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A Message from the Principal

The Little Dragon Family,

I hope this finds you doing well and having a great semester! We are moving right along and
working with each student to achieve their fullest potential. If you have not already, now would
be a great time to wash all backpacks, lunch boxes, coats, gloves, hats, etc. Overall, our school
has done an excellent job staying healthy, and we all want to keep it that way. Finally, thank
you for making sure your child is at school when they are able and taking them to the doctor
when you have concerns.

It has been so cold outside! I know that often kids go from the house to a car that’s parked in a
garage without thinking they need a coat. We are asking you to please make sure they bring
one with them to school on those cold days. Unless it is below freezing, they will still go outside
for recess and possibly stand outside for dismissal as well. I know firsthand that kids put up a
fight about not wanting to bring or wear a coat, but this is a life skill that we must teach them
to keep themselves and everyone they come in contact with healthy. If you need a coat for your
child, please contact me or one of our school counselors.

We are proud to announce our Teachers of the Month for this school year. These are teachers
who display excellence in all they do and have been nominated by their peers. This year we are
honoring Mrs. Debbie Herring (Speech and Language Therapist), Mrs. Amy Murdock (2nd Grade),
and Mrs. April Munier (5th Grade Language Arts). Our Teacher of the Year will be honored in
May and is Mrs. Libby Green (1st Grade). We are grateful to have so many fantastic teachers at
CES and want to congratulate those that have been recognized this school year.

Every Dragon. Every Day.

Tyler Salyer

A Message from the PTA President

Hello Little Dragon Family and students –
I hope everyone is ready for an amazing second semester. This time last year, we had no idea what was about to happen. Our Little Dragons have proven to be resilient, tough, and brave in the face of such a weird time. Thank the teachers for keeping our kids safe, healthy, and learning every day!

February is a month usually dedicated to LOVE… for one another…….love for that special person in your lives…..and love for our children, your children, the Little Dragons. Stop and think about why you LOVE that your child is a Little Dragon.

– I love the dedicated teachers and staff that go above and beyond for our children in the classroom on a daily basis (in person and virtually);
– I love the technology that we have at our fingertips to help the Little Dragons learn daily;
– I love our building. I love the amazing murals painted on the walls by our talented art teachers, the history that is in the walls, and the new gym that will be started VERY soon;
– The PTA – for the hardworking board members who organize generous donations from families and
community members and are able to provide opportunities to the Little Dragons such as Community
Reader day, Memphis in May day, Teacher Treat Carts, Reflections contest, Citizenship essay competition, Teacher meals during Teacher Appreciation Week and conference night, and class t-shirts for all of our students (in person and CVA).

I challenge you to think of why you LOVE that your child is a Little Dragon. The next time someone asks what school your child attends, follow up with one of your reasons why.

Ask your Little Dragon why they LOVE being a Little Dragon. You never know what they may say…maybe it’s pizza day, maybe it’s recess on the soccer field, maybe it’s Mr. Finley’s unicorn hat.

We send all of our announcements through PeachJar and post on our Facebook page. Join us there to not miss a thing!

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


February 11 Parent Conferences
February 15 No School – Donuts with Dragons
March 5 Dragon Dozen Scholarship Deadline
March 5 Community Reader Day
March 8-12 Teacher Appreciation Week
March 15-19 No School – Spring Break


Donuts with Dragons

***Pre-order your donuts by 11:00am Sunday, February 14***

Pick up on President’s Day, February 15
Donut Hutt will donate back to the school,
25% on pre-orders, 15% on walk-in orders

Prices and options:

$1 Glazed, chocolate, BB, old fashion, mini cini, vanilla iced, maple iced, maple bacon,
strawberry iced, sprinkles in choc/van/straw icing, oreo, red spiderweb
$1 Filled:  raspberry, strawberry, lemon, apple, bavarian cream, white cream
$2 Big donuts: apple fritters, big cini, long johns with bavarian cream, choc/cinn/glaze twist
$10 Bakers Dozen


Call 901-861-4404 to pre-order

Dragon Dozen Scholarship

Teacher Appreciation Week

Reflections Contest Winners

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!

Mr. Salyer kisses a …… ???????????????????????????????

Why? Because, our little dragons raised $24,849 for our school during Dragon Dash!!!




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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