Cumberland Road Elementary School - January 23, 2015

Cumberland Road Elementary
13535 Cumberland Road
Fishers, In. 46038

Calendar of Events

Wednesday January 28

- 7:45 am Math Bowl Practice

- 8:00 am FLIP Spanish

- 3:45 pm Chess Club

Thursday January 29

- 7:45 am Math Bowl Practice

Friday January 30

Spirit Day - Favorite Football Shirt Day (to celebrate the Super Bowl)

Wednesday February 4

- 7:45 am Math Bowl Practice

- 3:45 pm Chess Club

Thursday February 5

- 7:45 am Math Bowl Practice

Friday February 6

Half Day for Students - Dismissed at 12:01pm

Upcoming Dates and Events to Remember:

February 6 Half Day for Students - 12:01 dismissal

February 16 President's Day - No School

February 17 Flex Day - SCHOOL IN SESSION due to snow day

March 13 3rd Grading Period Ends

April 3-10 Spring Break

May 29 Last day of school due to Snow Make-up Day

Roadrunner Cafe Hot Lunch Menu/Rotation Day

Monday 1/26 Breaded Chicken Sandwich
Tuesday 1/27 Scrambled Eggs with French Toast
Wednesday 1/28 Pizza Calzone
Thursday 1/29 Taco Scoops
Friday 1/30 Cheesy Breadsticks with Marinara

Monday 2/02 Corn Dog

Tuesday 2/03 Pancakes or Waffle with Sausage Patty

Wednesday 2/04 Pasta Bake with Garlic Toast

Thursday 2/05 Chicken Nuggets with Soft Pretzel

Friday 2/06 Half Day

Reminder: Please write your student's full name, teacher's name, and Student ID number on their lunch money envelope.


Thank you Cumberland Road PTO for providing the yummy S'mores bar for our school staff. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU DO!!

New Phone System

Parents – Cumberland Road Elementary School has switched to a new phone system. This affects only internal extensions and does not impact the main number – 317-594-4170.

However, we ask your patience as we learn the new system. We apologize, in advance, for any inconveniences as we get up to speed on this new technology.


  • Please put the students FIRST AND LAST NAME on their notes when there is a dismissal change. The note needs to be dated and signed by the parent.
  • If your child will be going home with another student, we need a note from both parents saying it's okay. One note for the child to go to the other students home, and a note verifying it is okay with the receiving parent that the student may come to their home. Both notes will be approved with a red stamp by the office to give to the bus driver.

From our Nurse

The clinic has a supply of over-the-counter medications to administer if a student needs them during the school day. The medications include ibuprofen, acetaminophen, Benadryl, and cough drops. If you anticipate your student needing one of these medications more than 3 times during the school year, please send in a supply. If your child needs cough drops on a regular basis, please send in their own to keep with their classroom teacher. As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns.

Thank you! Karen Wright, RN

Global School Play Day 2015

Global School Play Day 2015

A Day of Promoting the Importance of Regular Play for The Best Development of Children

On February 4, 2015, is the launch of the first annual Global School Play Day for students in schools around the world, grades Pre-K to 6 or ages 1-12. In his book Free to Learn and through his TEDx talk, Dr. Peter Gray clearly argues the case that today's kids do not grow up playing and this has negatively impacted them in many ways. It's time we return the gift of play to this generation.

How Does it Work At Cumberland Elementary School?

1. EDUCATE: CRES will be promoting and educating our students about the benefits and necessity of play. Through discussion and interactions we will together see the importance of healthy play skills.

2. CALL FOR TOYS: Students are to bring anything they wish to play with to school on Wednesday, February 4th. The only restrictions: they must bring toys and these toys may NOT require batteries or electricity. No devices! Some ideas of toys to bring in: board games, dolls, Legos, blocks, trucks, cars, racetracks, playing cards, jigsaw puzzles, social games (charades, Pictionary, etc.) The only exception on the electronics rule would be a board game that has an electronic timer, an electronics play kit, or similar.

