Coppell Middle School East PTO: What's New

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2018-2019 School Supplies Are Now on Sale!
Published: Mon, Jun 18, 2018, 09:29AM CDT

The CMSE PTO is currently selling pre-packaged school supply kits for the 2018-2019 school year.

The kits are only available for purchase online and will be sold through 11:59 P.M. on July 15, 2018. You will not be able to purchase a kit either online or in person after that date. Order early and save!

To order your kit, please go to the CMSE PTO Webstore
Payment must be made with Mastercard or Visa debit or credit card. If you do not have access to online ordering, contact the CSME office at 214 496-6600 to schedule an appointment to utilize the school computers.

If you wish to purchase school supplies on your own, the list of needed supplies are posted on the CMSE website.

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It's time to start planning for next year!
Published: Mon, Jun 18, 2018, 09:29AM CDT

Order School IDs, Planners and PE/Athletics Uniforms NOW!

The following items for the 2018-2019 school year are available for purchase from the CMSE PTO Webstore.

Order early to ensure items are available at schedule pick-up.
The order deadline for all items is July 15th.

  • Student Planners and ID CardsREQUIRED – Student planners and ID cards are required supplies that are campus specific and available for purchase only through the school.
  • PE UniformsREQUIRED if enrolled in a PE class. Order now to secure a uniform for the first day of school. Uniforms are only sold on-line.
  • Athletic Work-Out UniformsREQUIRED if enrolled in Athletics. Order now to secure a uniform for the first day of school. Uniforms are only sold on-line.

Note about PE Uniforms and Athletic Work-Out Uniforms:
All students enrolled in Athletics or a PE class are required to wear a uniform. The uniform consists of a shirt and shorts. Purchasing 2 sets of the uniform is recommended (but not required) since students attend PE or Athletics every day of the week.

If your child is moving from PE to Athletics (or vice versa) please note that the PE and Athletics uniforms are different. All sales are final so please be sure of sizing when ordering. For example, for longer shorts, order a larger size. You also might want to allow for growth.

The following items are also available for purchase from the CMSE PTO Webstore:

  • 2018-2019 PTO Membership Dues & School Directory – Become a member of the East PTO for a nominal fee and get a school directory for FREE.
  • 2018-2019 Write-A-Check PTO Donations – Support the East PTO with a much appreciated donation, and the PTO will use those funds to support our school.
  • 2018-2019 Birthday Marquee – For a donation to the PTO, you can place a birthday message for your child on the marquee in front of our school during his/her birthday week. Weeks sell fast, so purchase now

If you have questions regarding the CMSE PTO Webstore, please contact Carrie Clark.

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Order your Spirit Wear today
Published: Mon, Jun 18, 2018, 09:29AM CDT

There are lots of Spirit Wear options to choose from!

NEW! Pink “Fish Philosophy” short sleeved Comfort Colors
NEW! Grey East Heartbeat Comfort Colors, “Everybody is Somebody at East, —Laura Springer”
NEW! Crimson Bronco Shirt, LS or SS, Comfort Colors
Grey Dri-Fit Bronco Nation T-Shirt
Grey Girls Texas T-Shirt

Order Online by July 15 to have your CMSE Spirit Wear available at Schedule Pickup! .

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2018 Middle School Summer Reading Lists
Published: Mon, Jun 18, 2018, 09:29AM CDT

Click here for the MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER READING LIST for incoming 6th to 8th graders

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Mark Your Calendars! School starts August 15!
Published: Mon, Jun 18, 2018, 09:29AM CDT

Important Dates to Know

Wednesday, August 1 – 6th Grade Schedule Pick-Up (3:30-6:30pm)
Thursday, August 2 – 7th and 8th Grade Schedule Pick-Up (3:30-6:30pm)

Wednesday, August 15 – FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!

