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Upcoming Events

January 7 - February 1
Winter MAP Testing (2nd-5th grades)
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 meets
No Band 
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  
February 18
Orchestra/Band meets
2:15-3:15 Team Dance 
February 19
Healthy Hawk Milers at Lunch (2nd - 5th grades) 
12:30-1:30 Taekwondo meets
12:30-2pm Girls on the Run
12:30-2:30 2019 Variety Show tryouts (for those who applied by 2/8)
February 20
Orchestra/Band Meets
2:20-3:20 After school Art
Feb 21 - Feb 22
NO SCHOOL- Rodeo Break
February 25
Orchestra/Band meets
2:15-3:15 Team Dance 

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.

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.
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!  

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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  
Good Evening Hawk Families!

It was nice seeing a lot of our students in the primary grades dressed up for the 100th Day of School!  I also appreciated seeing all of the parent volunteers helping with all of the activities.  We have a spirit assembly on Friday, hope to see you there!


Kristjan Laumets, Principal

Club pictures will be taken for the
yearbook this week!
If you participate in any of the following clubs, we will be taking the yearbook photos this week.
Please wear any uniform/t-shirt if you have one, and follow the schedule below
TEAM DANCE: Monday during after school practice
GOOD NEWS CLUB: Tuesday during after school club time
ART CLASS: Wednesday
during after school club  
during after school practice  
during after school club 
during after school club  

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There are spots available NOW!  
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 
The Silent Auction is just around the corner! Would you want to help put your class basket together?
 Please email your teacher or Valerie at if you are interested in helping.
 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  

Grab your family and your dancing shoes for  
Copper Creek's Annual Valentine's Dance!

Join us Friday, February 8th in the MPR
from 6:00-8:00pm

$5 for individuals or $20 per family
Tickets will be available at the door for cash purchase. 
*Ticket price includes a snack, drink, and a trip to the photo booth.
This is NOT a drop-off event.
Parents/guardians need to stay for the event.  

It's Time for 5th Grade Yearbook Dedications!
The end of the year will be here before we know it!
Let's send our 5th graders off to middle school with great memories and words of encouragement.
Click on the flyer below to print out and return to the PTO by Friday, February 8th.

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 
Boots & Bling, our Annual Silent Auction & Reception is quickly approaching, on Saturday, March 30th and we need your help!

We are currently accepting donations for our Silent Auction. We DO NOT want you to purchase something to donate, however, if you own a business or know someone who does, please ask them to donate to your child's Silent Auction.

It's very easy to ask for a gift card or basket from places we regularly go.  
We are also in need of bigger items too, including: Vacation Home rentals, Hotel packages, Birthday Party packages, Sporting Event Tickets, Memorabilia, etc.

For those of you who have a talent to share, you could donate your time, for example: music lessons, sewing lessons, swimming lessons, art classes, landscaping.

If you know of anyone who would be willing to donate any of these items please let them know about our auction.

  Auction Procurement letters and   Donor forms can be found in using these links, in the school office, or on the PTO website,   
or you can email Valerie Crawford at

All donations are due by March 22nd to be listed in the Auction Catalog, however donations will be accepted until March 27th
Thank you in advance for your contributions!   
Get Ready for the Copper Creek
Variety Show 
Applications for tryouts will be available starting 
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.
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