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 2022-2023:

September 12th at 6:00pm

October 10th at 6:00pm

November 14th at 6:00pm

December 12th at 6:00pm

January 9th at 6:00pm

*February 6th at 6:00pm

*First Monday due to Valentine’s Day

*March 6th at 6:00pm

*First Monday due to Spring Break

April 10th at 6:00pm

May 8th at 6:00pm

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

2022-23 CMPG Executive Committee:

  •  Andrea Lowe and Tykie Poggemann Co-Presidents
  • Maura Walsh and Amy Spike,  Vice President
  • Sara Perez, Secretary
  • LeeAnn Albright and Lisa Pearson, Treasurer

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

CMPG Bylaws (Amended May 2014)