The Horseshoe Review

The Copeland PTO Newsletter

President's Corner by Cree Sanford

Spring is such a busy time of year! Can you believe the school year is almost over! We have had some fun times this year and the fun is not over yet…. In May, we will have our last general PTO meeting on the 8th at 6:15, were our fabulous 1st graders will be performing. The terrific 3rd graders will be a having a Multi-Cultural day celebration on the 24th! They will get their passports stamped and have a chance to travel to several different countries! They can come dressed in their favorite cultural attire as they learn and experience the different cultures represented here at Copeland and throughout. We will need lots of parent helpers in different areas to make this day a success so be on the lookout for more information.

There are still a few more chairman positions to be filled. If you are interested in the following please let me or any executive board member know.

Clinic Chair– Chairman works with the school nurse to coordinate the vision and hearing screening at the beginning of the year and then assists the school nurse throughout the year with various projects.

As always thank you for all that you do supporting the PTO and our school, we could not do it without you!

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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

Classroom News by Molli Murray

5th grade—The year is coming to a close. Please see the attached flyer regarding the 5th grade graduation pool party hosted by Copeland parents.

1st grade program by La Toi Gillyard

Greetings parents, LaToi Gillyard here, I am your PTO music chairman. As you know the first grade musical is quickly approaching and I sincerely thank you all for signing up to volunteer. If you are able to come, your help will be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions please feel free to email me directly at "" Details are below:

Bugs Program: May 8th

6:30pm (arrive @6pm)

Stage Prep: April 12th-18th (please arrive@9am if possible)

Dress rehearsal: May 7th (time tbd)

Line rehearsal: April 23rd-27th (1:15pm-2:10pm)

Rehearsal week: April 30th-May 4th (time tbd)

Kind regards...

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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 Lesli Morisak. Thank you Lesli for all your hard work on behalf of our kids and enjoy that parking spot!

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Activities

The year is flying by, but we also always need volunteers and helpers year round. If you do have ability to volunteer on a more regular basis, 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

Thank you to everyone that came out for our movie night!! Everyone had a great time and our volunteers were spectacular as usual.

Spirit Gear by Amanda Ball

Still need Spirit Gear? Check out all the styles and sizes on We have current year & vintage Copeland spirit shirts along with hats & tumblers. If you have any questions please contact Amanda Ball,

Help our little artists!

Only two months left of school, but still plenty of time to help in the art class room! Click the links to sign up to assist in 1st or 2nd grade art classes; 1st grade Sign Up and 2nd grade Sign Up.

If you don't have time to volunteer you can make a donation! The art department is collecting yarn, felt, thicker thread to sew with. Also, dessert or salad size styrofoam plates, puffy paint, brown paper grocery bags, q-tips and white coffee filters. 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!