Copeland Hoofbeat

Friday, May 5, 2023

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From the Principal

Dear Copeland Families,

It's hard to believe we are in our last month of the school year. This year has flown by! As I reflect on this year, I am cherishing so many great times we had as a staff, with our students and with the community. Copeland is such an amazing place to be.

May is an exciting month with quite a few fun activities. PK has their Splash Day on May 12th from 12:30-2:00. We are excited to honor our volunteers at the VIPS brunch on May 15th at 9:00 in the library. Read, Deed, Run has their final race on May 16th at 5:10 at Langham Creek. Fifth grade has their fun day on May 19th from 11:00-2:00. May 19th is also "Get your green on day" to support Mental Health Awareness Month. Beach Bash, for students who purchased it, will be held on May 22nd during PEAM time. Fifth grade recognition is on May 23rd at 6:00 at Langham Creek. On Wednesday, May 24th at 9:00, our former Colts who are graduating seniors, will come walk the halls of Copeland one last time with our 5th grade class. May 25th is our last day of school and end-of-year parties. The party schedule is below:

9:15-9:45 1st, 4th, ECSE & LS

10:15-10:45 PK, 2nd & 5th

11:15-11:45 K & 3rd

1:00-1:30 PM ECSE

Wow! What a busy month! Please remember you must have a V-Soft badge visible when you are visiting Copeland. In order to maximize your time on campus, please return RSVP forms for events allowing visitors. If you do not have a V-Soft badge, you will be required to obtain one from the front office before being allowed into the instructional area. Please remember that only volunteers are allowed to attend Beach Bash. We welcome visitors to all of the other fun events listed above. We appreciate our volunteers for helping us make the last month of school so fun!

I hope you all have an amazing and safe summer break. Thank you for your continued support of our awesome school. I can't wait to see you for the 2023-2024 school year!

Stefanie Berger


Calling All Volunteers!

We are overwhelmed with gratitude for our volunteers! If you have spent time volunteering at Copeland Elementary this year, we invite you to attend our Volunteer Appreciation Brunch. RSVP if you plan to attend by emailing before May 11th, please.
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Harris County Municipal Utility District #173 Donates to Copeland

Harris County MUD #173 generously donated the remaining funds to help purchase our playground equipment, enabling us to add a much needed canopy shade. We are beyond blessed to live in a community that is willing to support our students! Thank you MUD #173!

Talented Colts Attend the 2023 Choral Festival

Thank you so much to Mrs. Vigil for prepared these gifted songbirds for the 2023 Choral Festival. We are so proud to have them represent us!
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2023 Book Character Parade!

All the CHARACTERS came out to celebrate our love for books! We loved seeing our primary students and our staff in character for our annual Book Character Parade on April 14th.

Run Deed Read Serves Copeland

Our RDR students worked hard to beautify our front entrance by planting for the Spring!
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2023 Annual CFISD VIPS Appreciation Lunch

On April 26th, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD held the annual VIPS Appreciation Luncheon at the Berry Center, honoring Volunteers in Public Schools, who 'Bring Out the Zest'!
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1st Grade Performance

Our colorful first graders performed The Day the Crayons Quit on April 11th, and it was just outstanding! Thank you Mrs. Vigil for all you do to get our talented students ready!
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Students Shadow Staff For a Day

Thank you to each and every family who bid on our staff members for-a-day in the Silent Auction. We truly enjoyed hosting these students as they got to spend a day in our shoes!
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Cub Scout Pack 433 Cleans up Playground

Thank you Pack 433! We appreciate your hard work to keep Copeland beautiful!
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CFISD Student EdTech Expo

Ms. Buchert and some amazing Copeland Colts participated in the CFISD Student EdTech Expo on April 20th. This year, the theme was "Livin' in a Digital World." Our Colts showed how using technology helps them to be creative, think of new ideas and be excited about learning.
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Aughtney Cox Named Quantum Learning Trainer

We are so proud of Mrs. Cox for her achievement! Way to go!!
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PBIS - Positive Behavior Interventions & Support

Copeland PBIS has an end of the year beach bash that will take place on May 22, 2023. Each student has an opportunity to attend if they choose to purchase it for 100 CARE cash. Please have a conversation with your student about budgeting their CARE cash throughout the rest of the year if they would like to attend our beach bash. Thank you.

