Coppell Middle School North PTO: What's New

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You Are Invited to the November 16th PTO Meeting @8:15am
Published: Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 03:33PM 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!

Thursday, November 16th at 8:15am in F 103 – Theatre Classroom
Thursday, January 11th at 2:30pm
Thursday, February 8th at 2:30pm
Tuesday, March 6th Evening Meeting 6:00PM (before Open House)
Thursday, April 12th at 8:15am

We hope to see you there!
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Coppell Education Foundation - Red & Black Campaign
Published: Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 03:33PM CST

The annual Red & Black campaign launched this week!

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 – Thank You!

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You Are Invited to Shop at the CMSN Book Fair This Week!
Published: Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 03:33PM CST

CMSN Families!

Our first Book Fair is coming up next week and we would love for your learners and you (if possible) to come on by and check out what’s available in the world of books! Our shopping hours are:
Monday 11/13/17 11:00 – 3:45
Tuesday 11/14/17 7:30 – 3:45
Wednesday 11/15/17 7:30 – 3:45
Thursday 11/16/17 7:30 – 3:45
Friday 11/17/17 7:30 – 1:00

We hope to see you there!

Jessica Truax
CMSN Book Fair Coordinator

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Keep the Box Tops Coming!
Published: Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 03:33PM CST

We are thrilled that our box top coordinator, Jackie Remidez, sent in almost $300 of box tops to be redeemed for cash for our school!

We are once again collecting Box Tops for North!
Turn your trash into CASH FOR NORTH!

Please clip and send any Box Tops for Education labels that you might have that are included on hundreds of food, household and school supply products. Box tops will be redeemed in the spring!

Just send them to school in a baggie with your student for this easy way to support our campus.

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CGA - Creative Writing Contest
Published: Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 03:33PM CST
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2017-2018 Student Directories Were Distributed Yesterday
Published: Wed, Nov 8, 2017, 01:20PM CST

Thank you to our PTO Membership Coordinators - Denise Burgos, Deena Martin, Angela Moemeka- who finalized the directory and distributed it to students yesterday with the help of parent volunteers.

There are 10 extra directories for sale in the front office, first come, first serve. Cost is $12. Please send check (made out to CMSN PTO) or cash (EXACT CHANGE ONLY!) with your student if you wish to purchase.

If you have any questions about the directories please feel free to reach out by replying to this email.
Thank you!

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You Are Invited to Shop at the CMSN Book Fair Next Week!
Published: Wed, Nov 8, 2017, 01:20PM CST

CMSN Families!

Our first Book Fair is coming up next week and we would love for your learners and you (if possible) to come on by and check out what’s available in the world of books! Our shopping hours are:
Monday 11/13/17 11:00 – 3:45
Tuesday 11/14/17 7:30 – 3:45
Wednesday 11/15/17 7:30 – 3:45
Thursday 11/16/17 7:30 – 3:45
Friday 11/17/17 7:30 – 1:00

We hope to see you there!

A few more volunteers are needed to help take down. Please sign up today!

Just click here to sign up to help.

Jessica Truax
CMSN Book Fair Coordinator

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Holiday House is THIS Sunday!
Published: Wed, Nov 8, 2017, 01:20PM CST

Come out and get some holiday shopping done while supporting Project Graduation – a program designed to keep graduating CHS seniors safe on graduation night.

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Directory Distribution Volunteers Needed!
Published: Thu, Nov 2, 2017, 11:57AM CDT

We need a few volunteers to distribute about 500 CMSN Directories on Tuesday, November 7th.

We will gather at the Library 9:00-11:00, and make quick work of putting labels on the Directories, then delivering them to the 4th period classes.

If you have even an hour to spare, please help out our committee Co-Chairs, Denise Burgos, to get the 2017-2018 Directories into the hands of our students.

To sign up Click here or by pasting this link into your browser www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0C49A4A72DA2FA7-cmsn

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Volunteers Needed - Fall Book Fair
Published: Thu, Nov 2, 2017, 11:57AM CDT

CMSN Fall Book Fair Volunteers Needed!
Coming in Two Weeks – Please HELP

  • November 13th – 17th – various times available

The CMSN Fall Book Fair is coming up soon and it takes a lot of volunteer cooperation to make this a successful event for our students!
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.

