2018-19 Event Descriptions
Parent Council Kick Off Coffee (8/23)
Look for an invite coming soon! Come learn about upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, meet new people or re-connect with old friends. Hear an update about what’s going on with construction and all things school related. School administrators as well as parent council board members are available to answer questions. A light breakfast and coffee is served. Children are also welcome.
Parent Council Meetings (9/19, 10/24, 11/21, 1/23, 2/20, 4/17, 5/15)
Held in the staff meeting room behind the front office, parent council meetings occur once a month (Wednesdays at 11:45) and are open to all Cumberland parents. Parents are encouraged to attend and receive current information about Cumberland and Parent Council sponsored activities.
Family Math Night (9/14)
Family Math Night is a fun, interactive, math-based event for your family. Activities scattered throughout the build- ing include math-based games, puzzles and prizes.
Staff Appreciation Lunches (9/7, 11/16, 2/15, 5/10)
Parent Council provides lunch for Cumberland staff each quarter to express gratitude for their service to their students. Parents interested in helping may be asked to contribute a dish or help with set-up and clean-up. A “Sign up” is usually emailed or posted on our Parent Council Facebook Page.
Box Tops (10/5 & 2/8)
Box Tops are found on hundreds of different General Mills Products. They are cut out and collected by parents at home and are turned in to your child’s teacher twice a year. Each Box Top is worth 10 cents that will go straight to their classroom. Collection dates are in Oct and Feb.
Scholastic Book Fairs (9/14 & 4/19)
Held in the fall and spring, the book fair comes to Cumberland and offers books for sale at discounted prices. Students have opportunities during the school day as well as after school and on certain evenings to shop. Parents can send in money with their child or accompany him/her during book fair hours. Opportunities to purchase books for individual classrooms are also available.
International Walk to School Day (10/10)
Each year Cumberland encourages students to participate in the International Walk to School Day in early October. Students (and parents) are invited to meet at various predetermined locations to walk as groups. All students are rewarded with a healthy snack as they arrive at the school.
International Family Art Night (2/1)
In early February, families are invited to an interactive evening celebrating art and the creativity behind it. Children can move freely between stations where they make a variety of art projects. These make-and-take projects have an international flair as they relate to cultures and nations from around the world. Entertainment guests such as unicyclists, magicians, and dancers have performed in the past.
Library Birthday Week (3/4)
Usually scheduled for mid-March, Library Birthday Week offers students an opportunity to help the library celebrate its “birthday” by purchasing books as a class and/or as a family.
Spring Carnival (4/19)
Each Spring, Cumberland is transformed into a land of fun! This evening activity for the whole family features carnival games and activities. Subway sandwiches are available for dinner, and a raffle will be held with gifts donated by the community. Tickets for dinner and snacks can be purchased prior to the event or throughout the evening. Games and activi- ties are free. Some of the carnival highlights include bounce houses and a magic show.