Thank You 5K Donors: Your Money at Work in 2017-18

Last September, this Cedar Park community came together to fiscally support the students and staff of CPMS.  Our 2017 5K fundraiser (including the accompanying matching funds) raised just over $50,000, a record in recent memory.

The PTC budget provided an amazing number of explicit items for our students through the course of this school year, including:

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  • New Student Picnic
  • Art Literacy lesson for each grade
  • Staff Appreciation Week catered lunch for staff
  • Student planners for the 6th grade
  • PACK store supplies
  • 7th grade field trip to PSU
  • Support for OSU Field Trip for 8th graders
  • All-school winter social
  • 8th Grade Send-off

2017-18 Principal Fund

Our 2017-18 budget also included a Principal Fund listed at $11,500.  This line item allows for specific team, teacher, and grade level requests and is overseen by CPMS Principal, Shannon Anderson.

 Here’s a deeper and more comprehensive look at the impact that fund (and your generous donation) had at CPMS in 2017-18.


  • Bus to the Special Olympics event
  • Bus to Astoria to visit the Columbia River Maritime Museum


  • Apple TVs and iPad stands to replace eight document cameras
  • Two new projectors for rooms
  • Items for our emerging Maker Lab: stools, robotic hand, sensitized glove, tables, wire strippers, glue guns and glue sticks, cardboard cutters, drills, storage containers
  • Maker’s Lab speaker (24 Knots)
  • Art supplies including clay
  • Gloves for science
  • PE equipment
  • Power cord strips for classrooms


  • Additional funds to support two new after school clubs: Lego Robotics and Coding
  • Funds to start our Science Olympiad team
  • Table stand for Timberwolves News Network
  • Mathcounts registration
  • Registration for Spelling Bee and Geography Bee
  • Kettlebells for the Kettlebell Club


  • College pennants for school hallways
  • 16' projection screen for assemblies
  • SRC classroom mural painting project
  • Mulch and bark for outdoor gardens


  • Books for the library
  • Wristbands for the One Heart One Choice spirit week
  • Support for visiting author and books - Dan Gemeinhart
  • Replace novels for 8th grade
  • Additional OBOB books


  • Support for Young Audiences assembly last March
  • Lunch recess equipment (basketballs, soccer balls, etc.)
  • Earbuds to support student testing
  • Sound equipment rental for recent Annie Jr. production
  • CPMS t-shirts for 6th graders

THANK YOU to every single donor who made this success possible.  It is through our combined effort that CPMS continues to make strides and improvements to its programs and events.  Our success is indeed POWERED BY YOU.

We look forward to seeing you at our 2018 5K, scheduled for Friday, 9/28.


2018 Cedar Park 5K Sponsorship Now Available

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The Cedar Park 5K Fundraiser Committee is already working to make our fundraising efforts bigger and better in 2018-19.

Please save the date for the PTC's biggest fundraiser of the year, the Cedar Park 5K, which will be held on Friday, 9/28/18.  This fun-filled event is open to all parents and volunteers who want to cheer, support, and encourage all of our Cedar Park students.

Sponsorship opportunities are now available for this exciting and valuable event. To become a sponsor, please email Bettina Jeszenszky, CPMS 5K Sponsorship Chair, at We will work with you to find the sponsorship level that is right for your business and also gives you the visibility in our community that you are looking for.

NEW THIS YEAR! Sponsorship packages include signage hung along Cedar Hills Blvd. Get your business information seen by 20,000+ vehicles per day!!

Sponsorship levels include our $2,500 Platinum Sponsor, $1,000 Gold Sponsor, $500 Silver Sponsor and $250 Bronze Sponsor. Please see below for details on our sponsorship packages and to learn how you can share visibility to our community while supporting excellence in our school.

Thank you for your support and investing in the youth of our community. We look forward to working together to create a highly successful fundraiser.

Regards, The Cedar Park 5K Fundraiser Committee


2018 Cedar Park 5K Sponsorship Details

Platinum Sponsor - $2,500

  • Title Sponsorship positioning on all materials
  • 4’ x 6’ sign hung along Cedar Hills fence line
  • Logo/name on the School/PTC websites and on social media
  • Part of “special offers” PTC web page
  • Business name & logo on donation envelopes

Gold Sponsor - $1,000

  • Logo / name on all materials
  • 1⁄2 of sign along Cedar Hills fence line
  • Logo/name on the School/PTC websites and on social media
  • Part of “special offers” PTC web page
  • Logo on donation envelopes

Silver Sponsor - $500

  • Logo / name on all materials
  • 1⁄4 of a sign along Cedar Hills fence line
  • Logo/name on the School/PTC websites and on social media
  • Part of “special offers” PTC web page

Bronze Sponsor - $250

  • Business name on all materials
  • Business name on fence signage
  • Business name on the School/PTC websites and on social media
  • Part of “special offers” PTC web page
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Cedar Park OBOB Team Places Third at State Tournament



Cedar Park's OBOB team, Fiction Addiction, finished third at the State OBOB Tournament in Salem last April.

The road to State was a long road of perserverance and dedication. In order to qualify for the State Tournament, Fiction Addiction had to first win the Cedar Park championship.

From there, they fought through the Regional Tournament in March, where they advanced to the top two regional teams and secured their place at the State Tournament, along with Stoller, Meadow Park, and St. Helens Middle Schools. Only 16 teams from across Oregon qualified for the State Tournament. 

