Cedar Park Trailblazer Ski Bus in Feb 2019

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Four Week Ski/Snowboard Program for 6th-8th Graders

FEBRUARY 3, 10, 17, 24 (Sundays)

The Cedar Park Ski Bus departs at 6:00 am, leaves Mt. Hood Meadows around 3:30 pm and returns at approximately 5:00 pm.  Please note that the drop off and pick up location will be NEAR Cedar Park Middle School this year, however it will NOT be at Cedar Park Middle School.  

Trailblazer Program Package Options & COST

(Transportation is included in all Trailblazer Program Packages.)

Trailblazer 4 Week Lesson  $289

Add On 4 Week All Mountain Lift Ticket   $59

Add On 4 Week Rental   $74

Add On Season Long Rental $165

Add On Additional Lessons (4 weeks)   $64

Trailblazer 4 Week  Lift Only $225

Trailblazer 4 Week Rental Only 199

Trailblazer 4 Week Lift And Rental $320

Add Ski Check   $8

Trailblazer 4 Week Bus Transportation Only*      $90

*(Must have group organizer approval.) 


  • Go to www.skihood.com/GO

  • Enter GO Code 1163274

  • Select a Trailblazer Program Package 

  • Complete the registration form and Check out

  • Print and sign the Medical Release form and turn it in to Laurie Barbis. (This for is required to board bus.)

More questions?  Please email CedarParkSkiBus@gmail.com


8th Grade Humanities Hopes to Boost Historical Fiction with BEF Fundraiser

Cedar Park’s 8th grade Humanities teachers are seeking community support to bolster the classroom libraries with historical fiction novels. Currently, this fundraiser is being hosted by the Beaverton Education Foundation (BEF).

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This fundraiser would bring in a slew of exciting and quality historical novels into every 8th grade Humanities classroom, an investment that touches every student including ELL, IEPs, 504s, and TAG students, for years to come.

Tricia Parks, a veteran CPMS’ Humanities teacher, describes the present need in the classroom, stating, “Our Humanities course covers three (yes 3!) subjects: History, Reading, and Writing. We are using book clubs to spark interest and discussion amongst our 300 kiddos.  While we had a few historical fiction titles, some were not popular/liked AND we need multiple copies per title in order to form proper book clubs.  The beauty of book clubs is students have a choice in the title they will read.  This means we have a cross section of lower and higher reading levels to choose from.”

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Parks also understands the value of having relevant, exciting, and quality classroom libraries and how that sparks students. “I also know through my 28 years of experience, the more a student reads, the more motivated they become to read, (because the skill increases).  The better the reader, the better the writer, the better the thinker, and a better informed student is the outcome.”

A full listing of the planned titles are available on the BEF fundraising page. Additionally, this fundraiser is being matched dollar for dollar (up to $500) for the first 96 hours.

CLICK HERE to support this valuable cause. Donations to the Beaverton Education Foundation (BEF) is a tax-deductible donation.

Cedar Park Seeks Parent Input Regarding Cell Phone Policy

Cedar Park’s current cell phone policy is: "Off and away, unless I say," which allows students to have phones in the hallway and at lunch. If a specific teachers gives permission in class, students can use their cell phones.

CPMS seeing a significant increase in cell phone misuse, especially with social media during school hours. We are also seeing more and more students struggle to learn how to have direct human interactions, which is a real problem given that the middle school years are critical to teaching social emotional interaction.

We are talking about changing our cell phone policy, and we'd like to hear from you. Please click below to have your opinion heard.

This survey will be open until December 14, 2018.

Cedar Park Board Game Drive

One of the best and most fun ways Cedar Park staff connect with students and build relationships in the Advisory program is to play games. CPMS dedicates one advisory period each month specifically to connect with kids, and we need opportunities to do that.

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This December, Cedar Park is asking you to clean out your hall closets and search your basements for family friendly games to donate to CPMS. Think Jenga, Operation, Uno, Sorry - you know, the classic games you remember playing as a kid.

Please donate your gently used or new games to our front office; we'll make sure they all get a home. 

Don't forget to ask your students about game days in Advisory!

Cedar Park Band Students Enjoy Workshop & Performance by Canadian Brass

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40 Cedar Park Band students attended a brass workshop and performance by the internationally-acclaimed brass quintet, Canadian Brass.  The event was held at Southridge High School on Nov. 19. 

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“I don't know if this is exciting to others, but I'm sure amped about it!” laughs CPMS Band Director, Jennifer Stenehjem.

The Winter Band Concert is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 21 in the Cedar Park gym. 6th & 7th will perform at 6pm. 8th grade and the Jazz Band will perform at 7 pm.

To contribute to the CPMS BEF Choice Page, to bring music mentors to our students, please click HERE to learn more.

More info regarding Cedar Park’s band program can be found at: https://sites.google.com/view/cedarparkmsband.

November 2018 Cedar Reader: PTC Edition

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Miss November’s PTC news? Here it is again!

This newsletter included:

  • Final 5K info and numbers

  • Richard Rusch, our first campus supervisor

  • LED Activities at lunch

  • CPMS’ Soccer Tournament in October

  • Band info & highlights, including a youtube video of “Ghostbusters!”

  • and MUCH MORE!

Stay informed, Cedar Park!

Click HERE to explore November’s Cedar Reader: PTC Edition!