The Horseshoe Review

The Copeland PTO Newsletter

President's Corner by Cree Sanford

Can you feel the sand and see the beach yet? I know I can!! I cannot believe that the school year is just about over! This will be our last article for the year, but there is still so much going on at Copeland in these last couple of weeks.


I want to thank all of the many volunteers that keep Copeland running smoothly for all of our Colts. Volunteers like Cheri Villareal for our yearbook, Karen Thomas for our Clinic, Selina Saucedo for the SRC and school supplies, Tracey Reynolds and Emily Bargas for our Copeland Garden, M’Lissa Lovey” Kelly for Hospitality, Amanda Ball for t-shirts, Monica Benavides and Betsy Bailey for the library, LaToi Gillyard and Jessina Flores for music, Crystal Beard for Spirit Cart, Janine Zener and Lesli Morisak for the 5th grade Liaisons, and host of other fabulous liaisons and HRC’s who keep our school running and keep our programs strong!! These are just a few of the fabulous volunteers that Copeland relies on throughout the year to keep all of our great traditions going.


Along with all of these lovely ladies, your Executive PTO board has really done an amazing job this last year. So, thank you to Karen Thomas, Michael Lee, Molli Murray, Miranda Danielles, and Cynthia Miller. I cannot begin to tell you how dedicated and hard-working these ladies and gentleMAN are. They are truly a phenomenal team! If you get a chance to thank any of these awesome volunteers during these last few weeks, please do so. They deserve our thanks and gratitude!! I am so very thankful to have served with them this past year as well!


Our PTO Executive Board for the 2017-2018 school year was installed at the general PTO meeting on May 11th. Congratulations to each of these ladies!

President – Cree Sanford

Vice President – Karen Thomas

VIPS Coordinator – Molli Murray

Social Media Coordinator – LaKishia Edwards

Fundraising – Miranda Danielles

Cultural Arts – Amanda Ball

Treasurer – Hollie Tanguay

Secretary – Cynthia Miller

Field Days are going on next week! Hopefully the weather will continue cooperating, which will be great news for the kiddos and our volunteers! Thanks to Coach Clark and Coach Winholz for all of the time and work spent preparing these super fun-filled days for our little Colts. Thanks also to the volunteers who have signed up to help make this day a success. We couldn’t do it without you!


Our yearbook editor, Cheri Villareal, and her staff have done an excellent job on the yearbook! It is beautiful! They should be ready for signing at the End of The Year parties on Thursday, May 25th. Please remind your child to bring their yearbooks to the party!!

Also on Thursday, May 25th we will have our fifth grade “Fun Day”. It is a fun afternoon for the students and all of the volunteers. Thank you so very much to Lesli Morisak and Janine Zener for planning this great day for our Copeland Colts. It’s a fun way to celebrate their transition from Elementary school to Middle school. Congratulations to all of our 5th graders on completing their 6 years of elementary school, and we wish you all the best of luck as you begin the next chapter of your life. The fifth graders will be recognized with a daylong celebration. They will have a Fifth-Grade Farewell Parade in the morning from 9:15am – 10am and then in the evening they will have the 5th Grade Recognition ceremony all on Wednesday, May 24th at 6:00 p.m. at Anthony Middle School. Please keep in mind that only parents and siblings are invited to attend.


Thanks again to everyone for all of the help and support you have given during this school year. Without you, all of the programs we provide for our students would not be possible. I hope that everyone has a safe and relaxing summer! As always, if you have any questions regarding the Copeland PTO or how you can help out next year, please feel free to contact me at cree410@yahoo.com.

There is still time to order next years school supplies on line!

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PTO Executive Board

Reserve your add space now for next year's student directory!

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VIPS News by Molli Murray


We are almost at the end of year!! Can you believe it? Thank you to all the volunteers this year! From Boosterthon to SCR demos to parties and everything in between. These things are not possible without your help! A huge thank you to the parents that came out for our last chalk the walk!! I know the kids love seeing those inspirational messages walking into the building.

