Coppell Middle School East PTO: What's New

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DONATIONS NEEDED - IF YOU CAN HELP DONATIONS NEEDED BY 12/7
Published: Tue, Nov 29, 2016, 09:40AM CST

Our Winter Choir Concert is Monday December 12th at 7:00 here at East. I was told over Thanksgiving break that CISD approved a grant and will be supplying CMSE, CMSN, and CMSW with all new choir uniforms next year!
This is very exciting and very necessary considering I have 130 kids in choir, but only 50 dresses, and a handful of uniforms for the boys.

HELP NEEDED:

I would really like for the kids to be in black concert dress for the Winter concert coming up as well as for UIL in the Spring, so I am needing your help! If you or your family have any of the items below and would be willing to donate to East Choir for our kiddos to wear this year, I would be eternally grateful!

  • Long plain black dress (preferably with sleeves of some length, preferably skirt length is past the knee)
    All sizes are welcome. Even if you think your dress might be too large or too small, I bet I have a student who can wear it. Please no patterns, glitter, lace, sequins, etc. *They need to be as plain as possible.
  • Black dress pants for the guys
    (they don’t even need to be tux pants, again, if you think yours are too small or too big, I might have a child that can fit into them.

If you have anything you can donate, please send it to the office! I need it by Wednesday 12/7.

Thank you!
Lauren Danby
Choral Director
Coppell Middle School East

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BRONCO BARN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR NOVEMBER/DECEMBER TIME SLOTS
Published: Tue, Nov 29, 2016, 09:40AM CST

The Bronco Barn sells useful and fun items like pens, pencils, other school supplies, and mints during lunchtime on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Barn is located just outside the main gym.

Staffing the Bronco Barn is a fun way to be involved at East and requires only a minimal time commitment. Although only 1 person is required to work the Barn each shift, it is much more fun (and pretty helpful!) to sign up with a friend. There are places for 2 people to sign up each shift, but only one is necessary if you are comfortable working alone. Thanks for considering how you can help out! Please remember that a background check is required each year for all volunteers. Background Check Online

Volunteer today through the link below and watch for updates throughout the year! Never worked in the Barn before? No worries—we’ll walk you through it! Please click here on Bronco Barn Procedures 2016 more information or contact Jessi Davidson-Irizarry for additional instruction and support.

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LUNCH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR NOVEMBER/DECEMBER (ONLY 20 MIN SHIFTS)
Published: Tue, Nov 29, 2016, 09:40AM CST

We REALLY need your help during lunch! Volunteer your time and energy from 11:50-12:10, and that’s it! Just 20 minutes, and a great opportunity to get involved.
Sign up early to have your pick of dates.

Please make sure you’ve completed a background check at least 2 weeks before your volunteer date: Background Check Online

Sign up through the link below, and thank you for your time!

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PTO Meeting Tonight 11/28 @ 7pm
Published: Mon, Nov 28, 2016, 10:15AM CST

Our PTO Meeting is Monday 11/28 at 7pm in the CMSE Library. ALL adults are welcome! You do not need to be a member of the PTO Board to attend.

The highlight of every meeting is hearing from Principal Springer. Her updates are informative and filled with the inspiring heart and soul that makes East such a special place. It is time well spent!

This month she will discuss how East is addressing recent events and issues impacting our nation.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get connected and informed!

We hope to see you there!

Erin Hellmuth
CMSE PTO President
erinhellmuth@yahoo.com

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NOTES FROM THE NURSE - Deadline Dec 1st
Published: Mon, Nov 28, 2016, 10:15AM CST

The Lion’s Club of Coppell is once again offering Christmas food and gift baskets for those families needing some extra help this year.

Please email the following information by December 1st:

Address and phone number
Ages, gender and gift wishes/hobbies/interest of children in the home
Number of adults in the home including college-age students
Any special needs

Deliveries will be Dec 17th from 10am-1pm.

Please submit request to Cindy Beasley

ALL REQUEST ARE CONFIDENTIAL

Cindy Beasley, BSN, RN
Coppell Middle School East Nurse
214-496-6710 (office)
214-496-6603 (fax)

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CGA 9th Annual Creative Writing Competition
Published: Mon, Nov 28, 2016, 10:15AM CST

CGA 5th Annual Creative Writing Competition.

  • Open to ALL students in grades 4-12.
  • Categories: fiction, non-fiction, poetry
  • FREE to enter. Winners will be published in a book released in the Spring of 2017.
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Published: Mon, Nov 28, 2016, 10:15AM CST
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EAST SONIC CAR HOP FUNDRAISER - TONIGHT 11/16 FROM 5-8PM
Published: Wed, Nov 16, 2016, 12:00PM CST

COME ONE, COME ALL FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY:

Ms. Springer and some of EAST favorite teachers and staff will be at Sonic on Denton Tap (by CHS) they will be Sonic’s Car Hops.

