Cedar Park Onstage Presents "Getting to Know... Footloose" this June

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Cedar Park Onstage will present “Getting to Know… Footloose” on Friday, 6/7 at 7pm and Saturday, 6/8 at 2pm & 7pm. The Getting To Know Series are uniquely adapted musicals specifically for youth performers.

One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town's youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend's rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin' rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 17 million copies!) and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

May Community Meeting Scheduled for 5/20, Board and Budget to be Approved

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Join your PTC leadership in the final community meeting of the year on Monday, 5/20 at 7pm in the Cedar Park Media Center. Dr. Anderson will be on hand to offer Cedar Park updates, and community members will vote in next year's officers and approve next year's budget.

2019-20 Proposed Board:

  • President– Bettina Jeszenszky

  • Vice President– David Platt

  • Secretary– Hannah Donohue

  • Director of Volunteers– Jennifer Rafanan (returning)

  • Treasurer– (open) Email Karen DiPietro (kdip325@yahoo.com) if you are interested in keeping Cedar Park awesome.

Come say one last thank you to our outgoing PTC leaders– Jana Drotzmann, Karen DiPietro, and Jennifer Kveton– and chat what worked, what didn't, and brainstorm next year's goals. 

The evening will also include a welcome presentation to all incoming fifth grade families. See you then!

YOUR MONEY AT WORK–– PTC Funds New Library Furniture

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At March’s PTC Community Meeting, community members approved $6253 of PTC funds to go towards the updating of new furniture in the CPMS Media Center (library).

Less than two months later, that furniture is now at the school and is being used daily by our Cedar Park student body.

Items purchased include:

  • Two new modular couches, plus one more traditional sofa

  • Two high tables and eight stools

  • A spring-loaded book return bin

Thank you to all our 5K donors who made this possible, as well as Debbie Hernandez in the CPMS library. The PTC hopes this can be the first of many phases of library improvement in the coming years.

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YOUR MONEY AT WORK-- Art Literacy Brings Art Deco to CPMS

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PTC time, money and volunteers went into making April’s Art Literacy lesson a huge success. The world of Art Deco inspired our 1000+ students to create beautiful & unique pieces.

Shout out to our incredible Art Lit leadership team– Jana Drotzmann, Maureen Louie, Melissa Manos, Melanie Odom, & Sally Sonek. Another thank you is due to the many volunteers who came in to help pull off this massive endeavor. Finally, a round of applause to all of our 5K donors who make these hands-on Art Lit projects possible.