Coppell Middle School East PTO: What's New

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7th and 8th Grade Parent Presentation: Aim for Success! 7th and 8th Grade Parent Presentation: Aim for Success TONIGHT! Tuesday, January 17th, 7pm in the East Library
Published: Tue, Jan 17, 2017, 03:20PM CST

Aim For Success is just around the corner! The parent meeting is TONIGHT, January 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the school library.
The focus will be on teaching the students how to avoid the risks of sexual activity, drugs, alcohol and academic pressure. Since its founding in 1993, Aim For Success has spoken to over 2 million people. Come find out more about the information they will be presenting to your student.

Shoutout
BIG SHOUT OUT TO EAST: OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT!
Published: Tue, Jan 17, 2017, 03:20PM CST

Congratulations, East students, teachers and administrators! Together you achieved all A’s on the state’s new rating system. East was the only middle school in the Metroplex to accomplish this daunting goal. We are so proud of you!

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January Parent Meeting: Academic Achievement - January 23rd @ 7pm in the Cafeteria
Published: Tue, Jan 17, 2017, 03:20PM CST

On January 23rd, we will conduct a 20 minute PTO board business meeting prior to hearing from our Guest speakers, Drs. Lakshmi and Prabu Ayyagari, co-founders of Timeless Changes Foundation. They will share a peaceful and comprehensive approach to the college admission process.

Most Coppell parents aspire for their children to attend college. This laudable goal can lead to the pressure of huge expectations on the child and sometimes cause extreme stress as we have seen recently. In this session, parents of two CMSE graduates share their story of how their children were (mostly) stress-free as they graduated from CHS and went on to succeed at college. The speakers founded a nonprofit that helps bring to the world grateful students and peaceful families.

Avoid the Rat Race: Choose the college that’s right for your child. Learn about the five puzzle pieces to the college admission process:, Clarity, Competence, Community, Communication and Cost. Learn how service fits into the bigger picture of your child’s academic dreams and life plan.

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LUNCH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR JANUARY - MARCH (ONLY 20 MIN SHIFTS)
Published: Tue, Jan 17, 2017, 03:20PM 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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BRONCO BARN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR JANUARY - MARCH TIME SLOTS
Published: Tue, Jan 17, 2017, 03:20PM 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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Helpful Bronco Links
Published: Tue, Jan 17, 2017, 03:20PM CST
Noschoolmonday
NO SCHOOL on Monday 16 January 2017
Published: Sat, Jan 14, 2017, 12:56PM CST

No School on Monday, January 16th.

Enjoy your long weekend!

Shoutout
Spirit T-Shirt Design Contest Winner
Published: Mon, Jan 9, 2017, 12:48PM CST
The Spirit Wear Committee received 17 entries for the T-Shirt Design contest from which we each selected our top picks. The number one design picked by everyone on the committee via a blind email vote was the very creative “Word Cloud” Bronco design submitted by 7th Grader Arjun Vikram.

Everyone at East will soon get the opportunity to see and even wear this design, since it will be our new Spirit Tee for East. Great job Arjuni!!

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EARLY RELEASE ON FRIDAY DECEMBER 16TH
Published: Mon, Dec 12, 2016, 04:40PM CST

Friday, December 16TH is the last day of school before the Winter Break.

We have Early Release at 1:45pm, so please make plans accordingly.

Buses will leave at 1:55pm.

School will resume on Wednesday January 4th, 2017.

FROM ALL OF US AT CMS EAST PTO WE ARE WISHING YOU ALL, A VERY SAFE, HAPPY AND HEALTHY HOLIDAY SEASON WITH YOUR FAMILY.

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School will resume on Wednesday January 4th, 2017.

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UPDATED: 2016 Fall Exam Schedule
Published: Mon, Dec 12, 2016, 04:40PM CST
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Shoutout
CONGRATULATIONS TO JODIE DEINHAMMER
Published: Mon, Dec 12, 2016, 04:40PM CST

Please congratulate teacher Jodie Deinhammer for receiving a $7,255 grant from the Coppell Education Foundation.

She received the grant for “Probing Deeper in Science” which allows students to collaborate with students around the world to help solve global issues identified by the United Nation’s goals for sustainability.

The Coppell Education Foundation hit a huge milestone with their grant distribution this year, surpassing $1 million in grants awarded since its inception. Funds for grants are raised by the Foundation through the support of the community.

For more information on the Coppell Education Foundation, past grants awarded to CMS East or to make a donation visit www.coppellisdef.com

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Write-a-Check Contributions: Get Your 2016 Tax Deductible Donations In Before The End Of The Year
Published: Mon, Dec 12, 2016, 04:40PM CST

Would you like to make a contribution to your child’s school now, for tax purposes? We still need your help!

The Write-A-Check campaign is the main PTO fundraiser of the year and all of the tax deductible donations stay at CMS-East.

Please consider giving today … and don’t forget to ask your company for a matching donation.

You can contribute on-line at REVTRAC using a credit card, or send a check made out to CMSE PTO with your student. Make sure the envelope says PTO Write A Check Fundraiser and drop it off at the front office.

THANK YOU for supporting CMSE!

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Looking For A Christmas Gift For Your East Student
Published: Mon, Dec 12, 2016, 04:40PM CST

Looking for a Christmas gift for your East student? How about some Spirit wear from our East Web Store? Check it out at REVTRAK.

Place your order and send me a note telling me it is a gift for your student. To help you keep it a surprise, we will be deliver it to the school office and hold it there for your pick-up.”

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Scholarship Information
Published: Mon, Dec 12, 2016, 04:40PM CST

For More Information Click on to Timeless Changes

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DONATIONS NEEDED - IF YOU CAN HELP DONATIONS NEEDED BY 12/7
Published: Mon, Dec 5, 2016, 11:49AM 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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CMSE Hospitality – Donations needed for December Staff Meeting
Published: Mon, Dec 5, 2016, 11:49AM CST

CMSE Hospitality is providing a queso/salsa snack bar for the December staff meeting. We will be serving chips, queso and salsa.

If you are able to contribute please select from the listed items. We have included an option for cash donations as we will be preparing the queso ourselves. We are requesting a specific brand for the chips and salsa. Therefore, have included a cash option in case you do not have access to purchase at Costco. We will use cash donations to make purchases.

All items need to be delivered to the CMSE office:
- Cash donations by 8:00 a.m. on Friday, December 9th. This will allow us the needed time to purchase items. Please place in envelope addressed to Trista Wojick.
- All other donated items by 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 14th.

Any questions, please contact Trista Wojick at trista.wojick@gmail.com

Thank you in advance for your generosity! We couldn’t make this happen without your generous donations.

CMSE Hospitality Committee

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BRONCO BARN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR NOVEMBER/DECEMBER TIME SLOTS
Published: Mon, Dec 5, 2016, 11:49AM 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.

Lunch
LUNCH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR NOVEMBER/DECEMBER (ONLY 20 MIN SHIFTS)
Published: Mon, Dec 5, 2016, 11:49AM 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!

Cga
CGA 9th Annual Creative Writing Competition
Published: Mon, Dec 5, 2016, 11:49AM 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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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)

Sonic
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.