CSE Mini Spartan Weekly 3.2 .18

Your Once-a-Week Update from Cold Spring Elementary

From the Principal's Desk

What a pleasure it is to be principal at such a great school in an exceptional community! I am so proud of the work that these students have accomplished in the last few weeks. We raised almost $1800 dollars for the NPK Hero Foundation for families with pediatric cancer. We brought bags of supplies to the Local Food Shelf, organized by the CSE Kindness Club, and wrote Valentine's Cards to Veterans. This is a school community that believes in making a difference, and I am thrilled to be a part of it.

Empathy, Kindness and Caring all takes another "C"... Courage. It takes courage to stand up, it takes courage to lead, it takes courage to be the "ONE" to make a difference. Although we have solid academic programming, we also take pride in teaching "Academic, Social and Emotional Excellence" We know that our students are not perfect, we know that they will make mistakes. However, we also know that we are in this together as parents and school to change the direction of our children's lives forever!
Only when we stand together do we prevent tragedy and disparity. I ask for our students' future, we stand together!

Have a great week and stay #CSESTRONG!

CSE Weekly Schedule

NEXT WEEK (March 5-March 9)

Monday, March 5 – DAY 2

Faith Formation – Gr. 1/2

Tuesday, March 6 – DAY 3

Faith Formation – Gr. 3/4/5

Wednesday, March 7 – DAY 4

9:15 – “Jungle Book” – Grade ¾ @ RHS Auditorium

Thursday, March 8 – DAY 1

Friday, March 9 – DAY 2

9:00 – Tri 2 Celebration

11:55 – 3 Hr. Early Dismissal

CSE Walk-A-Thon Sponsorship Request

Request for a Donation

We are writing to you on behalf of Cold Spring Elementary (CSE). The CSE Host Parents are currently planning a Walk-a-thon Fundraising Event. The event will take place rain or shine on May 17, 2018! The Walk-a-thon will be held during the school day for students and the fun will continue at CSE that evening for students, families and sponsors from 5:00 – 7:30pm.

Entertainment will be provided!

The 2017 Walk-a-thon raised $13,000!!! This money was used as follows:

School Assemblies, Books and Community Building Events for CSE Families

CSE parents have overwhelmingly voted to move away from having students sell magazines, wrapping paper and food items in favor of the Walk-a-thon. The goal is to have a “one and done” fundraiser! Money raised through the 2018 Walk-a-thon, will be used to support student field trips, continue to update the library with current literature and enhance the student experience at CSE through lyceums and other school wide programs and events!

We are seeking support from local businesses in the form of a suitable prize to reward students for participating in the walk-a-thon or a cash donation. Cash donations from businesses will be used to support expenses related to the event and to purchase additional prizes. All students that bring in a donation of any amount will be entered into the prize drawing. Our goal is for 100% of the funds raised by the students to go to purchases that directly impact the students! If the cash donations exceed the expenses, the remainder will be added to the students fundraising efforts!

We would greatly appreciate any donation you can make! Should you make a donation, your business will be recognized in the following manner:

  • · Gold Level Sponsors: Donations of $250.00 or greater will have their company name AND logo on a banner that will be displayed at the event and throughout CSE during the following school year, as well as recognition on social media and in the Cold Spring Record
  • · Silver Level Sponsors: Donations of $100.00 - $249.00 will have their company name on a banner that will be displayed at the event and throughout CSE during the following school year, as well as recognition on social media and in the Cold Spring Record
  • · Bronze Level Sponsors: Donations of $99 or less will receive recognition on social media and in the Cold Spring Record

If you are able to help, please send your donation directly to Cold Spring Elementary at 601 Red River Ave North Cold Spring, MN 56320 no later than April 15, 2018. If you would prefer to have a CSE Host Parent pick up your donation, please reply to this email letting us know and we would be happy to send someone to your business. Please do not hesitate to contact us at csehostparent@rocori.k12.mn.us if you have any questions.


CSE Host Parents




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5th Grade Book Club

I'm extremely excited to announce that the 5th Grade Principal Book Club has been drafted by the Lead Learners led by Brad Gustafson for the official #30SecondBookTalk!

Many of you may have already watched their book talk on the digital signage recommending the book Refugee. They will be competing for the Vince Lombooki Award!

With a win, they would bring home $500 from Scholastic Books. We will keep you posted on when the voting will begin so that we can get everyone we know to vote for them. Follow along on Twitter at #30secondbooktalk

REMINDER: Early Release March 9th

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KIT Dates

Grade Level KIT Dates are:

K - Thursday, April 19 @ 8:20-9:05 am

1 - Friday, April 27 @ 8:20-9:05 am

2 - Friday, March 2 @ 8:20-9:05 am

3 - Thursday, March 29 @ 1:45-2:30 pm

4 - Friday, March 23 @ 1:45-2:30 pm

5 - Wednesday, February 14 @ 1:45-2:30 pm


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Have a class that you have observed meeting and exceeding our Spartan Pledge? You can nominate them here! https://rocori.wufoo.com/forms/csestrong-class-of-the-week-nomination-form/

Congratualations 4th Grade Spindler on being this week's #CSESTRONG Class of the Week!

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#CSESTRONG Class of The Week!

May 17th, CSE WAlK-A-Thon, Party on the Patio

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Ready to get your ROCORI Tote? The CSE Host Parents are Selling! Contact the CSE office for more info! $20 Cash or Check!

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Students must be picked up by 3:00 p.m. each day. There is no supervision for students after this time. All students not picked up by 3:15 will be brought to KIDSTOP and charged a daily rate.

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Cell Phones are not allowed in common areas. They are to remain in backpacks or at the teachers desks throughout the day.

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Have an address change? Phone Number Change? Keep your records updated through the CSE school office (320)-685-4952

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Staff Spotlight

NameZach Johnson

How Many Years have you worked at CSE?



3rd Grade Teacher

What I love most about my job at CSE

I love working with the incredible staff and students. Being able to work in my hometown is special.

Favorite Food


Favorite Children's Book.. and Why!

"Where the Wild Things Are" - Inspires children to use their imagination.


My hobbies include: hockey, football, coaching, traveling, cooking, chasing my 2 year old daughter around and swing dancing.

Interesting FACTS about ME

I am a CSE alumni. My 3rd grade classroom was the classroom I teach in now.


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!

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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.