Cedar Reader: PTC Edition

September 2019

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All current parents and guardians of CPMS students are automatically members of the PTC.

Our events, programs, school support, and enthusiasm make up this vibrant volunteer community and are indeed, POWERED BY YOU.


1. The Cedar Park 5K is scheduled for NEXT Thursday, 10/3.

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5K Fundraiser Takes Its Mark, Join Us NEXT Thursday, 10/3

Our one & only 5K fundraiser is less than a week away and this generous community has already donated over $17,000 to our $55k goal.

Here's a quick rundown of everything you need to know regarding this fun, community-building event.

DONATE ONLINE: Get started at pledgestar.com/cedarpark

DONATE VIA CASH/CHECK: 5K envelopes are available in the office. Don't have one? Just print out the pledge sheet and return to the office in ANY envelope, with your child's name & grade clearly marked.

WHAT IT FUNDS: Check out the loooong list of what the PTC provides. Examples include: art lit, library furniture improvements, after-school club support; math whiteboard tables, lunch recess equipment, all-school socials and 8th Grade Send-off; bus transportation for OSU Field Trip for 8th graders, 6th & 7th grade OMSI experience; plus much much more! Let’s keep Cedar Park awesome!

NIKE FAMILIES: Cedar Park PTC is now live in the Benevity portal. We thank you for your patience as we all work together to make Cedar Park awesome!

MATCHING FUNDS INFO: Head to www.cedarparkptc.org/matching for an employer search engine to see if your company will match your generous donation. Let's work smarter, not harder, Cedar Park!

MORE QUESTIONS: Check out our comprehensive 5K newsletter or email our 5K team (5k@cedarparkptc.org)

Volunteers Needed to Make an Epic 5K

Parent & community member volunteers are essential to make our 5K event a success. Our 5K volunteer shifts are live & available at myimpactpage.com.

Shifts on Thursday, 10/3, include:

  • Set-up (8-9am)

  • 6th Grade (9-10:30am): Refreshments, Volunteer Table, Wristbands, Fun Stations

  • 7th Grade (11:50am-1:20pm): Refreshments, Volunteer Table, Wristbands, Fun Stations

  • 8th Grade (2:15-3:30pm): Refreshments, Volunteer Table, Wristbands, Fun Stations

  • Tear down (3:30-4pm)

Grab a friend, dress in orange & navy blue, and SHOW UP to cheer on our students! #justgethere #meetsomepeople

Matching Funds Make the Difference

Donating through your employer's matching funds portal?

Send us the documentation (either via email or in an envelope to the front office) and we'll get your child entered into the final two raffles. Don't forget to include child's name & grade.

Unsure if your company matches? Head to www.cedarparkptc.org/matching and use the “Double the Donation” search engine to look up your company.

NIKE FAMILIES: Our Cedar Park PTC 5K has been approved & is now in the Benevity portal.


YOUR MONEY AT WORK: Math Whiteboard Tables Arrive at CPMS

Thanks to the generous fundraising of last year's PTC, our math classrooms just got an incredible upgrade. 46 new whiteboard tables have arrived & are being assembled and moved into every single math classroom.

These whiteboard tables not only save on space (goodbye to the bulky octagons!), but they also provide a beautiful, collaborative surface for students & groups to work together to solve all the math problems of tomorrow.

Once again, this upgrade would not have been possible without the incredible support of this parent community.

PTC Meet & Greet: What You Missed

Our first PTC event of the year was an educational experience. Huge thanks to all the parents who joined us (Ridgewood in the house!) and brought up some great topics.

Feel free to step through the slideshow and check out our most recent Treasurer's Report.

Here’s a quick rundown of topics covered:

  • Cedar Park 5K for the Win!
  • Why is it so hard to fundraise?
  • PACK Store vs. Student Store?
  • Middle School Boundary Quandary
  • Canvas Non-Contractual
  • Other Juicy Tidbits You’d Know If You’d Been There

Click HERE to read the full recap!

Art Lit Team Preparing for Exciting Year

Cedar Park's Art Lit leadership has been hard at work, prepping for another incredible year of art outreach to our 1000 students.

This year's exciting lineup includes Keith Haring, Norman Rockwell, and Piet Mondrian. Art Lit takes place during Humanities class and is solely funded by your generous 5K donation.

