Drop Off/ Pick Up, Here Comes The Bus


One of the top questions parents of new enrollees at CES have is how to drop-off/ pick-up their child in the morning and after school. Luckily, one of our awesome parents created this map showing the route to use during these congested times. We also have a video you can watch with additional info for walkers.


There is also a great app you can download for your phone or laptop called “Here Comes The Bus” which utilizes GPS data to allow you to track your student’s bus real-time location and receive alerts to help you get to the bus stop on time. To sign up, visit Here Comes the Bus and enter district code 73877. Follow the directions to download the app. You will need your student’s ID number. If you have questions about Here Comes the Bus, please reach out to CMS Transportation at 980-343-6715.

Drop off route CES


If you have any other questions, please contact us!

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 Publix.com 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!

In case you missed Open House…

We were so glad to see all the happy, smiling faces at Open House yesterday. If you haven’t already, please take a moment to complete this form online so we have your current information. Since not everyone can attend, we have included a few links here.

check-mark-40It is very important that your student’s teacher know how they will be getting home after school each day, especially the first week. Please be sure to include a note or view the form here.

check-mark-40Purchase online your PTO Membership* and student agenda (required for grades 2-5) to be delivered to your child’s classroom at the beginning of school. The form will also be sent home with your student during the first week.

check-mark-40If you need to acquire a car rider or walker pass, please send in a note with your student and a form will be sent home with them. These can also be found at the front desk.

check-mark-40If you need to sign up for the School Lunch assistance program, please see more information at the CMS website.

check-mark-40For more information on the BEFORE/ AFTER School Program, please contact asep@cms.k12.nc.us or 980.343.3905. Fees and program times can be found on the CES website.

We’ll see you Monday!

*Joining the PTO supports your school and gives you access to DirectorySpot, an online “phonebook” for CES families who opt to be included. It’s great to arrange playdates, send birthday invites and reach out to other parents in your child’s class!

So Fresh & So Clean…


Hmmmm…what has Mr. Rosebrook been doing all summer? Come check out this PTO sponsored project at Open House today from 3-5pm!

Purchase student agendas, meet your teacher, join the PTO*, drop off supplies, buy your Silent Auction tickets (also available online) and score your fresh, new Cougar gear!

We can’t wait to see you there!



*Joining the PTO supports your school and gives you access to DirectorySpot, an online “phonebook” for CES families who opt to be included. It’s great to arrange playdates, send birthday invites and reach out to other parents in your child’s class!

Save Time at Open House!

Save time at Open House by pre-purchasing agendas & more online!
(Pre-purchase is available through Wednesday, August 22 at midnight.)


Pre-purchase your student’s agenda online (Required for for 2nd – 5th graders) and avoid the line at Open House. You can also purchase additional agendas, discounted Tenders and SpareTime merchant cards, and more!

Also be sure to check out the new Cornelius Elementary t-shirts available at Open House, in lilac and navy in adult and youth sizes.


If you prefer to pay at Open House, we take cash, check or credit card. Save yourself time by printing the Open House Order Form and pre-filling your information.

We look forward to seeing you Thursday!