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A Message from the Principal

Welcome to a school year unlike any other! For those of you joining us for the first time, we hope that you feel welcome here at Collierville E. For those families that are returning, we hope you have missed us over the summer as much as we have missed you! While we are faced with some unique challenges this year, know that we are committed to ensuring every single child is safe and has every opportunity possible to learn. More than ever we realize that it is our job to prepare  our students for a future that is ever-changing. We can’t do that without your help! We look forward to partnering with parents to make sure every child enjoys school and receives an excellent education. 

Our school’s theme for the year is, “Dragons Support Dragons.” We realize that everyone needs support in some way, and everyone can give support as well. I ask you to join with us in our pledge to support one another through this time. We specifically ask for grace and understanding as we move through uncharted waters and make adjustments to our school program as things change, and we find a better way to do things. Please know that everything we do will be guided by what we believe is best for all our students.

I try to frequently post and share some of the great things going on at school on Twitter. You can follow the school at @CESLittleDragon and me at @MrSalyerCville. Also, our wonderful PTA maintains a Facebook page that contains helpful information as well. 

I am honored to serve a principal of Collierville Elementary School. It is truly a privilege to be part of a community where parents, teachers, and students care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support academic and social growth. I am always a phone call (901-853-3300) or email ( away. We look forward to another incredible year! 

Every Dragon. Every Day.

Tyler Salyer

A Message from the PTA President

Welcome back whether you are at home with your kids doing the Collierville Virtual Academy or  sending them to school for the traditional school day. The summer that never started has come to an end! I hope the time spent at home was well used and full of sweet memories despite the stress going on in our world. Whew! Who would’ve thought we would start this school year off with a clear calendar?! We hope to still support the teachers, staff, and Little Dragons in any way we can! If you have any questions, ideas, or comments, PLEASE reach out! 

Maroon and White,

Amanda Cantrell

Welcome New Little Dragon Faculty and Staff

Important Dates

August 11 Student Registration
August 17 First Day of Classes
September 7 Labor Day – No School
September 18 Parent Conferences
October 5-9 Parent Pal Week
October 12-16 Fall Break – No School
October 26-30 Red Ribbon Week
October 30 Dragon Dash
November 3 Election Day – No School
November 13 Teacher Treat Day
November 23-27 Thanksgiving Break – No School
December 18 1/2 Day of School

More information to come

The Collierville Elementary School PTA wants to assist our school in providing our children with quality educational opportunities. Keeping them competitive in today’s environment is of great value to everyone.  For this to be accomplished, it will require the financial assistance from the members of our community. 

The PTA sponsors two fundraisers each year. Our major fundraiser is our Dragon Dash, which will take place on October 30.  Our children are raising funds for their school while focusing on physical fitness. All of the funds raised will stay with Collierville Elementary School. 

Let’s get excited about Dragon Dash 2020!

More information to come

Fall Dragon Wear

Collierville Elementary PTA is proud to present our Fall Dragonwear 2020!
T-Shirts (White or Maroon) = $14 each
Sweatshirt (Gray) = $22 each
Youth Mask (Black) = $8 each
Limited Supply will be on hand at Registration day or you can place your order, August 11th until September 9! There will be a pick up option for Virtual Academy students.
Questions: Contact

Transportation Information

Students are allowed on campus beginning at 8:40 a.m. All external doors are locked promptly at 9:00 a.m. After 8:59 a.m. you cannot drop your child off on campus – you must escort your child to the office for check-in. Dismissal will begin promptly at 4:00 p.m. each day. The Little Dragon family wants our students to dismiss as safely as possible. It is going to take some time for our students to get used to dismissing from school while social distancing. As a result, we will need as many staff as possible in the building supporting students as they learn our new procedures. Once our students understand the procedures for a safe dismissal, we will begin to look at how we can modify the way parents pick up their children in order to make dismissal more efficient. We anticipate if changes will be made, they will occur after Labor Day. 

Car Riders Car riders enter and exit in the rear parking lot. Returning families, please continue to use your car rider numbers from last year. New families will were assigned car rider numbers on  Orientation Day.  The car rider line begins on White Road, turns onto Carruthers, and then turns left on Burrows (see map). You will enter the parking lot from there. There is NO LEFT TURN from White Road or Burrows to Burrows during car rider line. Parents, please DO NOT turn left into the line in the mornings or afternoons. Please proceed down White Road and, if necessary, down Hermitage Trail until you reach the end of the line. Interrupting the line will cause a slow down in the process. PTA volunteers will be out to help direct traffic.  During drop-off and pick-up please postpone any phone calls while waiting in the car line.  During pick-up we are required to place your child in the back seat. Important change in procedures; CES faculty will signal when it is clear for a child to exit/enter their car. The child will open and close their own car door.

Bus Riders Bus riders enter an exit at the North side of the building (K-1 Hall).

Walkers / Bike Riders Walkers/bike riders enter and exit at the end of the building closest to their home, North (K-1 Hall) or South (2-3 Hall). No students should be walking in front of the building on Peterson Lake Road.

CES-PTA Volunteer Opportunity

We are so excited to be back with our little dragons! We may be in need of volunteers this school year pending school safety measures and health precautions. Should the opportunity arise, please consider sharing some time with us. 

If you or someone you know would like to help out, please fill out the online form.

Thanks so much!

Join the PTA of Collierville Elementary School

For sixty years, Collierville Elementary has provided the students of the community with an outstanding education. The faculty, staff, and administration consistently receive straight A’s on their school report card. This school is still strong in providing quality education and it’s located just down the street from your house. It’s up to us as a community to help keep CES the strong educational institution it is.

