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Dear Cunningham Park Families and Friends,

We can’t believe we are already in the middle of September! Our third week of school was our first full week and was packed with exciting activities for the students . Everyone in the school seems happy and there’s a great energy in the building. In classrooms, students are continuing to learn routines and creating their classroom communities. We welcomed our youngest Cardinals, with all of our preschool students completing their first week of school. On Thursday, we had our LIFT breakfast for students who participated in the summer reading program (pictured).  Students enjoyed a great breakfast and discussed some of the books that they had read over the summer break.  That night Ms. Cortez hosted a parent information evening for Spanish speaking parents.  It was great to see so many of our families join us to learn about the upcoming school year.

We hope you have a safe and wonderful weekend. We will see all of the students on Monday!

Katie Le, Principal and Jon Kemmerer, Assistant Principal

FCPS School Board Greetings

With the start of a new school year, School Board members have
prepared these short video greetings: 

Hunter Mill Representative
Pat Hynes

Members - at - Large
Karen Keys-Gamarra

Ryan McElveen

Ilryong Moon

Here Comes the Bus®

New this year! The FCPS Office of Transportation Services is introducing a new school bus arrival app, offered at no charge to parents and guardians of FCPS students. Here Comes the Bus® provides real-time bus locations, providing timely school bus arrival information through an encrypted and secure system. For more information and instructions on how to sign up online, click here.

P2 Focus for Next Week: Curiosity

Curiosity is a crucial component of one's character. Our
innate urge for discovery and exploration is a key element of our human desire for wisdom and knowledge. It’s what keeps us intrigued in the plotlines of movies and books. It’s what pushes us to try new activities or travel to different places. All individuals experience curiosity, but differ in their willingness to experience it – behaviorally, intellectually, and emotionally. -from Positivity Project

Dates to Remember
  • Tuesday, October 8 - PTA Meeting, 7:00pm in the CPES library
  • Friday, October 11 - PTA Coffee, just after arrival
  • Monday, October 14 - Columbus Day Student Holiday: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
  • Friday, October 18 - Hallowingo, 6:00-8:00pm
  • Thursday, October 31 - Storybook Character Parade for students in primary grades, 8:50am

Full FCPS 2019-2020 Calendar

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Dear Cunningham Park Families and Friends,

Published reports share lots of different information about how children learn to read and write. Sometimes, those reports seem to argue with each other, or suggest one philosophy is at odds with another. Literacy is incredibly important, and articles and blogs get confusing. So let us take a minute to share how literacy development looks at Cunningham Park.

The truth is, while some news articles suggest one way is the answer to all needs, or another strategy boosts all test scores, there is no one single way - no matter how much research some programs present - that effectively cultivates strong literacy in students who have varying learning strengths, interests, and needs. You’ve heard the old saying about a “silver bullet” that takes care of everything in one shot? This does not exist in literacy learning. Teaching students to read and write is an art form in which teams of teachers come together to look at each child and determine how they will best learn.

You see, we are not just out to increase test scores. Our goal is to inspire a life-long love of reading and writing in our students. We aim to instill a higher level of learning in which children find or create meaning in stories, poetry, primary sources, and all text. A level of learning in which students are active participants in constructing their knowledge and skills so they will apply what they learn to each strive for his and her own potential.

Our literacy program, in concert with Fairfax County Public Schools, is “Balanced Literacy.” And Balanced Literacy is exactly what it sounds like: all components of reading and writing instruction are addressed fully in ways that are meaningful and that cultivate a joy and purpose for reading and writing. The method incorporates phonics instruction seamlessly with comprehension, so the mechanics of reading and writing are taught together to support the true reasons for reading and writing - finding, understanding, or creating meaning.

Right now, your child’s teachers are assessing all students so she or he can design differentiated reading groups that capitalize on your child’s strengths and address areas for growth.

How can you support your child at home? Read, read, read! Read for pleasure, join book clubs, visit the library, let your child reread favorite books, and celebrate the fun of literacy together!

