Cumberland Trace After-School

January Newsletter

A Word from the Supervisor

Dear Parents,

Happy New Year! So many things have been getting better since the start of the school year, and with 2016 already starting, it is time to kick start some of those things to see just how great Cumberland Trace’s After-School Program can really be! To start, we will focus on positive behavior. From watching how the children responded to little shifts towards that, I cannot wait to see what else we can accomplish. If you or your child has a suggestion that you think would help any aspect of growth for the program, always feel free to inform me; I am always open to seeing how things can become better.

It has finally gotten cooler, but we still will go outside for fresh air when the weather permits, so please continue reminding your children to wear their coats and bring them into after school, even when it gets warm. We often are racing the setting sun for outside time, so even if it not cold during the day, that does not mean it will not be cold while we are outside.

I will keep you as informed as possible through these newsletters and talking with you when you come in to pick up your children. I can be reached on the site phone 3:30-6 p.m. at 270-991-3529. Or you may contact our office 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. If they don’t know the answers, then just leave a brief message for me and a call back number and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

To a great year!


Tyler Smuskiewicz

No Program for Martin Luther King, Jr Day

Both school districts are scheduled to be closed on Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Community Education will NOT provide an all-day program that day, nor will our office be open.

President's Day Program Information

The program will take place at Natcher Elementary, 1434 Cave Mill Rd., from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 15. We’ll provide breakfast and an afternoon snack. Students need to bring a sack lunch and a drink.

Registration for this program will begin on Jan. 25 and end on Feb. 5. Payments need to be made to the office by Feb. 10. The cost is $25.

Snow Day Program Available

*Pre-registration is REQUIRED.*

Community Education offers all-day programming for elementary school children on snow days declared by either Bowling Green Independent or Warren County Public schools. Parents must register children in advance in order to use the program. Snow Day programming will run from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Bowling Green Independent Schools’ Professional Development and Learning Center at 503 Old Morgantown Road.

There is a non-refundable $30 registration fee for the snow day program. Each Snow Day Program costs $25 per day per child. Breakfast and snack will be provided on the snow days, but students will need to bring a sack lunch and drink.

*Contact the Community Education office at 270-842-4281 in advance of a snow day to register your child for the program. There are a limited number of spaces available.

FUNNER Cards on sale now!

The Bowling Green Hot Rods and Community Education are partnering to bring you FUNNER Cards. For only $25, you can get over $300 worth of amazing deals including eight individual tickets to Hot Rods' games (four to ANY game and four to any Sunday through Thursday game), 10% off all purchases at The Body Shop, and more! A portion of the proceeds help support Community Education's school-age programs.

Forms will be available at your after-school sites or you can call Community Education at 270-842-4281 for more information.

Tax Statements

We will email a copy of your payment summary from 2015 before the end of January to the email address we have on file for you in our system. If you believe that your email address needs updating in our system, or if you would like to change the email address that the statement is sent to, please contact our office with the correct information by Friday, Jan. 15.

Important Site Information

Cumberland Trace Site Number: 270-991-3529

Site Supervisors
  • Site Supervisor: Tyler Smuskiewicz
  • Assistant Site Supervisor: Cheyenne McDougal

Group Leaders

  • Zach Dossett
  • Megan Fambrough
  • Bethany Gray

Administrative Staff

  • School Age Programs Specialist: Jarrod Shive
  • Associate Director: Erin Lightfoot