On The Spot: PTSO bringing Halloween spirit to teachers lounge (with video)

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Emma Meehan, Staff Writer

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Coppell parent Denise Roemer and Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) hospitality coordinator pours a bag of candy into a cauldron. The PTSO set up the teacher’s lounge with buckets of candy on Wednesday to show appreciation for teachers.

The Parent Teacher Student Organization’s (PTSO) hospitality committee recognizes teachers’ hard work and contributions to Coppell High School every year with the annual Cauldrons of Candy luncheon. 

Candy and decorations were put in the CHS teachers’ lounge today during second period and will be restocked tomorrow on Halloween.

“I feel blessed to be able to give back to our teachers,” PTSO hospitality coordinator Denise Roemer said. “[PTSO] hopes to give back to the teachers and support them, because they do so much everyday to help our students.”

Roemer has been in the PTSO for four years and her two kids, sophomore Jake and senior Alyssa, both attend CHS.

“Everything at [CHS] is driven by and works because of everything the teachers do,” Coppell ISD Board of Trustees secretary Nichole Bentley said. “We hope that [Cauldrons of Candy] can brighten teachers’ days and make sure they know that we appreciate them.”

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The Coppell High School Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) sets up cauldrons of candy in the teacher’s lounge on Wednesday. The PTSO wants to show appreciation for teachers and give back for their hard work with events such as this.

In addition to being secretary of the board, Bentley is a mother to four and serves on the PTSO hospitality committee. Her son, Jackson Briscoe, is currently a senior at CHS.

“Teachers always look forward to luncheons done by the PTSO,” CHS special education teacher Gene Eitelman said. “I’m first in line and go through the line multiple times a day when these luncheons are held.”

The PTSO carries its spirit of giving back to teachers throughout each school year, holding quarterly luncheons in the teachers’ lounge. 

“Putting on luncheons every quarter and serving teachers is a passion for everyone on the PTSO and I,” Roemer said. “The [PTSO] connects students, parents and teachers together and creates a way to recognize the work we all do for each other in making the school a better, more welcoming place.”

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