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Cedar Park Middle School - February 9, 2018

Thank you Cedar Park parents!

Our community is the best, and we really appreciate your support. We'd like to say THANK YOU to CPMS parents and families. Your generous donations to the annual 5K race supported the following projects in December and January:

  • Bus to the Special Olympics event
  • Bus to Astoria to visit the Columbia River Maritime Museum
  • Apple TVs and iPad stands to replace 8 document cameras
  • 2 new projectors for rooms without one
  • Additional funds to support 2 new after school clubs: Lego Robotics and Coding
  • Funds to start our Science Olympiad team
  • Items for our emerging Maker Lab: tables, wire strippers, glue guns and glue sticks, cardboard cutters, drills, storage containers
  • College pennants for school hallways
  • Art supplies
  • Gloves for science
  • PE equipment
  • Table stand for Timberwolves News Network
  • Math Counts registration
  • Books for the library
  • Wristbands for the One Heart One Choice spirit week

One Heart, One Choice

We are so excited to be participating in the first BSD Middle Level Awareness Campaign: One Heart, One Choice during the week of February 12-17, 2018. The campaign is intended to help student be more aware of heart health and the effects of heart disease.

Every middle school in the BSD is working in conjunction with the American Heart Association to spend the week educating students and participate in fun activities and lessons to help students become more "heart healthy." The week will kickoff with an assembly on Friday, 2/9, followed by a spirit week. Please encourage your students to dress up and help their hearts have fun.

Monday, 2/12: Take care of yourself and relax! Wear Pajamas

Tuesday, 2/13: Team up against heart disease and dress as twins

Wednesday, 2/14: Show a lot of heart, wear ALL red!

Thursday, 2/15: Get active! Wear your favorite sports attire!

Friday, 2/16: Keep your heart strong and dress as a super hero!

We'll have daily competitions and prizes for students who participate.

8th Graders Get Ready to Forecast for High School

Forecasting for highschool begins February 13th. Counselors from both Beaverton and Sunset will be visiting our 8th graders to share their curriculum. Students will be able to complete their choices online on Feb. 27. We encourage you to talk with your students about their needs and wants.

Curriculum night for both Beaverton and Sunset is Feb. 21st @ 6:00 pm.

Parents are encouraged to attend.

Robotic Petting Zoo

Robotic Petting Zoo Make-a-thon coming to Cedar Park:

Feb. 28th 2:20-5:30

Mar. 7th 2:20 - 7:30

Mar. 14th 2:20 - 5:30

Mar. 21st 5:00 - 8:00 (Aloha High School)

Email Linda Peterson if your student is interested:


There is no fee to participate but there is an opportunity to donate to the program through the Beaverton Education Foundation.

More info on the Robotic Petting Zoo:

Flu Season

Home is the best place for a child who is ill. If your child is sick with a diagnosed communicable disease, please notify the school as soon as possible. This notification will greatly assist others who, due to medical reasons and/or treatments, have weakened immune systems and may require immediate and specialized care.

Sunset HS International Baccalaureate Program Info Night

Parents, guardians and students interested in learning about the International Baccalaureate program at Sunset High School are invited to attend an informational session on Feb. 12, 6:00 p.m., Cedar Park.

Sunset Principal John Huelskamp and Sunset's IB Coordinator will share information about the IB program opportunity and considerations for high school course planning. The IB program is an internationally recognized, rigorous, college-preparatory program that offers the possibility of college credit, and is open to all Sunset students.

Parents! We need you!

We need parents or college students to facilitate study sessions with some of our amazing students!

One of our most important programs that encourages students to be college ready is in desperate need of volunteers to facilitate student study sessions in the afternoon on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday from 2:15 - 3:00. We will train any volunteer, and college students can actually get paid.

If you have time on any of these weekdays and are interested in working with great kids, please contact Rich Feely at richard_feely@beaverton.k12.or.us for more information.

Exciting PSAT Results!

Our Cedar Park 8th graders took the PSAT 8/9 test on November 15th, and we have a lot to brag about. The PSAT measures student performance by college and career readiness benchmarks in evidenced-based reading and writing and math. Students reaching their grade-level benchmark are likely on track to be ready for first year college courses.

The 8th grade cohort scored above the district, state and national average. In fact, we scored 12% higher than the state and 22% higher than the national scores. That's awesome!

Students were given their individual score reports on Monday, 2/5 in their Humanities classes. The Humanities and math teachers will be using the data provided to students to help guide them to additional resources and learning opportunities. College Board also provided helpful guidance for parents - you can find those resources attached below.

Dates to Remember:

Feb 12-16 - One Heart One Choice Heart Health Spirit Week

Feb 12-16 - 8th Grade Forecasting Week

Feb 12 @ 6 pm - CPMS Library - Sunset High School IB Program Info Night

Feb 13 - Dan Gemeinhart author visit to Cedar Park

Feb 19 - President's Day - No School

Feb 21 - High school curriculum night at Sunset and Beaverton High Schools

Feb 21 - Immunization Exclusion Day (see note below)

Feb 22 - CPMS School Social

Feb 27 - Annie musical auditions @ 4:00 pm

Feb 28 - Robotics Petting Zoo

March 1 - Band Concert @ 6:00 pm

PTC Meeting

Monday, Feb. 26th, 7pm

CPMS Maker Lab

Immunization/Exclusion Day - 2/21/18

State law requires that all children in public and private schools, preschools, Head Start and certified child care facilities have up-to-date immunizations, or have a religious or medical exemption.

