Cedar Reader: PTC Edition

January 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.

TWO TO TAKEAWAY:

1. Art Lit is bringing magic to Cedar Park, but volunteers needed.

2. Scroll down for info on MANY upcoming community events, including technology support, next year's common middle school standards, & the middle school boundary process.

COMMUNITY NEWS

First Annual CPMS Science Festival a Fun Success!

We're so excited to experience Cedar Park's first official science festival!


A big thank you to our amazing science team of teachers and all the parents and staff that made this event happen, especially parent coordinator, Julie Larson, and all our community volunteers who came in into interview our young scientists. #kidstoday

YOUR MONEY AT WORK: Art Lit Makes Magic at CPMS

Cedar Park’s Art Lit team is hard at work to bring the world of Piet Mondrian to our 1000+ students this winter. 6th graders just had their lesson this past Wednesday, with 7th & 8th grades are coming up in the next two weeks.


This student enrichment program would not be possible without willing volunteers. Please see below to sign-up for a fun (and rare!) art experience with your student.


7th Grade: Wed, January 29

8th Grade: Wed, February 5


Anyone interested in volunteering for art lit can email artlit@cedarparkptc.org. No art experience required, though all volunteers will need to have a background check through the mIP system.


Cedar Park’s Art Lit program is funded by your generous 5K donation.

6th Grade Takes on Piet Mondrian!

YOUR MONEY AT WORK: Library Upgrades Continue

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Cedar Park students have some new digs to sink into, thanks to the generous support of our parent community & PTC. The latests round of improvements arrived last month, with a brand-new seating alcove in the far corner for all CPMS students to enjoy.


CPMS LMA, Debbie Hernandez, shares that students "all love it" and the new couch, loveseat, chair & ottoman have already become popular. The former couch situation was... beyond repair, so this furniture is a welcome and durable addition.


These is the second year of continued library upgrades, funded by your generous 5K donations. Last year's effort included a modular couch and new bistro tables.

CPMS to Host "Technology Support for Parents" on Wed, 1/29

CPMS will be hosting a “Technology Support for Parents” workshop on Wednesday, 1/29 from 6:30-7:30pm. Kevin "Mac" McMillian, BSD Administrator for Information Technology, will be the workshop presenter. Mac leads the networking, security, systems administration, and telecommunications teams.


Come meet with one of our district technology leaders to learn about our district networks, our security systems we have in place and are developing, and what you can do as a parent to stay up-to-date and informed about your student's online activities and safety.


Chromebooks will be on hand, but feel free to bring your own device. Refreshments will be served.


PLEASE RSVP HERE if you plan to attend.

Middle School Boundary Adjustment to Affect CPMS, Parent Input Vital

Time to sit up, Cedar Park.


Beaverton School District is in the process of redrawing the middle school boundaries, set to begin in 2021-22. This process will have a dramatic effect not only on our boundaries, but also on our community and school funding.


It is very important that parents become involved in this process and voice their opinions and concerns over potential changes. These decisions will affect every current CPMS family.


The Nuts & Bolts

The newest middle school is located within Cedar Park’s boundary, meaning many of our current feeder schools may be rezoned. The current round of maps have our boundaries fluctuating wildly. This most recent committee packet and test maps can be found on the BSD Middle School Boundary adjustment page (scroll to the most current meeting date).


Keep reading to learn more.

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Coffee & Tea with Dr. Anderson, Wed, 2/12

Join Cedar Park principal, Dr. Shannon Anderson, for an informal gathering on Wed, 2/12 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.

Common Middle School Experience: Family Listening & Learning Session Scheduled for Thursday, 2/6

BSD has announced a Common Middle School Experience: Family Listening & Learning Session on Thursday, February 6, from 6:30-7:30pm in Cedar Park’s library.


Learn more about the Beaverton School District’s efforts to create a common experience at all of our comprehensive middle schools. This effort includes middle school course offerings and schedules that are standardized across the District.


The Beaverton School District is working on a common comprehensive middle school experience, which would include middle school course offerings and schedules that are standardized across the District. Currently, period lengths vary and the number of elective courses students can access are not consistent.


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

8TH GRADE FAMILIES: Beaverton & Sunset High Schools Informational Nights, Thursday, 2/20

8th Grade Families PLEASE NOTE. More information will be mailed to you in the beginning of February.


Sunset High School Curriculum Night: Thursday, 2/20, Time TBD


Beaverton High School "Future You" Family Night: Thursday, 2/20 @ 6-8:30pm

SAVE THE DATE: One Act Festival on 2/21 & 2/22

Cedar Park Onstage will be performing their annual One Act Festival on Friday, 2/21, and Saturday, 2/22. Both performances will be at 7pm.


Admission rates include: Adult ($7), Student ($5), Children 10 & Under ($1), Family Rate of four or more ($25), BSD staff (free).


This year's lineup will be Check Please! & Check Please!, Take II by Jonathan Rand. These are a compilation of three one-act comedies about the hilarity of blind dates with very colorful characters.

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.

VOLUNTEERING

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:


Events:


Upcoming (look for sign-up soon):

  • **Student Socials (Friday, 2/14/20) **note date change


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

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

JANUARY

NO SCHOOL (Grading Day), Monday, 1/27


Technology Support for Parents, Wed, 1/29 @ 6:30pm


Middle School Boundary Meeting,

Thurs, 1/30 @ 6:30pm, Meadow Park Middle School



FEBRUARY

Common Middle School Experience: Family Listening & Learning Session

Thursday, 2/6 @ 6:30pm


Coffee & Tea with Dr. Anderson, Wed, 2/12 @ 9am


**Family Latino Night, Thursday, 2/13 @ 6-8pm

**note date change


**Student Socials, Friday, 2/14, during school hours

**note date change


NO SCHOOL (President's Day), Monday, 2/17


NO SCHOOL (Development Day), Tuesday, 2/18


Beaverton & Sunset High School Info Nights (8th grade families)

Thursday, 2/20


Cedar Park Onstage One Act Festival

Friday, 2/21 @ 7pm

Saturday, 2/22 @ 7pm


PTC Community Meeting, Monday, 2/24 @ 6:30pm


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


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

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