Coppell Middle School East PTO: What's New

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CMSE Hospitality - 2018 February Teacher Treats
Published: Fri, Feb 23, 2018, 09:04PM CST

CMSE Hospitality is providing sweet treats for the staff meeting on Wednesday, February 28th.

We will be serving cupcakes, cookies, brownies, cake balls, fruit and candy along with white and chocolate milk. If your favorite homemade finger-food type dessert isn’t listed, sign up to bring a dozen ‘Sweet Treats’. This can be any homemade dessert of your choosing (i.e. fudge, pralines, rice krispie treats, lemon bars, etc.)

Please select from the listed items. All items need to be delivered to the CMSE Office no later than 10:00 am on Wednesday, February 28th.

Any questions, please contact Gale McClurkan-Short at


Published: Tue, Feb 20, 2018, 02:26PM CST

Come out and show your Bronco Spirit on Wednesday, February 21st from 6-8 p.m. at Cane Rosso (1301 S. Broadway) in Carrollton. This restaurant serves the “most authentic wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas” in Texas!

Canne Rosso has generously offered to donate 10% of ALL of their receipts between 6 and 8 p.m. on the 21st to our school.

We hope you can join your East family for some delicious food and great company. You are encouraged to invite family and friends to join us as well. There will be no need to say you are there to support East.

Counselor's Corner: 7th and 8th Grade Registration
Published: Tue, Feb 20, 2018, 02:26PM CST

Counselors will be talking to 6th grade Social Studies classes on Tuesday, Feb. 20 and 7th grade iExplore classes on Wednesday, Feb. 21 about registration for next year.
There will be parent information meetings on Thursday, February 22: incoming 7th grade parents 5:30-6:30 p.m. and incoming 8th grade parents 6:30-7:30 p.m. – both meetings will be in the East Cafeteria

Courses will be entered online this year, and the directions will be on the back of the course registration sheet. The deadline to enter courses online will be 8 am on Wednesday, Feb 28 and registration sheets are due by the same date. The Course guide will be posted on the CMS East homepage under registration.

Published: Tue, Feb 20, 2018, 02:26PM CST


Here are a few important dates that I wanted to get on your calendar in advance. We are hosting registration meetings for next year on Thursday, Feb. 22. The meeting for CURRENT 6th Grade Parents to hear our presentation for 7th Grade will be at 5:30 p.m. (The meeting for our *CURRENT 7th Grade Parents to hear our presentation for 8th Grade will be at 6:30 p.m.) All meetings will be held in the cafeteria. We would love for you to attend so we will be able to discuss courses for your child for next year.

I also want to get our Curriculum/Open House night on your calendar. We will host our Curriculum Night on Tuesday, March 6 from 6-7:30 p.m. This will be a come and go affair so that you may come visit at your convenience. Please know that at 7:30 we will promptly end the evening so our teachers will be able to get home to their families. This is a time for us to share students work with you and allow you to see their classrooms. This is not a venue for parent or grade meetings with teachers. We would love for you to come and visit with us.

Thank you and have a fantastic day.

Ms. Springer
Principal of CMSE

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NOTES FROM THE NURSE: Health Attendance Guidelines
Published: Tue, Feb 20, 2018, 02:26PM CST

For ultimate success in school, our clinic staff believe students need to be at school and in the classroom. There are times, however, a student must stay home! A child that is sick cannot learn effectively and is unable to participate in a meaningful way. Keeping a sick child home prevents the spread of illness in the school community and allows the child opportunity to rest and recover. Please use the following guidelines when deciding if your child should attend school:

Although an elevated temperature is not in itself an illness, it is a good indicator the body is fighting an illness or infection. Combined with other symptoms such as sore throat, nausea, or rash, your child may have a contagious illness. Students with a temperature 100º F or greater should stay home until fever-free for 24 hours without the aid of a fever suppressing medication (e.g. Tylenol, Motrin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen).

Vomiting or Diarrhea more than once in 24 hours
Many viruses and bacteria cause disease that involve vomiting and diarrhea.
Students should be free of vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours without the use of medication.

Frequent Cough
Staying home or seeking medical attention may be necessary when a student has a cough that continues or worsens. Coughing can be a symptom of a serious communicable disease, asthma, or a secondary infection.

