Join us at Brooklyn South 2/24-2/25!

Brooklyn South
Please join us for dinner at Brooklyn South in Cornelius on Tuesday, 2/24, Wednesday, 2/25, or BOTH!  Dashing home from an activity?  Just call the number above and place your order so you don’t have to wait.  A portion of all proceeds from dine-in and carry-out orders will go towards Cornelius Elementary.
We hope to see you there!

I Heart Box Tops Contest Winners (and more)!

Thank you to all the families who submitted box tops during our “I Heart Box Tops” contest this month.  We counted 6,702 box tops, raising $670 for the school!  We call that a success and really appreciate all your efforts.
Congratulations to the class from each grade level who collected the most box tops and won a party:

Kindergarten:  Ms. Holbrook

1st grade:  Ms. Donner

2nd grade:  Ms. Gangi

3rd grade:  Ms. Hefner

4th grade:  Ms. Reader

5th grade:  Ms. Amato

In other PTO news…


Our Yearbook committee is still collecting photos for this year’s book.  If you have taken any during field trips, Cougar DASH, Power Time, Holiday Party, lunch with your child, school club activity, Father Daughter dance, etc., we would love to see and possibly use them.  The deadline to submit photos is Sunday, March 1. Questions?  Please contact Lena Graham at
If you have some photos you would like to share with our Yearbook Committee, please use the following information:

Go to:


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.”

The Spring Book Fair will be held March 23-27, with evening shopping hours on Thursday March 26th. Interested in volunteering? We will need help with set up, helping younger students make out their wish lists, and clean up. Please e-mail Jessica at


Just a reminder that nominations for the 2015-16 PTO Executive Board are due tomorrow, Thursday, February 19.  The elections will be held Thursday, March 26, in the cafeteria, prior to the 2nd/3rd grade performance.

Thank you, volunteers!

Saturday’s Father Daughter Luau Night was a big success!  Fathers and daughters were all smiles.  Thank you to all who attended.  And, a BIG thank you to Sherry Hickman and Angie Regan, our event chairs, and all the numerous volunteers who helped put this special night together.  The time and energy they put into this are much appreciated!

Bus Driver Appreciation Week: 2/9-2/12

Let’s show our bus drivers how much we appreciate them this week!  Please be sure to tell your bus driver(s) “thank you” for getting your children to and from school safely each day.  Please ask your children to make their bus driver a card or take them a flower or any other positive gesture of appreciation.  Let’s help make their days!

PTO Executive Board Elections

Are you looking for a way to get more involved at Cornelius Elementary?  Are you interested in contributing your time and talent as a member of the PTO Executive Board?  Now is your chance!  We are currently seeking nominations for open positions on the 2015-16 Executive Board.  Open positions include: President Elect, VP Fundraising, VP Communications, Treasurer and Secretary.  For more information and position descriptions, please see the document coming home in Thursday folders tomorrow or click to see the Nomination Form.
Nominations are due by Thursday, February 19, 2015.  Elections will be held during the General PTO meeting on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at 6pm in the cafeteria prior to the 2nd/3rd grade performance.
If you are interested in running or making a nomination for an open position, please print and fill out the Nomination Form (or the one in tomorrow’s Thursday folder) and return it to your child’s teacher.
All our volunteers make a difference at CES and we thank you for considering contributing your time and talent to the PTO Executive Board.

I Heart Box Tops Contest: February 2-12

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We’re collecting Box Tops for Education, again!  Help give your student’s class the chance to win a party by clipping unexpired Box Tops off of participating products.  Please send all Box Tops to school in a ziploc bag or envelope, labeled with your student’s name and teacher’s name, no later than Thursday, February 12.  There will be one winning class per grade level, so the odds are very good.  You can even collect from neighbors and relatives.  We all have some Box Tops in our pantry!
Our school receives $.10 for each Box Top clipped, which adds up very quickly.  The school received a check for $1,000 from our October contest!  Proceeds go towards classroom grants, continuing education for our teachers and staff and other PTO sponsored activities.
A list of participating products can be found here:
If you have any Labels for Education or Tyson A+ labels, please feel free to send them in with the Box Tops.
Thank you, in advance, for your participation!

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!


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