The Horseshoe Review

The Copeland PTO Newsletter - October 18, 2019

President’s Corner By Amanda Ball

I want to thank everyone that has volunteered and supported Copeland Elementary so far this year. We do a lot of things for our Colts and we truly couldn’t do them without your help.

Who is ready to put in their order for Texas Roadhouse Holiday Rolls??? We are selling the famous Texas Roadhouse rolls, peanuts, cinnamon butter, and Texas Roadhouse gift cards. Check your student’s backpacks, because they brought home all the information on Wednesday. The packet included instructions, an order form, and vouchers to give to customers. If you need more order forms or vouchers you can print them from our website,, or get some from the front office.

Field Days are next week! I hope everyone can come out to cheer on your favorite class! All the field day details are below. We also have our upcoming Father/Daughter dance on November 2nd. Flyers will be coming home today, but if you can’t wait you can print it from our website,, and it’s under the fundraising tab. We also have Colonial Day for 5th grade on November 22nd and we have found all the station leaders, but will still need several volunteers to make this a success. You do not have to be a 5th grade parent to volunteer. If you are interested, please let me know.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns regarding PTO, please feel free to contact me at

Texas Roadhouse Roll Fundraiser Began October 16

Look for the information that went home in your child's backpack. Here are the basics, but more info can be found on our website

Purchase Options:

Dozen of Frozen Rolls..........$5.00

8oz of Honey Cinn Butter.........$2.00

7oz Packaged Peanuts.........$2.00

Purchase $100 worth of Gift Cards & Receive (3) $10 Bounce-Back Cards!

November 6th is DEADLINE to turn in all orders and money! DO NOT BE LATE!!

Purchase Pick Up @ Texas Roadhouse 13345 FM 1960 W, Houston, TX 77065:

Thurs, Nov 21- 10 am to 3 pm

Fri, Nov 22 - 10 am to 3 pm

Mon, Nov 25 - 9 am to 5 pm

Tues, Nov 26 - 9 am to 5 pm

Wed, Nov 27 - 9 am to 8 pm

Sign up now and be part of the team!

We are extending the PTO Membership Drive to October 30th! Be the final boost to get your class to the 100% PTO Membership. There are so many classes that are so close to 100%. Every class with 100% PTO Membership will receive extra recess time and the Grade Level that reaches 100% first will receive a popsicle party! It’s only $12 to join and it helps us provide so much for our Copeland Colts.

Congratulations to Ms. Derouen's class & Ms. Alonso's class for having 100% PTO Membership participation. I know they will enjoy their extra recess time!

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Field Day Next Week

The Astros have nothing on the Copeland Colts! The hottest sporting competition in town is next week and right behind our school… that’s right, it’s Copeland Field Days!!! So mark your calendars and tell your boss you need the day off so you can come out and root for your favorite elementary student and their class!

Tuesday, 10/22: 2nd Grade from 8:30am - 10:30am and 4th Grade from 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Wednesday, 10/23: 1st Grade from 8:30am - 10:30am and 5th Grade from 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Thursday, 10/24: Kindergarten from 8:30am - 10:30am and 3rd Grade from 12:30pm -2:30pm

Everyone should have received a class-specific sign up from the class HRC. Each class will need water, blankets, lane clerks, popsicle clerk & people to help set up or take down their tent. Grades 2nd–5th will also need 30 balloons filled with water. Make sure you click on the sign up to see how you can support our athletes.

If you have a pop-up tent that we can borrow for the kids to sit under and keep cool please click the link below.

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2019 - 2020 Field Day Class Colors

Light Blue: Blowey, Adam, Berry, Alonso, Attleson & Tanguay

Tennessee (Orange): Cook, Basham, Crawford, Gruller, Rankin & Featherstone

Sapphire: Lopez, Clement, Derouen, Burch, Flora & Kurtz

Orchid: Pitts, Goodspeed, Wheeler, Williams, Fischer, Luce & Life Skills

Lime: Rampersad, Trei, McConnell, Hickman, O'Malley & Reeder

Daisy: Smith, Hughes, Drisdale, Bledsoe, Forcha & Lavalais

Jade Dome: Bergstrom, Torreblanca, Mays, Koehn & Sharon

Sport Grey: Caro


Copeland PTO Facebook - @CopelandElementaryPTO

Copeland PTO Instagram- @CopelandElementaryPTO

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

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P.E. Twitter Page Fun

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

Volunteer Opportunities

We are still in need of a Homeroom Coordinator for Mrs. Caro’s 2nd grade class and Mrs. Tanguay’s 5th grade class. If your child is in one of these classes and you are interested in volunteering to be HRC, please email The VIPS Coordinator will get you connected with your class. Throughout the year, your HRC will keep you informed of class parties, school events, volunteer opportunities and much more. If you haven’t received any emails from your HRC, please ask the teacher or the VIPS Coordinator, for your HRC’s contact information and reach out to the HRC to ensure she has your email address.

