Pope PTO Post

February News and Information

General PTO Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 16th, 9-10:30am

Pope Cafeteria

Please make plans to attend, this is the last meeting until the end of school!
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Box Tops Dance Parties-February 19

Keep collecting those Box Tops! Our next grade level lunch dance parties are scheduled on February 19. Please have all of your Box Tops turned in by February 16.

Here are the current grade level totals:
  • Kinder: 667
  • 1st grade: 1725- MET GOAL!
  • 2nd grade: 873
  • 3rd grade: 883
  • 4th grade: 923
  • 5th grade: 702

Thank you for your continued support for our school!

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My Simply Chic Spirit Day/Evening

Get in style for the Houston Rodeo season at My Simply Chic. Pope gets 15% off in-store and online sales February 23rd all day from 10-8pm.

If you purchase online at www.mysimplychic.net please put Pope Spirit Day in the comments and if in the store, just let them know at checkout.

My Simply Chic Boutique

16518 House & Hahl Rd, Ste D

Cypress, TX 77433

(281) 891-3312 Phone

Don't miss this fun event!

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Is your child missing a coat?

Lost and Found is bursting at the seams! If you are missing coats or lunch kits/water bottles please make sure your student checks the stage at lunch time to claim their item.

All items will be donated, Friday, February 19.
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SRC Trainings and Demos

A big thank you to our SRC Chairs-Suzi Brown, Bridget McMahon and Maren Elfaki for all of your hard work in making this program a success at Pope!

Check out this month's Science Resource Center trainings. If you are interested in volunteering, training takes place at the SRC at 11206 Telge Rd at 9:30am.

Training calendar:

2/18 - 5th grade C.S.I.

2/23 - Kinder Guinea Pigs

2/25 - 3rd grade Snakes

Demo date:

2/18 - Kinder Hedgehogs

2/19 - 1st grade Small Mammals

3/2 - Kinder Guinea Pigs

Once you have trained on a topic, you may present that at Pope on that demo date. For questions, please email popeptosrc@gmail.com.

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We are looking for more Library Volunteers!

Our library really needs some additional helping hands. Katie DiCaro, Library Chair, will host a spring semester library training session on Monday, February 22nd @ 10:30 AM.

If you are interested in volunteering in the library, please sign up below and make plans on attending this training session if you aren't trained.

Library Volunteer SUG:


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Submit your Pictures

Yearbook Editors still want your pictures! Specifically we are looking for pictures from the Holiday parties but we are always looking for any pictures of Pope events you may have.

Please send them in one of the following two ways.

  • Upload them to Balfour through the image share app-Project # is 627093 Password Pope16 (last day to submit photos via the app is 3/31/15.)
  • Email them with event name in the subject to popeptoyearbook@gmail.com
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Panther Pride Store

Friday, Feb. 26th, 10am-1:30pm

Cafeteria during all lunches

We have personalized headbands and pencil bags. We accept cash or checks made out to the Pope PTO.

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Texas Roadhouse Spirit Night

Tuesday, March 8th, 4-9pm

13345 FM 1960, Houston, TX 77065, United States

Call ahead seating is available, please make sure to mention Pope when ordering.
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3rd Annual Event-April 16-17

Thank you to everyone who registered for Fathers-N-Flashlights, we are looking forward to another great event this year!

There have been a few questions surrounding the new trash deposit. When you bring your labeled trash bag to us at check out you will get your original check back. We don't want anyone's $75. We want to be able to use our park again and to leave it as pristine or nicer than it was when we got there. Last year a handful of volunteers were at the park until 4:00pm on Sunday picking up a dumpster worth of trash including discarded tents, chairs and more tent signs than you could count. Let's all do our part in keeping our beautiful neighborhood clean!

Be on the look out for a Sign Up Genius to volunteer for this amazing event! Moms may not attend the event in any capacity unless you sign up for a shift and volunteer.

Visit http://www.popepto.org/p/fathers-n-flashlights.html for more information on sponsorship levels. If you or your business is interested in sponsoring this event, please send an email to popeptofundraising@gmail.com.

