Coppell Middle School North PTO: What's New

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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 truaxpj@tx.rr.com or 972-896-9066.

Thank you!
Jessica Truax
CMSN PTO Library and Book Fair Coordinator
truaxpj@tx.rr.com

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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 https://goo.gl/forms/iVlSapMHwfJNAs1g1.

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Coppell Education Foundation STEAM Camp Registration is Open
Published: Mon, Apr 16, 2018, 04:59PM 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.

https://coppellisdeducationfoundation.revtrak.net/Interactive-Institute

Use the link above to register today!

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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 - http://coppellisdef.com/run-to-fund

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MOSAIC – Coppell Gifted Association Summer Camp
Published: Mon, Apr 16, 2018, 04:59PM 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 www.coppellgifted.org

Questions? E-mail mosaic@coppellgifted.org

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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
http://www.coppellisdef.com/super-star

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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
https://twitter.com/verizon/status/980671197645099009

Additional details can be found at:

https://www.verizon.com/about/news/help-verizon-choose-next-middle-school-invest

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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?

SUBMISSION DEADLINES FOR SPRING ARE APRIL 5th.

Please use the attached form.

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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 www.coppellisd.com/Page/8824 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, www.parenttoolkit.com provides some additional tools and advice.
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CONGRATULATIONS Coppell Education Foundation Super Stars!
Published: Tue, Apr 3, 2018, 02:24PM 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. Stacey Chambers

2. Rebecca Sawers

3. Sara Sims

The following students were recognized as Super Stars.

6th Grade: Jacob Campbell

6th Grade: William Nester

6th Grade: Dhivyesh Prithiviraj

7th Grade: Angel Aguilar

7th Grade: Carson Butts

7th Grade: Jennifer Choe

8th Grade: Tatiana Cabrera

8th Grade: Ryan Chen

8th Grade: Sharan Sethi

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Did you Know????
Published: Mon, Mar 26, 2018, 09:19AM CDT
  • The CMSN PTO Board consists of full time and part time working parents, parents pursuing their own education and parents staying at home with their children.
  • It is comprised predominately of working parents who are physicians, lawyers, real estate agents, own their own businesses, HR project managers, teachers, marketing managers, IT Professionals, Finance professionals, healthcare executives, accountants and many, many other jobs.
  • Most of the board manage multiple volunteer commitments in addition to their role on the CMSN board such as: PTO roles in other CISD schools, youth sport coaches, scouting troop leaders, elementary room parents, Church Minisitry Volunteers, Sunday School teachers, YMSL Board Members and too many other to name!
  • The PTO plans and / or funds most of the extra activities throughout the school year that make such a difference to our students and educators: hospitality lunches for teachers and staff, educational programs, book fair, all school socials, fundraising coordinators, school store coordinators, and more!

We need parent and grandparent volunteers to make this possible! Please contact Elaine Lenahan / elaine.lenahan@gmail.com to volunteer today!

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CMSN PTO Needs YOU!
Published: Mon, Mar 26, 2018, 09:19AM CDT

MANY, MANY THANKS to all the people who served on this year’s PTO Board. It takes the efforts of a lot of people to meet the growing needs of the school. And once again, we need your help!

Our charter allows for board members to hold their positions for two years.
To those who signed up for another year – thank you!
If you are not currently on the PTO Board – We Need Your Help!

If you are interested in a position or learning more about the positions available, please email Elaine Lenahan, PTO Parliamentarian by April 1st.

  • Roles have a variety of time commitments and some volunteer positions can be handled mostly from home on your own time.
  • Contact Elaine today at elaine.lenahan@gmail.com to review what would work best for your schedule.

The file below contains a list of all PTO Positions indicating which positions are filled by an incumbent who has agreed to serve for another year.

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PTO Board Open Positions 2018-2019
Published: Mon, Mar 26, 2018, 09:19AM CDT

Here is a summary of Open Positions.

  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Web Store Assistant
  • Community Welfare
  • Copy Room
  • Extra Mile
  • Student Announcements Coordinators (1 or 2 Positions)
  • Write-A-Check
  • Auction Open House (1 Position)
  • Raffle
  • Box Tops
  • Grant Committee Chair
  • Hospitality & Staff Appreciation (2 Positions)
  • Office Coordinator
  • Programs & Program Assistant
  • Socials Chair (6 Positions typically incoming 6th grader parents)
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Green Team

Please open the attachment to find a full description of the position.

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Spring Fling Social was a SMASHING success!
Published: Sun, Mar 18, 2018, 08:16PM CDT

Annette Santos and Rachael Gloger went above and beyond to plan an AMAZING all school social. Not only did they organize all of the activities and volunteers not just once but twice due to the reschedule but they also built a 9 Square grid which will be used by our PTO and school for many years to come! I want to especially thank Annette and Rachael for the great event!

