Cedar Reader: PTC Edition
December 21, 2018
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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. So let's keep Cedar Park awesome!
Cedar Park Onstage's Production of "The Election" a Landslide Hit
Cedar Park Onstage hosts a range of production opportunities. We produce three productions a year, which range from full length plays, to one-acts, to musicals. Interested students can audition for acting roles in after school productions. Students can also apply for backstage theatre positions in any production. More info can be found at https://cpmstheatre.weebly.com/cedar-park-onstage.html.
Look for audition info for Footloose, Jr. in 2019!
*Photo Credit to CPMS parent Ernesto Fonseca
8th Grade Humanities Historical Fiction Fundraiser Quickly Meets Goal
CPMS teacher, Tricia Parks, is overwhelmed with the fundraiser's quick success. "I'm thrilled, amazed, and thankful for the generosity of my friends and our Cedar Park community. I'm so excited to purchase the titles of all the books that will be available for students this year and years to come. A heartfelt Thank You."
This fundraiser will bring in a slew of exciting and quality historical novels into every 8th grade Humanities classroom, an investment that touches every student including ELL, IEPs, 504s, and TAG students, for years to come. A special shout out to CPMS parent, Lianne Yarvis, for her work with staff to bring this BEF proposal to fruition.
Thank you, Cedar Park, for investing in quality projects and endeavors like this one.
8th Graders Take on Gingerbread House STEM Challenge
Cedar Park First Lego League Robotics Team To Compete at State Championship
To score in Core Values, students are asked to complete a 'challenge puzzle' (without parent/coach help, but as a team) and then are asked a number of questions pertaining to problem solving and resolution using the Core Values. It is one of three 10 minute events.
Due to their high score in this event, as well as creating a research project with prototype addressing a real world problem and solution, and scoring in the top five for the robot game, they were advanced to The Intel Oregon State Championship tournament which is scheduled for January 19th and 20th, 2019 at Liberty High School in Hillsboro.
Thanks is due to Christina Schultz and Luke Unger, the volunteer coaches of team "Starry Knights."
Dr. A's November Principal Coffee Recap: The Battle Continues
- MYP Visit Updates
- Advisories: Work in Progress
- Cell Phone Policing
- Transitioning to High School
- Math Options Remain
- Interesting Nuggets You'd Know if You'd Been There
Box Tops, Baby!
It is about time to submit our Box Tops for the year. We would like to earmark any money that comes in with our Box Tops program to new PE equipment, notably items that need constant replacement like balls. Please send your Box Tops in to the collection containers in the office.
There are a few things you can do that will really help the coordinators:
- Do a quick check and toss any that have expired.
- Trim them down. They are easier to bundle when they are trimmed.
- If you have a lot, go ahead and bundle and band them into a pack of 50.
New Cedar Park Sign Needs Committee
Any ideas are welcome. Contact PTC President, Jana Drotzmann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staff Appreciation Cookie Buffet Astounds Staff
Cedar Park Collecting Gently Used Board Games!
CPMS dedicates one advisory period each month specifically to connect with kids, and board games are an excellent way to make that happen.
This winter, Cedar Park is asking you to clean out your hall closets and search your basements for family friendly games to donate to CPMS. Think Jenga, Operation, Uno, Sorry - you know, the classic games you remember playing as a kid.
Please donate your gently used or new games to our front office; we'll make sure they all get a home. Don't forget to ask your students about game days in Advisory!
PTC Board Opportunities– Powered by YOU
Current Treasurer Needed
We are still in need of a PTC treasurer to finish off the school year and serve next year. Former treasurer, Tonya Stevens is filling in the need until the position is filled.
2019-2020 PTC Board Positions
In addition to finding a treasurer, if you are interested in a PTC board position next year, now is the time to think about it. The majority of board members have 8th graders and will be leaving CPMS. Open positions include President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
It would be great to have next year’s board join us now to begin collaborating and preparing for 2019-2020. Please contact Jana Drotzmann at email@example.com.
CPMS Choirs Rock!
First Cedar Cafe a Huge Success
January PTC Community Meeting Scheduled for Monday, 1/28
Meeting starts at 7pm in the CPMS Media Center (library). Questions can be sent to Jana Drotzmann, PTC President.
Screenagers Movie-- Coming in 2019
Your PTC Board is currently exploring bringing the movie Screenagers to Cedar Park for viewing next semester. Details coming soon.
Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance (via screenagers.com).
Wolfpack Partners Taking the Plunge for Special Olympics
In February 2019, Cedar Park Middle School's Wolfpack Partners will be taking the chilly POLAR PLUNGE into the Columbia River to support the 14,000+ participants of Special Olympics Oregon (SOOR). Each year the athletes of SOOR train and compete their hardest, giving it their all, and being brave in the attempt.
We invite you to support us or join our team and help the Portland Polar Plunge reach its goal.
It’s a chilly job but someone has to do it!
The Wolfpack Partners are an official Unified Club that is supported by Special Olympics Oregon, 50% of your donation will go to support Special Olympics Oregon's great work and the other 50% of your donation will come back to the Wolfpack Partners!!! The students plan to use these funds to promote respect and inclusivity at Cedar Park!!!
Send questions, concerns, or ideas to Mrs. Coleman, firstname.lastname@example.org
All opportunities are scheduled through the mVP system.
Hit the "Opportunities" tab and filter by "Cedar Park Middle School" to easily see sign-ups.
- Student Store (M-F, 8:45-9:15am)
- Wolf Pack Partners (Every Thursday, 11:30am-1:30pm)
- AVID tutors (Tues/Thurs) Email Richard_feely@beaverton.k12.or.us.
- PACK Store (Every other Thursday, 11am-1:30pm)
- Wolf Work Days (Every third Thursday, 2-4pm)
Upcoming (look for sign-up soon):
- OBOB Battles (January)
- Student Socials (January)
All parent and community volunteers are required to have an mVP profile.
Head to www.cedarparkptc.org/volunteering for more details.
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