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Early Dismissal/Winter Break Reminder – Friday, December 19th is the last day of school for 10-month schools before Winter Break. Grades 6 – 8 dismiss at 2:45 PM & K – 5 dismiss at 3:15 PM. School resumes for all schools on Monday, January 5, 2015. Have a safe holiday season and a happy new year.

You voted Algonquin to the winner’s circle and now District 62 needs your help again. Please ask family and friends & encourage them to Vote for Terrace 2nd Grader. Great News from Artsonia! Luke – 10790, the yarn leaf painting from Terrace Elementary School has been selected as a finalist for this week's Artist of the Week award for the PreK – 3rd age group. The finalist who receives the most online votes between now and Saturday December 20 will be selected as Artist of the Week.

To view the finalists and cast your vote, simply click on this link Voting is limited to one vote per computer per day for each age group!

The Artist of the Week will be featured on the Artsonia homepage and will receive a commemorative plaque from Artsonia. In addition, Blick Art Materials has generously donated $100 gift certificates to the winning teachers and $50 to the winning artists.

K – 5 Students Spread Cheer to
Injured Service Members

As we prepare for the holidays, Governor Quinn invites elementary school students across Illinois to help spread a little cheer this season by making holiday cards for our injured service members. Each year before the General Assembly reconvenes, Governor Quinn has made it a priority to personally deliver greeting cards from Illinois schoolchildren as a thank you to the troops for their courageous service. Governor Quinn welcomes your students to share in this holiday tradition. Cards can be turned into your school office by Monday, December 8, 2014.

General Guidelines:

  • Holiday cards of all types are welcome (i.e., Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, etc.)
  • Cards created by grade school students only.
  • Cards should be no larger than a regular 8.5" x 11" piece of paper.
  • Cards may be handmade or computer generated.
  • Cards Only - We are unable to accept items other than holiday cards.

Any questions about Governor Quinn's Holiday Cards to Troops Program can be directed to

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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

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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.


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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Mon and Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tues – Thurs: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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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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Cumberland Elementary School
700 East Golf Road
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016
847-824-0724 Fax

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