CMPG (Cowles Montessori Parent Group)

Be informed – Be involved

CMPG is a non-profit parent organization that supports Cowles Montessori by raising funds, planning events, and providing volunteers. Every parent of a Cowles Montessori student is already a member. No dues are required, and it’s a great way to learn about issues important for high quality Montessori education in the Des Moines Public Schools.

CMPG meetings give parents a chance to hear what’s going on at Cowles and a forum to have their ideas heard. At CMPG meetings we will typically discuss fund-raising and purchases for classrooms and the school, community-building and social events, special school activities (such as Peace Day and Field Day), curriculum, and facility improvements.

It is a great way for you to be more involved and really make a difference in your child’s education.

CMPG meetings will be generally held on the second Monday of each month.  Free childcare is provided.

Meeting Schedule for 2018-2019:

September 10th at 6:00pm

October 8th at 4:00pm

November 12th at 6:00pm

December 10th at 4:00pm

January 14th at *5:30pm (off site)

February 11th at 4:00pm

March 11th at 6:00pm

April 8th at 4:00pm

May 13th at 6:00pm

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

2018-19 CMPG Executive Committee:

  • Betsy Mitchell, President
  • Jen Speers, Vice President
  • Allison Petersen, Secretary
  • Matthew Wier, Treasurer

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

CMPG Bylaws (Amended May 2014)