3. PLAY: On February 4, CRES will do the following: Allow students to spread their toys out around the room and just PLAY! If weather permits, classes will have an opportunity to go outdoors as well.

Let's spread the word about the benefits of play. If you are wondering why CRES has chosen to participate in this event we can simply tell you this, "...because kids have forgotten how to play!"

To learn more about this event go to and find out more about how important play is in your child’s life. CRES encourages you to make play an important in your child’s development. Creativity and creative play skills have far-reaching effects in the development of the mind and body.

The CRES Read-a-Thon is Back!!!

All students will have the opportunity to participate in the CRES Read-a-Thon, which is a fundraiser for our CRES library in just a few weeks! I will be explaining the Read-a-Thon to students next week. Please watch for packets with information and directions to come home in Monday folders on Monday, February 2nd. The actual Read-a-Thon will take place during the week of February 8-14. Kids, get ready to read, read, read! J

Kristin Hicks

Library Media Specialist

Cumberland Road Elementary

Hamilton Southeastern Schools

Follow our CRES Library…

Twitter: CRES Library @ khickslms

Facebook: CRES Library

CRES Birthday Book Club:

Congratulations to the following students that recently joined Birthday Book Club! These students with January and July birthdays donated 5 new books to our library!

Caleb R. Sammy Keyes and the Cold Hard Cash

Lyndsey S. Dr. Nicholas is Ridiculous!

Tanner V. Steam Train, Dream Train

Kara R. Sophie Simon Solves Them All

Chris T. Froggy Goes to Hawaii

Enroll now for February or August….

A Skylert message went out to all parents of students with a February or August birthday earlier this week! If you missed it and would like to enroll, follow the link below.

Enroll Here!

If you have any questions about our Birthday Book Club, please contact Mrs. Hicks at


Please see flyer attached to this email.



The students at CRES have started a project for Riley Hospital/Ronald McDonald House. Our goal is to collect one million pop tabs! (one pound= 1000 pop tabs) Water jugs have been placed in all five grade levels-4th, 3rd, 2nd, 1st and Kindergarten/Early Childhood. Please send your pop tabs from aluminum cans in a box or bag with your child any day to school. Ask your neighbors and relatives to save them too! We are proud that CRES is helping to ‘pick up the tab’ for needed funds to support Indiana’s only “home away from home” for families of seriously ill or injured children receiving treatment.

To many, a pop tab is just a piece of aluminum with one purpose – to open a can. But to the Ronald McDonald House of Indiana, the pop tab is a valuable resource. Why? Collected pop tabs are recycled, generating much-needed funds to support the House and the nearly 1,900 families they serve each year.

Collecting tabs is a great way for all of us to really make a difference in lives of families and children in need-not to mention learning about the importance of recycling. THANK YOU for your support.

Nature Center

Please check out the Nature Center happenings on facebook page:( You can get information on our Nature Center by contacting

Tiger Night Lights

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

WHEN: Friday, March 13th 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 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 6th. Forms may be found on our website at:

Please send payment to: FHS Gridiron Club

Attn: Stephanie Hochstedler

P.O. Box 572

Fishers, IN 46038

Questions, please email Kim Broughton at

Dads and Daughters Invited for a Special Valentine Celebration at The Mansion at Oak Hill

Dads, this Valentine’s Day invite the littlest loves in your life for a celebration they’ll never forget! Daughters ages 5 through 12 and their fathers are invited to join Fishers Parks & Recreation for a special night of dancing, refreshments, and unforgettable memories. The Father Daughter Sweetheart Dance is on Wednesday, February 11 at Oak Hill Mansion, located at 5801 East 116th Street from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Web registration is unavailable for this event, so hurry into the Fishers Parks & Recreation Office, located at 11565 Brooks School Road, to pick up your tickets today! Please bring the tickets with you to the dance as they are required for entry into Oak Hill Mansion.

