Posted November 10, 2016
This week has been a historic week for our nation and there have been many uneasy feelings about the recent elections results, while other celebratory feelings by some. This has put our schools in the unique position to handle and support the emotions that many of our students have carried into our place of safety, where they feel comfortable expressing their feelings.
Our Superintendent, Tom Boasberg, recently sent out an email to our community regarding how our schools are supporting students. There is nothing I could say that is better than what he has written in terms of where we are as a school system and how we can support our children and families, including resources for you to have conversations. If you did not receive this email, please click here for the letter.
At our particular school, we are encouraging students to talk to a safe adult either at home or school about any fears or wonderings they are grappling about. Due to our age levels, we believe that these topics are best talked about with adults and will be sure to contact you if your child comes to us with deep feelings or fears. This will be helpful in making sure they can get out their feelings without unintentionally hurting someone else’s.
We believe our job is to lead with love and compassion and continue to be kind to others at all costs. After all, in our Cory Creed we state that, “we celebrate each others differences and accomplishments” and what better time to live out the creed than now. Children are the BEST conduits of love, compassion and forgiveness and it is our job to support them with continuing to use this for the greater good.
THIS SUNDAY! Cory’s Annual Grounds Clean Up Day!
Calling all leaf-rakers, wheel-barrow-riders, and donut-eaters! Cory’s next community event is our annual Grounds Clean Up Day, happening THIS Sunday, Nov. 13 from 9am – 12pm! We’ll be raking leaves, spreading mulch, and helping put the Cory Garden to bed for the year, all while enjoying refreshments (namely, donuts!) and good company! Students, parents, siblings, alums, grandparents, and any other Cory fans welcome. Sign up to bring some gear, or just yourself:
CSC Fall Forum- Join us! Thursday, November 17, 4:00-6:00, Cory Library
Thank you to all of you who sent in topics for discussions. We took the feedback provided and have added a couple of new topics followed by a Q&A session. Please click the agenda for details. We hope to see you there!
RSVP: Advance RSVP is not required, but is kindly requested. This will enable us to have enough materials for each participant and to ensure we plan for childcare.
Kindly RSVP HERE if you are planning on attending this informative evening!
Cory Scholastic Book Fair
Arrr! The Book Fair is here! T’is a grand time for treasure hunting!
Home page: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/coryelementaryschool
Stocking Up for Winter Entertaining? Choose Cory @ Checkout!(aka Grocery Cards): This year, Cory is expanding our reloadable grocery cards program! In addition to continuing our partnerships with Safeway and King Soopers, we are adding new retailers who will give a percentage of your purchase back to Cory!
What if a store offered to give $5 to a cause you believe in, every time you spent $100? These days, dozens of retailers do. All you have to do is choose a cause to support. We hope you will choose Cory. Through Cory’s new Choose Cory @ Checkout program, we are making it easier to support Cory no matter where, when or how you shop.
This is MORE than last year’s grocery card. Last year, Cory’s Safeway and King Soopers grocery card programs were used by about 20 participants and raised just over $5,000 for Cory. This year, we hope to grow our program to include MORE families and MORE retailers because…free money is a shame to waste! While 5% of your purchase might not sound like much, the potential is as big as our community: If every family used a Cory-connected gift card for just $100 of routine monthly purchases, Cory could raise over $21,000 this year!
I want to Choose Cory @ Checkout! What do I do?
First, our new program keeps our existing Safeway and King Soopers reloadable grocery card programs in place, so keep Choosing Cory @ Checkout by reloading and using those grocery cards! (Need a grocery card? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get one.)
Second, we’re adding the opportunity to support Cory at dozens of new, mainstream retailers through Benefit Mobile. The Benefit Mobile app takes the place of traditional, plastic gift cards by letting you purchase digital gift cards online, and support Cory with each purchase. Your digital gift cards appear upon purchase in your Benefit Mobile app, and work immediately for in-store or online purchases at dozens of retailers – from Whole Foods and Walmart to Target, Zappos, Starbucks and more!
Ready to support Cory with the purchases you make every day? Hooray! Reload your Safeway and King Soopers cards (or get one now by emailing email@example.com), and download the Benefit Mobile app for iPhone or Android, choosing Cory Elementary School PTA as your Beneficiary, today!
Calling all parents of 5th Graders!!
You are invited to attend a special breakfast and tour just for Cory families: Wednesday, November 16th from 8:00-9:00AM. Hear from Principal Sylvester, engage with a student panel and take a tour of the school. Students are welcomed to attend. We will also have a limited number of student shadowing spots available from 8:30 – 9:45AM.
Please RSVP for the tour and student shadowing to Alice Franco, Merrill Parent and Community Liaison. firstname.lastname@example.org | 720-424-0645.