The PTA at Collierville Elementary has many areas where we need extra parental support. Most of the events that your child participates in are provided with help through the PTA. All funds raised by the CES-PTA help provide items that enrich your child’s education—from reading materials to advancements in technology. The PTA plays a vital role at your child’s school.

The PTA also provides many opportunities to serve our community and students. Our volunteer staff helps monitor the cafeteria, make copies for the teachers every week in the copy room, provide meals at various functions through our hospitality committee, take care of the school grounds through our beautification committee, and provide first aid and assistance to students in the school health room.

We need your help. A strong PTA represents involved parents and families who care about their school and their community. Join the PTA today. The cost is $7.00 per membership. 

Our Goal: 100% Membership

Where does the money go?

National PTA Dues $2.25
State PTA Dues $2.00
CES PTA  $2.75


You can feel out this online form OR send in your membership fees with your student in an envelope marked CES-PTA Membership.


CES PTA Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

The Collierville Elementary School PTA works to assist our school in providing our children with quality educational opportunities. For this to be accomplished, the financial assistance of community members is essential to reach our goals. In order to achieve our fundraising goal, we need your help. Contributions from the Collierville business community have been a tremendous value to CES. We kindly ask for your assistance this year to help us meet the educational needs of our children. Any amount you are able to donate is very much appreciated. Help our school! Help your business! 

Five Levels of Sponsorship 

*Platinum Sponsor ($1,250): Receives name on plaque posted in the school, recognition at our general meetings, a sign near car rider line, space on the Dragon Dash t-shirt, banner at PTA sponsored events, recognition in Dragon Flyer & CES PTA website 

*Gold Sponsor ($600): Receives a sign near car rider line, space on the Dragon Dash t-shirt, recognition at PTA sponsored events, recognition in Dragon Flyer & CES PTA website 

*Silver Sponsor ($400): Receives space on the Dragon Dash t-shirt, recognition at PTA sponsored events, recognition in Dragon Flyer & CES PTA website 

*Bronze Sponsor ($250): Receives recognition at PTA sponsored events, recognition in Dragon Flyer & CES PTA website 

*General Sponsor ($100): Receives recognition in Dragon Flyer & CES PTA website


Giving Back Through Kroger

Follow these simple steps to register your Kroger Plus Card to give back to CES PTA.

1. Go to

2. Create an account or Sign-in.

3. Register your Kroger Plus Card with your account.

4. Click on “My account.”

5. Under “Account Settings” select “Community rewards.”

6. Under “Find your organization” search for Collierville Elementary 1 PTA.

After that you are ready! Now when you swipe your card you are automatically giving back to Collierville Elementary School.

Box Tops for Education

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Participating in the Collierville Elementary Box Tops program is one of the easiest ways to support CES.  All money earned from the Box Tops program goes directly to the school.  Small amounts can really add up!  

No more clipping! No more sending Box Tops to school.  All you need is your phone. Download the new Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then simply scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically credit our school’s Box Tops earnings online. 


Impact Grants

In 2011, the CES-PTA began the IMPACT Grant Program.  IMPACT Grants are awarded to CES faculty every year to provide additional support to CES students.  Each year the CES-PTA hosts the annual Fair in the Lair / Book-fair along with all Dragonwear sales to provide funding for the IMPACT program. 

Great news! We will have the impact grants for the same amount as last year, a total of $17,764.16 will be awarded to the faculty of CES.  These grants will have a profound impact on your students. Thank you for supporting these events and this important initiative at CES.  

Teachers can pick up a reimbursement sheet in the lounge and turn them in to the Treasurer’s box. Please reach out to Brooke McDuffy for more details or for any questions.

2020 – 2021 Collierville Elementary School PTA Board

President Amanda Cantrell
Past President Milly Mount
Vice President Laura Wiseman
Secretary Jami Dickens
Treasurer Brooke McDuffy
Parliamentarian Melissa Brown
Communications Emily Clemmer
Cultural Arts Anne Calderwood
Dragon Wear Ashley Wagner
Family Events Kimberly Allen
Fundraising Events Andrea McGhee
Fundraising Sponsor Katie Cockrell
Health & Safety Amanda Spencer
Historian Isabel Giraldo
Hospitality Rachel Davis
Legislative Autumn Freidel
Membership Stephanie McGavic
Special Events Amber Bach
Volunteer Coordinator Allyson McLean
Parent Involvement Whitney Thrower

CES Mission and Vision


Collierville Elementary School equips Little Dragons with the skills necessary to be successful in learning, leadership,and life.

Collierville Elementary School will inspire every Little Dragon to be thriving and confident students who become life learners and contributing citizens in their community.

Collierville Elementary School understands the importance of the development of the whole child.

Educators reflect upon teaching practices for the purpose of professional growth and the continued enhancement of quality instruction as well as engage in on-going professional development and work collaboratively to share the knowledge we acquire.

All relationships matter and are essential to learning. Every learner is different. As educators
we meet each child where they are and allow them to be active participants in their learning.

Each of us must do our part to create a safe, respectful and positive environment that encourages learning and risk-taking.

A commitment to student success is a shared responsibility among students, parents, educators, staff, and the community. 

Every child deserves to have someone that loves them.

When you set high expectations, all will rise to the challenge by working hard, taking risks, and persevering.

PTA Objectives

1. To promote the welfare of children and youth in the home, school, community, and place of worship.
2. To raise the standard of home life.
3. To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.
4. To bring into closer relation the home and school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.
5. To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure
for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social and spiritual

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