The Cougar Connection
Principal News & Notes December 2022 Issue
The Most Wonderful Time of Year
The holiday season is among us. If your December is anything like mine, it is filled with the hustle and bustle of holiday parties, family gatherings, time with friends, shopping, winter sports, and oh so much more! This is one of my most favorite times of the year.
I want to take a moment to thank Mrs. Winn and our entire Cold Spring community for your generous donations for our Helping Hands program. This just demonstrates how giving our community is and I am so proud to be a part of it.
On behalf of the Cold Spring staff, we wish our community love, light, and blessings this holiday season.
Cold Spring Elementary School Website
Cold Spring Elementary Phone Number: 240-740-4390
- December 2nd - Grade 3 Write to Left Assembly
- December 5th - K-5 Never Give Up Assembly & PTA Reflections Entries Due
- December 7th - Early Release Day
- December 9th - Grade 1 Field Trip to Discovery Theater
- December 13th - PTA Restaurant Night
- December 14th - Wellness Wednesday December Dance Party
- December 16th - Principal Coffee & Conversation Topic: Tiered Layers of Support
- December 21st - Cold Spring Winter Sing-A-Long
- December 23rd - January 2nd - Winter Break
Your Story Matters Program
December Principal Coffee
Girls Basketball Community Day
We LOVE our Volunteers!
Montgomery County Public Schools requires school volunteers and partnership agencies to complete
certain compliance measures in order to volunteer within our school district.
● Online Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect Training via their myMCPS Classroom/Canvas
● Background check (dependent upon the type of volunteer service, per the Volunteers regulation
● COVID-19 Vaccination Attestation - Beginning September 20, 2021, volunteers will be required to
upload their Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination to remain on the volunteer roster.
Please review the Volunteer/Contractor Vaccination Attestation Update for details on this process.
Building entrance is not allowed unless your name is listed on the MCPS approved Volunteer List.
Please do not bring your documents to the main office and ask for entrance. These documents are to be
uploaded for MCPS to approve and update the Volunteer list daily.
Are You Interested in Supporting Lunch & Recess?
If you would like to volunteer at lunch, recess, or both times, please head to the main office and sign in. You will need your driver's license or photo ID to get a visitor sticker. You will need to wear the sticker while you are volunteering.
The below link is our lunch and recess schedule for the year. Again, we welcome your support!
Check this document which can also be found on our Cold Spring Website, for daily accurate lunch menu choices. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Mr. Legarreta.
Calling all Cold Spring Student Artists!
Once again, our school will be participating in the National PTA Reflections Arts Program. This Program allows our students to express themselves through their gifts & talents in the ARTS! You may enter your original work in one or more of the following categories: Dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts. Please see attached general guidelines and rules sheet for details. This year's theme is "Show Your Voice". Entries are due December 5th. If you'd like to enter, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive further instructions. All submissions are digital.
Click here to read through important MCPS policies and school procedures.
Each month we will spotlight members of our stellar Cold Spring Staff. Enjoy reading about each of them and get to know them a little bit better!
Ms. Kelly Hueting, Kindergarten Teacher
I was born in Silver Spring, MD at Holy Cross hospital. I have 2 older brothers and 2 older sisters.
What is your favorite color?
My favorite colors are green and blue.
What is your favorite food?
My favorite snacks are olives and anything with avocados. I like Mexican and Chinese food.
What do you love most about Cold Spring?
I love that Cold Spring is a family and we all support each other. It is a great place to come to work each day and I feel very lucky to be part of this community of students and staff.
What is one interesting fact about you?
I love to travel but I really don't like flying. My family said I should share the following things that they think are interesting about me:
- Mr. Hueting says- I have an uncanny sense of smell.
- Maureen says- I never measure when I cook.
- Colleen says- I am the subject of a novel.
- Jared says- I love roller coasters but am afraid of heights.
Winter Weather Approaching
Click the button to view our lunch/recess schedule, half day schedule, and delayed opening schedule!