Coppell Middle School East PTO: What's New

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Sonia Cummins - Celebration Of Life Service This Saturday 2/18
Published: Wed, Feb 15, 2017, 10:52PM CST

It is with great sadness that we announce that East’s beloved Ms. Sonia Cummins passed away on Monday after a long battle with cancer. Ms. Cummins taught at East from 2006-2016.

Countless East Bronco families were personally touched by Ms. Cummins’ love, strength, her deep commitment, and her passion for teaching. She will be greatly missed.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:30 this Saturday (2/18) at Mount Olivet Funeral Home (2301 N. Sylvania Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76111). A graveside service will immediately follow.

Visit this LINK to view her obituary and share a memory.

Donations can be made to Ally’s Wish Foundation in Ms. Cummins’ name.

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Published: Mon, Feb 13, 2017, 03:51PM CST

Parent Meeting: I keep hearing about school vouchers. What are they and how would they impact my child’s education?

Join us on February 13th at 7pm in the East cafeteria to hear from CISD Superintendent Dr. Waldrip, CISD CFO Kelly Penny and former CISD school board member and state rep. Bennett Ratliff
They will be explaining how legislation impacts the funding of our schools, class requirements, academic content and standards. They will also discuss current legislation regarding school vouchers and other hot topics. You will leave with a better understanding of the issues at hand and how YOU can make a difference in the political process.
If you value your child’s public education, this legislative presentation is imperative!

All are welcome!

We will conduct a brief PTO business meeting at 6:30 BEFORE the Legislative presentation on February 13th at East.

Spring Book Fair is Here! Volunteers Are Still Needed.
Published: Mon, Feb 13, 2017, 03:51PM CST

The Coppell Middle School East Fall Book Fair will be on the following dates and times:

  • Monday Feb 13th – noon to 4pm
  • Tuesday Feb 14th – 7:30am to 4pm
  • Wednesday Feb 15th – 7:30am to 4pm
  • Thursday Feb 16th – 7:30am to 4pm
  • Monday Feb 17th – 7:30am to noon

In addition to books, we will have fun items — pencils, erasers, posters, etc. — that students can purchase.

All profits go towards new book purchases for the CMSE Library, so please support the book fair.

We also need Volunteers to help make this Book Fair a success. If you are available and willing to help, please click on your name in the blue box below. Please remember to complete a background check. Background Check Online

Click below if you can help us out! Contact Lisa Allston if you have questions

NO SCHOOL on Monday, 20 February 2017
Published: Mon, Feb 13, 2017, 03:51PM CST

No School on Monday, 20 February 2017

Enjoy your long weekend!

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CMSE Hospitality - 2017 Valentine Teacher Treats
Published: Mon, Feb 13, 2017, 03:51PM CST

CMSE Hospitality is providing sweet treats for the staff meeting on Wednesday, February 22nd.

We will be serving cupcakes, cookies, brownies, cake balls, fruit and candy along with white and chocolate milk. If your favorite homemade finger-food type dessert isn’t listed, sign up to bring a dozen ‘Sweet Treats’. This can be any homemade dessert of your choosing (i.e. fudge, pralines, rice krispie treats, lemon bars, etc.)

Please select from the listed items. All items need to be delivered to the CMSE Office no later than 2:00 pm on Wednesday, February 22nd.

Any questions, please contact Trista Wojick at


CMS East Spring Semester Exam Exemptions
Published: Mon, Feb 13, 2017, 03:51PM CST

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 4 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 5, 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.

Free Ways To Give Back To EAST
Published: Mon, Feb 13, 2017, 03:51PM CST

Register your Kroger card to our school ID and the Kroger Community Rewards Program with donate a percentage to our school, at no cost to you!.
If you don’t already have a Kroger rewards card account, simply visit Kroger Website or download the Kroger mobile application from the appropriate app store for your device and follow these directions.

  • 1. Select the ‘Register’ button.
  • 2. Enter your information.
  • 3. Select ‘Create Account’.
    Make sure you add your card number or create a virtual card number while registering your Digital Account. This is required for the Community Rewards program so that your transactions apply towards the program.

Then follow these instructions to select CMSE PTO (#48738) as your charitable organization:
· Sign in to your Digital Account at Kroger Website (if you haven’t already).
· Select ‘My Account’.
· Scroll down to the ‘Community Rewards’ section of your account page.
· Select ‘Enroll Now’ or ‘Edit’.
· Enter 48738 or Coppell Middle School East-PTO and hit ‘save’
Any transactions moving forward using the card number associated with your digital account will be applied to the program.
It takes approximately 10 days for the Community Rewards total to begin displaying on your receipt.