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CORRECTION - Last Day of School Schedule THURSDAY, MAY 31ST
Published: Tue, May 29, 2018, 08:46PM CDT

THURSDAY, May 31st

  • 8th Grade Awards Assembly begins at 8:45 am and is in the gym.
    Parents are welcome to enter at the bus loop and proceed straight to the gym.
  • 8th Grade Final Walk Begins At 1:30pm
  • School Is Dismissed For Summer Break At 1:45 pm

HAVE A WONDERFUL AND SAFE SUMMER

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Thank you!
Published: Tue, May 29, 2018, 08:46PM CDT

What a fantastic year we he have had at East! I want to thank all of you that gave of your time, talents and donations to help East this year!

The donations that you made to Write A Check in the fall were put to good use throughout the year. The money funded the daily livestream broadcast so that the students can have video/audio announcements, lab rats for 7th grade to dissect in science, sets for theatre, teacher grants, 3D printer and the Aim for Success school wide program. All of these items enhanced our children’s education.

Parents of 8th graders, thank you for all you have done the last three years at East. We will miss you and wish you all the best in as your child moves on to high school!

Parents of 6th and 7th graders, thank you for your help this year, and we look forward to you continuing to volunteer next year. The PTO hosts many events, and we can’t do it without all of our wonderful volunteers!

Have a wonderful summer with your families. Hopefully you will have some time to relax and enjoy the “lazy days of summer”! It is a pleasure to serve as your PTO President.

Kaylea Schultz
CMSE PTO President

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Nurse's Notes Medication Pick-up 2018
Published: Tue, May 29, 2018, 08:46PM CDT

MEDICATION PICK UP:
Students may pick up medication from the clinic every day after 3:35 to take home. ANY MEDICATION REMAINING IN THE CLINIC ON JUNE 1 WILL BE DESTROYED.

Emergency medications such as Epipens and asthma medications such as inhalers and nebulizer tubing, will be returned to the student on May 25th.

Updated immunization records:
Current 6th grade parents, please submit updated immunizations to the clinic. They can be scanned and emailed to me, faxed or hand delivered to the front office.

Thank you for another great school year! It has been a joy getting to know your student as I managed their health care needs for 18/19. Have a wonderful summer!

Cindy Beasley, RN BSN
Coppell Middle School East Nurse
214-496-6710 (clinic)
214-496-6603 (fax)
cbeasley@coppellisd.com

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CISD UPDATE ON CMS EAST BOND RENOVATIONS CONSTRUCTION
Published: Tue, May 29, 2018, 08:46PM CDT

Coppell ISD officials gave an Renovations and Construction on the progress of the current CMS East Athletic Field renovations, as well as shared the construction project plans and timeline for CMS East building improvements, which are part of the 2016 Coppell ISD Bond Referendum passed by voters, during the CISD Board of Trustees meeting May 21.
For more details, VISIT COPPELL ISD.

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MOVING OVER THE SUMMER?
Published: Tue, May 29, 2018, 08:46PM CDT

Please email Ms. Tepper or call 214-496-6614. This will ensure that your student’s records will be transferred to their school for the 18/19 school year.

Gay Tepper
Registrar/Data Entry
Coppell Middle School-East
gtepper@coppellisd.com
(214) 496-6614(W)
(214)496-6603 (F)

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BE A PART OF TAYLOR'S GARDEN -- BRONCO LEGACY BRICK
Published: Tue, May 29, 2018, 08:46PM CDT

Be part of the Bronco legacy! Celebrate your child or a special teacher in Taylor’s Garden with an engraved brick!

Be part of Coppell Middle School East for years to come by purchasing an engraved brick today in Taylor’s Garden! Message ideas to engrave include celebrating your child, showing your school or town spirit and even your favorite quote. Dedicating a brick to a loved one or special teacher is also a wonderful memento that will last for years in this special garden. Your purchase is 100% tax deductible.

Click Here To Learn More Or To Order

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PLEASE READ IF YOUR 6TH GRADER IS DOING ATHLETICS NEXT YEAR!
Published: Tue, May 29, 2018, 08:46PM CDT

If your child is going to be in Athletics, it is very important that you have joined the Bronco Club so you will receive information throughout the summer and throughout the 2018-2019 school year.

