The Horseshoe Review

The Copeland PTO Newsletter

President's Corner by Karen Thomas

Believe it or not, we have already completed the first 9 weeks of school! Our children have had a tremendous start to this school year. Thanks to our entire volunteer base that has helped in so many ways on a regular basis at Copeland. Your dedication is so important to the success of our school. Stay involved or get involved if you aren’t already… you can really make a difference.

On behalf of the entire PTO, I would like to thank everyone who participated in our major fundraiser, as well as those who made monetary contributions.

We have our Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser going on now, remember orders with money attached are due by Wednesday, November 7th.

The weather was finally in our favor and the students got to enjoy their Field Day. I want to give a THANKS to Cree Sanford for stepping up and working with the PE teachers and making sure Field Day ran smoothly for each grade level.

5th Grade Colonial Days is on Friday, November 16th a signup genius link will be sent out shortly for volunteers needed for the day. You can contact Tracy Reynolds, Colonial Day Chairman, at to get details on the event. 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.

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

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

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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

Field days were a success! A big thank you to Coach Colvin & Coach Tucker for organizing the games and making sure our kids were ready. A special thank you to all the Watch D.O.G.S for putting up the tents each morning. And thanks to everyone else that volunteered. The kids had so much fun and it couldn't have happened without all of our wonderful volunteers.

Colonial Day is November 16th. We are encouraging parents from all grade levels to help out, even though this particular activity is for the 5th graders. See more info in the Colonial Day section or contact Tracy at for additional information.

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.

We would like to thank everyone who volunteered to help the kids paint Veterans' Day Rocks. They will be displayed in the school atrium for everyone to see.

And finally, there are still a few more art supplies on the sign up if you would be interested in donating items to be used during art classes. 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 coming to 5th Grade on Friday, November 16, 2018. On Friday November 16th all fifth graders will have the opportunity to experience life during Colonial America.

Each class will rotate through 8 different stations during the day to learn about various aspects of colonial times. We are asking that 5th students, teachers and volunteers dress in Colonial-style clothes for the day.

We need VOLUNTEERS, even if you can only help for a few hours. A sign - up genius will go out this weekend to sign up to volunteers, The eight stations and description will be listed for you to decide which group you want to work with. We will have a catered lunch from Jason delis that volunteers can choose to eat for only five dolllars.

The garden by Tracy Reynolds

The garden has been growing and the students are learning a lot, Thankfully the weather has taken care of watering the garden. The garden will need a list of people willing to waters . especially during the holidays. If you can help water please email

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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

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

Science Resource Center-Selina Sauceda

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

Spirit Gear - There are a limited number of sizes available for spirit shirts & hoodies if you are still interested in showing your school spirit! To order go to 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!