Spirit Day is Friday, March 26th!

It’s our first week with many students back in the building together. Let’s celebrate with the first Spirit Day of 2021 on Friday. We invite all students (remote academy too!), teachers, faculty, parents & siblings to join the fun! Just grab your CES spirit wear or school colors to wear on Friday. We can’t wait to see everyone over on the CES PTO Facebook page to show off that Cougar pride and school spirit!

2020-2021 Yearbook Information

Our team of volunteers is hard at work creating a yearbook for this very different school year. Here are a few things you should know!

yearbook Cover Contest

This theme for our annual yearbook cover contest is “Finding Joy.” ​Students are invited to submit their own artwork, and Principal Holbrook will choose the front and back cover winners. We hope that students will share their artwork to express experiences in their lives that make them happy! Here are the rules:

  • All entries are due by ​Friday, March 5th​. Students should submit the artwork to their teacher or a copy by email to ​corneliusyearbook@gmail.com​.
  • Artwork must be completed by the student only, with no assistance.
  • All entries must be on standard 8.5” x 11” white paper and must be vertical! Horizontal entrieswill be disqualified.
  • Artwork must include “Cornelius Elementary School” and “2020-2021”.
  • Students’ and teachers’ names should be on the BACK of their submissions.
  • Do your best, have fun, and make your picture bright and colorful (markers are a great choice)!

Yearbook Photos

More information will be forthcoming on student pictures for the yearbook. In the meantime, you may share your candid learning photos from this school year! Please email your pictures to corneliusyearbook@gmail.com with student name, grade, and teacher in the subject line for consideration.

Yearbook Purchasing

2020-2021 Yearbooks are now on sale! All orders must be placed by Friday, March 26th. No extra yearbooks will be ordered, and they will not be available for purchase after March 26th. Yearbooks will be distributed to classrooms for in-person learners and available for pick-up for Full Remote Academy learners. Order yours now in the Online Store for a cost of $15.00!

Kindergarten Beginners Day is Coming Up (2/17)!

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 17th at 4:00pm for our Kindergarten Beginners Day! This year’s event will be hosted virtually by the Cornelius Elementary Kindergarten teachers. Principal Holbrook will be available for a question and answer session following the presentation.

If you are unable to join us, don’t worry! The live session will be recorded for families who are unable to attend.

Click HERE for Zoom meeting information, and HERE for the Spanish Version.


Happy New Year Cougars! If you’re looking for a chance to get out of the kitchen, look no further! Order from Hungry Howies tonight, and support CES in the process. Sticking to your New Years resolutions? No problem there… Hungry Howies has salads on the menu too!

Hungry Howies will donate 10% of their sales from 4pm-9pm to the CES PTO so that we can continue to support our teachers and students in 2021. We hope you will join us!