Copeland Hoofbeat

Friday, January 6, 2023

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From the Principal

Dear Copeland families,

Welcome back, Colts! It was so great to welcome our staff and students back this past Tuesday. I hope everyone had a wonderful break. As a reminder, instruction begins promptly at 8:15 each morning. Doors to the building open daily at 7:50. We appreciate your cooperation in getting your child to school every day and on time.

Important Upcoming Dates:

January 13, 2023 - Student Holiday

January 16, 2023 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Student/Staff Holiday

January 27, 2023 - Name that Book Competition during 3-5 PEAM

January 31, 2023 - 3rd Grade Program at 6:30 in the cafeteria

February 1, 2023 - District Spelling Bee

Thanks so much, as always, for your support of Copeland. We are looking forward to a wonderful 2023!

Stefanie Berger


PBIS - Positive Behavior Interventions & Support

This month we are focusing on ACCOUNTABILITY. Our students are learning that being accountable for yourself means taking responsibility for your words, actions, and how you correct your mistakes. When you are accountable for your choices, you correct your mistakes in a respectful manner and learn from them. Please have conversations with your child about how they can be accountable 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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P.E. Twitter Page Fun - Coach Linhart & Coach Tucker

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

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

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

January is School Board Recognition Month

The Cypress-Fairbanks ISD School Board is amazing, and we couldn't do what we do without these caring and supportive community members serving us in such vital ways! Thank you to each Board Member from the Copeland family!
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Congratulations Rebecca Kelly, our Teacher of the Year!

Ms. Kelly teaches LIFE Skills, and she is such a dedicated educator! We are so pleased to announce that she is our Teacher of the Year!
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Thank You to Our Community!!

  • We so appreciate the Copeland PTO for partnering with Union Kitchen to donate a delicious holiday lunch to our staff!
  • Our Copeland Family truly showed their generosity this year by bringing so many toys for our Angel Tree! Each toy donated was given to BEAR, an organization that supports children in CPS care in the Houston area. We are honored to be a part of such a loving community!
  • Mr. & Mrs. O'Malley, owners of Ace Hardware, generously brought our Copeland Choir breakfast on Friday, December 16th, and presented our Music Teacher, Claudia Vigil, with a check for $200 to support our Copeland Music Program. Thank you to the O'Malleys and to Ace Hardware!
  • Thank you to the Copeland PTO for sending our 5th graders to see Cinderella and feeding them lunch! What an amazing experience for our Colts!!
  • The Copeland Staff would like to say a BIG thank you to our wonderful PTO for your sweet and thoughtful gifts of Amazon gift cards this December! We are blessed to have you!!

The Copeland PTO Sends our 5th Graders to see Cinderella at Main Street Theater

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Upcoming January Dates

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

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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

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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