The Horseshoe Review

The Copeland PTO Newsletter

President's Corner by Cree Sanford

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break. We have a lot of fun events taking place during the second semester at Copeland.

Coming up on January 31st, from 6:30-7:15 we will have our PTO Mix & Mingle. The Mix & Mingle will be an opportunity for people to sign up and volunteer for some of the various positions and activities we have coming up this semester and next school year. The mix and mingle takes the place of the former spring brunch. Light snacks will be provided.

Also, coming up this semester, in February, 2nd grade will attend their field trip to Minute Maid Park and our Terrific Third Graders will have their music show. We have some very talented students here at Copeland so don’t miss it! We will have our Spring semester fundraiser, Boosterthon BookFit, in late April – early May, and the First Graders music show and numerous 5th grade activities in May.

Thank you so much to our volunteers for the time and energy that you spend helping to make Copeland a great school. Your contribution, no matter how big or how small it may be, really does make a difference. If you haven’t had an opportunity to volunteer, there are numerous events during the second half of the year that require a lot of volunteers. The quickest way to get involved is to contact your Homeroom Coordinator.

Thanks again for all you do for our school! Please contact me if you have any questions regarding PTO.

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PTO Executive Board

VIPS News by Molli Murray

Happy 2017!! Thank you to all our volunteers last year especially for the holiday parties to make them special for the kids. Your hard work is appreciated and we can’t do it without you!

The year is almost half over, but we still have plenty of volunteer activities coming up. Please check back often to see what you can do!! You can always contact me directly especially if you are new to the school.

Don’t forget to log your hours!!

If you haven't registered before go to this link (takes about a week to get login):

And then this one to log:

If you have any questions or comments regarding our VIPS program or would like to volunteer, please contact me at 713-829-0638 or

This is the registration form you will be asked to fill out when you register.

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Volunteer of the Month

Our volunteer of the month is Latoi Gillard. Thank you so much for all your hard work!
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Spirit Shirts by Amanda Ball

Want to show that Copeland pride? There were a few extra spirit shirts & hoodies ordered so get your order in soon if you would like one. You can print the order forms here,

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Spirit Cart by Crystal Beard

I would like to thank all the December Spirit Cart workers for their hard work. You are all amazing. Thank you so much!!

Sign up to help at!/showSignUp/10C0E4DAAAE2DABFB6-spirit.

Some of the items avalible for purchase on Spirit Cart days.

Yearbooks-by Cheri Villareal

If you have photos to submit for the yearbook, anytime throughout the year, upload them to the replayit app on your device. In school activities only please.
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Science Resource Center News by Selina Sauceda

SRC News

Happy New Year! Thank you to all the volunteers who gave their time in the Fall to SRC training and demos. Our kids truly enjoy them! This spring is jammed packed with science enrichment opportunities. If you are interested in helping with demos, the first step is training!

Please see the list of upcoming trainings for the spring semester and email me, Selina Sauceda, at, with dates you are interested in attending. More information will be made available to those who RSVP for training.

All trainings listed below will be from 9:30-11:30 at the Science Resource Center.

February 23rd: Guinea Pigs Training

1st Grade:

February 15th: Small Mammals Training

2nd Grade:

January 26th: Reptiles Training

3rd Grade:

February 9th: Snakes Training

February 28th: Amphibians Training

March 3rd: Snakes Training

April 7th: Amphibians Training

4th Grade:

January 18th: Arthropods Training

February 3rd: Arthropods Training

March 21st: Galveston Bay Ecology

5th Grade:
March 31st:
CSI Training

April 12th: CSI Training

Nature Trails Training: Held at the Nature Trails Facility on February 15th (LAST training Date)

3rd Grade: 10:00-11:30

5th Grade: 12:30-2:00

Precious Pre-K/PPCD by Molli Murray

Happy New Year!!! 2017 is off to a fantastic start. Thank you all so much for volunteering during the holiday parties! The kids had a great time.

Celine Hernandez (PPCD teacher)

Lisa Bremer (PK teacher)

2nd Super Second Graders by Molli Murray

Happy New Year!! Thank you all for helping out during the holiday parties. We can’t do it without you!

We are back into the swing of things. You should have received a field trip permission form by now. If you haven’t, please contact your teacher. This is due January 23rd. Please make sure this is filled out so your child can attend the field trip on February 9th.

Don't Forget to Save Those Box Tops!

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