The View Looks Good from Our 5K Summit

Our third annual Cedar Park 5K crushed it on 10/4, as 1000+ students ran, jogged, or lesisurely walked (8th grade-- looking at you!) our 5K course. We had flamingos, bubbles, music, and of course, energetic & awesome parents and grandparents who lined the course.


To date, our Cedar Park 5K has officially brought in over $53,000, surpassing our goal and last year’s total. And the view from up here has never looked better!

Current gross totals for the 5K include:

  • Online– $31,092 (58%)

  • Sponsorships– $10,000 (19%)

  • Pledge Envelopes– $8944 (18%)

  • Confirmed Matching Funds– $1769 (5%)

GROSS TOTAL:  $53, 380

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Volunteers Were Legendary

Thank you to the 62 parents & community members who showed up to manage, support, & corral the 1000+ students unleashed during our Cedar Park 5K. There's a hundred things on your to-do list, so THANK YOU for making CPMS a priority last 10/4. 

Special shout out to our entire 5K leadership team, including Karen DiPietro (chair), Erika Hammond & Carrie Fox (day of logistics), Bettina Jeszenszky (sponsorships), Melissa Gatchell (financials), Hannah Donohue (promotions), Julie Gupta (matching funds) Brenda Swanson & Jana Drotzmann (procurement) and Tiffany Hahm (prizes).

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Our Teachers Brought The Party

Not only do these teaching warriors WILLINGLY FACE hundreds of tweens and teens each day, they also aren't afraid to get silly and show their school spirit.

THANKS to all the staff members who gave us all whiplash and a good chuckle. Teachers earning the spirit awards for best costumes include Mr. Forbes, Mr. Waldrip, Ms. Hattendorf, Mr. Witt, Ms. Massan, Ms. Fitzpatrick, Ms. Hitsman, Mr. Alpert, Ms. Catherall, Ms. Clifford and Ms. McClelland. 

And an honorable mention to Dr. Anderson for showing us how to deck yourself out in school spirit. That orange wig was, well... tremendous. We'll see you all next year bigger and better than ever.

Congrats to Our Fastest Runners

Congrats to these hard-working students who pushed themselves to avoid their meandering classmates and finish first in their class.

6th GRADE: Quinn N. & Ali H.

7th GRADE: Caden S. & Hadley W.

8TH GRADE: Inbaa C & Katelyn S.

***Special shoutout to 8th grader Inbaa C., who had the fastest time of all 1050 CPMS students, completing his 5K in the unofficial time of 15 minutes 42 seconds.

Sponsors Add Valuable Boost

Our corporate sponsors have been very generous and collectively added $10,000 to our fundraising efforts-- 20% of our goal! When you patronize the following businesses, please thank them for supporting excellence in education in our community.

  • PLATINUM SPONSORS: Noyes Development & Willamette HVAC

  • GOLD SPONSOR: Catalyst Financial

  • SILVER SPONSORS: Cedar Mill Chiropractic, Raleigh Hills Orthodontics, Decarli, Parker Furniture, Wet Kat Pool Service and Vista Capital Partners

  • BRONZE SPONSORS: Buick GMC of Beaverton, Sunset Science Park Credit Union, Walker Garbage and World of Smiles

Donations Added Awesome Incentives

The surrounding businesses in Beaverton added a huge boost to our 5K efforts with donated prizes (valuing over $3500), which included:

Blazer Tickets, Timbers Tickets, Top Golf Package, King Pin Bowling Package, 5 Columbia Water bottles, Columbia Hydro Flask, Gift Card to 5 Guys/Fries, Columbia duffle bag, 18 Jamba Juice Coupons, Columbia Blue Backpack, $100 gift cards Pizzicato Pizza, 3 advisories received platter of Jimmy John’s sub sandwiches, 10 Nike Backpacks, 4 O and FS water bottles, $100 Noodles & Company Gift Cards, 11" Mod Pizzas (10 total), Baskin & Robbins ice-cream party for advisory, 5-Target $10 gift card, 100 free ice cream cones at Baskin Robbins, 6 Mugs and free coffee from Coffee Rush, $500 Winco gift cards.


And that’s a wrap on our PTC fundraising for the year. We will see you in 2019!