Constant Pain (headache, ear, stomach, etc.)
Children that are uncomfortable cannot concentrate in school. Pain can often be the body’s response to something more serious that needs medical treatment. Your child should stay home until pain has subsided.

A rash that has spread or is accompanied by a fever
Common infectious diseases with rashes are most contagious in the early stages. A child with a suspicious rash should return to school only after a healthcare provider has made a diagnosis and authorized the child’s return to school.

Strep and Scarlet Fever
These bacterial infections can be passed to others. Signs include sudden sore throat and fever, stomachache and headache. With scarlet fever, a rash usually shows up within 12 to 48 hours. Call your healthcare provider for any of these signs. Your child should stay home until he/she does not have a fever and has been taking antibiotics for 24 hours.

The flu is a virus and is easily passed to others. The main symptom of the flu is fever and can include body aches, chills, congestion, sore throat, or vomiting. Your child should stay home until fever has been gone for 24 hours without the aid of medication.


Cindy Beasley, RN BSN
Coppell Middle School East Nurse
214-496-6710 (clinic)
214-496-6603 (fax)

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CONGRATULATIONS Coppell Education Foundation Super Stars!
Published: Tue, Feb 20, 2018, 02:26PM 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. Haley Martin
2. Brianna Robben
3. Kelvin Bonneau

The following students were recognized as Super Stars.
6th Grade: Jackson Johnstone
6th Grade: Rujuta Padalikar
6th Grade: Nate Sullivan
7th Grade: Grant Gansle
7th Grade: Amogh Sood
7th Grade: Hassan Tehsinali
8th Grade: Bryce Autrey
8th Grade: Hannah Derr
8th Grade: Hima Nagi

Congratulations to the winners!!!

The next nomination deadline is Thursday, March 1st at 5pm.

Please click on HERE to submit your nomination.

BOX TOPS for Education
Published: Tue, Feb 20, 2018, 02:26PM CST

Did you know that EAST collects and earns cash for our school just by clipping Box Tops on every day products?

Box Tops can be turned into the office. There is a jar labeled for Box Tops. Every little bit helps, so keep your eyes out for those little money makers and clip away.

For a list of Box Tops products, log onto

Published: Tue, Feb 20, 2018, 02:26PM CST

CMSE Admin and Staff REALLY needs your help during lunch!

Please volunteer your time and energy from 11:50 a.m. – 12:10 p.m., and that’s it! Just 20 minutes, and a great quick opportunity to get involved.

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!

Published: Tue, Feb 20, 2018, 02:26PM 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 two 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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The Coppell Education Foundation (CEF) Is Seeking Candidates
Published: Tue, Feb 20, 2018, 02:26PM CST
The Coppell Education Foundation (CEF) is seeking candidates to fill open seats on its Board of Directors for the 2018-2021 term.
  • 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 CLICK HERE

DEADLINE to submit applications is March 30th.

CGA Presents KidProv 27 February @ 630
Published: Tue, Feb 20, 2018, 02:26PM CST
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Coppell It's Time Texas Community Challenge
Published: Tue, Feb 20, 2018, 02:26PM CST

Coppell has participated in the It’s Time Texas Community Challenge and WON in its category for the last three years, thus earning $1,500 for Coppell ISD schools.

Help Coppell win it for the 4th year in a row! REGISTER HERE COMMUNITY CHALLENGE and choose Coppell as your community.

Then, take a selfie while practicing healthy habits like exercising or eating a healthy meal and/or use a fitness tracker to track your physical activity and weight. Log your activity and upload your photos to your account to earn points. The challenge lasts through March 4.

Helpful Bronco Links
Published: Tue, Feb 20, 2018, 02:26PM CST
Published: Mon, Feb 12, 2018, 11:35AM CST

High school registration information for CHS 9 and New Tech, including important dates and the Counselor presentation, can be found on the CMS East website under the registration tab in the middle of the Home page. The CHS 9th grade counselors will be visiting with every 8th grade student on Wednesday, February 14, to go over the courses they have entered online.

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Published: Mon, Feb 12, 2018, 11:35AM CST

Parents of all 8th grade students:

The annual spinal screening program at East will be conducted for all 8th graders on February 13th for boys.

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.
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.


