Welcome to the 2019 - 2020 School Year!              

Upcoming Events

August 7
1:30-2:30 Meet the Teacher
August 8
7:45-2:15 1st Day of School
*gates open at 7:25  
7:30am Tears & Cheers
in front of the office. Come meet the PTO, other parents, and grab a breakfast treat.   

August 13
8am Band/Orchestra assembly for students
12:15 Tuesday Early Release  
12:30-1:20 Taekwondo 
6pm Band/Orchestra parent meeting
August 14
6-7:45pm Parent Orientation Night
*6-6:30 Principal's welcome in MPR
*6:40-7:10 1st Classroom Session
*7:15-7:45 2nd Classroom Session (same session as 1st, additional session for multiple student families)

August 15
2:30-3:20 Taekwondo

August 16
6:30pm  Family Movie Night - Secret Life of Pets 2

August 19
2:15-3:15 Team Dance
2:30-3:30 Drama Kids (grades 3-5)
August 19-22

August 20
12:15 Tuesday Early Release
12:30-1:20 Taekwondo

August 21
2:20-3:30 PTO Sponsored Art Class

August 22
2:30-3:20 Taekwondo

August 23
*Our biggest fundraiser of the year!  
2:30-3:30 Drama Kids (grades K-2)

August 26
2:15-3:15 Team Dance
2:30-3:30 Drama Kids (Grades 3-5)
August 27
12:15 Tuesday Early Release
12:30-1:20 Taekwondo
August 28-29
School Hearing Screening
August 28
2:20-3:30 PTO Sponsored Art Class
August 29
2:30-3:20 Taekwondo
August 30
2:30-3:30 Drama Kids (grades K-2)
September 2 
NO SCHOOL - Labor Day

September 3
4-8pm Restaurant Night at Chipotle   
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American Taekwondo Super Karate
begins next week on 
Tuesday, August 13th in the MPR at 12:30!
 click the picture above for a printable sign up form.   
For more information, call 520-603-0834 or email  
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On your first visit, before you begin shopping, select Copper Creek Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization as your charitable organization. AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com
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Make sure to save those box tops for the fall collection date. Box tops are due on
Friday, October 11th.

The class with the most box tops will win an Eegee's Party
Are you wondering which products offer box tops?  
We'll take them any way that you can send them in, but if you, or your children, have time to trim around the box tops, that saves our box top crew some time. If you have any questions, please email the PTO at coppercreekpto@gmail.com.  
Box Tops for Eduacation is making collection easier than ever!  No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone. Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then simply scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically credit your school's Box Tops earnings online. For more information on the app, visit https://www.boxtops4education.com/  


Registration is online only and currently open through 8/16.

The season will run from the first week of September through the first week of November

Please visit www.orovalleyll.com to register and for additional information.
Volunteers Needed!

Copper Creek is an AMAZING COMMUNITY SCHOOL with lots of wonderful volunteers that make it such a special place! We need your help to continue doing all the fabulous things we do! You don't need to commit to hours a week...just an hour or two a year! 


There will be sign up sheets for volunteer opportunities at Meet the Teacher on Wednesday! 

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Current PTO Bylaws

Dear Families,

Welcome to another exciting school year at Copper Creek Elementary School! We hope that all of you had a wonderful and relaxing summer.  Our PTO board has been working hard all summer to plan for the 2019 - 2020 school year and we are really excited about our upcoming events.

The first few weeks of school are jam packed with fun events.   

Join us for donuts and coffee, in front of the office, for Tears and Cheers after you drop off your kids on the first day of school. Learn a little about what the Copper Creek PTO does or just stop by and say hi!

Friday, August 16th, meet up with old friends and new in the MRP at 6:30 and enjoy a movie, dinner and popcorn for our first Movie Night of the year.   

Enjoy the cooler mornings and get ready for some laughter on Friday, August 23th. Our biggest fundraiser of the year will take place at 8:30am. HAWK WALK is fun for the whole family. It includes a fun run, cheerleaders from the high schools, mascots, and some lucky kids will get to turn our principal, Mr. Laumets, and a suprise guest into a human ice cream sundae.

Earning money for Copper Creek is our number one priority. There are so many easy, and painless ways you can help!  Tuesday, September 2nd, enjoy dinner at Chipotle Oro Valley and they will donate a portion of the proceeds back to the school. 

