Coppell Middle School East PTO: What's New

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Counselor's Corner: This Week STAAR Testing Dates
Published: Mon, Mar 27, 2017, 12:36PM CDT
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PTO Needs You To Help Keep And Create A Great Learning Environment
Published: Mon, Mar 27, 2017, 12:36PM CDT

East PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) is an organization that forms a partnership between parents, teachers and school administrators to make our school great!

Parent involvement at the middle school level is CRITICAL as we raise money to provide needed items for the classroom, facilitate communication between the school and parents and community, sponsor guest speakers and other enrichment activities for our students, coordinate teacher appreciation, and provide social events for students, parents and staff to connect.

We have begun recruiting for the 2017-2018 PTO board. Our goal is to have a diverse and representative group of parents working together to support the great work of our teachers and administrators. If you are interested in joining this critical team of parent volunteers please email Susie Evans

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CMS East Spring Semester Exam Exemptions
Published: Mon, Mar 27, 2017, 12:36PM 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 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.

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LUNCH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MARCH - MAY (ONLY 20 MIN SHIFTS)
Published: Mon, Mar 27, 2017, 12:36PM CDT

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 MARCH - MAY TIME SLOTS
Published: Mon, Mar 27, 2017, 12:36PM 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.

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NOTES FROM THE NURSE - Children Assistance Fair
Published: Mon, Mar 27, 2017, 12:36PM CDT
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INCOMING FRESHMAN PARENTS - COPPELL HIGH SCHOOL PTSO WANTS YOU!
Published: Mon, Mar 27, 2017, 12:36PM CDT

Coppell High School PTSO is currently filling board spots for the 2017-18 year.

The PTSO is looking for volunteers to serve on the executive board at CHS. This is a great opportunity to get to know the CHS and to meet the parents of other students.
If you are interested in learning more about the opportunities available, please email me by March 31. Dolores Kelly

Please respond by Friday, MARCH 31st.

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The Coppell Education Foundation’s Annual Red & Black Run to Fund
Published: Mon, Mar 27, 2017, 12:36PM CDT

The Coppell Education Foundation’s Annual Red & Black Run to Fund 5k and 1-Mile Fun Run will be on Saturday, May 6th.

Online registration and race information is available now at www.coppellisdef.com
Discounted rates are available for CISD students and staff. All race entries will receive an early registration discount through March 31st.

After you register, refer your friends by email or Facebook to receive a credit back.

The Foundation will contribute $2 from every race entry to your school’s Physical Education program. In addition to this contribution, the funds raised by this event are given back to CISD in the form of classroom grants.

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MoSAIC – CGA Summer Camp 2017
Published: Mon, Mar 27, 2017, 12:36PM CDT
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Helpful Bronco Links
Published: Mon, Mar 27, 2017, 12:36PM CDT
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Grab-and Go STAAR Treats 2017
Published: Wed, Mar 22, 2017, 08:15AM CDT

The CMSE PTO Hospitality committee is providing treats for the teachers/staff for STARR testing day on Tuesday, March 28th and Wednesday, March 29th. We are serving assorted drinks and snacks that the teachers can grab and take with them to their rooms.

Please select from the listed items. All items need to be delivered to the CMSE office no later than 2pm on Monday, March 27th. Thank you for your continued support of our fabulous teachers and staff! We could not support them without our generous parents.

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

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6TH AND 7TH GRADE PARENT COURSE REGISTRATION MEETING TONIGHT
Published: Mon, Mar 20, 2017, 01:11PM CDT

Informational meeting regarding the 2017-2018 course registration. TONIGHT

March 20th: 5:30-6:25 6th grade parent meeting in cafeteria
March 20th: 6:30-7:30 7th grade parent meeting in cafeteria

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March PTO Meeting Tonight, 3/20 @ 7pm
Published: Mon, Mar 20, 2017, 01:11PM CDT

Our PTO Meeting Monday, 3/20 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!

Ms. Springer will be talking with us about some topics she is currently emphasizing with the students: respect and work ethic.

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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URGENT - Concession Volunteers Needed for UIL Academic Competition - 24th and 25th March
Published: Mon, Mar 20, 2017, 01:11PM CDT

UIL Academic Competition will take place at Coppell Middle School North (we are the host school but we are using North’s facility) on Friday, March 24th and Saturday, March 25th.

We need your help to make this event a success. Many of the participants will be there for multiple hours or even all day. We will be hosting a concession stand throughout the event with breakfast and lunch items as well as drinks and snacks throughout the day. The East PTO has been planning and purchasing for this event. We need your help the two days of the event.

Please click HERE to sign up for a shift to help for a two hour window.

All proceeds will go to East PTO. East PTO raises money throughout the year to support a variety of programs at East that each child benefits from.

