The Horseshoe Review

The Copeland PTO Newsletter

President's Corner by Cree Sanford

Well 2016 is quickly coming to an end!! Where has, the time gone!! Our fifth graders had a fabulous trip to see Scrooge last Friday and this past Tuesday they put on a phenomenal musical performance. We have some incredibly talented students here at Copeland!!

I'd like to report that our Boosterthon Glow Run Fundraiser a hit! We raised $20,000!! These funds will go towards updating our beloved school library. I sincerely thank each and every one of you for helping to raise these funds for our school!! We could not do any of this without the help of you!! Copeland truly has some awesome parents!!!

Speaking of awesome parents...We are in immediate need of an assistant treasurer. If you would like to try your hand at this position or if you know someone who is organized and good with money, please contact any board member. If you have specific questions about the position please contact our current treasurer, Mike Lee.

Our traditional Christmas parties will be held on Friday, December 16th during school hours. You should be have received information from your homeroom coordinator regarding times and ways that you could help out with the big day. I know the kiddos are looking forward to their winter break so let’s kick it off with a fabulous party!!

I hope that everyone has a restful and joyous Christmas holiday and I hope that the New Year of 2017 will be a bright beginning for everyone!! Remember to mark your calendars now, as we will be having a second semester kick-off PTO Mix and Mingle (Formerly the Spring PTO brunch) and volunteer meeting on Tuesday, January 31st, from 6:30-7: 15. Everyone is welcome to attend! I hope you can be there to hear about the new activities that will take place at Copeland during the second semester.

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

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

We have exciting things planned for the spring semester!! Enjoy your holidays, be safe and see you next year!

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

I would like to thank all the December Spirit Cart workers for their hard work. You are all amazing. Thank you so much!! The first Spirit Cart date for the new semester will be January 13, 2017. Sign up to help at!/showSignUp/10C0E4DAAAE2DABFB6-spirit.

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

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.

We are finally seeing some cold weather!!! Please make sure your littles have their names in jackets and sweaters and have a change of clothes that are geared more towards winter.

Celine Hernandez (PPCD teacher)

Lisa Bremer (PK teacher)

Terrific 3rd Graders by Jennifer Emerson

Where did the time go? It is hard to believe we are already nearing the end of 2016! Our terrific third grade teachers have really made an impact! Much thanks also goes out to all of the volunteers that have spent their time assisting our terrific third graders thus far in the school year, look for more opportunities in 2017!

For our art classes, there are a few items that could be used for some really cool art concoctions! If you have any of the items below and would like to donate them to the art class, please send in with your child labeled for Mrs Krengel – Art. Items that are needed include: white paper plates (non-waxy and any size), newspapers, rags, old towels and washcloths, new kitchen sponges, dish soap, hand wipes, paper towel tubes or wrapping paper tubes, glue sticks, rubber cement, flour, salt, large aluminum roasting or cooking pans, aluminum foil, wax paper, liquid starch, alum (the spice). Thank-you!

Enjoy your break and stay warm! See you around Copeland in 2017!

Fantastic 5th Graders by Lesli Morisak

We would like to extend a great big thank you to all the parents who helped out to make the field trip and luncheon a success! It took a lot of volunteers to get everything decorated and prepared for the luncheon. The surprised looks on the kids’ faces when they walked into the cafeteria made all the effort worth it. It was fabulous. It was such a fun day that was made possible by all the wonderful volunteers!

Also, a big thank you to all the volunteers who helped with line reading and prep work for the 5th grade play! The kids were so proud of themselves and it was a huge success.

Lastly, don't forget the class parties will be on December 16th at 10:45; if you signed up to donate an item please send it with your child in the morning to help with prepping for the parties!

Happy Holidays to you all. Enjoy the vacation with your loved ones. See you next year!