The Horseshoe Review

The Copeland PTO Newsletter - November 1, 2019

President’s Corner By Amanda Ball

I hope you all are enjoying this cooler weather as much as I am!

Field Days were a huge success and I want to give a big thank you to Coach Tucker & Coach Burke for getting the kids ready for all the games & keeping the games running smoothly. Also, thank you Dona LeRoy, our PE Chair, for all she did to make all three days a success. Also, thank you to everyone that volunteered, either by bringing an item or helping the day of. The kids had so much fun and it wouldn’t have been possible without everyone helping.

Our 3rd Annual Father/Daughter Dance is tomorrow, Saturday, November 2nd. Don’t miss the Candy Land Adventure with your special little lady. The dance is at LCHS cafeteria from 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm and tickets will be available at the door for $35.

We still have our Texas Roadhouse Rolls fundraiser going on. The flyers went home 2 weeks ago. You can print more order forms and/or bread vouchers from, under the fundraising menu. Remember orders with money attached are due by Wednesday, November 6th.

5th Grade Colonial Day is on Friday, November 22nd. We are encouraging parents from all grade levels to help out. It’s a lot of fun to see the kids transport back in time to see how things were done in that era. Please click the sign up for details and to help.

We want to thank everyone that has supported our Copeland Colts by joining the PTO! If you haven’t had a chance, please go to to learn about our PTO, what we do and how to join. There is no commitment when you join – just a $12 donation – and, by joining, you will get access to the online school directory.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns regarding PTO, please feel free to contact me at


Copeland PTO Facebook - @CopelandElementaryPTO

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Father/Daughter Dance Tomorrow!

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Holiday Road Trip Book Fair All Next Week!

The fair is open every day, November 4th - 8th, during school hours as well as on Monday night from 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm. Come and get some holiday shopping done early and support our Library at the same time!

In addition to cash and credit, Scholastic offers an E-Wallet for your convenience. To learn more, log onto Copeland Book Fair, scroll down to Ewallet, and follow the instructions. It is new and easy to use!!

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Big Kahuna Product Pickup is November 6 from 4 - 6 pm in the gym. Come in through the side doors to pick up your order.

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Texas Roadhouse Roll Fundraiser - Deadline November 6

Look for the information that went home in your child's backpack. Here are the basics, but more info can be found on our website

Purchase Options:

Dozen of Frozen Rolls..........$5.00

8oz of Honey Cinn Butter.........$2.00

7oz Packaged Peanuts.........$2.00

Purchase $100 worth of Gift Cards & Receive (3) $10 Bounce-Back Cards!

November 6th is DEADLINE to turn in all orders and money! DO NOT BE LATE!!

Purchase Pick Up @ Texas Roadhouse 13345 FM 1960 W, Houston, TX 77065:

Thurs, Nov 21- 10 am to 3 pm

Fri, Nov 22 - 10 am to 3 pm

Mon, Nov 25 - 9 am to 5 pm

Tues, Nov 26 - 9 am to 5 pm

Wed, Nov 27 - 9 am to 8 pm

Thank you for being part of the PTO team!

Thank you to everyone that participated in our membership drive, to move your classes toward the goal of 100% participation and most importantly supporting our Copeland Colts. If you missed the membership drive, you can still join the PTO by clicking below.

Congratulations to 1st grade for being the grade level with 96% PTO membership, the highest at the deadline. All 1st grade classes will receive a popsicle party. Awesome job!

The following classes reached 100% PTO membership and will have extra recess:

Ms. Lopez, Ms. Smith, Ms. Adam, Ms. Goodspeed, Ms. Trei, Ms. Derouen, Ms. Alonso, Ms. Attleson, Mr. Rankin, and Ms. Featherstone. Way to go!

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Congratulations STEPHANIE MUELLER Our November Volunteer of the Month!