A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THE MANY PARENTS, TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS WHO VOLUNTEERED TO MAKE THIS EVENT POSSIBLE!

Special recognition is also due to the CHS Volleyball and Football teams who had many team members come to volunteer! The CMSN students loved seeing the kids out there! THANK YOU CHS for your support!

This event took over 30 volunteers to make it such a great experience for the kids!

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The CMSN PTO Auction WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!
Published: Sun, Mar 18, 2018, 08:16PM CDT

With the generous support of parents, teachers and administrators the auction proceeds totaled more than $4,395!

A special thank you to PTO Auction Organizers Brian Black and Laura Howe and Mrs. Geiger who coordinated all the teacher items. The three of them worked so hard to find creative, amazing items and generate so much excitement around them. The organization was great — just a really excellent job!

Of course it could not be successful without all of our parents who bid on items to support the school!

THANK YOU for a very successful evening!

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Coppell Education Foundation Needs You!
Published: Sun, Mar 18, 2018, 08:15PM CDT

The Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers representing the community and businesses served by Coppell ISD.

  • The mission of the Coppell Education Foundation is to generate and distribute resources to the Coppell Independent School District for educational,
    motivational and innovative programs needed to meet the district’s mission of excellence in education.
  • A few of CEF’s programs include the Super Star Program, the Verizon Robotics Camp, the Academic Recognition Banquet, the Run to Fund and the STEAM camp.
  • Board members also serve as ambassadors for the Foundation and District in raising community awareness and participation in the mission of excellence in education in Coppell ISD.

For more information or to submit an application please visit http://coppellisdef.com/get-involved
DEADLINE to submit applications is March 30th.

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CISD Accepting Student Transfer Applications
Published: Sun, Mar 18, 2018, 08:15PM CDT

CISD will accept Transfer Applications March 1-30 for those students residing in the district and currently attending a CISD school who wish to apply to transfer to another CISD campus.

  • Current transfer students also must reapply.
  • To obtain a “Student Transfer Request” form, please click here or visit the CISD Vonita White Administration Building at 200 S. Denton Tap Road, Coppell, TX, 75019, between March 1-30.
  • Transfers are only available to the CISD schools where space is available, and transfer students must reapply each year.
  • Parents will be notified no later than April 30 if their transfer request has been approved. NOTE: The district does not provide bus transportation for transfer students.
  • Students in special programs such as Dual Language Immersion, IB or Special Education/Intervention Services DO NOT HAVE TO APPLY TO TRANSFER, but their siblings not in a special program DO HAVE TO APPLY TO TRANSFER to be at the same campus. For more information, click here. https://www.coppellisd.com/Page/13188
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Angst Documentary at CHS March 29
Published: Sun, Mar 18, 2018, 08:15PM CDT

CISD is presenting the movie Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 29, in the Coppell High School Auditorium. The film features candid interviews with kids and young adults who suffer, or have suffered, from anxiety and what they’ve learned about it. The film includes discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects, as well as help, resources and tools. Parents and students ages ten and up are invited to attend and begin. By opening a dialogue and normalizing (not trivializing) anxiety, we can help each other and ourselves. For more information, visit https://angstmovie.com/.

 
WELCOME BACK FROM SPRING BREAK!
Published: Sun, Mar 18, 2018, 08:15PM CDT
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Summer will be here before we know it!!!!

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CMSN Open House Schedule Tonight - Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Published: Tue, Mar 6, 2018, 12:33PM CST
  • Silent Auction opens at 4:45pm
  • 5:00pm to 5:25pm: PTO Meeting and Silent Auction in the cafeteria
    All parents are welcome to attend
  • 5:30pm to 6:00pm: 2018-2019 Registration Meeting for Rising 7th & 8th grade parents in the cafeteria (for current 6th and 7th grade parents.)
  • 6:00pm to 7:00pm: Open House
  • 7:00pm: Silent Auction closes and Open House ends

We hope to see you there!
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Special Item Added - 1 hour of Sports Training with Solomon Thomas for up to 6 kids!
Published: Tue, Mar 6, 2018, 12:33PM CST

We have a surprise item for tonight’s auction! Solomon Thomas is volunteering to offer sports training after school.

  • One session for one hour for your child and up to five friends.
  • You choose the sport — it can be football, basketball, track or anything your student wants to work on
  • This will be in March / April time frame after school.

Don’t forget to stop by the cafeteria tonight to submit your bid!

