A Message from the Principal...
Dear Parent and Guardians,
We are seeing spring bulbs poke up in our front flower beds and this signals that it will soon be time for students to take off their coats outside and forget to bring them back inside. (Thank you to all who have planted bulbs over the years!) There are three things you will want to know about how we handle kids and jackets as the weather warms:
* Each student has a different temperature set point and comfort range. Families have widely differing beliefs about when it is acceptable for children not to wear jackets.
* Our recess supervisors give their attention to most closely monitoring for safety. Except for at the kindergarten level, supervisors will not tell student that they have to wear jackets. If you have a strong feeling about this, please clearly communicate your expectations to your child.
* Inevitably, jackets are left outside during recess. If a jacket has a student name marked in it, it is quite likely that it will get back to the owner. No name usually equals a jacket going into Lost and Found, never to be claimed again.
Dogs: All school properties are dog – free zones. If you walk your dog to school to drop off or pick up children, please arrange a meeting spot off school grounds. The parking lots are school property so no dogs should be in the parking lots nor on any of our fields. Thanks.
Presentation: Fostering a Healthy Body Image in Elementary Students: April 20th at 7:00PM
Please see the flyer that your child is bringing home today with details about this presentation. It is very rare for us to use paper flyers at this time. We believe this topic is so important and that the presentation will include information relevant to all ages, and as a result we are sending the information home on a flyer you can put on the refrigerator as a reminder. This year, we have heard students as young as first grade talking about needing to diet because they don’t like how they look. Re-setting our expectations and conversations is critical to change the way our students view themselves and this work will pay huge dividends as our children grow through the years.
Pedestrian safety: We are investigating ways to address the pedestrian and auto traffic conflicts in the parking lots. Until we are able to implement some new structures, I implore you, I beg you, not to pull into the parking lots to drop off or pick up children. The number of near misses we have experienced is increasing, with cars sometimes coming within inches of a walking child. We will never be able to undo an injury or worse. Please take the extra five minutes to park a half block away and walk your child to Cumberland, or to drop off/pick up your child.
K4 Performance: I look forward to seeing our K4 families at tonight’s performance!
Regards, Jayne Heffron
2017-2018 PTO Opportunities!
The PTO would like to thank everyone who has served on the board or committees this year. The time and effort that everyone dedicated helped make some pretty amazing things happen at Cumberland this year. Thanks again, we couldn’t do it without you!
Many of these people will be moving on from their current volunteer positions this year. So we will have several openings on both the board and the committees. If you are interested in becoming more involved in the PTO we have a wide range of opportunities, some you can even do from home.
We are still looking for people to fill the following board positions:
• Ways & Means
• Community Service
• Membership & Communication
People filling these positions are asked to try to attend the monthly board meetings, tentatively scheduled for the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7:00pm
Family Fun Night - SAVE the DATE!
Family Fun Night is Friday, May 19th.
More details to follow!
Planning is underway; let us know if you are interested in joining in the festivities.
The next PTO Meeting is Wednesday, April 12. Please join us!
Orders are due April 13, with delivery April 27. Go to ShopWithScrip.com for a list of all participating merchants. If you don't see the gift cards you want on the order sheet, just write them in.
SCRIP - The easiest fundraiser you will ever do. Easy as 1,2,3.
1. Complete the attached order form to buy a gift card to your favorite store or restaurant.
2. There are two easy ways to order.
Submit the order form and a check to school by 4/13.
You can also order online and pay with PrestoPay. Click HERE for directions on how to order online and setup PrestoPay.
3. You will receive the full value of the gift card and Cumberland will receive a percentage of your purchase from the retailer. Gift cards will be sent home 4/27
Box Tops Bonus App
Please click to view another way to earn cash for our school!
Remaining Cumberland Concert Dates for 2016-2017 School Year
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - Tonight!
K4 Concert (AM and PM Students) 5:30 PM
Monday, May 8, 2017
4th Grade Orchestra Concert 7:00 PM
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Band-O-Rama (5th-12th Grade Band Students) 7:30 PM @WFB HS Field House
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
All-School Spring Sing 1:30 PM @Cumberland Playground Outside