The Corley Cheer-Community Edition
November 1, 2022
November has arrived! I am so PROUD to be your principal! Our community is strong and is the BEST team ever! The teachers and support staff work very hard to ensure that every minute of the school day is meaningful for students! Parents, thank you for all you that you do to partner with us to support your children. Thank you to the entire Berkmar/Corley Parent Community for supporting our Trunk-Or-Treat event. There were hundreds of visitors that attended and we can't wait to do another event with you!
Corley Patriots, thank you for your support of the 50th Day Of School, Red Ribbon Week, the Breast Cancer PINK Out, and other local initiatives. We are excited to make our relationship with you stronger and stronger!
Within each community newsletter, you will find the included video that outlines the great work that we are doing at Corley Elementary. This initiative is called "Donuts With Mrs. Duckworth". These videos will include members of our staff that will provide insight into the ways that we are collectively working toward our Local Plan For Improvement (LSPI)
Please review the exciting updates below. We are #CorleyStrong! We can't wait to see you soon!
Donuts With Mrs. Duckworth (Video)
- Goal 1.B—Staff and student wellbeing. Promote student and staff well-being through prioritizing self-care, physical and mental health, and social-emotional learning.
- Goal 4.A—Preferred education destination. Be the first choice of students and families for excellent schools and the employer of choice for educators and staff to fulfill their careers.
You will see our Top 3 TOTY finalists as they detail our implementation of club and extracurricular activities at Corley! A special thank you to Mr. Huttinga for his facilitation of this recording and our Top 3 TOTY finalist, Ms. Brandy Allen, Ms. Keisha Blythers, and Dr. Karyn Pumphrey.
Tuesday 15th - 1st and 3rd
Wednesday 16th - Prek, 2nd & 5th
Thursday 17th- Kindergarten & 4th
50th Day Of School
Breast Cancer PINK OUT!
Corley Elementary, along with other locations, will receive a "glass vestibule" as an additional layer of security for the visitor check-in system. The installation process has started today. With this new feature, Corley visitors will engage in the Visitor Management System (VMS), prior to entering the building. To help the process, Corley visitors should have their driver's licenses readily available upon entering the school building. Driver's licenses will be checked to ensure that the visitor is approved for lunch, conferences, visitation, etc.
- The arrival window is from 8:20-8:50 AM.
- Students are considered tardy after 8:50 AM.
- The car rider lane closes at 8:45 AM.
- After 8:45 AM, cars should drive to the front of the building and park, proceeding to check their students in through the front office.
- As a gentle reminder, students are not allowed to enter the building without their parents or guardian.
- Dismissal begins at 3:20 PM.
- Should you need to pick your student up after 3:20 PM, please bring your driver's license to the front office.
- We are not allowed to release Corley students to individuals that are not on the list in the online system.
Cover To Cover With Principal Duckworth
As a component of our Local School Plan For Improvement (LSPI), Corley Elementary hopes to be your preferred educational destination. We will continue to search for ways to both build and increase our partnership in the Berkmar Cluster. I am excited to share my love of reading with the students at Corley. Each and every student will have the opportunity to place their completed book slip with their name and book suggestion into a box. I will then randomly select a group of papers for each month, The names will be announced during morning announcements. At the end of each month, a group of students will have the opportunity to read selected texts with me in the media center. I am very excited about this opportunity to introduce my favorite books to your students.
Goal 4.A – Preferred education destination. Be the first choice of students and families for excellent schools and the employer of choice for educators and staff to fulfill their careers.
Title I Parent Workshop
Please join members of the Corley staff as we work to grow your expertise with the use of technology, Class Dojo, The Parent Portal, eCLASS, MyPaymentsPlus and more! This will take place on November 10, 2022 at 9:00 AM. We can't wait to grow with you in your knowledge of technology use to best support your students.
College and Career Readiness
- November 7th
- December 5th
- January 9th
- February 6th
- March 6th
- April 10th
- May 8th
Administrative And Counseling Team
Principal- Ms. Aleshia Duckworth
Assistant Principal- Ms. Jacquetta Baldwin, Grades 2 & 5
Assistant Principal- Mr. Gregory Jackson, Grades K, 4, and Special Needs
Assistant Principal- Ms. Tammy Knox, 1, 3, & English Language Learners
Assistant Principal- Dr. Leslie Retchko- Pre-K & Specials
Counselors- Ms. Joanie Huston & Ms. Dilanie Lewis
November 3rd: Mock Election for students
November 7th: Corley College Spirit Wear Day
November 8th: Digital Learning Day/Election Day
November 15th: Holiday Luncheon (1st and 3rd Grade)
November 16th: Holiday Luncheon (Pre-K, 2nd, and 5th Grade)
November 17th: Holiday Luncheon (Kindergarten and 4th Grade)
November 21st-25th: Thanksgiving Break