Cumberland Road Elementary School - February 26, 2015

Cumberland Road Elementary
13535 Cumberland Road
Fishers, In. 46038


Calendar of Events

Monday, February 29

- STEM Scouts 6:30-8:00pm

Tuesday, March 1

- Music Ensemble Practice 8-8:45am

- Chess Club 3:45-4:45 Library

- PTO Open Forum with Dr. Bourff 7:00pm

Wednesday, March 2

- Music Ensemble Practice 8-8:45am

- Engineering for Kids 3:45-6:15pm

Thursday, March 3

- Watch Me Sculpt 3:50-4:50pm (class 1)

Friday, March 4

Retro Wear Day - Celebrate the Sock Hop b y wearing 50-80's clothing

- Watch Me Sculpt 12:10-1:10 (class 2)

- CRES Sock Hop 6:00-8:00pm (Family event)

Monday, March 7

- STEM Scouts 6:30-8:00pm

Tuesday, March 8

- Music Ensemble Practice 8-8:45am

- Chess Club 3:45-4:45 Library

Wednesday, March 9

- Music Ensemble Practice 8-8:45am

- Engineering for Kids 3:45pm

Music Ensemble Concert 6:45-7:15pm Cafeteria

Thursday, March 10

- Watch Me Sculpt 3:50-4:50pm (class 1)

Friday, March 11

- Watch Me Sculpt 3:50-4:50pm (class 2)

What's for Lunch

Monday, February 29 Beef Soft Taco

Tuesday, March 1 Pancakes or Waffles with Sausage Patty

Wednesday, March 2 Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Thursday, March 3 Chicken Nuggets with Soft Pretzel

Friday, March 4 Cheese Pizza

Monday, March 7 Cheeseburger on Pretzel Bun

Tuesday, March 8 Cheese Omelet with Bacon

Wednesday, March 9 Chicken and Noodles

Thursday, March 10 Cheese and Pepperoni Pizza Bites

Friday, March 11 Fish Shapes with Mac and Cheese

CRES Sockhop Friday, March 4th

The CRES Student Council Sock Hop is Friday, March 4th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm in the CRES gym.

This is a family event, which means parents MUST accompany their student and stay to supervise them. This is not a “drop-off” event!

Pizza, popcorn, and candy for snacks
DJ spinning the hits
Hula Hoop contest
No charge to attend

4th Grade Track Team

4th Grade Track is a club that is open to all 4th graders at Cumberland Road Elementary. There are 10 practices held after school beginning March 22nd and the team will compete in one track meet against three other schools on Thursday, May 5th at Fishers HS. There is a $4.00 fee (REQUIRED) to cover the cost of transportation, ribbons and post season Awards Party, as well as a $7.50 cost (OPTIONAL) if you want to order a team t-shirt. Registration ends on Friday, March 11. There are 10 different events for the boys and for the girls. Everyone that joins the team will have the opportunity to participate. There is something for everyone. This is an exciting opportunity for you to show your school spirit as we race toward victory. If you need additional information or have any questions please contact your child’s 4th grade teacher or the coaches, Mr. Greiwe and Mr. Stage.

David Greiwe

4th Grade Teacher

Cumberland Road Elementary School

Geist Half Marathon School Program

If you are interested in promoting health and wellness while supporting HSE schools, please consider joining the Cumberland Road Team for the Geist Half Marathon School Program on Saturday, May 21st. You may choose to run or walk the 5k, 10k, or Half Marathon. Our goal is to get as many teachers, families, parents, and students as possible involved. When signing up, don’t forget to enter the promotional code: “SchoolProgram”. On the registration page, please indicate that you are running with Cumberland Road Elementary. Please see flier attached to this email for additional details. Thank you for your support!!

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We are in need of girls clothing and sandwich size Ziploc bags for our clinic. If you have any clothing that your child has out grown, please send them to our nurses office. We appreciate your donations.

Sandie Dyke, RN

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Next Open Forum Meeting...

Please join us for the next PTO Open Forum meeting on Tuesday, March 1st at 7:00 pm at Fishers Junior High School. We are partnering with the Fishers Junior High, Sand Creek Elementary and Sand Creek Intermediate Schools for this joint meeting. Dr. Bourff, will be there to share his report to the school board about the upcoming referendum. Childcare WILL be provided by the YMCA staff at the junior high.

Following the joint meeting, the CRES PTO will gather for a brief meeting to share information about the upcoming Executive Board nominations for the 2016-2017 school year.

We are looking forward to seeing a room full of CRES parents at this important PTO meeting. Any CRES parent/guardian/grandparent that attends this event will receive a free pass to the game wing at CRES Fest on April 22nd. We hope to see everyone there!

