CPMS Art Sale & Auction Scheduled for Thursday, 5/2

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Support the Cedar Park Art Program at Thursday, 5/2 from 6-7:30pm. Student art will be on display and for sale, each hand-crafted by current CPMS students.

“The students have all researched what they wanted to make and have put in their own time to try and help the future of our program,” shares Art teacher, Anthony Burton.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to own these priceless gems.

Principal Coffee & Tea Scheduled for Tuesday, 4/23

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Join Cedar Park principal, Dr. Shannon Anderson, for an informal gathering on Tuesday, 4/23 from 8:45-9:30am at CPMS.

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.

March 2019 Cedar Reader: PTC Edition

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Miss last month’s PTC newsletter? Here it is again, full of some exciting PTC and Cedar Park updates, such as:

  • Recap & pictures of Cedar Park Onstage One Act Festival

  • Spring Break Spirit Week photos

  • Upcoming events, including the Pulsera Project & student-led charity drives

  • OBOB and Math Counts accolades

  • Volunteering opportunities, including Art Lit

  • Updated calendar

Click HERE to find out more.

Art Literacy Returns to CPMS this April, Volunteers Needed

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The second of two PTC-funded art lit lessons will be held this April, as the world of Art Deco comes to Cedar Park. These artistic endeavors are made possible thanks to your generous 5K donation.

Like last fall, students will first meet in the Library/Media Center for the lesson & slide show. The art project will then be done in each Humanities classroom. 

All volunteers must have completed an mVP background check and log-in to the main computer when entering the building.

TRAINING SESSION:

There will be a one hour training on Wednesday, April 3rd, at 7:00pm in the Cedar Park Library/Media Center. During the training, the lesson and project are reviewed, so that volunteers are familiar with what will be done on the big day! Volunteers are not required to attend this training but it is a nice way to learn about the subject before hand, make your own piece of art and chat with other volunteers.

Questions can be directed to cpms.art.lit@gmail.com.

March 2019 Community Meeting Minutes

Your Cedar Park PTC held its March meeting on 3/11/19, with special guest, Beaverton HS principal, Anne Erwin.

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Topics included:

  • Principal updates, including upcoming dates

  • Approval of Bettina Jeszensky as PTC treasurer for the remainder of the year

  • Approval of $6253 for library furniture upgrades, hopefully the first of several phases

  • Upcoming volunteer needs, including 8th grade field trip and art lit

  • Upcoming Beaverton HS fundraising events, including Shoshana Bean concert & Inspirit Auction

Explore the full recap HERE.

Our final PTC community meeting of the year will be Monday, 5/20 at 7pm.

The Pulsera Project Coming to CPMS this April

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This April, Cedar Park will be hosting a a cultural charity event for the Pulsera Project, a nonprofit organization that educates, empowers, and connects Central American artists with students in more than 2,500 U.S. schools through the sale of colorful handwoven bracelets, or "pulseras" in Spanish.

Pulseras will be sold for $5 here at CPMS, and the proceeds will be invested in a wide range of social impact programs in Nicaragua & Guatemala, including:

  • Sustained employment for nearly 200 artists

  • Legal and medical aid for those impacted by the crisis in Nicaragua

  • Secondary education programs

  • University scholarships for artisans and their families

  • Healthcare for artisans and their families

  • A housing program for artisans and their families

  • Environmental initiatives

  • Support for other social enterprises doing impactful work in these countries

Students will be familiarized with this Nicaraguan and Guatemalan project in their Spanish classes, as Cedar Park’s Spanish teachers tie these lessons into our MYP values and units. This school-wide event begins April 15th.

Volunteers will be needed to help man the booth and sell these bracelets. Be on the lookout for more volunteer info soon.

Learn more about the Pulsera Project at www.pulseraproject.org.

Questions can be directed to Tammie Catherall (Tammie_catherall@beaverton.k12.or.us).