The Horseshoe Review

The Copeland PTO Newsletter

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President's Corner by Karen Thomas

I want to say thank you to everyone who participated in our major fundraiser or sent in monetary donations. 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.

Who doesn’t love Texas Roadhouse Rolls??? Get ready to put in your order for your holiday rolls. We will be selling the famous Texas Roadhouse rolls, peanuts, and butter the flyer will be coming home today in your students Thursday folder with all the details.

Due to inclement weather this week Field Day has been postponed until next week. Below are the new dates.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Kindergarten: 8:30a - 10:30a

Third Grade: 12:30p -2:30p

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Second Grade: 8:30a - 10:30a

Fourth Grade: 12:30p – 2:30p

Thursday, October 25, 2018

First Grade: 8:30a – 10:30a

Fifth Grade: 12:30p – 2:30p

We are still in need of several popup tents if you can provide one please sign up on the signup genius link below.

Classrooms are still missing their necessary items as well to make the event successful for your student. You should have received a link from your homeroom coordinator listing the items need for your classroom if you have not received the link please let me know.

We have a lot of exciting activities coming up in the next couple of months. Please watch the Horseshoe Review for exciting opportunities to volunteer. You can always contact your homeroom coordinator regarding these opportunities or any board member.

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

Sign up now 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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PTO Executive Board

President Karen Thomas 832-594-3720

Vice President Amanda Ball 713-557-0316

VIPS Coordinator Alya Hidayatallah 281-908-7674

Cultural Arts Cree Sanford 713-304-7016

Social Media Coordinator LaKishia Edwards 409-338-7667

Fundraising Donna Schulze 281-851-4349

Secretary Cynthia Miller 832-326-1545

Treasurer Alya Hidayatallah 281-908-7674

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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.

VIP’s News

Although we had to reschedule Field Day, the good news is that we have a little extra time to prepare! Please be sure to review the e-mail from your HRC regarding the rules and guidelines for Field Day and don’t forget to click on the sign-up genius link for your homeroom to bring supplies and volunteer to help out. If the sign-up for your homeroom is full and you would like to help out, please contact me at – we can use all of the supplies and help we can get!

Also - if you have a pop-up tent that the we can borrow for the kids to sit under and keep cool please click this link Pop-Up Tent Sign-Up

Field Day is so much fun for the students, teachers and parents and we look forward to seeing you there! The new dates for Field Day are:

October 22 – Kindergarten and 3rd Grade

October 24 – 2nd Grade and 4th Grade

October 25 – 1st Grade and 5th Grade

Colonial Day, November 16, will be here before we know it! We will need lots of help to make this a great event. While this particular activity is for the 5th graders, we encourage parents from all grade levels to help out. It is a great way to get a sneak peek at one of the special events your student will get to experience in 5th grade. Be on the lookout for sign-up links in upcoming newsletters or contact Tracy at for additional information.

Many of our K-2nd grade homerooms are still looking for parent readers. If you have a student in one of these grade levels and are interested in being a parent reader, please reach out to your HRC. It is a lot of fun, gives the teacher a little break, and the kids love it!

Love ART? We have lots of volunteer opportunities! Ms. Krengel is asking for assistance during the 2nd grade art classes. Click the link to sign up and help our students grow their love of art Help with 2nd Grade Art Sign-Up

Ms. Krengel still needs a few volunteers to help kids paint veterans’ day rocks on 10/25, 10/26, 10/30 and 10/31. Volunteers will help handing out paint, rocks, paint brushes, etc. When completed, all of the painted rocks will be displayed in the school atrium. If you have some free time and would like to come help the kids show their artistic skills she would really appreciate it! Veterans' Day Rock Painting Sign-Up If you want to help out and the sign-up is full, please contact Alejandra at – we always need extra help!

And finally, Ms. Krengel is asking for parents to donate some art supplies. Click on the link to see what you can bring to help support our kids’ love of art! Art Supply Sign-Up

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.

Colonial Day by Tracy Reynolds

Colonial Day is quickly approaching on November 16,2018. We are organizing volunteers different this year. We are getting chairpersons first and then going to get all the other volunteers. We have all the chairs filled , but three positions. The three positions we need filled are 1. QUILTING 2. CANDLEMAKING 3. Food.

Quilting is mainly threading a needling and showing the kids how to do a simple up and down stitch. This is a great station to have a lot of help from grandparents.

Candle making is showing the kids how they made candles.The students will dip wicks in wax and create their own candle.

Food : The kids get to sample items from similiar to the colonial era and make homemade butter.

We have information and some of the supplies already to help you. Please consider helping chair a station for Colonial Day. If you can chair a station please email and include what station you can by Thursday October 18,2018.

The kids really have fun and learn a lot on Colonial Day. If you can't chair a station , but still want to help be on the lookout for a signup genius for helping on Colonial day. Also next week we will send out another signup genius for food and supplies needed for the day

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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:

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.

If you are new to the Volunteer Portal, you can download a Help Sheet by clicking the link below.

If this is your first time to use the Volunteer Portal, select the link below to create a new password.

Returning Volunteer Portal users can select the link below and sign in.

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Volunteer of the month

Aliejandra Elizarraras is our Volunteer of the Month! Thank you for all you do for our school and enjoy that parking spot!

Science Resource Center-Selina Sauceda

Happy October! This month, there are SRC Demo trainings available for 1st, 4th, and 5th grades. Please take a look at the links below and see which trainings you can attend!

Demo trainings are generally good for 3 years, unless the demo has changed. If you feel you need a “refresher”, feel free to sign up for a demo training. If you are comfortable teaching a demo based on your past training, email to be added to the trained volunteer list.

Simply click on the link below for the corresponding grade level and sign up for ONE of the available training times per Demo. After completion of training, email and I will add you to the trained volunteer list and provide you with demo dates at Copeland.


SRC Volunteers for Copeland: PreK


SRC Volunteers for Copeland: Kinder

1st Grade

SRC Volunteers for Copeland 1st Grade

2nd Grade

SRC Volunteers for Copeland: 2nd Grade

3rd Grade

SRC Volunteers for Copeland: 3rd Grade

4th Grade

SRC Volunteers for Copeland: 4th Grade

5th Grade

SRC Volunteers for Copeland 5th Grade

Spirit Gear by Amanda Ball

The final order for spirit shirts came in & all orders received by the 9/26 deadline have been delivered. The orders received after the deadline will be filled if inventory allows or you will get your money back. 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 Ball,

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!