Look for sign-ups later in October for the first artist, Keith Haring. Anyone interested in volunteering for art lit can email artlit@cedarparkptc.org. No art experience required.

8th Graders from Team Discovery Enjoyed Field Day

SAVE THE DATE: Noche de Familia & Family Fun Night, 10/10

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Mark your calendars for Thursday, 10/10! The evening begins with a special welcome to our Latino families, beginning at 5:30pm.

The fun continues from 6-8:30pm, for Family Fun Night, a fun-filled and educational community-building event, filled with discovery stations for the entire family.

Cedar Park teachers & staff put on this event, hosting various activities and projects throughout CPMS. Interested parents are also welcome to set-up a booth/station and add to the festivities.

Activities include disc golf, art projects, and staff/student competitions. If you have a booth idea or have questions, contact Megan Clifford (Megan_clifford@beaverton.k12.or.us).

Principal Coffee & Tea Scheduled for Thursday, 10/24

Join Cedar Park principal, Dr. Shannon Anderson, for an informal gathering on Thursday, 10/24 at 9am.

This event will be a chance for CPMS parents to meet, ask questions, and share ideas with our CPMS administration. Learn more about the policies, practices and academics at CPMS in a smaller setting and meet other Cedar Park parents.

ALL PARENTS are welcome and encouraged to attend.

SAVE THE DATE: October PTC Meeting with Canvas/Parentvue Q & A, Thursday, 10/28

Join us on Monday, 10/28 at 6:30pm for next month's PTC Meeting, which will include a Canvas/Parentvue Q & A for all parents & community members looking for more info on how to navigate these systems.

Additionally, we'll have Board reports, including our year to date budget numbers, and information with CPMS principal, Dr. Shannon Anderson.

These meetings are a great way to be heard and have your questions answered so join us! Plus... cookies.


All opportunities are scheduled through the mIP system.

Pro Tip: Hit the "Opportunities" tab and filter by "Cedar Park Middle School" to easily see sign-ups.

Ongoing Opportunities:

  • Student Store (M-F, 8:45-9:15am)

Event Opportunities:

  • Cedar Park 5K (Thurs, 10/3, times vary)
  • Book Fair (10/10- 10/22)
  • Beaverton Clothes Closet (Wed, 10/30)

Upcoming (look for sign-up soon):

  • PACK Store
  • October Staff Appreciation event
  • Art Lit (late October/early November)

Sign up now to help make CPMS awesome.

All parent and community volunteers are required to have an mVP profile.

Head to www.cedarparkptc.org/volunteering for more details.

2019-2020 PTC Leadership Openings

Set Cedar Park up for success this year by taking on a new role! #poweredbyyou

  • Family Fun Night Coordinator: Organize 3-6 parent stations for Cedar Park’s annual fall family event, scheduled for 10/10.

  • PACK store: Work with school admins to purchase and organize this positive behavior incentive.

  • OBOB Coordinator: Work with CPMS staff to promote & organize this fun program

  • 8th Grade School Socials Coordinator: Join the team to help plan student socials in January

Email the Cedar Park PTC Directors of Volunteers, Jennifer & Jenna (volunteers@cedarparkptc.org) if you are interested in keeping Cedar Park awesome.



Cedar Park 5K, Thursday, 10/3

Noche de Familia, Thursday, 10/10, 5:30-6:30pm

Family Fun Night, Thursday, 10/10, 6:30-8pm

NO SCHOOL, Friday, 10/11

Book Fair, 10/14- 10/22

Conferences (Invite Only), 10/16 & 10/17

NO SCHOOL (Conferences), 10/17 & 10/18

Coffee & Tea with Dr. Anderson, Thursday, 10/24, 9am

PTC Meeting (Canvas/Parentvue Q&A), Monday, 10/28, 6:30pm


NO SCHOOL, Friday, 11/1

NO SCHOOL, Monday, 11/11

PTC Meeting, Monday, 11/25, 6:30pm

NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving), 11/27-29


NO SCHOOL, Monday, 12/2

Coffee & Tea with Dr. Anderson, Thursday, 12/12, 9am

Cedar Park Onstage Presents The Giver, 12/13 & 12/14

Last Day of School Before Winter Break, 12/20