The Horseshoe Review

The Copeland PTO Newsletter

President's Corner by Cree Sanford

Our 4th and 5th graders had a tough week! I am sure that they were successful in taking the first part of the STAAR test. I hope all of our fabulous 4th and 5th graders have a restful and peaceful weekend.

We are still looking for volunteers to fill the chairman positions for the 2017-2018 school year. I encourage you to consider stepping forward to help lead our activities and programs. These programs directly benefit our children, teachers, and staff here at Copeland. The programs can’t run without leaders! It is a great way to become involved, have fun, and meet other volunteers. Keep in mind that if the job seems like more than you want to take on yourself, pick a friend and sign up to be co-chairs! Share the wealth!! Please email me at if you are interested in volunteering.

As always, thank you so very much for all you do, and if you have any questions at all regarding the Spring activities, the upcoming Boosterthon BookFit or any volunteer opportunities, please feel free to contact me any time.

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PTO Executive Board

VIPS News by Molli Murray

Can you believe there are only 8 weeks of school left??? But we still have lots of events coming up for which we are going to need volunteers. We had a lovely group of volunteers that came out to “Chalk the Walk” to encourage our students during their STAAR testing this week. Please keep an eye on your mailbox! There are still more STAAR events, field days, and much more! If you want to volunteer, but aren’t sure where to start, please get in touch with me!

Also, here is a link to volunteer at spirit cart which will finish out the year!

Please pay attention to the month and time for which you are signing up.

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

Thank you Tracy Reynolds for all your hard work!

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

Friday, April 21 is our next Spirit Cart day, if you are interested in volunteering the link for Signup Genius is down below!

Thank you!

Crystal Beard

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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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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Cultural Arts by Karen Thomas

Karen Thomas – Cultural Arts

I want to give a big THANK YOU to all the parents who donated the modeling clay to the art department. The kiddos have really been enjoying it and Mrs. Krengel will be posting their projects on line soon. Without all of the generous donations this would not have been possible.

Science Resource Center by Selina Sauceda

Hello SRC Volunteers!

Thank you to the MANY volunteers who have been trained recently, have presented SRC Demos to our kids, or who plan to attend training this month! We have had a busy month at the SRC, and it would not be possible without your time and commitment to our kids!

The last of our training dates are coming up, so please mark you calendars and email me if you are interested in being trained. Each training listed below will be held at the SRC from 9:30-11:30. More specific information will be sent to interested volunteers.

3rd Grade:

April 7: Amphibians- Allow kids to closely observe a selection of live amphibians as various characteristics ind interesting behaviors of the animals are discussed.

4th Grade:

March 21st: Galveston Bay Ecology- allow volunteers to communicate and illustrate the economical an environmental importance of the Galveston Bay ecosystem.

5th Grade:

March 31 OR April 12: CSI- will allow our kids the opportunity to experiment with fiber analysis, chromatography, fingerprint analysis as well as review a transcript in order to solve the case of a missing SRC animal. Many volunteers (6-8) are needed for this demo.

To sign up for one of the above training dates, please email me at with the following information:

  • your name
  • your child's grade & HR Teacher
  • which training/date you are wanting to attend

Thank you for your continued support of the SRC!

Precious Pre-K/PPCD by Molli Murray

Thank you parents for joining us for “Tea for Two”! We enjoyed seeing all who were able to make it!

Be sure to check out “Ready Rosie”. Thank you parents.

Celine Hernandez (PPCD teacher)

Lisa Bremer (PK teacher)

Kindergarden by Lindsay Gatto

Hello Kindergarten families!! Our kinder kids have been hard at work these last few weeks! It is amazing that we are so close to the end of the year!! That being said, here is a look forward at the events our kids have coming up!

4/3-4/7 Book Fair in the library (dress up week) Please be on the lookout for more information about the dress up days! This is a fun opportunity for the kids to participate in and as always dress up days are optional.
4/14 Good Friday – NO SCHOOL!! Yay!!

5/12 Muffins with Mom from 7:20am -7:50am If mom isn’t able to come, please feel free to send dad or another special person.

5/18 Field Day from 10:45am-12:30 rain or shine (Families welcome) HRC's will be sending out more information for volunteer opportunities for field day the closer we get to the date!

5/25 Last day of School, Kindergarten Celebration at 8:45am in the cafeteria, 9:30am-10 student recognition and party in the classroom (Families welcome) Your HRC will be sending out more information about the EOY parties and volunteer opportunities!

Super Second Graders by Molli Murray

It’s almost spring break!!! Can you believe it! We need volunteers for spirit cart coming up. If you are able to volunteer please see the the link below which will take you to the sign-up for April and May (which will finish out the year)!!!!

Terrific Third Graders by Jennifer Emerson

So much is happening in third grade! Congratulations to all of our students for working so hard and completing their benchmark testing this week!

Our art classroom could use some more supplies! If you have any of the following items available that you are willing to donate to art, please send them with your student: small and large paper plates (the cheap ones), aluminum foil, glitter (any color, although pink is always a hit with the girls), a pad of origami paper, a pad of scrapbooking printed paper, cheap dish soap, 1 bottle of liquid starch, and alum (which is a spice).

If you are able to volunteer for an upcoming Spirit Cart, please sign up using this link:

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Don't Forget to Save Those Box Tops!