The Horseshoe Review

The Copeland PTO Newsletter

President's Corner by Cree Sanford

It is hard to believe how quickly this school year is passing! In the next newsletter, we will be publishing a list of open chairman positions for the 2018-2019 school year. Where do your interests lie? Think about it! If you already have something in mind, please let me know by email or phone. Copeland is very proud of their volunteers and all that they/we do! We are such a successful school because of our wonderful volunteers like YOU!!!

Our Daddy/Daughter Masquerade Ball was a success!! We had smiling daddy’s and daughters for days!!! We also profited $4,428!! Thank you to Karen Thomas and her amazing team for bringing this event to life!! Special thank you to our teaching staff and administrators for donating sweets and volunteering as well! It was definitely a night the girls and dads will remember!

We are always busy here at Copeland…On this Friday, March 2nd we will have our Boosterthon Fun Run! The kids are super excited about this event! This will be our last major fundraiser for this school year. With this fundraiser, we hope to raise funds for updated technology to be used in the classroom such as laptops, iPad’s, and Google Expedition (Check it out- We may need a few extra hands the day of the run so let your HRC know if you’d like to help out.

Thanks again for all that you do to make our school so fabulous! We could not do any of this with you! As always feel free to contact me anytime at .

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PTO Executive Board

President Cree Sanford 713-304-7016

Vice President Karen Thomas 832-594-3720

VIPS Coordinator Molli Murray 713-829-0638

Cultural Arts Amanda Ball 713-557-0316

Social Media Coordinator LaKishia Edward 409-338-7667

Fundraising Donna Schulze

Secretary Cynthia Miller 832-326-1545

Treasurer Hollie Tanguay 734-308-3119

The Garden by Tracy Reynolds

All the 3rd graders got a free Bonnie cabbage plant. This is part of the Bonnie cabbage contest. The gardener sent home instruction on how to grow their cabbage and enter the contest. They are going to start using plant based scrapes to create compost.The compost in the compost bend now, is going to be used to grow potatoes. The 3rd graders are planting potatoes this week. Thankfully the garden has not needed to be watered , because of the rain. When the weather gets warmer and dryer , we will need help watering the garden.

Classroom News by Molli Murray

Classroom News

Kinder—Donuts with dads is March 9th. This is only for Kindergarten before school from 7:20-7:50.

All grades—

Boosterthon!!! Come out this Friday March 2nd and support your child during their PEAM time!! The weather should be nice and if so, we will be outside. Proceeds benefit Copeland in many ways and it allows the kids to do things that the school budget isn’t able to cover (like field trips and extra supplies for art and PE). Please consider donating. Top classes will win prizes!!


Get your yearbook!!!

Price go up after February 9th. Turn in pink form or go online to

If you are not sure you have ordered one, please text or email Cheri Villarreal @ 281-414-2319

Custom yearbook dedications are still on sale until February 16th. To purchase an Ad go to No late orders can be taken.

Yearbook needs photos! If you have pics from field trips or musicals, please email them to Cheri @ or get the Replayit ap and load them there.

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Attention all Volunteers!

If you are able to log into Raptor and record your hours, please do so by March 9th. That's when the district will be basing their count for rewards. You can go back to August and put in hours if they aren't there.

If you have any questions, there is a email and number on the site:
1-877-7RAPTOR | 713-880-8902

Logging in as a Voluteer

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 volunteer of the month this month is Amanda Ball! Thank you for all you do for our kids and enjoy that parking space!

Volunteer Opportunities

We need volunteers and helpers year round and there are plenty of opportunities. You can learn about SRC (Science Resource Center), which is an excellent resource not only for the students, but for parents too. If you are able to volunteer for this, I promise you will learn something too! Please contact our SRC Chair Selina Sauceda at for more info.

The library always needs volunteers, as do art and music. Please let me know if you want more information.

If you have any questions or comments regarding our VIPS program or would like to volunteer, please contact me at 713-829-0638 or

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Spirit Gear by Amanda Ball

Check out the spirit gear section on to see if the spirit hoodie size you need is still available. We have hats, tumblers and vintage Copeland spirit shirts also available. If you have any questions please contact Amanda Ball,

Help our little artists!

We would love to have you help in the art class room! Ms. Krengel is asking for assistance during the 1st & 2nd grade art classes. Click the links to sign up and help kids grow their love of art; 1st grade Sign Up and 2nd grade Sign Up.

The Art Department is collecting toilet and paper towel tubes, masking tape, embroidery flows, salt and food coloring. Please drop these off at the front office if you would like to help. Thanks, your donations are greatly appreciated!

Spirit Cart by Crystal Beard

We have Spirit Cart once a month, and we need your help! We just need a couple hours of your time, to help our kiddos buy items from our cart! Super easy and fun! I love watching their excitement when they see all the cool stuff!

Thank you for volunteering your time, our students enjoy the opportunity to shop and they wouldn't be able to do it without volunteers like YOU!

If the signup is full, but you still want to come, please do!! We always need extra hands!

If you would like to volunteer your time, just click the link down below!

If you have any questions you can reach me

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!