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. We begin at 6:00pm and try to finish by 7:00pm – but certain agendas may take a bit more time.  Free childcare is provided.

Meeting Schedule for 2016-2017:

September 12th

October 10th

November 14th

December 12th

January 9th

February 13th

March 20th
(Third Monday)

April 10th

May 8th

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

2016-2017 CMPG Executive Committee:

  • Matthew Wier, President
  • Jen Speers, Vice President
  • Allison Petersen, Secretary
  • Nate Reagen, Treasurer

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

CMPG Bylaws (Amended May 2014)