Reminder: On Friday, 2/10, school will dismiss at 12:15.
Happy National School Counseling Week! We are very lucky to have Sheila Plummer, HS counselor, Stefani Robinson, GS counselor, Ashley Voss, District counselor, and Betsy Ryan, District social worker, in our District. They each play an important role in helping our students, staff, and community. Thank you for all you do!
The CHS Art Club is offering art classes for students this semester. Their first art class will be on February 16, from 3-4 PM in the grade school cafeteria. Students can sign up for individual classes for $20 each or for the entire semester for $60. Registration closes the Tuesday before each class.
The Kindergarten students read Tacky the Penguin this week and today they dressed up like Tacky! The students also had a great time celebrating the 100th day of school with many activities throughout the day!
The 1st graders dressed up like 100 year olds today to celebrate their 100th day of school!
The Cumberland #77 Shoe Tree Program received a donation of $650.00 from Schumacher Orthodontics. On January 17, 2023, Dr. Schumacher presented the check to the founder of the Shoe Tree Program, Roz Gresens.
These students have been selected as February Raiders of the Month for Cumberland Elementary and Middle School. They are a great example of the Raider Keys! Congratulations and keep up the good work!
Meyer Twins Art will be back at school on Wednesday, February 22, from 3:15-5:00 PM. To register, fill out the form on the link below. The $25 payment is due by February 17. https://forms.gle/c3LS8ZUKkqQzy7vq6
First graders used flashlights to read with their friends today during library time!
A mystery reader visited each 4th grade class today! Students listened to a special book read by a parent from their class.
Please join Cumberland Drama as they host a fundraiser to benefit their upcoming musical, the Wizard of Oz. Meet some of the cast members, enjoy breakfast, and bid on some silent auction items! The fundraiser is on Saturday, February 4, from 7-10 AM at the Toledo Christian Church. The cost is a free-will donation.
Cumberland CUSD #77 will be closed on Wednesday, January 25, 2023. All extracurricular activities are cancelled as well. Stay warm and stay safe!
2023 5Essentials Parent Survey Please take a moment to fill out this survey for each of the schools your children attend. This is a valuable tool to help our schools improve. We appreciate your help! About the Survey: The 5Essentials is an annual statewide survey that gathers information on five indicators: leaders, teachers, families, environments, and instruction. Participating in the survey will help the district better understand how it is doing and guide future decisions. The survey is open from January 24-March 31. Survey Link: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
Today is the American Red Cross Blood Drive at Cumberland Elementary and Middle School. The Blood Drive will be held in the cafeteria from 2-6 PM. Visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter CumberlandES to schedule an appointment. Thank you!!
Miss Bueker's 2nd grade class has been writing papers that teach others how to do things. Their paper last week was about how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Then, on Friday, their afternoon snack was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich they made following their own instructions!
Mrs. Beard's 2nd grade class enjoyed learning about Chinese New Year this week. They ended their study by trying to use chopsticks to build a snowman and then eat a yummy treat!
Cumberland is looking for a school psychologist to join our staff. Please contact the Unit Office at 217-923-3132 for more information.
Students in kindergarten enjoyed riding scooters this week in PE!
There will be a Blood Drive on Monday, Jan. 23, from 2-6 PM at the Elementary School. Please visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter CumberlandES to schedule an appointment. Those who give blood between January 1-31 will automatically be entered to win a trip to Super Bowl LVII in Phoenix! Each student who brings someone in gets a free pair of earbuds!
As a STEM project today, Mrs. Young's 3rd graders built a snow fort that had to withstand a snowball fight!