Upcoming Events

January 7 - February 1
Winter MAP Testing (2nd-5th grades)
January 10 - January 25
Winter DIBELS Testing (KG/1st)  
January 14
Orchestra/Band Meets
2:15-3:15 Team Dance 
January 15
Healthy Hawk Milers at Lunch (2nd-5th grades) 
12:30-1:30 Takewondo meets
6pm Governing Board Meeting - Wetmore
January 16
Orchestra/Band Meets
2:20-3:20 After school Art meets 
6pm 2019-2020 Kindergarten Parent Meeting 
January 17
Orchestra/Band Meets
9am District Spelling Bee at CDO
2:30-3:20 Taekwondo meets
January 18
2:15-3:30 French Class meets  
2:30-3:30 Turquoise Times 
January 21
NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday  
January 22
2019 Variety Show applications available in office
Healthy Hawk Milers at Lunch (2nd-5th grades)
12:30-1:15 Student Council meets
12:30-1:30 Taekwondo meets
12:30-2pm Girls on the Run 
2019-2020 Kindergarten Registration (by appointment only) 
January 23
Orchestra/Band Meets
2:20-3:20 After school Art meets 
January 24 
100th day of school
Orchestra/Band meets
2:30- 3:20 Taekwondo meets
2:30-4pm Girls on the Run 
January 25
2:30-3:30 Turquoise Times meets
2:15 - 3:30 French Class meets 
2:30 Coffee with the Principal
January 28
Orchestra/Band meets
2:15-3:15 Team Dance

January 29
Healthy Hawk Milers at Lunch (2nd-5th grades)
12:30-1:30 Taekwondo meets
12:30-2pm Girls on the Run 
2019-2020 Kindergarten registration by appointment only
January 30
Orchestra/Band meets
2:20-3:20 After school Art meets 
January 31
Orchestra/Band meets
2:30-3:20 Taekwondo meets
2:30- 4pm Girls on the Run
6:30pm Superintendent Community Council Meeting
February 1
Monthly Spirit Celebration - wear red/pink & hearts theme
2:30-3:30 Turquoise Times meets
2:15-3:30 French Class meets  
February 4
Orchestra/Band meets
2:15-3:15 Team Dance
February 5
Healthy Hawk Milers at Lunch (2nd-5th grades)
12:30-1:30 Taekwondo meets
12:30-2pm Girls on the Run 
February 6
12:15pm Early Release
due to Spring Conferences 
Orchestra/Band meets
No After School Art 
February 7
Orchestra/Band meets
2:30-3:20 Takewondo meets
2:30-4pm Girls on the Run 
February 8
2019 Variety Show Applications Due
Healthy Hawk Milers at Lunch (2nd - 5th grades) MAKEUP DAY
2:15-3:30 Turquoise Times
2:15-3:30 French Class 
6pm PTO Valentine's Dance
February 11
Orchestra/Band Meets
2:15-3:15 Team Dance
February 12
Healthy Hawk Milers at Lunch (2nd - 5th grades) 
12:30-1:15 Student Council meets
12:30-1:30 Taekwondo meets
12:30-2pm Girls on the Run
6-8pm STEAM Extravaganza/Science Fair
6pm Governing Board at Wetmore
February 13
Orchstra/Band Meets
2:20-3:20 After School Art Meets 
February 14
Orchestra/Band Meets
2:30-4pm Girls on the Run
2:30-3:20 Taekwondo meets
February 15
2:30-3:30 Turquoise Times
2:15-3:30 French Class 

Copper Creek Student Council meets from 12:20-1:15 the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month.
This schedule is regardless of breaks/holidays.
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American Taekwondo Super Karate
is in session! Sign up for classes now!
click the picture above for a printable sign up form.   
For more information, call 520-603-0834 or email 
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!  

Quick Links
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There's going to be a LOT of holiday baking and cooking in the next few months. Make sure to save those box tops for the winter collection date. Box tops will be collected again on Friday, March 8th 
Check your cereal boxes, ziplock bag boxes, butter packaging, fruit snacks, etc. for the Box Top logo. 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  
Happy Sunday Hawks!

Do you have a new Kinder student for next year?  Do you know someone who does?  Join us on Wednesday night at 6 p.m. in the Library to learn about our unique Kindergarten Experience.  We are enrolling and filling classes for next year already!