Here’s to a year full of inspiration and exploration through books!

Sincerely,

Katie Le, Principal and Jon Kemmerer, Assistant Principal

Join Us THIS EVENING for Our Annual PTA Back To School Picnic!

When? This evening, 9/6/19

Time?  5:00-7:00pm

Where?  Near the School Playground

Free pizza and free custard (donated by Kustard & Co.) will be provided (while supplies last).  Children must be in the care of an adult.  Please bring your own non-alcoholic beverages for you family.

Playing games is an awesome way to make learning stick!

Looking for a Family Field Trip Idea? Take the Fairfax Connector Bus

and explore Vienna!

Bus 467 drives right up Park Street.

Check out Patrick Henry Library, stop off at the Vienna Community Center, do a little shopping, explore!

PS, Middle school and high school students can ride the bus for free!  Students should stop by their school office for a bus pass.

Cunningham Park is Online!

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Dates to Remember
  • Friday, September 6 - PTA Back to School Annual Picnic, after school
  • Tuesday, September 10 - PTA Meeting, 7:00pm in the CPES library
  • Friday, September 13 - PTA Coffee, just after arrival
  • Monday, October 14 - Columbus Day Student Holiday: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
  • Friday, October 18 - Hallowingo, 6:00-8:00pm
  • Thursday, October 31 - Storybook Character Parade for students in primary grades, 8:50am

Full FCPS 2019-2020 Calendar

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Join us on Friday, September 6 from 5 - 7 p.m. on the playground for our Back to School picnic!

Free pizza and free custard (donated by Kustard & Co.) will be provided (while supplies last).  Children must be in the care of an adult.  Please bring your own non-alcoholic beverages for you family.

*We'll be in the cafeteria if there is inclement weather.  

Sponsored by the CPES PTA

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Top: CPES students conduct the Madison High School Marching Band; Bottom Left: Students react to the music; Bottom Right: The award-winning marching band performs for students in the CPES gym

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Weekly newsletter from Cunningham Park Elementary School

Dear Cunningham Park Families and Friends,

This week, our school came alive with laughter, story-telling, questioning, and much, much community-building, as children and families poured through the entrances for the first days of 2019-2020! Students have loved seeing each other and getting to know their teachers, and we could not be happier to have them back!

Teachers planned many relationship building activities in their classroom to welcome all students and build a sense of community in each room.  Wednesday evening, during Back to School Night, parents were welcomed into classrooms to hear about learning adventures the school-year holds for students. We loved seeing you, and we appreciate your joining us on for the annual event. 

Thursday, we started the day with our first School-Wide Morning Meeting of the year.  Each grade level was greeted by the rest of the school and welcomed into the Cardinal family. For grades 3-6, Morning Meeting was followed by a concert from the award-winning Madison High School Marching Band. The band played a short concert, introduced their instruments, and were even led by a few guest Cunningham Park student conductors!

This year, we continue with our work in Concept-Based Instruction we began last year throughout the school. We are adding a lens we call “CAST,” which stands for Creative and Strategic Thinking. Using strategy games provided by the CPES PTA, teachers introduce students to the idea that thinking strategically takes creativity, and it makes our work easier and increases our likelihood of success.

Parents can cultivate CAST at home, too, it’s simple! When you go about your day, ask your child how you might best perform your next activity. What strategies might make the work easier and ensure success? As you play games, talk to your child about the goal of the game and ask what strategies might help achieve the goal(s). At dinner, ask your child what games or play he or she made up today. What strategies were used, and how did those strategies change as their free-play progressed?

We are excited for the year ahead, and we look forward to working with our families and community to cultivate success in all students. Here’s to 2019-2020!

Sincerely,

Katie Le, Principal and Jon Kemmerer, Assistant Principal

 

Thank You to Our Generous Supporters!

At Cunningham Park, we believe we are One School, One Community, with One Goal, and that goal is student success.  We thank our community, who value our children so highly, they support us in a variety of ways.

