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 on the Playground, Trunk or Treat, Sweetheart Dance, Field Day, etc.
  • Volunteer at the Des Moines Arts Festival to help raise funds for CMPG
  • Classroom Parent Volunteers

Meeting Schedule for 2023-2024:

September 11th

*October 17th (Date Change)

November 13th

December 11th

January 8th

February 5th

March 4th

April 8th

May 13th

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

2023-24 CMPG Executive Committee:

  • Sara Perez and Bridget Drendel, Co-Presidents
  • Marnie Slate and Amanda Wiebers,  Co-Vice Presidents
  •  Maura Walsh and Amy Spike, Co-Secretaries
  • LeeAnn Albright, Treasurer

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

CMPG Bylaws (Amended May 2014)