Coppell Middle School East PTO: What's New

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SCIENCE DEPARTMENT FOOD DRIVE TO HELP THE LIONS CLUB Deadline Thursday the 14th
Published: Mon, Dec 11, 2017, 01:49PM CST

Students and parents,

We are only 1/3 of our way to our 3000 items goal.

As of Friday, we are still very low on breakfast items, boxed meals (Mac and Cheese or rice dinners) and canned protein (chicken or tuna).

Thank you for helping instill a giving spirit within our students. We love seeing how excited the kids get when they come into school and see all the donations.

The Lions Club will be picking up the donations on Friday morning.

Click on the link below to see what is needed. Please help the cause. Thank you.

LIONS CLUB FOOD DRIVE

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2017 Fall Exam Schedule
Published: Mon, Dec 11, 2017, 01:49PM CST

GOOD LUCK BRONCOS. You will do great because of your hard work during this semester.

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Early Release on Friday, December 15th
Published: Mon, Dec 11, 2017, 01:49PM CST

Friday, December 15th is the last day of school before the Winter Break.

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

Buses will leave at 1:55 p.m.

School will resume on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

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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Note from the Office - Lost And Found Items Must Be Claimed By 12/14
Published: Mon, Dec 11, 2017, 01:48PM CST

Parents please remind your students to claim their items from Lost and Found.

Items not claimed by next Thursday (12/14), will be donated to Charity.

If your child is missing a coat or water bottle, it is probably in Lost and Found.

Items with names written inside will not be donated. Please write names on jacket, water bottles, lunch boxes, etc.

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SPIRIT WEAR
Published: Mon, Dec 11, 2017, 01:48PM CST

Don’t forget East spiritwear makes great gifts!! It is getting cooler, and everyone needs a sweatshirt!
Order your spiritwear today!! Click Here to place an order.

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Purchase a Yearbook before the price goes up!
Published: Mon, Dec 11, 2017, 01:48PM CST

If you have already purchased your 2017-2018 CMSE Yearbook…Thank You!

If you haven’t purchased a yearbook yet, purchase one while they are the lowest price of the season and personalization is available. Yearbooks are $45.00 until December 31st when the price will go up to $50.

A yearbook can be purchased online at CMSE YEARBOOK

Yearbooks were not sold at schedule pickup and can only be purchased online.

If you have any questions please email Ms. Ansley at ransley@coppellisd.com.

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Bus Tracking App Now Available
Published: Mon, Dec 11, 2017, 01:48PM CST

CISD’s school bus partner, Durham School Services, is launching a phone and web application that will allow parents and guardians to securely track the location of their child(ren)’s bus in relationship to their assigned bus stop and school.

The app allows parents and guardians to view multiple stops on an assigned route, including the scheduled arrival time for each stop and arrival at school. This service is free and voluntary. To download the app on any of your devices, visit Durham School Service Bus Tracker.
You will need your child(ren)’s school issued ID number, last name and to select “Coppell, TX” as your location to sign up.

For any additional information, please visit COPPELL ISD..

Also, don’t forget all “Pay to Ride” bus students must have their Pink Spring Bus Pass no later than Tuesday, January 16th in order to continue bus service!

Visit PAY TO RIDE BUS SERVICE for instructions on how to renew.
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Register Your Kroger Card For The Community Rewards Program
Published: Mon, Dec 11, 2017, 01:48PM CST

Do you shop at Kroger? Even if you only shop there occasionally, please register your Kroger rewards card.

CLICK HERE

  • Either Sign In Or Create An Account
  • Once Signed In Click On “View Your Rewards Details”

Select As Follows:

Organization Name:
Coppell Middle School East- PTO

Organization Number:
48738

Save changes. No need to bring a sheet and have it scanned at the cash register anymore.

All you have to do is use Kroger card every time you shop at Kroger, and East will earn money.

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Helpful Bronco Links
Published: Mon, Dec 11, 2017, 01:48PM CST
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Red & Black Super Star - Deadline Friday, December 8th
Published: Thu, Dec 7, 2017, 03:27PM CST

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

NEXT SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8TH 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, 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 December 8th (5PM) deadline.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED School Social (All Grade Level Event) Friday, December 8th from 7-9 pm
Published: Thu, Dec 7, 2017, 03:27PM CST

All Grade Level School Social on Friday, December 8th, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

How much is the entrance fee and concession tickets?