All you need to do is get in the car, bike or walk to Sonic between 5-8 pm.
Order drinks, shakes, snacks, meals or the whole menu then sit back enjoy the weather and watch your favorite EAST crew bring out your order.

The teachers will bring back to EAST 20% of all sales from 5-8 pm AND will be working for tips.
100% of the money we earn will go directly for our East Santa Fund. This is our last fundraiser before Christmas. Would love to see you guys come out! Every little bit helps us help kids.

Not in the mood for Sonic… Purchase a Gift Card for a cool treat on those warm days, or as teachers gifts or a special treat for your kids so bring cash to tip them generously.

When: Wednesday 11/16
Where: Sonic on Denton Tap (by CHS)

COME ON OUT AND SHOW ALL OF COPPELL OUR BRONCO PRIDE AND EXACTLY WHY EAST IS BEAST!

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Your Car Hops for the night will be Jim Burrows, Marcus Green, Stephen Danby, Lauren Danby, Laura Melson, Raneta Ansley, Annie Hulleman, Leah Gottlich and of course Ms. Springer.

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CISD'S 14TH ANNUAL TURKEY DRIVE IS NOW CISD FAMILY FEAST DRIVE NOVEMBER 18TH
Published: Mon, Nov 14, 2016, 09:42AM CST

instead of donating turkeys this year we are asking our students to bring canned and non-perishable food items on November 18th or you can donate to the NTFB by clicking on the link NORTH TEXAS FOOD BANK

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Thank you Hospitality Donation Volunteers!!! 2016
Published: Mon, Nov 14, 2016, 09:42AM CST

A huge THANK YOU to all the volunteers who provided teacher treats in September and October! The staff looks forward to all the yummy treats provided each month and we could not make it happen without all of YOU!!

Below are snapshots of what you contributed to. We thought you might want a glimpse in to what’s happening after your donation is dropped off…

  • The Popcorn Bar is always a hit! They were able to choose from buttered, white cheddar, and carmel popcorn and mix in M&M’s, Reece’s Pieces, candy corn or peanuts.
  • The Candy Cauldron was cleared out every day!! We were constantly refilling, proving it was well received by the CMSE staff!
  • September’s Staff meeting featured TCBY Yogurt with many different topping options. Again, the staff was bolting to the library to grab their favorite yogurt!

Thanks again for your generous donations! They are greatly appreciated!
The Hospitality Committee

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Report Cards Were Sent Home On Friday 11/11
Published: Mon, Nov 14, 2016, 09:42AM CST

Report cards for the 2nd marking period went home with your student on Thursday, November 10th. They can also be found on your home access center account.

Any questions concerning absences and attendance will be directed to Ms. Tepper

A signed note by the parent stating your student’s first and last name, grade, dates student has missed and the reason is required to excuse the absence.
The absence will be excused if the signed note is received in the office within 72 hours of the absence.

If you are moving within the district or out of town, you will also contact. Ms. Tepper with this information.

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Counselor's Corner: Informational Discussion Wednesday, November 16th 11:30am-12:30pm
Published: Mon, Nov 14, 2016, 09:42AM CST

Please join us for our first Counselor Connection!

Counselor Connection #2

When: Wednesday, November 16 at 11:30 am
Where: the CMS East library
Who: 6th, 7th and 8th grade parents
Topic: ACADEMICS- we will discuss- Credit by Exams, Gifted and Talented, Honors courses and shed some light on the most frequently asked question- “How does Middle School affect my child’s GPA?” Hint….it doesn’t!

Pay close attention to future Bronco Beat newsletters for the date of our next Counselor Connection with a focus on Academics

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RED AND BLACK FUNDRAISING LAST WEEK TO DONATE
Published: Mon, Nov 14, 2016, 09:42AM CST

One week left to donate!

The Coppell Education Foundation’s 2016 annual Red & Black annual fundraising campaign will run for only one more week – wrapping up November 18th. Each year, the Foundation gives tens of thousands of dollars to CISD schools in the form of teacher requested grants for use in their classroom.

Help us to build on our legacy of supporting educational excellence to benefit all our students and campuses by donating today!

Click here to donate and see our grant money in action! RED AND BLACK FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

 
The @ Battle Dodgeball Tournament
Published: Mon, Nov 14, 2016, 09:42AM CST

New Tech High @ Coppell is hosting their annual dodgeball tournament!

The @ Battle is on Saturday December 3rd and will be held at CMS East this year .

Come join the fun ! Get a group of friends together and play a great , fun game of dodgeball !

Visit : www.theatbattle.com

Sign you and your friends up to play!

