21-22 School Supply Lists - Click here to view the grade level School Supply Lists for next year. If your child is in a BEST or ELS classroom, you will follow those lists at the bottom; do not purchase supplies from the grade level lists.
Meet & Greet and Supply Drop-Off - Mark your calendar for our Welcome Back Meet & Greet and Supply Drop-Off on Tuesday, August 17, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. This event will take place in person as long as the protocols allow us to do so. You will have a chance to meet your child's classroom teacher, drop off school supplies, and new families can take a guided building tour. Click here for more information.
May Positive Behavior Referrals - We are so proud of our Positive Behavior Referral recipients who have received this recognition from a Cumberland staff member. These students have been doing such a great job following the Cougar Code of expectations. Click here to view the list for May. Keep up the great work boys and girls; we are so proud of your efforts!!!
Summer Workbooks - Each of our students in grades K-5 received a summer workbook yesterday. These books will help to build reading and math skills and to prepare students for the upcoming grade level in the fall. Students who complete at least 75% of the book, and turn it into their teacher in the fall, will receive a completion certificate and newsletter recognition.
Moving? - If you are moving out of the Cumberland attendance area make sure to notify the office so that your child's records can be sent to the new school. If you are moving out of District 62 boundaries, you must return your child's device, charging cable, and hot spot (if applicable) by Tuesday, June 1. Contact the office at 847-824-1451 with questions.
Staff Leaving - We would like to send a heartfelt goodbye to the following staff members who will be leaving Cumberland at the end of this year. All of these individuals have put their heart and soul into helping children succeed. We wish them all the best in their future endeavors; they will truly be missed!!!
- Sue Arndt (Nurse)
- Maureen Brandwein (ELS Teacher)
- Elizabeth Budzik (Vision Teacher)
- Jennifer Duncan (Vision Teacher)
- Ghazala Javed (Paraeducator)
- Laurel Kramer (Vision Teacher)
- Scott Duff (Band Teacher)
Summer Reading Challenge - Looking for a fun way to get your children to read over the summer break? Consider signing them up for the Des Plaines Public Library Summer Reading Challenge that is taking place from June 8 to August 1. Click here to view the flyer and click here to view the short promotional video.
Thank You PTO and Parents - We would like to send our sincere appreciation to the Cumberland PTO Board and all the parents who participated in the fundraisers that took place during the year. Everyone experienced difficult circumstances, and you still did so much to support our staff and students and we can't thank you enough! Click here to view a message from the PTO.
Have a great Summer - We wish all of our families a safe, fun, and relaxing summer break! Keep checking your email throughout the summer for school and district updates about next school year.