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Principal's Message


Dear Parents/Guardians:


Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I am excited to begin another year with your child here at Cornell Elementary.


We look forward to a great first day.  There are lots of familiar faces returning and new faces here as well.  Our K students are walking the halls with confidence in our Kindergarten Boot Camp Program prior to our first day.


It is very important to me that your children come together as a community of learners.  Therefore, we will be spending a lot of time over the next few weeks getting to know each other, learning the importance of respect, and valuing others ideas. Our three main core values we focus on are being respectful, responsible, and ready.  Continuous success in those three areas will lead to a successful academic year.


The teachers and staff will be preparing all week and to be ready to start the school year off with some fun and inspirational lessons.  I hope that you and your child are excited and ready for the beginning of this new and inspiring school year. 


Again this year, Cornell Elementary will have a rotation schedule for their special classes (Art, PE, Music, Library and Tech Ed).  The special schedule will run A, B, C, D, E days and not Monday through Friday.  Once you have your child’s classroom schedule from the teacher, you can compare it to the Monthly Rotation Schedule Calendar.  The monthly rotation calendar will come home in the monthly packets and be posted on the elementary website under the parents tab.


We believe that your child’s first day of school will be an enjoyable one as we plan to make it a positive educational and social experience.   We hope that the rest of the year follows in a similar fashion. Our teachers are excited and enthusiastic to work with you and your child this year.  We look forward to seeing your child each day of school for the 2019-20 school year.




Jeff Carter

Elementary Principal

1099 Maple Street

Coraopolis, PA 15108