Welcome to Cooper Middle School



Greetings from your PTO Executive Board!  We hope you and your families are staying safe and healthy as we navigate through our Virtual Back to School activities!  We have been busy working with Principal Lisa Barrow and Cooper’s administrators and staff as we reimagine what our students’ school experience will look like this fall.

Welcome Back Teacher/Staff Boxed Lunch

The Cooper PTO supported the kick off of the new school year last Friday, by providing a boxed lunch for teachers and staff as they drove through the parking lot to pick up supplies.  Many thanks to our student volunteers who were socially distanced and masked, and helped to offer a big welcome back and thank you from the Cooper community to the teachers and staff who will be guiding our children this year.

Join the PTO

We’d also like to welcome all new families as well as those of you who are returning. The PTO is looking forward to another great year of working with parents and the school to support educational and extra-curricular programming as well as teacher and parent resources.

To provide the most robust support, however, we need YOU. Please consider joining the PTO if you haven’t already: $25/family, plus a suggested $125 donation per student – these funds go a long way.


2020-21 Focus Areas

Building on our Words Matter initiative from last year, the PTO remains dedicated to continuing the work of helping to create a caring culture and a culturally responsive environment and are exploring engaging both FCPS and outside speaker sources to support the joint Cooper – Langley initiatives in this area.

Additionally, we are working with Principal Barrow to determine how we can assist with purchases this year as well as tagging funds to be used in the future to help furnish and beautify the new space for all students and staff.

Stay in Touch

Even though we won’t be in person for at least the first quarter, there are still ways you can plug in to the community here:

  • Like us on Facebook for regular updates on parent and school events and news
  • Check out our web page for more resources, our calendar, updates, and newsletter archives: cooperpto.org
  • Come to our monthly general membership meetings
  • Stay tuned for Volunteer opportunities!

I and the entire Cooper PTO Executive Board are looking forward to working with you and the teachers and staff at CMS to make this a great year for all our Cooper students!

Stefanie Stayin, president Cooper PTO