Thanks for the Support During Teacher Appreciation Week

Parents & Families of Cornelius Cougars,

On behalf of the PTO, THANK YOU so very much for your generous support of Teacher Appreciation Week. It was a great success. The teachers loved getting their daily gifts and were so grateful for all the extra special touches. Many classes had beautifully decorated doors, teachers received great pictures of their kids and many had a nice break one day when parents volunteered their time for recess. The little things truly do count!

PTO and the school provided breakfast and lunch each day for the staff. We ask that you please remember these local businesses as you are out with your children. Without their donations and support, we could not have had such a successful week. Next time you stop by, be sure to say THANKS for supporting Cornelius Elementary.

Amazing Donations and Support for Teacher Appreciation Week were provided by:
Smoothie King, Huntersville
Salsarita’s, Huntersville
The Fresh Market
The Original NY Bagels & Deli, Jetton Village
Brixx, Birkdale Village
Cashion’s Gas Station (provided Krispy Kreme)
McAllister’s Deli, Cornelius
Lake Norman Baptist Church (donated breakfast)
McDonald’s, Cornelius
The Grateful Table
Harris Teeter, Cornelius

Thank you again for your time and support,
Lena Graham
PTO Hospitality Chair

Tuesday Treats May 6

Don’t Forget to bring your teacher and assigned teacher a sweet treat or piece of candy tomorrow.

Teacher Appreciation Week May 5 – May 9

Teacher Appreciation is NEXT WEEK!!! May 5-9.  Please make any monetary donations for your class gift to your Room Parent.  Students should be bringing in the following daily gifts to their classroom teacher AND their assigned staff member. Please contact your Room Parent or PTO with any questions.  Thank you for helping us celebrate such an amazing staff at Cornelius Elementary!

Monday Morning Memo 

Present your teacher with a special note of why they are such a great teacher. 

Tuesday Treats

Bring your teacher a sweet treat or piece of candy

Wednesday’s Wonderful Words

Choose a word to describe your teacher for each letter of their name. Write it down & bring it in.

Example: Smart Mannerly Intelligent Terrific Honest (Smith)

Thursday’s Terrific Teacher

Room Parent please present your teacher with the class gift.

Friday Flowers

Bring your teacher a flower.  Pick one from your yard or draw a picture of a flower.


Labels for Education Collection: NOW through May 16

Thank you for all your help collecting Box Tops and Labels for Education this school year.  We are collecting Labels for Education (commonly found on Campbells soup labels, Pepperidge Farm products, etc.) one last time before the end of the school year.  Please send them in with your child between now andFriday, May 16.  Thank you!

April 26 Girl Scout Tree Planting at CES

Please join Girl Scout Troop 2123 and community supporters at Cornelius Elementary at 9:00 a.m. this Saturday, April 26, 2014, to plant 70 seedling trees all around Cornelius Elementary. Each tree will need a steak to help it grow upright which are being provided as well as cages placed around them. Once the trees have been planted at Cornelius Elementary, we will go to Legion Park which is just around the corner from Cornelius Elementary to plant the remaining trees.

The trees are being provided by a grant through the National Wildlife Federation, and we are very excited and lucky to be recipients of these indigenous trees. It is our hope as the years go by and the trees mature, it will enable the local wildlife to gain a foothold on the area once again. Together with Cornelius PARCs and Recreation, we have a plan to minimize our carbon footprints by giving back to nature.

The areas will be marked as to what trees go where, and everything except shovels will be provided. The remaining trees at Legion Park simply need to be planted with the remaining materials.

Join Girl Scout Troop 2123 in making a difference in our community, by bringing trees back to Cornelius Elementary and Legion Park!

This will be a fun and memorable event as the kids and families involved will see their good deeds grow into beautiful trees!

Drinks and refreshments will be supplied! Please try to let us know if you plan on coming so we can be sure to have plenty of refreshments for everyone and, don’t forget your Shovels!

Your Friend in Nature!

The Grateful Table Delivers Meals to Cornelius April 3 -Place Orders By 3/28

Grateful Table – PTO Form

Grateful Table and Cornelius Elementary School’s PTO are teaming up to give 20% of profits back to the PTO for every meal you purchase for FREE home delivery on April 3!

Grateful Table provides the luxury of having a private chef at an affordable price to the Lake Norman Area, offering a weekly seasonal menu for delivery to your home, school or office. Working with the PTO, we have designed three family-friendly meal options for special delivery on Thursday, April 3.

Grilled Chicken with Pineapple Mango Salsa Family Meal (Serves 4) $44.99
Chicken breast simply grilled and served with our fresh Pineapple Mango Salsa. Includes your choice of our house layered salad (mixed greens with cherry tomatoes, red onions and cucumbers) OR our creamy Macaroni and Cheese (comes with full baking directions) and one dozen chocolate chip cookies

Mediterranean Chicken Lasagna Family Meal (Serves 4) $44.99
Our Mediterranean lasagna features oven roasted chicken, olives, sautéed spinach, feta, mozzarella and ricotta cheeses with our own marinara, prepared and ready to be baked (comes in a 9×9 pan with cooking directions). Includes our house layered salad (mixed greens with cherry tomatoes, red onions and cucumbers) and one dozen chocolate chip cookies.

Baked Ziti Family Meal (Serves 4) $39.99
Our Baked Ziti is a great meatless option made with pasta, marinara, ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses with Italian spices (comes in a 9×9 pan with cooking directions). Comes with our house layered salad (mixed greens with cherry tomatoes, red onions and cucumbers) and one dozen chocolate chip cookies.

Simply go to to place an order via credit or debit, or contact us with your order at to pay by check or cash upon delivery (tax will be added to your transaction but delivery for this event is free).


The Spring Book Fair March 3 to March 7

The Cornelius Elementary Spring Book Fair is next week, Monday, March 3 through Friday, March 7!  Students will have the opportunity to preview books on Monday and Tuesday where a Wish List will be completed and sent home.  Classes will return to the fair on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday to make purchases.  Your student’s teacher will provide you with your student’s preview and purchase times.

Book Fair Hours will be as follows:

March 3 -7  

Monday – Tuesday 10:00AM – 2:00PM

Wed – Thurs  8:15AM – 11:30AM

Thursday Evening prior to PTO meeting 5:00 PM – 6:00


Friday – Grandparent’s Day 8:15AM – 2:00PM


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