McKenna's Bags - The Cumberland Student Council would like to ask for your help one last time this year to spread our generosity in helping those less fortunate. We will be collecting items that will be placed into backpacks and distributed to the homeless in Chicago and the surrounding area by an organization called McKenna's Bags. McKenna is a 5th grader at Forest School and the daughter of Ms. Lynette, our Lunch Lady. They have created over 230 care packages and sleeping mats so far. All items can be found at the dollar store: drawstring backpacks, individually wrapped toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap/body wash, rain ponchos, deodorant, baby wipes, socks, Chapstick, combs, toilet paper, Band-Aids, antibiotic ointment, Q-tips, hand sanitizer, wash cloths, razors, sun block, and clean plastic grocery bags. Click here to view the details. A collection box will be located outside the main office through Thursday, May 23rd.
Rainbow Day - We have added a new fun day to the ABC Countdown this year. Wednesday, May 22nd will be Rainbow Day where each grade level will wear a shirt representing a different color of the rainbow (see the list below). We will be taking a school-wide picture of our rainbow that afternoon at 1:15. Kinder - Red, 1st - Orange, 2nd - Yellow, 3rd - Green, 4th - Blue, 5th - Violet.
2019/2020 Parent Calendar Link - The 19/20 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 Family Fun Night - We hope you can join us tonight (Friday, May 17th) for Family Fun Night from 6:00-7:30 p.m. This event will feature the magic of Sean Masterson and is free for our students and parents. The PTO would like to thank to say "Thank You" to all of the Cumberland families for their continued support!!!
Silent Auction - The PTO Silent Auction ends tonight (Friday, May 17th) at 10:00 p.m. Please visit the site today and bid on some great items such as American Girl Dolls, restaurant and theater gift certificates, and much more. These items were donated by local businesses, so your entire purchase goes towards Cumberland! www.32auctions.com/Cumberland2019
School Supply Kits - EPI School Supply Kits will be sold online only this school year and shipped directly to homes. The last day that a kit can be ordered online is Saturday, July 6th. To order, follow these simple directions:
- Go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks
- Enter the school ID, CUM003 (3 Letters/ 3 Numbers)
- Follow the directions to complete your order.
- Keep your online confirmation as a receipt.
Box Tops - As you are grilling out and enjoying fun activities this summer, please remember to cut out those Box Tops for Education coupons and save them for us. We generate hundreds of dollars for our school each year just from families clipping the tiny coupons.
Staff Appreciation Thank You - The PTO would like to say a huge "Thank You" to all the families that participated in Staff Appreciation Week 2019. From the set up of decorations, food and beverage donations, teacher acknowledgments and flowers, every one was treated to an amazing week!
PTO Board Members for 2019-2020 - We would like to thank the individuals below for volunteering, and being voted in, for 2019-20 PTO Board positions and they are:
- President: Theresa Wager
- Vice-President #1: Noah Scott
- Vice-President #2: Cherise Cossentino
- Treasurer: Nilu Patel
- Secretary: Arlene Kuzel