The Horseshoe Review

The Copeland PTO Newsletter

President's Corner by Cree Sanford

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! It was great to have a week off, wasn’t it?! It just makes us look forward to the two weeks the kiddos will have off for the Christmas holidays. Only three more weeks and the students and staff will be out for the winter break – that is just so hard to believe!!

Anyway, it will be a busy time at Copeland until then. We have some SRC demos for our 2nd graders coming up and the wonderful Copeland Spirit Cart on December 9th! Our Fabulous Fifth Graders will be having their annual field trip downtown to see Scrooge on Friday, December 2nd. This is always a fun day for the students to dress up to go and see a play. They get to come back to a luncheon and the cafeteria all decorated for them. It is such a special day for our 5th graders and we wish them all the best! The 5th grade music program will be on Tuesday, December 13th. This date will also be our first general PTO meeting for the year. Please plan on joining us that evening at 6:45pm for a short business meeting followed by a performance from our 5th grade students. What a great way to kick off the Holiday season!

Our traditional Christmas parties will be held on Friday, December 16th during school hours. You should be receiving a letter or email from your homeroom coordinator indicating ways that you can help with your child’s party. We can’t do it without you!! Look for the party schedule in today’s Horseshoe Review. Our parties are always a great way to get the Christmas season started…. after all it is the most wonderful time of the year!

As always, if you have questions regarding the PTO, please contact me at

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PTO Executive Board

VIPS News by Molli Murray

Just a few short weeks until our holiday break and party!

The next Spirit Cart is December 9th! Here is a link to sign up through Sign up Genius to volunteer to help out on December 9th. You can stay one hour or the whole time. Any help is appreciated! We can’t do it without you!!

Holiday party day is December 16th. Please make sure your HRC has your contact information so you can receive information regarding the party.

Don’t forget to log your hours!!

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

And then this one to log:

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

This is the registration form you will be asked to fill out when you register.

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Volunteer of the Month Lindsay Augerinos

Thank you Lindsay for all your hard work!
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Spirit Shirts by Amanda Ball

All of the Copeland Spirit shirts & hoodies have been delivered. If you didn't receive your order or have any concerns, please contact Amanda Ball at 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,

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Spirit Cart by Crystal Beard

A HUGE thank you to our November volunteers! Thank you for volunteering your time, I know students enjoy the opportunity to shop and they wouldn’t be able to do it without volunteers like YOU!

Down below is the link for SignUp Genius, For December . You can do one hour or stay for the whole time. Any help is appreciated!

If you have any questions, please contact Crystal Beard @ or 337-405-8389.

Some of the items avalible for purchase on Spirit Cart days.

Yearbooks-by Cheri Villareal

If you have photos to submit for the yearbook, anytime throughout the year, upload them to the replayit app on your device. In school activities only please.
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Precious Pre-K/PPCD by Molli Murray

Thank you parents for attending the pumpkin tasting activity! The kids had a great time and loved getting to see you.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the holiday party on December 16th. Even if you can’t attend the party, we hope you can donate items! Please check your email.

Celine Hernandez (PPCD teacher)

Lisa Bremer (PK teacher)

Kindergarden by Lindsey Gatto

It is hard to believe that we are already in December! This year sure is flying by!! Our kinder kiddos are working hard to close out the first semester with success!

Here are just a few things to keep in mind as we head into the end of the year!

-Kindergarten holiday parties will be Friday December 16th from 10:45-11:15am. Please be on the lookout for emails with more information from your Homeroom Coordinator. A sign-up genius will also be sent out for parents to volunteer their time and supplies to make the parties a huge success!!

-The Holiday Break is right around the corner!! December 19th-January 2nd are the scheduled dates for the holiday break! School will resume on January 3rd! We hope that you have an amazing break and enjoy the time off!

Terrific 3rd Graders by Tracy Reynolds and Emily Bargas

The garden is growing and the kids are having so much fun in the garden. The 3rd graders have gotten to plant , pick, cook, and eat the bok choy that they grew. The kids have gotten to plant from seed and eat fresh radishes and arugula from the garden. The students will be planting hay bales in February to learn more about the composting process and a new way to grow plants.If anyone has a hay bale that you used for a yard decoration, can you please donate it to school. If any parents want to help in the garden the next garden day is December 14. Parents are always welcomed to help and learn from the garden.