Cumberland Road Elementary School - December 19, 2014

Cumberland Road Elementary
13535 Cumberland Road
Fishers, In. 46038

Calendar of Events

Tuesday 1/06

- First day back after Winter Break

Thursday 1/08

-7:45-8:45am Math Bowl Practice

Upcoming Dates and Events to Remember:

January 6 First day after Winter Break

January 16 Half Day for Students - 12:01 dismissal

January 19 Martin Luther King Day - No School

February 6 Half Day for Students - 12:01 dismissal

February 16 President's Day - No School

February 17 Flex Day

Roadrunner Cafe Hot Lunch Menu/Rotation Day

Monday 1/05 NO SCHOOL
Tuesday 1/06 Scrambled Eggs and French Toast
Wednesday 1/07 Pizza Calzone
Thursday 1/08 Taco Scoops
Friday 1/09 Cheesy Breadsticks with Marinara

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

From our Nurse

Fever reducing medication will bring down your child’s fever, but they may still be contagious. HSE policy states that a student must be fever free without fever reducing medication for 24 hours before returning to school. If your child has a fever, please do not medicate them and send them to school.

From the Computer Lab

Due to encouragement from many students’ parents in learning to type with both hands, I have seen a vast improvement and I want to thank you. I have so many students who started with one or two words a minute and now have at least 10 words a minute. This excites me. I also have a few that are typing in the 30-40 WPM range.

There will be links to different programs for the students to continue practicing from home. We are doing this because many students have asked where they can go to practice. The links will be on the CRES links page.

The students went from three pages of names of students who typed over 10 WPM to almost twelve pages with numbers ranging from 10 WPM to 45 WPM. The names are put on the board for all to see.

I am proud and glad to have each and every one of your children in my class. Thank you for donating several ear buds to the computer lab. They are greatly appreciated. I have enjoyed working with each student this semester while Mrs. Anderson was on maternity leave.

Cathleen Simon IA

Thank you.

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Please have your student check the Lost and Found for their items.

Featured items of the week:

This is just a small sample of the items we have in our Lost and Found.

Chess Club

The Return of Chess Classes for 2015

at Cumberland Road Elementary!!!

#The benefits of Chess are awesome!

Register now for a new 6 week session.

When: Every Wednesday after school from (3:45pm to 4:45pm)

Dates: (January 14th, 21st, 28th and February 4th, 11th, and 18th)

How much: $70 for new students, $60 for returning students

Sign up: Contact Colin at for registration forms.

*Check out for more information or contact Colin (317) 728-9761.

Nature Center

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

Residents of All Ages Encouraged to Explore a New Interest during National Hobby Month

Stop by and find out if glass fusing could be a fun hobby for you and the children in your life

January is National Hobby Month, which means it’s a great time to try something new! Fishers Parks & Recreation offers anyone ages 8 and up the opportunity to explore their creativity during DIY Wind Chimes. Adults, you’re welcome to join in on the program, too. You don’t need any prior experience, just bring your imagination to Roy G. Holland Memorial Park on Saturday, Jan. 10 from 1 until 2:30 p.m., and the entire class will be devoted to glass fusing while having fun. Parents, we know you may be hesitant to let your child craft with glass, but Creative Escape staff members will be there every step of the way to guide their artistic exploration!

This program exposes participants to the techniques, supplies and fundamentals needed to successfully fuse glass. Wind chimes will be fused after the program concludes and will be available for pick up at the Fishers Parks & Recreation Office located at 11565 Brooks School Road a week later. Registration is required, and this program costs $26 for residents and $39 for nonresidents.

Fishers Parks & Recreation strives to host a variety of programs that expose children to new things without locking you into timely and expensive commitments. Join us for the unique program and check out the online Fun Guide for similar programs to participate in.

Registration is due by Jan. 3, so secure your spot online, today!

Light displays

Create New Holiday Traditions for your Entire Family

around town offer the perfect way to enjoy quality time with loved ones

The holidays are upon us and there are many ways families can celebrate the magic of the season while enjoying quality time with one another. Enjoy carry out in the comfort of your pajamas or bundle up and head out to your favorite restaurant, and get ready to see jaws drop in awe of holiday light displays!

Reynolds Farm Equipment hosts a free, drive-through light display located at 12501 Reynolds Drive in Fishers. Their light display is on 24 hours a day, seven days of the week, but the ideal time to stop by is after 5 p.m. Families can drive through the display and see animals, your favorite holiday villain and many other holiday scenes. The display at Reynolds Farm Equipment is available until Jan. 1, so stop by before it leaves!

For those families who prefer to get out of the car and see the displays up close, consider stopping by the Nickel Plate District located behind Fishers Town Hall at 1 Municipal Drive. Fishers Department of Public Works has displayed over 50,000 lights to admire while music from B105.7 the Christmas Station fills the air. Paired with a family dinner or your favorite holiday movie, light displays offer a unique way for the entire family to get into the Christmas spirit. The display in the Nickel Plate District is available until Dec. 28.

