CSE Mini Spartan Weekly

Your Once-a-Week Update from Cold Spring Elementary


From the Principal's Desk

Greetings from CSE,

Welcome back to CSE in 2018. The school year continues to move along and here we are in 2018.

One of the big changes for the 2018 return is the implementation of the Raptor System for Visitor Management. See the video below for an explanation. This system has been in place at RHS since the beginning of the school year. When coming to school, and visiting our academic wings, you will need to sign in with the Raptor System. The school office personnel will be there to assist you. The biggest change is the need to bring a government issued ID for check in.

Want to be more involved in school? A parent volunteer opportunity is coming up! See the notice below!

We look forward to finishing out the year with you in partnership!

Dr. Eric Skanson


CSE Weekly Schedule

Monday - Jan. 15

  • NO SCHOOL - District Staff Academy Day

Tuesday - Jan. 16

  • DAY 3
  • NO Faith Formation - Grades 3/4/5 (classes resume Jan. 23)

Wednesday - Jan. 17

  • DAY 4

Thursday - Jan. 18

  • DAY 1

Friday - Jan. 19

  • DAY 2
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#CSESTRONG Class of The Week!

Second Grade Team Torborg

This week we relaunched the CSE Class of the week with some new twists! 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/
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Team Torborg demonstrates RESPECT in words, actions, and attitude! You will find them greeting each other upon their arrival, following directions with effort, asking if others need assistance with the task at hand, and truly have improved on NOTICING if their choice making has given SMILES or FEELINGS of hurt. They continue to impress with Helping Others Succeed daily!

I have the opportunity to see all classes at CSE and while I am impressed with the behaviors and attitudes of all classes, I am particularly surprised at the amount of respect and discipline Mrs. Torborg's class has. Every four days Mrs. Torborg's class walks quietly into my room and calmly sits down on the mats without being prompted. I greet them at the door and usually say a few words to Mrs. Torborg. When I enter the classroom you can seriously hear a pin drop! Everyone sits down perfectly and does not say a peep. They have done this since day one. I have NEVER prompted them to do this - it is just an automatic thing for this class. I strongly feel the need to nominate them because not only are they so disciplined in walking into my room and starting class, but these kids are SO sweet. The amount of respect in that class is incredible. They fill my bucket every time I see them! They listen well, ask amazing questions, and truly care about learning all things music. I'm thrilled to nominate such a great class - they are well deserving of this award! :)

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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Congrats Trimester 1 Super Spartans!

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Every Trimester CSE recognized a select few that consistently show us what it means to live the SPARTAN Pledge Each and Every Day! Congrats to these students on a Job Well Done! Want to see more of the Trimester Celebration? Click HERE!

CSE Annual Staff Rock Paper Scissor Tournament

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This Monday, the CSE staff will begin the annual RPS tournament. This is an internal 80 person single elimination tournament for fun and bragging rights. Follow your Favorite CSE staff Member's progress here!

4th Annual CSE RPS 2018 http://challonge.com/CSERPS2018

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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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Weather Guidelines: Students stay inside if the air temperature is less than 0 degrees or the wind chill is less than -10 degrees. Be prepared with layers of clothing!

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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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Kids Pants Sizes 5-8 Needed for Kindergarten. Please send to the CSE Kindergarten Teachers if you have pants to donate!

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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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Important Upcoming Dates

School Resumes: Jan 3

No School: MLK Jan 15

Early Release: Jan 26

Principal Book Club FEATURE

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Mr. Skanson will be beginning Principal Book Club with the 5th Graders. This selection highlights the journeys of three young kids and their "Refugee" Story. Book Club starts in January!



What is the Deets? The Deets is a the student lead CSE Weekly Newscast. The Deets is part of the Explore program at CSE!

Here are some of the Deetsfrom the week.

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Staff Spotlight


Tom Petroski

How Many Years have you worked at CSE?



Academic Achievement

What I love most about my job at CSE

What I love most about CSE is the caring and supportive environment provided for/by students, teachers, and parents. Whether it is academic or social in nature, the CSE community works hard to create success for all.

Favorite Food


Favorite Children's Book.. and Why!

"Where the Red Fern Grows" This book was one of the first novels I ever read. I really enjoyed getting to know the characters in much greater depth than I had with previous books I had read.


Some of my hobbies include fishing, golfing, boating, and landscaping.

Interesting FACTS about ME

I completed my student teaching in the country of Luxembourg which is in Europe. My 6th grade class of 23 students had 9 different nationalities represented. During my time there, I also visited a total of 8 other countries.

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.