Third Round of 5K Drawing Winners Announced, Timbers Tickets Awarded Next Week

We are counting down to our only fundraiser this year– the Cedar Park 5K, scheduled for Thursday, 10/4.

 Congrats to 6th grader Michelle H!

Congrats to 6th grader Michelle H!

Another Friday, another round of 5K raffle winners!  Congrats to 6th grader Michelle H, the winner of two Trail Blazer tickets!  Have fun, Michelle!

8th grader Reagan C. will be taking home a blue Columbia backpack and the following students have each won a $20 gift card to Pizzicato Pizza:  Jillian M. (6th), Sam H. (6th), Dominic H. (7th), Molly D. (7th) and Brendan P. (7th).

Finally, these three students have just won a platter of Jimmy John's sub sandwiches for their entire advisory class: Amy R. (6th), Caden J. (7th), and Aaralynn F (6th).

Final Drawings Next Week

Next week's prizes are the biggest haul yet!  The 5K team will be giving away two Timbers tickets (home game on 10/21), 10 Nike backpacks, four Orthopedic and Fracture Specialists hydroflasks, five Noodles & Company Gift Cards, five Mod Pizza Gift Cards, and one Baskin & Robbins ice-cream party for advisory!

Every $50 donated on your fundraising page earns you an entry into this massive prize drawing.  This is our FINAL drawing, so big or go home, Cedar Park!  Let's reach our fundraising goal so we can all enjoy some awesome all-school events.

Still have questions?  Check out our fundraising page or chat with Karen (cedarpark5K@gmail.com)

Cedar Park Art Literacy to Explore Kandinsky and Art Deco

Our Art Literacy program at Cedar Park is off to a fantastic start! This year students will learn about the artist Wassiliy Kandinsky and the style of Art Deco.

The students then do an art project during their Humanities class, based on the art lesson which requires no artistic skills in order to participate. 

While we like art for art's sake, we also believe Art Literacy -

  • Teaches students to think creatively and problem solve, both which will help prepare them for the future.

  • Helps students form mental images - an ability chemists, engineers, architects, designers, inventors and others use to think up new ideas.

  • Celebrate many perspectives. Students learn there are many ways to see and interpret the world.

We would love for you to join us! This is a great opportunity to see your student in action at school with only a two hour time commitment. No art experience is needed and it is seriously fun. We hope to schedule our first lessons for the end of October/beginning of November, so be on the lookout for a signup soon.

For more information please contact us at cpms.art.lit@gmail.com.

 Wassily Kandinsky, “Yellow-Red-Blue” (1925), oil on canvas (Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, via  WikiArt )

Wassily Kandinsky, “Yellow-Red-Blue” (1925), oil on canvas (Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, via WikiArt)

Join the Student Trip to Peru and Machu Picchu this Spring Break 2019

A group of Cedar Park parents and students will be traveling to Peru and Machu Picchu this Spring Break 2019 (3/22/2019 - 3/30/2019). All Cedar Park families are invited to join.

The group will be visiting Lima, Cusco, and the Amazon on the nine day tour.

In Lima, students will sightsee the Government Palace, San Francisco Convent, Plaza de Armas, Cathedral of Lima, and Museo Larco, then fly to Cuzco and visit the Koricancha Temple, the Sacsayhuaman Fortress, and Cusco Cathedral.

Afterwards, the group will go to the Sacred Valley and visit Pisac and Ollantayambo. It is here that they will also have a Peruvian school visit and the LEAP activity will be Pago al la tierra. The following day, they ride a train to Machu Picchu where they will explore this breathtaking world wonder.

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During the final part of the trip, the group will fly to Puerto Maldonado on the border of Brazil and Perú and travel by motorized canoe into the Amazon jungle on the Amazon river! Here they will also have an interpretive jungle walk and visit the Ox Bow lake sanctuary.

This is not a BSD-organized trip. Arrangements are being made through World Strides, the nation's largest accredited travel organization. To sign-up, head to www2.educationaltravel.com/Catherall-9233 .

Questions can be answered by Tammie Catherall- Program Leader (tbcatherall@yahoo.com)

Student Store and PACK Store Now Open for Business

Two long-standing traditions live on at Cedar Park Middle School this fall. The Student Store and PACK store are now up and running, ready for business.

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Student Store Offers Supplies

The Student Store has been an early morning tradition for many years at Cedar Park.  Located smack dab in the front lobby, students are able to purchase a wide array of school-supplies, instrument reeds, limited snacks, and PE t-shirts between 8:50-9:15am, Monday through Friday.  

This valuable addition to CPMS is entirely run by PTC volunteers and is a great way to interact with the CPMS student body.  Click here to see open shifts. Student Store lead, Carrie Fox, is happy to train any new parents who are curious about this unique opportunity to witness the CPMS student experience.

PACK Store key Part of Incentive Program

Cedar Park's PACK store (formerly the PBIS store) is open for business every first and third Thursday during students' lunch periods, allowing students to turn in their PACK tokens (earned from teachers) and choose from a variety of prizes, including tic tacs, pens, socks, games, and other novelty items.

This PTC-sponsored store is a part of CPMS's Positive Behavior Intervention System.  Students earn tickets from teachers and staff by demonstrating behaviors that represent the CPMS pillars:  Perseverance, Acceptance, Courage, Knowledge.

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Students can save these tickets for larger prizes, spend as they earn them, or add them to the PACK raffle, which offers fun drawings for gift cards and school swag.

Parent volunteers are needed to help man the store. This is also an awesome way to interact with CPMS students in a fun, informal setting. Sign-up shifts are available here.

Future Apollo Night this Friday, 9/21

This Friday, 9/21, is the annual “Future Apollo Night” at Sunset High School. Come be a part of the Sunset community as their football team takes on Tualatin.

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The night will include:

  • Free admission for all students 8th grade and under with a paid adult.

  • Free string backpack for the first 300 future Apollos!

Enjoy the award winning sunset marching band and color guard, join in with the cheer squad, be entertained by the Sunflares Dance Team, and enjoy a great football game. Get all the latest Apollo gear and great food at the PTO concessions stand.

Gates open at 6pm. Game starts at 7pm.

See also: Metro Principals Outline New Expectations for Middle Schoolers at Football Games

PTC Meet & Greet Eases Transition into New School Year

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Last Monday evening, Cedar Park parents gathered to connect and learn about CPMS and the Parent Teacher Club (PTC). This casual event was a new endeavor to better bring our parents and community together at the start of the school year.

Dr. Anderson was on hand to answer questions in a small group setting, while PTC Board members presented information about volunteering, fundraising, committees, and various parent opportunities at Cedar Park.

Spend a moment to step through last night’s slideshow to learn a thing or two about Cedar Park’s PTC, committee news, and general updates.

Coffee & Tea Event with Dr. Anderson Scheduled for Monday, 10/1

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Join Cedar Park principal, Dr. Shannon Anderson, for an informal gathering on Monday, 10/1. 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.

Two sessions will be offered in the CPMS Library-- at 8:45am and 6pm.

ALL PARENTS are welcome and encouraged to attend.