The Horseshoe Review

The Copeland PTO Newsletter

President's Corner by Cree Sanford

There are lots of exciting things happening in February. We will have 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade SRC demo’s, the Valentine’s exchange for all grade levels, our 3rd grade performance on February 13th, the 99th day of school, Kindergarten’s 100th day, and Dance Across Texas for grades K-2, spirit cart and 3 spirit nights. It is certainly an exciting and busy time at Copeland in February.

Our terrific Third graders will be performing on Tuesday, February 13th at 6:30pm. It will undoubtedly be a wonderful show, so I hope that you will all plan to come out and watch this musical. We will have a brief general PTO meeting right before. I hope to see you all there!

Thank you so much for all of you that are constantly volunteering at or for Copeland. I cannot say enough “thank you’s” for those of you that help with Hospitality, SRC, reader parents, clinic, library, and host of other committees. Copeland is a fabulous place for our kiddos because of YOU!!! As always, if you ever have questions about volunteering or the PTO, please feel free to contact me at cree410@yahoo.com.

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PTO Executive Board


President Cree Sanford 713-304-7016 cree410@yahoo.com


Vice President Karen Thomas 832-594-3720 kdean0923@sbcglobal.net


VIPS Coordinator Molli Murray 713-829-0638 mmcgah@gmail.com


Cultural Arts Amanda Ball 713-557-0316 balla1103@hotmail.com


Social Media Coordinator LaKishia Edward 409-338-7667 xaviervaughnedwards@gmail.com


Fundraising Donna Schulze lea_16s@yahoo.com


Secretary Cynthia Miller 832-326-1545 cynthia@themillerhome.net


Treasurer Hollie Tanguay 734-308-3119 hdtanguay@hotmail.com

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A Masquerade Ball!

Hear ye! Hear ye! Come one come all, to the PTO Father -Daughter Masquerade Ball!! Dad’s…bring your best girl from grades PreK-5. This will definitely be an event to remember. The ball will take place on Saturday, February 17th, from 4-6 pm at the Copeland Ball Room (aka the cafeteria). The cost is only $25 per couple and $5 for each additional daughter. Wear your Sunday best and don’t forget your mask! For more information please be on the look out for a flyer in the Thursday folders, and check out our PTO website at www.copelandpto.org .

Classroom News by Molli Murray



Classroom News

Kinder—February 14th is Valentine’s day! On the valentine's please only address them as To: My Friend From: Your child's name. It makes it easier for us and the students when they can pass out their own cards. Please make sure you have enough cards for the entire class. Ask your teacher for numbers if you are unsure.

3rd—The 3rd grade play is Tuesday Feb 13th! Make plans to attend!

4th Grade Parents - Don't forget you may pre-purchase your ticket if you are attending the field trip to the Health Museum on March 8th. See the flyer below for all the details. Deadline to pre-order is February 6th.

All grades--YEARBOOK!!!!

Get your yearbook!!!

Price go up after February 9th. Turn in pink form or go online to jostensyearbooks.com

If you are not sure you have ordered one, please text or email Cheri Villarreal @ 281-414-2319 cheripatten@yahoo.com

Custom yearbook dedications are still on sale until February 16th. To purchase an Ad go to jostensadservice.com. No late orders can be taken.

Yearbook needs photos! If you have pics from field trips or musicals, please email them to Cheri @ cheripatten@yahoo.com or get the Replayit ap and load them there.

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Logging in as a Voluteer

Working for our kids as a volunteer is both rewarding and important. Below is information on logging your hours in our Raptor Portal and a few reasons why documenting your hours is so important.


To Log Volunteer Hours:

https://apps.raptortech.com/Volunteer/Login/MzYxOlZvbHVudGVlcjplbi1VUw==

This free program will allow you to track your volunteer hours, sign up for events, and communicate with the district Volunteer Coordinator and fellow volunteers. Your Volunteer Portal user account information will be emailed to you.


If you are new to the Volunteer Portal, you can download a Help Sheet by clicking the link below.
http://storage.raptortech.com/helpcontent/VolunteerPortalHelpSheet.pdf


If this is your first time to use the Volunteer Portal, select the link below to create a new password.
https://apps.raptortech.com//Portal/PasswordReset/Confirm?portalKey=MzYxOlZvbHVudGVlcjplbi1VUw==&uid=01cc3ede-82af-4338-be64-e2811c55e236&clientId=361


Returning Volunteer Portal users can select the link below and sign in.
https://apps.raptortech.com/Volunteer/Login/MzYxOlZvbHVudGVlcjplbi1VUw==

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Volunteer of the month

Our volunteer of the month this month is Alejandra Elizarraras! Thank you for all you do for our kids and enjoy that parking space!

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Activities

We need volunteers and helpers year round and there are plenty of opportunities. You can learn about SRC (Science Resource Center), which is an excellent resource not only for the students, but for parents too. If you are able to volunteer for this, I promise you will learn something too! Please contact our SRC Chair Selina Sauceda at selina.sauceda@gmail.com for more info.


The library always needs volunteers, as do art and music. Please let me know if you want more information.


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.

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Spirit Gear by Amanda Ball


Need a hoodie for this cold weather? Check out the spirit gear section on copelandpto.org to see if the spirit hoodie size you need is still available. We have hats, tumblers and vintage Copeland spirit shirts also available. If you have any questions please contact Amanda Ball, balla1103@hotmail.com

Help our little artists!

We would love to have you help in the art class room! Ms. Krengel is asking for assistance during the 1st & 2nd grade art classes. Click the links to sign up and help kids grow their love of art; 1st grade Sign Up and 2nd grade Sign Up.



The Art Department is collecting toilet and paper towel tubes, masking tape, embroidery flows, salt and food coloring. Please drop these off at the front office if you would like to help. Thanks, your donations are greatly appreciated!

Spirit Cart by Crystal Beard

We have Spirit Cart once a month, and we need your help! We just need a couple hours of your time, to help our kiddos buy items from our cart! Super easy and fun! I love watching their excitement when they see all the cool stuff!

Thank you for volunteering your time, our students enjoy the opportunity to shop and they wouldn't be able to do it without volunteers like YOU!

If the signup is full, but you still want to come, please do!! We always need extra hands!

If you would like to volunteer your time, just click the link down below!


If you have any questions you can reach me cbeard351@gmail.com.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4daaae2dabfb6-spirit1

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!