To start the year, we thank St. Andrews Chapel (pictured left), Intercoastal Mortgage Company (pictured right), Vienna Presbyterian Church, and Project 66 for ensuring our students have all the supplies they need to grow and thrive this year!  You put smiles on the faces of students and staff alike - Thank You!

 

Clockwise from upper left: In Spanish FLES, 5th graders play a game using language they have learned; Ms. Drew's 3rd grade class participates in Morning Meeting; students enjoy a round of Freeze Dance in between School-Wide Morning Meeting and the band concert

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Dates to Remember
  • Friday, August 30 - Monday, September 2 - Labor Day Break (Schools Are Closed)
  • Friday, September 6 - PTA Back to School Annual Picnic, after school
  • Tuesday, September 10 - PTA Meeting, 7:00pm in the CPES library
  • Friday, September 13 - PTA Coffee, just after arrival
  • Monday, October 14 - Columbus Day Student Holiday: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Full FCPS 2019-2020 Calendar

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Welcome Back, Students and Families!

We are excited to see you!

We are busy putting last touches on class placements, and will email and text teacher assignments to parents tomorrow afternoon (August 21st).

We hope you and your children will join us Thursday, August 22nd between 1:00-2:30pm to meet teachers and classmates at our Open House.

When School Begins...

Starting August 26th, on the first day of school, students may arrive on campus at 8:30am. 

On the first day, students and parents may proceed directly to the classrooms.  Our school day will start promptly at 8:40am, and at this time any parents remaining will need to say their goodbyes so the school day may start. 

Beginning Tuesday, August 27th, parents should say goodbye at the entrance to let students walk to class on their own.  Our regular procedures begin. 

8:30 - Doors Open

8:40 - The school day starts - students should be in seats

3:25 - Dismissal.

All parents and visitors must check in at the office.  Visits to teachers and staff need to be pre-arranged and then confirmed by office staff upon arrival. 

Back to School Night

Parents are invited to join us for Back to School Night on Wednesday, August 28 at 6:00pm.

Teachers brainstorm ways to teach higher order thinking skills using strategy games purchased for students by the CPES PTA.

Walkers and Bikers

Walking and biking are highly encouraged as a safe and healthy way to get to school.  Students arriving from the Southwest side of the school (McHenry, Kingsley, Cedar) will arrive at door 3, next to the library.  Students who walk to us from the Northeast side (Tapawingo, Adihi) will arrive at door 11.  Students eating breakfast will use door 1.   

At dismissal, those students who are going to the Southwest Side (McHenry, Kingsley, Cedar) will dismiss through Door 3.  Parents wait for their children on the grassy area by Door 3.

Those students who are going to the Northeast Side (Tapawingo, Adihi) will dismiss through Door 11.  Parents wait for their children by the bike racks. 

Kiss & Ride

Students who are being picked up by car or after school day-care, will go to the cafeteria and wait for their ride to reach the front of the Kiss & Ride line.  Parents should not park there vehicles and enter the school to wait for their child.

Bus Delay Notification

Stay up-to-date on school bus arrivals with FCPS' bus delay notification system.  This system provides parents with timely notification of late bus route information.  Parents may access the Bus Delay Notification System or use the FCPS Mobile App to receive the delayed bus report. Morning route information will be available until noon. Afternoon bus route information will be available from 1 to 7 p.m.

E-Notify (BlackboardConnect) email messages will also be sent to announce bus delays.  

Need assistance or have questions?  Contact the Transportation office listed for your school (703-249-7100). For any concerns after hours (after 5:30 p.m.), contact Safety and Security at 571-423-2000.

Visit the FCPS Transportation Office for more information.

Kindergarteners and siblings explore the playground at our last summer kindergarten playdate earlier this month.

Kindergarten Bus Riders

Kindergarten students who ride the bus in the afternoon are to be met at the bus door and asked for by name by a parent, parent designee, guardian, or a responsible middle school age or higher sibling. Children will be returned to school if the driver has concerns for their safety.

