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Horseshoe Review- Copeland Elementary PTO Newsletter

May 24, 2024

PTO President's Corner

Copeland friends and families, 


I want to start off by saying a heartfelt ‘Thank you’ for all your support during this school year. Copeland is a special place, filled with amazing teachers and staff who work tirelessly to support and encourage our students. Through your support, via your volunteer time, support of our fundraisers, and attendance at our community events you helped to create community and provide our students with fabulous opportunities.  


I also want to specifically recognize your wonderful 2023-2024 PTO board: Deepa Ozarkar, Majesta Carraway, LaKishia Edwards, Magen Hall, Kimberly Capers, Joye Jackson, Kimberly Martinez, and Rebecca Bintcliffe. These ladies put in an immense amount of time, energy, and work into Copeland, and this year has been exceptional as a result. I want to extend a special thank you to two members of our Board who are leaving us this year as their children move onto middle school.  

LaKishia Edwards is our social media and website extraordinaire who is our longest serving board member. LaKishia has been a part of the PTO board for over 5 years and has given so much of herself to make Copeland a better place, she has built a wonderful online presence for the PTO allowing us to better connect with our families. Kimberly Martinez, this year’s secretary, joined our board just last year but has worked as a PTO volunteer for years prior as a PE Chair helping to make our field days the best around, as a spirit cart volunteer, and spending time pitching in wherever possible to lend a helping hand. Our school is better because of you, and we are more thankful for you than you can imagine! 


The goal of the Copeland PTO is to provide educational enrichment opportunities for our students, enhance the partnership between student families and school, and support and care to those working with our children.  With your help we have been able to do just that all year long! All our K-5th Grade students were able to experience an off-campus field trip this year, our 3rd graders grew an amazing school garden, we strengthened our community through events like Trunk or Treat, Winterfest, and Movie Night; and celebrated a record-breaking spring fundraiser with an epic Bubble Run! If you have not yet done so, please consider joining our mission and getting involved as a volunteer. We have opportunities of all shapes and sizes; based at home, in school, or around special events. Getting involved is a great way to show your child you are invested in their education, and I can guarantee you will not regret it. Copeland is truly special, and it takes all of us to keep it that way. 


I want to congratulate our 5th grade families moving on from Copeland. We hope you know ‘Once a Colt, Always a Colt’, and we wish you the best in your move to middle school.  I hope all our families and staff have a fantastic summer.  


Til next year, 

Laurie Alexander  

Copeland PTO President 




What a fun filled year! Thank you so much to all of you that volunteered to present science demos and assist with SRC field trips! Your time and efforts have been very much appreciated by staff and students alike!

Kinder had their Animal Odyssey field trip last week, and got to check out quite a few animals. They even got to pet a Uromastyx!  

Next week 5th grade will have the final demo of the year CSI! Our crime scene investigators will use science to figure out who done it!

Again a huge thank you to all of our volunteers,  I look forward to meeting even more of you next year. Watch the Copeland PTO Facebook page for training opportunities closer to next school year!

May Staff Appreciation Lunch

We scored when you became a teacher!  We will always cheer you on! @copelandcfisd has the best staff around! 


The PTO showed our appreciation by providing lunch! We would like to thank Jason's Deli Copperfield location for giving us a great deal with the sandwich trays and chips. We thank Gulf Coast Bread Pudding for their generous donation of delicious bread pudding. Thanks to the Cheng family for the amazing homemade macarons! Thanks to HEB and our PTO volunteers for the fruit salad and serving. Also, a shout out to the Langham Creek Cheer coaches for letting us borrow some cheer gear to help decorate.

Movie Night Silent Auction

Thank you to all of our donors, sponsors, and bidders who participated in our annual silent auction! Your support helps us keep funding our beloved Copeland.

Volunteer of the Month


Monica Sanil is our 

Volunteer of the Month! 

Monica is just the sweetest and always thinking of others!  You will find Monica helping with our Hospitality Days in the break room, jumping in to help with Spirit Cart or even going on Field Trips helping with the kiddos in 4th grade.  She is always thinking outside the box and offering new ideas for yummy staff treats.  Thank you for your all you do for our Colts, Monica!

Looking Ahead
Tuesday, May 28
Senior Walk
5:30p 5th Grade Recognition @ LCHS
Wednesday, May 29
Beach Bash
Thursday, May 30
5th Grade Fun Day @ Copeland
Friday, May 31
Last Day of School
Monday, August 19
First Day of School

Did you know that Blue Willow Bookshop sponsors our lovely library and its events? 

Keep your family reading all year long by visiting them online or stop by their store to look around and say hi!

Become a PTO Member

Your one-time $15 family membership allows us to provide fun activities for your kids, field trips, playground equipment, classroom tools, teacher appreciation, and so much more all year!


PTO Board Members 2023-2024

Laurie Alexander



Kimberly Capers

Membership Liaison


Deepa Ozarkar



Kimberly Martinez



Magen Hall

VIPS Coordinator


Majesta Carraway



Joye Jackson

Cultural Arts


LaKishia Edwards

Social Media


Rebecca Bintcliffe

Major Events Coordinator


2022-2023 PTO Board Members


Logging Volunteer Hours

Please make sure that when you volunteer you log your hours. This helps the district and state keep up with community involvement as well as shows us who to award Volunteer of the month!  Click on the button below to do so. Thank you!

Log Your Volunteer Hours
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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 here

- Submit the $20 Birthday Marquee Fee

- Watch the look on their face when they see their name

Due to district policy, we will only put their first name and last letter of their last 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. 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, either to the front office or send it in with your student.

Connect With Us

Join the Copeland PTO today by going to CopelandPTO.org

Copeland PTO Facebook - @CopelandElementaryPTO

Copeland PTO Instagram - @CopelandElementaryPTO

Get the Remind App

Copeland PTO Volunteers – Text @2868g4 to 81010

Copeland PTO Events – Text @aeb664 to 81010

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