Posted October 13, 2016
Friends of Cory Update- WE DID IT!
Congratulations Cory families! Because of your generosity, we have reached our Friends of Cory Annual Giving Campaign goal of $65,000. We also had a record-setting 80% family participation rate. Thank you to this wonderful community for supporting your neighborhood school. The teachers, staff and students are so very grateful to you.
Special thanks to our parents who volunteered in this effort: Dana Kang, Shahla Hebets, Brandy Mello, Bill Esbenshade, Deanne Deeg, Susie Moutray, Deborah Freeman, Cindy Giullian, Sam Powell and Jen Allison. Thank you as well to the teachers who participated in the Friends of Cory video and to Dawn Eddy, Alison Walker and Principal Harris for their tireless efforts helping us send our communications.
Thank you for “Growing Together” with Friends of Cory!
Teacher and Staff Appreciation Continental Breakfast Tuesday October 18th
Calling all 1st – 5th grade families. You are invited to sign up to bring in something yummy for a teacher appreciation continental breakfast for our teacher to enjoy the morning of Tuesday October 18th. Just signup and then bring your goodies up to the teachers lounge on the second floor. We are asking you to bring your treats between 7:45 and 8am. We know it’s early, but it allows our teachers to enjoy breakfast before they have to be in their classrooms. Todd Moore, our Enrichment Coordinator at Cory has graciously offered to have kiddos whose folks are bringing something early for the breakfast to sign in and hang out with Discovery Link (previously known as Kaleidoscope). Just sign up for a childcare spot on the sign up genius.
Let’s show our teachers how much we care! Click here to sign – up.
Thanks – Dana Kang ( mother a 4th grader at Cory)
Updates from Cory’s Library!
Exciting news! DPS now has an eBook system set in place for elementary school students. Students can access eBooks from a PC or Mac computer. You may use any browser – simply enter http://dpsk12.lib.overdrive.com. Students log into the Overdrive system by entering their student ID number and their 8-digit birthdate (the same username and password that they use for their Google accounts). Once they choose a book to check-out, they click on “Read”. They are allowed to have the books for 2 weeks. Students may also download the free Overdrive app onto a tablet (app.overdrive.com). I will be demonstrating how to use the eBook system during library time over the next few weeks.
I also wanted to share a great resource regarding cyberbullying. During 4th and 5th grade library/technology time we have been discussing this important issue. Common Sense Media has developed a great guide for parents to use around the concept of cyberbullying: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/cyberbullying . Check it out!
Thanks, Dawn Miller Teacher Librarian/Technology Teacher
Cory Dines Out!
Please join us for our next Cory DINES OUT at Tokyo Joe’s on Thursday, October 20, 4 pm – 9 pm.
Thank You for ordering from Spirit Gear Direct! Everyone is going to look great in their new Cory Gear. I have received class orders/total’s and expect orders to arrive on, or before November 2, 2016.
Together, we represent Cory!
Bliss N. Barela
South Platte River Environmental Education (SPREE)
CLICK HERE for a look at SPREE Fall Programs for 2016
Cory Annual Auction-Save the Date for April 7, 2017
Lights, Camera, Auction!
Take a Leading Role to Benefit Our Kids
Get your costumes ready to dress as your favorite movie character! This is Cory PTA’s biggest fundraiser of the year and an event you won’t want to miss. Live Auction items so far include the Wine Cellar, Bartender’s Dream, two parking spots at Cory, and a facility rental for City Hall Events Venue.
To inquire about sponsorship opportunities reaching 230+ families in the Bonnie Brae, Belcaro, Cory Merrill and Washington Park demographic, contact Amy Duclos
To donate a live auction item such as a vacation or luxury experience, contact Margit Archer
To donate a silent auction item or service, contact Dana Schoonover
For all other inquiries, contact Haven Smith