Panther Pause

February 2016 edition

Easy Money

January and February is the PTA's Box Tops for Education drive . Please have all box tops turned in to your student's teacher by Feb 19. The winning class will earn an ice cream party. Last year, the school earned $1100; let's see if we can top that!

To see which Box Tops products are eligible, please visit

To see which Labels for Education products are eligible, please visit

Congratulations to Emily T, our 2016 Spelling Bee champ!

Fundraisers for Relay for Life and March of Dimes

Courtney Elementary School is raising funds for Relay for Life and March of Dimes. Please help us fill plastic bottles with dimes by sending dimes with your students to add to their classroom bottle. The goal is to fill all classroom bottles with dimes. We appreciate your help and support of Relay for Life and March of Dimes.

Class pictures - February 10

We Love Our Bus Drivers!

February 8 - 12 is Bus Driver Appreciation Week.

Please thank your child's bus driver for their dedication to transporting our students safely to and from school, whether there's rain, snow or sunshine. Our bus drivers are up early and back late. They know and care about each student on their bus. We are truly grateful for our drivers!

Spirit Wear

PTA is sponsoring a spirit wear sale this month. Information on the sale should be coming home with your student this week. You can send in the order form to your student's teacher or you may order online at Enter either Courtney Elementary or our school ID #245 in the box to access the spirit wear for Courtney. All orders are due by February 19.

Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser for AHA

Collection envelopes have been sent home for our Jump Rope for Heart campaign, a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.

  • Students can collect donations in person and online.
  • Instructions for creating the online donation page have been sent home or click here to access the online donation headquarters.
  • The jump rope activities will take place the week of February 15 - 19, during PE.
  • Hero Pup heart stickers may be purchased for display in the Multi-Purpose Room. The hearts have space for students to honor a family member or friend who has been impacted by heart disease.

All donations are due by Feb. 19. For more information, contact Mrs. Prater (


If you would like to volunteer at Courtney or chaperone students, you must undergo a background check prior to volunteering. You can pick up a form from the office at Courtney or at the Yadkin Board of Education in Yadkinville. Field trip chaperones must have the background check completed before the field trip.

Snow Make up Days

As of February 1, students in Yadkin County have missed 4 instructional days due to inclement weather. Make-up days have been scheduled - February 1 and February 22, March 7 and May 2. All dates are noted on our CES Parent Calendar.

Summer Program

Courtney Out of School Time (COOST) is now accepting applications for our summer program! Sign up today and make new friends while enjoying arts / crafts, field trips, picnics, nature walks, science discovery and much more! For more information, contact India Phillips at or 3364635510.
Parent Calendar

To keep up with events and activities at Courtney (tutoring, meetings, CAB registrations, etc.), click on the link above to access out Parent Calendar. Check back often, as we will update it periodically.