If you have questions about the UIL competition please contact
Mr. Attaway the East sponsor for UIL

If you have questions about the volunteer needs please contact Carrie Clark

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EAST SONIC CAR HOP FUNDRAISER - Wednesday, March 22nd FROM 5-8PM
Published: Mon, Mar 20, 2017, 01:11PM CDT

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 Kids Fund. Please join us as we use this money for different events for our kids in the spring. 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, March 22nd 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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SHOUT OUT TO THE FALL A - HONOR ROLL STUDENTS
Published: Mon, Mar 20, 2017, 01:11PM CDT

6TH GRADE:
Varun Ahuja, Sai Hiranya Akarapu, Aarushi Anand, Troy Angulo, Deeya Bachani, Kushal Chakraborty, Neel Chalemela, Christopher Chen, Richa Chinchakhandi, Sri Jishnu Chintha, Medleigh Danchak, Ipsa Dua, Nishanth Gandhe, Neha Guru, Esther Han, Kannappan Iyyappan, Shriram Janardhan, Anand Joshi, Josphin Kallery, Nathan Kim, Anoushka Kishore, Amolika Kondapalli, Meghna Kulkarni, Bhanuprakash Kunam, Ji Wang Lee, Jaylen Li, Michelle Liu, Adrian Lopez, Anuja Manjrekar, Arnav Mazumder, Brenna McKinzie, Manasa Mohan, Aaryaa Moharir, Shrithan Oruganti, Yuna Otsuki, Srikar Palepu, Riya Patel, Amira Patel, Roma Patel, Lindsay Patton, George Paul, Megan Peltier, Ashley Qian, Janani Ramamoorthy, Shreya Ravi, Akshara Sankar, Sophia Santhosh, Khaushl Dev Saravanan, Sreevasan Sivasubramanian, Ashvita Sundarapandian, Jeremiah Thomas, Colin Tran, Jeffrey Wang, Sai Yalamanchili, Charumitha Yuvaraja

7TH GRADE
Om Agrawal, Aakash Akkineni, Henry Allston, Wesley Arnold, Katie Arrington, Kaushik Balantrapu, Wesley Booker, Krishna Sathvik Boreda, Mihir Chaudhari, Jiwoong Choi, Alessandra Clent, Akil Daresalamwala, Natalie De La Iglesia, Sriya Devulapalli, Pranavi Garlapati, Kendall Hashimoto, Emily Hellmuth, Caleb Hong, Maria Husain, Advika Jagtap, Harish Jai Ganesh, Yunseo Jo, Prerana Kalapatapu, Veda Kanamarlapudi, Joanne Kim, Beomseok Ko, Rudra Krishnamurthy, Nikshita Kurva, Saketh Mamidi. Neha Marneni, Dawson Marold, Sarah Matthews, Sree Krithi Meduri, Katherine Miller, Jillian Moore, Ava Mora, Jack Moyer, Gabriela Murtha, Emily Nguyen, Yoichiro Nishino, Uchenna Nwachukwu, Tia Pandey, Raj Papineni, Tulsi Patel, Jyoti Patel, Vinay Pate, Arnav Patil, Bailey Peek, Kaitlyn Pham, Shreya Premkumar, Adarsh Pulasseri, Rudransh Rajaram, Anvitha Reddy, Harika Regulapati, Sophie Royer, Piper Rutherford, Jaanvi Shah, Shivam Sheladia, Dhruv Shetty, Sydney Singleton, Shera Tanvir, Anna Terry, Noel Valstan, Sabrina Vanyo, Arjun Vikram, Vaishnavi Vishwanathan, Kinley Wojick, Ryley Yeats, Alice Zhu-Hill,

8TH GRADE
Arya Agrawal, Saipravallika Akula, Briella Antoline, Khushi Bansal, Shreya Beldona, Meenakshi Bhattar, Neha Bodanki, Emily Broome, Alfredo Camacho, Hannah Chang, Ananya Chawla, Joshua Chio, Jordan Cohen, Anne-Marie Delatorre, Meha Devanaboyina, Sowmeyaa Dhanasekar, Shrika Eddula, Samantha Freeman, Srikar Gade, Anirudh Ganesh, Anjali Gautam, Oscar Goes, Sarah Habib, Annelise Holguin, Ryan Ifflander, Sydney Ingle, Laya Kappagantula, Varshni Karthikeyan, Lokprabhat Katasani, Mihir Khare, Benjamin Klement, Pranav Kommaraju, Adit Kulshrestha, Satya Kummaraguntla, Andal Kuntimad, Jonathan Lai, Jeongju Lee, Grace Lee, Jillian Liebert, Shashwat Limbasia, Fiona Lopez, Mariez Luka, Meer Mahfuz, Tiffany Mares-Camarena, Hayden McCray, Yusra Mohammed, Adisri Mohapatra, Sanjana Mudhaliar, Dhanusree Navaneethan, Aryan Pal, Sally Parampottil, Justin Park, Shakthi Prabhakar, Andrea Prince, Syeda Quazi, Saransh Raina, Rahul Rajamani, Divya Ravindra, Riya Reddy, Ruth Rodriguez, Sidaarth Sabhnani, Nawal Saeed, Ananya Sampathkumar, Sneha Sash, Kunal Seetha, Maya Shah, Nisha Shibu, Roshni Subramani, Mari Taira, Akshat Talathi, Shreya Tirumala Kumara, Sri Tummala, Maura Valentine, Zach Vazhekatt, Akash Vijay, Camila Villarreal, Mackenzie Wilhelm, Evan Wright, Elena Zatkalik, Isabella Zeff

