Category: Community

yearbook2019 Yearbook now available!

The Cumberland Elementary 2019 Yearbook is available for sale! Don't let your child miss out on the memories of this school year. This year's yearbook will again be hardcover with plenty of memories from the year and a place for autographs.

ORDER ONLINE: Search for "Cumberland Elementary."

ORDER BY: Friday, April 12

COST: $17.50 (includes tax)

NOTE: Extra Yearbooks WILL NOT be ordered and sold

CONTRIBUTIONS: Email JPG images of your photos to

QUESTIONS? Contact the Yearbook team:


Parent Ed

Category: Community

UPCOMING Parent Ed Opportunities...

How to Raise Self-Reliant, Happy Children with Character and Empathy in a Stressed Out-Hyper Competitive World

Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 7-9pm (6:30pm Book Signing)

Cumberland Multipurpose Room

> RSVP to this FREE event

A Session Filled with Practical, Proven Ways to Raise Happy, Caring, Successful Kids By TODAY Show's Parenting Contributor, Michele Borba

Today's parents are dealing with technology and digitally driven challenges that no previous generation has faced. What really matters in raising successful, happy, compassionate and socially responsible children in a hyper-competitive, plugged-in world? Dr. Michele Borba, best-selling author and renewed parenting expert, cites the latest research to identify nine crucial habits and one invaluable life skill: empathy. In this game-changing "how to" presentation for parents, you'll learn proven strategies to give your child the Empathy Advantage and cultivate their social and moral competence. You'll also learn common-sense ways to nurture the habits of self-control, courage, collaboration, perspective-taking and leadership--the very qualities that give kids the success edge in school and relationships as well as what colleges and employers say they're seeking. This session, based on Dr. Borba's latest book, UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World, is guaranteed to change the way you think about raising kids in today's complex world. You''ll leave with dozens of simple ways to make a difference on your children's lives.

> RSVP to this FREE event

About Dr. Michele Borba
Dr. Borba is an internationally-recognized educational psychologist and parenting, bullying and character expert whose aim is to strengthen children's empathy and resilience, and create safe, compassionate school cultures. She has spoken to parents and teachers on six continents and delivered keynotes to over one million participants including Harvard, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, USAFA, Common Ground, Johnson & Johnson, Girl Scouts of America, Wall Mart, McDonalds, Santa Clara University, and at a soon to be TED talk. She is a regular NBC contributor appearing 135 times on the Today show, featured on three Dateline specials as well as Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, Dr. Drew, The View, NBC Nightly News, The Early Show, CNN and others. A best-selling author of 22 books including Building Moral Intelligence and The Big Book of Parenting Solutions she is a former classroom teacher a mom.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 6:30-7:30pm

"Writing Workshop," Cumberland Multi

If you are interested in learning more about the writing and note making strategies that you students are utilizing in the classroom, we invite you to come to our interactive Parent Ed Night "Writing Workshop."

Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 7pm

Dr. Debra Babcock, SMS

Dr. Debra Babcock from Stanford University will be a guest speaker at the SMS General PTSA meeting. Dr. Babcock is a sleep expert and will be talking to us about what sleep is, how needs change over time, and the consequesnces of not getting enough sleep. She will also address issues faced by adolescents and give us some advice on how we can help our students get the sleep they need.


PREVIOUS Parent Ed Presentation Materials...

Math Info Night

Download Presentation

ParentEdMathNight2.pdf 213.35 KB 24/03/2015 10:51:04


Safe Routes to School (SRTS)

Category: Community

SRTS logo

What is Safe Routes To School (SRTS)?

Safe Routes To School is a national movement that has taken hold in communities throughout the United States. The concept is to increase the number of children who walk or bicycle to school. At Cumberland, we have “Walk and Roll to school EVERY Wednesday”. Teachers will be tracking how children get to school on Wednesdays, and give them “I’m a Wednesday Walk and Roller” stickers as a way of recognizing their participation.


As you may know, it is particularly problematic if parents choose to drive their children to school on Wednesdays because area residents have their trash bins out for pickup. We strongly encourage all parents to make their child's daily school commute a mentally- and physically-active journey every day, but particularly on Wednesdays.


Every fall and spring we also run a “Walk and Roll to School Week” when teachers will tally how students travel to school. The highest participating class will be awarded the “Blue Boot” to mark their achievement. 


Read more: Safe Routes to School (SRTS)

Kinder Buddy (or New) Families

Category: Community

Cumberland's PTA-Sponsored Welcome Program

The PTA-sponsored kinder/new family welcome program is a parent-run group aimed at helping families of kids entering Cumberland in August 2017. Our goal is to make all of you feel welcome and give you an opportunity to ask veteran parents any questions you have. The program has three parts:


  • Google Group
    Our Google group will be our forum for information transmission and questions from you. We will send email reminders for the kinder playdates (see below), school events, PTA meetings, etc. This is also a great forum for general questions.

Sign-up by emailing:  



  • Kinder Playdates
    We will have three organized play dates:

Friday, May 12, 2018 2-3 PM, Cumberland Playground
Saturday, July 22, 2018 3-4 PM, Cumberland Playground
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 2-4 PM, Cumberland grass area and playground

We will provide snacks and fun. Details will be sent to members of the Google group.



  • Buddy Program
    In the Buddy Program, we match new families with veteran families who have volunteered to welcome you. They can be your contact for any specific questions about Cumberland. Please email if you would like to participate in the Buddy Program.





Dads on Campus

Category: Community

finished strong

Dads on Campus (DoC) is a network of dads looking for easy ways to increase their involvement at Cumberland. Through increased awareness, advocacy and support, dads can help make a positive impact in the community no matter how much time they have available. DoC will provide various social opportunities for dads to meet other dads who already volunteer their time at school and want to share their experiences.

Research has shown the benefits of Dad involvement in school. Their children:

  • Learn more
  • Perform better in school
  • Exhibit healthier behavior
  • Have fewer discipline problems
  • Are more likely to participate in extracurricular activities.
  • Enjoy school more

If you'd like to join our email list or know a dad that would like to join, please send an email to Jim Leung and Sam Spinella at . We'll keep you informed of various opportunities to get involved along with various social dad activities.  NOTE: You DO NOT have to be a member of the PTA to be a member of DoC.