Viewing your Rewards Details
Wondering how much you’ve earned towards your selected organization? You may view the total earned during the last quarter by following these instructions.
· Sign into your Digital Account (if you haven’t already).
· Select ‘My Account’.
· Scroll down to the ‘Community Rewards’ section.
· The amount earned will be listed as ‘Last Quarter Kroger Donation’.

You must present your Kroger Plus Card or provide your Alternate ID at the register during the transaction in order for it to count towards the program.
Organization selections must be renewed once a year, during the month of August. Simply follow the instructions detailed in the ‘Selecting an Organization’ section in order to maintain or update your selected organization.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact our Digital Customer Service line at 1-866-221-4141.

Thank you for participating in the Kroger Community Rewards program!

“AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support CMSE every time you shop, again, at no cost to you. Go to and register CMSE as your charitable organization. When you shop, you’ll find the same prices & selection as on, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to CMSE! Bam!

Published: Mon, Feb 13, 2017, 03:51PM 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!

Published: Mon, Feb 13, 2017, 03:51PM 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.

Published: Mon, Feb 13, 2017, 03:51PM CST

On Wednesday, February 15th, the Coppell Lariettes will host their annual Showoffs in the CHS main gym. The event highlights group routines and individual solos that the team will take to competition this spring. Showoffs will begin at 7:00p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5.

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MOSAIC – CGA Summer Camp 2017
Published: Mon, Feb 13, 2017, 03:51PM CST

Get Ready! Mark Your Calendars!

​We’re celebrating our TENTH year of MOSAIC Summer Camp!
MOSAIC Summer Camp is for students who will be in 4th – 8th grade in the fall of 2017

CGA Members Only Early Bird Registration
for Summer 2017 MOSAIC will be
February 1st through February 22nd!

​As a part of our TENTH Year celebration, members will receive $10 off for each two classes
(in the same week for the same child) they register for during our Early Bird Registration period!

Class options will be published closer to registration opening date -
some exciting new classes are coming as well as some popular previous ones!
Must be a CGA member on or before January 31, 2017 to qualify for Early Bird Registration.

​Not a member yet? Join now!

Summer Camp Weeks in 2017:
June 5th-9th and July 24th – 28th
*Registration Opens to the Non-Members on Feb. 23rd

​​Questions? E-mail MOSAIC

For Course Descriptions, Class Schedules, and Registration Information, please visit:

Helpful Bronco Links
Published: Mon, Feb 13, 2017, 03:51PM CST
Published: Wed, Feb 8, 2017, 03:34PM CST

If you have an 8th grader and they plan on applying to New Tech for next school year, Thursday, February 9th is the LAST opportunity to attend one of the Required Information Session.

A parent has to attend the parent tour or the parent information session in order to have their learner apply.

The Parent Tour is Thursday, Feb 9th at 9am. Please e-mail Jennifer Greever to register.

The Parent Info Session is on Thursday Feb 9th at 6:30pm and no pre-registration is required

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Published: Mon, Feb 6, 2017, 04:14PM CST

Book Fair will be Monday, February 13th through Friday, February 17th during the school day in the library. Click below if you can help us out! Contact Lisa Allston if you have questions.

Please make sure you have a current background check before signing up below.

Shout Out!
Published: Mon, Feb 6, 2017, 04:14PM CST

In case you missed it, last week we found out that had achieved all A’s in the state’s new proposed rating system! To celebrate, we had a lunch for teachers and gave popsicles to the students. Special thanks to New York Pizza and Pasta for donating the delicious Italian entrees!

Please if you frequent New York Pizza Pasta make sure you say that you appreciate what they did for EAST teachers. If you never have tried them go give them a try… New York Pizza Pasta is located on 10009 N MacArthur Blvd

Remember we are a big extended family. ONCE A BRONCO ALWAYS A BRONCO

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Icee celebration
Published: Mon, Feb 6, 2017, 04:14PM CST


CHS is hosting an 8th grade parent meeting (for incoming 9th graders) on February 2, 2017, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the CHS Auditorium.

8th Grade Shadow Days at CHS and New Tech are scheduled for Jan. 31, 2017 (CMS West), Feb. 1, 2017 (CMS East) and Feb. 2, 2017 (CMS North). These are visits for students only and will take place during the school day.

