Copperwood Elementary

Copperwood Elementary


So I was not able to get Max's yearbook on Monday because we are both sick with covid-19! How can I get his yearbook?
We were honored to provide our Peoria Diamond Club Emerging Leader Scholarships given to 1 graduate from each of the 41 Peoria Unified School District schools. We weren't able to capture pictures of all of the inspiring scholarship recipients, but here are a few.

General Manager Roz Morreale Shanley and Board Members Steve Harvey and Leeanne Gardner helped with presentations.

We were so inspired by these kids and the passion and leadership that these scholarship recipients are showing. We look forward to watching them continue to do great things!

Oasis Elementary School
Copperwood Elementary
Heritage Elementary School Glendale
Vistancia Elementary School
Lake Pleasant Elementary School
Our parents ts are amazing! Ms. Jan is getting ready to retire this year. One of our families made her this beautiful blanket and gave her flowers. She was so touched it made her tear up. She will be truly missed by all...
Our parents are so awesome. Ms. Jan is retiring after this year and she received this beautiful blanket and flowers from one of our wonderful families. Made her tear up. She will surely be missed by all.
Good evening Copperwood moms. I am trying to have my daughter go to Copperwood next year, but need to find someone in the Glendale area to carpool with. I am a teacher at a Glendale school and need help with getting my daughter to Copperwood. Is there anyone who comes from the Orangewood area (Sunset Vista School) that would be willing to carpool? Please DM me! Thank you in advance!
The Peoria Unified School District Governing Board approved the following administrative appointments at the April 14 Governing Board Meeting: Ms. Megan Bennett as the principal of Vistancia Elementary School, Mr. Shawn Duguid as the principal of Liberty High School, Ms. Michelle Lewis as the principal of Oasis Elementary School, Diana Romito, Ed.D. as the principal of Copperwood Elementary and Ms. Alison Shinkle as the principal of Desert Palms Elementary School. These individuals will oversee all functions on their school site related to Peoria Unified’s Strategic Plan—Student Success, Safety and Well-Being, Community Connection and Stewardship of Community Resources effective July 1, 2022.

Bennett is joining Peoria Unified from Connecticut and will be relocating to Arizona this summer. She is bringing a wealth of experience to the district, currently serving as superintendent of schools for Regional School District 12 and leading four schools with approximately 800 students. Bennett has held the roles of principal from 2007 to 2018, as well as teacher, coach and a math coordinator.

Duguid has served in Peoria Unified School District in a variety of roles since 1998. He started his career as a teacher at Oakwood Elementary from 1998-2005. In 2005, he was named assistant principal where he served both Sundance Elementary and Sahuaro Ranch Elementary from 2005-2012. He was then appointed as the Principal at Oakwood Elementary where he served the staff, students and community for six years. From 2018-2021, Duguid held the role of executive director over elementary schools and then transitioned to chief operations officer. For the past year, Duguid has served as assistant principal at Raymond S. Kellis High School.

Lewis currently serves as Peoria Unified’s 504 coordinator. She previously worked in the Human Resources Department as a Human Resource director and specialist from 2014 to 2017. Lewis started her career in Florida as a teacher and went on to serve as administrator at both the middle school and high school level. She served as dean of students, assistant principal and principal of middle schools and high schools in Marion County Public Schools from 2001-2014.

Dr. Romito is joining the Peoria Unified School District after being a building level administrator in Cartwright School District, serving in both assistant principal and principal roles since 2011. Prior to that, she was a teacher in Cartwright, as well as a media specialist in Indiana. She has experience in Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS), as well as Boys Town and the Leader In Me programs. She worked to bring the International Baccalaureate (IB) program to one of the middle schools in Cartwright and served school that housed the district’s gifted program.

Shinkle has held the role of assistant principal for the last five years at Foothills Elementary and Desert Palms elementary schools. She most recently moved into the interim principal position at Desert Palms in December, and is serving her community, staff and students in a positive manner. Prior to her appointment as an administrator, she began her career with Peoria Unified as an instructional assistant while she went to school for teaching. She then moved into a teaching position serving resource students at Ira A. Murphy Elementary and Oakwood Elementary for more than eight years.

We are excited to welcome them into their new roles!
Congratulations to Nicolas and Peiten!
FBLA Az State Middle School Competition
They each competed in 4 events and they each placed in every event! Two 1st places, three 2nd places, and three 3rd places between the two of them! These two have been competing since 6th grade! Wonderful to watch them work so hard over the years and end with such success. Proud of these Copperwood students!
Austin from our office dropped off books from the Library of Congress’ Surplus Book Program to Copperwood Elementary School in Glendale, Arizona! Visit my website to learn more and request books for your school.
The Maricopa County Air Quality Department’s Education Outreach team is excited to host a virtual STEAM event for Copperwood Elementary! Students and families will independently explore virtual exhibits from 18 organizations and participate in a live Q&A session with local experts.
Watch the video for a short preview of the event
Request an event for your school
Why do you allow bullying at your school??? It has been reported and NO results! My grandson is still being bullied.
So many program launches last week! This week's photo spotlights are on Ira A. Murphy Elementary, Cotton Boll Elementary School, and Copperwood Elementary in the Peoria Unified School District; Amberlea, Desert Mirage, Sunset Ridge, and Rio Vista in the Pendergast Elementary School District; and finally, Excelencia School in the Creighton Elementary School District.

