Coppell Middle School North PTO: What's New

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Cougar Pass Parking Spot Raffle Winner Announced!
Published: Tue, Aug 15, 2017, 07:33AM CDT

Congratulations go out to the family of Braydn McGaughy!

Yesterday morning, Principal Greg Axelson drew the McGaughy family’s name in the raffle of all 2017/2018 Cougar Pass purchasers.

The family will enjoy reserved parking spot at North for 2017-18 school year.

Thanks again to everyone who purchased a Cougarpass!

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Thank you to Schedule Pick Up Volunteers!
Published: Tue, Aug 15, 2017, 07:33AM CDT

Over 50 CMSN parents and students volunteered their time to make sure schedule pick went off without a hitch!

We really appreciate our wonderful volunteers! Please know you make a difference at North!

An especially big thank you to Rosie Stevens and Gwen DiRenzo for working with Carol Green, North Secretary in organizing the day.

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Did You Miss Schedule Pick Up?
Published: Tue, Aug 15, 2017, 07:33AM CDT

If so, don’t worry!

Make up schedule pick up is next Friday, August 18th from 1:30 – 3:30.

Schedules not picked up in advance will be available on the first day of school.

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CMSN Needs Your Empty Toilet Paper Rolls!
Published: Tue, Aug 15, 2017, 07:33AM CDT

Teacher have incredibly activities planned for the eclipse viewing on the first day of school!

Every student needs an empty toilet paper or paper towel roll to construct a viewer in which to see a reflection of the eclipse.

Please bring your empty rolls in anytime now through the first day of school!

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All Parents are Invited to the 2017-2018 PTO Meetings
Published: Tue, Aug 15, 2017, 07:33AM CDT

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

Thursday, September 14th at 2:30pm
Thursday, October 12th Evening at 6:00pm
Thursday, November 16th at 8:15am
Thursday, January 11th at 2:30pm
Thursday, February 8th at 2:30pm
Thursday, March 6th Evening Meeting 6:00PM
Thursday, April 12th at 8:15am

We hope to see you there!
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Complete Your CISD Volunteer Background Check Today
Published: Tue, Aug 15, 2017, 07:33AM CDT

All Volunteers are required to have a Background Check completed prior to helping at any school event.

Please click here to complete your required Volunteer Background form.

Thank you for your help!

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Confirm Your Membership Information
Published: Tue, Aug 15, 2017, 07:33AM CDT

Take one minute today to validate your information for the school directory.

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Upcoming Dates!
Published: Tue, Aug 15, 2017, 07:33AM CDT

August 17th, 6:30pm – Cougar Camp for 6th graders and new to North students/parents
August 18th 1:30-3:30 – Make-up schedule pickup
August 21st – First Day of school
August 29th – Curriculum Night
Sept 5th – 6th Grade Parent iPad Information Session

Check the North website for additional information as dates get closer! https://www.coppellisd.com/Page/2321

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Due to Popular Demand - Spirit Wear Available Through September 1st
Published: Sun, Aug 13, 2017, 05:35PM CDT

Spirit Wear sold out at schedule pick up but due to demand they are placing one more order for the year.

Spirit wear can be ordered on line until September 1st at the PTO webstore. Use the following link.

Just click here to purchase.

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Cougar Pass Discounts Expire THIS FRIDAY August 4th! Order now to skip the lines at schedule pick up AND save money!
Published: Wed, Aug 2, 2017, 03:20PM CDT

Pay your school supply fee, band fees, PE Uniforms, pre-order your spirit wear, buy your agenda (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!) and even more!

Skip the lines at schedule pick up and take care of all of your back to school needs on the PTO Web Store today.

Just click here to check it out today.

Cougar Pass Discounts Expire THIS FRIDAY August 4th! Buy now to save money!

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Parents, Teachers and Students All Invited to Meet & Greet!
Published: Wed, Aug 2, 2017, 03:20PM CDT
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Show Your CMS North School Spirit
Published: Wed, Aug 2, 2017, 03:20PM CDT

Spirit wear is available for purchase on the PTO Web Store!

