The Horseshoe Review

The Copeland PTO Newsletter

President's Corner by Cree Sanford

We are on almost on home stretch of the school year. Only 7 more Monday’s left!! Our 25th Anniversary Movie Night was a huge success for Copeland and a wonderful community event! We raised over $5,000 with most of that coming from those wonderful silent auction baskets! Thank you to all who donated and who pitched in to help with this fun family event!! Special THANK YOU to LaKishia Edwards and Stephanie Peters for heading this event. Great job Ladies!!

Do you have some special skills that you use in your everyday life and are ready to share them with Copeland?.... We are currently looking for volunteers to fill chairman positions for the 2018-2019 school year. These programs directly benefit our children, teachers, and staff here at Copeland. It is a great way to become involved, have fun, and meet other volunteers. Keep in mind that if the job seems like more than you want to take on yourself, pick a friend and sign up to be co-chairs! Please email me at if you are interested in any of the positions below.

Colonial Day for 5th grade – If you are a history buff this is the job for you!! This is a fun day for our 5th graders where they get to dress up and learn all about Colonial America. The 5th grade HRC’s run each station, but we need someone in charge to organize everything. This is typically handled by a 5th grade parent and usually takes place in October or November.

Memory Book for 5th grade – Are you a former scrap booker turned Shutterfly Enthusiast? Are you a pro at creating photo books for friends and family? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this may be the thing for you! Memory Book is a special sort of yearbook exclusively for our 5th graders. They talk about their favorite memories at Copeland, favorite teachers, and we get to see their Elementary career in pictures from Kinder all the way through 5th grade. We need someone to help organize this and create this memorable masterpiece!Again, typically handled by a 5th grade parent.

Thank you for volunteering to make Copeland such a special school, we could not do it without you!!!

a big thank you to our cub scouts!

An extra shout out goes to our Cub Scout Pack 433 who donated homemade s'mores and volunteered their time to sell them at our Movie Night. they donated 100% of the proceeds to your PTO! Thank you boys and parents.

Movie Night was a Huge Success!

Thank you so much to all of our families and community friends that came out to help us celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Copeland Elementary at our Movie Night and Silent Auction. This event was a huge success. We could not have done it without the support and donations from our families and staff members. We know all of the students had a blast! Thanks again for your support.

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PTO Executive Board

President Cree Sanford 713-304-7016

Vice President Karen Thomas 832-594-3720

VIPS Coordinator Molli Murray 713-829-0638

Cultural Arts Amanda Ball 713-557-0316

Social Media Coordinator LaKishia Edward 409-338-7667

Fundraising Donna Schulze

Secretary Cynthia Miller 832-326-1545

Treasurer Hollie Tanguay 734-308-3119

Classroom News by Molli Murray

Classroom News

4th-5th—The first STAAR test of the year is this Tuesday and Wednesday April 10th and 11th. We have a tradition of writing inspirational messages at the front and back of the school to show our support for the kids. Please see the following signup Genius and if you can come out (even if it’s only 15 minutes) and write a phrase or two (Monday April 9th at 6 pm). Chalk will be provided along with suggested things to write. You can do this even if you don’t have a 4th or 5th grader and remember 3rdwill be joining in on the fun in May!

5th grade—The year is coming to a close. Please see the attached flyer regarding the 5th grade graduation pool party hosted by Copeland parents.

Spirit cart is April 13th! We still need volunteers to come help out. There are only 2 left!! Here is a link:


Get your yearbook!!!

Prices go up after February 9th. Turn in pink form or go online to

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

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

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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:

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.

If this is your first time to use the Volunteer Portal, select the link below to create a new password.

Returning Volunteer Portal users can select the link below and sign in.

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Volunteer of the month

Our volunteer of the month this month is Lesli Morisak. Thank you Lesli for all your hard work on behalf of our kids and enjoy that parking spot!

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Activities

The year is flying by, but we also always need volunteers and helpers year round. If you do have ability to volunteer on a more regular basis, 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 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

Thank you to everyone that came out for our movie night!! Everyone had a great time and our volunteers were spectacular as usual.

Spirit Gear by Amanda Ball

Still need Spirit Gear? Check out all the styles and sizes on We have current year & vintage Copeland spirit shirts along with hats & tumblers. If you have any questions please contact Amanda Ball,

Help our little artists!

Only two months left of school, but still plenty of time to help in the art class room! Click the links to sign up to assist in 1st or 2nd grade art classes; 1st grade Sign Up and 2nd grade Sign Up.

If you don't have time to volunteer you can make a donation! The art department is collecting yarn, felt, thicker thread to sew with. Also, dessert or salad size styrofoam plates, puffy paint, brown paper grocery bags, q-tips and white coffee filters. 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

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!