Once at the State Tournament, Fiction Addiction won two battles before losing in the semi-finals to John Muir.  However, they bounced back to win the consolation battle, placing third.

Congrats to Fiction Addiction eighth graders Aila (Ash) H., Tierney G., Anouk C., and Claire K. for an incredible OBOB season. Thanks is also due to Cedar Park LMA Debbie Hernandez and all our CPMS OBOB volunteers.

Sunset PTO Announces Open Positions for 2018-19

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To The Cedar Park PTO:

As we are closing out our school year, the Sunset PTO is already thinking about 2018-2019.  We have a few open PTO positions we would like to share with you. We want any interested incoming parents to know about the opportunities we have available.

  1. College & Career Center Lead. Requirement is 1-4 hours per week. Our volunteer coordinators have a full job description of this, so please email Kara Stark ( if you are interested.

  2. Communications Coordinator.  We need someone to manage Facebook, PTO Website, and activities emails.  

  3. Co-Merchandise person to coordinate Apollo gear sales. Our current co-coordinator is Jennifer Dixon, who will be in her 2nd year next year. Please email Jennifer ( if you may be interested in co-chairing this position with her.  

Good luck with the remainder of the school year.  We look forward to welcoming the next class of Freshman to Sunset!


Jill Eilers, Sunset PTO President

Timbers' Stand Together Initiative Boosts CPMS Courtyard

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Last Monday, volunteers from the Timbers Stand Together initiative descended on Cedar Park's courtyard to clean, improve, and beautify CPMS' valuable garden space. 

Through the work of Christina Mackin, BSD's Community Resource Coordinator, and Trisha Parks, CPMS Humanities teacher, Stand Together included Cedar Park on its list of projects for the Timbers-sponsored community outreach. Stand Together is a comprehensive, week-long community initiative that supports dozens of nonprofit projects and volunteer opportunities across Portland.

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Orchard Supply Hardware at Peterkort donated $200 worth of dirt and plants. 

The crew arrived at 1PM on Monday, 6/11/18, including volunteers ready, willing and able to weed, trim, clean, level, cart gravel, and move both trellises and greenhouse to new locations. Jack Jewsbury, a favorite retired player, and Foster Langsdorf, a current Timbers player, worked side by side with volunteers from Hampton Lumber and Cedar Park.  

Elizabeth Tufty's leadership was instrumental to the success of the endeavor. Tufty, a CPMS Math teacher, coordinated the project by gathering the donations, planning the work, and directing the volunteers. 

Two hot hours later, the courtyard was transformed.  Students have used the area to make paper-mache pinantas, complete a science lab, and play jenga. The faculty used the courtyard for the end of year celebration. 

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The couryard cleanup has provided an improved outdoor space for our students to enjoy with their classes during school hours.  Since the courtyard is within the school, THPRD does not manage it.  Therefore, CPMS is dependent on dedicated teachers and volunteers to weed, clean, water and donate plants for upkeep. 

The last time Cedar Park had a clean up was 10 years ago through Sunset Presbyterian. Since then, the area had became overgrown and weedy.  

Special thanks to the Portland Timbers, Orchard Supply, Intel, Stand Together, and Columbia Sportswear for their hard work and generous donations. 

Another round of applause is due to CPMS teachers, Trisha Parks and Elizabeth Tufty, for their hard work and perseverance to make this improvement a reality, as well as to Mr. Steve Tufty, an active CPMS volunteer.

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Upcoming Cedar Park Changes for 2018-19

Even as this year winds down, Cedar Park is already looking forward to 2018-19.  Here are the currently known changes and improvements that will be implemented next school year.


Facility Improvements

BSD’s bond facility improvements continue at Cedar Park this summer. The following projects are slated for CPMS:

  • An entire new baseball fence surrounding the field

  • Repainted lockers

  • Gym floor and our updated school logo to be completely sanded down and repainted

  • Repaved front parking lot

  • Entire interior of the building to be repainted (next fall)


First Day of School

  • The first day of school for 6th grade is Monday, 8/27.  7th and 8th grade will start on 8/28. This is the first time in recent memory that BSD will start before Labor Day.


8th Grade Math Curriculum

  • All 8th graders will move to AGS 1 (Algebra/Geometry/Statistics).  This will put them on track to take AGS 2 as freshman.  Those needing additional support will have the opportunity to repeat AGS 1 as freshmen.

  • Because of this challenging math curriculum, the eighth grade schedule will return to equal time for each core class (eliminating the double Humanities block).


STEM Enrichment Elective

  • In lieu of Science or Humanities Enrichment, students will now be offered a STEM Enrichment elective.  This is a pass/fail elective that offers hands-on learning to STEM topics.



  • Not a lot of staff changes, though some 6th grade teachers are moving to 8th grade.  There will be several new 6th grade teachers.



  • Will only be held on Thursday afternoons (a change from its current Thurs/Friday morning sessions).  The CPMS administrators hope to have a more directed curriculum for the advisory program.



  • Cedar Park counselors will now loop with a specific class, ensuring that students will have the same counselor for their entire time at CPMS.  


Summa Transition

  • Next year, the Summa program will only be offered for 7th and 8th graders as the program is transitioned to Meadow Park.  BSD is consolidating the Summa programs back to three middle schools.


Any questions can be directed to CPMS Principal, Shannon Anderson (