PTA Executive Board and Volunteer Signups

Looking for a way to become more involved at CES? Serving on The CES PTA is a wonderful way to help our students, teachers and school! A form will be sent home soon in your child’s take home folder asking for nominations for President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer for the 2018-2019 PTA Executive Board. A list of responsibilities for each position will be provided on the back of the nomination form. If you or someone you know is interested in serving in one of the four positions, please fill out the form being sent home with your student or the one below and send it back in with your child. Our Nominating Committee will contact you concerning your interest. We look forward to hearing from you.

If you like serving and helping our students, teachers and school the CES PTA Board might be for you.  There are position other than the Executive Board that you can serve on.  The CES PTA helps provided volunteers for the health room and cafeteria, run the All Pro Dad and Muffins with Mom events, manages the Dragon Dash and Fair in the Lair and so much more.  If you are interested in serving in one of the many positions on the CES PTA board please fill out the PTA Volunteer form below and return it to the school.

Executive Board Interest

PTA Volunteer

Message from Mr. Salyer

The Little Dragon Family,

For those who haven’t heard, at the January 25th school board meeting the interim title was removed, and I was named the official Principal of Collierville Elementary School. I do not over exaggerate when I say that besides marrying my wife and adopting my girls, this was one of the greatest moments of my life. I don’t say those words because I got a job I wanted, but rather that it means I am permanently part of the family that I have come to love. What makes this school great isn’t the classrooms, technology, activities, or accolades that we earn, but rather the families that make the Collierville Elementary the best. Thank you for all your support up to now and into the future.

We have started our social media campaign to build the CES Hall of Fame! Our goal is to fill the wall going into the cafeteria from the main part of the building with people who went to CES and have gone on to do something great. We want our students to see people who were where they are now and went on to achieve their dreams to remind them that they too can do what they set their mind to. The form to submit names is on our school website, Twitter, and PTA Facebook account. Please help us spread the word!

As is typical for this time of year, we have some students that are dealing with colds, flu, and fever. If your child is sick, we ask that you please keep them home to help us keep our school as germ free as possible. This year, the state of Tennessee Department of Education decided that any student who is out of school for ten percent of the school year for any reason (excused or unexcused) would be classified as chronically absent. We still want you to keep your child home when they are sick, but we ask you make an extra effort to make sure that when your child is healthy, they are here at school. For more information on chronic absenteeism, please go to

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

Meet Mr. Salyer


Tyler SalyerOur Little Dragon Family,

I feel likeI would be amiss if I started this off any other way than to say thank you. For the past eleven years, my wife, Rachel, has taught at Collierville Elementary School. Throughout that time, our family has attended PTA meetings, almost every Fair in the Lair, pancake breakfasts, and other events where we were always welcomed and saw firsthand that Collierville Elementary isn’t just a school children attend but a place where a community becomes a family. I thank you for how good you have been to my wife and for all the phone calls, cards, and emails you have sent welcoming me. A little about me and my family: My wife, Rachel, will now be teaching at Sycamore Elementary, and we have twin girls that we adopted who will turn three the end of August. Our summer has been filled with all things Disney and potty training! My hobbies include competing in BBQ competitions and playing sports.

As I have begun to meet with students, parents, and teachers about the upcoming school year the excitement in everyone is growing! We have a year full of unique learning opportunities and events that will make the 2017-2018 school year one the best yet! Collierville Schools recognizes that people, not programs, make the biggest difference in the lives of our students and has added several positions to CES. We have added an additional instructional assistant to our staff, Mrs. Brooke McDuffy, which will allow more students to have one on one support. Mrs. Lydia McGuire is moving from fourth grade to our new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) teaching position. STEM will be added to your child’s LAMPS rotation and will give all students equal access to STEM experiences that will help them be ready for the 21st century world we live in. Finally, since we will continue our technology initiative by supplying an iPad for every 3rd, 4th, and 5th grader to use at school, we are adding a full time Instructional Technology Facilitator to partner with teachers and classes on how to appropriately integrate technology into their daily instruction. Each one of these new positions is a reminder that we are committed to preparing our students for the future. 

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 Twitter and you can follow me @MrSalyerCville. I look forward to making your family feel as welcomed as you have made mine.



Tyler Salyer