Copeland Hoofbeat

Friday, September 1, 2023

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From the Principal

Dear Copeland Families,

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! This is our monthly newsletter that will go out the first Friday of each month. Our PBIS team will share a monthly newsletter the second Friday of each month. PTO will share their newsletter, the Horseshoe Review, the third Friday of each month. We will utilize these newsletters, along with social media and school messenger, to communicate important information and upcoming dates. Each month a calendar of events is sent home in Thursday folders. This calendar will include important information about what is happening at Copeland.

On August 28, 2023 we welcomed back approximately 950 students. Our teachers worked very hard to prepare for all of our Colts. It was a fantastic start to our school year! It makes my heart so happy to have our students back in the building.

We have some important upcoming events. Please be sure to save the dates below.

Monday, September 4, 2023 is Labor Day. There is no school for staff and students. Enjoy your three day weekend!

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 PTO will host a Volunteer Breakfast beginning at 9:00 in the cafeteria. We will hold our first Annual Title I Parent Meeting at that time.

Monday, September 25, 2023 is a teacher workday and student holiday.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 we will have a PTO General Meeting at 5:00 in the cafeteria. Immediately following the PTO Meeting, we will have our first Annual Title I Parent Meeting. Open House for ECSE, Pre-K, Kindergarten, 2nd, and 4th grade will be from 5:30-6:30 that same evening (come and go). At 6:00, a parent meeting for 4th graders interested in Read, Deed, Run will be held in the library.

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 we will have our first Annual Title I Parent Meeting. Open House for Life Skills, 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade will be from 5:30-6:30 that same evening (come and go). At 6:00, a parent meeting for 5th graders interested in Read, Deed, Run will be held in the library.

We are excited to welcome lunch visitors beginning September 11th. Please remember if you are dropping off a lunch for your child, you are welcome to bring it during their designated lunch time and deliver it to them in the cafeteria. As a reminder, we are no longer accepting student deliveries during the school day. Please be sure your child has everything they need prior to leaving for school.

We are looking forward to a wonderful school year!

Stefanie Berger


New Playground Ribbon Cutting a Success!

Thank you to our amazing PTO and to Harris County MUDs 264, 70, 156 & 173 for their generous donations which enabled us to purchase a new big playground set. We celebrated with a ribbon cutting on August 17th.

So many of our Copeland families showed up to enjoy a picnic and plenty of fun!

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Meet the Teacher Welcomes Our Colts Back to Copeland

We loved seeing you all at Meet the Teacher! Our classrooms were complete when your smiling faces arrived!
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Building the Habit of Good Attendance



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Kaylee McArthur & Amy Roberson Counselors

Students in grades K-5 will have four opportunities during the school year to use “credit-by-exam” to accelerate to another grade level. Students will only have one opportunity to test for each grade level considered.

To apply to take the test to skip kindergarten, a student must be 5 by September 1, and registered in a CFISD school. To apply to take the test to skip grade 1, a student must be 6 by September 1, and enrolled in a CFISD school.

Students who earn scores of 80% or better on each component of the credit-by-exam will qualify to advance one grade. Only one grade level may be “skipped” each year. No retests will be given.

If you are interested in getting more information about credit-by-exam, please contact the school counselor.

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Clinic - Nurse Kane

Please do not send any medication, including cough drops, to school with your child. Per our district policy, all medication must be unopened, unexpired and brought by a parent to the clinic and signed in.

For Pre-K, Kinder & 1st grade students, please send a dry set of clothes daily in your child's backpack. The clinic needs donations of gently used pants in all sizes for girls/ boys and new, unopened underwear in all sizes.

​Lisa Kane RN, BSN

Copeland Elementary School Nurse

18018 Forest Heights Dr.

Houston, TX 77095

clinic: (281) 856-1406

fax: (281) 463-5510

Click the Following Links for Quick Access:

Keeping Sick Children Home LEAD Safely Plan

Medication Policy Health Forms

Thank You to Our Community!!

  • Thank you to David Burns of Burns Landscaping for beautifying the garden around our marquee!! It really looks amazing!!
  • Thank you to The Children's Lighthouse for bringing our staff cookies during staff development week! Cookies are always welcome!
  • We'd really like to give a huge shout out to our friends at RockBox Fitness, who brought us a basket of supplies for our Colts who need it most!
  • We truly appreciate Blooms From the Heart for the lovely bouquets to brighten our front office during the first week of school!
  • We appreciate the family of Evelyn Chao for bringing us the yummy donuts! What a treat!
  • Sending a big shout out to Realtor, Alexia Thornton-Moore for providing fun treats for our teachers!
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Upcoming September Dates

Be sure to see our full website calendar for the latest info here.

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Stay Connected to the PTO for the Latest Information

Join Copeland PTO. Go to the Copeland website here or return the form sent home with students with your payment.

Copeland PTO Facebook - @CopelandElementaryPTO

Copeland PTO Instagram - @CopelandElementaryPTO

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

Copeland PTO Events – Text @aeb664 to 81010

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P.E. Twitter Page Fun - Coach Linhart & Coach Castillo

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

Follow Trixie on Instagram!

Trixie the Library Dog smiles for the camera

Join the Birthday Book Club!

Birthday Book Club donations go through School Cash

Box Tops Mobile App


Box Tops is changing to fit today's families. The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to your school's earnings online.

Download the app!

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