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Matching Gifts Program

Did you know the PTO receives donations throughout the year from employers of Pope families that have matched their donation for school events, etc.?

Please check with your employer to see if this type of program is available and how you can enroll to double your impact for Pope.

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5th Grade Parents

5th Grade End of Year Party – June 1st
A fun filled day is being planned for our hardworking students to celebrate this milestone in their academic career. We want to make sure you stay informed and provide you with information about what is planned and how you can help. This event is open to 5th grade students, teachers and volunteers only. The only way to be present at this event is to be a volunteer on a committee. Parents are not able to attend as spectators.

Action Packed Day: The 5th grade party will be take place at the school on the last day.

Festivities will include:

· Games

· Water slides

· Photo booth

· Class Competitions

· Final walk through of the school with Mrs. Koop

· Lunch, snacks and desserts

*Please see the 5th grade newsletter and information on the Memory book in the two flyers below.

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Thank you Julie Scott-Multicultural Day Chair and the 75+ that volunteered to create such a memorable day for the students and staff. Everyone enjoyed the full day of learning about other cultures.

We also want to thank Eleanor Dayrit-100th Day of Kinder Chair and the 30+ volunteers that made Pope's 100th Day of Kindergarten a success. Our Kindergarteners had a blast celebrating their special day!

Without volunteers these events would not be possible. There are still a lot of volunteer opportunities available before the end of school and we could really use your help! Please consider volunteering.

  • SRC
  • Spring Pictures
  • Library Helpers
  • Fathers-N-Flashlights
  • Field Days
  • 5th Grade End of Year Party

We will be sending out Committee Sign Up Geniuses for these events, or contact Adrienne Whitman, VP of Volunteers at volunteers4pope@gmail.com to learn how you can help.

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Birthday Billboard

Please sign up for Birthday Billboard and have your child's name displayed on their birthday! For all questions, please contact Jen Ulrich at jenulrich03@yahoo.com

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Please make sure to log your volunteer hours, for everything you do related to Pope and the PTO.

Here's how to log your hours: Go to www.cfisd.net, click on Community Involvement, Click on Volunteer, Click on Log Volunteer Hours, enter your E-mail and Password to enter your hours.

Thank you for Volunteering! We appreciate everything you do to make this PTO a successful organization.

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Pope App Tip-Quick Links

Did you know you can access information about CFISD and Pope right from the app? Just click the three white lines in the upper right hand of the app and then click on Quick Links.

  • Home Access-you can see your student's grades
  • Library resources-for Pope or any school in CFISD
  • Log your Volunteer Hours
  • Cafeteria Menus-see what's for breakfast or lunch
  • Pay your cafeteria account
  • PTO Web site
  • CFISD Transportation-bus schedules and stops
  • CFISD Youtube

This information is at your fingertips directly from the Pope app!

Stay Connected and Informed

Pope Elementary School App

Download the app from www.popepto.org




General questions: popeelempto@gmail.com

Volunteer questions: volunteers4pope@gmail.com

Membership questions: popeptomembership@gmail.com

Fundraising questions: popeptofundraising@gmail.com

Yearbook questions: popeptoyearbook@gmail.com

Upcoming Events

School Holiday-February 15

General PTO Meeting-February 16

Box Tops Due-February 16

SRC Training-5th grade-February 18

Box Top Lunch Parties-February 19

My Simply Chic Spirit Day/Night-February 23

SRC Training-Kinder-February 23

Pride Store-February 26

Staff Appreciation Week-March 7-11

Texas Roadhouse Spirit Night-March 8

PTO Board Meeting-March 9

Spring Pictures-March 11

Spring Break-March 14-18

PTO Board 2015-2016

Kristin Belland-President

Stacy Carney-VP of Panther Pride

Aimee Gruber-VP of Communications

Denise Mazza-VP of Fundraising 1

Vicki Molina-VP of Fundraising 2

Shana Moreland-Secretary

Nicoya Rogers-Parliamentarian

Kristen Ruiz-VP of Membership

Christina Taylor-VP of School Enrichment

Adrienne Whitman-VP of Volunteers

Anna Wood-VP of Fundraising 3

Melissa Wynne-Treasurer