Pope PTO Post

January News and Information

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Pope Staff Luncheon-Please Donate

Our first staff luncheon of 2016 is next Friday, January 22nd. Let's show the Pope staff how much we appreciate them!

We need your help with a few items so please consider donating. You can drop them off in the front office that morning or contact Dawn Jarvis to make alternate arrangements.

Please sign up here:


Thank you,

The Hospitality Team

PDQ Spirit Night

Wednesday, Jan. 27th, 4-9pm

25686 Northwest Freeway

Cypress, TX

Dine in or drive thru! Make sure to mention Pope when ordering.
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Multicultural Day Celebration

We are so excited to have a fantastic team of volunteers for Multicultural Day Celebration on January 27, 2016. Each grade will rotate through four countries and learn about cultures, food, people, history and so much more! Students will also enjoy cultural performances during lunchtime.

If you are interested in helping, please contact Julie Scott at jj.scott@att.net.

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3rd Grade is in need of Paper Towel Tubes

3rd grade will be doing a project that requires every student to have a paper towel tube. The 3rd grade students have been collecting these for awhile, however they need more.

When you use a roll of paper towels at home, we'd greatly appreciate it if you could send the tubes to Pope to the attention of 3rd grade teachers by January 25th. Every bit helps!
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Panther Pride Store

Friday, Jan. 29th, 10am-2pm

Cafeteria during all lunches

We have new Pope Panther shirts available to order. Please fill out the order form click here and send it with your child to turn into the Panther Pride Store. We accept cash or checks made out to the Pope PTO. Please allow two weeks for delivery.
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Last Call for Yearbooks

2015-2016 Yearbooks are still available for sale via online purchase only. No paper order forms will be accepted as a method of payment for yearbooks.

Yearbooks are currently available for $40.00 per book with an additional $5.00 engraving option.

Please visit the link below and type in Pope Elementary. You will be able to create an account, order your yearbooks and purchase them online directly through the Balfour website. http://www.balfour.com

Deadline to order your yearbooks at this price has been extended until January 31,2015.

Yearbook Editors Still Need Photos

If you have pictures from any of the following events (Holiday Party, Cookies with Koop, Field Trips, Thanksgiving Feast and Book-fair) 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.)

Personal Messages-****CHANGE****

The yearbook team has decided to additionally accept your personal message orders via paper form. (See form below) If you have already submitted your message and photo online we have those in our system. You DO NOT need to resubmit your message and payment via this order form. All messages are based on availability and will be accepted until March 1, 2015.

If you have any questions please feel free to email us at popeptoyearbook@gmail.com

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Save the Date!

Pope PTO's 3rd Annual Fathers N Flashlights is April 16-17.

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.

More information about registration will come out soon!
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SRC Trainings and Demos

Snakes, guinea pigs, birds, and frogs...these are some of the animals coming up in our January and February Science Resource Center trainings. If you are interested, training takes place at the SRC at 11206 Telge Rd at 9:30am.

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

Training calendar:

1/29 - 3rd grade Amphibians

2/10 - 4th grade Galveston Bay Ecology

2/12 - 4th grade Aquatic Bird Skins

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

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Box Tops Update

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. Looks like 1st grade has already taken the lead! Way to go!

The PTO would like to thank Andrea VanSickle for all of her help with Box Tops for the last year and a half, she is taking some time off to care for her family.

Please welcome Staci Dauphine as the new co-chair along with Heather Gural.
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Committtee Members

We understand that life happens and circumstances change throughout the course of a school year. If you signed up to serve on a committee at the beginning of the year and now find that you are unable to fulfill those obligations on a regular basis please contact your chair and ask to be moved to a ‘reserve volunteer’ list.

Also, if you find that you have more time on your hands and would like to help out more around campus, please contact Adrienne Whitman, vounteers4pope@gmail.com to find a good fit.

We’re trying to make sure that our volunteer rosters are accurate and that we don’t agree to take on jobs if we don’t have the people to volunteer for those positions.

We appreciate everything you do for Pope!
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Have you signed up for Amazon Smile?

Amazon has a great program to give back to Pope! If you are an Amazon customer, you can use smile.amazon.com to shop and the company will donate 0.5% of the purchase price back to Pope. There is no cap on the amount Amazon will donate and almost every physical product sold by the company is eligible, which means tens of millions of items. Digital goods are not included.

Everything else about the Amazon online shopping experience stays the same, including Prime, the shopping cart, wish lists and shipping options. The prices will also be the same.

To direct your Amazon account to support Pope please follow these steps.

  • Login to Amazon like you always do.
  • In the search box, type in Amazon Smile
  • This will take you to a page that says ‘Choose one of our Spotlight Charities’, right below that is a search box that says ‘Or Pick Your Own Charitable Organization’
  • In that box, type in Pope Elementary Parent Teacher Organization
  • Next add Pope to your account.

After you have your Amazon account linked to Pope Elementary Teacher Organization, you can start shopping. Make sure you log into smile.amazon.com and you should see under the search box ‘Supporting: Pope Elementary Parent Teacher Organization’.

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Cleaning Out Closets?

Did you know that you could earn money for Pope by donating your old clothing? Pope is now setup on www.Schoola.com for donations.

Please create an account. Then from the main page, click "Donate clothes" at the bottom of the page and then search for Pope and select Pope from the list. From here you can request a pre-paid bag that will be mailed to your home and you can send in your gently used clothing and accessories.

Schoola will then list these items for sale on their website. 40% of proceeds from each sale go to Pope, helping to keep and expand programs for our kids.

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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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Save the Date!

Pope Spirit Night at Kendra Scott in City Centre will be on Tuesday, April 26 from 6-8pm, right in time for Mother's Day. If you can't make it to the store to shop, they will accept phone in orders.

We will send out more information as the date approaches.

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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-Contacts

Did you know you can contact Pope teachers and administration right from the app? Just click the three white lines in the upper right hand of the app and then click on Contacts. You can find your teachers by grade, administration, and everyone else involved with Pope. Call them or email them directly from the 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-January 18
Staff Luncheon-January 22

Multicultural Day-January 27

PDQ Spirit Night-January 27

Pride Store-January 29

Group/Class Pictures-February 3

100th Day of Kindergarten-February 4

Texas Roadhouse Spirit Night-February 9

PTO Board Meeting-February 10

Valentine's Exchange-February 12

School Holiday-February 15

General PTO Meeting-February 16

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