A Note from the Principal...
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Parent/Guardian Teacher conferences are scheduled for March 22nd and 23rd. Contact your child's teacher if you have not yet scheduled a time to meet. Parents/guardians sometimes ask teachers to hold conferences at different times than during the scheduled days. As noted in our Parent Handbook:
Parent teacher conferences are scheduled twice a year. Teachers highly value the time set aside for meeting with parents and guardians and we encourage you to sign up for a conference with your child’s teacher. Phone conferences can be held during your scheduled time.
Teachers are not allowed to schedule conferences outside of these designated days in order to keep intact their regular preparation and collaboration times. If you are unable to attend conferences during the scheduled times and the teacher has a concern, s/he will communicate with you via phone or email. Thank you ahead of time for cooperating with this structure.
Divorced parents sometimes request separate conferences. This is often problematic as the dialogue, discussion, and conclusions in each conference may vary. Therefore, parents are asked to attend one conference together and to sign up accordingly.
On Top of the World-2017 Variety Show: Last weekend’s show featured 155 performers! Cumberland’s students enjoy these opportunities to perform thanks to Suzanne Singh’s vision six years ago. Each year, Suzanne inspires many other volunteers to join in the organization and production of the show. It takes an incredible amount of time, creativity, commitment and passion on the organizer’s parts to put together this show, a show that is far beyond what is typical at an elementary school level. The student performers displayed a great range of talents and enthusiasm for being on stage and our student emcees were funny and entertaining. Opening the show were 20 students greeting the audience in 12 languages. Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen. Our students certainly benefitted.
We hope to enjoy the snow for another day or two. It is too early to put away the boots!
Regards, Jayne Heffron
The February PTO meeting is considered to be the “feel-good” meeting of the year by some. At this meeting disbursement requests from the school are brought to the board and general membership in attendance. This year the Cumberland community was fortunate enough to be able to approve all requests. This is a direct result of the hard work and dedication of countless volunteers, our PTO board and most importantly the entire Cumberland community. Below is a list of requested items.
|K-4||Magnetic Bead Board||$189.12|
|K-5||Flex Seating Stools (NeoRock) 5/classroom = 25||$1,478.00|
|1st Grade||5 Rocking Chairs/classroom (18" at $80 each)= 25||$1,832.25|
|2nd Grade/VandeHei||Alternative Seating/6 Hokki Stools (x 5 classrooms)||$1,922.40|
|3rd Grade||Alternative Seating||$849.50|
|3rd Grade||Block Seating 7'8" x 2 Rug||$1,503.84|
|4th Grade Team||Privacy Shields (12/classroom)||$204.57|
|4th Grade Team||Wobble/Stools & Rock Stool (3/classroom)||$961.20|
|4th Grade Team||Noise Cancelling Headphones (5/classroom)||$179.45|
|5th Grade (Krista Sarnowski)||Books for fifth grade classroom to be shared||$1,000.00|
|Susan McCormick||Classroom Rug||$237.31|
|Clinic||Thermometer probe covers/bandages||$140.34|
|Art - Collins Patzke||Carl Angel Pencil Sharpeners||$87.25|
|Art - Collins Patzke||Mindware Pattern Play||$24.95|
|Art - Collins Patzke & Van Hyle||Drying Rack (50 Shelves)||$1,451.99|
|Art - Collins Patzke||Etch A Sketch (for K-4-5th)||$99.70|
|Gym (Merigold/Morrill)||SturTee Set x2||$804.00|
|SPED/Gina Altenburg||Cube Chairs||$459.00|
|SPED/Tyler Greene||#2 Gaiam Balance Ball Chairs ($70 each)||$255.92|
|SPED/Tyler Greene||Stool - 20" ($70 each)||$267.76|
|SPED/Marissa McCallum||Zuma Rocker Chairs - 18" ($80 x 4)||$536.15|
|SPED/Marissa McCallum||Zuma Rocker Chairs - 15" ($75 x 3)||$219.87|
|Office||Water bottle filler station (Elkay EZH2O) + filters||$1,116.00|
|Office||S. Cruz - attendance at national conference||$500.00|
|Office||Classroom library supplements (books+containers)||$3,500.00|
|Office||Playground pea gravel supplement||$500.00|
The PTO also disbursed up to $25,000 for additional piece(s) of playground equipment following the Fun Run, making a total of $45,320.57. This is an amazing community to be part of!
Thank you to all Cumberland families who participated in any PTO event or sale throughout the year. Also, a big thank you to all the volunteers who coordinated or helped out with events and sales.
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.
Plan ahead and order the scrip you'll need for Spring Break - gas, restaurants, and hotels. Orders are due March 9th, with delivery by March 22nd, before Spring Break. 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 3/9.
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 3/22
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
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
5th Grade Band/Orchestra/Choir Concert 7:00 PM
Thursday, April 6, 2017
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