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SUMMER’S END


By Judith Viorst

One by one the petals drop
There’s nothing that can make them stop.
You cannot beg a rose to stay.
Why does it have to be that way?

The butterflies I used to chase
Have gone off to some other place.
I don’t know where. I only know
I wish they didn’t have to go.

And all the shiny afternoons
So full of birds and big balloons
And ice cream melting in the sun are done.
I do not want them done.

COMMUNITY SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE

Wednesday, Sep. 27th

Sessions will be held from 4:00-4:30 and 4:40-5:10.

Please be aware of all parking restrictions.

Although there will be no formal presentation this year, Mrs. Vaughn will be available to meet with you. Please feel free to stop by and introduce yourself!

KARATE PRESENTATION IN GRADE 4

SEPTEMBER 25TH

Soup and Cookie Fundraisers are due!

GRADE 5 INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC PROGRAM

Cumberland Music Department

Community Elementary School

Dear Parents / Guardians:

We will be offering group instrumental music instruction at your child’s school for interested fifth graders. The lessons will be held prior to the school day from 8:00 am until 8:40 am. Lessons will be held every Tuesday beginning October 17th, 2017 and ending May 29, 2018 You will be responsible for providing transportation to the school. I will be at the school ten minutes before each band lesson begins. Supervision will not be provided prior to 7:50 am. That being said, please arrive before 8:00am so that your child can assemble their instrument and be prepared to begin the band lesson on time.

We will be holding an Instrument Night on Tuesday, October 10th at Rick’s Musical Instruments Store at 2352 Mendon Road, Cumberland at 6:00pm until 8:00 pm for parents and students interested in the program / looking to rent an instrument. At this time Rick and his staff will assist you with renting an instrument and purchasing books for these sessions.

Students will have the following choices for instruments: flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and percussion. Percussion will include a bell kit and a drum pad. Students choosing percussion will be required to perform on both instruments.

Please fill out and return the following prior to October 4th to your child’s homeroom teacher if your child wants to participate in the program. If you have any questions please email me at:
joseph.alberg@cumberlandschools.org
Joseph Alberg

Instrumental Specialist
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STUDENT’S NAME:

SCHOOL:
PARENT EMAIL:

PARENT’S SIGNATURE:
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Please indicate your primary choice by writing 1 in the space provided

and indicate your secondary choice by writing 2 in the space provided:

____ FLUTE ____ CLARINET ____ALTO SAXOPHONE ____TRUMPET

____ TROMBONE ____ PERCUSSION ____UNCERTAIN AT THIS TIME

_____I do plan to attend the Instrument Night.

_____I do not plan to attend the Instrument Night as we already have an instrument.

I will purchase Tradition of Excellence book 1 for my child’s instrument.
Community

CSA MEETINGS FOR THE YEAR

Please make note or our monthly meetings. Your participation really matters!

October 15, 2017

No December Meeting

January 17, 2018

February 28, 2017

March 21, 2018

No April Meeting

May 16, 2018

No June Meeting

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2017.2018 Special Education Advisory Committee.pdf

THE RHODE ISLAND ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL PRINCIPALS WELCOMES YOU!

The Rhode Island Association of School Principals, in collaboration with Rhode Island PTA, offers parents and guardians the opportunity to learn about this important topic:

“SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING IN THE HOME”*

*The program is designed to provide parents/guardians with an understanding of skills related to:

  • Self- Awareness
  • Self-Management
  • Social Awareness
  • Relationship Skills
  • Responsible Decision-Making

…..with an explanation of the positive school and life impacts for students who develop these skills and concrete examples of how parents/guardians can interact with their children in ways that develop these skills

WHEN: October 18; 6:30-8:00 PM

WHERE: American Safety Training Center; 150 Niantic Ave. Prov.

FEE TO ATTEND: $10.00 (includes up to two parents or guardians from the same family)

PRESENTER: William Ribas, Ph.D.: Teacher, Guidance Counselor, Assistant Principal, Director of Student Services, Assistant Superintendent and author who worked in urban ,suburban and rural school districts in six states and Canada.

To register: http://www.riasp.org/event-2668110

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE EVENTS IN OCTOBER!

October 18: CSA Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.Cumberland Flu Clinic @CHS:

Wednesday 10/11/2017 4 – 6:30 PM

Thursday 10/19/2017 4 – 6:30 PM

Additional events are being coordinated by our PBIS Team and CSA. Information will be shared as it becomes available.

NOTES FROM THE NURSE –FALL

Vision Screenings
Vision screenings for grades K-5 will begin in December. Most kindergarten students have had their vision screened at the Pediatrician’s office and therefore will only require color vision screening with the school nurse. If the Kindergarten student has not had distance vision screened, then it will be done by the school nurse.
For Kindergarten students who did not pass the vision screening done by the Pediatrician, the child must have a comprehensive eye exam done by an ophthalmologist or an optometrist (eye doctor). Documentation of the results needs to be sent in to the school nurse.
If your child (K-5) does not pass the vision screening done by the school nurse after 2 attempts, you will receive a notice.
Dental Screenings
If you child goes to the dentist please have the yellow dental card filled out by the dentist. Or you can send a parent note stating that your child visits their own dentist.

The school dentist will be here mid year to check all students who have not returned the yellow dental card or a parent note.
Healthy Reminders:
As cold and flu season approaches please keep your children at home if they have a temperature above 100.4 degrees and/or if they are vomiting and/or has diarrhea. Children should be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.
Head lice: Just a reminder to talk to your children about not sharing hats, hair accessories, combs, or brushes. It may be helpful to keep long hair tied back. If you suspect your child has head lice, please contact me. You may also refer to the Cumberland School Department policy on head lice (located on the school web page under school committee tab).
I only need physicals for kindergarten students.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.
Sincerely,

Danielle Jacinto, RN

danielle.jacinto@cumberlandschools.org

401-333-5724

WELLNESS POLICY

As the holidays begin, with Halloween approaching, please keep in mind that there is a Wellness Policy in Cumberland. Wellness policies have been created nationwide to create safe and healthy learning environments for each of our students. Recognizing that there are many specific dietary needs, teachers and staff must adhere to these policies.Please help us in creating a healthy environment by refraining from sending candy and homemade treats for distribution at school.

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CUMBERLAND FLU CLINICS (1).pdf