Principally Speaking

Summer Edition


When we think of the word Fahrenheit, we usually think of the scale upon which temperature is measured - 32 degrees for freezing and 212 degrees for boiling. However, this summer, I was introduced to a new meaning for the word Fahrenheit.

Last week, our family took a day trip to Hershey Park. Our oldest daughter (soon to be leaving for college) decided that this day would involve taking her parents on roller coasters throughout the day. One of the roller coasters at Hershey is called Fahrenheit. Why it has this name, I do not know. What I do know, though, is that this ride takes you straight up in the air and then drops you not simply straight down, but inverted - you are actually going past 90 degrees on the way down. Needless to say, I closed my eyes and screamed (maybe you heard me?) and thankfully survived to tell about it. Next time around, I think I will stick with the Merry-Go-Round!

While Fahrenheit is not necessarily something I would have chosen to ride, I am glad for my daughter's sake that I did so. To be honest, I was not really thrilled, as we stood in line for 30 minutes and watched car after car of screaming people drop down that incline. This was honestly one of the first times in my life I was genuinely apprehensive about an amusement park ride. But when all was said and done, I am glad to know that I was able to help create a memory for my daughter.

My hope for you is that your summer is one that is creating memories for you and your children as well. And if you're lucky, maybe you will not have to use a ride like Fahrenheit to create these memories.

Postcards Wanted - Don't forget to send us a postcard from your summer vacation spot. We will be displaying them in the school hallway.

Run to Read

We are excited to announce the first annual Run to Read 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run here at Cold Spring on Saturday, October 5th. We will kick-off the weekend with a Family Ice Cream Social on Friday, October 4th @ 6PM. Then beginning at 9AM on Saturday, October 5th, we will have our 1-Mile Fun Run, followed by our 5K Run to begin at 9:30AM. On both Friday night and Saturday, our Book Fair will be open for you to purchase books for your kids to read. So come out, have fun, and buy some good books!

Wanna help? Here's what you can do:

Volunteer - If you would like to help with the 5K and Fun Run, please contact Amy Bullard (, who will be coordinating the event.

Sponsor - If you would like to be a sponsor for the event, please contact Amy Bullard ( as well.

We look forward to a great weekend of fun for the Cold Spring Community.

Cold Spring Happenings

Here at Cold Spring, we have been busy preparing for the upcoming school year. The school is almost done being cleaned, the supplies are delivered, and the staff will soon be returning to get the classrooms in order. All we need now is the children to arrive, and before you know it, that will happen as well.

Here are some important dates to remember...


29th - Kindergarten Orientation (1:00 - 2:30)


3rd - First Day of School

5th - Rosh Hashanah - No School

9th - Back to School Night (KAM & 5th Grade @ 5:45PM; KPM & 6th Grade @ 7:00PM)

10th - Back to School Night (1st & 4th Grades @ 5:45PM; 2nd & 3rd Grades @ 7PM)

19th - Picture Day


4th - 11th (Book Fair)

4th - Ice Cream Social

5th - 5K Run/1 Mile Fun Run

14th - 18th (Celebrate Education Week)

25th - Race for Education


6th - End of 1st Marking Period (11:55 AM Dismissal)

18th - Report Cards distributed

22nd & 25th - No Kindergarten (Parent Conferences)

26th - Early Dismissal (11:55 AM) - Parent Conferences

27th - Thanksgiving Holiday Recess begins