Just click here to purchase.

Orders placed before August 3rd will be delivered at schedule pick up.

Only limited sizes available after August 3rd!

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Volunteers Needed for Schedule Pick Up
Published: Sun, Jul 30, 2017, 11:48AM CDT

Volunteers are needed for a variety of shifts on Thursday, August 10th to help Schedule Pick Up run smoothly.

Please select the links below to see where parents and students are needed to help:
CMSN Schedule Pick Up – Adult Volunteer Shifts

CMSN Schedule Pick Up – NJHS Student Volunteer Shifts

Volunteers are able to pick up their student’s schedule before their shift starts and the doors open.
Thank You for your help!

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Upcoming Dates!
Published: Sun, Jul 30, 2017, 11:48AM CDT

August 3 - 5:00-6:30 Principal and Asst Principal Meet & Greet CMSN Cafeteria

August 10 – Student schedule pick-up for 6th-8th grades

  • Sixth grade 8:30am to 10:00am
  • Seventh grade 10:30am to 12:00pm
  • Eighth grade 2:30pm to 4:00pm
  • All grades 6:00pm to 7:00pm

August 17 – Cougar Camp for 6th graders and new to North students/parents
August 18 – Make-up schedule pickup
August 21 – First Day of school

Check the North website for additional information as dates get closer! https://www.coppellisd.com/Page/2321

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Did You Know the Cougar Pass Contains Discounted Items ONLY UNTIL August 4th?
Published: Thu, Jul 27, 2017, 11:03AM CDT

Purchase your student’s Cougar pass today. Discounts will EXPIRE on August 4th!

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

  • CMS North’s School Supply Fee (required)
  • Discounted Planner (included in 6th grade Pass, optional add-on in 7th/8th grade Pass)
  • 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 Planner (optional for 7th/8th grades)
  • Discounted Student Announcements Email
  • Discounted Social tickets
  • Discounted Student Dedication in Directory
  • Discounted Happy Birthday message for your student

$45 of your COUGAR PASS is Tax-Deductible

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


Cougar Pass Raffle:
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 2017 – 2018 school year. Drawing held Monday, August 14th.

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

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Save Time at Schedule Pick Up!
Published: Thu, Jul 20, 2017, 11:00AM CDT

Pay your school supply fee, band fees, PE Uniforms, pre-order your spirit wear, buy your agenda (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!) and even more!

Skip the lines at schedule pick up and take care of all of your back to school needs on the PTO Web Store today.

Just click here to check it out today.

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Cougar Pass Bundle with Discounts and Raffle
Published: Thu, Jul 13, 2017, 08:26AM CDT

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

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

  • CMS North’s School Supply Fee (required)
  • Discounted Planner (included in 6th grade Pass, optional add-on in 7th/8th grade Pass)
  • 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 Planner (optional for 7th/8th grades)
  • Discounted Student Announcements Email
  • Discounted Social tickets
  • Discounted Student Dedication in Directory
  • Discounted Happy Birthday message for your student

$45 of your COUGAR PASS is Tax-Deductible

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


Cougar Pass Raffle:
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 2017 – 2018 school year. Drawing held Monday, August 14th.

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

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Required School Supply Fee
Published: Thu, Jul 13, 2017, 08:26AM CDT

Don’t Forget to purchase your student’s required School Supply Fee for the 2017-2018 School Year before Schedule Pick up on August 11th.
This item is available as an individual item on the school store or in your student’s grade level Cougar Pass Bundle with additional discounts.

Classroom supplies are purchased by the school over the summer and through out the school year to stock the classrooms for student use.
The supply fee covers basic supply items for the classrooms for the entire year but as always, there will be items that are not covered by the supply fee. Those include, but are not limited to, whatever organizational system your student chooses (zippered binder, multiple pocket binders, etc.), tri-boards for presentations, zip drives, personal earbuds and supplies for specific projects or in-class activities.

All families need to purchase their student’s supply fee before Schedule Pick Up.

Just click here to purchase.