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

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PTO Awards $17, 444.65 in Grant Requests to CMSN
Published: Mon, Oct 30, 2017, 11:23AM CDT

In October, Kelly Shultz and Deann Manchester led a team of board and PTO members in analyzing the grant requests made by CMSN. The committee recommended approving over $17,000 grant requests which will directly impact our teachers and students. PTO members voted to approve the grant recommendations at our October meeting.

A few of the highlights include:

  • Bike racks to replace broken racks and add space for all of the bikes our students ride to school
  • Refillable bottle water fountains
  • TV screen in the main hall for announcements, signage and streaming student productions and media projects
  • Curriculum supplements such as games, books and other instructional materials
  • Wireless Keyboards for language arts classrooms
  • Educational Speaker for 7th grade Texas History Day
  • Materials to support the new 6th grade after school bookclub
  • New walkie talkies for the administration and school safety officer

The teachers are excited to receive their grants and the students will definitely enjoy the benefits of the grants for many years to come!

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Coppell Education Foundation Robotics Camp Registration Opens Nov. 1
Published: Mon, Oct 30, 2017, 11:23AM CDT

The Coppell Education Foundation is excited to partner with Verizon to offer our 3rd annual Red & Black Robotics Camp designed for 5th and 6th graders, who will build and program their very own Parallax Boe-Bot Robot to perform a variety of tasks.

  • The two-hour classes will be held on Wednesday nights over 8 weeks, starting Jan. 10, 2018.
  • Registration opens Wednesday, Nov. 1st at 8 a.m. Register early, as there are only 60 spots are available!
  • Please click here for more details and to register.
  • This camp fills up in minutes not hours! So if you are interested please register early!
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iLead - District Invites All Parents to Sign Up
Published: Mon, Oct 30, 2017, 11:23AM CDT

iLead is a six-session leadership training opportunity led by the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees and district leaders. The program is designed to help parents and community members gain insight into the operations of Coppell ISD, learn more about district service opportunities and build capacity for future Board and committee leadership.

  • Attending at least four sessions is required for graduation.
  • The cost of iLead is $40, which helps defray district expenses such as t-shirts, training materials, food, awards, etc. Click here to apply to participate.
  • The deadline to apply and pay is November 3, 2017. Limited seating will be on a first-come, first served basis.
  • Click Here to Register
  • All participants will be notified by November 8, 2017.
  • Email csnowden@coppellisd.com with questions.
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CONGRATULATIONS Coppell Education Foundation Super Stars
Published: Mon, Oct 30, 2017, 11:23AM CDT

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

Ms. Kari Dollar, Mr. Duane Masengill and Ms. Lisa Walsh are the North employees recognized as Super Stars.

The following students were recognized as Super Stars.

6th Grade: Andrew Cai, Ella Fanous & Emma Lindbloom
7th Grade: Julia Graham, Megha Pazhayidathu & Taylor Young
8th Grade: Taylor Garcia, Carolyn Juarez & David Wang

Congratulations to the winners!!!

The next nomination deadline is December 8th at 5pm. Please click here to submit your nomination.

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District Calendar Update & Request for Input
Published: Mon, Oct 30, 2017, 11:23AM CDT

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 input@coppellisd.com by Nov. 28.

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Picture Day - Help Needed Monday October 24th
Published: Tue, Oct 10, 2017, 10:43AM CDT

Picture Day is Coming Soon!
We are in need of parent volunteers on Picture Day, Monday, October 24th. The pictures will be in the cafeteria on the stage and help is needed to keep things running smoothly.

Please select the link below to view available shifts:

Picture Day Volunteer Sign Up

Thank You!

