Reading Incentive Programs - We are excited to be offering two reading incentive programs this spring. Students will have from April 8th - May 24th to read a total of 6 hours outside of the school day. Once they turn in the two signed sheets to their teacher, they will then receive an order form from each program. The order forms will need to get mailed to each organization so that participating children can receive their free tickets and hat voucher. Click here to view the forms that have already been sent home.
Family Math Scavenger Hunt - We hope you can join us on Thursday, April 25th for the Family Math Scavenger Hunt. We will be offering three staggered start times of 6:00, 6:20 and 6:40 p.m. Click here to view the sign-up sheet that already came home in your child's backpack.
ABC Countdown - The ABC Countdown to the final 26 days of school will begin on Monday, April 29th. Click here to view the activities. Our countdown begins with "America Day" where students and staff will wear red, white, and blue clothing to school. A hard copy will be coming home next Thursday with your child so that you can keep the list posted on the fridge.
Fitness Testing To Begin - Students in 3rd-5th grade will be taking a state required fitness test during their P.E. time from April 29th - May 10th. Click to view the letters in English, Spanish, Polish.
Parent Volunteers Needed - We have several slots still open for end of the year activities during the school day and we need your help. We have a STEAM Museum coming to Cumberland on Friday, May 17th from 9:00-3:00. For this event to take place, we need to have 10 adult volunteers to help students at the various stations. We also have openings for the final Paw Market and PBIS Celebration at the end of May. Click here if you are able to volunteer your time to help with these events.
PTO Parent Survey - The PTO is in process of planning events for the 2019-2020 school year, and would appreciate input from as many parents as possible. Please take 5 minutes of your time to complete the year-end survey by clicking here. Thank you in advance for your participation!
Coolest School Contest 2019 - The PTO will be hosting the final Dine & Share of the year, and what a fun one this will be. We hope you can join us at Campannari Ice Cream (10 S. Pine St. Mount Prospect) on Wednesday, May 1st. The contest goes from 3:00-9:00 p.m. and we will have celebrity scoopers (Cumberland staff and parents) from 3:00-6:00 p.m. We are facing off against other local schools so come out and show your Cumberland pride. Click here to view the flyer.
PTO Family Night - We hope you can join us on Friday, May 17th for Family Fun Night from 6:00-7:30 p.m. This event will feature the magic of Sean Masterson and be free for students and parents. The PTO would like to thank to say "Thank You" to all of the Cumberland families for their continued support!!!
Book Fair - The Scholastic Book Fair is coming soon! Find hundreds of books from new and favorite authors, popular series, cool posters and school supplies, not to mention fun! The Scholastic Book Fair will take place from April 23rd through April 26th and everyone is invited. If you can not attend the fair in person, you can order online. Click here to visit the Cumberland Book Fair homepage. We need volunteers to make this book fair a success. If you can donate an hour or two of your time, click here to sign up.
New Book Fair E-Wallet - This spring, there is a new option for your children to pay at the book fair. With the E-Wallet account system, you don’t have to worry about your little one losing money or buying ice cream instead of books. It's free and easy to set up. Here are a few details:
- You will need to set up an account for each child, no shared accounts.
- Accounts can be set up by any adult.
- Minimum needed to open the account is $10. If you set aside $25 and your child only spends $16, you will only be charged for the items purchased.
- Once set up, a confirmation sheet can be printed for your child, which includes the balance and barcode. The book fair cashiers can also look it up at the registers if you forget to print it.
- Daily student rosters can be pulled up and we can remind your child that they have $$ available to visit the book fair and pick out something fun!
- Click here to watch a quick informational video on the E-Wallet.