In case of emergencies such as road closures, accidents, or weather related road problems, drivers may use safe transportation-approved alternate locations to pick up or drop off students. If there is not a safe transportation-approved alternative stop, the driver may choose to return to school.

Drivers may also choose to return to the school if they have concerns regarding the safety of releasing a student at a regular stop, or if a child expresses concern for any reason about getting off of the bus.

Free & Reduced Meals

Families who earn less than 130 percent of the poverty level are eligible for free meals and those with incomes between 130 and 185 percent of poverty level qualify for reduced-price meals.

The free and reduced meals application for the 2019-2020 school year includes an online application for parents to submit the application electronically for faster processing.

To use the easy online application form:

  1. Visit www.MySchoolApps.com.
  2. In the State drop-down menu, select Virginia.
  3. Click on the Search button.
  4. On the next page, select Fairfax County Public Schools from the Choose Your District dropdown.
  5. Click on the "Select District & Continue" button.

For more information, visit the Free and Reduced-Priced Meals page.

Dates to Remember
  • August 21, afternoon - Student Placement Notification Sent to Parents via email and text
  • Thursday, August 22 - CPES Open House, 1:00-2:30
  • Monday, August 26 - First Day of School
  • Wednesday, August 28 - Back to School Night, 6:00-7:30pm
  • Friday, August 30 - Monday, September 2 - Labor Day Break (Schools Are Closed)

Full FCPS 2019-2020 Calendar

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Cardinal's Message: Summer Edition

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With sincere appreciation, we thank CPES alumni, Grace Schmorrow, and family for donating two new Little Lending Libraries to our school this summer!

Cardinal's Message

Dear Cunningham Park Families and Friends,

I hope this finds you enjoying your summer months!  Although school is not in session, the building is bustling with activity! Therapeutic Recreation is holding classes, community groups have held camps, and our Preschool Autism Class is here, keeping things lively and hopping.

In other news, work from last year's student PBLs continues.  Last fall, fourth grade students proposed installing a Little Lending Library near the playground, and the PTA agreed to fund this initiative.  Former student, Grace Schmorrow, who was already installing a little library in Shirley's Garden, heard about it and volunteered to build and install TWO - one near the playground, and a second near the school garden. Not only did she (with a little help from her family) fulfill this wish of ours, she donated them so we could stretch our PTA funds even further for PBL initiatives!  Stop by and check out the books already in the lending libraries, borrow what you like, and feel free to leave good books for others to read too!

Play-Space PBL implementation continues in other areas too: a Gaga Ball Pit (Proposed by a group of 6th graders) will be delivered and installed in August prior to school.  Our new art teacher is prepping for rising 4th graders to paint the blacktop they designed in 3rd grade once school begins, and for rising 2nd graders to paint the sidewalk gameboard they designed in 1st grade.  The new playground equipment proposed by groups in 3rd, 4th, and 6th grades has been assembled into boxes ready to place in accessible locations shortly before school begins.  And believe it or not, rumor has it, county officials are still discussing the merits and potential pitfalls of installing a zipline (proposed by a group of 6th and 4th graders)! 

Also in the works, the new wall-mounted projectors have arrived and are slated to be installed in all remaining classrooms in the next two weeks! 

I could not be more excited to see the continuation of such amazing work from the school year, and am beyond excited for what's to come! 

Below are a few updates for you.  As always, feel free to reach out with questions, compliments, and thoughts.

Sincerely,

Katie Le, Principal

(and Jon Kemmerer, Assistant Principal, who is enjoying a much deserved vacation right now)

LOCATION CHANGE: Rising Kindergarten Playdate in the CPES Gym

Due to excessive predicted heat, we are moving this Saturday's Rising Kindergarten Playdate INSIDE into the CPES gym.  Rising kindergarteners and parents are invited to come meet each other, play, and enjoy popsicles provided by the CPES PTA.  Time is still 10:00-11:00am.

