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Back-to-School Picnic

 Back to School Picnic

Hosted by Cumberland PTA
Friday, August 24
Cumberland Blacktop, Under the Big Tree

  • Come see old friends and meet new ones
  • Bring a picnic dinner for your family, with reusable utensils and plates, and chairs or blankets
  • Music, field games, and kid activities will be available
  • Free drinks and cotton candy (one per person), while supplies last



Back to School Picnic Flyer


Questions? contact

Book Fair


"Dino Mite" Book Fair 

Save the Date!

Cumberland’s Scholastic Book Fair will be open Friday, March 1st through the following week March 4th - 7th, 2019; we are looking forward to seeing you there! Your child will be visiting our Book Fair with his/her class prior to March 1st. Students will have the opportunity to complete a “wish list” at that time.

Volunteer to help!

Mark your calendars!
Grand Opening
Friday, March 1st: 12:45PM-2:30PM

Special Extended Hours
Tuesday, March 5th: 8:00AM-8:00PM

All Other Days
Monday, March 4th - Thursday, March 7th: 8:00AM-3:30PM

Family "Prehistoric" Night
Thursday, March 7th: 6:00PM-8:00PM

During the Book Fair, we also encourage you to help build our classroom libraries by purchasing books and donating them to your child’s class through the Classroom Wish List program. This year Cumberland will again be participating in the “All for Books” program sponsored by Scholastic. This is a great way to give back. For every dollar donated, Scholastic will donate a book to children in need. On top of that Cumberland will be able to donate books directly to 10 Books A Home, an early childhood education nonprofit located in East Palo Alto. Thank you for partnering with us in our annual library fundraiser. Reading is the most important skill you can teach a child. Of all the skills children learn, it is the one you can influence the most.

Ask Jeannette, Jennifer, and Shannon at:



Family Fun Nights


Family Fun Nights (FFN) are about fun for the entire family while being introduced to new families and catching-up with old friends. Check the School Calendar for exact dates & details.

We realize it's sometimes hard to meet new families at school and so our program is designed to make those connections easier while having a fun experience.

The best way to meet new families is to consider volunteering to lead any one of our planned themed nights. In fact, join with 1 or more families to lead (we'll even help you find one) and you'll find yourself among many friends quickly!  To volunteer, please contact the Family Fun Night Chairs:

Previous FFN's have included:

  • Sweetheart Family Luau
  • Holiday Craft & Charity
  • Favorite Board Game Night
  • Mad Science
  • Bingo
  • The Amazing Cumberland Race
  • Have a Ball Night (Outdoor Soccer & Volleyball)
  • Movie Night
  • ....and more!

All kids must have a parent/guardian with them to attend.


First Day Coffee



Cumberland PTA invites you to join us in the Multi for coffee and a snack to celebrate the first day of school.

When: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 8:20AM
Where: Cumberland Multipurpose room

Come learn about PTA programs and meet other parents. We encourage you to bring your own mug to support Cumberland's zero waste policy.

Can you help? Please sign up to bring a snack to share.


Questions? Please send an email to  

International Night

International Night

This is truly one of Cumberland's most exciting Community Events where every family has an opportunity to share what is special about their family heritage. Share a culture you know well with the Cumberland families at International Night. Country ambassadors sponsor art, carfts, food samples, traditions, activities and may provide cultural perfomances. You can help lead, support or even share a booth as you represent a country.

2019 International Night Theme: Tourism and Sightseeing

The event will be held on May 3, 2019, 5:00-8:00pm.

Join us on the Cumberland Blacktop 

Come enjoy this colorful event full of fun activities and food from around the worl. Discover the inventors and inventions around the globe which have changed our world.

Fill out your passport questions and get a prize.

  • 5:00 Welcome booth opens and all country booths open
  • 5:15 Parade of nations
  • 6:00 Performances start
  • 7:15 Dance Party
  • 8:00 Booths close

This is a Zero Waste event. Please bring your own reusabe containers, untensils and cups. Disposable containers and utensils will not be provided at the event.

