Friday, January 6, 2023
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!
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.
P.E. Twitter Page Fun - Coach Linhart & Coach Tucker
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.
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
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
Congratulations Rebecca Kelly, our Teacher of the Year!
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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Box Tops Mobile App
THE NEXT GENERATION OF BOX TOPS IS HERE!
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!