Thank you, Stephanie, for all the hard work and hours you volunteered 2 months in a row. It's people like you that make Copeland the best school our kids can be at. Enjoy your RESERVED parking spot upfront for another month! This is our way of thanking you for everything you do at Copeland Elementary.

Who will it be next month??? Log your hours now. If you need to know how, see the bottom of this newsletter for step by step directions on how to use Raptor, our volunteer hour recording system for CyFair ISD.

Volunteer Opportunities by Deepa Ozarkar

Field Day was a phenomenal effort, and we thank you so much for your help in making those days go smoothly. Our volunteers' efforts are what make Copeland such a great campus. We so appreciate your time, energy, and willingness to help!

We are still in need of a Homeroom Coordinator for Mrs. Caro’s 2nd grade class and Mrs. Tanguay’s 5th grade class. If you are interested in volunteering to be HRC, even if your child is not in one of these classes, please email The VIPS Coordinator will get you connected with your class.

Throughout the year, HRCs will keep you informed of class parties, school events, volunteer opportunities and much more. If you haven’t received any emails from your HRC, please ask your child's teacher for your HRC’s contact information and reach out to the HRC to ensure she has your correct email address.

COLONIAL DAY is around the corner...

Hear Ye, Hear Ye!!!

All fifth grade students will have an opportunity to experience life during Colonial America. Each class will rotate through 9 different stations during the day to learn about various aspects of colonial times.

We NEED a lot of help. We need a lot of volunteers for each station. You can help all day or even for a few hours. Click above to check it out!

Homeroom moms will be sending out a sign-up genius for supplies for the hospitality suite and food station next week. Keep a lookout for it.

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Volunteer for your child's Science class

There are also many volunteer opportunities for parents wishing to lead Science demos for all grades. Below are the links for all grade level trainings coming up this semester.

The Garden by Tracy Reynolds

The garden is overflowing with life. The 3rd graders planted their fall crops last garden class and got to harvest the sweet potatoes the current 4th graders planted last year.

The garden dates for November are the 7 and 21.

Also, with Thanksgiving and Christmas break coming soon the garden will need a few parents to help water. If you are in town and can, please email

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Copeland 2019-2020 Yearbooks

Yearbooks are on sale now, order before they sell out! All details in the fliers below. You can order at or mail in your form with payment. Make sure you are using the Image Share app to upload your photos!
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They are selling out fast so...

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Spirit Gear by Amanda Ball

The final order for spirit shirts came in and all orders have been delivered. If you would still like to order spirit gear there are limited quantities available. Go to to order. If you have any questions please contact Amanda at

Before you start shopping for the holidays....

Help us get FREE MONEY for Your Kids!!!!

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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, either to the front office or send it in with your student.

P.E. Twitter Page Fun

Check out our Twitter page @CopelandPE3 for P.E. fun photos.

Logging in as a Volunteer

Working for our kids as a volunteer is both rewarding and important. Please log your volunteer hours in our Raptor Portal.

CFISD has provided an online program to make it easier on volunteers to log and track their

volunteer hours. This program is called Raptor, which is part of the V-Soft security software

that helps keep our schools safe.

Copeland does not have logbooks in the front office to record your hours. So, in order to

log your hours, you will need to establish a raptor account. This is quite easy and will allow

you to log your hours at home.

The steps to register online are as follows:

1. Go to or click on the "New to Raptor" button below.

2. Complete this form in its entirety and submit (you must have an email address to do this)

3. You will receive an email from with your account information and password.

4. Once you receive the email use the button below to log in to your account.

5. Add this website to your favorites (this is where you will log hours)

6. Log in with email and password

7. Select campus

8. Select the tabs you will need

This program will be used to determine volunteer of the month and reporting our total volunteer hours to the district, enabling them to apply for various grants and programs.

Log Volunteer Hours Here

If you are a returning volunteer and have a login, use this link to sign in and log your hours.

New to Raptor Volunteer Portal?

Click here to create your account if you have never used Raptor to log volunteer hours

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