This month we are focusing on RESPECT by being RESPECTFUL to adults and peers. Our students are learning that being respectful to someone means being kind and courteous to others even if they have different opinions or beliefs than we do. Being respectful is also about following the rules in the building and in the classroom. When we are being respectful, we think before we speak and choose kind words to communicate. Please have conversations with your child about how they can be respectful at Copeland, at home, and in the community. We are so proud of our Colts for showing they CARE by:

Being Consistent

Being Accountable

Being Respectful

Being Engaged

We appreciate your support in our Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports in our school.

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Kaylee McArthur & Amy Roberson Counselors

Students in grades K-5 will have four opportunities during the school year to use “credit-by-exam” to accelerate to another grade level. Students will only have one opportunity to test for each grade level considered.

To apply to take the test to skip kindergarten, a student must be 5 by September 1, and registered in a CFISD school. To apply to take the test to skip grade 1, a student must be 6 by September 1, and enrolled in a CFISD school.

Students who earn scores of 80% or better on each component of the credit-by-exam will qualify to advance one grade. Only one grade level may be “skipped” each year. No retests will be given.

If you are interested in getting more information about credit-by-exam, please contact the school counselor.

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Clinic - Nurse Kane

Please do not send any medication, including cough drops, to school with your child. Per our district policy, all medication must be unopened, unexpired and brought by a parent to the clinic and signed in.

For Pre-K, Kinder & 1st grade students, please send a dry set of clothes daily in your child's backpack. The clinic needs donations of gently used pants in all sizes for girls/ boys and new, unopened underwear in all sizes.

​Lisa Kane RN, BSN

Copeland Elementary School Nurse

18018 Forest Heights Dr.

Houston, TX 77095

clinic: (281) 856-1406

fax: (281) 463-5510

Click the Following Links for Quick Access:

Keeping Sick Children Home LEAD Safely Plan

Medication Policy Health Forms

Thank You to Our Community!!

  • We are so very grateful that our friends at Harris County MUD #173 donated generously toward our new playground! ❤️ You guys are AMAZING supporters of our Copeland Colts!!
  • Thank you so much to our Copeland PTO for treating our staff to a wonderful day of coffee and donuts! You know how to make us feel special!
  • Thank you to the parents who 'chalked our walk' for the STAAR! The kids were so excited to read all your notes, and they truly felt special!
  • Thank you to Ashlee Morris for 'popping by' and giving our whole staff some gourmet popcorn to enjoy during STAAR week!
  • When the Hsu Family gave our front office Tiff's Treats during Administrative Professionals Day, it couldn't have gotten much sweeter!
  • The Chao Family was so thoughtful to sprinkle us with love by bringing donuts to our reception in honor of Administrative Professionals Day!

Upcoming May Dates

Be sure to see our full website calendar for the latest info here.

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Cell Phone or Personal Electronic Devices on Testing Days

Please take time to read the letter below from CFISD regarding your child's phone or personal technology devices and testing days. Thank you!

Stay Connected to the PTO for the Latest Information

Join Copeland PTO. Go to the Copeland website here or return the form sent home with students with your payment.

Copeland PTO Facebook - @CopelandElementaryPTO

Copeland PTO Instagram - @CopelandElementaryPTO

Remind App Copeland PTO Volunteers – Text @2868g4 to 81010

Copeland PTO Events – Text @aeb664 to 81010

Please Support PTO Spirit Nights!

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P.E. Twitter Page Fun - Coach Linhart & Coach Tucker

Check out our Twitter page @CopelandPE3 for P.E. fun photos.

Students of the Week from Marking Period 3

Follow Trixie on Instagram!

Trixie the Library Dog smiles for the camera

Join the Birthday Book Club!

Birthday Book Club donations go through School Cash
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Box Tops Mobile App


Box Tops is changing to fit today's families. The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to your school's earnings online.

Download the app!

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