Searching for other affordable options for fun? Visit our website at to view the Community Calendar of events happening right here in Fishers!

Fishers Library K-12 January Programs

Story Time

Tuesdays, January 6th, 13th, and 20th at 7:00 pm

All Ages

This is a drop-in story time for all ages and their families. The program room will be open from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. You may make a craft and have playtime with the early literacy toys. Library staff will be on hand to share a story or two.

Story Time

Saturdays (January 10th, 17th, and 31st) from 10 am-12 pm

This is a drop-in Story Time for all ages and their families. We will read stories at 10:00 followed by an open craft and play time until noon.

Makers’ Meetup

Monday, January 5th, and 12th from 4:30-6:30 pm

Grades 4-6

Explore interests, learn to use a variety of tools and materials-connect, invent and create! Full STEAM ahead! For more information please contact the Youth Department at 579-0304.

Waggin’ Tales

Thursday, January 8th, at 6:00 pm

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to a trained therapy dog. For beginning or hesitant readers or those who love to read aloud. Call 317-579-0304 to sign up for fifteen minutes of reading time.

Fisher’s Paws and Read

Saturday, January 10th at 12:00 pm

For all ages. No registration required. Would you like to read to a dog or just pet a dog and get doggie kisses? Love on a Leash will have local volunteers here with their registered therapy dogs. Reading to dogs helps kids build self-esteem and confidence.

Bricks for Kids

Wednesday, January 14th from 6:30-7:30 pm

Attendee must be between the grades of 1 and 5 and registration is required.

Bricks 4 Kidz classes provide an extraordinary atmosphere for children, where we learn, we build, we play… with LEGO® bricks. Programs are built around our proprietary model plans, designed by engineers and architects, with exciting themes such as space, construction, and amusement parks. Our specially designed project kits and theme-based models provide the building blocks for the Bricks 4 Kidz approach to educational play. At Bricks 4 Kidz, we believe that kids learn best through activities that engage their curiosity and creativity. LEGO® kits will be provided.

Lego Fun

Monday, January 26th, at 7:00 pm

Join the Youth Services for our Lego Challenge. If you would like to leave your creation in our display case we will happy to show it off for you. Please bring your own Legos. For more information call 579-0304.

Fisher’s Teen Advisory Board

Thursday, January 8th from 6:30-7:30 pm

Grades 7-12

Would you love to become more involved with the community and have no idea how? Do you need service hours for school? Come check us out!!! We have a lot of fun!

Puppies & Popcorn

Thursday, January 20th 6:00- 7:00 pm

Relax with the "Love on a Leash" therapy dogs. Run through a mock obedience course. Play some fun games and enjoy some warm and delicious popcorn.

Writing & Other Unknown Variables

Thursday, January 22nd, 6:00- 8:00 pm

Featuring Shannon Lee Alexander (author of Love & Other Unknown Variables) this interactive workshop will focus on basic fiction writing, narrowing a topic and tips about the writing process. Expect to leave inspired!


Registration for Winter Two swim lesson session is now available. Registration for Winter Two will be available until Sunday January 11, 2015. To register log into and click on the swim lesson tab on the left side of the page.

Winter Two lessons will begin Monday January 12, 2015.

Tigers Progressive Swim Lesson Information

Welcome to the FAST Tigers Progressive Swim program. Lessons are for thirty minutes twice a week for three weeks Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. Swim level determination and payment must be completed at the time of registration. To register go to and click on the swim lesson tab. Registration is easy and all completed online.

Sessions for Fall 2014 and Winter 2015 will be available on the following dates. You must enroll separately for each session you want to attend. Each session will meet for six classes unless otherwise indicated at the time of registration.

Winter Two: January 12- January 29. Registration for Winter Two Opens 12/8/14. Classes will not meet on 1/19 and 1/20.

Winter Three: February 2-12 and February 23-26. Registration for Winter Three Opens 1/19/2015. Classes will not meet the week of February 16-19 due to holiday.

The Fishers Area Swimming Tigers (FAST) is a competitive swim program that practices at Fishers High School. Studies show that participation in the sport of swimming battles childhood obesity and positively effects the students academic achievement. For an evaluation, call Head Coach Jay Chambers at 317-691-2695, or email More information can be found on our website:

Sports News



12690 Promise Road

Fishers, IN 46038

(317) 845-5582

Spring 2015 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). Online registration will open on January 1. The registration forms will be available on the S.P.O.R.T.S. website, at all HSE schools (after January 6), 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.

Fishers-HSE Girls Basketball - Hamilton Southeastern High School Youth Night – HSE girls basketball team will be hosting its Youth Night on Saturday, January 10 before their game against Evansville Memorial. All rec and travel players will get in free and get to run onto the court prior to the start of the varsity game. It is an afternoon game, so all players should arrive by 12:30 p.m. and line up near the fan stand.

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.

The S.P.O.R.T.S. Office will be closed for the holidays December 22 through January 5. We will be checking voicemail and e-mail periodically while the office is closed. The S.P.O.R.T.S. Board of Directors and office staff wishes you a happy and safe holiday season!