We can already tell this semester is going to be a great one! 💙📚
Wow, way to go Jade! Copperwood Elementary

This is the official Copperwood Elementary page. The Peoria Unified School District boasts a 94 percent high school graduation rate.

Copperwood Elementary School, part of the Peoria Unified School District, is located in the Northwest Valley and is labeled an excelling school from the AZ LEARNS achievement profiles. It is one of the largest unified school districts in Arizona and prides itself on excelling schools, award-winning teachers, high AIMS test scores, specialized signature programs and championship sports programs. Co

Operating as usual

Breakfast & Lunch / Free & Reduced Lunch 12/22/2022

Breakfast & Lunch / Free & Reduced Lunch

ADE recently announced that families who qualify for reduced meals will no longer need to pay for meals starting January 2023 through May 2024. Students must be eligible for the reduced-price status to receive meals with the price waived to $0.00. Apply today for free or reduced meals at

Breakfast & Lunch / Free & Reduced Lunch A new application must be filled out every school year. Only one application is needed per family, even if the students go to different schools.


Happy Veterans Day! All Peoria Unified schools and offices are closed today, Nov. 11. We will see you back on Monday!


Yesterday, the Arizona State Board of Education released A-F letter grades and 37 of our schools received an “A” or “B” label, showing excellent growth with 10 schools moving up one letter grade! See the full list of letter grades on our website at


Tomorrow 11/2 is Pizza Night! 💛💙⚡️


Our school received an “A” Label! Today, the new A-F letter grades were released by the Arizona State Board of Education. We are so proud of our students for their hard work last school year!


Pumpkin Palooza! 🍁🍁🍁


Such a great treat from PTO! Thank you for making us staff members feel so special!
Copperwood Elementary PTO


Please join us on Tuesday, August 30 from 5:00-7:00pm

At Curriculum Night you will learn about:
*Expectations for your student specific to grade level
*Content and Resources specific to grade level
*Special Events or Projects specific to grade level

Grade level teams will present information to parents starting every thirty minutes beginning at 5:00, 5:30 and 6:00. Presentation content is the same each time. Presentations will last approximately 20 minutes allowing parents to attend multiple grade level sessions.

Grade levels K-6 will present as individual grade level groups and will be located in one of the grade level classrooms.

Junior High, grades 7-8, will be in the Library.

All Special Areas - Music, Art, Band, PE and TLC - will be in the Cafeteria.

Resource teachers will be available in their individual classrooms.
We hope to see you there!


Hello Copperwood Chargers!!
I know some of us are excited to know who our new teachers are! You’ll know the morning of August 8th through ParentVue!

If you don’t have Parent Square, be sure to download it to view important messages from our admin team and staff!!

Here you will find drop off information, introductions to new staff, office updates and closures, Weekly Communications from Dr. Romito, and much more!!

See you soon Chargers!!!


Copperwood Elementary Meet the Teacher

Please join us at Copperwood Elementary on Monday, August 8 from 5:00-6:00pm to:

Meet your Child's Teacher and visit the classroom!

During your visit you can also:
*Explore the Campus
*Meet our PTO
*Meet Representatives from Food Service
*Meet our Nurse
*Have any registration questions answered
*Meet Administration

We can't wait to see you!!

Oh! And don’t forget to download ParentSquare - to get more information and hear latest updates about what’s going on at Copperwood!


Hello Copperwood Chargers!!
Peoria Unified just launched a new mass communication system, called ParentSquare. In ParentSquare, you can set your notification settings and your language preferences. ParentSquare also has a free app which you can download, but this is not required to receive school or district updates.
We can’t wait to see you back, Chargers!

Supply Lists 2022-2023 07/14/2022

Supply Lists 2022-2023

Hello Chargers!
If you are curious about Supply Lists, look no further!! We have just uploaded the new 2022-2023 school year class lists on our Copperwood Website! Follow the link below to see all the supplies your child may need to ensure that they have a successful school year! We are looking forward to seeing all our Copperwood Families soon!

Supply Lists 2022-2023 The 2022-23 supply list are now available. Click on the corresponding grade-level to access your student's supply list.

Photos from Copperwood Elementary's post 07/04/2022

Our very own Nicolas Szokol won first place at the National FBLA competition!! Let’s blow up the comment section to congratulate him and all his hard work!!! 😀 Great Job, Nicolas!


