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A Message from the Principal

The Little Dragon Family,

We are halfway there! When we started the year, there were many questions and some
anxiety about what in-person learning would look like. While we’ve had to make many
adjustments along the way, it’s because of the diligence and focus of our parents and school’s
faculty and staff that we’ve been able to maintain a safe environment for everyone. I would ask
that we continue to be mindful of all safety precautions in order to keep each classroom open
for in-person learning. While I know firsthand that it’s not always easy to keep your child home
when they present with any kind of sickness, this is necessary in order to protect the other
students, our faculty and staff, and all those that they come in contact with on a daily basis. I
pledge to do everything I can to keep the doors open as long as we can provide a safe learning
environment for our students.

Your support and encouraging words have meant so much to us this school year! If you
have not done so recently, please take a moment to write a quick, short note or email to your
child’s teacher letting them know how much you appreciate them. They are reinventing all of
their typical classroom traditions and celebrations this year to provide an engaging and fun
learning environment that kids are excited about. They truly are heroes!

I want to encourage you as parents to keep investing in your children. My girls are only
six years old, and I daily feel pulled in so many directions that take away from me being the kind
of dad I know I should be. Our parents here at CES are truly amazing! You all spend time with
your kids at home, take them to community events, and pay for them to do a variety of
activities that you may or may not have had access to as a child. This holiday season just
remember that what your child needs more than anything on a list is YOU! They need you to be
present and to spend time with them doing things that they like to do. Remember that the days
are long, but the years are short. Make the most of each day!

Every Dragon. Every Day.

Tyler Salyer

A Message from the PTA President

Hello Little Dragon Parents & Students,

As we wrap up first semester, I am looking back so very proud of our Little Dragons. They have
worked hard and adjusted better than could have ever been predicted. Our teachers have
provided a safe learning environment while loving and reassuring our kids every single day. The
kids that are learning from home have been incredibly resilient, and their parents (grandparents,
aunts, uncles, and friends) have been there to help every step of the way. This has been a
school year like no other, and I could not be more impressed with our students, our teachers,
our staff, and our parents.

We held our annual Dragon Dash fundraiser in October. We hit our budget goal, and we hope
that the kids had a fun day running (and playing games!) on the track. Andrea McGhee, our
Fundraising Events Chairperson, did an incredible job planning a fun day for our Little Dragons.
Katie Cockrell, or Fundraising Sponsorship Chairperson, secured incredible donations from
local businesses. Please take a close look at our list of sponsors. Take a visit and thank them
for supporting our school. All the money we raised stays at CES to be used for PTA sponsored
events and for items needed in the school.

This is usually the part where we list out all of the fun events we have planned for 2021. Instead,
we are taking everything one semester at a time. We don’t know what fun next semester will
hold, so please follow our facebook page to stay up to date on any information you may need. I
would love to encourage everyone to continue offering grace when there is confusion, a helping
hand when there is a need, and a kind word any chance you can. We will continue to be in this
together, so here’s to 2021!

I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!

Maroon and White

Amanda Cantrell

A HUGE Thank you to our 2020/2021 Corporate Sponsors


Michael Green, John Green & Co., REALTORS

M&M Construction

Republic Roofing and Restoration



Ginny Mount School of Dance

Maureen Fraser, John Green & Co., REALTORS

Carrie Moore, Allstate Insurance

Bricks and Minifigs


Nu-Life Floor Care, LLC

Collierville First Baptist Church

Choate’s Air Conditioning, Heating, & Plumbing

STIX – Hibachi, Sushi, Asian Restaurant

Pace Lawn and Landscape

Yancey Farms Partners

American Veterans Restoration

901 Floors



TB Tees

John Worley Builders

Important Dates


December 11 Teacher Treat Cart
December 18 Last Day 1st Semester             1/2 Day of School


Dragon Dash 2020

Dragon Dash 2020 was a success!  In a year of so many uncertainties, we want to extend a very sincere appreciation to everyone for their participation in this year’s Dragon Dash. Without the support of our students, parents, teachers and faculty we would not be able to do all of the wonderful things that we do for the school and faculty.  This year we exceeded our goal and raised around $23,000!  We should expect to see Mr. Salyer kissing an animal sometime soon to reward the kids for their participation!


Teacher Braggin’ Dragons

We all know we have the best teachers around! We are switching things up this year and giving the kids an opportunity to brag on the lead Dragons for all their hard work and dedication each and every day. It’s been a challenging year, but our teachers and staff continue to go above and beyond to serve our kids and families. What a great opportunity to teach the kids to keep fighting for the good, keep being kind, keep caring and showing love.  Send in this Braggin’ Dragon to the front office bragging on a teacher or staff member. We will display them in the teacher’s lounge on a bulletin board and give them to the teacher after it has been displayed.

Click Here to Download Printable Braggin’ Dragons.

Teacher Amazon Wishlists

The Collierville Elementary PTA is teaming up with our school’s faculty to help supply our classrooms and to provide an easy way to gift our teachers. Click the image above or click here to be directed to our teacher directory to view their Amazon Wishlist. By using the provided Smile.Amazon link, 0.5% of your purchase will also be given back to Collierville Elementary PTA. This will provide even more opportunites for our school!

Thank you so much for your support and appreciation!


CES-PTA Volunteer Opportunity

We may be in need of PTA volunteers this school year pending social distancing guidelines, 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.

We will also try to post any available opportunities via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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. 


What’s Been Happening!

“Fall Clean-Up Day” was on October 21, 2020. Lisa’s Garden was cleaned out and knock out roses were planted in the planter boxes. 


When the kids were off school on Election Day, November 3, 2020, Donut Hutt hosted Donuts with Dragons!



Faculty and staff were treated to Frost cupcakes on November 13, 2020. We love to show them our support and appreciation.

Over Thanksgiving break, members of the PTA Board painted more fun bus lane games for the kids to enjoy during recess. 



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 Jaime Halupnik
Historian Isabel Giraldo
Hospitality Rachel Davis
Legislative Autumn Freidel
Membership Allyson McLean
Special Events Amber Bach
Volunteer Coordinator Lindsay Tilson
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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