Cardinal's Message

Cardinal's Message

Dear Cunningham Park Families and Friends,

During these unprecedented times, we are fortunate to have a strong and caring community supporting Cunningham Park.  This week, we take a moment recognize and appreciate a few of those many support systems. 

Our PTA goes above and beyond not only for CPES students and staff, but our families as well.  From donating gift cards to securing food availability, our PTA supports all Cardinal families. 

We also thank Andrews’ Chapel for their continued donations.  Since March, Andrew’s Chapel has been setting up a bi-weekly curbside pantry where families can come to school on designated Fridays and pick-up meals. 

And a huge shout-out to Bazin’s on Church for donating 57 meals this Friday!  The generosity, support, and genuine love for our community are humbling..

On Tuesday, the School Board unanimously voted to return to in-person learning beginning with our youngest students on February 16th.  With the return back to campus, we also shift to our new bell schedule (9:00am-3:30pm) beginning February 16th. Below is the timeline for all groups to pivot:


Student Groups

Student In-Person Start Dates (Tuesdays)

2 Prep Days

(Asynchronous Days)

Groups 1-4 (8,000 Students) PAC/ECCB

February 16th

(New Bell Schedule Begins 9:00-3:30)


Group 5 (7,000 students) PreK and K

February 23rd


Completed in November

Group 6 (13,500 students) Grades 1-2

March 9th

March 4th and 5th

Group 7 (27,500 students) Grades 3-6

March 16th

March 11th and 12th


In preparation to return to campus, we are hosting virtual coffees to review logistical information and answer questions. Parents/ families/ grown-ups that belong to our students are invited.  Each coffee is 4:00-5:00pm.  Please click on the link(s) to RSVP and an invitation will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Virtual coffee dates are:

*Note: Prek-Kindergarten coffees were held before winter break. 

As we watch beautiful snow fall outside, we wish you a warm and safe Super Bowl Sunday!


Katie Le, Principal and Jon Kemmerer, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Beth Copeland is CPES' New Administrative Assistant


Join us in congratulating Mrs. Beth Copeland on her transition from Student Information Assistant to Administrative Assistant at CPES!  Mrs. Copeland is a friendly, familiar face in the Cunningham Park community, having started as an assistant in the library years ago. She is thrilled about this new role, and looks forward to continuing to serve the amazing Cunningham Park family in this capacity.

Ms. Fleury has moved on to a position at another school, and we wish her the best.

Mrs. Claudia Davila will be stepping in as Acting SIA until we fill that position.


P2 Focus: Love

by Dr. Keri Mina, CPES Technology Coach

The character strength of love represents the way we think, feel, and behave towards the people with whom we have close relationships. When you love someone, you: comfort them and make them feel safe; you sacrifice on their behalf; you support them during struggles; and you place their needs ahead of your own. If you love someone, they make you feel safe and secure. You can be yourself with them. You miss them when they're not around.

Our digital citizenship connection to love is: We know the power of our words and actions.  Love is vital for the well-being of society.  Through technology, the world is endlessly connected.  We are all dependent on each other for survival and happiness.  We can express love for each other in our actions each and every day.  At CPES we want all members of our community to feel they are loved.  We work hard to make sure that our words and actions, both online and in-person, show our love for each other. We also apologize when we makes mistakes and hurt others with our actions and words.  

Try this at home:  Listen to the story I am Love.  Have a family discussion about how you can show love to each other at home and to your friends, both online and face-to-face.  

Quote of the week: “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.

Check out CPES social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) for P2 and Digital Citizenship tips



Black History is American History

The African American and Black story has often been left untold, leaving American history incomplete. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for ongoing celebrations of eminent people who inspire the best in all of us.


Dates to Remember

Black History Month

School Board Appreciation Month

Thurs, Feb. 11, 6:00pm - For 6th Grade Students and Their Grown Ups: Thoreau Virtual Orientation  (Links are going to be emailed directly from Thoreau the day before) 

Mon, Feb. 15 - Presidents' Day Holiday: Schools Are Closed

Thursday, Feb. 18, 4:00-5:00pm - Virtual Coffee: All parents of students remaining 100% virtual

February 22-26 - Custodian Appreciation Week

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 4:00-5:00pm - Virtual Coffee: Parents of in-person students, Grades 1-2

Thursday, Feb. 25, 4:00-5:00pm - Virtual Coffee: Parents of in-person students, Grades 3-6

Thursday, Mar. 4, 4:00-5:00pm - Virtual Coffee: Parents who have been notified students will have guest teachers (monitors) as well as teachers teaching remotely



Curbside Library Book Check-Out @ Door 3 (To place a hold on books for curbside pick-up, fill out this form, or put holds on books in Destiny Discovery.)

  • Thursdays, 5:00-6:00pm
  • Fridays, 11:30am-12:30pm 

Virtual Friday Folders updated weekly