2018-2019 Handbook Changes - Click here to view the district handbook changes for the 2018-2019 school year. These new procedures will be in effect as of the start of school in August.
Parking Lot Caution - Due to the backups created by the construction in the circle, many cars are cutting through the Cumberland/Chippewa parking lots to avoid the delays. This is especially bad during the morning and evening rush hour. Many of these cars are going very fast and we have created several unsafe situations with students and their parents dropping off and picking up from SPARK and after school activities. The Des Plaines Police Department has been made aware of the situation and will try to have an increased presence during those times. Our maintenance department is placing speed bumps in the lots from 5th Ave. to 8th Ave. to slow down the cars coming through. These speed bumps will be installed very soon so go through the lot with caution. Please be careful when dropping off and picking up your children and do not to let children wander in front of you through the parking lot.
2018/2019 Calendar Link - The 18/19 holidays, school activities, and PTO events have been added to the Cumberland School Parent Calendar. Click here to view the dates. This link is always available in the Upcoming Dates section of this newsletter and on the Cumberland website at http://cumberland.d62.org/ by clicking the "Activities" button.
PTO Board Members for 2018-19 - We would like to thank the individuals below for volunteering, and being voted in, for 2018-19 PTO Board positions. There are still two open positions and if you are interested in one of them, or would like to share an open position with someone else, contact the PTO at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to view the nomination form.
- President: Lou Centrella
- Vice-President #1: Colleen Reavley
- Vice-President #2: Open Position
- Treasurer: Kelly Wiorek
- Secretary: Open Position
Teacher Appreciation Week Thank You - The PTO would like to thank everyone who baked goodies for our wonderful staff to make the week extra special. We would also like to thank the kids who bought flowers for their teachers and wrote about how their teachers "Help Them Grow." A big shout out to Colleen Reavley, Kelly Wiorek, Theresa Wager, Danielle Young, and Elma Sano for the excellent job decorating the staff lounge!
What the PTO Does For Cumberland - Have you ever wondered where the money collected from fundraising goes? See the attached letter to understand how your generous support helps the school.
Help the PTO Through Amazon - Do you shop on Amazon? If so, you could help our PTO by making your purchases through smile.amazon.com. The site is identical to the Amazon you are used to using. By selecting Cumberland, 0.5% of your purchase will go back to the school PTO.