Teams consist of 6 people (must be in grades 6-12) and the cost to play is $10 per player.
Each player will receive an @ Battle
t-shirt, and all players on the winning team will leave with some great prizes.

Spectators welcome! Please come out and support this great , FUN community event.

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CMSE Hospitality- Donations needed for Thanksgiving Luncheon 2016
Published: Wed, Nov 9, 2016, 05:53PM CST

The CMSE PTO Hospitality committee is providing lunch for the CMSE teachers/staff on Thursday, November 17th. We are having a Thanksgiving themed lunch catered, but we need your help with the drinks, desserts, rolls and paper goods.

Please select from the listed items. All items need to be delivered to the CMSE Office. Please bring any paper goods by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16th.
All food items need to be delivered no later than 9:00am on Thursday, November 17th
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Any questions, please contact Trista Wojick

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Cookie Dough Pick Up This WEDNESDAY 11/9
Published: Mon, Nov 7, 2016, 12:03PM CST

Cookie Dough distribution will be on Wednesday, November 9th.

We will be set up in the common area outside the gyms . Please stop by the school anytime between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm. on November 9th to help your student get this dough home. It must go home on that day because we have nowhere to store it. (Hint: come early to avoid long lines!)

PLEASE PARK IN THE PARENT LOOP OR THE BUS LOOP PARKING LOT. COME IN TO THE SCHOOL TO GET THE DOUGH. THE EARLIER THAT YOU CAN COME BY, THE SHORTER THE LINES WILL BE.

Please remember to deliver your cookie dough to your customers as soon as you can.

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All School Social November 11th - WE NEED 16 MORE VOLUNTEERS
Published: Mon, Nov 7, 2016, 12:03PM CST

ALL School Social! This fun event will be held Friday, November 11th from 7pm-9pm.

We need YOUR help to make it a success for everyone, so please volunteer through the link below.

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST HAVE A COMPLETED BACKGROUND CHECK PRIOR TO VOLUNTEERING

The PTO and your Broncos appreciate your energy – thank you!

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An Update from the Bond Oversight Committee
Published: Mon, Nov 7, 2016, 12:03PM CST

Following the passage of the 2016 Bond Package in May, the CISD Board of Trustee’s created the Bond Oversight Committee. The committee will serve in an advisory capacity to CISD Board and Administration to ensure project work remains faithful to the priorities and planning of the 2016 Community Bond Steering Committee.

The committee is comprised of a diverse group of 16 community members plus two current board members: Jill Popelka & Judy Barbo. Judy co-chairs the committee with David Caviness, who was selected by the committee at the initial meeting on September 12th.

What’s happened so far? The Board authorized the initial bond sale of $91.4 million, which occurred in August. Since that time, there have been several campus renovation projects approved with work either underway or already completed.

What’s coming up? On October 24th, the Board approved the Guaranteed Maximum Price contract with Northstar Builders to begin site work and grading on the new middle school land. Dirt work is scheduled to begin in the coming weeks.

Important Dates:
Nov 8th @ 10am: Ground Breaking at New Middle School site.
Nov 10th @ 7pm: Bond Oversight Committee meeting.*

More Information:
Detailed project information, along with meeting minutes, upcoming agenda’s and presentations are posted on Bond Oversight section on the
CISD Website

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Health and Fitness Night at Coppell High School November 9th
Published: Mon, Nov 7, 2016, 12:03PM CST

This is an invite to the Health and Fitness Night at Coppell High School on Wednesday, November 09, 2016 from 6pm – 8pm. We will have over 35 vendors, ranging from personal trainers, fitness instructors, boot camps, restaurants, cryo, dieticians, fitnessgram, nutritionists, and much more. Please join us for a fun filled and informational time.

Please read the following link.

HEALTH AND FITNESS NIGHT

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Red & Black Robotics Camp
Published: Mon, Nov 7, 2016, 12:03PM CST

We are excited to partner again with Verizon to offer our Red & Black Robotics Camp. This program is specifically designed for 5th and 6th graders to build and program their very own Parallax Boe-Bot Robot to perform a variety of tasks.

The two-hour classes will be held on Wednesday nights over 8 weeks, starting January 11th.

Registration opens November 2nd at 8:00 am.

For more information or to register CLICK HERE

 
COPPELL HIGH SCHOOL HOLIDAY HOUSE
Published: Mon, Nov 7, 2016, 12:03PM CST
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BOOK FAIR GOING ON THIS WEEK
Published: Mon, Oct 31, 2016, 04:08PM CDT

The CMS East fall book fair is THIS WEEK! The hours of operation are below.

