Cumberland Road Elementary School - August 11, 2017

Cumberland Road Elementary
13535 Cumberland Road
Fishers, In. 46038

Weekly Calendar

Monday, August 14 NWEA testing window

Tuesday, August 15 NWEA testing window

Wednesday, August 16 NWEA testing window

Thursday, August 17 NWEA testing window

Friday, August 18 NWEA testing window

Monday, August 21 NWEA testing window

Tuesday, August 22 NWEA testing window

3rd and 4th Grade Parent Info Night (parents only) 5:15pm

1st and 2nd Grade Parent Info Night (parents only) 6:30pm

Wednesday, August 23 NWEA testing window

Thursday, August 24 NWEA testing window

Friday, August 25 NWEA testing window

Dates to Remember

Monday, September 4 - Labor Day, No School

Tuesday, September 12 - Picture Day

Friday, September 22 - PTO Grillin' and Chillin' -

School Lunch Menu

Monday, August 14 Chicken Tenders with dinner roll

Tuesday, August 15 Cheese Omelet with Bacon

Wednesday, August 16 Breaded Chicken Sandwich

Thursday, August 17 Ravioli with Meat Sauce

Friday, August 18 Potato Crunch Fish Bites with Mac and Cheese

Monday, August 21 Taco Scoops

Tuesday, August 22 Scrambled Eggs with French Toast Sticks

Wednesday, August 23 Pizza Calzone

Thursday, August 24 Chicken and Noodles

Friday, August 25 Cheesy Breadsticks with Marinara

Thank you Cumberland Road PTO

Special thanks to our PTO for a very successful Ice Cream Social. It was great to see all our students back in the building ready to make it an awesome school year. We look forward to seeing everyone back for our PTO Grillin' and Chillin' on September 22nd. We would also like to thank our PTO for purchasing classroom libraries for Kindergarten, 3rd and 4th grade.


CRES Families,

We will be utilizing School Dismissal Manager again this year. We will begin using it officially on Monday, August 28th. This system will provide a more organized and efficient tracking system for end of day dismissals. It is intended to replace the notes, emails and phone calls to the office and/or teacher. School Dismissal Manager provides all school staff members with the instructions for dismissing your child and will be followed daily. In order to give all parents time to access, familiarize themselves and update School Dismissal Manager, we are providing everyone 3 weeks before we start. Please complete the following steps:

1. On the 1st day of school, send a note in with your child/children for their teacher that specifies exactly how they are going home at the end of the day (bus, car rider, bicycle, YMCA, etc.) Please provide dismissal notes to the teacher through Friday, August 25th.

2. Between Tuesday, August 8th through Sunday, August 27th, log into the School Dismissal Manager website and change the temporary dismissal default from “To the Moon” to your child’s accurate permanent dismissal default (bus, car rider, bicycle, YMCA, etc.).

3. Beginning Monday, August 28th, do not send notes/emails, only update dismissal (end of school day) instructions in School Dismissal Manager. Daily exceptions can be made prior to 2:30 pm only

School Dismissal Manager website:

For Recurring Dismissal Instructions and additional help, please refer to the links on the top of the parent page when logged in.

Check out the School Dismissal Manager app, as well!

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Early Release Mondays

Dear HSE Parents and Guardians:

To provide teachers with consistent and more frequent opportunities for professional development, Hamilton Southeastern Schools has implemented a 20-minute, early-release day each Monday for students, K-12, for the 2017-2018 school year. In turn, teachers will remain 25 minutes later on Mondays for a total of 45 minutes of professional development time each week. The first observance will be Monday, August 14, 2017.

The new weekly meetings will replace the four professional development half days currently in the 2016-2017 calendar. A link to the 2017-2018 school calendar is below:

Speech and Hearing Screenings

Speech and hearing screenings are conducted at the beginning of each school year. Speech screenings are completed with kindergarten, first, and second grades. Hearing screenings are completed with kindergarten, first and fourth grades. You will be contacted by the school Speech Language Pathologist if there are any concerns. Thank you!

Sarah Azman, M.Ed., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Cumberland Road Elementary

2017-2018 Student Handbook

Dear CRES Parents and Guardians,

All Hamilton Southeastern Schools 2017-2018 student handbooks (K-12) are available online for easier access. The handbook for Cumberland Road Elementary can be found at this link

We encourage you to review it at your earliest convenience. Should you have any questions, please contact the CRES main office at 317-594-4170. Our staff is available to assist you. Have a great school year.


