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Cold Spring Elementary School - Celebrating 20 Years

The Battle of the Alamo

How much do you know about the Battle of the Alamo? Prior to Christmas, I must admit I knew very little of it, but now I think I may be able to give a presentation about it (hyperbole intended).

One of my favorite parts of the Holiday Break is the time I get to spend engaged in activities that tend to get neglected many other times of the year. Activities such as reading new books, playing board games with family, and investigating new restaurants are three such examples.

The date...December 26th
The location..Our Dining Room Table
The Game...Telestrations

I will spare you the specifics of the game, except to say this: One of my family members interpretation of the Alamo involved a church in Texas. I was fairly sure that was not exactly what the Alamo was about, but just to be sure, I Googled it (the 2016 version of research!), and now I am an expert. Texas? Yes. A church? No.

You are probably wondering where I am headed with this (or maybe you've stopped reading by now). If you are still hanging in there, here's my point. As a result of my time over the holiday break, I have three recommendations for you.

One: Get the game Telestrations and play it with your kids. Lots of laughs...guaranteed!

Two: Read the book Free Range Kids. It will challenge your thinking as a parent.

Three: Try a new restaurant. You might discover a food you didn't know your kids would eat.

May you have a Happy, Safe, and Blessed New Year!


Mr. Finger
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Cradles to Crayons Fundraiser

We are excited to let you know about our school fundraiser taking place in the month of January. Since it is Cold Spring’s 20th year anniversary, we wanted to help give back to a local charity. In Philadelphia, there is an organization called “Cradles to Crayons.” Please watch the video to learn more about this wonderful charity. Cold Spring will be collecting change to help purchase items for the Cradles to Crayons foundation. We are encouraging the students to do some extra chores around the house so they could earn some change/money to donate. The money will be used to purchase items that will benefit children from birth through age 12. A collection container will be in your child’s homeroom where the money can be deposited. Together we can help bring positive “change” to our surrounding communities. Thanks so much for your support!

Dates to Remember

January 12th: Geography Bee (Grades 4, 5 & 6)

January 18th: School Holiday, No School

January 26th: Early Dismissal (11:55) and no PM Kind. (End of 2nd Marketing Period)

January 26th: 6th Grade Snow Tubing Outing at Bear Creek (1 - 5)

January 29th: Town Hall Meeting (Wear your CS Shirts)