Generosity Continues

CPES alumni, Grace Schmorrow, completed the work she began with her girl scout troop in Shirley's Garden (in our school courtyard).  To enhance this outdoor learning space, Grace investigated the native plants growing in our space, and created QR codes so students may learn about the benefits of each plant to birds, insects, and the world around us. 

Grace and her family also donated scientific books at different reading levels for the Little Lending Library she installed in Shirley's Garden. 

Thank you, Grace, for using your gifts to give back and help enrich education for current and future Cardinals! 

Making New Friends, and Keeping the Old

Now that summer is here, teacher changes are settling in.  Here are a few fond goodbyes and excited welcomes to folks who will forever be Cardinals in our hearts.

Goodbyes and best wishes to a few with amazing opportunities: Amy Rekas (2nd grade) will take a year to stay home with her new baby Holly Desmarais (Sped) is going back to Madison High School

 

Jen Bates' position (Sped IA) was eliminated by FCPS, another school is lucky enough to have her next year

Nina Kwartin (Sped IA) has an opportunity with George Mason University Dave Winfree (part-time PE) has found a full-time PE teacher position Bethany Thomas (Band) increased her band programs so much that she had to decrease the number of schools she serves Olga Oliveros (Kinder IA) has a calling to support immigrants new to the country in Arlington MacKenzie Kowal (3rd grade) is moving back home close to family

 

Kathleen Gates position (IA) was eliminated, she has found a new direction to pursue

Alice Karny (Art) is enjoying her much deserved retirement

 

An exciting change:

Rachel Orndorff, 4th grade teacher, is moving with her students to 5th grade this year!  Ms. Trivoulides and Ms. Mancuso will hold down the fort with gusto in 4th grade.

  Welcomes!

While staffing will continue to be finalized throughout the summer, here are a few exciting introductions:

John Moxie (part time PE) will join Mrs. Petty.  Mr. Moxie has been teaching PE in FCPS for years, and we are happy to have him here! Lauren Drew (3rd grade) is certified in early childhood education as well as special education.  She spent last year teaching at a different FCPS school and we love that she is bringing her talents to us! Jennifer Blend (part time Music) is joining Dr. K in our music department this year. She comes to us from another FCPS elementary school and has grand ideas for further bolstering our dynamic performing arts department.

 

Ellen O'Hearn (Art) is a professional artist, formerly from San Francisco, who fell in love with art education through volunteering her time in schools.  She just completed her degree from George Mason University, where she already gained sought-after status throughout GMU and FCPS.

Kelly Krek (2nd grade) is returning to her roots at Cunningham Park.  She taught multiple grades here years ago, establishing herself as a "dream-team" member no matter who she taught with.  After a few years away, and becoming certified as a Reading Specialist, we could not wait to have her back joining our 2nd grade team. Melissa Hughes (Special Ed) began her elementary teaching career at CPES two years ago, and when we were broken-hearted to lose her position, she went to a different school for a year.  Now she's back, and we could not be more thrilled!

 

David Cho (Band) follows in Ms. Thomas' footsteps.  Having graduated from the same Music Program at GMU, he is highly respected by staff from his department, and has been recruited to teach band at Thoreau as well.  He knows well how far our band program has come, and is excited to continue it forward.

  Dates to Remember CPES Summer Office Hours: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Thursdays, July 18, 25, & August 1, 8 - CPES Pop-Up Library, Thoreau MS Cafeteria, 5:00-7:00pm (free books, snacks, water, and friends!)
  • Saturday, July 20 - Rising Kindergarten Playdate, CPES Gym, 10:00-11:00am
  • Wednesday, August 7 - Rising Kindergarten Playdate, CPES playground, 10:00-11:00am
  • August 21 - Student Placement Notification Sent to Parents via E-Notify
  • Thursday, August 22 - CPES Open House, 1:00-2:30
  • Monday, August 26 - First Day of School
  • Wednesday, August 28 - Back to School Night, 6:00-7:30pm
  • Friday, August 30 - Monday, September 2 - Labor Day Break (Schools Are Closed)

Full FCPS 2019-2020 Calendar

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Summer Notes from CPES

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Chalk messages, courtesy of Girls on the Run

CPES Summer Office Hours Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm Yearbooks Available

Didn't get a yearbook ordered in time this year?  You are in luck!  There are extra 2018-2019 yearbooks available.  Contact Susan Dyer for details.

