Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Community School Weekly Update    May 14, 2017


School Budget Hearings

Please see the dates and times below for the public hearings on the 2017-2018 school budget.  

      Wednesday. May 17, 2017    6:oopm Finance Sub-Committee Public Hearing

     Wednesday, May 17, 2017    7:3opm First Public Hearing

     Wednesday, May 31, 2017    6:3opm Second Public Hearing & First Vote

     Wednesday, June 7, 2017    7:3opm Final Vote

         Meeting location: Cumberland Town Hall

                                         Everett “Moe” Bonner, Jr. Council Chambers 45


CSA’s Annual Variety Show

Come join us on May 19th at Cumberland High School for this year’s CSA Variety show!!

  • Rehearsals are scheduled for Monday, 5/15 and Tuesday, 5/16 at the CHS Auditorium.  Contact Julie Passey at jpassey40@gmail.com for additional information.

  • Ordered Variety Show tickets will be distributed to the students on 5/17 & additional tickets will be sold at the door on 5/19 for $5 each.

  • The Variety Show is scheduled for Friday 5/19 at 6:30 PM – it will be a great show!

Cumberland Education Foundation

On Monday, May 22, a cocktail reception will be held at Venue 131.  Come hear the vision and goals of the Cumberland Education Foundation a new non-profit organization dedicated for the benefit of students attending the Cumberland Schools.  The cost of the reception is $30.00, proceeds will support scholarships to Cumberland High School students as well as provide grant opportunities to teachers who wish to expand opportunities for students K-12 in the classroom.

FYI……Gypsy Moths

Gypsy moth larvae (i.e., caterpillars) do not bite. They do have two types of hair (called setae) that they use to defend themselves which can create a stinging sensation. Reactions to these stinging hairs vary from mild to moderately severe itching with an accompanying rash on skin, that can cause pain, itching, burning, swelling, and blistering. For gypsy moths, their tiny hairs can blow on the breeze and land on skin, eyes, and clothing. The onset of discomfort is usually noticed within 8-12 hours after contact, often becoming more pronounced 1-2 days later. Most cases resolve in a few days or up to 2 weeks.  Delayed hypersensitivity reactions sometimes result in irritation to the eyes, inflammation of the nasal passages, and shortness of breath. This is especially common in the case of airborne hairs of adult gypsy moths, or contact with clothes hanging on outdoor lines when the moth is locally abundant.  Exposure to the larvae and hairs is more likely while the young larvae are “ballooning” or contact w/ the adults.

To treat a caterpillar exposure:

  • If known exposure you can gently put tape over the exposed area, sticky side down pull up the tape, removing the hairs or spines. Repeat with fresh pieces of tape as often as needed to treat the area involved.

  • Wash the area gently with soap and water.

  • If the area itches, put on a paste of baking soda and water.

    • If that doesn’t help, try a hydrocortisone cream.

    • If that doesn’t help, try an antihistamine cream.

    • If the area is badly blistered, contact your health provider.




Verizon National Backpack Giveaway

TCC, the largest Verizon Authorized Retailer in the U.S. has announced that Wireless Zone is partnering with Culture of Good to donate 235,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to children across the U.S.  On Sunday, July 23 the Cumberland Verizon will be giving out backpacks from 1 pm to 4 pm.  If you are in need, mark your calendar!

PARRC and NECAP Testing

We have just completed our last week of PARRC and NECAP testing.  Next week children who were absent during testing sessions will make those session up.  We are so proud of our students!  They took these tests very seriously and worked very hard to give it their best.  We’d like to thank all of the parents for making sure they got their sleep and came to school after a good breakfast.  We look forward to another year of outstanding results!

Community School Crystal Apple Award Recipient

Each year a member of the Community School staff is nominated for Horace Mann Insurance Company’s Crystal Apple Award.  This year’s recipient is Patricia Monahan.  Mrs. Monahan, Community School’s music teacher goes above and beyond every day to offer our students a fun and exciting music experience.  She shows up every day with a smile and her enthusiasm is contagious.  We are very lucky to have her!  Congratulations Mrs. Monahan!!

Grade 5 Bean Bag Tag Tournament

This year’s grade 5 bean bag tag tournament will take place on Thursday, May 18 at McCourt Middle School from 6:30-8:00.  Come enjoy the fun!!