The Fall Sing DVD’s are now available for pick-up in the school office. Please stop by and pick up your copy if you placed an order. Thank you!


Friday November 10th - No School in observance of Veteran’s Day. Thank you to all of the men and women who serve our country!


Tuesday, December 12th(10:45am, 6:30pm)

Performers: Carey, Campbell, Gonzales, Wootwig Recorder Group 1, Edwards Aslanian - Gonzales, Pierce

Wednesday, December 13th(10:45am,6:30pm)

Performers: Ishikawa, Callahan, Thorpe, Wootwig Recorder Group 2, Edwards Hall-Tarleton, Pierce
Dress Rehearsal for 3rd grade violins: Monday December 11th, 10:30-11:00am.
Dress Rehearsal for 2nd grade Campbell violins: Monday December 11th, 9:30-10am.
Dress Rehearsal for 2nd grade Thorpe Violins: Monday December 11th 9:00-9:30am
Dress Rehearsal for Tuesday performers will be Monday December 11th afternoon 12:20pm - 1:20pm
Dress Rehearsal for Wednesday performers will be Tuesday December 12th afternoon from 12:20-1:20pm
*Chorus will perform Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
*Band Members will perform Tuesday evening.


Conference week is November 13 – 17.  School dismissal will be at 12:15 pm. Please make sure to send your child with his/her lunch (or order hot lunch), as dismissal is after lunch time. Dolphin Center will be open and available each of these days.


Tuesday, November 11th was Election Day for Cold Spring School.  Students in 3rd-6th grade voted for Student Council officers after listening to candidates' speeches earlier in the week.  We had a good selection of speeches this year full of exciting ideas and thoughtful suggestions for how to make Cold Spring School even more amazing.  Each candidate did a fantastic job, and we are very proud of all of them.  
Here are our Cold Spring School Student Council officers:  
President: Sami Nestlerode
Vice President: Haven Lindsey
Secretary: Audrey Aurell
Treasurer: Jack Alzina
Historian: Lila McPhail
Congratulations to all of the students who are members of the Cold Spring Student Council.  It’s going to be a great year with this great group of student leaders!


We took a tough loss in our big playoff matchup.  Franklin had improved a lot with two players being standout rushers and flag pullers.   Franklin took the lead 8-0 on a big play end zone deep pass.  CSS drove the field and then hit Michael Ferrarin on a slant pattern. The two-point conversion was debated between the refs and the Parks and Rec. director.  We got the call, and so 8 – 8.  Our defense held many times, even on 4th down.  Eventually, Franklin scored again.  Later on, Dana Whitney hit the edge on his often seen sideline run to score.  Our two-point conversion attempt was a close play, but Dana’s short run was denied by the referee’s call. 
In a way, we can now imagine how other teams felt during the season as we scored over 100 points, while allowing just 8.  Franklin really played well.  As pointed out by coach Bryan Goligoski, they never threw the ball into the heart of our defense, as they knew we could pick it off and race for a score.  I am proud of the team, and their tough efforts throughout the season.  We play one more game, vs. Cleveland, on Friday the 17th at Dwight Murphy.
Highlights by:  Coach Orr


Everyone is invited to attend my next Principal’s Coffee on Monday, November 13th at 8:00am inn the auditorium.  Matt Zuchowicz, SBCEO Director of Educational Technology Services, will be presenting on Cybersecurity and student data privacy laws.  I will also be presenting information regarding the California Dashboard, the new accountability tool designed to help communities across the state access important information about K-12 districts and schools.


All parents are welcome to join myself and Jarrod Schwartz from Just Communities on Monday, November 13th from 1-3pm in the Library.  Jarrod and I will be supporting parents with learning how to better utilize their leadership skills to enhance the Cold Spring School community.


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. Kim Ferrarin and Gregg Peterson, will be available on Monday, November 13th 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, November 13th at 6pm in the auditorium.


We have three upcoming Parent Education offerings that are listed below.
ScheduleNovember 13, 8:30-9:30am, Auditorium:  Cyber Security and Student Data Privacy, The Santa Barbara County Office of Education
NEW DATE!!!!  November 13, 1-3pm, Auditorium:  Parent Engagement and Leadership Workshop, presenter Just Communities and Dr. Alzina.
NEW! December 7, 6-8pm, Auditorium: Storytelling, presenter Michael Katz

Calendar of Events:


November 13th – Superintendent/Principal Coffee, 8:00-9:30am
November 13th – District Board Meeting, 6:00pm
November 13th – Parent Ed. Cyber Security & Student Data Privacy, 8:00-9:30am
November 13th – Parent Engagement and Leadership Workshop, 1-3pm
November 10th – No School Veterans Day
November 13-17th – Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences, 12:15pm Dismissal
November 15th – Foundation Meeting, 7-8am
November 15th – Chorus at Villa Santa Barbara, 1:00-1:20 pm
November 16th – Turkey Trot Run, tentative 10:45am
November 20-24th – Thanksgiving Break
November 29th – Zoo/Animal Encounter Fieldtrip 2nd grade, 9:45-11:30am