Coppell Middle School East PTO: What's New

Published: Mon, Oct 16, 2017, 05:00PM CDT


Ms. Springer and some of EAST’s favorite teachers and staff will be at Sonic on Denton Tap (by CHS) on Wednesday, October 18th. 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 Kids’ Fund. Please join us, as we use this money for different events for our kids. 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 treat, or as teachers’ gifts or as a special surprise for your kids.

Bring cash to tip them generously.

When: Wednesday, OCTOBER 18TH FROM 5-8PM
Where: Sonic on Denton Tap (by CHS)


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Drug Trends and Awareness Community Presentation October 19 & October 26
Published: Mon, Oct 16, 2017, 05:00PM CDT

Coppell ISD kicks off its annual Red Ribbon Week drug prevention awareness campaign with a Drug Trends and Awareness Community Presentation on Thursday, October 19th at 6 p.m. at CMS North and October 26th at 6 p.m. in the CHS Lecture Hall.

Resource Officers with the Coppell Police Department will share about the latest drug trends during the presentation.

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Published: Mon, Oct 16, 2017, 05:00PM CDT

Now that cooler temperatures are here, go to the webstore and order your East sweatshirts!
We still have other spirit wear available, and we have updated the sizes online. Click Here to place an order.

The Fall Book Fair - Volunteers Needed
Published: Mon, Oct 16, 2017, 05:00PM CDT

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

  • Monday, October 30th, Noon to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 31st, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 1st, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 2nd, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, November 3rd, 7:30 a.m. 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

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NOTES FROM THE NURSE: St. Ann’s Catholic Parish Thanksgiving Basket
Published: Mon, Oct 16, 2017, 05:00PM CDT

Dear East Parents,
St. Ann’s Catholic Parish is again sponsoring Thanksgiving basket deliveries. This program provides families with a complete Thanksgiving dinner for the entire family. The baskets will be delivered to your home the weekend before Thanksgiving so it is critically important that somebody representing the family be at the home between the hours of 1:00 PM and 3:00PM on Sunday, November 19th, 2017.

The deadline to sign up for a basket is October 19th, 2017.
In an email to the East nurse, Cindy Beasley, please send the following information, including the primary phone number and an alternate phone number.

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Published: Mon, Oct 16, 2017, 05:00PM CDT

Preparations are under way for the 2017 “Make a Child Smile” program, sponsored by the City of Coppell. The purpose of Make a Child Smile (intended solely for children enrolled in CISD and residing within the city limits of Coppell) is just what it says – to do our part to put big, happy smiles on the faces of all children in Coppell at Christmas time.

In previous years, the generosity and kindness of Coppell businesses and citizens has enabled us to provide each child in our program with a toy and an article of clothing. City employees donate their time to separate, bag, and deliver the gifts to the families approximately one week before Christmas.

The children to whom we provide gifts usually participate in the school lunch program. However, some families may be experiencing temporary circumstances and may need a little extra help during the holiday season. The City does not want the name of the child or family. All we need is an address, child’s gender, child’s age, child’s clothing size, and child’s hobbies/interests. Also, any information about other children in the family – from infants through seniors in high school – is greatly appreciated. This helps us ensure that all children in the family receive gifts and that no child is left out or overlooked.

To be included in this program, please copy and paste this website into your browser: OR click on the Link Make A Child Smile.

The online form should be completed by Thursday, October 19, 2017. Hard copies can be obtained through the East nurse.

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

School Social (All Grade Level Event) Friday, October 27 from 7-9 pm
Published: Mon, Oct 16, 2017, 05:00PM CDT

All Grade Level School Social on Friday, October 27th, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

  • Where: East
  • Cost: $5.00 entrance
    (Bring extra money for food and drinks)

Come and have fun hanging out with your friends, playing volleyball, basketball, and of course there will be music and dancing.

This Social is sponsored by the great EAST Teachers, and all the proceeds will go to good cause to help our fellow Broncos.

CGA 10th Annual Creative Writing Competition
Published: Mon, Oct 16, 2017, 05:00PM CDT

CGA 10th Annual Creative Writing Competition.