Lisa Lederach, Principal

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10th CRES Fun Friday – September 1st

On Friday, September 1st all students at Cumberland Road Elementary will have the opportunity to participate in the 10th CRES Fun Friday which will take place right after school from 3:40-5:30pm. There will be something for everyone to enjoy! Not only will students have an opportunity to dance to music from a live DJ or watch a movie while eating pizza in the cafeteria, but there will also be fun activities and free time on the playground. We are limited to the first 200 reservations. Registration forms will come home on Monday, 8/14 or print out the flyer attached to this email.


Anytime your child will be late to school or absent, it is important to call the CRES Office at 317-594-4170 to report that absence or late arrival. Often time parents notify the classroom teacher but fail to notify the office.

If your student will be leaving early, please notify the teacher to have them ready at the time you would like them dismissed. Thank you and we appreciate your help.


Students arriving after 8:55 am are considered tardy and need to be escorted to the office by a parent to be signed in. If there are no staff outside to welcome your student into the building, please do not drop them off to enter the building alone.


It is very important that students are not dropped off prior to 8:45 am. Students dropped off prior to this time pose a safety concern because we do not have staff available to supervise students that are dropped off early. We do understand that you have schedules to adhere to, however, we would appreciate your cooperation. If you are in need of before school care for your child, please contact the YMCA at 317-484-9622 for assistance.


Interruptions due to late student arrivals, early dismissals, delivery of forgotten belongings, homework, and snacks can deter the effectiveness of teaching and learning in the classroom. Please encourage your student to be responsible and remember to bring items needed for school each day. Please refrain from dropping off forgotten items to help teach your child responsibility and help limit unnecessary disruptions.

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Parents that would like to volunteer in the classroom, have lunch with their children, or are selected to go on a class field trip, must have a Hamilton Southeastern Schools background check on file. The cost of the background check is $13 and will be valid for 3 years. Please allow 6 business days to complete the process. Once the process is complete you will receive an e-mail from Safe Visitors with your badge to check-in with our school office.

Please visit: to fill out the background check form. You may also click on the Quicklink on the Cumberland Road website.


Please remember that it is a HSE District Policy that outside food (McDonald’s, Burger King, Subway, etc.) cannot be brought into the school café. If you are having lunch with your child, you are able to order a hot lunch or salad from the café or bring a sack lunch from home. Please call by 9:15 am to reserve your spot for lunch.


Due to the number of students who have food allergies, birthdays are not allowed to be celebrated at school. Birthday invitations should be mailed from home and not handed out individually at school. HSE schools cannot accept present, balloon or flower deliveries of any kind for students.

Notification of Pesticide Application

Per state guidelines, some planned applications of pesticides require school districts to notify parents, guardians and staff members at least 48 hours prior to application. The information provided will include:

· Name or address of school where pesticide application is occurring

· Contact information for more details

· Anticipated date and time of pesticide application

· Pest(s) being targeted

· Description of application area

· Pesticide(s) to be used

The link to Pesticide Notification information can be found on the Hamilton Southeastern Schools website ( by clicking on “Schools/Staff”, then selecting “Facilities Information” from the menu. Active notifications will appear under “Pesticide and Herbicide Announcements”. If required notification cannot be posted on the Pesticide Notification site at least 48 hours prior to application, a notice with this information will be posted in the “News” section of the HSE website. The information on the website will be provided by the facilities department, and updated as needed. If you do not have access to the Hamilton Southeastern Schools website, or have further questions, please contact the HSE Facilities Department at (317) 594-4380.

CRES Construction Updates

In the coming months, CRES will be undergoing a major building-wide renovation that will begin this summer. One way we will keep our community informed is through the website found below. This site will be periodically updated with pictures and news as each phase of constructions unfolds. Please visit and download the latest plans to see what's in store for the future of Cumberland Road Elementary!

Destination Imagination

Participants: 3rd-12th grade students

Description: Destination Imagination® is a creative problem-solving program for students. They work on predetermined challenges that focus on STEAM principles. Teams of seven members or less work together to create, design, and present a solution that is completely student created without any adult interference. The students learn teamwork, innovation, solving problems, budgeting, presentation skills, and conflict resolution. Teams perform their solutions at a local/state tournament. To get your child involved attend student callout meeting on August 31st. For more details about the meeting and HSE DI go to

Please see flyer attached to this email.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found items will be placed in the Hallways on the following dates:

Friday, September 22

Friday, October 27

Monday, November 20

Friday, December 15

Friday, January 26

Friday, February 23

Friday, March 23

Friday, April 20

Friday, May 18

After one week in the hallway, they will be sent to Goodwill.

**Our Lost and Found is always available for parents to come in to check for missing items. Please check in at our office before heading to the Lost and Found.

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.

Roadrunner Attachments

The following flyers are attached to this e-mail:

Fun Friday Reservation Form

HSE Destination Imagination

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