Link your Harris Teeter/ Publix Today!

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If you haven’t already linked your Harris Teeter VIC Card and Publix Partners Card to Cornelius Elementary, please do it now. It only takes a few minutes, and it’s an easy way to bring in cash for our school!

Please note: You must relink your card each year, after August 1.

Once you link your Harris Teeter and Publix cards to Cornelius Elementary, these grocery stores each donate a portion of eligible sales to our school. To learn more about these programs, check out the Cashback Rewards Programs page.

To link your Harris Teeter VIC card:

  • Visit the store and ask your cashier to link your card to #1910
  • Link your card online by CLICKING HERE

To link your Publix card: (this program has changed)

  • Simply sign up for a account (if you don’t already have one), add Cornelius Elementary under “My Publix Partner”, then enter your phone number each time you checkout at Publix

It’s that easy!  If you have any questions, please contact us.  Thank you!

2018 PTO Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to Hough High School Senior Shea Palmer, this year’s Cornelius Elementary PTO $2500 scholarship winner! Your future is bright, and all of us at CES wish you the best of luck and much success! We hope you’ll always look back at your years at CES with a smile.

Wednesday, May 9, is Walk to School Day!

Wednesday, May 9, is Walk to School Day. Meet, park, and walk to school (along Catawba Ave. sidewalks) from Smithville Park (19710 S Ferry St, Cornelius) Meet at 7:45am and walk begins at 8am. It is open to ALL students, faculty, families, current walkers, carpoolers and bus riders too!  We plan on having drinks and small prizes for participating kids in front of the School. And don’t forget to wear you CES shirts!

Teacher Appreciation Week Starts Monday!

Please join us as we celebrate the amazing teachers and staff members at Cornelius Elementary. Next week, May 7-11, we are asking students to show their appreciation by bringing in special notes, treats, gifts and flowers for their teacher and assigned staff member. Our Hospitality Committee has also arranged to provide lunch each day, as well as a couple breakfasts and treats, too.
Please have your student participate by bringing in the following each day for their teacher and assigned staff member.
Monday, 5/7: Monday Morning Memos (present your teacher with a note telling them why they are so wonderful)
Tuesday, 5/8: Tuesday Treats (bring a sweet treat or piece of candy)
Wednesday, 5/9: Wonderful Words (Choose a word to describe your teacher for each letter of their name, write it down and bring it in. (acrostic Poem))
            Example: Smart Magnificent Intelligent Terrific Honest (Smith)
Thursday, 5/10: Thursday’s Terrific Teacher (room parents will present class gifts)
Friday, 5/11: Friday Flowers (bring a flower or create your own drawing of a flower)
If you would like to see a list of your teacher’s favorites, please go to:
Thank you for helping us make sure all our fabulous staff at Cornelius Elementary feel loved and appreciated!

Last Chance For Yearbooks: We have a few left for sale!

  If you did not purchase a yearbook ahead of time, we have 18 extra copies available.  They will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.  Please email Jo Wise at for information and availability. The cost is $15 and checks should be made payable to Cornelius Elementary PTO. Yearbooks will be delivered to your student in school early June. Thank you!

Art By Me ordering deadline EXTENDED until 4/20

Art By Me ordering information was sent home in March in blue communication folders.
Art By Me, Inc. offers unique art programs that transform a student’s artwork into beautiful, professionally made products!
Creating art is fun for students. Art By Me generates additional enthusiasm and excitement among students as they see customized products made from their own artwork. Students develop positive attitudes and their self-esteem is boosted at seeing parents and family members buying t-shirts, calendars, note cards, etc. that display their masterpieces.
There are over 50 items to choose from and they make great Mother’s Day and Father’s Day gifts! Thank you for your support!
If you would like to make a purchase, please do so online at