There are awesome things going on at Copper Creek. This week I saw some science fair projects, students brainstorming to solve big problems like ocean pollution and child car safety, and Kinder students taking apart electronics to figure out how they work.  A lot of hands-on learning happening!

Have a wonderful week,

Kristjan Laumets, Principal

Calling all Incoming Kindergartners!
There will be a kindergarten information meeting on Wednesday, January 16 th
 @ 6 p.m. in the library. If you or anyone you know would like to learn more about our Kindergarten Experience,  
please join us!

Track Meet Tryouts

Each year the Amphi District holds a track meet at CDO for 4th-5th graders that is run by the CDO Staff and track team. This year it will be held on Friday, March 1st during the school day.  
4th and 5th graders who want to be considered to represent Copper Creek at the track meet must be in good standing with their classroom teachers (following rules and showing trustworthy behavior) as well as be a top finisher in at least one event during tryouts.   
Events include a sprint, hurdle, long jump, mile, and softball throwing events, as well as two relays. One boy and one girl per grade per event will make the team. There are 9 events,
so 36 students will make up the team, as well as 2 boys and 2 girls as alternates.

This is totally optional for students who are selected. If they make the team, but don't want to go, the next student on the list will be selected. All students will participate in the PE track unit and their best times and farthest jumps/throws will be recorded.
We're excited for this year's track unit and Amphitheater's Everyone Wins Track Meet 2019!
Results will be posted in February. If you have any questions, contact Joni Kaminski  at 520-696-6800 ext. 6817 or by email at 
Are you looking for a healthy and encouraging activity for your 3rd-5th grade daughter?

Register here now!

Girls on the Run (GOTR) is an after school program that promotes the physical and emotional wellness of girls from 3rd grade to 5th grade. The goal of the program is to gain confidence through accomplishments that will lead to a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.  
We are looking girls to start January 22nd - April 11th, meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays, after school for 12 weeks. Led by Dale Flannery, girls will come together to be taught life skills through positive emotional, social, mental and physical lessons. The physical activity is interspersed into the program with a celebratory, non-competitive Girls on the Run 5K at the end of the session (April 13, 2019).
Total cost of program is $75
*scholarships available*  
For more information visit
Are you Interested in Cheerleading?
Join the Amphi High School Varsity Cheer Team for a Youth Cheer Camp!
This clinic will be held on the following dates:
Registration/First Day - Wednesday January 23rd at 5-6 PM
2nd Day - Monday, January 28th at 5-6 PM
Performance Day - Tuesday, January 29th at 6pm
  • Cost of camp is $30 per student, and this includes a t-shirt, and a cheer bow.
  • The students will perform during halftime during the home basketball game on January 29th.
For more information and the registration form,

Take advantage of the holiday sales to fill your class' auction basket!
The Spring auction is just around the corner and each class will be contributing a themed basket chosen by their teacher.   
 We are asking each family to donate a $10-$15 item to the basket, or if you choose to not shop for an item we will ask for a cash donation in the spring for items to be purchased.  
The basket themes are:
Pauley - Fun in the Garden 
Tollefson - Fun with PlayDoh 
Brandauer - Crafting Craziness
Multhup - Harry Potter
Womack - Book Nook 
Lewis - Summer Sizzle (Grilling basket) 
Peplinski - U of A Super Fan  
LoVerde - Everything Nerf
Latin - Date Night   
Lawrence - Family Game Night
Hinz - Passion for Pasta
Yawitz - Movie Night  
Weiber - As Seen on TV 
David - Fun with Science 
Roddewig - Just Add Water (Pool Party Basket)
Thanks for your help and contributions to make our Spring Auction a success.  If you have any questions please contact Valerie Crawford at  

Get Ready for the Copper Creek
Variety Show 
Applications for tryouts will be available
Tuesday, January 22nd in the office.
Applications are due to office Friday, Feb 8th.
Tryouts will be held Tuesday, Feb 19th.
Dress Rehearsal is Wednesday, March 6th.
Final Show will be held Thursday, March 14th. 
More information and times will be available soon.
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Have you taken amazing pictures of the school year? 
We'd love to see them in the yearbook!   
Please send any pictures you've taken of school events, everyday activities around campus, field trips, assemblies, etc. to
*Please let us know what grade and/or class your pictures are of.
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