Pope PTO Post

December News and Information

Cookies with Mrs. Koop

Monday, Dec. 14th, 7-8pm

Pope Elementary Cafeteria

Join Mrs. Koop for an evening of holiday magic. The evening will kick off with a holiday story read by Mrs. Koop, a choir performance, a special visitor and end with milk and cookies.

Please bring a blanket for your family to sit on.
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Box Tops December Music Party

Tuesday, December 15 is the last day to turn in your Box Tops to qualify for the Wednesday, December 16-Music Party during lunch. Every grade met the goal of 1500 box tops last month and had a blast at the music lunch parties.

Here are the latest numbers as of December 11. Kinder, 1st and 3rd grade have met the goal of 1500 for the music party-way to go!

Kinder- MET GOAL!

1st- MET GOAL!

2nd- 1442

3rd- MET GOAL!

4th- 1380

5th- 763

Keep collecting those Box Tops!

Panther Pride Store

Friday, Dec. 18th, 9am-12pm

During Class Parties in the Hallway near the Cafeteria

We will have lots of fun holiday stuff! Please bring your order form and cash or check (made out to Pope PTO)
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New Panther Shirts

We have new Pope Panther shirts available to order. Please fill out the order form click here and send it with your child to turn into the Panther Pride Store on Friday, December 18 . We accept cash or checks made out to the Pope PTO. Please allow two weeks for delivery.
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SRC Trainings

Chinchillas, bearded dragons, and guinea pigs, OH MY! These are just a few of the animals you can learn about in January. Then once you get all the information, you can teach the kids and show off just how cool you are.

If you are interested in presenting at Pope, mark your calendars with the training dates at the Science Resource Center below:

Kinder Guinea Pigs - Jan 8th

1st grade Small Mammals - Jan 12th

3rd grade Snakes - Jan 15th

3rd grade Amphibians - Jan 29th

All trainings start at 9:30am at the 11206 Telge Rd location. Email popeptosrc@gmail.com for more information.

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YEARBOOK online sales-Deadline is Quickly Approaching

2015-2016 Yearbooks are still available for sale via online purchase only. No paper order forms will be accepted as a method of payment.

Yearbooks are available for $40.00 per book with an additional $5 engraving option.

Please visit the link below and type in Pope Elementary. You will be able to create an account, order your yearbooks and purchase them online directly through the Balfour website. http://www.balfour.com

If you have any questions please email popeptoyearbook@gmail.com

DEADLINE to order yearbooks is: January 15, 2016

Thank you to everyone who has been submitting pictures for this year’s yearbook!

Reminder you can also upload photos through Balfour’s Image Share App.

Project # is 627093 Password Pope16 (last day to submit photos via the app is 3/31/15.)

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Create a personalized note for your child in the 2015-2016 Pope yearbook. You can purchase and design the message online today! Don’t delay, space is limited.

No paper order forms will be sent home. Online ordering only. Messages are available for $10.00 per message or $15.00 per message with a photo option.

Please visit the link below and type in Pope Elementary. You will be able to create an account, order your personal messages.


If you have any questions please email popeptoyearbook@gmail.com

DEADLINE to order personal messages is: January 15,2016

**You cannot see the option to purchase personal messages on your phones-please purchase from your computer**

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Congratulations to Our Spring Creek BBQ Class Winners

These classes had the top attendance at our Spring Creek BBQ Spirit Night.
  • Escobedo
  • Glasgow
  • Knisley
The students in each of these classes received a Spring Creek BBQ t-shirt. Thank you for your support!
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Amazon has a great program to give back to Pope! If you are an Amazon customer, you can use smile.amazon.com to shop and the company will donate 0.5% of the purchase price back to Pope. There is no cap on the amount Amazon will donate and almost every physical product sold by the company is eligible, which means tens of millions of items. Digital goods are not included.

Everything else about the Amazon online shopping experience stays the same, including Prime, the shopping cart, wish lists and shipping options. The prices will also be the same.

To direct your Amazon account to support Pope please follow these steps.