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

So, come on out with your friends from East come and have fun hanging out, playing volleyball, basketball, and of course there will be music and dancing.

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Mi Cocina Night On Tuesday, December 5th
Published: Mon, Dec 4, 2017, 03:25PM CST

Still recovering from Thanksgiving travel and shopping? Too busy to cook on a Tuesday night?

Come out and support East by dining at the Coppell Mi Cocina on Tuesday the 5th of December between 5 and 9 pm.

Make sure to identify yourself to your server by telling them you are there to support CMSE and Mi Cocina will donate 15% of all sales to our school. You might even see some of your favorite teachers and/or administrators serving drinks or delivering chips to your table!

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CMSE REALLY NEEDS DECEMBER LUNCH VOLUNTEERS
Published: Mon, Dec 4, 2017, 03:25PM CST

CMSE Admin and Staff REALLY needs your help during lunch!

Please volunteer your time and energy from 11:50 a.m. – 12:10 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!

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Hospitality Request - December Staff Meeting Donations
Published: Mon, Dec 4, 2017, 03:25PM CST

The hospitality committee is in need of several donations for the December Staff Meeting.

Please bring the requested items to the front office by 10:00am on December 13th.

If you can help out by bringing one of the following items, please let us know.

For any questions, please contact Gale McGlurkan or 817.374.2435.

Thank you!

CMSE Hospitality Team

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Group Pictures Will Be Taken For The Yearbook On Thursday, December 7th
Published: Mon, Dec 4, 2017, 03:25PM CST

There will be group pictures taken for the yearbook on Thursday, December 7th.
Please make note of the schedule, so everyone will be present for their picture. Pictures will not be retaken due to someone missing the picture.
We are running a Bronco Bell schedule.

TIMES – GROUP

6:45 – 8th Grade Boys Basketball
7:05 – 8th Grade Girls Basketball
7:25 – 7th Grade Boys Basketball
7:45 – 7th Grade Girls Basketball
8:05 – Cross Country (8th grade need to be in gym before school)
8:20 – Tennis (will call down)
8:35 – 7th/8th Non Varsity Womens Choir
9:00 – Beginner Band (includes all 6th grade band, will call down)
9:20 – 7th/8th Varsity Womens Choir
9:50 – Honor Winds Band
10:10 – Student Council (make announcement)
10:35 – Honor Band I (Honor Band 1 and Symphonic)
10:55 – Theatre C
11:20 – NJHS (make announcement)
11:40 – HS Art I
12:25 – 6th Girls Choir
1:10 – Varsity Mens Choir
1:30 – Yearbook

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CGA 10th Annual Creative Writing Competition
Published: Mon, Dec 4, 2017, 03:24PM CST

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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THANK YOU FROM THE NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY
Published: Tue, Nov 28, 2017, 07:04PM CST

The National Junior Honor Society at CMSE had an EXTREMELY successful peanut butter and jelly sandwich drive.

Thank you for supporting this project by sending the supplies needed to make the sandwiches. A special shout-out to Ms. Leah Bradshaw for her support and guidance and graciously hosting the project in her classroom.

The students made over 1600 sandwiches that were delivered to a homeless shelter in Dallas. What a great way for the students to contribute to the community this Thanksgiving!

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Attn: 8th GRADE PARENTS - Recognition Ads For The Year Book - Deadline Submission December 1st
Published: Tue, Nov 28, 2017, 07:04PM CST

Each year, the yearbook offers parents a chance to highlight their 8th grade students through an ad in the yearbook.  Ads, which cost $75 for a ¼ page in size or $45 for a 1/8 page in size, can include text and pictures.
CLICK HERE  for a sample of ads from previous years.

This is a wonderful way to honor what your student has accomplished at East and to wish him/her good luck in the future.  VISIT CMSE RECOGNITION AD  for details on how to order a recognition ad. 

Recognition ads are on a first come, first served basis as long as space permits (or by December 1st at 3:35pm…whichever occurs first). So, act today!

If you have any questions please email Raneta Ansley

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RESEARCH RESOURCE - MackinVia
Published: Tue, Nov 28, 2017, 07:04PM CST

What is MackinVIA?

