Traffic Circle Construction - Please be advised that starting the week of April 2nd, the traffic circle on Golf Road just west of the Cumberland and Chippewa campus will be under construction. The traffic pattern will be reduced to one lane. This project is expected to continue for up to two years and will result in major traffic delays throughout the area. Please plan accordingly when dropping off and picking up students from school. Click here for complete details from IDOT.
OP Craft & Vendor Fair - Orchard Place School is having a Craft and Vendor Fair on Saturday, April 7 at the school located at 2727 Maple St. in Des Plaines. The event will take place from 10:00-3:00 and will include raffle prizes, homemade crafts and jewelry, Tastefully Simple, Scentsy, LuLaRoe, Usborne Books, and much more.
Cumberland Project Fair - Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 26th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. for the Cumberland Project Fair. This event will highlight the awesome curriculum projects that the students have been working on in their classrooms. This is a Title 1 event, so every family attending will receive a raffle ticket for the MacBook Pro laptop that will be given away at the end of the school year. Each student attending will receive a Super Raffle ticket to use during one of our drawings. The Scholastic Book Fair will also be open that evening from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Attention 5th Grade Parents - Click here to view the Family Life and Sexual Health (FLASH) curriculum letter that will be sent home with your child in hard copy after spring break. Your permission is required if you would like your child to participate in the "Life Begins" program presented at Cumberland by the Robert Crown Health Center on Thursday, May 10th.
PTO Meeting Child Care Available - We hope you can join us for the next PTO Meeting on Tuesday, April 9th at 6:00 p.m. in the Library Media Center (LMC). Feel free to bring your child, free childcare is available during the meeting. Board elections will take place at the May 7th meeting. We look forward to seeing new faces and hope you will consider getting involved with our PTO!
Paint Night - Our PTO will be hosting the second annual Paint Night on Friday, April 20th at 6:00 p.m. The cost will be $7.00 per person and will include the paint and a canvas. All you have to bring is your smock and creativity and you go home with your artwork! Click here to view the flyer for registration details.
After School Opportunities This Spring at Cumberland:
Power Play - The Des Plaines Park District presents Power Play on Mondays April 9th - May 14th at 3:15 to 5:30 p.m. for $25 per student. Sign-up using the flyer that was sent home or by clicking here to register online.
Chess Scholars - Will be running on Thursdays, April 12th - May 24th from 3:30 PM - 4:30 p.m. Click here to register and enter the class code CDL4.12.18. The deadline to sign up for the early bird pricing of $114.00 will be April 2nd.
Young Rembrandts Art Club - Will take place on Fridays from April 6th - May 25th from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
The cost per child will be $88.00, click here to register. In order to have Young Rembrandts, we need 1-2 parents willing to help students from the classroom to art club. Young Rembrandts will be cancelled if we do not get volunteers. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Spring Break - Wishing you and your family and fun-filled Spring Break! As a reminder, there is no school on Monday, April 2nd, classes will resume Tuesday, April 3rd.