 If you have any questions, please contact Heather or Naama at: internation

L.A.T.E. Night

Look Around, Touch Everything

Thursday, January 24, 5:30-7:30PM in the Multi

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Bring the whole family and participate in a wonderfully fun and educational evening of hands-on science and math stations.  Watch demonstrations, touch and make multiple projects to take home. We need volunteers to manage each science & math-related station. 

Interested in helping? Please contact 

Science Fair

Grades:  K-5


Read more: Science Fair

Talent Show

The Cumberland Talent Show showcases the talent of our students. It's open to all students, and the whole community is invited to watch and enjoy the show! See the flyer.

If your child wishes to participate in the Cumberland Talent Show, please register by Friday, January 18, 2019. We prefer you register onilne, but a hard copy of the registration form is available in the office. In addition to registering, please bring the permission slip to the audition.



  • Registration form due: Friday, January 18, 2019 
  • Auditions: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 4:00pm (please bring permission slip)
  • Rehearsal 1: Monday, February 4, 2019 at 4:00pm
  • Rehearsal 2: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 4:00pm
  • Talent Show: Friday, February 8, 2019 at 5:30pm



  • Children should have an act ready to perform at the audition. Please note: the purpose of the audion is to check for length and appropriateness of acts for a school setting. The act does not need to be polished or complete at the time of audition.
  • Participation is restricted to ONE act only (one solo or one group, not both.)
  • Must be a student at Cumberland. (Family member can perform with the children.)
  • All acts should be no longer than 1 1/2 minutes.
  • All participants must be well behaved.
  • All costumes and props must be complete for the first rehearsal and are the responsibility of the student.
  • Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend the audition and rehearsal.
  • If you are interested in forming a perfornance group, or would like to participate in one and would like help getting connected to a group, please contact us at .


For Fifth Grade Students ONLY:

  • Fifth Grade Students may be Masters of Ceremonies (MCs) or Stagehands.
  • A maximum of 6 children will be chosen to be MCs. If you are chosen to be an MC, then you can not be in an act in the show.
  • Students who wish to be Master of Ceremonies, please mark the relevant box on their registration form. Students are requred to TRY OUT for the Master of Ceremonies. They will be required to try out for the part. If a student is not selected as MC, they can choose to join an act, do a solo act of their own, or be a Stagehand.
  • Students who wish to be a Stagehand, please mark that box on the registration form.


If you have any questions, please email .


Teacher Appreciation Week Schedule

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

The annual celebration to show our gratitude to our hard working and dedicated teachers and staff is April 29 to May 3, 2019!

This year’s celebration theme is “Because you mean the WORLD to us!” 

Each classroom will show their gratitude with these gestures of appreciation…the room parent(s) will contact the classroom parents to coordinate and request assistance:

In addition, Cumberland PTA will provide the following for the staff/teachers to enjoy:

  • Monday:       Write a note of appreciation => Each student brings a note for their teacher(s)
  • Tuesday:      Offer a sweet flower => Each student brings one flower for their teacher(s)
  • Wednesday: Replenish a classroom need => Bring in an item for your teacher(s) wishes for their room
  • Thursday:     Letter of gratitude => PARENTS should bring a note to thank your teacher(s)
  • Friday:          Delight your teacher with a gift => Give a Class Gift to your teacher


In addition, Cumberland PTA will provide the following for the staff/teachers to enjoy:

  • Monday: English High Tea service
  • Tuesday: Taco Truck Lunch
  • Wednesday: Italian Café with fresh snacks
  • Thursday: Good Ol' USA Breakfast served by Dads on Campus
  • Friday: Mediterranean Madness Lunch

We would like to thank the following local companies for donating goods and services for our wonderful teachers and staff: Home Depot, Costco, Dish Dash, Metro City, Il Postale, Trader Joes, Wild Palms Hotel, Edible Arrangements, Chick-fil-A