The Horseshoe Review

The Copeland PTO Newsletter

President's Corner by Karen Thomas

WOW!!! What an awesome turnout we had for our 2nd annual Father & Daughter dance “Boots & Bling”. Thank you all who attended for supporting our Colts! I need to give a HUGE THANK YOU to those who helped me put the event on from decorations, setup, to supervising the event. Alejandra Elizarras, Lourdes Olivera, Kristen Sanchez, Stephanie Cardoso, Katie Eugenio, Ellie Eugenio, Ryan Linton, Kyle Johnson, Tracy Reynolds, Molly Miller, Kailei Tucker, Brooke Tucker, Cindy Truitt, Robert Olivera, Jr., and my wonderful PTO Board members. I truly appreciate all your help. I would like to also THANK our sponsors who helped with monetary donations, gift basket items, or food. Jesse Parada (Party City), Adam Cook (Pappas), Madison Prisco (ITag Photography), Mr. and Mrs. O’Malley (Ace Hardware), Scott Tucker (Langham Creek), HEB, Bounce Bounce, Sweet & Sassy, Willie’s, Texas Roadhouse and Black Horse Ranch Golf.

Our Terrific Third Graders had a fabulous performance this past Tuesday night!! If you were able to see it, you know how incredibly talented our Copeland Colts are. A BIG thank you goes out to Veronica Flores and her crew of volunteers for all their hard work with our music program. These ladies did a wonderful job creating the set, helping kids with their lines, adjusting costumes and props, and putting it all together. I know Mrs. Vigil and the kids really appreciated all their help. We are blessed with a wonderful music chairperson, fantastic helpers, and terrific teachers and staff at Copeland!

The staff got to enjoy at great Valentine lunch provided by Ashlee Morris. Thank you for thinking of our wonderful Copeland Staff they loved it. Thank you to Eddie and Alice Smith for your assistance during the lunch.

We will have our family movie night on Friday, March 1st. Flyers went home in the Thursday folder this week with details. We hope to see everyone out at the event.

For those of you who want to be in the know and not miss a beat about what is going on at Copeland, visit the Copeland PTO website at

Thanks for all that you do! If you have any questions regarding the PTO, as always please feel free to contact me at

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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

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

VIPs Coordinator Penelope Miller 913-433-3050

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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.

Volunteer of the Month

Our VIP of the month is Tracy Reynolds! Thank you for all you do for our kids and enjoy that parking spot!

The Spirit Cart

The once a month Spirt Cart always needs volunteers!

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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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Science Resource Center-Selina Sauceda

Below you will find the training schedules for the Spring Semester.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!

Grade Level

SighUp Genius Link

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

Spirit Gear by Amanda Ball

Copeland Spirit Items - NEW Copeland Items have been added to the website! Communication forms, key chains, pens, koozies, cups & more are now available to purchase online. Please visit to see all the Copeland Spirit Item available. Choose fundraising from the top menu, then click Copeland Spirit Items. There are still a few spirit shirts & hoodies (for this cold weather) available in limited sizes. Also, you do not have to be a PTO member to purchase online!

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!