The Horseshoe Review

The Copeland PTO Newsletter

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President's Corner by Cree Sanford

Hello Fellow Copeland Parents!

Happy Fall season! I hope you all are enjoying this cooler weather as much as I am! We just wrapped up Field Days at Copeland and I want to give a huge THANK YOU to all who volunteered to make this day a success for our kids! They had sooooo much fun! It was great to see all the tents and the team spirit that was displayed.



ATTENTION ALL MOTHER FIGURES……Our 1stMummy- Son dance will be this Friday, October 27, 2017 from 6-8! Get your costume ready for a fun night of food, dancing and games for you & your “little man”. This memorable night features a variety of music, dessert bar & other fun activities. This promises to be a special treat for all! For more details go to our PTO website at www.copelandpto.org .



Cards for a Cause is our new minor fundraiser! It will last for the next two weeks. If you are tired of buying super expensive cards then this is a no brainer for savings!! We are now offering four different boxes of beautifully crafted, stylishly embellished and individually wrapped greeting cards with matching envelopes. Save money now and time later, have cards on hand for every occasion. This year funds from our fundraisers will go towards new classroom literacy libraries, technology, and our schools 25th anniversary celebration, so every dollar counts! More details about this opportunity is also on our website. Copeland PTO Cards for a Cause.



Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers who consistently give their time and talents to Copeland, we really do appreciate you and COULD NOT do this without you!!

As always if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me or any executive board member.

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Catalog Fundraiser

Due to circumstances beyond our control items from our catalogue sale will be delivered AFTER Thanksgiving. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

PTO Executive Board


President Cree Sanford 713-304-7016 cree410@yahoo.com


Vice President Karen Thomas 832-594-3720 kdean0923@sbcglobal.net


VIPS Coordinator Molli Murray 713-829-0638 mmcgah@gmail.com


Cultural Arts Amanda Ball 713-557-0316 balla1103@hotmail.com


Social Media Coordinator LaKishia Edward 409-338-7667 xaviervaughnedwards@gmail.com


Fundraising Miranda Daniells 713-261-7297 mirandadaniells@outlook.com


Secretary Cynthia Miller 832-326-1545 cynthia@themillerhome.net


Treasurer Hollie Tanguay 734-308-3119 hdtanguay@hotmail.com

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VIPS News by Molli Murray

Volunteer Activities

We have lots of things happening in the next couple of weeks for which we need items and volunteers. Please check out the classroom news below for lots of exciting opportunities.


We also always need volunteers and helpers year round. If you do have ability to volunteer on a more regular basis, there are plenty of opportunities. You can learn about SRC (Science Resource Center), which is an excellent resource not only for the students, but for parents too. If you are able to volunteer for this, I promise you will learn something too! Please contact our SRC Chair Selina Sauceda at selina.sauceda@gmail.com. You may also refer to Selina's article below for a little more information.


The library always needs volunteers, as do art and music. Please let me know if you want more information.


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

Classroom News by Molli Murray


Please make sure your homeroom coordinator (HRC), has your email and information. Also, make sure you have entered their email into your contacts so you don’t miss out on anything! If you don’t know who your HRC is, please check with your teacher.


Kinder—Kinder’s first field trip is coming up on November 9th at the zoo!


4th and 5th—Colonial Days is approaching soon—Friday November 3rd!! And we need lots of help. While this is an activity for the 5th graders, 4th grade parents can also help and you get to see what your kiddos will be doing next year! There are options for full day, morning and afternoon shifts. Please contact either Kari Werner at kari0124@hotmail.com or Mishell Rodriguez at m_m_valdez@yahoo.com.

Logging in as a Voluteer

Working for our kids as a volunteer is both rewarding and important. Below is information on logging your hours in our Raptor Portal and a few reasons why documenting your hours is so important.


