Brooklyn South and Rivals Community Night is Tonight!



Tonight, Brooklyn South and Rivals are partnering with us for a joint community night from 5-9PM. Brooklyn South will donate a percentage of sales back to Cornelius Elementary. In addition to this, Rivals is having specials and hosting a coloring contest. Drop your sheet off at Rivals before 7PM to participate. Coloring sheets for the contest were sent home in Thursday folders and extra copies are in the front office at school. Prizes will be announced and awarded to winners. Rivals is extending their hours to 9:00PM for us so let’s help support these local businesses as they help support Cornelius Elementary.


Batty For Box Tops Contest Winners

We are definitely Batty For Box Tops at CES!  Because of all your contributions, we collected nearly 10,000 box tops and earned nearly $1,000 for the school.  A big thank you for your help in making this contest a success!
The winners from each grade level for the EXTRA RECESS are:
Kindergarten – Ms. Kinne’s class
1st grade – Ms. Bellonte’s class
2nd grade – Ms. Johnson’s class
3rd grade – Ms. Hefner’s class
4th grade – Ms. Reader’s class
5th grade – Ms. East’s class
Please continue to save box tops!  Our next contest will be held in February.

Thank you from the Book Fair Committee!

To all the volunteers, parents that visited and students and staff that participated – thank you!  It was a great week at the Book Fair and we owe its success to you all. Our total earned so far is $13389.89-that’s amazing! We really appreciate your support and couldn’t have done it without you!
If you didn’t make it this week, books can still be purchased online through October 31st at:

5th Grade Fundraiser: Pretzel Day! October 28th

The 5th Grade is selling delicious soft pretzels from Philly Pretzel Factory in Mooresville. Order forms went home in student’s Blue Folders and are due with payment by Friday, October 21st. They will be delivered to your student in their classroom on October 28. All proceeds go directly to the 5th grade scholarship fund to provide financial assistance for the Washington D.C. class trip in March. Watch for our next Pretzel Day on November 18!

Only 3 More to Go!!

We need 3 more Harris Teeter VIC card links by 10/31. VIC cards MUST be relinked every year! Neighbors, friends and relatives can help us reach our goal too. You don’t have to have kids in school to link your card. You may link up to 5 organizations/schools per VIC account.
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:
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.
It’s that easy!  If you have any questions, please contact us.  Thank you!

Bookaneer Book Fair and Lunch with your First Mate!

Our Fall Book Fair is this week in the Media Center!  The students will be visiting the book fair throughout the week with their classes, both previewing books, then returning to purchase.
Don’t forget to come have lunch with your First “Mate”!  Parents, grandparents, and other “Maties” are invited to join your child for lunch and then browse the Book Fair. 3rd-5th graders will welcome their lunch dates on Thursday, October 20 and K-2 will be on Friday, October 21st. You can also have a photographer take your picture with Cornelius T. Cougar. For an added touch, props will be available too!
If you’re unable to attend the Book Fair, you can still shop online to benefit our school.  For more information and to shop, please go to:



Bookaneer Fall Book Fair October 17th-21st


The CES Fall Book Fair is here, starting tomorrow, October 17th and ending Friday, October 21st. Students will preview books tomorrow 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 child’s teacher will provide you with your child’s preview and purchase times. If you choose, you may send a check with your child made out to “Cornelius Elementary PTO” and he/she will be able to purchase books when they visit with their class. If you prefer to send cash, please seal it in an envelope labeled with your child’s name, teacher’s name and amount enclosed. CLICK HERE to place orders on-line and all orders will benefit our school.

Lunch Date with Your First Mate!

Parents, grandparents, and other “Maties” are invited to join your child for lunch and then browse the Book Fair. 3rd-5th graders will welcome their lunch dates on Thursday, October 20th and K-2 will be on Friday, October 21st.