Last Day of School – The last day for our kindergarten students will be next Thursday, June 2 (regular schedule). The last day for students in 1st – 5th grade, ELS, and BEST will be next Friday, June 3; dismissal will be at noon (there will be no afternoon Right At School program due to the half day).
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 students; we are so proud of your efforts!!!
Cougar Crew Students - These students are consistently doing an exemplary job of following the Cougar Code during lunch recess and specials. Click here to view the list for May. We are so proud of these children for working hard every day to be great role models for their peers. Keep up the good work!!!
4th/5th Grade Lunch Stars - We want to recognize our 4th and 5th Grade Lunch Stars who have been selected by their lunch supervisor for showing exemplary behavior during the lunch hour. These recipients will receive a certificate, an extra Paw Market prize ticket, and will be a helper during the upcoming Paw Market. Click here to view the list for May. Well done students; we are so proud of your good choices!!!
22-23 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 Thursday, August 11, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. 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.
Summer Workbooks - Each of our students in grades Kindergarten - 5th grade will receive a summer workbook next week. 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 for their effort.
Field Day - Field Day will take place at Cumberland on Tuesday, May 31. This is an all-school event that offers a variety of activities and games to wrap up the school year. All students will participate in Field Day; there is no permission slip required. In case of inclement weather, the rain date will be Thursday, June 2. Click here for more information about Field Day and what your child should wear, bring to school, and more!
Health Reminder - If your child has illness signs and symptoms and you choose to do an at home antigen test, please take a picture of the result so that it can be emailed to our health office.
5th Grade Parents - If you were not able to attend the Parent Information Night at Chippewa last week, click here to view a video of the event.
Moving? - If you are moving out of the Cumberland attendance area, please 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 iPad, 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!!!
Jennifer Bergstrom (Instructional Coach)
Anna Chubchenko (EL Teacher)
Michelle Cucchi (BEST Teacher)
Gibbs Cummings (Custodian)
Mary Kapolnek (PT)
Harry Newell (ELS Teacher)
Sarah Richter (OT)
Magali Rivera (Permanent Sub)
Maggie Swanson (1st Grade Teacher)
Linda Watson (OT)
Colleen White (Principal)
Barb Zachwieja (LMC Specialist)
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.
Walk-a-Thon - A HUGE congrats to everyone who helped to reach and surpass our goal. We had 37% participation, raising $16,100 - which is a record for our school! - and we gave out 300 prizes! HERE is a list of those that participated, and we will be announcing prize winners. The funds raised will go directly back into supporting our students and school through funding field trips, 5th grade celebration, kindergarten celebration, teacher requests, and more! ¡Muchísimas felicidades a todos los que participaron para alcanzar y superar nuestra meta! 37% de nuestros estudiantes participaron recaudando $16,100 - lo cual es un nuevo récord para nuestra escuela - y entregamos 300 premios! AQUI podrán encontrar una lista de todos los participantes, estaremos anunciando a los ganadores pronto. Los fondos recaudados se utilizan para apoyar a nuestros estudiantes y escuela utilizándolos para pagar los viajes de campo, la celebración de 5to grado, la celebración para kindergarten, pedidos de los maestros y más!
PTO Year End Recap - Thank you for all of your support this school year for our Cumberland community. We held 6 Dine & Shares, raising over $1,000 for our school; had our first in-person event since 2020 with the Trunk or Treat; hosted our first Pool Party where 205 Cougars and their families attended and raised over $500, celebrated our wonderful Cumberland Teachers and Staff during Appreciation Week, and of course, our Walk-A-Thon. Muchas gracias a todos los que apoyaron durante este año a la comunidad Cumberland! Tuvimos 6 Dine y Shares, recaudando más que $1,000 para nuestra escuela. Realizamos el primer evento en persona desde 2020 con el Trunk o Treat. Tuvimos la primera Pool Party donde 205 Cougars y sus familias asistieron recaudando más de $500. Celebramos a nuestros maestros y staff durante la Semana de Apreciación, y por supuesto el Walk-a-Thon.
Kiwanis Cup Race - On Saturday, June 4 from 10:00-1:00p at Lake Park, there is a 1 mile race around Lake Opeka and a family event with games, food, music, inflatables, climbing wall, etc., for everyone to enjoy. HERE is a link to more details and where you can register. Acompáñanos para el Kiwanis Cup Race el sábado 4 de junio en Lake Park para una carrera de 1 milla y pasar un día en familia con juegos, inflables, música y más!
Get Ready for Next Year - Upcoming PTO Events - As we look ahead to the 2022-2023 school year, the PTO is looking to build on events that had great participation and add some new ones. You can look forward to Trunk or Treat in October, Pool Party on November 11, a spring event, Staff & Teacher Appreciation Week in May, a Walk-a-Thon at the end of the school year, Dine & Shares, and more! Para el año escolar 2022-2023, el PTO estará regresando con las actividades y eventos más exitosos de este año, y agregando algunos más. Puedes esperar el Trunk o Treat en Octubre, Pool Party el 11 de noviembre, un evento en la Primavera, Apreciación para Maestros y Staff en Mayo, el Walk-a-Thon al final del año, Dine y Shares y más!
PTO Committee Sign Up - To help support these great events, please join us by signing up HERE to be part of a committee. It isn't a big time commitment, and many hands make for a lighter load. Thanks in advance! Para apoyar la realización de estos eventos por favor únete al PTO. Solamente necesitas poner tu nombre para participar en el comité de planeación. No es un compromiso grande de tiempo, y más manos hacen el trabajo más fácil. ¡Gracias de antemano!
Amazon Smile - Help support the Cumberland PTO by linking us to your Amazon account HERE so that 5% of your purchase will go to fund programming and events for students. For a tutorial on how to add it to your account or on the mobile app click HERE and search for “Cumberland Parent Teacher Organization." Puedes apoyar al PTO solo por comprar en Amazon! Es muy fácil ligar tu cuenta de Amazon click AQUÍ para que 5% de tu compra sea donado al PTO de Cumberland para apoyar programas y eventos para los estudiantes.
Cumberland PTO - Stay up-to-date on events, dine & shares, and ways to get involved by following us on Facebook HERE or search for 'Cumberland Elementary School PTO'. Mantente informado de eventos "Comer y Compartir" y más maneras de involucrarse con el PTO, búscanos en Facebook como 'Cumberland Elementary School PTO'.