Please follow the instructions below:

Log in to your existing PTO Connect Account by clicking here: https://app.ptoconnect.com/

  • Click on the link in the Family section
  • Click on Your Student’s name in the People section
  • Click on Join a School in the School Section
  • Pick Bronco Club from the dropdown
  • Pick the grade your student is currently in (2017-2018)
  • Hit the Create Enrollment button

Look for our emails over the summer informing you of important upcoming events for Athletics.

If you need assistance with joining the Bronco Club, please contact Jeannie Kincaid

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COUNSELOR CORNER: OFF CAMPUS PE APPLICATION
Published: Tue, May 29, 2018, 08:46PM CDT

OFF CAMPUS PE: If you have a child that plans on enrolling in OCPE for the 2018-2019 school year, please follow the steps below.

The application must be filled out electronically, no paper copies. All OCPE information can be located on the East webpage.

East Webpage
1. Click on Academics
2. Click Tab on Off Campus P.E.
3. Fill out the OCPE application that is available online.

Please ensure that you are filling out the correct school year. Application can be found here: OFF CAMPUS P.E. APPLICATION

4. Print off the 2018-2019 Instructor Agreement Activity Schedule. This must be filled out and signed by the coach and returned to CMS East.

The agreement needs to be returned during schedule pick up. (at the latest, the first week of school). This can be found under the “forms” section on the OCPE page.

5. PAYMENT MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY SCHEDULE PICK UP IN AUGUST. The link to School Pay can be found on the CMS East webpage. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and on the right hand side under “Quick Links” click on school pay. Please provide the receipt as proof of payment when done.

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Helpful Bronco Links
Published: Tue, May 29, 2018, 08:46PM CDT
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CMSE Hospitality - 8th Grade Awards Assembly Breakfast, May 31st - A "Pay It Forward" Tradition
Published: Thu, May 24, 2018, 11:45AM CDT

CMSE Hospitality has one last event before the school year ends.

This is a great way to show our 8th graders that we are a family that here at CMSE and “Once A Bronco Always A Bronco”.

This is a “Pay It Forward” Tradition that everyone can help with by donating a few items.

We will be providing breakfast for the 8th graders before their awards assembly on the last day of school, Thursday, May 31st. We will be serving over 300 8th graders and need your help to make it memorable.

Drink donations – deliver to the CMSE Office by 3:00pm on Wednesday, May 30th so we can ice them down to be ready for Thursday morning.

Food donations – deliver to CMSE Office by 7:30am on Thursday, May 31st.

THANK YOU for all you do for CMSE and for your support of Hospitality all year. Your generosity is greatly appreciated by the Hospitality team! Have a great summer!

Any questions, please contact Gale McClurkan-Short

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No School on Monday, May 28th
Published: Tue, May 22, 2018, 09:51AM CDT

Monday, May 28th is Memorial Day.

Enjoy your long weekend!

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Water Well Fundraiser Update!
Published: Tue, May 22, 2018, 09:51AM CDT

Thank you so much for all of your donations to our well fundraiser. Our goal was $1100, which would be $1 from each student and staff member. We met and exceeded our goal!

So far this year, we have raised:
EarthFest $600
Matching donation from Verizon for EarthFest $600
Advisory $2600
Art Auction $800

Total Raised so far: $4600!

Our total need is $7500, so we will continue our fundraising next fall. I am so proud of our kids for raising so much so fast. I never thought we would have this much so quickly. It makes my heart so happy to think that we will be able to provide clean water for a village soon!

Mrs. Deinhammer

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2018 Photo and Film Summer Camp at New Tech High School
Published: Tue, May 22, 2018, 09:51AM CDT

This camp is for kids entering grades 4-8 and is a very exciting and interactive opportunity where learners use industry standard equipment to create their own digital project.  It’s a fun camp that always fills up fast!  