We have two more events coming up that you can participate in. The first is field days. Please see below for the signup. The second is end of year party. Please keep an eye on your inboxes for a link to the EOY party from your HRC.

5/18 Field Days- 3rd grade- 8:30 -10:15, Kinder/PPCD 10:45-12:30, 1st grade 1:00-2:45

5/19 Field Days- 4th grade- 8:30-10:15, 5th grade- 10:45 -12:30, 2nd grade-1:00-2:45

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D4CA9AD22A2F49-field

End of Year Party Times

PreK, PPCD (am)​9:30-10:00

Kinder, PPCD, 2nd, 3rd​9:30-10:00

1st, 4th, LS​​10:30-11:00

PreK, PPCD (pm)​12:45-1:15

A huge shout out to the liaisons this year!! Especially for 5th! There is a lot of stuff to keep up on for 5th grade, and they did an amazing job!

Kinder—Lindsay Gatto

1st—Selina Sauceda

2nd—Myself (Molli Murray)

3rd—Jennifer Emmerson

4th--Kristey Bohannon

5th—Lesli Morisak and Janine Zener

These ladies sent out countless emails to all the HRCs that kept the classrooms in the know. A big thank you to all the liaisons and HRCs that were able to volunteer their time this year. I hope many will be back next year to help out even if it’s not as an HRC. And if you have an upcoming kinder child, I am already on the lookout for HRCs for next year.

There is still time to log your hours! Please don’t forget!!

If you haven't registered before go to this link (takes about a week to get login):

http://www.cfisd.net/en/community-involvement/community-engagement/volunteer/volunteer-registration-form/

And then this one to log:

https://www.v-volunteer.com/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f

If you have any questions or comments regarding our VIPS program or would like to volunteer, please contact me at 713-829-0638 or mmcgah@gmail.com.

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 Selina Sauceda 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, http://www.copelandpto.org/spirit-wear.

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Precious PreK and PPCD by Mollianne Murray

Thank you to all the parents that were able to participate in the special events throughout this year!!

We have two more events you can still participate in. The first is field days. Please see below for the signup. The second is end of year party!! I will be creating a signup genius for the classes like I did for the holiday party in December. You all did such an amazing job signing up for stuff! Please keep an eye on your inboxes for these links.

5/18 Field Days- 3rd grade- 8:30 -10:15, Kinder/PPCD 10:45-12:30, 1st grade 1:00-2:45

5/19 Field Days- 4th grade- 8:30-10:15, 5th grade- 10:45 -12:30, 2nd grade-1:00-2:45

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D4CA9AD22A2F49-field


End of Year Party Times

PreK, PPCD (am)​9:30-10:00

Kinder, PPCD, 2nd, 3rd​9:30-10:00

1st, 4th, LS​​10:30-11:00

PreK, PPCD (pm)​12:45-1:15

Kindergarten by Lindsay Gatto

What an incredible year our Kindergarten has had! It is hard to believe that we are in the last few weeks of the school year! Our kids have accomplished so much and are now headed into 1st Grade!!! WOW!!!! A huge thank you to all of the Homeroom Coordinators who have worked so diligently to make sure that all of our students experience the best in class activities! This year would not have been as successful without you and your dedication to our Kinder Kiddos! Thank you for your awesome support this year to our teachers and staff! I hope that all of the volunteers this year understand just how important their role to our success was! Your tireless hours spent alongside teachers, administration, and our students made a huge impact on the success of this school year! You all are appreciated more then you can imagine!! Thank you for an incredible year and I can’t wait to see what our kids accomplish next year!! Have a great summer friends!!!

Super Second Graders by Molli Murray

Thank you to all our fabulous volunteers this year!! Boosterthon, spirit cart, parties, just to name a few. And 2ndgrade is the last year to read to classes and a big thank you to all the parents that were able to do that this year.

