Upcoming Events

September 9 - October 18
ICS Food Drive

October 7-11
Conference week

October 7
No Team Dance
2:15-3:30 Band meets
2:30-3:30 Drama Kids

October 8
12:15 Tuesday Early Release
12:15-1:30 Orchestra meets
12:15-1:30 Good News Club
12:30-1:20 Taekwondo

October 9
12:15 Early Release due to conferences  
12:20-1:30 PTO Sponsored Art Class
Orchestra cancelled

October 10
12:15 Early Release due to conferences
12:30-1:20 Taekwondo
Band cancelled

October 11
Box Tops Due
12:15 Early Release due to conferences  
Orchestra cancelled

October 14 - October 18
No School - Fall Break
October 21
2:15-3:15 Team Dance
2:15-3:30 Band meets  
2:30-3:30 Drama Kids
October 22
12:15-1:30 Orchestra meets
12:15-1:30 Good News Club  
12:30-1:20 Taekwondo  
12:30-1:30 Student Council meets  
October 23
National Bullying Prevention Day -
Wear Orange       
2:15-3:30 Orchestra meets
October 24
2:15 Odyssey of the Mind meeting in room 21
2:15-3:30 Band meets
2:30-3:20 Taekwondo  
October 25
2:15-3:30 Orchestra meets
2:20-3:30 PTO Sponsored Choir meets 
4-7pm Fall Festival  
October 28
2:15-3:15 Team Dance
2:15-3:30 Band meets
2:30-3:30 Drama Kids
October 29
12:15-1:30 Good News Club meets
12:15-1:30 Band meets
12:30-1:20 Taekwondo
October 30
2:15-3:30 Orchestra meets
2:20-3:30 PTO Sponsored after school Art 
October 31
8:15am Costume Crawl
2:15-3:30 Band meets
2:30-3:20 Taekwondo
November 1  
2:15-3:30 Orchestra meets
2:20-3:30 PTO Sponsored Choir meets   
November 4
4th & 5th Grade Attorney General Assemblies
2:15-3:15 Team Dance
2:15-3:30 Band meets
2:30-3:30 Drama Kids
5:30 pm Site Council in office conference room
6-6:45pm Parent Presentation by Attorney General office in MPR 
7pm PTO meeting in library
November 5
12:15-1:30 Orchestra meets
12:15-1:30 Good News Club 
12:30-1:20 Taekwondo 
November 6
Fall Picture Retakes
2:15-3:30 Orchestra meets
November 7
2:15-3:30 Band meets
2:30-3:20 Taekwondo
November 8
2:15-3:30 Orchestra meets
2:20-3:30 PTO Sponsored Choir meets
November 11
NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day 
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Box Tops are due Friday, October 11th. The class with the most box tops for the semester will win an Eegee's party!
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American Taekwondo Super Karate

 click the picture above for a printable sign up form.   
For more information, call 520-603-0834 or email 
Order your yearbook early!
While you're online ordering school pictures, don't forget to add your yearbook. Books are currently $20 but will go up to $25 on Feb 1st
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*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. 
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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  
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  
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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Happy Sunday Hawks!

We have conferences this week, so Tues-Fri are 12:15 dismissal. I'm looking forward to seeing all of our families on campus.  It has been a wonderful quarter and we have seen some incredible results from CREATE Time.  Our hallways are full of cool student work and I'm glad you'll get to see it when you are here this week. 

Kristjan Laumets
Copper Creek Elementary School
(520) 696-6805
Calling All Actors:  
Join Odyssey of the Mind!

