCCN
Cory RN
Cory Elementary School
Mon and Fri  7-1530 pm (720-424-8385)

Shop for CORY @ Lindsey Trees’ Fashion truck and Nancy Byrne with Matilda Jane Clothing!

November 16th, 2017 from 11-2pm.  Before, during and after Thanksgiving Day lunch-shop at Lindsey Trees’ Street Boutique Fashion Truck and with Nancy Byrne’s Matilda Jane Clothing (please note that trunk keeper 933- will be donating ALL ONLINE ORDERS also to CORY now thru 11/30)!  Stop by the Cory front entrance and on the north side of the school and begin (or continue) your holiday shopping next Thursday. They will both donate a percentage of all sales directly to the CORY PTA! 
Thank you for your support! 

Denver Tour Club
Field Trip Kids Camp Ages 6-12

Fascination St. Fine Art


THIS WEEK!  Cory Scholastic Book Fair:  Saddle Up & Read!

Yee Haw!  The Cory Scholastic Book Fair has begun!  Get your cowboys and cowgirls excited to shop the Book Fair THIS WEEK!

Open for Sales:

Mon, Nov. 13:  8:00 am * – 5:00 pm

Tue, Nov. 14:  8:00 am * – 5:00 pm

Wed, Nov. 15:  8:00 am * – 6:00 pm (extended evening hours)

Thur, Nov. 16:  8:00 am * – 5:00 pm  Shop during the Cory Thanksgiving Lunch!

* Note:  Parents must accompany their children when shopping at the Book Fair between 8:00 – 8:30 am.  Sales will pause at 8:30, when students will be asked to exit to the blacktop and line up with their classes, or remain in the Book Fair with a parent who will escort them to class at8:45 am. Please ensure your student(s) understand these safety rules!


We still need some extra hands on the range!  Sign up here:   You will have to create a Scholastic account if you don’t have one, but it is fast and easy.

Student Wish Lists / Teacher Wish Lists:

Your student(s) participated in a Book Fair preview this week during which they browsed our available titles.  Watch for their Wish Lists in Friday Folders this week!   Teacher Wish List boxes in the back of the Auditorium contain books teachers would like for their classes.  Consider purchasing and donating from these boxes – “Donated By” stickers will be available at checkout.

Online Shopping

Shop Cory’s Book Fair online now through Sun, Nov. 26.  Spread the word and the homepage link to the grandparents!

Scholastic Book Fair App

Use Scholastic’s Book Fairs app to view book recommendations, create wish lists, and – simply by scanning a book cover – learn reading, age and grade levels of books as you are browsing the Fair or the flyer.

Student Council Book Drive & Fundraiser!

Student Council is sponsoring a gently used book drive during the Book Fair!  Drop off books by the Cory main entrance Monday 11/13 – Thursday 11/16 to benefit Denver students in need.  Student Council is also sponsoring a Dress Like a Cowboy / Cowgirl Fundraiser on the final day of the book fair, Thursday 11/16!  Bring $1 to get to wear your best Wild West duds, and help raise funds for a special literacy cause (stay tuned for posters at school).

THANK YOU to Cory Grounds Clean Up Day Volunteers!

A heartfelt thanks to the many Cory students and their families who turned out on Sunday morning to rake leaves, spread mulch and tend to our school garden!  From the trees lining S. Steele, to the far southwest corner of the athletic field, to the trees along the blacktop, and finally to the vast front lawn, enthusiastic volunteers filled over 100 bags of leaves, some of which were recycled right into our garden, and others which volunteers hauled to the Denver LeafDrop program – thank you all!  A special thanks to Cory’s Grounds team who coordinated equipment and logistics, and to Cherry Creek Ace Hardware at Florida and S. Holly for donating 50 paper leaf bags.  Our school looks amazing thanks to all of you!