WHAT IS CMEA?
CMEA = Copper Mesa Educational Alliance
CMEA is the name of the PTO at Copper Mesa
What is a PTO?
PTO = Parent-Teacher Organization
All parents of Copper Mesa students are automatically members of our PTO and invited to patriciate in our meetings and school events. No membership, registration, or minimum volunteer hours required.
PTO is NOT the the same as PTA
PTA = Parent-Teacher Association
PTA requires dues and membership registration to participate in meetings and events. Copper Mesa does not have a PTA.
WHAT DOES PTO DO?
Educational Enrichment - Fund best education practices and programs
iReady seats | Time for Kids | Thinking Maps Learning Communities | Discovery Ed Social Studies | Field Trips | Materials & Supplies for Social Studies, Science, and Specials | Professional Development Opportunities
Community - Make connections with our neighborhood
Organize Community Spirit Nights and Sponsorship Opportunities
School Spirit & Events - Foster family involvement & grow our community
Organizes - Family Activities, Back to School Event, Daughter/Son Events, and fundraisers such as Boosterthon
Coordinates - Spirit Rock, School Wide T-shirts, School Directory, School Yearbook, and Spirit Wear
Communicates - Through a weekly newsletter, social media, and website
Support Teachers & Staff - Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week | Fund Teacher Grants | Coordinate & Provide Staff Meals | Staff Lounge Beautification | Staff birthday celebrations | Coordinate & Provide Volunteer Support
WHERE DO MY DOLLARS GO?
ENRICHMENT: iReady Seats (math & reading) | Time for Kids | Discovery Ed Social Studies | Professional Development Opportunities | Science Materials & Supplies | Field Trips | Math Journals | Thinking Maps Learning Community | Materials & Supplies for Specials
SCHOOL SPIRIT & EVENTS: Back to School Night | Family Events | Daughter Event | Son Event | School Wide T-Shirt |
RECOGNITION: Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week | Staff Meals | Staff Birthday Celebrations | Staff Lounge Beautification
PTO OPERATIONS: Supplies | Insurance | Expenses/Fees (Zoom, Domain Name, SMORE, etc.)
SCHOOL UPGRADES: Tractor Snow Plow | Outdoor Learning Spaces | Walkie Talkie Replacements | New Technology | New Playground Equipment | New Outdoor Turf