The Horseshoe Review

The Copeland PTO Newsletter - December 20, 2019

Yearbook prices go up January 1st! Get yours now; they are selling out quick! When they are gone...they are gone!

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We need all our parents picture taking skills!

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Your PTO & Fundraiser $$$ at work! The new playground equipment has been installed!

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President’s Corner By Amanda Ball

Time is flying by and 2019 is coming to an end! Our fifth grade choir put on an exceptional performance this past Tuesday. Special thanks for Mrs. Vigil, our music teacher, for putting together a great show and also to the choir parents for getting their kids to all the morning practices.

I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday parties today! They were revamped so each grade now has their own theme. As with all things new, I’m sure there were some little things that can be improved, but overall they were a big success. Please let me know what you thought and if you have any suggestions.

January 14 at 6:15 pm is our next General PTO Meeting right before our 3rd grade music program that starts at 6:30 pm.

Mark your calendars now, as we will be having a second-semester kick-off PTO Volunteer Mix and Mingle on Tuesday, January 21st from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend – seasoned volunteers and rookies! I hope you can be there!

I hope everyone has a restful and joyous Christmas holiday and I hope the New Year will be a bright beginning for everyone! As always, if you have questions/concerns/ideas regarding PTO, please feel free to contact me at


Copeland PTO Facebook - @CopelandElementaryPTO

Copeland PTO Instagram- @CopelandElementaryPTO

Remind App Copeland PTO Volunteers – Text @2868g4 to 81010

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Congrats to Janine Zener, our December Volunteer of the Month!

Thank you, Janine, for all the hours you put in at Copeland. You are AMAZING! It's people like you that make Copeland the best school our kids can be at. Enjoy your RESERVED parking spot upfront! 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 Shout Out to all our HRCs


Samantha Comeaux and Kathryn Harris


Stephanie Mueller, Orine Davis, Anima Smith, Brandy Clark, Deepa Ozarkar, and Alejandra Elizarraras

1st Grade:

Michelle Dittrich, Valerie Effinger, Veronica Flores, Sarah Starr, LaKishia Edwards, and Kristen Sanchez

2nd Grade:

Marisa Cueva, Laurie Alexander, Romy Amieriro, Laura Gilgin, Kim Mesorana, Amanda Ball, Lesli Morisak, and Lisa Tran

3rd Grade:

Dona Le-Roy, LaKishia Edwards, Lulu Olivera, Melanie Ablack, Jillana O'Dell, Yelena Bolotina, Gina Henry, and Shawn Lapina

4th Grade:

Selina Sauceda, Cynthia Miller, Andrea Packer, Jackie Villarreal, Mariela Lara, Sitien Chen, and Tara Hall

5th Grade:

Kamaldeep Kaur, Lisa Durham, Suzette Law, Andrea Roberts, Donna Schulze, Cree Sanford, and LaToi Gillyard

Thank you for all your efforts this semester, especially today pulling off our Holiday parties. The PTO Board appreciates you, the teachers appreciate you, and the kids do too, even if they don't realize it. They may not know how much you do behind the scenes, but we do! Y'all are amazing parents and we are lucky to work with you.

Spirit Night January 14

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Volunteer Opportunities by Deepa Ozarkar

We are still in need of the following chairmen and commitee members. If you are interested in any positions or helping out with specific events on their commitees, please email me at

Multi-Cultural Day Chairman

Multi-Cultural Day Commitee

Gardening Co-Chair

Spirit Wear Co-Chair

5th Grade Liason

5th Grade Memory Book Chairman

Yearbook Finance/Communication

Yearbook Photographers

Mother/Son Tailgate Commitee

Movie Night/Silent Auction Commitee

Color Run Commitee

HRCs will continue to 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.

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***New dates have been added for SRC Demo Trainings in the Spring! Plan ahead - click the link for your grade level to sign up for a training event.***

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Continue your holiday shopping...

Help us get FREE MONEY for Our 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.

Log your Volunteer Hours to get more money for our school!

Working for our kids as a volunteer is both rewarding and important. Please log your volunteer hours in our Raptor Portal. The more volunteer hours we log the more money we get from the state.

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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