Click here for the Registration

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MOSAIC – Coppell Gifted Association Summer Camp
Published: Tue, May 22, 2018, 09:51AM CDT

Are you interested in Summer Enrichment for your child?

CGA brings to you MOSAIC, the ultimate the summer experience for your child, with courses like Chopped, Printing Explosion, Coding, Ceramics, and Chess, to name just a few!!

These courses are for ALL students entering grades 4th-8th in Fall of 2018.

Summer Camp Weeks

June 4th-8th & July 23th-27th, 2018
Registration is open now.

For course details, schedules and to register, please visit the website Coppell Gifted

Questions? E-mail Mosaic

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Coppell Education Foundation Interactive STEAM Camp Opportuinty
Published: Tue, May 22, 2018, 09:51AM CDT

The CEF Interactive Institute is a hands-on, interactive camp designed to encourage CISD middle school students to explore and experience the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) using examples from the world around them.

Each day our corporate partners present their own curriculum using fun and engaging activities to extend student learning outside of the classroom. Our corporate partners that will be teaching are: Baylor Scott & White, Capitol One, Corgan, Gearbox Software, IBM, The Michaels Companies and Texas A&M University Commerce.

Camp is open to the first 100 CISD rising 7th and 8th graders and will be held June 18th – 22nd from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm each day
CLICK HERE to sign up and learn more.

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UPCOMING STATE ASSESSMENTS/STAAR DATES:
Published: Mon, May 14, 2018, 04:58PM CDT

Parents- please schedule all appointments with these dates in mind. It is extremely important to be in attendance on these testing days.

  • May 14- 6th/7th grade Math and 8th Math retake
  • May 15- 6th/7th grade Reading and 8th Reading retest
  • May 16- 8th Science
  • May 17- 8th Social Studies
  • May 18- last day for makeups for any STAAR test missed during the week
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CMSE TWISTED ROOT NIGHT Wednesday, MAY 16th
Published: Mon, May 14, 2018, 04:58PM CDT

Now that school is winding down, as well as sports, music, dance and any other events going on, along with all your daily obligations…. Life is crazy busy!
Let Twisted Root be the answer to the age old question of “What are we going to have for dinner tonight?”

Come join your fellow CMSE families at Twisted Root for dinner on Wednesday, May 16th between 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
This will allow you to sit back relax and catch up with your family and friends, along with helping raise money for EAST BRONCOS. This is a win/win for everybody. Be sure and tell the cashier that you are with East!

We look forward to seeing you all there.

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In Old Town Coppell – 505 Houston St. Coppell, TX 75019

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Coppell ISD Night at the Ballpark on May 25
Published: Mon, May 14, 2018, 04:58PM CDT

Join in the fun at the annual Coppell ISD Night at the Ballpark on May 25 as the Texas Rangers take on the Kansas City Royals with a Star Wars themed night.

Pre-game festivities will include a parade of students from each campus who have exhibited exceptional character this year on the warning track while our campus Teachers of the Year are recognized in-field. Coppell High School seniors Amelia Vanyo will sing the National Anthem, and Rowdy Colten-Paschall will throw out the first pitch.

Tickets can be purchased online for $18.50 (+service fee) through your campus, from May 1-21, 2018, and include a special Coppell Cowboys/Texas Rangers drawstring backpack. The Texas Rangers will make a donation to the CISD Education Foundation for every ticket purchased through this promotion.

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HELP CMSE ARTIST FUNDRAISER - SILENT AUCTION
Published: Tue, May 8, 2018, 12:16PM CDT
CLICK HERE FOR THE Build A Well DETAILS.

This week our East Sustainability Club is running a campaign called “Just One Dollar” in which we encourage every student, faculty member, and community member to donate at least one dollar. We hope to raise $7500 to build a well in Southern Sudan to help those in need have access to clean water.