2019-2020 School Supplies

School supply packs are on sale now!  You should have received a paper order form in this week's Friday Folder. And remember, you can easily place your online order at http://www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks

Enter our School ID: CUN017

Online Orders Due: June 30th

Contact Stacey with any questions: stacey_leimbach@yahoo.com

Dates to Remember
  • Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, & August 1, 8 - CPES Pop-Up Library, Thoreau MS Cafeteria, 5:00-7:00pm (free books, snacks, water, and friends!)
  • Saturday, July 20 - Rising Kindergarten Playdate, CPES playground, 10:00-11:00am
  • Wednesday, August 7 - Rising Kindergarten Playdate, CPES playground, 10:00-11:00am
  • Week of August 19 - Student Placement Notification Sent to Parents
  • Thursday, August 22 - CPES Open House, 1:00-2:30
  • Monday, August 26 - First Day of School
  • Wednesday, August 28 - Back to School Night, 6:00-7:30pm
  • Friday, August 30 - Monday, September 2 - Labor Day Break (Schools Are Closed)

Full FCPS Calendar 2019-2020

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Dear Families and Friends,

Our last full week of school was packed with amazing celebrations of learning! 

The week started with showcases of the CPES fine arts department.  Our band, strings, and chorus put on two extraordinary performances, where all of the students’ hard work was beautifully on display.  The growth within the three ensembles is astounding!  Thank you to Ms. Thomas, Ms. Easton, and Dr. K for bringing out the best in our young musicians. Congratulations to our performers for giving it all your heart!

Wednesday, our sixth grade held their annual Probability Fair.  Students had worked hard to invent games that tested their mathematical understandings of probability. When fifth graders arrived to play the original games, they rose to the challenge of thinking strategically and learning how the games worked.

Thursday, Mother Nature cooperated for the entire school to participate in Field Day.  All grades enjoyed the activities that the PE department taught and coordinated.  Congratulations to Mr. Winfree, Mrs. Petty (who had organized much before leaving for maternity leave), and Ms. Sinclair (our guest PE teacher) for a successful and fun day! 

Field Day concluded with an all-school relay race, and then a surprise! During our Read-a-Thon earlier this year, the two of us extended a reading challenge we were certain the student body could never achieve. But Cardinals always rise to the occasion, and together, students of CPES read more than we ever expected! Since students won the challenge, they got to hit the both of us in the face with pies. That will for sure show us to never underestimate our students again!

Friday, sixth grade celebrated their own unique future potential by hosting a Portrait of a Graduate Fair.  Using their positive traits, students figured out careers they might like to pursue.  They researched various paths that could help them achieve their goals.  The displays of the of their findings took over the cafeteria, and parents, students, and friends of Cunningham Park were blown away by the bright possibilities our students uncovered within themselves!

Before we close this edition of Cardinal's Message, we share some bitter-sweet news of one of our beloved Cunningham Park family members. Alice Bredin-Karny, who has taught art at CPES for more than 30 years, is capping her long, celebrated career in retirement. It is impossible to estimate the number of lives Ms. Karny has touched, and her mark will always remain on our hearts. She looks forward to a future with family, and to adding to the beauty of the world through original works of art. We wish Ms. Karny the best, with the greatest appreciation for her dedication to our children.

We hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend. Here’s to the upcoming “Final Four” – four final days of the 2018-2019 school-year. It has been a wonderful year!

Sincerely,

Katie Le, Principal and Jon Kemmerer, Assistant Principal

Students share steps they can take to follow their dreams.