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You Are Invited to the October 12th PTO Meeting @6:00pm in B105
Published: Tue, Oct 10, 2017, 10:43AM 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, October 12th Evening at 6:00pm in Room B105
Thursday, November 16th at 8:15am
Thursday, January 11th at 2:30pm
Thursday, February 8th at 2:30pm
Tuesday, March 6th Evening Meeting 6:00PM (before Open House)
Thursday, April 12th at 8:15am

We hope to see you there!
North PTO

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Box Tops for North
Published: Tue, Oct 10, 2017, 10:43AM CDT

We are once again collecting Box Tops for North!
Turn your trash into CASH FOR NORTH!

Please clip and send any Box Tops for Education labels that you might have that are included on hundreds of food, household and school supply products.

Just send them to school in a baggie with your student for this easy way to support our campus.

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CGA - Hosting Parenting for Grit
Published: Tue, Oct 10, 2017, 10:43AM CDT

Thursday, October 12
6:30-7:30pm
Town Center Elementary

Click on the flier for more information.

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Write A Check Earned Over $20,480!
Published: Thu, Oct 5, 2017, 11:21AM CDT

Thank you parents!

Our Write A Check campaign raised over $20,480 – and there are still matching funds coming in!

This money stays at North and supports our students, teachers and staff.

Thank you for your support!

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Write A Check Raffle Winners!
Published: Thu, Oct 5, 2017, 11:21AM CDT

374 families participated in the Write a Check Campaign and 75 qualified for the Write a Check Raffle.

The winners are:

1st place – Beats Wireless Headset – Will Boylan
2nd Place – $100 visa gift card – Sydney Bunting

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North Student Announcements 10/5/2017
Published: Thu, Oct 5, 2017, 10:54AM CDT

Monday, October 2nd

  • NO ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tuesday, October 3rd

  • NO ANNOUNCEMENTS

Wednesday, October 4th

  • NO ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thursday, October 4th

  • Students – today in 4th period you will receive your ticket to the State Fair of Texas.. Please make sure you take your ticket home. Teachers – please remember to pass the tickets out!
  • Any student who ran for Student Council, please remove your campaign posters by the end of school today. If your poster is not removed as requested, it will be brought to the front office. At that time you will be assessed a fine.
  • Good morning North! Now for your Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat update!

The doors are starting to get spooky and I love it! If you have not yet started on your eTime door, please talk with your teacher and arrange a time to work. Doors will be judged after school on Thursday, October 12th.

And now for the can count!

Mrs. Kirk has 4 cans
Gardner has 7
Coach Roberts with 9
Keen has 11
Last year’s winner, Coach Ehmke has 12
Sawer’s with 13
Bottom has 15
And Shin has 16
But leading the pack with 58 cans… Mrs. Randall’s eTime!

Let’s get those doors decorated and keep bringing in the cans! Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat… because hunger is a very scary thing!

  • The PTO is here to draw the winners of the write a check raffle. Sydney Bunting is the winner of the $100 visa gift card. Will Boylan is the winner of the wireless beats headphones.
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Donate to the 2017-2018 Write A Check Campaign
Published: Mon, Oct 2, 2017, 02:47PM CDT

Parents have contributed over $19,000 since May!

Write A Check is our CMSN North Major Fundraiser that helps cover everything the PTO does for North Students such as:

  • $6,000 each year for programs such as the one announced this week, the Jeff Veley Character Building Program
  • $4,500 each year for Field Trip buses each year
  • $25,000 or more each year for Gifts to the CMSN
  • In the past gifts has been used to purchase items like technology, specialty furniture, a cover for the outside eating area, the marquee outside the school, curriculum supplements, speciality equipment and technology for elective courses like media.

Go to https://cmsnpto.revtrak.net to contribute now!

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Last Chance! Don't Miss Out on this Great Chance to Win - Write a Check Raffle!
Published: Mon, Oct 2, 2017, 02:47PM CDT

Deadline to Participate in the Raffle is Wednesday, October 4th at 5:00pm!

