It’s Tenders night!


What’s better than not having to cook dinner?  Not having to cook dinner AND supporting your school!  Tonight, a portion of the proceeds from every dine-in, carry-out or drive-thru order at Tenders in Cornelius will be donated to Cornelius Elementary.  Please mention CES when ordering.  And, don’t forget to tell your friends!  Their orders count, too. Thanks for your support!

Luau Night Father Daughter Dance on February 7

Calling all Fathers and Daughters!

You’re invited to Cornelius Elementary’s

Luau Night Father Daughter Dance

Saturday, February 7 from 6-9pm

in the School Cafeteria

DJ, Dancing and Hors D’oeurves

$20 per couple and $5 for each additional daughter

Please RSVP by January 23 by sending in cash/check made payable to Cornelius PTO. 
Mothers are only allowed as volunteers and only Cornelius Elementary students may attend.  School dress code applies for the dance.  And, luau attire is optional, not required.
We hope to see all the fathers and daughters there for a great night!  Questions?  Please contact Angie Regan at

Link your Harris Teeter VIC Card Today

It only takes a minute, but it brings in cash for the school every year.  If you haven’t already linked your Harris Teeter VIC Card to Cornelius Elementary, please take a minute to do it now.  It’s not too late to earn for our school!
Here’s more information:
Harris Teeter contributes a percentage of all HT brand purchases to the Cornelius Elementary TIE account when your VIC card is linked to our school. Here are two easy ways to link your VIC card:
  • visit your Harris Teeter store and ask your cashier to link your card to #1910.
  • Link your card online by CLICKING HERE
Once you are signed up, we start raising funds.  This year our goal is ­­­­­­­­­­­­­$68,000 and the Together in Education funds can help us get there.  
It’s that easy!  If you have any questions, please contact us.  Thank you!

The Yearbook Committee needs your help!

Work is underway on the 2014-15 yearbook and we would love your help!  Do you have any photos from school events (current year only)?  Think field trips, Cougar DASH, Power Time, Holiday Party, lunch with your child, school clubs and anything in between.  We have a new yearbook software that allows anyone in our school community the opportunity to upload these photos for potential use.
If you have some photos you would like to share with our Yearbook Committee, please use the following information:
Go to:
Enter username:
Enter password:  cougars14
Once you have access to the site, click on “Manage Photos.”  You will now see a list of files on the left-hand side of the page.  Choose the relevant file and then click “Upload Photo.”
Thank you, in advance, for your help!

PTO Vote, Spirit Wear and Holiday Store

Thanks to all the PTO members who came out for last night’s meeting.  There was a unanimous vote to move elections for the 2015-16 PTO Executive Board to March 2015, so the new board can begin working on budgets and planning fundraisers for the following school year.  If you are interested in running for an office, look for additional information soon.
CES Spirit Wear would make fantastic holiday gifts!  Inventories have been updated online.  There’s still time to order and have them hand-delivered to your student at school.
To shop, please go to:
Lastly, a big thank you to Lisa Lindley, Holiday Store Chairwoman extraordinaire, for all your hard work.  We are grateful for you.  Students were so excited to be able to select the perfect gifts for their families, teachers, friends and even pets!
Thank you for your continued support.

December 11 PTO Meeting Agenda

We invite you all to join us this Thursday, 12/11, at 6pm in the cafeteria for a brief PTO meeting preceding the K-1 winter performance.  We will be updating members on our fundraising status and asking for a vote to approve a March election date for next year’s PTO Executive Board.  We are also happy to answer any questions you may have.
Also, don’t forget the Holiday Store this week!  It’s open now through Thursday and your child will be visiting with their class during the day.  Check with their teacher for their scheduled time.
CES Spirit Wear would also make a great holiday gift!  Very limited sizes and quantities are available online now.  Purchase online and we will hand-deliver to your child’s class!
Shop here:

Help Celebrate Assistant Principal Brammer’s Birthday

Assistant Principal Brammer’s birthday is coming up!  Let’s help her celebrate by sending in cards from students and parents.  They can be homemade, a simple note wishing her well or store bought.  Please bring in all cards this Monday, December 8, either to your student’s teacher or drop them off at the front office.  Thank you for helping us make her feel special!  The PTO will also be providing her a special lunch on Monday.
Any questions?  Please contact Lena Graham at



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