Parents or guardians will receive a letter in early February if their child’s immunization record shows that he or she has not received the required vaccinations. Children will not be able to attend school or childcare starting February 21, 2018, if their records on file show missing immunizations.

Día de exclusión por falta de vacunas – 21 de febrero de 2018

La ley estatal requiere que todos los estudiantes en escuelas públicas, escuelas privadas, preescolares, Head Start y guarderías infantiles certificadas, tengan todas las vacunas al día o que cuenten con una exención religiosa o médica.

A principios de febrero enviaremos una carta a los padres y tutores de estudiantes que no tengan un registro actualizado con todas las vacunas requeridas. A partir del 21 de febrero de 2018 los niños que no cuenten con las vacunas necesarias no podrán asistir a la escuela ni a la guardería.

Beaverton Immunization Clinic

The Beaverton School Based Health Center (SBHC) will host an Immunization Clinic on Monday, February 12, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Students that DO NOT have the required vaccines by February 21, 2018 will be EXCLUDED from school until they have received the appropriate vaccines.
  • Students under the age of 14 need to have an adult present.
  • Students over the age of 15 can come in on their own, but ID and insurance information is required.
  • Patients will be billed according to their ability to pay. Proof of income is required to be eligible for discount.
  • The BSBHC takes most major insurances, but does not accept Kaiser.
  • No patient will be turned away for their inability to pay. Please ask the SBHC front desk for more information.

The Beaverton School Based Health Center (SBHC) specializes in pediatric primary care, child and adolescent counseling, as well as preventative pediatric dentistry. The Center serves all students and employees in the Beaverton School District.

The SBHC can bill most private health insurance plans and may collect a co-pay at the time of your visit. Oregon Health Plan (OHP) is also accepted, which does not require a co-pay.

In primary care, the SBHC is an excellent resource for well-child checks, sports physicals, immunizations, and flu shots. The SBHC also offers general counseling on an ongoing basis available for individuals and families. Dentistry provides sealants, cleanings and referrals. Your school based health center is an excellent place to begin to address your students medical, mental health and dental needs.

It is located across from the Beaverton High School Main Campus, 13000 SW 2nd Street, Beaverton, 97005, open Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Closed 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. for lunch).

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call 503-356-3985.

Clínica de vacunación de Beaverton

El Centro de Salud del Distrito Escolar de Beaverton (SBHC, por sus siglas en inglés) realizará una clínica de vacunación el lunes, 12 de febrero de 2018 de 8:30 a.m. a 4:00 p.m.

  • Los estudiantes que NO cuenten con las vacunas necesarias antes del 21 de febrero de 2018, serán EXCLUIDOS de la escuela hasta que hayan recibido las vacunas requeridas.
  • Los estudiantes menores de 14 años deben contar con la presencia de un adulto.
  • Los estudiantes mayores de 15 años pueden asistir sin la compañía de un adulto; sin embargo, necesitarán presentar una identificación y la información del seguro médico.
  • A los pacientes se les facturará según su capacidad de pago. Se requiere comprobante de ingresos para ser elegible para el descuento.
  • El Centro de Salud acepta la mayoría de los seguros médicos, pero no acepta Kaiser.
  • Ningún paciente será rechazado por su incapacidad de pago. Para obtener más información, consulte en la recepción de la Clínica de Salud.

El Centro se especializa en el cuidado primario pediátrico, en la consejería para niños y adolescentes, así como en la odontología pediátrica preventiva. El Centro sirve a todos los estudiantes y empleados del Distrito Escolar de Beaverton.

El SBHC puede facturar a la mayoría de los planes privados de seguro médico y podrá cobrar un copago al momento de su visita. También se acepta el Oregon Health Plan (OHP), el cual no requiere copago.

En atención primaria, el Centro de Salud es un excelente recurso para controles de rutina, exámenes físicos para deportes, inmunizaciones y vacunas contra la gripe. El Centro también ofrece consejería general, de forma continua, para individuos y familias. La clínica odontológica proporciona rellenos, limpiezas dentales, así como recomendación con especialistas. Nuestro centro de salud escolar es un excelente lugar para comenzar a atender las necesidades médicas, mentales y dentales de sus hijos.

El Centro de Salud está ubicado frente al edificio principal de la Preparatoria de Beaverton, 13000 SW 2nd Street, Beaverton, 97005, abierto de lunes a viernes de 8:00 a.m. a 4:30 p.m. (Cerrado de 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. por el horario de almuerzo).

Para obtener más información, o para programar una cita, llame al 503-356-3985.

Cedar Park Science Bowl Team

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Book Drive

Sunset High School Interact Club is are doing a book drive. They are collecting books to donate to shelters in the Metro area from February 5th to February 22nd.

Please drop books by the office.