Cedar Reader

Cedar Park Middle School - February 2020

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Message From the Principal

Dear Beaverton Parents and Community Members,

What you do at Night, on the Weekends, and on Vacation Can Make a World of Difference to Your Child's Academic Success: Practical Advice for Families from a Leading Literacy Expert Grades K-8

Join Dr. Mary Ehrenworth on Wednesday, February 12th at Springville K-8 to find out how parents can make a tremendous difference in their children's academic success, now, and as they mature. You'll learn about what you can do to help your children become more powerful readers, which helps them be more powerful students in every class. You'll find out more about what kinds of 'work' outside of school make a tremendous difference. You'll learn about different kinds of reading aloud and reading experiences that can add to your children's language acquisition and knowledge. And you'll learn about use of time, including the kinds of commitments, trips and family projects that can help students do better not only with reading but in science and social studies.

Dr. Ehrenworth is Senior Deputy Director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, a global literacy think tank at Columbia University. She has been an admissions officer at an Ivy League university. Dr. Ehrenworth is the author of dozens of books, including The Power of Grammar and the best-selling Pathways to the Common Core, and most recently, Essential Research Skills for Teens, Critical Literacy, and, forthcoming, The Civically-Engaged Classroom: Teaching in Times of Strife and Discord. Among her more recent articles in Educational Leadership are: Revisiting Reading Workshop: Autonomy, Liberation, and Love; Growing Extraordinary Writers; Why Argue? and Unlocking the Secrets of Complex Texts. She is also a parent of two children who are widely diverse learners.

Dr. Ehrenworth will be speaking at Springville K-8, starting at 6:30. There will be light refreshments and time to answer questions at the end. If you are interested in attending, please register here.

If you have any questions, please call Susan Ouellette at 503-356-4431.

Important Dates to Remember


6 - Common Middle School Experience Listening and Learning Session @ 6:30 PM CPMS Library

13 - Latino Family Night

13 - Middle School Boundary Meeting/5 Oaks 6:30 P.M.

14 - School Social (During School hours)

17 - Presidents Day/No School

18 - Staff Development/No School

19 - Exclusion Day (must have immunizations)

23 - March 3 Book Fair

24 - PTC meeting @ 7:00 P.M.

27 - Parent Teacher Conferences/No School

27 - School Boundary Meeting/Whitford 6:30 P.M.

28 - No School

Middle School Boundary Meeting

Thursday, Feb. 13th, 6:30pm

1600 Northwest 173rd Avenue

Beaverton, OR

Important Information about Pre-ACT Scores

8th grade parents:

PreACT results will be delivered to your child in their humanities class during the week of Feb. 3. Please ask your child to share this information with you; a copy will not be mailed home.

Exclusion Date 2/19/2020

State of Oregon Exclusion day is Feb 19, 2020 - students must have received their immunization before this date or they are excluded from school until compliant. Questions? Call 503-356-2560
Inclement Weather Information

Click here to access the inclement weather letter for parents: This letter is also posted in multiple languages on the Public Safety webpage.

After School Programs

Cedar Park has after school clubs on Tuesdays. Transportation is provided after students have been enrolled for one week. Please see the attached form below and talk to your student about joining a group - kids who are more connected and active at school are also more successful academically.

After School Club Info

6th Grade Outdoor School Information

6th grade parents:

SAVE THE DATE! Outdoor School will be May 26-May 29. Outdoor school in an overnight experience, and students stay at the camp Tuesday-Friday. More information to come in April.

Getting Geared Up for High School

Beaverton and Sunset high schools will be at Cedar Park on Feb. 10 for high school forecasting with your students. Review your child's forecasting sheet with them on Feb. 10. They are due back at school on Feb. 14.

Beaverton HS News

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Shadow a Beaver

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.

Washing Your Hands

Follow Five Steps to Wash Your Hands the Right Way

Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community—from your home, schools, workplace to childcare facilities and hospitals.

Follow these five steps every time.

  1. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
  2. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
  4. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

Sanitizers can quickly reduce the number of germs on hands in many situations. However,

  • Sanitizers do not get rid of all types of germs.
  • Hand sanitizers may not be as effective when hands are visibly dirty or greasy.
  • Hand sanitizers might not remove harmful chemicals from hands like pesticides and heavy metals.

Caution! Swallowing alcohol-based hand sanitizers can cause alcohol poisoning if more than a couple of mouthfuls are swallowed. Keep it out of reach of young children and supervise their use.

How to use hand sanitizer

  • Apply the gel product to the palm of one hand (read the label to learn the correct amount).
  • Rub your hands together.
  • Rub the gel over all the surfaces of your hands and fingers until your hands are dry. This should take around 20 seconds.

Wash your hands often, especially during these key times when you are likely to get and spread germs:

*Before, during, and after preparing food

*Before eating food

*Before and after caring for someone at home who is sick with vomiting or diarrhea

*Before and after treating a cut or wound

*After using the toilet or after changing diapers or helping a child use the toilet

*After blowing your nose, sneezing or coughing

* After handling pets, pet food or pet waste


If you have a student who has moved schools be sure to update your information by sending

an email to update_volunteer_locations@beaverton.k12.or.us if you would like to add or remove a school location.

For more information, please contact Johanna Shrout at 503-356-4443.

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Yearbooks are on sale now for $20 until May 29th.

Prices will increase to $25 from May 30th - June 5th while supplies last.

Yearbook purchases will not be accepted after June 5th.

Best to order your yearbook early before they are sold out.

You may pick up an order form in the Main Office or the Library. Online purchases can be made through the Online Payment System through ParentVUE.

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