Our PTO holds public meetings in the Copper Creek Library at 7pm on the first Monday of every other month. (Unless it falls on a holiday.) Watch the Calendar in Notes Home for details.

If you're interested in getting involved in the PTO or any of the amazing and fun events we hold, please consider joining us for our first meeting on September 9th, at 7pm, or contact us at coppercreekpto@gmail.com  with any questions or concerns.


Your 2018 - 2019 PTO Board is: 

Stephanie Caramanica - President

Alison Edgell - Vice-President

Kim Evans - Secretary

Suzanne Vorrie - Treasurer

Valarie Crawford - Director of Fundraising

Jackie McGuire and Patty Wilderson - Co-Directors of Community Relations

Meet the Teacher Day
Wednesday, August 7th
from 1:30-2:30pm
Bring your supplies and meet your new teacher!
 Come see what amazing after school opportunities we have at Copper Creek! PTO, Drama Kids, Girl Scouts, and ATSK will all have tables set up for information.  
The PTO also has a scavenger hunt for the kids, so be sure to pick up a scavenger hunt when you come into school (and before you go to your child's classroom).  Once you've finished, stop by the PTO table in the courtyard for a treat!   
See you Wednesday!

School Supply Lists 
Not sure what to buy?  Click the link below to see what is recommended for each grade.
Mark your Calendars...
Hawk Walk is  
Friday, August 23rd!
The PTO's largest fundraiser the Hawk Walk is on Friday, August 23rd at 8:30am. Mark your calendars and bring your family to join in the fun and volunteer for this wonderful event.
Please look for additional details regarding Hawk Walk in the letter/donation collection envelopes that will go home on August 12 (Monday)
Who will join Mr. Laumets in this year's legendary "Messy Zone"?
Is your 1st-5th grader interested in Art?   
Join Ms. Fengler and Mrs. McCoy on Wednesdays from 2:20-3:30 for a fun and exciting art class.
This 8 week class will run from
August 21 - October 9 for $80.
This first session of art has a variety of one-of-a-kind art projects planned with a focus on famous artists, art styles, fun surprises, and super cool art supplies.

Week 1: "Who Let the Dogs (or Cats) Out" -(Ron Burns) Canvans/acrylic painting
Week 2:  Bendable wire dog or cat sculpture- w/ plaster strips/acrylic paint
        Week 3: Plaster/Paint/Embellish
        Week 4: "SUN" art/ nature print paper/Texture prints
        Week 5: Glass (plastic) 3/D forms (Dale Chihuly) 
        Week 6: Leaf spinning
        Week 7: Surprise!
        Week 8: Critique, wrap-up, party  
Join us for Family Movie Night
Friday, August 16th
Grab your blankets & chairs, meet up with old friends, and new, and join us in the MPR for our back to school movie night. Pizza, popcorn, otter pops, and drinks will be available for purchase. Doors open at 6:30. The movie will start  
about 7pm.
*This is not a drop off event*
Everybody loves a Birthday!  
Let's celebrate together!
Would you like to send your friend or child a public  
birthday message?  
For $10 you can put a message on the school marquee!  
Please give us one week notice and we'll post a birthday message on the Marquee for all to see.  
Email Coppercreekpto@gmail.com with your short birthday message and we'll get right back to you with payment instructions. 

Earn FREE MONEY for Copper Creek!
Register your VI P Card at Fry's
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If you haven't connected your Fry's card to benefit Copper Creek Elementary PTO, please clic k on the link below to enroll your VIP card for the 2017-2018 school year. This is EASY money for us, so please register ASAP and start earning money for our school! 
*This is easy and takes about 3 minutes to do*  
If you are already enrolled, please check to make sure Copper Creek is still listed as your community rewards organization. If you didn't do this last year, follow the prompts to create an account and then enter Copper Creek Elementary PTO as the beneficiary. 
Let's Make Some Money!
Head to Chipotle in Oro Valley on Tuesday, September 3rd between 4-8pm for some great food. Tell them you're with Copper Creek and they will donate 33 percent of the proceeds back to our school!

We hope that you are as excited as we are to begin another great school year at Copper Creek!  
Stephanie Caramanica
Copper Creek Elementary PTO