STUDENT ART WORK DISPLAYED
Fia, Poppy, Madeline, Georgia, Ingrid, Nicholas, Amelia and Sami all had their art work displayed at the Natural History Museum Art Walk this past weekend!Congratulations, Artists! Every year Cold Spring School is given 8 spots in the Art Walk. According to Mrs. O’Neill, “The students were chosen for their exceptional skill and talent as well as their excellent citizenship in the art room, hard work and passion.”
SPORTS HELMET DISTRIBUTION
COAST’s Safe Routes to School representatives will be on campus to distribute low-cost (high quality) bike safety helmets. California law states that children under 18 must wear a helmet when riding skateboards, scooters, bikes, etc. They will be at Cold Spring School:
Tuesday, October 3rd, after school
Cold Spring School Gazebo
If your child already has a helmet, you can bring your child and the helmet to this event and we will make sure the helmet fits properly.
Helmets require a minimum $10.00 donation. (These helmets sell retail for $40.00) Additional donation is appreciated and goes directly into purchasing more helmets for this program.If parents will not be with their children, we must have the slip below completed and returned to us at the time of the event. This service is provided to ensure that all children have a safe, quality helmet.
CONGRATULATIONS TO DR. JEAN GRADIAS!
Our very own STEAM Teacher/Science TOSA defended her dissertation last weekend before her committee congratulated her with Dr. Jean Gradias! Dr. Gradias eared her doctorate degree in Education Leadership from Fielding University. We are going to celebrate all things great about Dr. Gradias this Friday during our morning assembly and at lunch recess. I am encouraging all the students to bring a tool (hammer, screwdriver, wrench, etc…) instead of flowers to donate to the STEAM room. Let’s shower Dr. Gradias with lots of love and tools!
INTERNATIONAL WALK TO SCHOOL DAY
The entire Cold Spring community is encouraged to walk to school on Wednesday, October 4th in recognition of International Walk to School Day.
DOLPHINS WIN THEIR FIRST FOOTBALL GAME
Thanks to some great coaching and teamwork, the Cold Spring School football team squeezed past the Monroe Mustangs last Friday night with a 12-6 victory! The Dolphins play the Franklin Eagles this Friday at Franklin Elementary School at 3:30pm. Go Dolphins and coach Orr!
COLD SPRING BOARD OF TRUSTEES OFFICE HOURS
The Governing Board recognizes the value of promoting the accessibility of Board members to the public. The Board believes that implementing regular, open-door meetings with community members will contribute to a climate of trust as well as respectful, constructive communication. The Brown Act allows for no more than two Board members to be present together for such open-door meetings. Leslie Kneafsey and Jen Miller, will be available on Friday, October 6th from 8-8:30am in room 11 to meet with any parents or community members. Board members are further restricted from communicating any information received during the community meeting to any other member of the Board outside of a properly called meeting of the Governing Board. Further, no Board actions will be taken nor decisions made during these meetings.
The Purpose of Board Office Hours
•To allow Governing Board members to engage with the community in a setting outside of a Board meeting.
•To facilitate the respectful, constructive communication of community input regarding the District’s educational policy responsibilities and decisions.
Save the Date: Our next School Board Meeting is Monday, October 9th at 6pm in the auditorium.
It’s Fall! We love our Fall Festival & our Fall Sing and October wouldn’t be the same without these dear traditions we know and love. Please mark your calendars & come join us for an informal performance as we share what we’ve been learning in musical class. Our Fall Sing will be a morning performance only complete with “Witches Brew” and our very own talented CSS musicians!
See you soon music fans!
DATE: Tuesday, October 24th
TIME: (K-2) 8:45-9:15am
TIME: (3-6) 9:30-10am
SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL MEETING
We will have our first School Site Council Meeting on Wednesday, October 4th at 7:30am in the Library.
Welcome and Introduction
Roles and Responsibilities
Nomination and Election of Officers
Next Meeting: November 1st at 7:30am
PARENT EDUCATION OFFERINGS
We have four upcoming Parent Education offerings that are listed below.I will send out more information regarding these events in my next newsletter, but I wanted to be sure everyone received these dates in advance in order to save the date.
October 5, 6-7pm, Library:Mindfulness Workshop, presenter Beth Laurie, Cold Spring School Psychologist
October 12, 6-8pm, Auditorium:Parent Engagement and Leadership Workshop, presenter Just Communities
October 30, 6-7pm, Auditorium:Writing Workshop, presenter Literacy Partners in association with the Teacher’s College at Columbia University
November 13, 8:30-9:30am, Auditorium:Cyber Security and Student Data Privacy, The Santa Barbara County Office of Education
COMING SOON! COLD SPRING DIRECTORY
Please keep your eye out for the ParentSquare post that will tell you when and where to purchase your 2017-2018 School Directory.
Calendar of Events:
October 2-6 – Pali Camp for (6th Grade)
October 3 – Superintendent/Principal Coffee, 8:30-9:30am
October 3 – Sports Helmet Distribution, $10 Donation, Afterschool
October 4 – International Walk to School Day
October 4 – Site Council Meeting, 7:30am, Library
October 5 - Mindfulness Parent Workshop, 6-7pm
October 6 – Office Board Hours, 8-8:30am
October 9 – Cold Spring Board meeting, 6pm
October 10 – Parent Club, 8-9pm
October 12 - Parent Engagement Workshop, 6-8pm
October 14 – Sushi Experience, 6pm
October 18 – Foundation Meeting, 7-8am
October 24 – Fall Sing, 8:45am
October 27 – Fall Festival, 12:30
October 30 – No School for Students - PD Day for teachers
October 30 - Writing Parent Workshop, 6-7pm