Cedar Reader: PTC Edition

February 2020

Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre nuestra hoja informativa y necesita la traducción en español, por favor contacte a Erica Sánchez al 503 356 2560 opción 2 para español.

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

Our events, programs, school support, & enthusiasm

make up this vibrant volunteer community & are indeed, POWERED BY YOU.


1. Cedar Park Socials managed the mayhem!

2. Our February PTC Community Meeting had a LOT of info & discussion. Read the full minutes below.


YOUR MONEY AT WORK: Student Socials Provide Awesome Memories

Cedar Park's recent Student Socials were another smashing success. THANK YOU to the inspired and creative planning team of BSD staff, the many community volunteers who braved the madness, and to all our 5K donors who made this experience possible.

Students were able to enjoy a DJ, snack shack, various games and activities, a caricature artist, face painters, and a photo booth. The next social is scheduled for the last day of the school year, Friday, 6/12.

February 2020 Community Meeting Minutes and Treasurer's Report

The Cedar Park PTC held its first community meeting of 2020 on 2/24. Your PTC Board was on hand to give PTC updates and Megan Clifford, CPMS Vice Principal, shared Cedar Park updates.

Special guests included Sunset principal, John Huelskamp, and Beaverton High principal, Anne Erwin, who shared high school info and tips for parents.

Finally, Eric Simpson and Tom Collet, Beaverton School Board members, were in attendance to listen to feedback and answer questions re: the upcoming Common Middle School Experience changes. And oh, boy-- did parents have feedback! #firingsquad

Topics included:

  • 5K dollars at work
  • Recruitment for next year’s committee leads
  • Beaverton & Sunset specifics and advice for parents
  • Discussion surrounding the bell schedule changes proposed by the District
  • YTD Treasurer’s Report

This meeting was PACKED with info and discussion. Read through the exciting minutes right HERE.

Questions can be directed to Bettina Jeszenszky, PTC President.

Next Community Meeting will be Monday, April 27, 2020 @ 6:30pm.

Join us to help shape next year’s budget!

Congrats to the Cast of "Check, Please!"

Cedar Park Onstage celebrates another successful production. Huge thanks to director, Mikaela Gladstone-Saucedo, the student actors and crew, and the supportive parents & community of Cedar Park. #artsmatter #kidstoday

Next up this spring? Disney's High School Musical: Live!

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Principal Coffee Recap: All the Dirt & Drama

We're here & ready to dive into CPMS drama & dirt, including:

  • 5K Money is Doing the Heavy Lifting

  • Brainstorming Improvement
  • Common Middle School Experience Gets Real
  • Boundary Adjustment Drama: How Will it End?
  • Juicy Nuggets You’d Know if You’d Been Here

Dive in right HERE.

Feedback Needed for Upcoming Common Middle School Changes

The proposed Common Middle School Experience imitative will have a dramatic impact on Cedar Park's offerings and schedule. Please educate yourself by looking over the following resources. Significant changes are upcoming regarding scheduling, core class times, and elective choice, which will greatly impact our current offerings.

Community handout

Presentation PPT


  1. Take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CommonMSS
  2. Email/call our superintendent, Don Grotting (phone: 503.356.4500) or email: don_grotting@beaverton.k12.or.us

Thank you for everyone's commitment to a strong Cedar Park community.

More info can be found at BSD’s Common Middle School Experience webpage.

Black History Month Door Challenge: Decorated by Students & Teachers

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Shadow a Beaver for a Day

Beaverton High School is open for shadow visits again this year. Current 8th grade students are welcome to shadow a BHS student for a day. To start the process, students or parents need to send an email to beavertonshadows@gmail.com. BHS students who support this opportunity will connect with the family directly to arrange the shadow day visit.


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:


  • Book Fair (Monday, 3/2- Wed, 3/4; times vary)

Upcoming (look for sign-up soon):

  • March Staff Appreciation event

All parent and community volunteers are required to have an mIP profile. Head to www.cedarparkptc.org/volunteering for more details.



Parent-Teacher Conferences, 2/26-2/27

NO SCHOOL (Conferences), Thursday, 2/27, Friday 2/28


Middle School Boundary Adjustment Meeting

Thursday, 3/12 @ 6:30, Mountain View Middle School

Band Concert, Thursday, 3/19, 6-8pm

Spring Break, 3/23-3/27


Middle School Choir Festival, Thursday, 4/9

Outdoor School Info Night, Thursday, 4/9 @ 6pm

NO SCHOOL (Grading Day), Friday, 4/10

NO SCHOOL (Staff Development), Friday, 4/24

PTC Community Meeting, Monday, 4/27 @ 6:30pm