Cindy Beasley, RN BSN
Coppell Middle School East Nurse
214-496-6710 (clinic)
214-496-6603 (fax)

Register Your Kroger Card For The Community Rewards Program
Published: Mon, Feb 12, 2018, 11:35AM CST

Do you shop at Kroger? Even if you only shop there occasionally, please register your Kroger rewards card.


  • Either Sign In Or Create An Account
  • Once Signed In Click On “View Your Rewards Details”

Select As Follows:

Organization Name:
Coppell Middle School East- PTO

Organization Number:

Save changes. No need to bring a sheet and have it scanned at the cash register anymore.

All you have to do is use Kroger card every time you shop at Kroger, and East will earn money.

Fighting the Flu: Attendance Letter
Published: Mon, Feb 12, 2018, 11:35AM CST

CISD continues to see an increase in absences due to flu and flu-like illness. CISD Health Services is monitoring these illnesses in our district and communicates frequently with Custodial Services to ensure our campuses receive thorough, necessary cleanings.

CISD understands that recovery from the flu and other illnesses often takes several days. The state does require the district to send parents a mandatory email notice after three unexcused absences within a four-week period in order to combat truancy, especially in secondary students. However, please note that all unexcused absences will be corrected in the parent portal once a note is received after a student returns to school.

A child who is sick cannot learn effectively and is unable to participate in a meaningful way. Keeping a sick child at home prevents the spread of illness in the school community and allows the child an opportunity to rest and recover. CLICK HERE for more information on health attendance guidelines.

The actions of students and staff also can help prevent or slow the incidence of flu. According to the CDC, the first line of defense is getting the flu shot. Other preventative measures include covering coughs and sneezes, washing hands and keeping sick people away from others.

Attendance Notes From Ms. Tepper
Published: Mon, Feb 5, 2018, 04:23PM CST

Our absences have increased in January with all type of illnesses!
Here is a review of our attendance policies:

  • A signed note from the parent or a note from the doctor is required to excuse your student’s absence.
  • Handwritten notes should include: Student name, grade, ID number, dates your student missed and the reason.
    A signature is also required. We cannot accept parent e-mails.

Your student can bring the absence note to the office. The absence note must be submitted to the office within 72 hours of the absence to excuse the absence.

i will still accept absence notes for this time period only (January 12th – January 31st)

Please review your student’s attendance in home access. If you notice an error, please contact me at Gay Tepper.

You are welcome to scan and e-mail the absence note to me. Thank you and stay healthy!

Gay Tepper
(214)496-6603 fax

PTO Meeting TODAY, February 5th @ 7:00 p.m.
Published: Mon, Feb 5, 2018, 02:53PM CST

Our PTO Meeting is TODAY at 7:00 p.m. 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 our fantastic principal, Laura 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!

Don’t miss this opportunity to get connected and informed!

We hope to see you there!

Kaylea Schultz
CMSE PTO President

Published: Mon, Feb 5, 2018, 02:53PM CST

CHS 9 Leadership will host a Parent/Student information session on two separate nights this week.

Tuesday, February 6 at 5:30 in the CMS West Auditorium
Wednesday, February 7 at 5:30 in the CMS East Cafeteria

Please plan on attending either of the two meetings available to get a better understanding of the CHS 9 registration process .

CMS East 8th graders will be participating in “Shadow Day” Wednesday, February 6.
Students will tour New Tech High and the main CHS campus.
While there, they will listen to a variety of presentations to prepare all students for their Freshman year.

High school registration information for CHS 9 and New Tech, including important dates and the Counselor presentation, can be found on the CMS East website under the registration tab in the middle of the Home page. In addition to the dates listed, the
CHS 9 counselors will be visiting with every 8th grade student on Wednesday, February 14, to go over the courses they have entered online.

Screenagers Film at CMS North - Feb. 7
Published: Mon, Feb 5, 2018, 02:53PM CST

Back by popular demand, CISD is presenting the movie Screenagers at 6 p.m., Wednesday, February 7, in the Coppell Middle School North Cafeteria.

Filmmaker Dr. Delaney Ruston 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 eight 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 Screenager Movie

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New Tech @ Coppell Application Deadline March 2nd
Published: Mon, Feb 5, 2018, 02:53PM CST

The application window for current 8th graders wishing to attend New Tech High @ Coppell for the 2018-2019 school year is now open. For information about the application process, please visit the Prospective Learner information page on our website.

