About

About the PTO

The Copper Creek PTO is a 501c3 organization comprised of parent volunteers, and representatives from the teaching and administrative staff, who give their time and energy to making Copper Creek the best school it can be.  We aim to raise money, provide information, and supply fun and memories for all of the Copper Creek staff and families.

The Copper Creek PTO is a 501c3 organization comprised of parent volunteers, and representatives from the teaching and administrative staff, who give their time and energy to making Copper Creek the best school it can be.  We aim to raise money, provide information, and supply fun and memories for all of the Copper Creek staff and families.

What does the PTO do?

The Parent Teacher Organization at Copper Creek is an active part of our school, and we are very dedicated to doing everything we can to enhance our children’s education and support the staff.

PTO Board Members

2021-2022 Members

President:  Valerie Crawford
Co-Vice President: Allison Edgell
Treasurer: Suzanne Vorrie
Secretary: Kim Evans
Directors of Community Relations:  Patty Wilderson
Director of Fundraising: Jackie McGuire

2022-2023 Members

President: Kim Evans
Co-Vice Presidents: Danielle Bridges & Andrea Keena
Co-Treasurers: Melissa Pacheco & Suzanne Vorrie
Co-Secretaries: Amber Folkman & Gretchen Strohminger
Director of Community Relations: Ariane Phaneuf
Director of Fundraising: Teresa Hart

PTO Meetings

Being involved with PTO is a great way to meet other Copper Creek families, and help the school and your child’s education.  We highly encourage you to attend PTO meetings, where everyone’s input is welcome.

Public meetings are currently held in the school library at 7 pm and will take place on the dates below.

September 5, 2022
November 7, 2022
January 2, 2023
March 6, 2023
May 1, 2022 (PTO Board election and next year’s budget approval)

Meeting notices will be sent out through Notes Home throughout the year.

Did you Know?

Our PTO spent over $65,000 this year to support our children’s education at Copper Creek.

Here’s a peek at where some of the money raised was spent.

*$8,000 for teacher supply checks for classrooms

*$7,000 for technology and supplies (including 14 ipads for a new STEM curriculum for 4th and 5th grades)

*$3,000 for Reflex math program

*$21,000 for Copper Creek staff salary positions – $9,000 for online Spanish program

*$17,000 for school improvement projects

As state budgets continue to decrease school funding, our PTO is integral in meeting the gaps that currently exist so that our kids all benefit in an educationally rich and supportive environment.

In addition to the programs above the PTO has also replaced five cafeteria tables at a cost of $15,000 and is working toward replacing the first-grade playground at a cost of $35,000.