  • Open to ALL students in grades 4-12.
  • Categories: fiction, non-fiction, poetry
  • FREE to enter.
  • Deadline is December 8, 2017
  • CGA Competition Rules
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Helpful Bronco Links
Published: Mon, Oct 16, 2017, 05:00PM CDT
Coppell Gifted Association Presents : Grit
Published: Mon, Oct 9, 2017, 08:37PM CDT
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Destination Imagination
Published: Mon, Oct 9, 2017, 08:37PM CDT
SAT/ACT Practice Testing Offered By CHS Project Graduation
Published: Mon, Oct 9, 2017, 08:37PM CDT

If you want to print out a copy of the registration form click on ACT/SAT TESTING FORM

Preferred Sign up method is CHS PROJECT GRADUATION

This is available for students 7th grade and older.

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PTO Meeting Tonight 10/2 @ 7pm
Published: Mon, Oct 2, 2017, 04:12PM CDT

Our PTO Meeting is Monday 10/2 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!

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

We hope to see you there!

Kaylea Schultz
CMSE PTO President

Published: Mon, Oct 2, 2017, 04:12PM CDT

There is no school for students on Friday, October 6th, as it is a Staff Development day, and Monday, October 9th, as it is the District State Fair of Texas Fair Day and Columbus Day Holiday.

Enjoy your long weekend!

Counselor's Corner: 7th Grade Parents - Teen Screen
Published: Mon, Oct 2, 2017, 04:12PM CDT

Attention 7th grade parents:

CISD is offering parents of 7th graders the opportunity to have their children participate in a wellness check-up called TeenScreen. Teen Screen is a nationally-recognized program developed by Columbia University to identify risk factors associated with depression, anxiety, and alcohol and substance abuse. The program is free and completely voluntary and confidential.

Please join us for an informational parent meeting explaining how TeenScreen is used to identify students who may be in need of mental health support.

When: Wednesday, October 4 at 6:30 PM
Where: Coppell High School Arena


Lisa Pederson, Youth Programs Coordinator for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will provide parents with an understanding of the statistics about youth and mental illness and the importance of addressing concerns early.

Jennifer Huynh, Director of the Teens Can Survive Program, at the Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas will be sharing the history and procedures of TeenScreen and how TeenScreen is used to identify students who may be in need of mental health support. Early identification can help them become well rounded teens and young adults.

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Red & Black Super Star - Deadline Friday October 6th
Published: Mon, Oct 2, 2017, 04:12PM CDT

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


  • 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, 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 Red & Black Super Star award.
  • Please Click Here to submit your nomination by the October 6th (5PM) deadline.

Published: Mon, Oct 2, 2017, 04:12PM CDT

We REALLY need your help during lunch! Volunteer your time and energy from 11:50 a.m. – 12:10 p.m., 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, Oct 2, 2017, 04:12PM CDT

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, Sep 25, 2017, 11:15AM CDT

The Social Committe would like to give a BIG THANK YOU to all the volunteers that helped make the social a great success.

We had over 200 students attend the 6th Grade Social. With all the activity, smiling faces and laughter, we can confidently say the kids had a VERY good time getting to know their friends and classmates better.

The next all grade social will be held on December 8th. We are so excited to see all of you at the next social. This social will be for all grade levels.

CMSE TWISTED ROOT NIGHT Wednesday, September 27th
Published: Mon, Sep 25, 2017, 11:15AM CDT

Now that school is fully in swing, as well as sports, music, dance and any other practices 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, September 27th between 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
This will allow you to sit back relax 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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BOX TOPS for Education
Published: Mon, Sep 25, 2017, 11:15AM CDT

Did you know that EAST collects and earns cash for our school just by clipping Box Tops on every day products?

Box Tops can be turned into the office. There is a jar labeled for Box Tops. Every little bit helps, so keep your eyes out for those little money makers and clip away.

For a list of Box Tops products, log onto

Published: Tue, Sep 19, 2017, 02:48PM CDT

New Start Times For Secondary Campuses

Effective Wednesday, September 20th, Coppell ISD’s middle school and high school campuses will have a new start time.

In light of the ongoing challenges with bus transportation and in an effort to ensure all our students arrive to school on time, CISD has made the decision to change start times at all middle school campuses and our high school campuses. There are no changes to end-of-school dismissal times.

Click on link for more information CISD NEW START TIME

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Published: Mon, Sep 18, 2017, 12:25PM CDT
Published: Mon, Sep 18, 2017, 12:25PM CDT

When and Where?