We believe that working together we can raise money to make a difference in the lives of others. Bring your donations to your advisory teacher or drop them in the office attention: Mrs. Deinhammer.

We will be collecting donations the week of May 7 – May 11.

Thank you so much for your help in making our fundraiser successful!

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CMS East Spring Semester Exam Exemptions - FISH HOURS DUE FRIDAY, MAY 4TH
Published: Mon, Apr 30, 2018, 04:24PM CDT

Semester Exam Exemptions

To be exempt from any spring semester exams, students must meet established criteria in four categories: grades, attendance, behavior, and Fish Hours. Click here for details.

You will notice that students are required to complete four hours of community service to be considered for spring semester exam exemptions. This supports CMS East’s effort to practice the FISH Philosophy by “making someone’s day.”

Fish Hours forms are due Friday, May 4, by 3:30 pm. NO FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED LATE!

Details about Spring Semester Exam Exemptions can be found HERE for details.
The Fish Hours presentation students viewed in Advisory can be found HERE
Fish Hours forms can be found HERE.

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NOMINATE a School Staff Member to be a Superstar!
Published: Mon, Apr 30, 2018, 04:24PM CDT

Super Star is a program started by the Coppell ISD Education Foundation to recognize elementary and middle school students and CISD employees.

NEXT SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS THURSDAY, MAY 3rd at 5PM!

· Middle school parents and students can submit nominations near the end of each 9-week grading period for any CISD staff member on their middle school campus they feel deserves recognition.

· This could be for going above and beyond for a student or co-worker, an ability to inspire, dedication to their profession and/or commitment to mentoring students or colleagues.

· At the end of each grading period, at every middle school, three CISD employees will be selected from all the nominations to receive a Super Star award.

· Please CLICK HERE to SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION BY THE MAY 3RD (5PM) DEADLINE.

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COPPELL ISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION’S RUN TO FUND IS THIS SATURDAY MAY 5TH
Published: Mon, Apr 30, 2018, 04:24PM CDT

Proceeds raised from the RUN TO FUND and other CEF events allow us to award transformative teaching grants and bring innovative learning opportunities to all students in Coppell ISD. AND $2 from every Run to Fund race entry will be contributed to the PE Department at the Coppell ISD school of your choice.

Please register before prices increase on May 2nd.

Register Today – http://coppellisdef.com/run-to-fund
REGISTER HERE

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Teacher Appreciation Week - Please help!
Published: Wed, Apr 25, 2018, 06:16PM CDT

The PTO Hospitality Committee will be hosting Teacher Appreciation Week April 30 – May 4, 2018. Please help us let the teachers and staff of CMSE know how much we appreciate them by assisting with the below requested items. We have a GREAT week of treats planned! Thank you for supporting our AMAZING CMSE staff. Please have items in the main office by Monday, April 30th. Contact Gale McClurkan with any questions.

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SPIRIT NIGHT - SEÑOR LOCOS THURSDAY, APRIL 26TH
Published: Mon, Apr 23, 2018, 01:28PM CDT

Come out and show your Bronco Spirit on Thursday, April 26th from 5-8 p.m. at Señor Locos (110 West Sandy Lake Rd.) in Coppell.

The weather should be perfect to enjoy their wonderful patio!

Señor Locos has generously offered to donate 10% of ALL of their receipts between 5 and 8 p.m. on the 26th to our school.

We hope you can join your East family for some delicious food and great company. You are encouraged to invite family and friends to join us as well. PLEASE TELL YOUR SERVER YOU ARE THERE TO SUPPORT CMSE!

Our final Spirit Night of the school year will be on Wednesday, May 16th at Twisted Root, so please save the date!

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PARENTS - PLEASE SIGN UP BELOW!
Published: Mon, Apr 23, 2018, 01:28PM CDT

CMSE Admin and Staff REALLY needs your help during lunch!

Please volunteer your time and energy from Noon – 12:20 p.m., and that’s it! Just 20 minutes, and a great quick opportunity to get involved.

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!