Colonial Day is Coming in November

On Friday, November 22, 2019, the entire 5th grade will experience colonial life. The activities for the day will include candle making, butter making, learning to piece a quilt square, colonial games and more. To enhance this experience, the students and parent volunteers are encouraged to dress up in somewhat colonial fashion.

We will need many adult volunteers to make this event happen. In the next few weeks be on the lookout for volunteer opportunities. We are currently getting head chairs for each station. Once we do, we will have a sign-up genius sent out requesting help for each station. You can volunteer for a few hours or all day. Parents will only be able to attend Colonial Day if they are volunteering. If you can't volunteer, another way parents can help is donating items needed for each station. Start getting costumes!! The kids learn a lot and have so much fun.

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There are also many volunteer opportunities for parents wishing to lead Science demos for all grades. Below are the links for all grade level trainings coming up this semester.

The Garden by Tracy Reynolds

Do you like to garden or want to learn more about the garden? The garden needs a co-chair. If this sounds like fun contact Amanda Ball at

The 3rd graders owe a big THANK YOU to Yunuen Rivera and Yelena Bolotina, they helped pull weeds on October 15. The 3rd grade needed the vegetable beds cleared to be able to plant their winter crops. They also harvested the sweet potatoes the current 4th graders planted last year. Ask your child what was their favorite crop they planted.

The next garden date is October 29. On garden days, have your kids wear clothes that can get dirty. The 3rd graders are responsible for maintaining and planting the garden. The garden will need parents to be willing to water on the weekends and during the week. If you can help, please email

Copeland Yearbooks

Yearbooks are on sale now, order before they sell out! All details in the fliers below and in your child’s Friday folders. You can order at or mail in your form with payment. Make sure you are using the Image Share app to upload your photos!
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It's never to early to start talking about yearbooks...

They will sell out fast so...

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Spirit Gear is on it's way! by Amanda Ball

Thank you for being patient if you had to wait for your spirit gear to be ordered. There has been a delay, but we expect to have all orders in and delivered to students by the end of October. If you have any questions please contact Amanda at

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Texas Roadhouse Spirit Night is October 21

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Big Kahuna Product Pickup is Nov 6 from 4-6 pm in the gym. Come in through the side doors to pick up your order.

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Mark your calendars! We are excited to host the Father/Daughter Dance on Nov 2nd at LCHS. Get all the details in the flyer below or at under the fundraiser tab.

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Birthday Marquee

Support your Copeland PTO and wish your Copeland Colt a HAPPY BIRTHDAY by featuring them on the Copeland Elementary Marquee the week of their birthday.

It's Simple and Easy...

- Choose the week you want to feature your Copeland Colt

- Complete the Birthday Marquee Form

- Submit the $20 Birthday Marquee Fee

- Watch the look on their face when they see their name

Spots are limited to 5 listings per week. You must submit the form and payment by noon on the Friday prior to the week selected. So sign up your Copeland Colt TODAY!

Does your student have a summer birthday or is the week of their birthday already filled up? You can choose any week that is still available.

Due to processing, payments must be made online or by cash to guarantee your spot on the birthday marquee. If you are paying by cash; complete this online form, choose the "pay later" option then submit the payment within two business days to the school, either to the front office or send it in with your student.

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FREE MONEY for Your Kids!!!!

Logging in as a Volunteer

Working for our kids as a volunteer is both rewarding and important. Please log your volunteer hours in our Raptor Portal.

CFISD has provided an online program to make it easier on volunteers to log and track their

volunteer hours. This program is called Raptor, which is part of the V-Soft security software

that helps keep our schools safe.

Copeland does not have logbooks in the front office to record your hours. So, in order to

log your hours, you will need to establish a raptor account. This is quite easy and will allow

you to log your hours at home.

The steps to register online are as follows:

1. Go to or click on the "New to Raptor" button below.

2. Complete this form in its entirety and submit (you must have an email address to do this)

3. You will receive an email from with your account information and password.

4. Once you receive the email use the button below to log in to your account.

5. Add this website to your favorites (this is where you will log hours)

6. Log in with email and password

7. Select campus

8. Select the tabs you will need

This program will be used to determine volunteer of the month and reporting our total volunteer hours to the district, enabling them to apply for various grants and programs.

Log Volunteer Hours Here

If you are a returning volunteer and have a login, use this link to sign in and log your hours.

New to Raptor Volunteer Portal?

Click here to create your account if you have never used Raptor to log volunteer hours

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