Your Write a Check contribution of at least $70 by 10/4/17 at 5:00 pm makes you eligible for our Cougar Campaign Raffle:
1st Prize – Beats Solo2 Wireless Headset – $300 Value
2nd Prize – $100 Visa Gift Card
Note: The Cougar Pass includes a $45 Write-A-Check Contribution. An additional contribution of $25 makes you eligible for the Raffle!

RAFFLE WILL BE HELD THURSDAY DURING SCHOOL!

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NOMINATE A CMSN Staff Member to be a Red & Black Superstar!
Published: Mon, Oct 2, 2017, 02:47PM CDT

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, OCTOBER 6TH 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 October 6th (5PM) deadline.
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School Directory Sale - Order by Friday, October 6th at 5:00pm
Published: Mon, Oct 2, 2017, 02:47PM CDT

Did you order your School Directory? Don’t miss out on the last week to purchase.
Families that purchased the Cougar Pass bundle have already ordered their school directory.

  • When you purchase your PTO Membership the directory is included. It is still available on the PTO webstore for a limited time.
  • Last Day to Order – Friday, October 6th at 5:00pm
    We do not order extras to sell, please pre-order for a copy.

Not sure if you purchased or not? Please go to the PTO Webstore to view your order history.

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Thank You Parent Volunteers - The Social Was a Huge Success
Published: Mon, Sep 25, 2017, 10:17PM CDT

The Wet & Wild Back to School Social was TERRIFIC! Over 250 kids had a blast playing paint wars, racing down monster slides, playing on the field and running through the Fire Hose Shower.

A HUGE thank you to Kim Clark and Manisha Kapadia for planning and organizing the social and to the hordes of parent volunteers who made this event possible for our kids!

Enjoy the photos!

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Library and Copy Room Volunteers Needed!
Published: Mon, Sep 25, 2017, 10:17PM CDT

Are you looking for a way to help out one of the busiest, most important and coolest places at North? Become a library volunteer!!

Please contact Jessica Truax at truaxpj@tx.rr.com for more information.


Copy Room Volunteers Needed!

Are you interested in helping out North and need a flexible volunteer schedule? Copy room may be for you. Our volunteer coordinator Jennifer Harrell will be happy to meet you up there and train you on the copier and laminator.

Click here for more information and to sign up

Please contact Jennifer Harrell at jenniferjharrell@gmail.com for more information.

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7th Grade Students Invited to Participate in TeenScreen
Published: Mon, Sep 25, 2017, 10:17PM CDT

CISD is offering parents of 7th graders the opportunity to have their children participate in a wellness check-up called TeenScreen. Teen Screen is a nationally-recognized program developed by Columbia University to identify risk factors associated with depression, anxiety, and alcohol and substance abuse. The program is free and completely voluntary and confidential.

Please join us for an informational parent meeting explaining how TeenScreen is used to identify students who may be in need of mental health support.
When: Wednesday, October 4 at 6:30 PM
Where: Coppell High School Arena

Speakers:
Lisa Pederson, Youth Programs Coordinator for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will provide parents with an understanding of the statistics about youth and mental illness and the importance of addressing concerns early.

Jennifer Huynh, Director of the Teens Can Survive Program, at the Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas will be sharing the history and procedures of TeenScreen and how TeenScreen is used to identify students who may be in need of mental health support. Early identification can help them become well rounded teens and young adults.  

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Jeff Veley Character Building Program
Published: Mon, Sep 25, 2017, 10:17PM CDT

A huge shout out to our students for an enthusiastic welcome to Jeff Veley to Middle School North! Jeff’s mission is to equip students with the social and emotional skills that empower them to face adversity, grow in resilience, and solve their own social problems.

Jeff’s message reached over 900 students at North. Ask your child about the “Peace Sign Approach”:

1. Don’t Get Upset!
2. Treat them like a friend.

Parents can sign up for Veley’s weekly newsletter. Check out additional ways your child can empower themselves and others around them on his websites:

www.jeffveley.com
www.lovechangesitall.com

The PTO thanks you for your continued support in bringing programs that enrich our students’ experience.

Thank you to parents who were able to attend the Jeff Veley Character Building program last week at the Cozby Library.

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