CSE Mini-Spartan Weekly

Your Once-a-Week Update from Cold Spring Elementary

May 26, 2017

Week 40

Estas son las noticias del salón de su hijo(a). Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre lo que harán la próxima semana, por favor llame a Patricia Ayala al (320) 685-7534 y oprima la opción en español o la extensión 4135. ¡Gracias!

Weekly Schedule

WEEK of (May 29 – June 2)

Monday May 29 – No School

Memorial Day”

Tuesday May 30 – DAY 1

K-2 Locker Clean-out!

Grade 3 Bowling (9:00 – Baumann/10:00 – Freeman/11:00 – Rowe/1:00 – Johnson)

Wednesday May 31 – DAY 2

Grades 3-5 Locker Clean-out!

9:30 – Grade 1 – Walk to Frogtown

9:30 – Grade 2 – Walk to Pioneer Park

1:30 – Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony – CSE Gym

Grade 5 Swim party – eating lunch @ 11:00; afternoon swimming and other activities!

Thursday June 1 – DAY 3 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

9:00 – Tri 3 Celebration

12:00 – Dismissal

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REMINDER OF THE WEEK: Last Student Day is June 1st.. a 1/2 day of school!

From the Principal's Desk

Good Afternoon CSE Families,

What an incredible day we had yesterday with the #CSESTRONG Walk-A-Thon.

A HUGE thank you to all the Walk-A-Thon planners and volunteers! What a successful event! Couldn't have been pulled off without everyone's help! Here are some final numbers from the day.

$13,600- total donations the students brought in (not including the change-so it's not the final grand total yet)

$2,900- business sponsor cash donations

$925- worth of in-kind donations from business sponsors

$1,935 was brought in from Party at the Patio food sales (expenses are not deducted yet to get a net profit)

2,673 laps around the track = 688 miles walked by students through out the afternoon!

100% of the student money raised goes back to students at CSE. This money is used to subsidize field trip costs, purchase new fiction and non-fiction books for classrooms and the media center and support school wide lyceums.

The students had a blast but were definitely tired by the end of the day.

In addition, it was so great to see so many of you come back to school at night for the Party on the Patio. It was so fun seeing all the families come together at the Party on the Patio last evening. Lots of fun was had by all that attended. Overheard one student say yesterday, "Best day ever!!"

We want to say a huge thank you to all of our business sponsors. Your support made the party on the patio a success. As a ROCORI community, we are lucky to have you! Please come check out our sponsorship banner in the commons. It is hanging proudly

Finally, I want to give a specific thank you to some individuals that went way above and beyond yesterday!

Doris F. and the Custodial Staff

Mary Ann Hennen and the Kitchen Staff

All of our fabulous Host Parents and Business Sponsors

....and our Dunkers that responded on very short notice! McDougall, Walker, Kramer, Johnson, Rowe, Freeman Schneider and Kothroade...

Thanks to everyone for making it a special day for our students and families. It the love and support of this school is simply amazing!

Enjoy the last days and enjoy your memorial weekend!


Dr. Eric M. Skanson

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CSE Walk a Thon

#CSESTRONG Walk-a-Thon Business Sponsors

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Gold Sponsors -

BLEND (CentraCare) -

Cold Spring Eye Clinic -

Cold Spring Family Dentistry -

Pilgrim’s® Home of Gold’n Plump® and Just Bare Chicken® -

Gemini Consulting

Andrews Concrete Works Inc -

Redfield, LLC -

Reichert Wenner Law Office -

Cold Spring Fire Department -

Cold Spring Bakery


Lightning Graphics

Jimmy's Pizza

Silver Sponsors - Name will be included on banner

Cold Spring Floral

Murphy Granite Carving, Inc.

State Bank of Cold Spring

The Great Blue Heron

Viking Coca-Cola Bottling Company

A maze'n Farmyard -

Marnanteli's Pizza & Grille

A&W Richmond

Cold Spring Record

Bronze Sponsors -

Art As You Like It -

Bounce Adventure -

Airmaxx -

Subway -

Dairy Queen -

Hardees -

Central Lakes Holiday -

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Upcoming Important Dates


All Done!



1 –Wednesday, May 31st – Walk downtown (Frogtown)


Summer Success Camp Begins June 13th!

CSE 5th Grade Students River Rally!

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New Raptor Vistor Management System

Dear ROCORI Families:

The ROCORI School District is pleased to announce that we are expecting to begin using the Raptor Visitor Management System in all of our district schools in the fall of 2017. Our purpose for integrating the system is to build on the district’s program of campus safety for students and faculty.

Part of keeping students and faculty safe is knowing who is in our building at all times and the Raptor system will allow us greater ability to do so. The Raptor system will better allow us to track visitors, contractors, and volunteers in our schools which provides us with a safer environment for our students and staff.

We want you to understand how the system will work! Upon entering a district building, visitors will be asked to present a valid state-issued ID, which will be scanned into the system. Once entry is approved, Raptor will issue a badge that identifies the visitor, the date, and the purpose of his/her visit. In the event that a person does not have identification, he/she can still be given access to the building after being manually entered into the system and a badge printed. A visitor’s badge will not be necessary for those who visit our schools simply to drop off an item in the office or pick up paperwork.

The Raptor system will check to ensure that registered sexual offenders are not entering our buildings. It is important to note that the Raptor system only scans the visitor's name, date of birth and photo for comparison with a national database of registered sex offenders. Additional visitor data from the driver's license is not gathered nor is the system connected to any other system such as the Department of Motor Vehicles. Therefore, any other information on the ID is not scanned by the system and is not accessible to any of the users.

The ROCORI District is not alone in using this type of technology. More than 17,000 schools across the country already apply the Raptor system. If you are interested in learning more about the Raptor visitor management system, please visit the Raptor Technologies website (www.raptortech.com).

The safety of our students is our highest priority and the Raptor visitor management system provides a consistent way to aid in keeping away people who may present a danger to our students. Therefore, all visitors to the school must be scanned into the system and obtain a visitor badge. Thank you, in advance, for your understanding and support of enhancing school safety protocols in our district!


Scott Staska, ROCORI Superintendent

Leading and Innovating the School Safety Industry

Health Office Reminder

Health Office- just a reminder to keep students home for 24 hours if they had a fever/ill. Please remind your child not to share hats, personal items with others. We have had a few cases of head lice. Thank you.


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ROCORI Wear for Sale in the CSE Office: SPECIAL SALE 30 % Off Spring T-Shirt! ONLY $10 (Previously $15)

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The ROCORI locker will continue their sales next year. They are looking for gently used ROCORI attire that is no longer being worn. If you have any ROCORI clothes you would like to donate, send it to school with your child and we will get it to them, thanks!

Substitutes needed at all levels!

The ROCORI District is in search of quality substitute teachers and paraprofessionals. If you are interested, please contact the ROCORI district office (320)-685-7534 to be enrolled on our substitute list.

Do you have a 4 year Bachelor's Degree? Do you need certification to be a short call substitute? Register with Resource Training and Solutions in Sartell, Mn to get your short call substitute certification.


Thank you, Congratulations and Kudos To...

Susan Silvers for her recognition of ROCORI Teacher of the Year for 2016-2017!

Great River Regional Library Events at CS Branch

Check HERE for a full listing of events

May Lunch Menu

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CSE Lunch Schedule

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About CSE

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.
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