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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!



Student Pick-up and Drop-off

Cumberland and Chippewa Families – We would like to inform you of some additional measures we are putting in to place in order to ensure the safety of our buses, staff, and students.

Beginning Tuesday, January 21st, the entry to the lot between Cumberland and Chippewa will be blocked off with cones from 2:50 pm until 3:15 pm on Tuesdays through Fridays, and from 2:40 pm until 3:00 pm on Mondays. During these times, this area will be for Chippewa buses and exiting staff only. As was communicated in the Chippewa handbook, this area has not been designated as a parent pick-up for Chippewa students, and parents are asked to utilize 8th Avenue or the pool parking lot.

Cumberland families may continue to use this area for pickup, but will not have access before 3:15 pm on Tuesdays through Fridays and before 3:00 pm on Mondays. Cumberland families should not arrive prior to these times, since there will be no space for waiting vehicles and the front west side of the school is designated for Cumberland buses.

We recognize that this may cause an alteration to your current practices of picking up students. This decision was made with our number one priority of safety and is for our entire school community. We thank you in advance for cooperating with the new procedures.

Kindest Regards,

Colleen White, Cumberland Principal
Denise Fernandez, Chippewa Assistant Principal
Leah Kimmelman, Chippewa Principal


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.



Parent Information Night



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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