Parent Post – October 27, 2017

Posted November 2, 2017

Cory Grounds Clean Up Day:  Sunday, Nov 5

Calling all leaf-rakers, wheel-barrow-riders, and donut-eaters!  Cory’s next community event is our annual Grounds Clean Up Day, happening on Sunday, Nov. 5 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 (did we mention donuts!) and good company!  Students, parents, siblings, alums, grandparents, and any other Cory fans welcome!  An assortment of adult-sized tools and leaf bags will be provided, but we could use a few folks with portable leaf-blowers, and families are encouraged to bring along any kid-sized gear for young helpers.  Sign up to bring some gear, or just yourself


Cory Book Fair:  Saddle Up & Read!

Howdy, y’all!  The Cory 2017 Scholastic Book Fair is on the horizon.  It is a Wild West theme…so get ready to Saddle Up & Read!  The Book Fair supports building students’ home libraries with a selection of new and favorite titles for readers of all ages, and Book Fair profits support Cory classrooms and the Cory library!

When:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday, Nov. 13 to Thursday, Nov. 16, including during the Cory Thanksgiving Lunch on Thursday, Nov. 16, and with extended evening hours (open til 6 pm) on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

Where:  Cory Auditorium

What to do now:  Bookmark contest!  Get your cowgirls and cowboys excited about reading, and supporting Cory, by entering the student bookmark contest – see flyer and blank bookmark in Friday folders.  Return decorated bookmarks to classroom teachers by Monday, Nov. 6.

Wanted:  Volunteers!  We need many hands to help promote literacy at Cory!  Please take a look at the sign-up sheet to see what roles interest you – there are opportunities from 11/9-11/17.   Sign up here:   You will have to create a Scholastic account if you don’t have one, but it is fast and easy.

Thank you,

Kristi Lindwall, Milli Wolfson and Sam Sturhahn (Book Fair Co-Chairs)


Next Door

Thank you to everyone who dined out at Next Door last week to support Cory. We raised nearly $1,200 for our school! 

Mark your calendars for our next event – Nov. 8 at Modern Market.

Girls On The Run Practice 5K

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.