  • Login to Amazon like you always do.
  • In the search box, type in Amazon Smile
  • This will take you to a page that says ‘Choose one of our Spotlight Charities’, right below that is a search box that says ‘Or Pick Your Own Charitable Organization’
  • In that box, type in Pope Elementary Parent Teacher Organization
  • Next add Pope to your account.

After you have your Amazon account linked to Pope Elementary Teacher Organization, you can start shopping. Make sure you log into smile.amazon.com and you should see under the search box ‘Supporting: Pope Elementary Parent Teacher Organization’.

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Multicultural Day Celebration

We are so excited to have a fantastic team for Multicultural Day Celebration on January 27, 2016. This is a day where each grade rotates through four countries and learns about cultures, food, people, history and so much more!

We are in need of any type of cultural performances that day during school lunches. We would love to have some different performances for the students to experience. So far we have a dance performance and a Tai Chi demonstration planned.

If you can help please contact Julie Scott at jj.scott@att.net.

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Donate Your Old Clothing

Did you know that you could earn money for Pope by donating your old clothing? Pope is now setup on www.Schoola.com for donations.

Please create an account. Then from the main page, click "Donate clothes" at the bottom of the page and then search for Pope and select Pope from the list. From here you can request a pre-paid bag that will be mailed to your home and you can send in your gently used clothing and accessories.

Schoola will then list these items for sale on their website. 40% of proceeds from each sale go to Pope, helping to keep and expand programs for our kids.

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Mark your Calendars

Please save the date for Pope PTO's 3rd Annual Fathers N Flashlights on April 16-17.

Our first committee meeting will be January 14 at 9:00am in the cafeteria.

If you or your business is interested in sponsoring this event, please send an email to popeptofundraising@gmail.com.
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Birthday Billboard

Please sign up for Birthday Billboard and have your child's name displayed on their birthday! For all questions, please contact Jen Ulrich at jenulrich03@yahoo.com

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Please make sure to log your volunteer hours, for everything you do related to Pope and the PTO.

Here's how to log your hours: Go to www.cfisd.net, click on Community Involvement, Click on Volunteer, Click on Log Volunteer Hours, enter your E-mail and Password to enter your hours.

Thank you for Volunteering! We appreciate everything you do to make this PTO a successful organization.

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Pope App Tip

Quick Links-Click the three white lines at the top right side of your app and you will see a list of helpful resources. Click on Quick Links and you are able to see:
  • Grades-Log into Home Access
  • Library
  • Log Volunteer Hours
  • Cafeteria Menus
  • Pay your Cafeteria Account
  • PTO Web site-latest news and events
  • Transportation
  • CFISD YouTube

Stay Connected and Informed

Pope Elementary School App

Download the app from www.popepto.org




General questions: popeelempto@gmail.com

Volunteer questions: volunteers4pope@gmail.com

Membership questions: popeptomembership@gmail.com

Fundraising questions: popeptofundraising@gmail.com

Yearbook questions: popeptoyearbook@gmail.com

Upcoming Events

Cookies with Mrs. Koop-December 14

Box Top Lunch Music Parties-December 16

Pride Store-December 18

Class Holiday Parties-December 18

Winter Break-December 21-January 4

Spelling Bee-January 7

100th Day of Kinder Committee Meeting- January 12

Texas Roadhouse Spirit Night-January 12

PTO Board Meeting-January 13

Fathers N Flashlights Committee Meeting- January 14

School Holiday-January 18

Multicultural Day-January 27

Pride Store-January 29

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PTO Board 2015-2016

Kristin Belland-President

Stacy Carney-VP of Panther Pride

Aimee Gruber-VP of Communications

Denise Mazza-VP of Fundraising 1

Vicki Molina-VP of Fundraising 2

Shana Moreland-Secretary

Nicoya Rogers-Parliamentarian

Kristen Ruiz-VP of Membership

Christina Taylor-VP of School Enrichment

Adrienne Whitman-VP of Volunteers

Anna Wood-VP of Fundraising 3

Melissa Wynne-Treasurer