CSE Mini Spartan Weekly

Your Once-a-Week Update from Cold Spring Elementary

Oct 13th, 2017

From the Principal's Desk

Greetings from CSE,

The upcoming weeks have a few adjustments to the "Normal" Schedule. Today, your students had an "EARLY RELEASE". Early Release days our used for important tasks at school. Often these are used for professional development days, curriculum coordination and program improvement. Today, staff was exploring updates to our English Language Arts program and a potential curriculum adoption. This would not be possible without scheduled early outs.

Next week is FALL BREAK. You may hear this day also called MEA Break. Next week is a perfect time for a couple of days off from school. We hope you and your family take some time to relax and connect. Our educators will be doing the same.

There will be no Friday Update next week due to the scheduled Fall Break! Enjoy your time!

Have a fabulous week!

Dr. Eric Skanson


CSE Weekly Schedule

Monday 10/16

  • DAY 2
  • NO Faith Formation - Grades 1/2

Tuesday 10/17

  • DAY 3
  • NO Faith Formation - Grades 3/4/5
  • 8:45 - Baumann's class bowling
  • 9:45 - Kramer's class bowling (switched preps w/Kothrade)
  • 12:15 - Johnson's class bowling
  • 1:15 - J.Freeman's class bowling

Wednesday 10/18

  • DAY 4

Thursday 10/19


Friday 10/20


Important Upcoming Dates

10/19 - NO SCHOOL - MEA Break

10/20 - NO SCHOOL - MEA Break

10/26 - Picture Retake Day

10/26 - Hearing Screenings (more details to come)

11/22 - NO Students - Building Staff Development

11/23 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Day

11/24 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break



What is the Deets? The Deets is a the student lead CSE Weekly Newscast. The Deets is part of the Explore program at CSE!

Here are some of the Deets from the week.


Explore is a grade 3-5 student Voice and Choice program. Students are able to enroll in "Elective" Type classes four times per year. Explore is designed to let students dabble in different focus areas such as: Career Exploration, Hobbies, Wellness and Performance.

What are some examples?

Each EXPLORE Class focuses on one of the four core areas and meet twice a week for 1/2 hour. This fall we offered:

Wood Working, Team Sports, Newscasting, Coding, Theater, Games with Friends, Magic, Engineering, Claymation, Yoga and Choir. These are just some of the great examples of ways kids get engaged and Explore their future.

Tony Wagner says, "Play leads to Passion and Passion leads to Purpose" Our hope is to let gets find their passion and purpose at CSE! More Questions? What to be involved at a parent? Contact Princpal Skanson (skanosone@rocori.k12.mn.us)

Watch the Video below to see some Real Time Examples!


ROCORI Boosters Brewmaster Dinner



ROCORI Booster Club

Brewmaster’s Dinner

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Social Hour – 5:00pm

6 Course Dinner – 6:00pm

Silent Auction all night

The Great Blue Heron

COST - $45.00

Just an FYI...the ROCORI Booster Club spent over 75K on ROCORI Sports last year. You can purchase tickets through the ROCORI Activities Office or contact: Tanya Leither at: 320-980-2611.

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Staff Spotlight


Karen Lincoln

How Many Years have you worked at CSE?

18 years


Special Education Para

What I love most about my job at CSEI

love when a student accomplishes a goal or understands something new, when you can really see and hear how proud they are.

Favorite Food


Favorite Children's Book.. and Why!

I'll Love You Forever-this is a book that I read to my boys when they were little and it brings back sweet memories of reading with them.


reading, listening to music, camping, fishing, bowling, watching the MN Twins, watching my boys play sports, scrap booking, and spending time with family and friends

Tumble Books

Dear Parents!

Our School has a subscription to TumbleBookLibrary, and your family can access it from home! It’s unlimited, and it’s FREE for you to use from home!

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of e-books for children. They are a great way to encourage tech-savvy kids to enjoy reading!

There are over 280 animated, talking picture books! The site also features Spanish and French books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, quizzes, and exciting games and puzzles!

We hope that you will get the chance to check out the collections with your child! Below is all the information you’ll need to login to the collection:


Username: Coldspring

Password: reads

Or visit our website for instant access:

________ http://asp.tumblebooks.com/Home.aspx?categoryID=13

You can use your computer, tablet, or mobile phone! All you need is an internet connection. There are no downloads: books are streamed right to your device at the click of a button.

Happy Tumbling, everyone!

October Lunch Menu

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About Us

We are a 500 student public elementary school in the ROCORI school district. We are passionate about students, learning and especially literacy. Our students job is to be successful and it is our drive and passion to help them be successful.