The Horseshoe Review

The Copeland PTO Newsletter

President's Corner by Cree Sanford

Can you feel the sand between your toes and see the beach yet? I know I can!! I cannot believe that the end of the school year is just around the corner! This will be our last HSR newsletter for this year. We are wrapping up our many activities here at Copeland. We still have Multicultural Day for 3rd grade on May 24th, Copeland Teacher Appreciation week May 21st-May 25th, Fifth grade fun day on May 31st, and theend of year parties on June 1st.

I do not want to leave without first saying THANK YOU for allowing me to serve you as your executive board President these last two years! It has truly been an honor! I want to thank all of the many volunteers that keep Copeland running smoothly for all of our Colts. Volunteers like Cheri Villareal for our yearbook, Selina Saucedo for the SRC and school supplies, Tracey Reynolds for our Copeland Garden, M’Lissa Lovey” Kelly and her crew forHospitality, Amanda Ball for spirit wear, Betsy Bailey for the library, LaToi Gillyard and her crew for music, Crystal Beard for Spirit Cart, and a host of other fabulous liaisons, chairmen and HRC’s who keep our school running and keep our programs strong!! These are just a few of the fabulous volunteers that Copeland relies on throughout the year to keep all of our great traditions going.

Along with all of these lovely ladies, your Executive PTO board has really done an amazing job this last year. From our many dances to movie night to fall field days and soooooomuch more. So, thank you to Karen Thomas, LaKishiaEdwards, Molli Murray, Donna Schultz, Cynthia Miller, Amanda Ball and Hollie Tanguay. They are truly a phenomenal team to work with! If you get a chance to thank any of these awesome volunteers during these last few weeks, please do so…they deserve our thanks and gratitude!! I am so very thankful to have served with them this past year as well!

Our PTO Executive Board for the 2018-2019 school year was installed at the general PTO meeting on May 8th. Congratulations to each of these ladies!

President – Karen Thomas

Vice President – Amanda Ball

VIPS Coordinator – Alya Hidayatallah

Social Media Coordinator – LaKishia Edwards

Fundraising – Donna Schultz

Cultural Arts – Cree Sanford

Treasurer – Hollie Tanguay

Secretary – Cynthia Miller

Thanks again to everyone for all of the help and support you have given during this school year. Without you, all of the programs we provide for our students would not be possible. I hope that everyone has a safe and relaxing summer!

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Sign up now for next year!

Sign-up early for your 2018-2019 Copeland PTO Membership. It’s only $10 but this helps us all provide so much more for our Copeland Colts.

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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

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Classroom News by Molli Murray

Information about end of year parties will be going out soon!! Please make sure you check with your HRC if you haven’t heard anything by middle of next week. The schedule of events was on the back of the May calendar. Please check your email!

3rd grade—Is hosting Copeland’s first ever multi-cultural day!! Please see this sign-up and if you have anything you can contribute, please do. We need help from all grade levels to make this a success!!

Multicultural Day signup

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

Volunteer Opportunities

Since the year is coming to a close, we are already looking for volunteers for next year!! 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 who was able to volunteer this year. Every little bit helps!!

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!

There is less than a month left of school but there is 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!

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!