The regular application deadline is March 2nd. We look forward to meeting all 8th grade learners in February for our district shadow days!
Application Information Letter / Overview

2018-2019 & 2019-2020 CISD Calendar
Published: Mon, Feb 5, 2018, 02:53PM CST

The Coppell ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 academic calendars at its January 22 meeting.
Copies of these calendars can be found at HERE

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Board of Trustees Applications Now Available
Published: Mon, Feb 5, 2018, 02:53PM CST

CISD is now accepting applications for a place on the ballot for the May CISD School Board Election. Places 6 and 7, and the unexpired term of Place 2, are up for election in May 2018.

The deadline to apply is Friday, February 16 at 5:00 p.m.

For more information, CLICK HERE

Purchase a Yearbook Before Wednesday, January 31st
Published: Mon, Jan 29, 2018, 10:49AM CST

If you have already purchased your 2017-2018 CMSE Yearbook…Thank You!

The last chance to guarantee you or your child a copy of the 2017-2018
CMSE Yearbook is Wednesday, January 31st

Yearbooks are $50.

A yearbook can be purchased online at CMSE YEARBOOK

Yearbooks were not sold at schedule pickup and can only be purchased online.

If you have any questions please email Ms. Ansley at

Take the Strategic Design Questionnaire
Published: Mon, Jan 29, 2018, 10:49AM CST

The next phase of CISD’s Strategic Design Effort is underway. The Strategic Design Questionnaire is now available to complete online.

This is your opportunity to share your voice, input and perspectives about the current state of and future desires for the district. The anonymous questionnaire is available HERE and takes about 15 minutes to complete.

Please complete the questionnaire by January 31st. If you have multiple roles within the district, we encourage you to take the survey more than once, to represent the roles you fill — such as once as a staff member and/or once as a parent or former student, etc. The questionnaire is available in English, Spanish and Telugu.

CMSE Spirit Night for January - TONIGHT FROM 5:30 - 9:30
Published: Wed, Jan 24, 2018, 05:17PM CST

Come out and support East by dining at Persona Pizza on Wednesday the 24th of January between 5:30 and 9:00 pm.

The restaurant is located at 8704 Cypress Waters Blvd in Irving. Please be sure to let your cashier know that you are dining there to support CMSE, and the restaurant will donate 10% of your order to our school.

We hope to see a lot of Broncos there on the 24th!

Coppell Health & Wellness Expo - January 27
Published: Mon, Jan 22, 2018, 02:21PM CST

The City of Coppell, Coppell ISD and the Coppell Chamber of Commerce have partnered to present the Community Health and Wellness Expo from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, January 27, at The CORE.

Free health screenings, demonstrations, fitness challenges and more will help you start 2018 on the right foot. Make sure to register for the 5K/1-mile fun run, presented by Pink Soles in Motion, to be held earlier that morning. Please head to PINK SOLES to register for the 5K. Click HERE for more information on the event.

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Published: Tue, Jan 16, 2018, 11:09AM CST

East will be hosting a parent meeting on Tuesday, January 16th at 7:00 p.m. in our library.

We will be presenting our Aim for Success Program that our 7th and 8th graders will be viewing this week.  The meeting will last for one hour, and it is a chance for you to see exactly what your child will be presented this week. THIS MEETING IS FOR PARENTS ONLY. 

We have used this company for the past 10 years, and they present an abstinence based program for our students.  In our society today with so much social media and push for our students to grow up fast, this program presents, at the student level, the importance of making great decisions about sex, drugs and friendships.  You will be able to ask any questions you might have to the presenters at our parent meeting after you view the program. 

Please try and attend if you are able as I believe in this program and keeping our kids on the path of good decisions.  Our 7th and 8th graders will see this program on Thursday and Friday of this week.  If you would like for your child to not attend this presentation, please send a note to the main office with your child’s name and grade level on the note and your wish for them to not attend.  We will need this note by Wednesday morning.  

Thank you and thanks for your support of CMSE and all of our programs.

Laura Springer

"Pay to Ride" Bus Renewal No Later Than Tuesday, January 16
Published: Tue, Jan 16, 2018, 11:09AM CST

All “Pay to Ride” bus students must renew their Pink Spring Bus Pass no later than Tuesday, January 16th in order to continue bus service. Visit PAY TO RIDE for instructions on how to renew.