2nd Cougar DASH Pledge Collection Tomorrow!

Thank you to everyone who turned in completed Cougar DASH pledges on Monday.  We have already raised $17,000 for the school!!  Our goal for the event is $20,000, and we’re getting close.  Currently, Kindergarten is in the lead with the most raised.

If you haven’t turned in your pledges, there are two collection dates left:  10/24 (tomorrow!) and 10/27.  All students who return completed pledges by tomorrow/Friday, 10/24 will receive a prize.  Final pledge count will take place on Monday, 10/27.

To make a pledge online, please CLICK HERE.


Batty For Box Tops Contest Winners

A big thank you to all who helped make the Batty For Box Tops contest a success! With your contributions and clippings, we submitted 8,500 Box Tops For Education and made approximately $850 for the school.

Congratulations to the winners of each grade level:
Kindergarten – Ms. Dubiel
1st Grade – Ms. Donner
2nd Grade – Mr. Rosebrook
3rd Grade – Ms. Hefner
4th Grade – Ms. Reader
5th Grade – Ms. Amato

Please continue to clip Box Tops For Education, Labels for Education and Tyson Project A+ Labels. Stay tuned for details about the next Box Tops For Education contest to be held in February!

Thank you from the PTO!

We are so proud of all our Cougar DASH runners!  The children were all smiles as they raced around the track alongside police officers, Cornelius T. Cougar, Sir Purr, the Chick-Fil-A Cow and their own personal fan clubs.  A big thank you to all of you who were able to come out and support the children and volunteer to make sure everything ran smoothly.  We really appreciate your time and help!
We are also extremely thankful to all the local businesses who donated and supported this event, including:
Office Depot
Cooke Rentals
Harris Teeter
The Fresh Market
Ben & Jerry’s
Cornelius Police Department
This week, we will be working to collect all pledge money.  Please have all pledge money in for our first collection date on Monday, October 20.  Everyone who returns their completed pledges on Monday morning will receive a prize.  For more information on prizes and other collection dates, please go:  http://corneliuspto.org/cougar-dash/
Again, we are so grateful for our amazing school and local community for pulling together to make this event possible!

Tomorrow is the Cougar DASH!

The Cougar DASH is finally here and we hope your students are excited for a fun morning.  Sir Purr, Cornelius T. Cougar and the Cornelius Police and Fire Departments will all be there to cheer them on!  You are all more than welcome to come cheer on the children, too.  As a reminder, here’s the morning schedule:
9:00-10:00am – 3rd, 4th and 5th grades run
10:00-11:00am – Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades run
To get into the cougar spirit, students will be bringing home a cougar paw temporary tattoo today to wear to the event. Please apply these before coming to school in the morning.  Also, please have your student wear any CES spirit wear or school colors.
As a reminder, online pledges can be made at any time by CLICKING HERE.  We will start collecting pledge cards and envelopes, with cash or checks made out to “Cornelius Elementary PTO” on Monday, October 20.  The other collection dates are October 24 and October 27 (final collection date).
It’s going to be a great morning!  We hope to see you there!

Calling all photographers!

Do you have a camera?  Do you bring it to school events?  We would love your help!  This year, we have a new yearbook software that allows our school community the opportunity to upload any photos taken at school events – – field trips, PTO fundraisers, Power Time, lunch with your child, school clubs and anything else.  Beginning today, we would love to start collecting photos for potential use in the 2014-15 yearbook.

If you have some photos you would like to share with our Yearbook Committee, please use the following information:

Go to:  http://www.ssiyearbooks.com/100585ces/yb/Login.jsp

Enter username:  cesptoyearbook@gmail.com

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 for your help!  We look forward to seeing your photos, starting with this Thursday’s Cougar DASH.

Cougar DASH: Correction to Running Times

Four days until the Cougar DASH !  If you’re planning to come cheer on your student(s), please see the corrected times below.  We hope to see you there.

10/16 schedule for the day:
9:00-10:00am – 3rd, 4th and 5th grades
10:00-11:00am – Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades

Cougar DASH Countdown: One More Week!


We are officially one week out from our biggest fundraiser of the year – the Cougar DASH!  Our cheer squad has been out every morning in the car rider and bus lines generating excitement.  If you and your student(s) haven’t begun to ask family, friends, neighbors and other supporters for pledges, now is the time!
For more information on the Cougar DASHhttp://corneliuspto.org/cougar-dash/
To make an online donation, please click here.

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