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.
District 62 Network Upgrade
Due to a network upgrade in the district on Tuesday, December 10, if you have issues calling your school please use the posted fax line from the school’s website for emergency calls.
Des Plaines School Board President receives Thomas Lay Burroughs Award
DES PLAINES – The Illinois State Board of Education named Brenda Murphy of Des Plaines Community Consolidated School District 62 as the 2013 recipient of the Thomas Lay Burroughs Award. The ISBE award annually honors an outstanding school board president in the state. Murphy has served nine years as president of her local school board and 14 years total on the board.
“We are honored to present this award to Brenda, who stood out among some very strong candidates for this year’s award,” said State Board of Education Chairman Gery J. Chico. “Under her leadership, the Des Plaines district is helping students make academic gains, and importantly, closing the achievement gap with improved technology, an emphasis on early learning education and many more initiatives.” – Learn more... | Watch award video... | Chicago Tribune...
The PTO hosted 2013 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.
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.
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.
Cumberland Students Take Part in the City of Des Plaines Tree Lighting Ceremony.
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.
Open House 2012 – Cumberland had an excellent turn out for this year's Open House, even though it was on the same evening as the Bears/Packers game. Families were able to sign up for November Parent/Teacher Conference, learned about the new initiatives and classroom expectations, and were able to visit the Reading Tips and PBIS/Olweus informational tables.
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!
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.
Literacy Night - On Monday, December 12th, Cumberland hosted a Family Literacy Night for Central, Cumberland, and North schools. The event centered around literacy. Stations were set up to provide information on oral language, fluency, comprehension, and writing. The take-away for parents included items that can use with their child at home.
Cumberland students began 2012 with the kick-off of the Olweus Anti-Bullying program and participating in PBIS refresher rotations.
Cumberland students enjoy decorating the Des Plaines community tree on December 2nd in Metropolitan Square
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.