Coppell Middle School North PTO: What's New

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A Few 2018 Back To School Dates!
Published: Tue, Jun 19, 2018, 11:04AM CDT

Please always check the school calendar for more detailed information but here are some save the dates for the start of the school year.

  • Thursday, August 9th SCHEDULE PICK UP
    1. 6th Grade 8 – 9:30am
    2. 7th Grade 10 – 11:30am
    3. 8th Grade 2 – 3:30pm
    4. All Grades – 5:30 – 6:30pm
  • Friday, August 10th COUGAR CAMP
    (5pm-6pm = ½ 6th graders; 6:30pm-7:30pm = other ½ of 6th)
  • Tuesday, August 14th MAKE UP SCHEDULE PICK UP
  • Wednesday, August 15th FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
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2018-2019 Cougar Pass Available Now!
Published: Tue, Jun 19, 2018, 11:04AM CDT


For an easy way to bundle your student’s items for the next school year, purchase your student’s Cougar Pass today.
Just click here to order today.

The COUGAR PASS allows you to take care of most of your student’s Back to School needs in one easy bundle:

  • CMS North’s School Supply Fee (required)
  • Student Directory w/ PTO Membership (Purchasing for multiple students? Family duplicates are refunded.)
  • Per student suggested Write-A-Check amount towards the school goal

With customized optional add – on items by grade:

  • Discounted Student Announcements Email
  • Discounted Social tickets
  • Discounted Student Dedication in Directory
  • Discounted Happy Birthday message for your student on our outdoor marquee sign. (Limited numbers – order now to reserve your student’s birthday!)
  • Option for automatic 3 month payment plan offered at no additional charge (must be purchased by June 1st – payment plan only available through the Cougar Pass Bundle)

$45 of your COUGAR PASS is Tax-Deductible

The Cougar Pass Bundle is on sale now on the PTO webstore: (
Just click here to order today.
Discounts on items are only available through the Cougar Pass Bundle.

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Order By August 6th to be Included in the Cougar Pass Raffle!
Published: Tue, Jun 19, 2018, 11:04AM CDT

Not only does the Cougar Pass Bundle save families time and money but it also saves your school valuable volunteer time by consolidating many of our sales.

As a THANK YOU to those families – for each Cougar Pass Bundle ordered your name will be entered into a Cougar Pass Raffle for one Reserved Parking Spot for the 2018 – 2019 school year. Drawing held Monday, August 6th.

Remember your best deal is the Cougar Pass Bundle for most of your school year needs!

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All New Spirit Wear Styles Available Now!
Published: Tue, Jun 19, 2018, 11:04AM CDT

Check out the all new North spirit wear!

Check out the awesome selection of shirts, hoodies, and all new this year — PopSockets! Purchase now through July 9th and enjoy tax free pick up at schedule pick up day!

These are just a few of the full selection of Spirit Wear is on sale now on the PTO webstore — check it out today!

Just click here to order today.

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Denim tshirt Red or iron grey drifit shirt
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Individual Back to School Items Available Now
Published: Tue, Jun 19, 2018, 11:04AM CDT

Individual items are available:

1. Required school supply fee
2. PE Uniforms (Please note coaches sell athletic clothes)
3. Birthday Board
4. Student Announcements
5. PTO Membership
6. Much, much more!

Just click here to order today.

No discount applies to individual items – discounts available with CougarPass bundle.

Everything you Need for 2018-2019 Back to School On Sale Now!
Published: Tue, May 29, 2018, 05:30PM CDT

The Cougar Pass Bundle is on sale now on the PTO webstore: (
Just click here to order today.
Discounts on items are only available through the Cougar Pass Bundle.


All New Spirit Wear Available too!

Go to the PTO webstore: (
Just click here to mark back to school OFF of your list today!

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Did you know question 142804
Published: Tue, May 29, 2018, 05:30PM CDT

This was a fabulous year in terms of strong parent support of the PTO and looking ahead to the board next year, I fully expect that to continue!

