The Horseshoe Review

The Copeland PTO Newsletter

President's Corner by Karen Thomas

Howdy! Howdy! Come one come all, to the PTO Father-Daughter Boots & Bling Dance…bring your best girl from grades PreK-5. This will be an event to remember. The dance will take place on Saturday, February 9th from 5-7:30 pm at Langham Creek High School. The cost is only $25 per couple and $5 for each additional daughter. Wear your favorite western attire and don’t forget your bling. For more information please be on the lookout for a flyer in the Thursday folders, and check out our PTO website at .

There are lots of exciting things happening in February. The 3rd grade and 5th grade students will go to Nature Trails, the Valentine’s exchange for all grade levels, the 99th day of school, Kindergarten’s 100th day, and Dance Across Texas for grades K-2, spirit cart and 2 spirit nights. It is certainly an exciting and busy time at Copeland in February.

Our terrific Third graders will be performing on Tuesday, February 12th 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!

Over the next few months, we will begin advertising any open chairman positions we will have for the 2019-2020 school year. The chairman positions are a one-year term. I hope you will consider getting involved if you haven’t already! If you are currently a chairman, please communicate with your Board Liaison regarding your plans for the next school year.

Thank you so much to all of you who are constantly volunteering at or for Copeland. I cannot say “Thank You” enough to those of you who 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

Sign up now and be part of the team!

Sign-up for your 2018-2019 Copeland PTO Membership. It’s only $12 but this helps us all provide so much more for our Copeland Colts.

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PTO Executive Board

President Karen Thomas 832-594-3720

Vice President Amanda Ball 713-557-0316

Cultural Arts Cree Sanford 713-304-7016

Social Media Coordinator LaKishia Edwards 409-338-7667

Fundraising Donna Schulze 281-851-4349

Secretary Cynthia Miller 832-326-1545

Treasurer Alya Hidayatallah 281-908-7674

VIPs Coordinator Penelope Miller 913-433-3050

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The Birthday Marquee

Support your Copeland PTO and wish your Copeland Colt a HAPPY BIRTHDAY by featuring them on the Copeland Elementary Marquee the week of their birthday.

It's Simple and Easy...
- Choose the week you want to feature your Copeland Colt
- Complete the Birthday Marquee Form
- Submit the $20 Birthday Marquee Fee
- Watch the look on their face when they see their name

Spots are limited to 5 listings per week. You must submit the form and payment by noon on the Friday prior to the week selected. So sign up your Copeland Colt TODAY!

Does your student have a summer birthday or is the week of their birthday already filled up? You can choose any week that is still available. Due to processing, payments must be made online or by cash to guarantee your spot on the birthday marquee.

If you are paying by cash; complete this online form, choose the "pay later" option then submit the payment within two business days to the school front office or send it in with your student.

Volunteer of the Month

Our VIP of the month is Stephanie Mueller! Thank you for all you do for our kids and enjoy that parking spot!

The Spirit Cart

The once a month Spirt Cart always needs volunteers!

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Logging in as a Volunteer

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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Science Resource Center-Selina Sauceda

Happy New Year! Below you will find the training schedules for the Spring Semester. Besides the regular SRC demos, 3rd and 5th grades will also be attending Nature Trails in February. In order to attend this field trip as a volunteer, you must attend a training session. The final training for this field trip is listed in the links below, under the appropriate grade level. Please take a look at the links below and see which trainings you can attend!

Demo trainings are generally good for 3 years, unless the demo has changed. If you feel you need a “refresher”, feel free to sign up for a demo training. If you are comfortable teaching a demo based on your past training, email to be added to the trained volunteer list.

Simply click on the link below for the corresponding grade level and sign up for ONE of the available training times per Demo. After completion of training, email and I will add you to the trained volunteer list and provide you with demo dates at Copeland!

Grade Level

SighUp Genius Link

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

Spirit Gear by Amanda Ball

Spirit Gear - There are a limited number of sizes available for spirit shirts & hoodies if you are still interested in showing your school spirit! To order go to If you have any questions please contact Amanda Ball,

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!