To Log Volunteer Hours:

https://apps.raptortech.com/Volunteer/Login/MzYxOlZvbHVudGVlcjplbi1VUw==

This free program will allow you to track your volunteer hours, sign up for events, and communicate with the district Volunteer Coordinator and fellow volunteers. Your Volunteer Portal user account information will be emailed to you.


If you are new to the Volunteer Portal, you can download a Help Sheet by clicking the link below.
http://storage.raptortech.com/helpcontent/VolunteerPortalHelpSheet.pdf


If this is your first time to use the Volunteer Portal, select the link below to create a new password.
https://apps.raptortech.com//Portal/PasswordReset/Confirm?portalKey=MzYxOlZvbHVudGVlcjplbi1VUw==&uid=01cc3ede-82af-4338-be64-e2811c55e236&clientId=361


Returning Volunteer Portal users can select the link below and sign in.
https://apps.raptortech.com/Volunteer/Login/MzYxOlZvbHVudGVlcjplbi1VUw==

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Volunteer of the month

Who will be the Volunteer of the Month? Every month we honor the volunteer who has logged the most hours working for our kids. It is our way of thanking our hard working VIP's. The honor gets you your picture in the in the Horseshoe Review, our undying gratitude, and most importantly a reserved parking spot right up close in the school's front parking lot!

Spirit Gear is on it's way!

Thank you for being patient if you had to wait for your spirit gear to be ordered, the deadline was pushed back due to Hurricane Harvey. We expect to have all orders in and delivered to students by the end of October. If you missed the deadline, we still have limited quantities of spirit gear available. Please go to copelandpto.org (click Fundraising from menu, then Spirit Wear) to place your order before inventory runs out. If you have any questions please contact Amanda Ball at balla1103@hotmail.com.

Thank You! by Amanda Ball




A big THANK YOU to all of our volunteers that helped make field day a success! We couldn't have done it without all of you! Also major thanks to Langham Creek ACE hardware for donating 16 5-gallon buckets and Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market for donating popsicles for field day. Love seeing community come together to help our school.

Help our little artists!

Love ART? Love to help kids experience art first hand? Ms. Krengel is asking for assistance during the 1st & 2nd grade art classes. Click the links to sign up and help kids grow their love of art; 1st grade Sign Up and 2nd grade Sign Up.

The Art Department is in need of small glass baby food jars with lids, plastic grocery bags, tin foil, and liquid dish soap. Thanks, your help is greatly appreciated!

Science Resource Center by Selina Sauceda

Hello Copeland Parents!

I am excited for another great year at the SRC! Please

​read​

the information below to see how you can help!

What is the SRC: The Science Resource Center (SRC) is a CFISD center that brings curriculum and live animals, meant to extend on the science lessons done in class, to the schools. All materials and live animals needed for lessons are provided by the SRC staff.

Who is needed: The SRC demonstrations (demos) are done by campus volunteers. The SRC will train you in any grade level demo you are interested in presenting. Demo dates are then set by the SRC Liaison at each campus, and the trained volunteer presents the demo to the students on the assigned date.

How to volunteer: See the

​Fall demo dates below and RSVP to Selina Sauceda with the grade level and demo dates you wish to be trained for: Selina.sauceda@gmail.com

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Spirit Cart by Crystal Beard

We have Spirit Cart once a month, and we need your help! We just need a couple hours of your time, to help our kiddos buy items from our cart! Super easy and fun! I love watching their excitement when they see all the cool stuff!

Thank you for volunteering your time, our students enjoy the opportunity to shop and they wouldn't be able to do it without volunteers like YOU!

If the signup is full, but you still want to come, please do!! We always need extra hands!

If you would like to volunteer your time, just click the link down below!


If you have any questions you can reach me cbeard351@gmail.com.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4daaae2dabfb6-spirit1

Kroger Rewards Program

Did you know you can donate to Copeland just by doing your regular grocery shopping? It's a great program that donates money to the school for everything bought by participating Kroger Plus Card holders. See the flyer below for details.
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Don't Forget to Save Those Box Tops!