A few of our many highlights:

  • With an enhanced budget, our CREATIVE programs coordinators expanded the programs offerings to sponsor a “Year of Kindness” for our students.
  • The FUN-LOVING socials coordinators hosted 3 incredible socials — the students have never had more fun and have never seen the attendance we enjoyed this year!
  • The AMAZING treasurer processed hundreds of checks and payments, filed countless sales tax and federal tax forms and successfully passed the audit! She keeps our PTO within financial guidelines and filling all federal and state requirements of a non profit.
  • The INCREDIBLE Web Store Coordinator kept us all organized with the full offering of everything you needed for back to school, everything from school supply fees to spirit wear, birthday board announcements to socials tickets. She organized schedule pick up day to minimize wait times and insure a smooth process.
  • The ADEPT Secretary diligently took notes at the PTO meetings to be posted on the website.
  • The ROCK STAR hospitality team treated the teachers to wonderful snacks, lunches and treats EVERY MONTH throughout the year. Our teachers LOVE them!
  • The ORGANIZED Grants team gifted over $40,000 to North including a sizeable down payment to an outdoor learning space for all of our North students to enjoy.
  • The DETAILED AND EXCEPTIONAL parliamentarian read, rewrote and took a board vote to get the North PTO organized and up to date with our operating procedures.
  • The MOTIVATED Auction Team raised 2 times the budgeted money with the North PTO auction.
  • The EFFICIENT Volunteer coordinator, office, bookfair/library and copy room coordinators organized all the parent volunteers and kept everyone up to date on the volunteer needs of the school.
  • The COMPASSIONATE Community Welfare Coordinator was there to step in and offer support to our North community as needed and participate in Student Health Initiatives across CISD.
  • Our ENCOURAGING Extra Mile Team recognized North teachers going above and beyond in their jobs.
  • Our EFFICIENT, SMART and SALES ORIENTED Membership team organized the PTO datebase and published a directory while raising more local business advertising funds than North has seen in a long time!
  • Our ARTISTIC Spirit Wear team created a fresh new approach to North Cougar Spirit Wear and blew their sales target out of the water!!!
  • Our DILIGENT Student Announcements Team pulled information from the daily student announcements and sent weekly emails to parents.

THANK YOU PTO Board. Now enjoy the summer and rest up! I look forward to a great start of the school year in August.

Want to get involved in the CMSN PTO? Email Julie Albright at or simply reply to this newsletter!

Happy Summer!

Julie Albright
CMSN PTO President

Last Day of School This Thursday, May 31st
Published: Tue, May 29, 2018, 05:30PM CDT
Welcome summer
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New Tech Photo and Film Camp!
Published: Tue, May 22, 2018, 01:07PM CDT

New Tech High School in Coppell
June 11th -15th

Click here for more details and to register!

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Coppell Education Foundation STEAM Camp Registration is Open
Published: Tue, May 22, 2018, 01:07PM CDT

The Coppell Education Foundation Interactive Institute is a hands-on, interactive camp designed to encourage CISD middle school students to explore and experience the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) using examples from the world around them.

Each day our corporate partners present their own curriculum using fun and engaging activities to extend student learning outside of the classroom. Our corporate partners that will be teaching are: Baylor Scott & White, Capitol One, Corgan, Gearbox Software, IBM, The Michaels Companies and Texas A&M University Commerce.

Camp is open to the first 100 CISD rising 7th and 8th graders and will be held June 18th – 22nd from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm each day.

Use the link above to register today!

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Thank you
Published: Tue, May 22, 2018, 01:07PM CDT

The last social of the year was a huge success! Thank you to all of our parent volunteers who helped out last Friday night.

A special thanks to Kim Clark, Terri Campbell, Annette Santos and Katherine Brinck for taking charge of the social and planning a great event!

CISD Night at the Ballpark is May 25th! Order Tickets Online by May 23rd
Published: Tue, May 22, 2018, 01:07PM CDT

Friday, May 25th is CISD night at the Ballpark in Arlington

  • To order tickets to sit with other North Families, copy this link or visit the link below:
  • Tickets are $18.50 each
  • Be sure to click on NORTH when you order your tickets
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Buy Tickets Now for the Beach Ball Splash Social!
Published: Thu, May 17, 2018, 07:35AM CDT

School is almost out for SUMMER!!! If you are already thinking about the beach or water then our May BEACH BALL SPLASH SOCIAL is where you want to be.

  • On Friday May 18th from 5-7pm your school parking lot and football field will turn into an oasis of water and beach activities.
  • We will have a HUGE twist on your normal sand beach ball game. Have you ever seen a 9 ft. beach ball?
  • Pizza, drinks and snacks will all be on sale. So bring your suite, towel and maybe some spending money and we will take care of the rest.

Order online before noon on Friday May 18th!

Friday, May 18th
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Entry fee $10 purchase on-line NOW
Bring money for pizza, drinks and snacks



Published: Thu, May 17, 2018, 07:35AM CDT

We have sold a lot of tickets, but we need PARENT VOLUNTEERS!

  • We RELY on parents to make our socials so much fun for the kids. The PTO can not host socials without volunteers!
  • Your child will be rewarded with FREE PIZZA, WATER AND CANDY AT THE SOCIAL when YOU VOLUNTEER!
  • Still some openings on the volunteer list:) — Especially Clean Up Crew!