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Join Coppell ISD For The Movie SCREENAGERS Tuesday, March 21st
Published: Mon, Mar 20, 2017, 01:11PM CDT

Join Coppell ISD for a viewing of the movie, Screenagers, on March 21st at 6 p.m. in the Coppell High School Auditorium.

Filmmaker Dr. Delaney Ruston M.D created this documentary about the impact of the digital age on children and how to help them minimize harmful effects and find balance in their lives. Parents and students, ages nine and up, are invited to attend and begin the discussion of how to create and maintain screen balance in our tech-filled world. For more information, visit www.screenagersmovie.com.

Screenagers Movie | Growing Up In The Digital Age
SCREENAGERS dives deep into how technology impacts kids’ development and the challenges of parenting in the digital world. We live in a world where parents must …

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Attn: 8th Grade Girls Lariette Drill Team Prep Class
Published: Mon, Mar 20, 2017, 01:11PM CDT
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Attention 8th graders: CHS Cheer Tryouts is quickly approaching
Published: Mon, Mar 20, 2017, 01:11PM CDT

CHS Cheer Tryouts is quickly approaching.
Please check Coppell High School Cheer for more information.

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Open House Tuesday, March 7th from 6-7:30.
Published: Mon, Mar 6, 2017, 01:13PM CST

Don’t miss this year’s Open House at CMSE.

Date: Tuesday, March 7
Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Parents, this is a great opportunity to see what’s going on in your child’s classrooms at your leisure – you can see your student’s work and say hello to our teachers.

There is no set schedule, it is come-and-go event and you can visit the classrooms in any order you choose.

Please remember that because of the many families who will be on campus, this is NOT a night to have a conference with teachers.

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SPRING BREAK 2017
Published: Mon, Mar 6, 2017, 01:13PM CST
Spring

HAVE A SAFE AND ENJOYABLE TIME OFF.
CLASSES RESUME MONDAY, MARCH 20TH

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LUNCH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR JANUARY - MARCH (ONLY 20 MIN SHIFTS)
Published: Mon, Mar 6, 2017, 01:13PM 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: Mon, Mar 6, 2017, 01:13PM 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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A Sweet Valentine Thank You....
Published: Mon, Feb 27, 2017, 12:32PM CST

Thank you all for your generous contributions of Valentine treats for our CMSE staff. Everything was greatly appreciated!

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EAST Pizza Fundraiser - TUESDAY 28th FEBRUARY
Published: Mon, Feb 27, 2017, 12:32PM CST
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Red & Black Super Star - Deadline Friday March 3rd
Published: Mon, Feb 27, 2017, 12:32PM CST

Nominate your Red and Black Super Star!
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 at 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, one to two CISD employees will be selected from all the nominations to receive a Red & Black Super Star award.

Please visit RED & BLACK SUPER STAR
to submit your nomination by Friday March 3rd deadline.

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Recap of February 13th Legislative Informational Meeting
Published: Mon, Feb 27, 2017, 12:32PM CST

Last Monday, 13th February, meeting was very informative and hopefully inspired many to action. If you were unable to attend CLICK HERE to see the handout provided.

Here are some concrete actions we can take:

1) Call senators and representatives (contact info is on the handout)
This will take a few minutes of your time and can make a huge impact.

2) Please contact Erin Hellmuth PTO President if you would like to participate in the PTO Rally in Austin on the 27th. The district can help us set up meetings with legislators and possibly transportation if enough people show an interest.

Texas PTA/PTO Rally Day at the Capitol – Feb 27th
RALLY DAY

Rally Day – Texas PTA – every child. one voice.

A critical difference between PTA and other parent groups is our dedication to advocacy. Public education is our one guarantee for a brighter and better Texas.

Feel free to forward this information on to friends and family

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Free Ways To Give Back To EAST
Published: Mon, Feb 27, 2017, 12:32PM CST

“FREE” WAYS TO GIVE
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!

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

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MOSAIC – CGA Summer Camp 2017
Published: Mon, Feb 27, 2017, 12:32PM 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: Coppellgifted.org

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NOTES FROM THE NURSE - SPINAL SCREENING - Girls Feb 22nd and Boys Feb 23rd
Published: Mon, Feb 20, 2017, 03:23PM 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.

Dates for the 8th grade spinal screens Girls Feb 22nd and Boys Feb 23rd

Sincerely,

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