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Student Agendas - Only a Limited Amount Available
Published: Thu, Jul 13, 2017, 08:26AM CDT

Need an organizational tool for your student? Don’t forget to purchase a student agenda.
Agendas are ONLY included in the 6th grade Cougar Pass Bundle and are available as an optional add-on for a discount in the 7th and 8th grade Cougar Pass Bundles.
Agendas are also available to purchase at the regular price as an individual item.

We only have a limited amount available to sell for this item.
Just click here to visit the school store and to order.
Students that ordered will pick up their agenda at Schedule Pick up in August.
Once this item is sold out you will not be able to purchase one from the PTO.

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Summer Reading Information
Published: Thu, Jul 13, 2017, 08:26AM CDT

Summer Reading Expectations for Middle and High School:

Please click here for Middle School.

Please click here for CHS.

Please click here for New Tech @ Coppell.

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Information on CMSN Principal Search
Published: Tue, Jul 11, 2017, 07:15PM CDT

Coppell Middle School North’s Principal, Amanda Ziaer, emailed all parents of CMSN students on Friday morning, July 7th indicating that she is accepting a position in another district. Please check your email for that message if you have not read it yet. We appreciate all she has contributed to North and wish her the best in her new position.

Coppell ISD has asked me to pass along this information about the search for the new principal. It includes time lines and also contact information for CISD Human Resources if you have attributes for the new principal that you would like to share. Please take a minute now and click on the link below to review the information. I also encourage you to share attributes you feel are important for the new principal with CISD human resources by contacting Carol Snowden at csnowden@coppellisd.com.

I know we will all miss Ms. Ziaer but I feel confident with the speed the district is moving to find a qualified candidate. As stated in the document, once they have identified the new principal they will schedule a meet and greet for students and parents.

Please note that the information in the link below is also posted on the North homepage.

Looking forward to the 2017-2018 school year,
Julie Albright
CMSN PTO President

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Last Day Reminder
Published: Wed, May 31, 2017, 10:41AM CDT

Tomorrow, June 1st is the last day to order the Cougar Pass Bundle with the automatic payment plan offered at no additional charge.

  • It’s the last chance to take advantage of the opportunity to spread out the cost through the summer with the discounts available only in the Cougar Pass.

Start the summer organized for next school year:
Take care of ordering your student’s supplies today.

The Cougar Pass Bundle is on sale now on the PTO webstore: (cmsnpto.revtrak.net)
For an easy way to bundle your student’s items for the next school year, purchase your student’s Cougar Pass today.
The COUGAR PASS allows you to take care of most all of your student’s Back to School needs in one easy bundle:

Just click here to order today.
Discounts on items are only available through the Cougar Pass Bundle.

Automatic Payment Plan option at no additional charge available until June 1st.

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2016-2017 PTO Board - Thank You!
Published: Fri, May 26, 2017, 01:54PM CDT

A big Thank You! to our 2016-2017 PTO Board!
(Please click here to view.)
Your time and dedication to our campus and students is truly appreciated!!
And to all the many parents that helped our various committees when asked to help staff Socials, the office, the copy room, the library, etc…..Thank You!
We couldn’t support the school without your help!

We also want to give a special Thank YOU! to those board members moving on and leaving North this year after years of service to our campus:

  • Roya Tompkins – President (6 years at North)
  • Pam Jones-Williams – Treasurer (3 years at North)
  • Melissa Evans – Secretary and Past President (6 years at North)
  • DeAnn Bartlett – Write a Check (4 years at North)
  • Alfred Fraser – Membership (3 years at North)
  • Lori Gregory – Parlimentarian (6 years at North)

Thank you!

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Calendar of Events
Published: Fri, May 26, 2017, 01:54PM CDT

For the most up to date information:
Please click here to view the North website.

