Dear Copeland Families,


I am so excited to be starting the 2022-23 year with you as Copeland PTO President. This is my second year of my two-year term. I look forward to serving you again this year!


Welcome back to all of our students and a big welcome to our new students! I have no doubt this year is going to be amazing, and I look forward to working with all of you to make it so!


Our goal with PTO is always to enrich the education of our students and to support our staff in their efforts to do the same. With your help, we can provide amazing programs for our Colts, while helping to improve communication, showing appreciation to our administration and staff, and increasing parent involvement to enhance all sides of our kids' education.


You can help most by first, just being a member of the PTO! For only $12, your whole family gains membership (regardless of number of students at Copeland). Did you know that if each Copeland family joined the PTO, we would raise somewhere over $7,500? That's just for membership! Which brings me to our next way you can help. 


We run multiple fundraisers throughout the year, with one major fundraiser in the fall and one in the spring. This year the fundraisers will be a catalog/online sale in the fall and a donation drive in the spring. Do you know that if each student makes or collects just $50 for each fundraiser, we'll make around $50,000 in the fall and in the spring? Think of all the amazing things we can do with that money: canopies for our playground equipment, updated playground equipment, field trips, enriching presentations for kids, library books, additional resources for the school, and SO MUCH MORE!


More than the money, though, we want you to be involved. Copeland has worked hard to build an amazing community, and the PTO wants everyone to be a part of that. We all need community more than we EVER have after these last few years, and we look forward to growing together into a larger and stronger community supporting these amazing kids in the very foundation of education they receive at Copeland.


Thank you, thank you, thank you to each of you for returning as a Copeland PTO member or joining for the first time. Your contributions, great and small, are what helps make Copeland the family it is. This year, the board looks forward to working with each of you, our amazing kids, and Copeland administration and staff to make this the best year yet.


With love,


Valerie Effinger

Copeland Elementary PTO President 



Upcoming Events

Volunteer of the Month 

Who will be the Volunteer of the Month? Every month we honor the volunteer who has logged the most hours working for our kids. It is our way of thanking our hard-working VIP's. This honor gets your picture in the Horseshoe Review, a feature on, our undying gratitude, and most importantly a reserved parking spot right up close in the school's front parking lot!

Brandy Clark

Brandy Clark is our Volunteer of the Month! 

She is the head of our school's Science Resource Center activities and the kids' favorite 'snake lady'. 

Thank you so much Brandy for everything you do for our school!