Cumberland Road Elementary School - November 21, 2014

Cumberland Road Elementary
13535 Cumberland Road
Fishers, In. 46038

Calendar of Events




Tuesday 12/2

- 7:00pm PTO Open Forum - Art Room

Wednesday 12/3

- 8:00-8:45am Flip Spanish

- 3:45-4:45pm Cloud City Chess

Friday 12/5

- 3:45-5:00pm Engineering for Kids - (Grades 2-4)

- 5:10-6:00pm Engineering for Kids - (Grades K-1)

- 6:30-8:30pm Dad's Club Movie Night

Upcoming Dates and Events to Remember:

December 19 First Semester Ends - Last day before Winter Break

January 6 First day after Winter Break

Roadrunner Cafe Hot Lunch Menu/Rotation Day

Monday 11/24 (day 1) Taco Triangles
Tuesday 11/25 (day 2) Cheese Omelet with Bacon
Wednesday 11/26 NO SCHOOL
Thursday 11/27 NO SCHOOL
Friday 11/28 NO SCHOOL

Monday 12/1 (day 3) Breaded Chicken Sandwich

Tuesday 12/2 (day 4) Scrambled Eggs with French Toast

Wednesday 12/3 (day 1) Pizza Calzone

Thursday 12/4 (day 2) Taco Scoops

Friday 12/5 (day 3) Cheesy Breadsticks with Marinara

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

Dismissal Notes and Procedure

If your child has a dismissal change at the end of the school day, please adhere to the following procedure:

Any change that is different from your students normal daily dismissal needs a note from a parent. For example: if your child has chess club every Wednesday, they need a new note each Wednesday. Please put the students FIRST AND LAST NAME and what the dismissal change will be. 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.

Spell Bowl State Results

Good Afternoon! The state results were just released and CRES placed 7th in the State!!! I am so PROUD of this group of students! They worked so hard to learn 750 words. Their enthusiasm last night was AMAZING!

Jami Cook

3rd Grade Teacher

Cumberland Road Elementary

4th Grade Math Bowl

If your child is interested in 4th Grade Math Bowl please see the flyer that is attached to the newsletter e-mail.
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Recess will be held outside whenever possible. This is an important part of the day for kids to socialize and use a little physical energy. All students will go out to recess unless they have a note from home for a medical reason. Extended periods of time (more than 3 days) require a physician’s excuse. Rain, wind chill, and temperature are all taken into consideration when a decision is made to have indoor recess. HSE policy states that recess will be held indoors when the temperature or wind chill falls below 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Please have your student come to school every day with appropriate outerwear to play outside on cold winter days.

Karen Wright RN

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1st and 2nd Grade Music Concerts

Dear Parents,

We are very excited to show off the hard work your students have been doing in music class this year with a performance!

The first grade concert will begin promptly at 6:00 PM on Thursday, December 18th in the CRES gymnasium. Students should report to their homeroom teacher’s Classrooms at 5:45 PM.

The second grade concert will begin promptly at 7:00 PM on Thursday, December 18th in the CRES gymnasium. Students should report to their homeroom teacher’s Classrooms at 6:45 PM.

The performance will last about 20-30 minutes. Students should wear semi-formal attire they can move freely in such as polos, dress shirts and slacks for the boys, and dresses or skirts for the girls. Any shoes are fine. If you have any questions, please e-mail me at or call (317) 594-4170 and ask to be connected the music teacher.


Suley Hussain

Music Teacher

Cumberland Road Elementary

CRES ARTsapalooza

Don’t miss the fun!

CRES ARTsapalooza!

Presented by Barnes & Noble

Featuring Shannon & the Roadrunners

Introducing special guests Stacy Oldham & Sammy and the Snowbot

Friday, November 21st

Join us from 6-8 p.m.

Barnes & Noble of Carmel

Greyhound Plaza

14790 Greyhound Plaza

Carmel, IN 46032


Wear your CRES spirit wear. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors.

Our CRES voucher number is 11481348.

This number must be used when making any purchases (even café items!) at the Barnes & Noble store (11/21—11/27) or online (11/21—11/25). Feel free to share the number with friends. Barnes & Noble will donate a portion of our sales to support cultural arts programs at CRES.

CRES ARTsapalooza!

Entertainment Schedule

*Stage 1 is located in the Children’s department.