Hoping to capture memories from this special night? Goldberg Photography will be on site during the event to take pictures for an additional cost. Semi-formal dress is required, and duos are encouraged to wear comfortable dancing shoes, ProSound Entertainment will keep the music coming all evening long.

Fishers Parks & Recreation strives to host diverse programs that allow your family to create meaningful memories right here in Fishers. The Father Daughter Sweetheart Dance offers fathers and daughters a special night out to celebrate Valentine’s Day. For other programs that promote family friendly fun in Fishers, visit the Fun Guide.

This event fills quickly, stop by the Fishers Parks & Recreation office today to secure yours!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Pottery Piece to have for Years to Come

Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating love, and sometimes a little quality time together is the best way to do that! Join Fishers Parks & Recreation as we team up with Creative Escape to offer Valentine Pottery for children ages 2 through 10 on Saturday, Feb. 7 from 1 until 2 p.m. at Roy G. Holland Memorial Park. Parents are required to stay with their child during this program offering the perfect opportunity to create a Valentine keepsake box together. After the box is created, everyone will enjoy a fun Valentine Story.

Fishers Parks & Recreation offers a variety of diverse programs that allows families to enjoy quality time together while trying something new. Pottery pieces will be taken back to Creative Escape to be fired, and will be available for pick up from the Fishers Parks & Recreation office at a later date. All paint and supplies will be provided! This program costs $20 for residents and $30 for nonresidents. For programs similar to Valentine Pottery, visit our online Fun Guide.

Register online to secure a spot in this program while there’s still space!

Sports News



12690 Promise Road

Fishers, IN 46038

(317) 845-5582

Spring 2015 Open Registration January 1-31 – Open registration for baseball, softball, soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, rugby and track and field will take place during the month of January (7v7 football will not be offered this spring). Parents may register online or with a paper registration form. The registration forms will be available on the S.P.O.R.T.S. website, at all HSE schools, the Fishers Library and the S.P.O.R.T.S office. Parents who register with a paper registration form will need to submit the form with check or cash payment. Credit cards are not taken in the office. Parents registering online can pay online with a credit card or can print the form and submit it to the S.P.O.R.T.S. office with check or cash payment.

HSE High School Boys Basketball Youth Night will take place on Saturday, January 24 as the Royals take on Mt. Vernon. The JV game will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the varsity game to follow around 7:30 p.m. All boys in the S.P.O.R.T.S. rec league will be admitted free when wearing their jersey. Parents need to attend the game with their son. Immediately after the conclusion of the JV game, teams and coaches from the rec league will be recognized and will welcome the Royals out on the floor for warm-ups. The players should arrive by 6:45 p.m. and meet in the west lobby (nearest the HSE bench) during the fourth quarter of the JV game.

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. Evaluations are held at both Fishers High School Auxiliary Gym and HSE Auxiliary Gym. Please see location for your specific grade.

1st and 2nd Grade - Saturday, February 7 - Fishers Auxiliary Gym
Last name A-H - 1:00 p.m.
Last name I-O - 3:00 p.m.
Last name P-Z - 5:00 p.m.

3rd and 4th Grade - Saturday, February 14 - HSE Auxiliary Gym
Last name A-H - 2:30 p.m.
Last name I-O – 4:00 p.m.
Last name P-Z - 5:30 p.m.
5th and 6th Grade - Saturday, February 28 - HSE Auxiliary Gym
Last name A-H - 2:30 p.m.
Last name I-O - 4:00 p.m.
Last name P-Z - 5:30 p.m.

7th and 8th Grade - Sunday, March 1 - Fishers Auxiliary Gym

Last name A-M - 12:00 p.m.

Last name N-Z - 1:00 p.m.

Fishers Fire Track and Field is looking for volunteer high jump, long jump, and hurdle coaches for the 2015 season. They are also in need of board members and parent coordinators. The track season begins on April 17. Please contact if you competed in high school/college or have experience coaching and are interested.