Calendar Reminder

Thursday, June 13th,

CPES dismisses for the final time of this school year at 12:35pm.

From our youngest Cardinals... ...to our oldest... CONGRATULATIONS! A Celebration of Performing Arts that Burst at the Seams! Dates to Remember
  • Monday, June 10 - 6th Grade Luncheon
  • Tuesday, June 11 - News Crew Field Trip to Channel 21
  • Wednesday, June 12 - 6th Grade Promotion, 9:30am
  • Thursday, June 13 - Last Day of School, 3 Hour Early Release, CPES Dismisses at 12:25pm
  • Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, & August 1, 8 - CPES Pop-Up Library, Thoreau MS Cafeteria, 5:00-7:00pm (free books, snacks, water, and friends!)
  • Saturday, July 20 - Rising Kindergarten Playdate, CPES playground, 10:00-11:00am
  • Wednesday, August 7 - Rising Kindergarten Playdate, CPES playground, 10:00-11:00am

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Upcoming Cardinal's Message

Cunningham Park alumni return for a visit. Graduates, you are an inspiration to our students. Good luck to you!!

The authors and editors of Cardinal's Message are attending Madison High School's graduation this evening to cheer on our Cardinals, Class of 2019. Therefore, this week's newsletter will be delayed until this weekend.

Until then, congratulations, Warhawks!  We are proud our students today and always!!

Sincerely,

Katie Le, Principal and Jon Kemmerer, Assistant Principal

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Dear Families and Friends,

Wow, we are winding into the last two weeks of school, and learning continues in every corner!  Just today, we visited first grade, where students used persuasive writing strategies to convince us we should start recycling dried markers to help protect the environment.  On the second floor, our hallway is beginning to transform as sixth graders prep their original math games for their annual Probability Fair next week.  And all students in PE have been learning games in a unit that will culminate with Field Day next Thursday!  Ms. Sinclair, our guest PE teacher for the rest of the year, joined us this week, and has loved being a part of our community!

With summer quickly approaching, it is a great time to think about getting some new books for your children. Starting Monday, our book fair will be open in the library. There are a variety of picture books, chapter books, and books in Spanish as well.

The sun is shining and warm weather is upon us! We hope you enjoy this beautiful weekend, and will see you on the other side.

Sincerely,

Katie Le, Principal and Jon Kemmerer, Assistant Principal

A Note of Thanks

The ESOL department thanks the Cunningham Park community for your generous donations to our "Keep Reading" program to keep books in students' hands all summer!

2019-2020 School Supplies

School supply packs are on sale now!  You should have received a paper order form in this week's Friday Folder. And remember, you can easily place your online order at http://www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks

Enter our School ID: CUN017

Paper Orders Due: June 13th

Online Orders Due: June 30th

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Spring Book Fair is Coming!
  • Monday, June 3, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday, June 4 and 6, 9:00-3:30 pm
  • Wednesday, June 5th 9:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Friday, June 7th, 9:00 am -12:00 pm

Read-a-thon Book Bucks will be distributed during class shopping time.

Parents are welcome to shop with their students during the school day!

Dive Into Reading! CPES Summer Pop-Up Library

*New Location* : Thoreau Middle School Cafeteria

Every Thursday

July 11, 18, 25

August 1, 8

5-7 pm

Lots of books to take home and KEEP!

Snacks and water for everyone!

Dates to Remember
  • Monday, June 3 - Friday, June 7 - Spring Book Fair
  • Monday, June 3 - Band/ Chorus/ Strings Concert, 6:30pm
  • Tuesday, June 4 - Band/ Chorus/ Strings School Assembly, 9:15am
  • Thursday, June 6 - Field Day
  • Monday, June 10 - 6th Grade Luncheon
  • Tuesday, June 11 - News Crew Field Trip to Channel 21
  • Wednesday, June 12 - 6th Grade Promotion, 9:30am
  • Thursday, June 13 - Last Day of School, 3 Hour Early Release, CPES Dismisses at 12:25pm

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