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A Message from the Principal

 

The Little Dragon Family,

We are in the home stretch of the school year, and what a year we’ve had! I cannot thank you enough for all you do to support Collierville Elementary School and those that give of themselves each day so that every Little Dragon can have a bright future. I especially want to thank you for making our faculty and staff feel special during Teacher Appreciation Week. We have the BEST faculty and staff in the town, and your kind words and gifts meant a lot.

We are working through end-of-the-year celebrations and events. Our goal is to keep all students safe while still keeping as many of our traditions that make CES such a special place. More information will be communicated by your child’s teacher as it becomes available.

State testing is coming up for third through fifth grades. Please make sure your child is well-rested, has a great breakfast, and is encouraged to do their best on the test. However, also make sure your child knows that how they do on an assessment does not define how amazing and wonderful they are as a person. The last thing we want for any child is for him/her to stress over how well he/she is going to do. While we are a school that is proud of the high-test scores we’ve had in the past (we’ve led the district in growth and have been recognized as a Tennessee Reward School), we recognize that no assessment can measure the great things about your child that make him or her unique and special. A test cannot tell you how much your child is loved or cared for at Collierville Elementary, nor does it take into account the challenges a child may face outside of the school and parents’ control. This year more than ever, we are proud of what every child has been able to overcome to make it through the school year. We hope you will encourage your child every single day to do their best academically but even more so to be a friend to those in need and have compassion toward others.

I am always a phone call or email away. I try to frequently post and share some of the great things going on at school on the CES Twitter account. You can follow us at @CESLittleDragon.

Every Dragon. Every Day.
Tyler Salyer


A Message from the PTA President

Hello Little Dragon Family and students –
We are in the home stretch for summer! Our Little Dragons have proven to be resilient, tough, and brave in the face of such a weird time. Thank you, teachers, for keeping our kids safe, healthy, and learning every day!

In April, we will have our spring fundraiser (a paint party), Dragon Dance, and spring Dragon Wear. The Virtual Paint Party is happening next Thursday night. A special thanks to our amazing art teachers, Mrs. Hanks and Mr. Miller, for helping make this event happen. We can’t wait to see everyone’s Town Square paintings! On April 15 and 16, we will have a fun time set aside called Dragon Dance! We hope this gives the kids an opportunity to have some fun at the end of this crazy year! Our Dragon Wear is currently for sale, and we have cute tees, tanks, and SOCKS!!

I want to say a special thanks to our board this year. Most PTA events have had to be totally reimagined-the board has taken on the challenge and made it an incredible year. They have worked tirelessly for our students and teachers to do things like a painted obstacle course on the bus lane, Donuts with Dragons, Teacher Appreciation Week, Dragon Dance, Dragon Dash, a virtual Paint Party, Dragon Wear, Teacher Treat Cart monthly…and I could go on and on. Thank you so very much to each and every one of you for being hard-working, being creative, being flexible, and most of all being good representatives of CES to our community.

If you are interested in joining the PTA Board next year, there will be applications out soon. We work hard, but we have a lot of fun doing it!

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

president@mycespta.org


A HUGE Thank you to our 2020/2021 Corporate Sponsors

PLATINUM SPONSORS

Michael Green, John Green & Co., REALTORS

M&M Construction

Republic Roofing and Restoration

 

GOLD SPONSORS

Ginny Mount School of Dance

Maureen Fraser, John Green & Co., REALTORS

Carrie Moore, Allstate Insurance

Bricks and Minifigs

DogTopia

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

 

GENERAL SPONSORS

TB Tees

John Worley Builders


Important Dates

 

April 2 Good Friday – NO SCHOOL
April 5 NO SCHOOL – Donuts with Dragons
April 6 Dragon Wear Orders Due
April 8 Virtual Paint Party
April 15 General Membership Meeting
April 15 and 16 Dragon Dance
May 3 and 4 Field Days
May 14 Memphis in May Day
May 26 1/2 Day of School – Last Day

General Membership Meeting

April 15, 2021

Check back on Facebook for more details.


Donuts with Dragons

Call 901-861-4404 to pre-order


Spring 2021 Dragon Wear


Dragon Dance 2021


Virtual Paint Party

This year, Mrs. Hanks and Mr. Miller will host a virtual paint party! The deadline for order was Friday, March 26. Paint kits should go home on April 6. We hope you enjoy this fun evening. And thank you, as always, for your support for our school!


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!

volunteercoordinator@mycespta.org


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.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP


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

CLICK HERE TO BECOME A SPONSOR


Giving Back Through Kroger

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

1. Go to Kroger.com

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!

THANK YOU to all who celebrated our teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week!  It was truly an amazing week and all of our teachers received so much love from all of us!


2020 – 2021 Collierville Elementary School PTA Board

President Amanda Cantrell president@mycespta.org
Past President Milly Mount pastpresident@mycespta.org
Vice President Laura Wiseman vicepresident@mycespta.org
Secretary Jami Dickens secretary@mycespta.org
Treasurer Brooke McDuffy treasurer@mycespta.org
Parliamentarian Melissa Brown parliamentarian@mycespta.org
Communications Emily Clemmer communications@mycespta.org
Cultural Arts Anne Calderwood culturalarts@mycespta.org
Dragon Wear Ashley Wagner dragonwear@mycespta.org
Family Events Kimberly Allen familyevents@mycespta.org
Fundraising Events Andrea McGhee fundraisingevents@mycespta.org
Fundraising Sponsor Katie Cockrell fundraisingsponsor@mycespta.org
Health & Safety Jaime Halupnik healthandsafety@mycespta.org
Historian Isabel Giraldo historian@mycespta.org
Hospitality Rachel Davis hospitality@mycespta.org
Legislative Autumn Freidel legislative@mycespta.org
Membership Allyson McLean membership@mycespta.org
Special Events Amber Bach specialevents@mycespta.org
Volunteer Coordinator Lindsay Tilson volunteercoordinator@mycespta.org
Parent Involvement Whitney Thrower parentinvolvement@mycespta.org

CES Mission and Vision

Mission

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

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

Beliefs
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
education.


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