  • 8th graders will receive their 9th grade course selection sheets on February 2nd during Advisory.
  • February 6th and 7th counselors will be in classrooms to discuss and fill out 4 year plans.
  • Wednesday, February 8th- East 8th grade parent meeting at 11:30-12:30 in the library. This will be a brief meeting to clarify any lingering questions parents have AFTER attending the meeting at CHS on the 2nd.
  • February 10th: 9TH GRADE COURSE SELECTION SHEETS AND 4 YEAR PLANS ARE DUE! Counselors will meet with each student to review their course selection sheets/4 year plans before they turn them. Every 8th grade student needs to turn in a form regardless of their plans next school year (i.e., moving, going to a new school, going to New Tech).

New Tech High @Coppell information can be found at the link below. Please pay particular attention to required parent meeting dates and deadlines.


New Tech High @Coppell Application

9th grade course guides, course selection sheets, athletic information, and FAQ’s can be found on the CHS website. Please review and find answers on the website before contacting your counselor.

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Published: Mon, Feb 6, 2017, 04:14PM CST

Parents of all 8th grade students:

The annual spinal screening program at Coppell Middle School East will be conducted in February for all 8th grade students who do NOT have a 2016-2017 athletic physical on file with the East athletic department.

The purpose of this program is to detect the signs of abnormal curves of the spine at their earliest stages so that the need for treatment can be determined. Scoliosis, a common spinal abnormality, is a sideways curve of the spine. It is usually detected in children between 10 and 14 years of age. Kyphosis, sometimes called round back, is an exaggerated rounding of the upper back, and is often confused with poor posture. Most cases of curvature of the spine are mild and require only ongoing observation by a physician when they are first diagnosed. Early detection can prevent the development of a severe deformity affecting a person’s health and appearance.

The procedure for this screening is to have the school nurse look at the child’s shoulders and back as he/she stands in an upright position and bends forward. For optimum results, the student will be asked to remove his/her shirt. Boys and girls will be screened separately. Girls may wear a bathing suit top or sports bra under their clothing on the day of screening if desired.
A letter will be sent to parents of those students whose screening results indicate they should have a medical examination. This procedure does not replace your child’s need for a regular check-up.

If you decline this screening being performed on your student for religious reasons, please contact me at to receive an affidavit that must be notarized and submitted to the East clinic by February 1st.


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

Published: Mon, Jan 30, 2017, 05:45PM CST

CMSE is hosting a campus-wide food drive in partnership with the “Souperbowl of Caring”. This project was designed by our 7th grade learners to combat the Global Goal of Zero Hunger by 2030.

We need you to help us run a successful food drive, have your student bring in non-perishable foods throughout this week and turn the cans in their science class.

We appreciate your support in helping us reach a campus goal of 1500 items to donate

All donations will be collected by the North Texas Food Bank and go directly to those in need in our community and around the metroplex.

Thank you,
Jodie Deinhammer, Sarah, Grover, and DianaLyn Perkins
7th Science Team
CMS East

February Parent Meeting: Texas' 85th Legislative Session
Published: Mon, Jan 30, 2017, 05:45PM CST

Join us on February 13th at 7pm in the East Cafeteria to hear from CISD Superintendent Dr. Waldrip, CISD CFO Kelly Penny and former CISD school board member and former State Rep. Bennett Ratliff. They will be explaining how legislation impacts the funding of our schools, class requirements, academic content and standards. You will leave with a better understanding of the issues at hand and how YOU can make a difference in the political process.

If you value your child’s public education, this legislative presentation is imperative!

If you are unable to attend the meeting at East, please attend one of the other sessions the district is providing:

  • Feb 6 5:30 NTH@C
  • Feb 8 5:45 West

We will conduct a brief PTO business meeting at 6:30 BEFORE the Legislative presentation on February 13th at East.

More information on legislative topics can be found on the district website or Click Here

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January Parent Meeting TONIGHT: Academic Achievement - January 23rd @ 7pm in the Cafeteria
Published: Mon, Jan 23, 2017, 04:05PM CST

TONIGHT 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.

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.

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!

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!

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!!

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.



School will resume on Wednesday January 4th, 2017.

UPDATED: 2016 Fall Exam Schedule
Published: Mon, Dec 12, 2016, 04:40PM CST
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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

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!

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.”

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

For More Information Click on to Timeless Changes

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