We need you
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2018-19 Incoming 7th Grade Immunizations
Published: Mon, May 14, 2018, 02:03PM CDT

Dear Parents: For most of you, your child has received or will receive immunizations when you visit your pediatrician this spring and summer. Most likely they will include the two that are required for students to enter 7th grade: Meningococcal (MCV4) and Tdap/Td (within the last five years).  Updating your school record with these shots will give you a jump on meeting the state requirement for 7th grade, and make it a smooth transition from 6th to 7th grade. Get it done now so you don’t have to look for it later. Students who don’t have updated immunizations will not receive their 7th grade schedules on August 9, 2018.

Please provide me with an official shot record, or a notarized official affidavit of exemption, now or as soon as your child receives shots. During this school year please send it to me.

Send official records to CMSN by: August 9th, 2018 in order for your student’s schedule to be given out.

Fax: 214-496-7103
Scan and Email:
Hand Deliver it to the Health Clinic: Your student can do this.
Mail: Coppell Middle School North 120 Natches Trace, Coppell, TX. 75019, Attn: Nurse

Thank you in advance for your help. Please contact me at 214-496-7122 or should you have any questions. Enjoy the rest of rest of the year. See you in August!

Karri L. Hayford BSN, RN
CMS- North School Nurse
Clinic: 214-496-7122
Fax: 214-496-7103

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Join Us for the Coppell Ed Foundation Run to Fund TOMORROW, Saturday May 5th
Published: Fri, May 4, 2018, 03:30PM CDT

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Fun Run Start Time: 8:00am
5K Start Time: 8:30am

Location: Andy Brown East

Not registered yet? No Problem!

Race Day/Walk-Up Registration – May 5 starting at 7am
Fun Run & 5K – $40 (race t-shirt not guaranteed, subject to availability)

Fun Run for Ages 5 & under – Free (does not include race t-shirt, but registration is required)

MOSAIC – Coppell Gifted Association Summer Camp
Published: Fri, May 4, 2018, 03:30PM CDT

Are you interested in Summer Enrichment for your child?

CGA brings to you MOSAIC, the ultimate the summer experience for your child, with courses like Chopped, Printing Explosion, Coding, Ceramics, and Chess to name just a few!!

These courses are for ALL students entering grades 4th-8th in Fall of 2018

Summer Camp Weeks
June 4th-8th & July 23th-27th, 2018
Registration currently open!

Multiple class options to choose from including:

  • Communicating with Confidence
  • Survival of the Fittest
  • Coding
  • Chess
  • Fantastic Elastic
  • Writing Studio
  • Journalism
  • Future United Nation Builders
  • Printing Explosion
  • Ceramics
  • Upcycled/Reclaimed Jewelry DIY
  • And More!

For course details, schedules and to register, please visit the website

Questions? E-mail

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Published: Fri, May 4, 2018, 03:30PM CDT

To Our North Families,

On behalf of the school and especially our library and librarians, I wanted to thank you all for your support of the Spring Book Fair! Once again, it was a very successful event, thanks to committed volunteers, the supportive teachers/staff members (did you see some of their recommendations on the shelves? J), and of course all our shoppers!

The Book Fair will be back sometime in the fall with lots of great books, including several by Alex London, our visiting guest author next year. Books always make great holiday gifts too!

Again, a sincere thank you, and I wish you a wonderful summer filled with reading great books!


Jessica Truax
CMSN Book Fair Coordinator

You are invited
Published: Thu, May 3, 2018, 02:00PM CDT

CMS North 20th Anniversary Celebration is TONIGHT!

All current and former North students, parents, teachers, friends, and community members are hereby invited to join us on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 6pm to 7:30PM for our 20th anniversary celebration.

Click here ( to check out our promotional video for the event!

We hope to see you there!

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Shop the Book Fair THIS WEEK!!!
Published: Thu, Apr 26, 2018, 08:16AM CDT

Stock up on your summer reading! We have several books by Alan Gratz (this year’s guest visiting author), Alex London (next year’s guest visiting author), Kwame Alexander and more! Books can also make great Mother’s Day gifts!

Thanks so much!

Volunteers Needed - Spring Book Fair NEXT WEEK!
Published: Wed, Apr 18, 2018, 02:46PM CDT

CMSN Spring Book Fair Volunteers Needed!
Coming NEXT Week – Please HELP

  • April 23rd through April 27th – various times available

Volunteers are needed to help set up, manage cash register and take down. Please sign up today!
Just click here to sign up to help.