  • This Friday 9/22 from 7pm to 9pm – EAST

What is a Social and what do they do?

  • A Social is a very casual event! Kids Play basketball and volleyball in the gyms, and we will have a game area with various board games. We will have a friendly laughed filled competition of MINUTE TO WIN IT!
    *Eat pizza, nachos and other yummy treats in the cafe
    *Mingle with other 6th graders
    *Dance in groups to the music provided by Ms. Springer (school principal)
    *Enter their names for FREE RAFFLE prizes and have fun on a Friday night with their friends!!

How much is the entrance fee and concession tickets?

  • Just send $5 to enter.
  • 2 concession tickets are $1.00 AND each item (food, drinks candy, and etc) is only 1 ticket. Really a great deal.

Please send an email to Saengeeta Bachani if you have any questions regarding this event.

PLEASE HELP - 7 MORE - Volunteers Needed for the 6th Grade Social on September 22nd
Published: Mon, Sep 18, 2017, 12:25PM CDT

The annual 6th Grade Social is coming! This fun event will be held Friday, September 22nd from 7pm-9pm.

We need YOUR help to make it a success for everyone, so please volunteer through the link below. Please complete your background check prior to volunteering:
Background Check Online

This is a great way to see for yourself what a social is all about. Plus, you can also make new connections with other parents that can last a lifetime.

The PTO and your Broncos appreciate your time and energy!

Please send an email to Saengeeta Bachani if you have any questions regarding this event.

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Let it Ripple - The Science of Character
Published: Mon, Sep 18, 2017, 12:25PM CDT

The Science of Character is an 8 minute video that explores the neuroscience and social science that proves we can shape who we are, and who we want to be in the world. The film is available with subtitles in Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi, Russian, and Swahili.

The Science of Character was selected by the U.S. State Department’s American Film Showcase to represent America at embassies abroad.

CMSE will be presenting this video to all of our EAST Bronco learners and wanted to give all parents an opportunity to view the video and have a discussion with your kids.


Let It Ripple’s mission is to use film, technology, discussion materials, and events to engage a 21st century audience in conversation and action around complicated subjects that are shaping our lives.

ATTENTION PARENTS - Informative Session - COZBY LIBRARY 9/20
Published: Mon, Sep 18, 2017, 12:25PM CDT

Jeff Veley’s Parent Sessions: September 20th, 12:00 or 6:00 p.m.

You are invited to attend one of Mr. Veley’s sessions that is geared to an adult audience. Mr. Veley is a motivational speaker, social skills educator, and Peace Ambassador specializing in peace-keeping skills to resolve conflicts among learners.

Come and enjoy a light snack either at 12:00 p.m. OR 6:00 p.m. on the 20th at Cozby Library while engaging with and hearing from Mr. Veley on how to empower learners and improve school culture. The same material will be covered at both meetings, so you need only attend one meeting.

The address of the library is 177 N. Heartz Road. If you have any questions about these sessions, please contact either Shelly Taylor or Katie Jobe.

Coppell Gifted Associations Membership
Published: Mon, Sep 18, 2017, 12:25PM CDT

In honor of our 11th year of serving learners in Coppell, Coppell Gifted Association is offering a yearly membership to parents for $11.

Membership includes early registration and discounts for MOSAIC summer camps, early notification, registration and discounts for student and parent events and free membership to the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT).

Your membership fee helps us send Coppell ISD teachers to gifted education training and allows us to provide high quality student and parent programming. Please go to the CGA Webstore to complete the form and pay online.

Thank you for your support of Coppell Gifted Association!

iPad Insurance
Published: Mon, Sep 18, 2017, 12:25PM CDT

If you purchased insurance when your student received his/her school iPad last year, it might be time to renew. Many insurance policies offer coverage for only one year. Check with your insurance provider to see if you need to renew!

You can find answers to frequently asked questions—including questions about insurance—on the following document.

CMS iPad FAQ’s

PTO Meeting Tonight 9/11 @ 7pm
Published: Mon, Sep 11, 2017, 02:20PM CDT

Our PTO Meeting is Monday 9/11 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!

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

We hope to see you there!

Kaylea Schultz
CMSE PTO President