November 2018 Community Meeting Minutes & Treasurer's Report

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Cedar Park’s PTC held its November community meeting on Monday, 11/19. Dr. Anderson and the PTC Board were available to give updates about all things Cedar Park.

Topics included:

  • Schoolwide hallway painting

  • December’s board game drive for advisories

  • Upcoming 7th grade PTC-funded experience- King Tut exhibit at OMSI

  • Treasurer report

  • Final 5K updates

  • Current CPMS BEF Grant endeavors

  • First successful Cedar Cafe


The PTC is seeking a new treasurer for the 2018-19 school year. Mark Chen, our outgoing treasurer, has stepped away due to work conflicts. Any interested parents can contact Jana Drotzmann, PTC President.

Meet Richard Rusch, Cedar Park's first Campus Supervisor

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Mr. Richard Rusch has been an excellent addition to CPMS this fall as our first Campus Supervisor. Mr. Rusch can be found monitoring the hallways and lunch times, managing the chaos while building a repoire with the students. A former Cedar Park bus driver, Mr. Rusch already knew many of our students when he began working here in August. Before education, Richard was a long-time police officer. 

Cedar Park staff member, Katelynn Hitsman has been impressed, sharing, "Mr. Rusch has began making wonderful connections with our students and is making an impact on their attendance, behavior and daily lives."

Cedar Park Band Program Seeks Donors for "Music Mentors"


Cedar Park's band program is partnering with the Beaverton Education Foundation (BEF) to raise money for professional musicians to work with our students.

CPMS' band classes are very large with over 40 students per class playing six different kinds of instruments that all read different music. Without help it can be challenging to give every student the support they need to be successful. 

Every $50 raised will bring in a professional musician to give a masterclass for the students on their instrument. This individualized small group instruction will help students excel on their instrument and keep their enthusiasm going throughout the entire school year. 

Cedar Park's goal is to raise $1,500 which will provide thirty masterclasses over the course of the school year. If you or someone you know would like to support this project please click on the link below to make a donation:

Cedar Park Choice Page

Support Beaverton High through the Beaverton Holiday Bazaar on 11/17

Beaverton Holiday Market

Saturday, November 17 10am-4pm 

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Beaverton High School Cafeteria- 13000 SW 2nd St.

Enjoy the best of Beaverton while supporting BHS & over 130 local merchants, makers and artisans! Admission is FREE, but a $1 donation at the door is appreciated.

  • Unique Handcrafted Gifts 

  • Seasonal & Everyday Décor

  • Gourmet & Artisanal Foods

  • Concession Stand & Live Music

  • BHS Spirit Apparel 

FREE PRIZES (everyone wins!)

Professional Photos with Santa from 11-2pm.

Visit for more details.

This event is a fundraiser for Beaverton Family & Alumni Network. 

All proceeds from vendor space rentals, concessions and your monetary donations are used to benefit the students and programs of Beaverton High School .

We will also be collecting donations of non-perishable food items and new socks  to benefit our school sponsored food bank.

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!

Cedar Park Volunteers Staff BSD Clothes Closet

Thank you to the 10 Cedar Park volunteers who staffed the BSD Clothes Closet last week.

The BSD Clothes Closet assigns each school one Wednesday a week to provide volunteers for the sorting room and store.

Cedar Park came through to provide excellent service and customer service, as well as the man power to open, sort, and organize the boxes of donated winter coats that had recently come in.

More information about this vital BSD program can be found here. They are always in need of gently, used clothing, especially winter coats and shoes. New underwear and socks are also high in demand this school year.