Summer Reading Club - A student was inadvertently left off of the Des Plaines Library Summer Reading Club participants. Please join me in congratulating 4th grader Felipe Guerra for his hard work and effort in completing the requirements for this program.
Free Mental Health Fair - The Family Behavioral Health Clinic in Des Plaines is hosting a free mental health fair on Saturday, October 7 from 9:00-5:00. They are offering free screening for mental health problems like ADHD, substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. Click here for more information or call 847-390-3004.
PTO Walk-A-Thon Donations - There is still time to donate to the Cumberland PTO Walk-A-Thon. From now until September 29, students have a chance to win prizes and donate. Click here to donate online by searching for a student's first name and last initial. Donations raised from this event are used to fund the Paw Market and Positive Behaviors, Interventions, and Supports (PBIS) Celebrations. We thank you in advance for your generosity.
Before School Supervision - As a reminder, we do not have supervision on the playground until 8:40 each morning. We ask that students not arrive to school before that time unless accompanied by an adult. If a child were to get hurt prior to the supervisors being on duty, it is likely that we would not know about it and be able to help. We need your cooperation to keep our children safe at all times.
D62 Greeting Card Contest - All District 62 students are invited to enter the 2017 Winter Greeting Card design contest. The first place winner's design will be featured on a greeting card sent to community leaders and will be proudly displayed on the district's website and shared via social media. All design entries will be displayed at the Des Plaines Public Library. The first, second, and third place winners will be honored at the Monday, November 20 Board of Education meeting. All students entering the contest will receive participation certificates. The deadline for all entries is October 11, 2017 to the Cumberland office. Click here for additional information and the parent release form.
Parent MAP Information Night - Hold the date of Thursday, October 12 for Parent MAP Information Night. Your child will take the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment three times each year in kindergarten through eighth grade in both reading and math. This is our way of tracking student progress in these areas and to help teachers when planning instruction. We realize that the results can be confusing for parents, so we are holding meeting where staff will go over the results from the fall test that your child just took. More information will be coming home soon.