Cedar Park PTC Board: August Meeting in Review


Your 2019-20 PTC Board, along with CPMS principal, Shannon Anderson, were hard at work last week, meeting for the first time this school year to set goals, confirm calendars, and get this year started out right. 

Here are some Board goals that you can expect:

  • Content-focused PTC meetings that are both relevant & informative to our community, including a high school options night, a Canas/Parentvue training, and an online safety presentation.

  • Continued budget transparency as the PTC utilitzes 5K funds to improve Cedar Park.  Ongoing projects for 2019-20 include rebuilding the front sign, continued improvements to library furniture, additional whiteboard table purchases for math classrooms, and sound system upgrade in the cafeteria. This year’s budget also includes a classroom supply budget of $75 for every classroom teacher at CPMS, as well as a $7150 School-Wide Discretionary Fund, overseen by Dr. Anderson.

  • Organized and on-time communication of our events, volunteer needs, and PTC business.  Look for our Cedar Reader: PTC Edition newsletter every month (third Friday), alternating with the school’s Cedar Reader (first Friday). The Cedar Park PTC is also now using Google for Nonprofits G Suite to improve our historical handoff and organize ourselves internally.

Join us at our first PTC event, a Cedar Park Meet & Greet, on Monday, 9/23 at 7pm. And don’t forget about our biggest (and only!) fundraiser of the year, the Cedar Park 5K, scheduled for Thursday, 10/3.

2019-2020 PTC Leadership Openings

Set Cedar Park up for success this year by taking on a new role! #poweredbyyou

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(Updated 8/12) Open positions include:

  • Family Fun Night Coordinator: Organize 3-6 parent stations for Cedar Park’s annual fall family event, scheduled for 10/10.

  • Clothes Closet: Connect with BSD's Clothes Closet to set-up volunteer shifts for Cedar Park's day.

  • PACK store: Work with school admins to purchase and organize this positive behavior incentive.

  • 6th Grade Art Rep: Work with the existing art lit team to organize & coordinate 6th grade art lit logistics.

  • 6th Grade School Socials Coordinator: Join the team to help plan student socials for January & June!

  • 7th Grade School Socials Coordinator: Join the team to help plan student socials for January & June!

  • 8th Grade School Socials Coordinator: Join the team to help plan student socials in January

  • 8th Grade BBQ Coordinator: Organize the 8th grade send-off BBQ in June!

Email the Cedar Park PTC Directors of Volunteers, Jennifer & Jenna (volunteers@cedarparkptc.org) if you are interested in keeping Cedar Park awesome.

Questions about volunteering at CPMS? Head to https://cedarparkptc.squarespace.com/volunteering.

2019 Wolf Day Needs Your Help

Our first volunteering opportunity is available on Thursday, August 22. Shifts are around 1.5-2 hours in length and range from 8:45-7pm. Convince a friend & have some fun!

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Wolf Day Volunteer Needs:

  • Chromebook Checkout in the Library

  • Collect Payments in the Library

  • Enrollment Verification: Corridor 2

  • PTC Information Table

  • Purchase Pick Up in Cafeteria

  • Schedule Handout

  • Student Check In: Hall A

  • Wander and Support

To sign up, visit the MyVolunteerPage at the following URL: 


NEW TO VOLUNTEERING @ CPMS? Yes, even incoming families can jump right in!

  • Email update_volunteer_locations@beaverton.k12.or.us in order to move your profile from your elementary school to Cedar Park Middle School. Parents are not automatically moved into the Cedar Park volunteer database.

  • Totally brand new to BSD? Fill out a parent application. Follow the steps to create a username, password, and profile. The background check mandated by Beaverton School District is included in this application.

More info at https://cedarparkptc.squarespace.com/volunteering

Important First Semester Dates- Fall 2019


Please mark your calendars for the following important dates at Cedar Park through the first semester of 2019-20.  

More detailed information and additional dates will be sent throughout the year.

 Cedar Park’s full calendar can be accessed HERE. Subscribe to your phone & save yourself some sanity.

Wolf Day, August 22

This will be the third year for our one-day event to help parents and students feel prepared and excited about the beginning of school. Drop in anytime on Thursday, 8/22 between 9am-noon or 2-7pm. Activities include attend ChromeBook Orientation & taking home your Chromebook (7th and 8th grade), getting student’s schedule, picking up any needed supplies (PE t-shirt, school supplies), and completing your student’s online verification.

New Student Family Reception  Thursday, August 29

This informal, drop-in event is geared toward our new families from 5-6:30pm.  A sweet treat will be provided as students will have an opportunity to "walk" their schedule, explore Cedar Park and meet other CPMS families. 


First Day of School (6th Grade Only)    Tuesday, September 3

Sixth graders will have the school (and the bus) to themselves as they experience CPMS for the first time.  WEB leaders (8th grade mentor/leadership team) will lead them through ice breakers and other fun activities.  Students will have a shortened schedule to meet all of their teachers in one day. Students do not need to bring anything except a lunch. CPMS' school day begins at 9:15am.