The Spring CMSN Book Fair offers lots of great choices of the latest and favorite books for a variety of tastes, ages, and budgets. Stock up on summer reading! Come support the school library and add to your own home library! It’s coming up fast….next week — April 23 – April 27!!!

Questions? Please contact Jessica Truax at or 972-896-9066.

Thank you!
Jessica Truax
CMSN PTO Library and Book Fair Coordinator

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PTO Presidents Hosting CISD Board Candidate Forum April 18
Published: Mon, Apr 16, 2018, 04:59PM CDT

District Parent Teacher Organizations’ (PTO) Presidents are hosting a CISD Board Candidate Forum on Wednesday, April 18, at Coppell High School at 6:30 p.m. in the Lecture Hall. Submit your question(s) for the candidates via

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Join us for Coppell Education Foundation’s RUN TO FUND!
Published: Mon, Apr 16, 2018, 04:59PM CDT

Proceeds raised from the RUN TO FUND and other CEF events allow us to award transformative teaching grants and bring innovative learning opportunities to all students in Coppell ISD. AND $2 from every Run to Fund race entry will be contributed to the PE Department at the Coppell ISD school of your choice.

Register HERE Today -

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You Are Invited to the April 12th PTO Meeting @8:15
Published: Wed, Apr 11, 2018, 04:51PM CDT

The North PTO Meetings are held on Thursdays and alternate between morning, afternoon and evening meetings in an attempt to give all parents an opportunity to attend. All North parents are invited to attend!

Thursday, April 12th at 8:15am

We hope to see you there!
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No School Friday April 13th
Published: Wed, Apr 11, 2018, 04:51PM CDT
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You are Invited to Participate in the Strategic Design Walk Through April 13th & 16th
Published: Wed, Apr 11, 2018, 04:51PM CDT

As Coppell ISD continues with its Strategic Design efforts, the district is providing an opportunity for all stakeholders to review the district’s draft values and strategies, which have resulted from all the great insight shared via the online questionnaire, in-depth interviews and vision alignment workshops that have taken place over the last three and a half months. District staff and third-party facilitators working on this effort will be available for Q&A and clarification opportunities for students, parents, community members and alumni on Friday, April 13, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Vonita White Administration Building, 200 S.Denton Tap Road. These individuals also will be available for CISD staff at the same location from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 16. This is a “come and go” event in an effort to keep our stakeholders informed about the progress we’re making. If you cannot make the date assigned for your group, you are welcome to attend on the alternate date.

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CONGRATULATIONS Coppell Education Foundation Super Stars!
Published: Wed, Apr 11, 2018, 04:51PM CDT

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

The following teacher/staff members were recently recognized as Super Stars.

1. Angela Geiger
2. Karri Hayford
3. Shannon Nop
4. Sandy Stubblefield

The following students were recognized as Super Stars.

6th Grade: Connor Davenport
6th Grade: Ben Welch
7th Grade: Alfred Fairchild
7th Grade: Sreenidhi Kurakula
8th Grade: Naureen Ansari
8th Grade: Emma Harper
8th Grade: Mana Takikawa
8th Grade: Rohan Palavalli

Congratulations to all the winners!

Next Nomination Deadline: May 3, 2018 at 5 pm

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Tweet Verizon and Earn Money for Coppell Middle School North!
Published: Wed, Apr 11, 2018, 04:51PM CDT

Verizon just launched a huge campaign to invest $400M in Middle School STEM programs thru 2023. All you need to do is, Tweet the middle school name to @verizon using Twitter — see my example below:

@verizon #humanability I nominate Coppell Middle North, Coppell

Additional details can be found at:

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Spring Grants Cycle
Published: Tue, Apr 3, 2018, 02:24PM CDT

Did you know that parents can submit grants to the PTO for needs they see at the school?


Please use the attached form.

School Safety Reminder - The Tip Line
Published: Tue, Apr 3, 2018, 02:24PM CDT

Coppell ISD takes school safety very seriously. The health, safety, and well-being of our students and staff always will remain the district’s highest priority. In light of these recent trying times, the district asks that the lines of communication remain open with our students, as well as with our teachers, staff and administrators.

  • As we continue to look out for each other and keep, “If you see something; say something,” in mind; we remind you that CISD has an anonymous tip line available online at or by calling 972-436-TIPS (8477). As always, 911 should be the first call in any emergency situation.
  • School counselors are available should students need any additional support. School principals and associate/assistant principals also are sources to share concerns. If you are looking for resources on how to talk to your children about the recent school shooting or other tough topics that may be on your mind, provides some additional tools and advice.