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PARCC Test Begins Monday, March 2

In March and May 2015, District 62 will administer the new required Illinois State achievement tests called PARCC (Partnership for the Assessment of College & Careers). PARCC, an online test, has been designed and adopted by the State to assess student knowledge and understanding of the New Illinois Learning Standards, also known as the Common Core State Standards.

Your child will take the state-required achievement tests between Monday, March 9 and Friday, March 27 – for ICS students, Monday, March 2 and Friday, March 20. Students in grades 3 through 8 will be tested in reading and mathematics. Your child’s teacher/school will communicate a more specific testing schedule.

Parents can help their child do his or her best on the test by:

  1. making sure, if possible, that children attend full days on the days of testing
  2. making sure children get a good night’s sleep the night before each testing day
  3. providing a healthy breakfast the morning of each testing day
  4. being certain your child has a healthy snack and lunch
  5. reminding children to ask teachers if they do not understand test directions
  6. letting children know that parents have confidence in their ability to do their best, and
  7. advising your child not to worry about the test, but to do the best that they can

Please feel free to call the school or your child’s teacher if you have further questions about these tests. More information may be found by visiting www.isbe.state.il.us/assessment/htmls/parcc-primer.htm



Voluntary Student Accident Insurance
The Des Plaines School District 62 now provides you with the opportunity to purchase student accident insurance. Learn more...

Students entering sixth grade must have a current physical and immunizations before the start of school. Learn more...


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Chicago Sky mascot Sky Guy and some of the staff visit Cumberland to talk with the students about making healthy choices.


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Common Core Project Fair


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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.


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"Hats Off" To Our 3rd Graders For A Job Well Done!



Paw Market

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.



Field Day



5th Grade Concert



Science Assembly



1st – 2nd Grade Friendship Concert


Des Plaines School District 62 - Cumberland Elementary School - PBIS

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.


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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 Talent Show

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.


Cumberland Elementary School - Trivia Night

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 TripCumberland 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.


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Cumberland Elementary School
700 East Golf Road
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016
847-824-1451
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