The Horseshoe Review

The Copeland PTO Newsletter

President's Corner by Karen Thomas

I want to say thank you to everyone who participated in our major spring fundraiser The Color Run! It was a huge success and the students really loved getting all the color on them. I need to give a BIG Thanks to all the volunteers who helped with preparation before and during The Color Run. We could not have pulled this off without your support. We would like to THANK all the organizations that gave monetary donations or gift cards to help make the event a success.


  • First Community Credit Union
  • Microsoft
  • Primeway
  • Fajita Willies
  • Bounce Bounce
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Shipley Donuts
  • Children’s Museum of Houston
  • Texas Roadhouse


We appreciate you supporting Copeland. We could not do all the wonderful things the PTO does without your help and generosity. Everyone’s efforts and generosity are much appreciated.


I want to give a shout out and THANK YOU to my PTO Board members Alya, Amanda, Cree, Cynthia, Donna, Lakishia, and Penelope. It has been a pleasure working with you ladies and I appreciate all the support you gave me this year. We could not have had such a successful year without you guys. I will miss you guys. #PTOLIFE


I want to also thank all the volunteers who stepped up to be Home Room Coordinators or Chairman. We could not get all the wonderful activities and programs we have at Copeland accomplished without your support. THANK YOU!


We are almost at the end of the school year! Be on the lookout for information regarding the year end parties, which will be held on the last day of school May 30th. We have a lot of exciting activities coming up in the next few days. You can always contact your homeroom coordinator or any board member regarding these opportunities.


Get your yearbooks while supplies last. We only have limited quantity available and once they are gone they are gone. You can send in cash, a check payable to Copeland PTO, or make a payment on the PTO website copelandpto.org.


As always, if you have any questions or concerns regarding PTO, please feel free to contact me at copelandptopresident@gmail.com .

Copeland Color Run-Spring FUNdraiser by Amanda Ball

WE DID IT!!! We exceeded our goal of $30,000 and 100% of the donations will stay at Copeland! Copland raised $31,148.42! AWESOME!!


We want to thank each and every person that donated to help us reach our goal. We could not have done it without you. The Color Run was a huge success and I loved seeing all the colorful kids and sounds of laughter. The kids, staff, and parents all seemed to be having a blast.


A big thank you to all the volunteers, staff, and PTO board who helped make our Color Run event run smoothly. Whether you spent the day with us, donated an item, or did prep work; we truly appreciate all that you did for our Colts. It couldn't have been done without each and every one of you!


Thank you again for supporting our Copeland Colts!

Volunteer of the Month

Our VIP of the month is Janine Zener! Thank you for all you do for our kids and enjoy that parking spot!
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VIP’s News by Penelope Miller

I would like to thank all of those who donated and volunteered their time towards the Color Run! It was a huge success because of you. As a PTO Board member and parent, I am truly humbled by the generosity of our little community. The students at Copeland will benefit greatly from all of your kindness!


As we all know, the end of the school year is approaching quickly. There will be a need for volunteers for several events over the coming weeks. Please be on the lookout for volunteer signups from your Homeroom Coordinators. Fifth Grade Fun Day and End of the Year parties are just a couple of those opportunities.


Again, thank you for all you do for Copeland!

End of Year Parties

The end of year parties will be held the last day of school, May 30th. You should have seen an email from your HRC with the details and a signup. If you haven't please get with your teacher or HRC.


Party times are:

8:30 am - 9:15 am Kindergarten Celebration & Party

9:45 am - 10:15 am PK AM, PPCD, 1st, 2nd & 4th

11:00 am - 11:30 am Life Skills, 3rd, & 5th

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm PK PM , PPCD PM

The Garden by Tracy Reynolds

Thanks go out to the parents who helped make chocolate-chocolate chip zucchini muffins with the zucchini that was harvested from the garden. Ask your child if they tried it?


The last garden date is May 23. We are requesting donations of mulch for the garden. We want any kind but red and it can be left anytime near the picnic tables. On May 23 the 3rd grade is going to harvest and put the garden to rest for the summer. The mulch helps keep the weeds down during the summer. The 3rd graders will plant sweet potatoes as a gift to the incoming 3rd grade.

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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.

PTO Executive Board

President Karen Thomas 832-594-3720 copelandptopresident@gmail.com


Vice President Amanda Ball 713-557-0316 copelandvicepresident@gmail.com


Cultural Arts Cree Sanford 713-304-7016 copelandptoculturalarts@gmail.com


Social Media Coordinator LaKishia Edwards 409-338-7667 copelandptosocialmedia@gmail.com


Fundraising Donna Schulze 281-851-4349 copelandptofundraising@gmail.com


Secretary Cynthia Miller 832-326-1545 copelandptosecretary@gmail.com


Treasurer Alya Hidayatallah 281-908-7674 copelandptotreasurer@gmail.com


VIPs Coordinator Penelope Miller 913-433-3050 copelandvips@gmail.com

Sign up to be a PTO Member 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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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:

https://apps.raptortech.com/Volunteer/Login/MzYxOlZvbHVudGVlcjplbi1VUw==

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.


For detailed instructions click on the link at the top of the newsletter to go to our Copeland PTO homepage.

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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!