Are you “Batty for Box Tops?”


Our Batty For Box Tops contest is officially underway!  The class in each grade level who collects the most box tops will win a pizza party!
Yesterday in Thursday folders, you should have received an orange collection sheet. Please have your students fill up the squares and return them to your teachers no later than Thursday, October 15.  Any additional box tops can be sent to school in a ziploc bag or envelope marked with your teacher’s name. The school earns $.10 for each box top and that adds up very quickly!  Don’t forget to check the dates on the box tops – expired box tops can not be submitted.
Thank you for your help!

Important Survey – Fill out tonight!

Our school needs your help, Cornelius families!  We are sure you’ve seen Principal Holbrook’s newsletter asking parents to complete an important stakeholder survey.  Our school needs 20% of its parents to complete this survey and, at current time, we are at 8.8%.  Please take a moment to read the information below and click on the link to complete the survey.  It only takes 5 minutes of your time!  Thank you for your help with this.


CMS is in the midst of the AdvancED accreditation process. A key component to that process is stakeholder surveys, which will be administered to parents, staff and student groups September 14th through October 2nd. The survey results will enable our school and central office leaders to hear from key stakeholders to inform improvement strategies, raise student achievement and strengthen our overall effectiveness. Taking the survey will also help stakeholders understand the AdvancED Standards for Quality Schools and provide a means for learning about what a parent, staff member or student may be looking for in a high-quality school. 

 Please use the following link to provide feedback:

Thursday PTO Meeting & Curriculum Night

Just a reminder that tomorrow (Thursday) is the General PTO Meeting and Curriculum Night, beginning at 6pm in the school cafeteria.  The PTO will be seeking approval of our annual budget at this meeting and answering any questions you may have.  Then, we will break for parents to head to your student’s classrooms.  As an added bonus, the PTO will be raffling off several prizes to those in attendance, so be there on time.  You don’t want to miss these!  See you tomorrow night at 6pm.

Join us at Tenders tonight!



Tonight is Tenders Community Night!  Tenders is generously donating a portion of the proceeds from this evening’s sales to Cornelius Elementary.  You must mention CES whether you dine-in, carry-out or drive-thru.  Tell others in line to mention Cornelius, too!  
See you there and thank you for your support.

Oh What A Night!

We want to send out a big thank you to everyone who supported our 2nd Annual Silent Auction Fundraiser!  From those who attended the event, to those who made in kind donations, to our generous donors of auction items, and to our incredible teachers and staff for not only supporting us, but generously giving through the very popular “teacher experiences” auction items, we could not have had a successful night without you ALL. To those of you who were able to attend, we hope you had as much fun with our amazing school community as we did.  The room was buzzing with excitement and support, especially during our live auction.  It was a great night, so thank you!



Check out these Auction Items!

We have been busy collecting the last of the items for tomorrow’s Silent Auction Fundraiser and we are pretty excited!  Authenticated Tom Brady Autographed Football?  Check!  4 Hours of Babysitting by Ms. Davis?  Check!  A Cornelius Brew Crawl WITH Transportation?  Check!  See the PTO Whip/NaeNae? Just kidding.  And those are just several of the incredible items that will be available tomorrow night.

You can see almost all of the auction items here:

Don’t forget to check in with your students to see which teacher experiences they want you to bid on! Here’s the list:

4 Hours of Babysitting by Ms. Davis

Bowling & Arcade for 2 Students with Mrs. Amato and the 5th Grade Team

1 Hour Session at Defy Gravity and Ice Cream for 2 Students with Ms. Beatty

Totally Tubular Lake Experience for 2 Students with Mrs. Van Cleef

Clay Lesson for 1 Student with Mrs. Kidd

Ride On Mrs. Burns’s Horse, Midnight

Cooking Lesson for 4 Students with Mrs. Cerulo

Afternoon at Lake Norman Mini Golf for 2 Students with Mrs. Hefner

Lazy 5 Ranch for 3+ Students with Ms. Donner

Student Choice of Activity with Ms. Hanks

Lake Norman Mini Golf for 2 Students with Mrs. Reader

Lunch for 1 Student at Birkdale with Ms. Bauer

Student Choice of Activity with Ms. Paxton

Movie and TCBY for 1 Student with Mrs. Harrington

Movie/Snack for 1 Student at Birkdale with Ms. Alred-Linker

Movie at Birkdale for 1 Student with Ms. Johnson

Pizza and Painting for 3 Kids Afterschool on a Friday with Ms. Gantt

1 Hr Guitar Lesson for 1 Student with Mr. Rosebrook

Movie at Birkdale for 1 Student with Mr. and Mrs. Rosebrook

Mini Golf for 2 Kids with Ms. Dinkins

Lunch from Chic-Fil-A with Principal Holbrook

If you haven’t purchased tickets and would still like to come, tickets will be available for $30 at the door. See you there!

2nd Annual Silent Auction Fundraiser – Auction Items

We look forward to seeing you at Friday’s 2nd Annual Silent Auction Fundraiser.  We have so many incredible auction items available this year, including many experiences donated by our amazing teachers and staff members.  And, we are not even finished adding to the extensive list! Check back later this week for new additions.
To view auction items, please go to:
Don’t miss out on the fun!  It’s not too late to join us.  To purchase tickets online, please CLICK HERE.

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