Book Fair Hours

  • Monday: noon-4:00
  • Tuesday: 7:30-4:00
  • Wednesday: 7:30-4:00
  • Thursday: 7:30-4:00
  • Friday: 7:30-noon
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Congratulations to the Coppell Education Foundation Red & Black Superstars!
Published: Mon, Oct 31, 2016, 04:08PM CDT

Red & Black Super Star is a program started by the Coppell Ed Foundation to recognize elementary and middle school students and CISD employees each quarter.

Stephanie Lutz – 6th Grade
Sean (Zhaoxiang) Ma - 6th Grade
Shivank Singh – 6th Grade
Kylie Fowler – 7th Grade
Madison Jaronitzky – 7th Grade
Audrey Keener – 7th Grade
Tyler Gage - 8th Grade
Sally Parampattil – 8th Grade
Evan Wright – 8th Grade

Teacher, Admin or Support Staff – Annie Hulleman
Teacher, Admin or Support Staff – Brianna Robben
Teacher, Admin or Support Staff – Miyoko Tan

Congratulations to the winners!

The next nomination deadline is December 9th.
To submit a nomination, please follow this LINK.

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NOTES FROM THE NURSE - SPINAL SCREENING
Published: Mon, Oct 31, 2016, 04:08PM CDT
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Cindy Beasley, RN BSN
Coppell Middle School East Nurse
214-496-6710 (clinic)
214-496-6603 (fax)
cbeasley@coppellisd.com

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Red Ribbon Week Theme Days - October 24th - 28th
Published: Mon, Oct 24, 2016, 04:44PM CDT

Red Ribbon Dress Up Days:

GET READY…..for RED RIBBON WEEK!!

  • Monday We are too smart for drugs…nerd day
  • Tuesday We are too wise for drugs…old person day
  • Wednesday Drugs are a nightmare…pajamas (school appropriate)
  • Thursday ‘Lei’ off drugs..Hawaiian day
  • Friday Scare away drugs..school appropriate Halloween costumes
    NO MASKS

East is looking forward to a fun week!

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CMSE T-SHIRT CONTEST DEADLINE OCTOBER 31ST
Published: Mon, Oct 24, 2016, 04:44PM CDT
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5 More Volunteers Needed to Chaperone 8th Grade Class Field Trip To The Dallas World Aquarium
Published: Mon, Oct 24, 2016, 04:44PM CDT

The 8th grade class will be taking a field trip to the Dallas World Aquarium (and Spaghetti Warehouse) on Tuesday, November 8th the field trip will take the majority of the school day (9am-2:30pm). We are required to have one adult chaperone for every ten students, so we are in need of 15 parent volunteers to help out.
 
Since we will be eating at Spaghetti Warehouse,  each chaperone will need to complete the following form so that we can have their food order ready: www.coppellisd.com/east8th

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Mark Your Calendars - Next School Wide Social is Friday, November 11th
Published: Mon, Oct 24, 2016, 04:44PM CDT
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EAST SONIC CAR HOP FUNDRAISER - THIS WEDNESDAY 10/19
Published: Tue, Oct 18, 2016, 02:17PM CDT

COME ONE, COME ALL FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY:

Ms. Springer and some of EAST favorite teachers and staff will be at Sonic on Denton Tap (by CHS) they will be Sonic’s Car Hops.

All you need to do is get in the car, bike or walk to Sonic between 5-8 pm.
Order drinks, shakes, snacks, meals or the whole menu then sit back enjoy the weather and watch your favorite EAST crew bring out your order.

The teachers will bring back to EAST 20% of all sales from 5-8 pm AND will be working for tips. 100% of their tips will benefit our kids
Not in the mood for Sonic… Purchase a Gift Card for a cool treat on those warm days, or as teachers gifts or a special treat for your kids so bring cash to tip them generously.

When: Wednesday 10/19
Where: Sonic on Denton Tap (by CHS)

COME ON OUT AND SHOW ALL OF COPPELL OUR BRONCO PRIDE AND EXACTLY WHY EAST IS BEAST!

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Your Car Hops for the night will be Ms. Robben, Coach Shivers, Coach Rosen, Coach Krug, Ms. Ansley, Ms. Apple and of course Ms. Springer.

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Destination Imagination
Published: Tue, Oct 18, 2016, 02:17PM CDT

The Destination Imagination Challenge Program is a fun, hands-on system of learning that fosters students’ creativity, curiosity and courage through academic Challenges. Our Challenges blend STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education with the arts and social entrepreneurship.

Students who participate will learn invaluable 21st century skills as well as patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and also the collaborative problem solving process.

For more details about the program visit Destination Imagination

In year 2015-16 several teams from CMS East participated in DI tournaments. It is a completely volunteer run organization. All the learners from K – 12 are eligible to join the program. They can enroll in an existing team or the parents can volunteer to start a team themselves.
Parents who are interested in starting a team or those who are interested in enrolling their kids in an existing team, please contact Tejas Purani

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