CMPG (Cowles Montessori Parent Group)

Be informed – Be involved

Cowles Montessori Parent Group (CMPG)

CMPG is our Parent Teacher Association (PTA). CMPG is a non-profit organization with the main purpose of supporting teachers, students, and staff through fundraising and volunteering. CMPG raise funds to purchase classroom materials specific to Montessori education, additional training for our teachers, beautification of our grounds and fun family activities. Every parent of a Cowles Montessori student is already a member. No dues are required, and it is a great way to learn about issues important for high-quality Montessori education in the Des Moines Public Schools. Monthly meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each Month beginning in September.

CMPG Bylaws:

Ways to participate:

  • Attend monthly CMPG meetings
  • Support CMPG sponsored events: Popsicles in the Park, Trunk or Treat, Sweetheart Dance, Field Day, etc.
  • Volunteer at the Des Moines Arts Festival to help raise funds for CMPG

Meeting Schedule for 2021-2022:

September 13th at 6:00pm

October 11th at 6:00pm

November 8th at 6:00pm

December 13th at 6:00pm

January 10th at 6:00pm

*February 7th at 6:00pm

*First Monday due to Valentine’s Day

*March 7th at 6:00pm

*First Monday due to Spring Break

April 11th at 6:00pm

May 9th at 6:00pm

Keep in touch with other Cowles parents on our Facebook group – and click ‘Like’!

2021-22 CMPG Executive Committee:

  • Jenna Knox and Andrea Lowe, Co-Presidents
  • Nicole Kosby,  Vice President
  • Sara Perez, Secretary
  • Open Position, Treasurer

CMPG has a new email address that people can be directed to:

CMPG Bylaws (Amended May 2014)