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On Line Auction Portion is Closed -- Come Tonight to the Cafeteria to Bid on Items!
Published: Tue, Mar 6, 2018, 12:33PM CST

All auction proceeds benefit CMSN Auction opens around 4:45pm and closes at 7:00pm

Auction items include:

  • an autographed Solomon Thomas football
  • a Guaranteed 2018 Cotillion Spot (typically fills in minutes!)
  • CHS Summer Sports Camps including Performance Course
  • Laptop Computer
  • Private Party for 20 at Total Wine
  • Botox Treatment by Dr. Steele :-)
  • School Naming Rights (including the front carpool loop)
  • Behind the scenes tour of CHS Ninth Grade Campus with Principal Koontz
  • Breakfast, Lunch, dinner with your favorite teacher or administrator
  • Monogramming by Mrs. Geiger and a t-shirt quilt by Mrs. Mollick
  • and much, much more!

Just select the link below or open the file attachment at the bottom.
Final 2018 Auction Items

We hope to see you tonight!

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All Auction Proceeds Benefit COPPELL MIDDLE SCHOOL NORTH!
Published: Mon, Mar 5, 2018, 02:46PM CST

Don’t Miss Out! Online Bidding continues with final bidding @ Open House on Tuesday, March 6th.

Auction items include:

  • an autographed Solomon Thomas football
  • a Guaranteed 2018 Cotillion Spot (typically fills in minutes!)
  • CHS Summer Sports Camps including Performance Course
  • Laptop Computer
  • Private Party for 20 at Total Wine
  • Botox Treatment by Dr. Steele :-)
  • School Naming Rights (including the front carpool loop)
  • Behind the scenes tour of CHS Ninth Grade Campus with Principal Koontz
  • Breakfast, Lunch, dinner with your favorite teacher or administrator
  • Monogramming by Mrs. Geiger and a t-shirt quilt by Mrs. Mollick
  • and much, much more!

Just select the link below or open the file attachment at the bottom.
2018 Auction Items

All proceeds from the Cougar Auction will benefit Coppell Middle School North.
Thank you for your support!

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Submit A Bid On Line Today
Published: Mon, Mar 5, 2018, 02:46PM CST

Email any bid offers to CMSNorthPTO@gmail.com

Please include: item number, item name, your full name, and your bid amount
You will receive a confirmation email if your bid is the current highest offer.

Online bidding ends Tuesday, March 6th @ Noon with final bidding ending on Tuesday night @ 7:00 p.m. after Open House.

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CONGRATULATIONS Coppell Education Foundation Super Stars!
Published: Wed, Feb 28, 2018, 07:26AM CST

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. Stacey Chambers

2. Rebecca Sawers

3. Sara Sims

The following students were recognized as Super Stars.

6th Grade: Jacob Campbell

6th Grade: William Nester

6th Grade: Dhivyesh Prithiviraj

7th Grade: Angel Aguilar

7th Grade: Carson Butts

7th Grade: Jennifer Choe

8th Grade: Tatiana Cabrera

8th Grade: Ryan Chen

8th Grade: Sharan Sethi

Congratulations to the winners!!!

NOMINATE A STAFF MEMBER OR TEACHER TODAY!
The next nomination deadline is Thursday, March 1st at 5pm. Please click on the following link http://coppellisdef.com/r-b-super-star to submit your nomination.

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CMSN Rescheduled All School Social will be FRIDAY March 2nd From 5 to 7 PM
Published: Wed, Feb 28, 2018, 07:26AM CST
  • Get ready for spring break as the DJ rocks the latest tunes.
  • Do you have what it takes to impress at Dodgeball?
  • Can you beat your classmates at Nuke ’Em?
  • Did you ever play 9 Squares in the Air?
  • Make a funny face while your picture is snapped in our photo booth
  • What will you look like when your caricature is drawn?
  • Pizza, drinks and candy will all be on sale.

This is one party you are not going to want to miss.

Click this link to reserve your tickets now! Cost is $10. Tickets available online through noon on Friday.

https://cmsnpto.revtrak.net/CMSN-Socials/

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You Are Invited to the March 6th PTO Meeting at 5:00pm Before Open House
Published: Wed, Feb 28, 2018, 07:26AM CST

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!

Tuesday, March 6th Evening Meeting 5:00PM (before Open House)

CMSN Open House Night – Tuesday, March 6, 2018

  • Silent Auction opens at 4:45pm
  • 5:00pm to 5:25pm: PTO Meeting and Silent Auction in the cafeteria
    All parents are welcome to attend
  • 5:30pm to 6:00pm: 2018-2019 Registration Meeting for Rising 7th & 8th grade parents in the cafeteria (for current 6th and 7th grade parents.)
  • 6:00pm to 7:00pm: Open House
  • 7:00pm: Silent Auction closes and Open House ends

We hope to see you there!
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