Tuesday, February 10, 2015 is a very important date in School District 62. When the day is over, Iroquois Community School and every elementary school will register the first members of the School District 62 Class of 2024. This annual event is called Kindergarten Registration, and is the tradition of pre-registering students who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2015.
To register, parents or guardians must bring the child’s birth certificate and proof of residence in District 62. Parents can apply to the county clerk in the county where their child was born to receive a copy of the birth certificate. Registration forms, immunization requirements, and other materials will be distributed at each school.
Announcing Inclement Weather and School Closings
Community Consolidated School District 62 understands that when winter weather arrives, students, parents and staff want to be informed quickly in the event that schools are closed on any particular day.
These decisions are made through a collaborative discussion by the Superintendent of District 62, Dr. Jane L. Westerhold, working with Superintendents from Elementary Districts East Maine 63, Park Ridge-Niles 64, Pennoyer 79 and Maine Township 207. Working together, the superintendents assess weather and road conditions, forecasts and other relevant factors.
In the rare event that the superintendents decide at night to close schools the next day, that decision generally would be made by 9:30 p.m. and publicized through automated phone calls, District 62 website postings, the Emergency Closing Center emergencyclosingcenter.com and District 62 social media by 10:00 PM.
More often, superintendents make these decisions in the early morning, when they have a more complete and accurate assessment of conditions for that day. In these cases, a decision about opening or closing school will be made by 5:30 a.m. Any decision to close schools is publicized by phone, District 62 web sites, Chicago TV stations, the Emergency Closing Center emergencyclosingcenter.com and District 62 social media as quickly as possible after that time.
Parents can help ensure that they get the word of any closings by making sure that their contact information on file with District 62 is up to date by calling their child’s school.
Adapted from Keeping an Eye on the Winter Weather prepared by Maine Township 207.
Common Core Project Fair
The PTO hosted 2014 Spring Fling! – This is a Cumberland tradition with lots of fun and games for kids and a chance to meet other Cumberland families. It is also a fundraiser for the PTO. All profits benefit our school.
"Hats Off" To Our 3rd Graders For A Job Well Done!
Paw Market Encourages Positive Behavior – Cumberland Elementary School hosted its first Paw Market on Friday, November 8, 2013, which was the culminating activity for its Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) celebration. Students earned Paw Prints for good behavior and could use them to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a Kindle Fire or spend them at the Market on a wide range of items. The celebration started with an assembly where Principal Colleen White picked the winning raffle ticket. Jadyn Chelberg, first grade, won the Kindle Fire. Then, the assembled students were divided and went to the Market in the multi-purpose room to shop, the game room to play, or stayed in the gym to dance. The buyers in the Market started out at coloring stations. Small groups were sent through the sales area. Buyers were given a set amount of time to view all available items and make their purchases. After shopping, students moved to other rooms and the next group of buyers began the process. Everyone enjoyed this wonderful event.
5th Grade Concert
Science Assembly –
1st – 2nd Grade Friendship Concert
2nd Trimester PBIS Celebration
Staley, the Chicago Bears mascot, visited Cumberland on February 7th for an anti-bullying assembly to remind students of treat others.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF CHRISTINE BAIRD
Cumberland Howls for Floor Hockey – Cumberland students sport new jerseys compliments of the Chicago Wolves during floor hockey.
Family Reading Night
Walk-A-Thon Winners Celebrate Their Huge Success! Cumberland Elementary School is raising funds to add playground equipment, as well as update some existing pieces. New equipment will provide opportunities for children to practice problem solving, team building and collaboration, all of which are highly encouraged.
Recently, a Walk-A-Thon was held to raise funds. Each child walked for 45 minutes. Students were very excited to take an active role in raising funds for this project.
3rd/4th Grade Thanksgiving Concert
Parent Technology Night – Cumberland parents were invited to attend an evening event designed to bridge the technology gap between school and home. Teachers presented sessions on academic software such as: Brain Pop, Study Island, Envision Math, and Raz Kids There were also presentations on Internet safety, Facebook safety, iPad Educational Applications, Special Needs Websites, and Assistive Technology.
Jr. Achievement Day – We send out a special thank you to the volunteers at UPS in Elk Grove Village who made our Jr. Achievement Day such a success!
5th Grade Talend Show
Cumberland Patrols were rewarded with a trip to see the Cubs play on Friday, May 4th. It was cold and windy but a good time was had by all.
The PTO hosted the first ever Trivia Night. This adult only event was designed to give parents a chance to meet other Cumberland parents and enjoy a night of fellowship with friends.
4th Grade Field Trip – Cumberland School Fourth graders went on an interdisciplinary field trip to the Apple Store in Woodfield Mall on Wednesday, November 16th. Students created persuasive advertisements about Illinois using iMovie and were able to present their creations in front of the store employees and the public. Then, the children traveled to Ikea where they purchased lunch using their math problem solving skills to know what they could afford. Students found furniture and fixtures in the store that they had used in a problem based learning project involving geometry and measurement. Finally, the students went on a tour of the recycling center where they learned about sustainability and the international recycling initiatives.
Kindergarten through second grade students learn about fire safety during Fire Prevention Week.
The mission of the Des Plaines Community Education System is to equip our students with the skills necessary for their success as responsible citizens, productive workers, and lifelong learners by providing the best possible educational climate, curriculum, resources, and staff.
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D62 Parent and Staff Notification System – District 62 uses Blackboard Connect 5 to notify parents, staff, vendors, and the Board of Education of emergency and weather related school closings, cancellations, late starts, and general announcements. Learn more...
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