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Parents - Thank You!
Published: Fri, May 26, 2017, 01:54PM CDT

Another big Thank You! to our families that supported our Fall Write a Check and Spring Auction & Raffle fundraising this school year!
Your support has helped the school is so many ways and without it many important things that we all expect on our student’s campus would not happen without you!
Just a brief summary of some of the many ways you have helped this school year:

  • Field Trip buses
  • Aim for Success Program along with 2 additional programs for students
  • Hospitality for our awesome CMS North staff
  • Student Social Events and more…

Additionally, we were able to Grant over $25,000 towards Grants to the School this year:

  • Books for leadership team development 
  • Creative Writing resource books for students
  • Wired iPad keyboards 
  • Writing resources 
  • CMSN garden workbench and seating benches
  • Digital collaboration station for each grade level hall
  • Stage Lighting for auditorium
  • 6 Rolling whiteboards 
  • Headphones/mics for Read 180 
  • Punctuation for outdoor sign 
  • MakerSpace supplies for library
  • Recycling lids for cafeteria
  • Campus signs for communicating events
  • Club time games
  • Casio Prizm calculators for classrooms
  • Water Filter water fountain for hallway
  • Conference training for staff team leads
  • a Kona Ice party for all grades in celebration of wrapping up STAAR testing.

Thank You for your support of our students and campus!

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Reminder from our School Nurse
Published: Fri, May 26, 2017, 01:54PM CDT

PICK up Medications in the Clinic! Please remember to pick up and take home all medications that were brought to the clinic for your child. I must discard any medications remaining in the clinic. This includes inhalers, epi-pens, prescription drugs, and over-the-counter meds. Nothing can be stored in the clinic over the summer for use next school year. I really do not want to waste these items/supplies (some of which are very expensive). If you are unable to come to the school yourself, please send a note or an email (cfaulkner@coppellisd.com) requesting your student be permitted to pick up and take home any medical supplies he or she may have here.

Immunization Notifications: Letters regarding immunizations your child may need prior to the start of the 2017/18 school year have been mailed out. This is the only letter or reminder you will receive before schedule pick-up in August. This pertains primarily to incoming 7th graders. If your child receives any immunizations between now and the end of summer, you can avoid the long lines on schedule pick-up day (August 10th, 2017) by sending via mail, email attachment, or fax a copy of the updated immunization record to the school nurse. Class schedules cannot be given to students whose immunizations are delinquent.

I wish you a happy, healthy, and safe summer and look forward to seeing you and your students in August!

Cheryl Faulkner, BSN, RN
School Nurse, CMS-North
214-496-7122
Fax 214-496-7103

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2017-2018 Dates
Published: Fri, May 26, 2017, 01:54PM CDT

Here’s a sneak peek at some dates for the 2017-2018 School Year:
More details later…

  • June 1 – Last Day to Order Cougar Pass Bundle with Payment Plan option
  • August 10 – Student schedule pick-up for 6th-8th grades
  • August 17 – Cougar Camp for 6th graders and new to North students/parents
  • August 18 – Make-up schedule pickup
  • August 21 – First Day of school

Click here to view the 2017-2018 District Calendar

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Cougar Pass Bundle Reminder - Order by June 1
Published: Fri, May 26, 2017, 01:54PM CDT

Start the summer organized for next school year:
Take care of ordering your student’s supplies today.

The Cougar Pass Bundle is on sale now on the PTO webstore: (cmsnpto.revtrak.net)
For an easy way to bundle your student’s items for the next school year, purchase your student’s Cougar Pass today.
The COUGAR PASS allows you to take care of most all of your student’s Back to School needs in one easy bundle:

Just click here to order today.
Discounts on items are only available through the Cougar Pass Bundle.

Automatic Payment Plan option at no additional charge available until June 1st.

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Student Announcements
Published: Fri, May 26, 2017, 01:54PM CDT

Ever wonder what your student hears on the morning announcements? (club information, sign-ups, reminders, etc…)
Don’t forget to purchase the Discounted Student Announcements Email as an optional add-on to your Cougar Pass Bundle on sale now on the PTO Webstore.
This item is available at a discount only thru the Cougar Pass Bundle.

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Box Tops Reminder
Published: Fri, May 26, 2017, 01:54PM CDT

Don’t forget to keep collecting Box Tops over the Summer!

This is an easy way to support your campus by turning trash into cash.
Just send them to the school office in a ziplock bag when students return in the Fall.