We still have two events coming up that you can participate in! The first is field days. Please see below for the signup. The second is end of year party!! Please keep an eye on your inboxes for a link to the EOY party from your HRC.

5/18 Field Days- 3rd grade- 8:30 -10:15, Kinder/PPCD 10:45-12:30, 1st grade 1:00-2:45

5/19 Field Days- 4th grade- 8:30-10:15, 5th grade- 10:45 -12:30, 2nd grade-1:00-2:45

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D4CA9AD22A2F49-field

End of Year Party Times

PreK, PPCD (am)​9:30-10:00

Kinder, PPCD, 2nd, 3rd​9:30-10:00

1st, 4th, LS​​10:30-11:00

PreK, PPCD (pm)​12:45-1:15

Finally a shout out to all the fabulous 2nd grade HRCs this year. You did a fantastic job!

TEACHER

HRC

Email

Koula Torreblanca

Cree Sanford, LaToiGillyard

cree410@yahoo.com, gillyard.latoi@yahoo.com

Carolyn Whipkey

Janine Zener

janine.zener@gmail.com

Rebecca McConnell

Diana Saavedra

diani_ms@yahoo.com

Michelle Burch

Elizabeth Corona

elizabethnoto@yahoo.com

Karen Crawford

Miranda Daniells

mirandadaniells@outlook.com

Ashley Deroune,

Dipika Hayr

dipika.hayr@gmail.com

Brecklyn Wheeler

Allison Wischmeier

ABWischmeier@hotmail.com

Becky Drisdale

Amanda Ball

balla1103@hotmail.com


Terrific Third Graders by Jennifer Emerson

Wow, this has been an amazing year – I cannot believe we are almost to the end of the school year. Big thank yous to all of the family members, parents, grandparents, friends, teachers… the list goes on, that volunteered and spent their time to help our students succeed this year!

A special thank-you to all of the 3rdGrade Homeroom Coordinators: Renee Agonis, McCalle Fryar, Stephanie Peters, Dalia Garcia, Allison Wischmeier, Suhair Noufal, Karen Thomas, Carrie Hernandez, and Bola Diaw.

There are a few more fun things for our Terrific Third Graders before the end of the year to be aware of:

· May 15 – LEAD Loot Raffle Store & Texas Roadhouse Night

· May 18 – Field Day for Third Grade from 8:30-10:15am & Chick Fil A Spirit Night

· May 25 – Third Grade End of Year Party from 9:30-10:00am

Have a great summer and look forward to seeing everyone back for 4th grade!

Fabulous Fifth Graders by Janine Zener

Hello parents!

What a great year it has been for our 5th graders! As the year comes to a close, Lesli and I would like to give a big THANK YOU to all YOU parents that have made everything possible this year: to all our fantastic HRC’s-Heather Pedigo, Sharon Aponte, Lisa Durham, Lisa Deleon, Ladonna Hunsinger, Monica Benavides, Nakoa Rodman; to everyone who passed out “17” T-shirts in October; to our Colonial Day chair- Emily Chambers and all her crew that made Colonial Day so memorable; to all the volunteers who served food at the 5th grade luncheon in December; to the Music program helpers in December (helping make the set or helping the kids learn their lines..thanks Wendy Johnson!); to all the parents who’ve donated items for the Holiday parties; to the parents who did “Chalk the Walk” (and brought their whole family to help!!); to our Pool Party chair – Ashley Clarke – and all her gang of workers that are making that happen!! WOW- a remarkable year for sure with remarkable volunteers. Thank you!

Don’t forget the rest of May--


  • Field day-May 19 from 10:45-12:30.

  • Campus Walk of Pride on May 24 9:15-10:00 am at Copeland - Parents invited to attend

  • Recognition Ceremony on May 24th at 6 pm at Anthony Middle School

  • Fun Day- May 25 from 11:15 - 12:45 p.m. (this is for students only no parents please)

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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Don't Forget to Save Those Box Tops!