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


Check out the T-shirt SALE! This year’s style CES t-shirts are now on sale for $8 each, discounted from $13. That’s a $5 savings per shirt! Previous year’s shirts are on clearance for $5 each.
Don’t wait-it’s first come first serve and there are limited sizes and quantities. Click HERE to purchase.

Crafty Burg’r & Tap Community Night TONIGHT

If you haven’t made it to a Community Night yet this year, this is your last chance! Just show up at one of the Crafty Burg’r locations with your family, friends or co-workers, eat lunch/dinner, and a portion of your sale will go to CES PTO, but you MUST mention CES. Take a night off from cooking and support your school!


PTO Volunteers Needed

The PTO is looking for committee volunteers and chairs for the upcoming 2018-19 school year. We still need chair people for Celebrate the Arts, Holiday Store, Son Event, and Daughter Dance. We are grateful for all our volunteers and would love to work with you next year. For more information please contact Caroline Campbell Thank you!

Cornelius Celebrates the Arts: This special event celebrates our students’ talents in art, music, dance and more. Committee volunteers help before, during and after the event by coordinating Talent Show, securing food vendors, securing event sponsors, helping the night of the event, etc.

Holiday Store: The Holiday Store opens for one week each December. Students visit with their classes to purchase gifts for family and friends. Volunteers help assist in ordering products and wrapping materials for the store, coordinate shopping times with teachers, donate time to help students shop, check-out and wrap their gifts, set up and clean up.

Son Event CommitteeEach year, CES hosts a Son Event. This committee works closely together to create an event, identify a date, send registration forms to students, collect RSVPs and collect ticket money and distribute tickets prior to the event, and ensure a seamless event night.

Daughter Dance CommitteeThe Daughter Dance Committee works to transform our school cafeteria into the year’s theme and create a night of fun. This committee does everything including decorations, hiring a DJ, selecting food, coordinating ticket sales, and coordinating volunteers for set-up and clean-up.