First Day of School (7th & 8th Grade)  Wednesday, September 4

The seventh and eighth graders will join the sixth graders on 9/4.


Health Preview/Back to School Night   Thursday, Sept 19

Swing by the school at 5:30pm to learn more about BSD’s health curriculum.  The organized Back To School event begins at 6pm.  Parents will hear from administrators, as well as walk their child's schedule to listen to specific class info from individual teachers.

PRO TIP: This is a really informational night & may be the only time to meet your child’s teachers before spring conferences. Try and make it!


Cedar Park PTC Mixer    Monday, Sept 23

COME MEET SOME PEOPLE! Join fellow CPMS parents for an informal gathering to broaden our Cedar Park community.  We're in this together, so we might as well make some friends.


AVID Family Night Thursday, Sept 26

A special gather for our AVID families from 5:30-6:30pm. Learn more about Cedar Park’s AVID program and what that means for your student.

Cedar Park 5K    Thursday, October 3

The PTC's only major fundraiser will take place on Thursday, 10/3.  Volunteers will be needed to manage the chaos and ensure a successful event. Our goal is to make our full annual budget so we can sit back, relax, and watch our donations being spent on our students for the rest of the school year.

Latino Family Night/Family Fun Night     Thursday, Sept 20

A special gathering will begin for our Latino families from 5:30-6:30pm. The annual CPMS Family Fun Night is back again, with art, science, and interactive stations for the entire family.  Stay tuned for more info regarding this teacher-led evening event, which will begin at 6:30pm.

Parent-Teacher Conferences     Wed, Oct 16 & Thurs, Oct 17

Our fall conferences are invite-only, meaning your child's teacher will contact you if they'd like to meet personally.  Conferences run from 5:30-8pm on 10/16 and 8:30am- 8pm on 10/17.  NO SCHOOL FRIDAY, 10/18.

Coffee & Tea with Dr. Anderson     Thursday, October 24

Join Dr. Anderson for an informal gathering with other CPMS parents.  This is an excellent opportunity to have your questions answered and hear more about policy, strategy, and news at Cedar Park.  Join us at 9am!


Coffee & Tea with Dr. Anderson     Thursday, December 12

Join Dr. Anderson for an informal gathering with other CPMS parents.  This is an excellent opportunity to have your questions answered and hear more about policy, strategy, and news at Cedar Park.  Join us at 9am!

Cedar Park Onstage Winter Play, Friday, December 13 and Saturday, December 14 

Come watch our own resident theater company, Cedar Park Onstage, perform their first play of the year.

Additional dates will be added. Be on the look out for more info as the school year progresses.

Cedar Park Wolf Day Scheduled for Thursday, 8/22

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Cedar Park’s 3rd annual Wolf Day, scheduled for Thursday, 8/22. This one day event will help parents and students feel prepared and excited about the beginning of school.

Students and parents are invited to come to school between 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm to get set up and ready for success in the new school year. See below for details and event activities.

Activities and Things To Do:

  • Attend ChromeBook Orientation & take home your Chromebook (7th and 8th grade)

  • Get your schedule

  • Complete Student Enrollment Verification via ParentVUE (Don't forget proof of residency in the form of a driver's license or utility bill). Online verification will open mid-August.

Items available for purchase:

  • AVID Binder complete with ALL required school supplies ready and packaged

  • Calculator (for all grades)

  • Cedar Park Swag! T-shirts, hats, and other gear

  • 2019-2020 Yearbook (get a discount for buying early)

  • PE Shirt

  • ChromeBook case and/or sleeve (to protect your device)

  • Deposit money into student's lunch account

***This year will will be accepting cash, checks OR credit/debit cards.

PRO TIP: Complete your student verification forms online prior to attending. Make all your purchases online and bring in your receipt to avoid the long lines!

FACT Camp Available this June for Middle School Girls

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Gabi Garcia, a senior at Sunset High School, is proud to announce a camp at Sunset high school this summer to introduce middle school aged girls to computer science, called FACT Camp.

In addition to lessons on a variety of types of programming, including Swift (Apple) programming, game design, and robotics (as well as many more), participants will also take a field trip to local tech companies to see what it's like to work in tech. “As a former camper and the current head of the camp, I can confirm that it is immensely fun and educational,” Gabi shares.

The camp, a collaborative effort between ChickTech, Sunset, Gabi, her student team, and the NCWIT AspireIT program, runs June 17th - 21st from 8 AM to 12 PM sharp, and is open to female-identifying students in grades 6-9. It costs $50 for the week, but scholarships are available - contact this email address for more information.

 Here's the link to register a camper. Deadline to register is June 6th.

Questions can be directed to factcampsunset@gmail.com.