Odyssey of the Mind is an educational program that provides creative problem solving opportunities for all students. Students will learn about a classic story and will have the challenge to rewrite the story into a play, adapt new characters, and think outside the box. Students will also be responsible for creating materials such as the background and scenery, props, and costumes.
We are hoping to bring Odyssey of the Mind back to Copper Creek on Thursdays from 2:15-3:45. If your child is interested, please have them show up to Room 21 on Thursday, October 24th at 2:15. Students will need to have a ride ready at 3:45 in the front office or have plans to go to PAL.
There is a $40 club fee that will help cover the cost for t-shirts, snacks, and a learning conference. Depending on interest, there may be tryouts. If you are interested in being a parent coach, please email Ms. LoVerde at

Calling all 2nd-5th graders who  
love to sing!
The PTO is now offering an after school  
Choir program!  
Starting October 25th and running through December 13th, from 2:20-3:30 on Fridays. 
 Candice Contreras, an Ironwood Ridge senior and president of her high school choir, will be leading an after school choir, teaching students how to sing and have fun doing it!
The cost is $50 for 7 classes and an end of session performance 
Copper Creek Costume Exchange
Do you have old Halloween costumes sitting around your house? Would you like to trade them for something your kids might want to wear this year?
We are looking for gently used and clean costumes.  We will have a rolling rack in front of the office to collect costumes before and after school during the month of October.  
If you have a costume you'd like to donate, just hang it up.  If you find a costume you'd like, just grab it and go.
You don't have to leave one to take one.  Just help yourself.   
*Any costumes left after Halloween will be donated.

It's time for Session 2 of After School Art for 1st-5th Graders! 
Join Ms. Fengler and Ms. McCoy on Wednesdays from 2:20-3:30 for a fun and exciting art class.
This 8 week class will run from 
Oct 30th-Dec 18th for $80.
The second session of art has a variety of one-of-a-kind art projects planned. Topics include:  
Fantastic Fun with ornaments and mobiles
 Bodacious bugs in 3D!
 Mountains, mountains, mountains! Mountain paintings
 Charmingly bite size sculptures
 Crazy Cool Cactus time
And a secret surprise

Can you spare 30 minutes to volunteer at the  
Fall Festival and Safety Fair?

Interested in learning more about the Amphitheater Public Schools budget-related propositions on the Nov. 5 ballot?

Volunteers Needed for Field Days  
November 14th & 15th.
Thursday, November 14th
Session 1-K/1st 8:30-10:30
Session 2-2nd/3rd 12:30-2:15
Friday, November 15th
Session 3-4th/5th 8:30-10:30
(First hour will be stations and the last 45 min or so will be for 50-yd dash, tug-of-war, prizes and otter pops)
If you are able to help, please email Mrs. Kaminski at  Once all volunteer slots have been filled, you will be emailed your assigned station and specific instructions. If you would like to work a specific parent, please email your names and contact info and she will do her best to assign you together. 
We are looking for a co-chair for the Book Fair, set to run November 18th - 22nd.
We have many volunteers lined up, if someone would like to co-chair the event. Please email if you are interested. 

Find your favorite (school appropriate) costume and get ready to show it off!  Join us in the courtyard, at 8:15am on Thursday, October 31st for the
first ever  
Copper Creek Costume Crawl!
*parents are welcome to attend!

We will be collecting Non Perishable Food for ICS Community Food Bank from  
Monday September 9 - Friday, October 18.  
Please bring all items to the front office.
ICS serves several hundred people a year and services nearly 41,000 people annually with everything from meals & rides to counseling & aid.  AZ is third in the nation for food hardship. We can make a difference in a way that benefits everyone.  This teaches students about their community and finding a solution to provide community benefits. 
Thank you for your help in our school efforts!
Is your daughter interested in Cheer?
Take part in the CDO Spiritline Cheer Clinic
Friday, October 11th
Click on the image above for a printable form
Are you looking for some fun activities
for fall break?

Help fill the yearbook with  
wonderful memories!
Do you have any great pictures from Hawk Walk? Movie Night? or the Spirit Assembly? If you have captured any special moments at any school events, and would like to see them in the yearbook, please go to and upload them for possible use.
Once you create an account, you can download the free app "Shutterfly Share Site" to upload pictures directly from your phone.  
Let's work together to make this a great book of memories!  
Cool Mornings are Here!   
We have long-sleeved shirts and sweatshirts available in the office! 


Sweatshirts: $25
Long sleeved Tees $15
Short sleeved Tees $10
We hope that you are having a great school year at Copper Creek!  
Valerie Crawford
Copper Creek Elementary PTO