**Stage 2 is located in the Newsstand.

6:00—Doors open—Barnes & Noble in Carmel

6:00—Hang a Wish on the Wishing Tree w/Mrs. Stevens—Toy department

6:15—Musical Games w/Mr. Hussein—Café common area

6:15—Poetry w/Mrs. Coldren’s class—Stage 1 (Children’s department)

6:15—Poetry w/Mrs. Roth’s class—Stage 2 (Newsstand)

6:30—Storytime w/Mrs. Hudson’s class—Stage 1

6:30—Storytime w/Mrs. Lederach—Stage 2

6:45—Musical Games w/Mr. Hussein—Café common area

6:45—Reader’s Theater w/Miss Hicks’s class—Stage 1

6:45—Storytime w/Carrell & Knutson’s class—Stage 2

7:00—Book signing by author Stacy Oldham—Children’s area

7:00—Storytime w/Mrs. Reese—Stage 1

7:00—Shannon Lee Alexander reads Love and Other Unknown Variables—Stage 2

7:15—Musical Games w/Mr. Hussein—Café common area

7:15—Poetry w/Mrs. Strnat’s class—Stage 1

7:15—Storytime w/Mrs. Hale—Stage 2

7:30—Book signing by author Shannon Lee Alexander—Information desk

7:30—Stacy Oldham reads Sammy and the Snowbot—Stage 1

7:30—Storytime w/Mrs. Hicks—Stage 2

8:00—Doors close

YMCA Toy Drive

The YMCA Before and After School program will be collecting new unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. They will be collecting November 17th though December 12th. There will be donation boxes located by the gym doors and the main entrance. Everyone is welcome to bring in items. We appreciate all your help and donations to this worthy cause.

Erin Kelly

Computer Lab

Thank you to the parents who sent in head phones for your students. I have seen the pride in how each child takes care of their own headset when they come to class. Just informational, I have been teaching each class how to use both hands on the key board. Each child has been working hard to earn their name on my board for typing 10 WPM. I have some who type 30 WPM. The smaller students are using a different program and earn certificates they bring home. Thank you for your encouragement. I love seeing each one of the students growing since August.

Cathleen Simon IA

Computer Lab

CRES Birthday Book Club

CRES Birthday Book Club:

Congratulations to the following student that recently joined Birthday Book Club! This student with a November birthday donated a new book to our library!

Gracie D. Journey

Enroll now for December or June….

A Skylert message went out to all parents of students with a December or June 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 have your student check the lost and found for items.

Featured items of the week.

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Redistricting Information

On our HSE homepage we have redistricting information under the DeJONG/RICHTER logo. Please help get the word out and encourage people to check it often for updates.

The link includes a timeline, and a list of meeting date/times.

Nature Center

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

Celebration of Lights

Fishers Parks & Recreation to Host Annual with New Twist

Community invited for musical entertainment and festivities to kick off the holiday season

Jump start the holiday season with Fishers Parks & Recreation during the Celebration of Lights! Bundle up and stop by the Nickel Plate District on Friday, December 5 from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. as we light the community holiday tree. This Fishers tradition offers holiday celebrations, light concessions and a story from Santa Claus himself.

Arrive early to catch a special guest appearance by Lauren Lowrey with Ashton Wolf, and stick around for a performance by the Fishers High School Choir. Little ones joining in on the fun? The more the merrier! Children can enjoy visiting with reindeer, stopping by local business booths, and enjoying hot chocolate and cookies while Santa Claus reads The Night Before Christmas.

Fishers Parks & Recreation strives to host diverse community events that welcome residents of all ages. Plan to attend the Celebration of Lights and begin the holiday season with friends and family right here in our community. Bundle up, invite a few neighbors and plan to spend the evening in the Nickel Plate District. The Celebration of Lights is a Fishers family tradition that little ones will remember for years to come. Concessions will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Visit our website for more information about the Celebration of Lights and other holiday events offered by Fishers Parks & Recreation!

FJH Cheerleading Clinic

FJH invites students in Grades K-4 to attend the 4th Annual FJH Cheerleading Clinic, hosted by the 7th and 8th Grade Charger Cheerleaders, from 4:00-6:40 pm on Tuesday, December 16th! Participants will have the opportunity to learn cheerleading basics, along with a few chants and a cheer or two. Details are included on the registration form, which can be found on the FJH Athletics Cheerleading link along with a required waiver form. Participants will experience the sideline while cheering for the 7th grade boys’ basketball game vs. Highland The evening will culminate with the participants performing what they’ve learned for all of the fans at halftime. Please email Coach Holly Forman at with any questions. Don’t miss the fun!

Holly Forman

Business Education Teacher

Cheerleading Coach

Fishers Junior High School

13257 Cumberland Road

Fishers, IN 46038

(317) 594-4150, ext. 143

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12690 Promise Road

Fishers, IN 46038

(317) 845-5582

Fishers-HSE Girls Basketball FHS Youth Night – The Fishers High School girls basketball team will be hosting its Youth Night on Friday, November 21 before their game against Westfield. All rec and travel players will get in free and get to run onto the court between games and meet the players and have a snack after the game. All players should arrive by 6:30 p.m. and will start lining up in the hallway north of the main gym at 6:45 p.m. Please mark your calendars and support your Lady Tigers!

Fishers-HSE Girls Basketball – Rec practices are underway! Visit the girls website to view the November practice schedule,

HSE-Fishers Boys Basketball – Rec practices are underway! Visit the boys website to view the November practice schedule,