Executive Board Nominations for 2016-17

As mentioned in the 2/12, Roadrunner, PTO executive board member elections are quickly approaching. Attached to this newsletter is a job description for each position as it is written in the bylaws. Please review each and consider if you or another parent/guardian at CRES would be a good candidate for one of more of these offices. You may nominate yourself or someone else by completing the form and turning it into the CRES office or by emailing it to

Nominations officially open at the open forum meeting on Tuesday, March 1. The current board members will be present and available to answer questions about their specific duties, time commitment, etc. Please consider partnering with the teachers, staff, and administration in serving our kids by taking on a leadership role in the PTO.

Attention Room Parents

Our next Room Parent meeting will be held Thursday, March 3rd at 7:00 pm in the Art Room. We hope to see all our wonderful room parents there!

CRES Fest Sponsorship

Are you a local business owner? Do you know someone that is? The CRES PTO is putting a call-out to local business owners interested in sponsorship opportunities for CRES Fest. CRES Fest is a family-friendly event with games, food trucks, a silent auction, and more, that will take place on Friday, April 22, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. If your

business is interested in being a part of this fantastic evening, please email us at

Classroom CRES Fest Baskets

CRES Fest is fast approaching on April 22nd. As such, the room parents have been busy preparing and organizing ideas for your child’s classroom basket and a theme has been selected. By now your room parent should have communicated that theme to you and the items/ideas needed to put the basket together. If you have not heard anything yet or you have questions about the basket, please reach out to your child’s room parent, classroom teacher, or the PTO at and we will help answer any questions or get the information you need.

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HSE21 In Action!

The clip below illustrates how technology can meaningfully amplify literacy instruction for our youngest learners. In addition to their traditional Reading and Writing Workshop with book making and small group reading conferences, students maintain organized electronic folders for their quick work at literacy stations - and, they can easily share their learning with you at home!

· Audio Books: build background on a topic or model reading fluency

· Phonemic Awareness: reinforcement through game play

· Building Word Families: application of a word pattern to other words

Blended Learning in Kindergarten

Dollars for Seniors Nears

As the winds of March blow in so does the annual Dollars for Seniors (DFS) tradition! Soon, more than 100 local seniors will take to the phones in a telethon style scholarship fundraiser. What makes DFS so special is that it rewards student effort and is not simply based on merit or need. Students from both area high schools work together to learn about local philanthropy, reflect on their time at HSE Schools, set goals, and try to earn money to help both themselves and their classmates pursue their higher education goals! It takes a lot of courage and a little practice for our students to dial the phone, so consider answering the call and pledging to help! Or you can give directly online in honor of the Class of 2016 at

Thank you!!

K-4 iPad Fall of 2016

Beginning in the fall of 2016, each student in grades K-4 will use an iPad during their day at school. Families may provide their own iPad or rent an iPad from HSE Schools. More communication about the elementary 1:1 program will be forthcoming; in the meantime, please visit the HSE School Corporation website to find more information about HSE21 and HSE’s 1:1 program.

For families who choose to provide their own iPad, device requirements are as follows:

Model: (Full-sized) iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 (iPad Retina), iPad Air, or iPad Air 2

Memory Size: 16 GB or greater

Internet: Firewalls and filters will enable secure use of Wi-Fi at school. Therefore, no additional

purchase of data plans/cellular/3G/LTE connection is needed."

Follow CRES on Facebook

Please follow CRES on Facebook by clicking on the following link:

You can also follow CRES on Facebook by going to the Cumberland Road Website and click on the Hot Topics scrolling menu at the top of the page.

That will take you straight to our Facebook page.

Lost and Found

If your student is missing their personal items, please have him/her take a look in our Lost and Found near the gym doors. Our Student Council will be laying our Lost and Found items in the hallway for students to look for their missing belongings before we take them to Goodwill. They will be placed there for 3 days and then donated. Please see the following dates when student items will be placed in the hallway:

March 10

April 21

May 12

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Roadrunner Attachments

The following flyers are attached to this e-mail:

Geist Half Marathon School Program

CRES Elections for 2016

Future Tigers Baseball Club

2016 Fishers Freedom Festival Royal Court

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STEM Scouts

Join us every Monday from 6:30-8:00 pm for exciting time. This month lab is Chemistry Mania!! Where we build volcanos, explore ice cream and more!

STEM Scouts uses hands-on activities and interaction with STEM professionals to make learning fun, fast paced and creative.

Visit for more information and to register your child.

Click Cumberland Road Elementary lab.

