The Cougar Connection

Principal News & Notes May 2023 Issue

Coming Up at Cold Spring

Cold Spring Elementary School Website

Cold Spring Elementary Phone Number: 240-740-4390

  • May 3rd: Green Team Bike to School Day, Grade 3 Field Trip
  • May 4th: Classic Photography Class Photos & 5th Grade Panoramic Photo
  • May 5th: Grade 1 Field Trip, Principal Coffee & Conversation Topic: Literacy
  • May 8th-12th: Staff Appreciation Week
  • May 10th: MAPR Grade 3, MAPM Grade 5
  • May 11th: MAPR Grade 4&5,
  • May 12th: Kindergarten Orientation (No School for Current K Students), PTA International Night
  • May 15th: MAPP Grade K&2, Patrol Picnic
  • May 16th: PTA Meeting (In-Person)
  • May 17th: MAPP Grade 1, MAPM Grade 4
  • May 22nd: PTA Reflections Celebration at Cold Spring
  • May 24th: Grade 3 Recorder Concert,
  • May 25th: Cabin John Visit Grade 5, Spring Instrumental Music Concert
  • May 26th: Field Day
  • May 29th: No School
  • May 31st: PTA Walk-A-Thon

May 5th Principal Coffee & Conversation

Join us May 5th from 9:30-10:15am for our May Principal Coffee & Conversation. Our topic will be literacy and we will discuss foundational literacy programming, along with our upper grade programming for students. Mrs. Vaughan, our Reading Specialist will join us. We hope you can join us and either participate in discussion or get your questions answered!

MCPS Art Show May 2nd-7th

We're excited to invite all families to attend the MCPS Student Art Show! This is a wonderful opportunity for families to see the incredible artistic talents of elementary school students from across the county, including more than 30 works from Cold Spring students! The show will feature a variety of mediums and will showcase the unique perspectives and creativity of our young artists. The show will be held on the first floor of Montgomery Mall, from the evening of May 2 - May 7th at 4:00pm. The Cold Spring display will be located near the Lilly Pulitzer shop (the Nordstrom wing of the mall).

National Bike to School/Green Transportation Day

Wednesday, May 3rd is National Bike to School/Cold Spring Green Transportation Day. Students who walk, bike or ride a bus to school that day will get a chance to win a raffle prize. Please encourage the children to participate in this meaningful and fun activity.

Cold Spring International Fair

Friday, May 12th, 5:30-7:30 pm in the All-Purpose Room (cafeteria)

You and your family are invited to the Cold Spring International Fair, a celebration of the diversity of cultures at Cold Spring. If you’d like to contribute, please sign up by May 7th to bring a dish to share, host a cultural display table, sign up your student for fashion show parade and/or a cultural performance, or all of the above!

Please RSVP and sign up using this link.

Cash for Clothing Bin

Please remember that our school benefits from your donations to the Cash for Clothing bin located in front of Cold Spring ES. Every little bit helps and we appreciate your consideration as you begin Spring cleaning at home.

Current and Future Kindergarteners

Important Information

We need more kindergarteners! Spread the word!

We are getting ready to welcome our newest Cougars to Cold Spring. If your child will turn 5 by September 1, 2023 please review the following information:

  • Online registration is now open. Click HERE for the Kindergarten Enrollment Flyer.

  • Cold Spring will hold Kindergarten Orientation on Friday, May 12th for our newest students and parents.

Please note CURRENT Kindergarten students will NOT have school on May 12th to allow the Kindergarten teachers to be present at the Orientation.

Academy Child Development

Check out K.A.V.E. Club's summer programming for children in K-5 at Cold Spring Elementary. Click the link below for more information and the Open House date!

Are You Interested in Supporting Lunch & Recess?

Lunch and recess is a time where our students can enjoy social conversation and play. This is the one part of their day where there is a bit less structure and they can relax. We would love to have your support if you are available during this time.

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!

2022-2023 Lunch & Recess Schedule

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Lunch Items

We have seen an increase in soda and candy in student lunches. Students are also trying to share these things. Please refrain from sending in these items with your child in their lunch from home. We want to encourage healthy eating habits and food that will give them energy for the remainder of the day. Thank you for your support and help!
Lunch Menu Choices

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.

Lost & Found Items

We have MANY lost and found items at school. Please make sure to come in and take a look or have your student look for any lost items. We have gone through the items and returned any that were labeled with student names. It is strongly suggested to label your children's clothing, lunch box, and water bottles. This is very helpful when things go missing.

We will be donating any left over clothing to our Cash for Clothing Bin. Please come and check for your things!

Cold Spring Family Handbook

Click here to read through important MCPS policies and school procedures.