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Parent Advisory Council (PAC)


Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School recognizes that a student’s educational needs are best met through a partnership among family, school administrators, faculty, and the Governing Council.  The Parent Advisory Council is an integral part of the CCPS Charter and is also required as part of New Mexico public school law.  The Parent Advisory Council’s mission is to serve as the Conduit for Communication to Promote Sustainability.

The Parent Advisory Council is open to all members of the Cottonwood community and we seek your involvement. It takes the whole community to keep our school strong!

Your Parent Advisory Council currently meets on the second Monday of each month in the school cafeteria beginning at 6:00pm.  The meeting schedule is as follows:

  • September 12, 2016
  • November 14, 2016
  • January 9, 2017
  • March 13, 2017
  • May 8, 2017

Parent Advisory Council – Structure and Implementation Teams

PAC Structure

Chair – Louis G. Papponi

Co-Chair – Marta Bauman

SecretaryLeslie Sanchez

PAC Implementation Teams & Leads

School Affairs – Jessica Kennedy

Communications – Karen Hooks

Strategic Planning – Chris Kenny
PAC Grade Representatives

6thValerie Mascarenas

7th & 8thVaisu Desai Bronk

9thMaria Poore

10thJoe Sadowski

11th & 12thMarta Bauman

Areas of focus for Implementation Teams are as follows:

School Affairs:

  • Provide venue and help facilitate support to parents and the school regarding school operations, including, but not limited to:
    • Student issues (student government is the student avenue – perhaps getting a report from the Student Government on a monthly basis), anti-bullying programs, service programs, advisory activities, field trips, etc.
    • School expectations (e.g., dress code, student-led conferences, discipline, study hall, advisory, IB, etc.)
    • School structures (academic calendar, course offerings, extra- & co-curricular offerings)
    • School procedures (Attendance, Edmodo, PowerSchool, CPS email, etc.)
    • Curriculum support – accessing business personnel for mentorships, job-shadowing, panels for student presentations, etc. (Liaison between Students and Staff)


  • Promote CCPS and enhance the school’s communication internally and externally
    • Website suggestions and support, newsletter contributions,
    • Directing issues to appropriate staff member(s)
    • Helping parents access Edmodo, PowerSchool, CCPS email
  • Provide a consistent image and message on ongoing communications
  • Collaborate on a variety of initiatives; School Website, Event Planning, etc.
  • Collaborate with Mr. Goss – College Counselor

Strategic Planning:

  • Participate in CCPS overall strategic planning process
  • Serve as the PAC Strategic Planning Liaison/Representative to all CCPS constituent groups
  • Ensure PAC provides input into the CCPS overall Strategic Plan
If you have questions or comment, please email Louis G. Papponi (PAC Chair) at or please fill out our information form HERE
Parent Teacher Organization -PTO
PTO Officers

President: Jackie Geerts
Vice-President: Mona Purvis 
Secretary: Jenny Duff
Treasurer: Davine Sanchez
Membership: Trish Marquez
Bylaw Chair: David Chacon
Event Coordinator: Holly Monroney
PTO GC Representative: Ken Gant
Lunch Program Coordinator: Erin Keener
Lunch Program Coordinator: Kelly Martin
Uniform Exchange Coordinator - Michelle Roberts 
For more information about the PTO or volunteer opportunities email the PTO at

Track Volunteer Hours CLICK HERE

*Meeting minutes are available upon request*

PTO General Membership Meetings:
All meetings are held in the school cafeteria.  Meetings begin at 6:00pm and end by 7:30pm.

PTO General Meetings

February 9, 2017
April 13, 2017

PTO Events

Make-A-Wish Winter Stroll- December 2, 2016
Teacher Appreciation Lunceon - March 8, 2017
Teacher Appreciation Day - May 2, 2017
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon - May 5, 2017
PTO Ice Cream Social - Last Day of School