Questions? – Contact Spencer Walden or Kim Sarver

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Celebrate St. Patty’s Day with Fishers Parks & Recreation

This St. Patty’s Day, let Fishers Parks & Recreation help you celebrate! Children ages 2 through 10 are invited to stop by the Roy G. Holland Memorial Park Building with a parent for Shamrock Pottery. Taking place on Saturday, March 12 from 1 to 2 p.m., this program offers an opportunity to spend quality time with your child while doing something fun.

During Shamrock Pottery each child will have the opportunity to create their own shamrock shaped dish. All supplies will be provided and no prior experience is necessary to register for this program. After painting is complete, one of our staff members will read The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day to the group! All finished pottery creations will be available for pickup from the Fishers Parks & Recreation office, located at 11565 Brooks School Road, seven days after the program concludes.

Secure a spot in this program by registering online, today!


Plan to attend the Fishers Tri-Kappa Garage Sale on Saturday, April 30 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at the Fishers Junior High Gym (13257 Cumberland Road). Items from more than 70 families include furniture, housewares, sporting goods, toys, books, jewelry, adult and kids clothing, etc. Tax deductible donations are also accepted. Call (317) 409-0098 or (317) 777-3714 for pick up. Proceeds from the sale provide funding for local charity, cultural, and educational initiatives.


With temperatures finally on the rise, thoughts are turning to the great outdoors and exploring all that Indiana has to offer. In honor of the state’s bicentennial, the Indiana State Library has now provided each library with a state park pass for loan to library cardholders.

When you are ready to hit the trail, simply stop by the Adult Services desk at either the Fishers or Noblesville Library and check for availability. Due to high demand, the passes will be available on a first come, first served basis, with no holds or renewals available. Passes can be checked out for up to 7 days.

Like other library materials, if passes are returned after the due date, late fees will apply. If passes are lost, a full replacement cost will be assessed.

For further information, check out the library’s website at


The Fishers Tigers Football team would like to invite your son to our annual Tiger Night Lights for all 1stthru 4th grade boys. Join Fishers High School Head Coach RickWimmer, members of the coaching staff, and Tiger football players for a high-energyevening of fun, football, and pizza! Boys will get to talk football, receive coaching instructionby Tiger coaches and players, participate in non-contact football drills,play games, and compete in the Tiger Football Combine Experience, utilizingdrills used in the NFL Combine. Pizza and drinks will be provided at the end ofthe evening. Players and coaches will also be available for autographs.

WHEN: Friday, March 11th 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 6:00 p.m.)

WHERE: Fishers High School Gymnasium

(Enter at FHS Main entrance, sign in outside cafeteria)

COST: $40.00 (includes Tiger T-Shirt)

(Please make checks payable to FHS Gridiron Club.)

*Entire evening will be chaperoned by football parents, players, and coaches.

*One-on-one interaction with the FHS coaches and players.


*Pizza will be served after football drills and competitions, around 9:30 p.m.


*Reservations preferred. Walk-ins are welcome!

Reservation forms are due by Friday, March 4th. Forms may be found on our website at:


Please send payment to: FHS Gridiron Club

Attn: Kim Broughton

P.O. Box 572

Fishers, IN 46038

Questions, please email Kim Broughton at




12690 Promise Road

Fishers, IN 46038

(317) 845-5582

Spring 2016 Registration Update - Registration for baseball, soccer, and girls lacrosse closes on February 29. Softball registration will close shortly thereafter. Boys lacrosse, rugby, track and field and boys volleyball registrations are still being accepted with a $10 late fee. Contact the S.P.O.R.T.S. office for more information or visit our website,

Fishers-HSE Youth Baseball Evaluations - Rec league evaluation dates are listed below. It is very important that every player attend their designated evaluation session. Players should report 10 minutes prior to their scheduled time.

5th and 6th Grade - Saturday, February 27 - HSE Auxiliary Gym #1
Last name A-H - 1:30 p.m.
Last name I-O – 3:30 p.m.
Last name P-Z – 5:00 p.m.

7th and 8th Grade - Saturday, March 5 - HSE Auxiliary Gym #1

Last name A-M - 1:30 p.m.

Last name N-Z - 2:30 p.m.

Fishers-HSE Youth Softball Evaluations - March 5 - 6 - Fishers High School Auxiliary Gym #1
Players are requested to arrive 10 minutes before their scheduled time. Registration will be required and girls will go through the evaluation in groups. All girls interested in pitching should report to the pitching evaluation. Please allow 45-60 minutes to complete the entire evaluation process.

*Please Note* - Only 8U players interested in playing All-Stars need to be evaluated. There are NO evaluations for the 5/6U leagues.

Saturday, March 5
8U - Interested All-Stars Only 12:30 p.m.
10U - Last Name A-L 12:45-2:00 p.m.
10U - Last Name M-Z 2:15-4:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 6
12U 1:00-2:30 p.m.
14U 2:45-4:00 p.m.