Join our team! We are hiring a senior data integration engineer and a data integration engineer. Apply today on our website at


Our school office is closed today. Have a safe Memorial Day!


Copperwood extends our sincere condolences and sympathy to the families of those who were impacted by this horrific event and to the community of Uvalde, Texas.


PLEASE SHARE! Thanks to the USDA, the Peoria Unified School District will be able to provide breakfast and lunch meals free to any child, age 18 and under this summer. Details on locations of free meals, times that meals are served, as well as the summer breakfast and lunch menu, are on the district’s website at

Photos from Copperwood Elementary's post 05/20/2022

It’s been a full week at Copperwood!

Photos from Copperwood Elementary's post 05/15/2022

8th Grade Water Day

Photos from Copperwood Elementary's post 05/14/2022

The second showing of Madagascar is at 6pm tonight. Last night the cast put on a great show. Don’t miss this wonderful group of students and the talented, Mrs. Walker. Bravo!!

Photos from Copperwood Elementary's post 05/08/2022

School Lunch Hero Day was Friday May 6th. It seems the perfect time to announce one of the most incredibly bittersweet moments for our Charger Family… Mrs. Jan Kulesa, is preparing for retirement. We are so excited for the wonderful journey she has ahead but as you know, Jan will be missed ❤️. Jan began as a volunteer mom about 25 years ago. She eventually became the kitchen manager , earned Pride of Peoria and the rest is history! Our staff and administrators over the years can all attest to the amazing woman, colleague and mama bear Jan is. Thank you, Mrs. Kulesa for the gift of you during your years of service. Happy retirement!

Photos from Copperwood Elementary's post 05/07/2022

Thanks to another wonderful parent team, our 8th graders Snapped The Night Away! Thank you so much for giving your children a night to remember!

Photos from Copperwood Elementary's post 05/06/2022

3rd grade enjoyed the AZ Science Center field trip on Tuesday.


Thank you STUCO for funding this wonderful addition. It looks super!

Photos from Copperwood Elementary's post 05/04/2022

Today our former Chargers visited for the annual Ironwood High School Senior Walk. Congratulations, class of 2022!

Photos from Copperwood Elementary's post 04/30/2022

Copperwood STUCO members learned about effective leadership and community building at this year’s . As you can see, they had a blast!


Staff Appreciation Week is almost here!

Photos from Copperwood Elementary's post 04/22/2022

welcomed many families last night. Our future Chargers participated in art, music and PE. Then, they wrapped up the fun with a walk through the cafeteria. Welcome to Copperwood!

Photos from Copperwood Elementary's post 04/20/2022

Congratulations to Copperwood‘s 2022-2023 NJHS chapter! Special thanks to tparents and teachers who support this great bunch of students!

Photos from Peoria Unified School District's post 04/15/2022

Photos from Peoria Unified School District's post

Photos from Copperwood Elementary's post 04/06/2022

Yesterday our Read Better Be Better students celebrated second semester successes. Our leaders and readers earned a medal, treat and of course a book of their choice for all their hard work!


Last week 5th grade soared to new heights, at iFly Az. Thank you to the chaperones who attended the field trip!


Missed out on Kinder Live? Good news! You can watch the live event on-demand on our website at! Watch as one of our amazing Peoria Unified kindergarten teachers answers a lot of frequently asked questions, including how to prep your child for kindergarten, what the first few days of school are like, when to expect more information and much more!

Photos from Copperwood Elementary's post 03/27/2022

Thank you to the City of Peoria and our arts department for an engaging festival! As you can see by the smiling faces, our students were proud to participate.

Photos from Copperwood Elementary's post 03/26/2022

Welcome to Starbooks! Students in Ms. Neal’s class reviewed book titles in preparation for this quarters book clubs.

Photos from Copperwood Elementary's post 03/14/2022

5th Grade American Conversations took place last week. Our Chargers shined, as always!


We are offering a unique opportunity to learn and grow with our team! Parents and caregivers are invited to attend this community event. Mrs. Brown is informative and engaging as she helps adults relate to why children misbehave. Please join us on 3/24/2022 at 5:00pm.

Photos from Copperwood Elementary's post 03/10/2022

Field Days are for kids… And teachers! Thank you Mr. Williams and Miss Olander for organizing a terrific day!

Videos (show all)

#ReadAcrossAmerica2022 Character Parade
Thanks to our amazing staff who took the time to decorate on Friday for the dance. Our students are loving it this week!
On Tuesday, Coach Martin held a pep assembly for our Boys Basketball and Girls Softball teams. Mr. Knapp and Miss Fisher...
A young Charger created this video, recently. We couldn’t help but share it for all to see. His creativity, commentary a...
100th Day Song 2021
Farewell and congratulations Mr. Gonzalez!  Thank you for  your service!
Monday Morning Announcements 8/31/2020
CW Monday Morning 5/18/2020
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Wallander Wednesday: May 6, 2020
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