By this point in the school year, your student has done research activities in his/her various classes. Have you heard your student mention something called MackinVIA?

MackinVIA is a digital content management system. It houses the Coppell ISD databases that provide students with reliable, trustworthy, and authoritative resources for research and learning. Students log into MackinVIA using their CISD usernames and passwords.

Databases are an alternative to using an internet browser (such as Google) to locate information.
CLICK HERE to read a description of each database available to middle school students.
CLICK HERE to watch a video about accessing and using MackinVIA.

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New Tech High Community Tour
Published: Tue, Nov 28, 2017, 07:04PM CST
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2017 Coppell Education Foundation Annual Red and Black Fundraising Campaign
Published: Tue, Nov 28, 2017, 07:04PM CST

The Coppell Education Foundation’s 2017 annual Red & Black annual fundraising campaign will run for only one more week – wrapping up November 17th.

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

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EAST SONIC CAR HOP FUNDRAISER - Wednesday, November 15th FROM 5-8PM
Published: Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 04:58PM CST

COME ONE, COME ALL FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY:

Ms. Springer and some of EAST’s favorite teachers and staff will be at Sonic on Denton Tap (by CHS) on Wednesday, November 15th 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, NOVEMBER 15TH FROM 5-8PM
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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CMSE NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY NEEDS YOUR HELP
Published: Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 04:58PM CST

The National Junior Honor Society at CMSE is organizing a peanut butter and jelly sandwich drive this week to deliver to a homeless shelter.

Please help them by bringing the assigned supplies to make the sandwiches.

6th graders: Loaves Of Bread
7th graders: Peanut Butter
8th graders: Jelly And/Or Sandwich-Size Ziploc Bags

Supplies are due to the Advisory teachers by Thursday, November 16th. The advisory that brings the most supplies will win a cookie party!

Please help these kids in their efforts to give back to the community.

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CMSE Hospitality Donations Needed for Teacher/Staff Thanksgiving Luncheon By Thursday
Published: Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 04:58PM CST

The CMSE PTO Hospitality committee is providing lunch for the CMSE teachers/staff on Thursday, November 16th. We are having a Thanksgiving lunch catered, but we need your help with the desserts and paper goods.

Please select from the listed items. All items need to be delivered to the CMSE Office.
All food items need to be delivered no later than 9:00am on Thursday, November 16th.

Any questions please contact Gale McClurkan Short at gale.mcclurkan@ritzcarlton.com.

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Cookie Dough Pick Up is Wednesday, November 15th
Published: Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 04:58PM CST

Cookie Dough distribution will be on Wednesday, November 15th.

We will be set up in the common area outside the gyms . Please stop by the school anytime between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15th to help your student get the cookie dough and other items 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 PRODUCTS. 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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2017 FAMILY FEAST DRIVE - NOVEMBER 17th
Published: Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 04:58PM CST

For 14 years, CISD has collected food for families in need around Thanksgiving.
Mark your calendars to donate canned foods or non-perishable foods on Friday, November 17, for the CISD Family Feast Drive!

You also may make an online donation CLICK HERE.

Last year, CISD collected 12,397 pounds of food and $13,708 for a total of 51,454 nutritious meals for those in need in North Texas.

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NOTES FROM THE NURSE: Family Holiday Food Basket and Toys
Published: Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 04:58PM CST

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

Click on this Family Input Form to print out the form. Please return the completed form to Ms. Beasly.

All requests will be kept confidential.

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

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District Calendar Update & Request for Input
Published: Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 04:58PM CST

At its recent meeting, the District Education Improvement Council (DEIC) designated a calendar subcommittee to make recommendations for the District’s next two-year calendar (2018-2019 and 2019-2020.).
The calendar subcommittee is set to meet twice before presenting options to the DEIC. The DEIC then will send two calendar options, which will be posted on the Coppell ISD website, to the Board of Trustees for consideration.
Don’t forget we welcome your input on the District’s two-year calendar by emailing CISD CALENDAR INPUT by November 28.

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PTO Meeting Tuesday 11/7 @ 7pm
Published: Mon, Nov 6, 2017, 07:07PM CST

Our PTO Meeting is Tuesday 11/7 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

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BRONCO BARN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Published: Mon, Nov 6, 2017, 07:07PM 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.