The annual Cold Spring School Pumpkin Party is back! Everyone is welcome for snacks, drinks & lots of fun!This is a great event where you get to pick a pumpkin grown at the Grube Family Pumpkin Patch, carve it, visit with other Cold Spring families, enjoy the view, and get into the Halloween spirit.Usethislink to sign up through Gesture.  

Pumpkin Party Details

Date: Saturday, October 28

Time:4pm – 6pm(ish)

Location:  640 Cowles Road

BYOT (Bring your own carving tools!)

Cost is $40 per family

(All proceeds go to the Cold Spring School Foundation)

Please feel free to email Jennie Grube with any questions atjenniegrube@gmail.com

CSS Parent Club is excited to announce our new store. Come visit the Parent Club at the Fall Festival to purchase and order some fun items to show off how much you love COLD SPRING SCHOOL!All families that have donated over $1,000 to the Cold Spring Fall Campaign will receive their Cold Spring swag (hats and shirts) in a few weeks.We thank you for your support!

COFFEE MUG - $10.00

HOODIES - $45.00

*CANVAS BAGS - $10.00

T-SHIRTS - $15.00


*STICKERS - $1.00

*Available Now, everything else pre-order at the Fall Festival (cash, check or charge).


It’s time for the gift wrap fundraiser!  This is a great opportunity to get some of your holiday shopping out of the way while supporting the Parent Club. We are using a new company, Charleston Wrap, this year. They have a great selection of gift wraps as well as a kitchenware catalog. Kids can win prizes for their sales and by sending invitations to friends and family to shop online using the school ID code you will find in the packet. Our fundraiser will runOctober 23 - November 6. Packets will go home with the kidson Monday the 23rd.  There will be a table out front to return orders on the morning ofNovember 2nd and November 6th. Please do not return forms to the office or classrooms.  See below for more information.

Every Purchase Makes a Difference!

  • We encourage ALL families to participate by sharing catalogs with friends, relatives, and co-workers.
  • This is our most significant source of funds for the year used to enhance the experience of all students.
  • A major portion of the funds from this year’s campaign will be used to support parent club.
  • You will receive a FREE digital Cooking Light™ Cookbook when you purchase two or more items.

Orders & Money Due:

  • All money and the top 2 copies of the order form are due on: November 3rd
  • Please DO NOT collect sales tax. each item sold to cover the cost of sales tax and shipping.
  • Additional order forms are available at the school office.
  • No door-to-door sales without adult supervision!
  • Make checks payable to:Cold Spring School Parent Club

Online Ordering Made Easy…Over 500 items to choose from!

  • Online shopping is easy, safe and the best way to reach the most amount of people.

1.Register your student atwww.charlestonwrapstore.com.

2.Use our school’s online ID#: 13065

3.Students receive a 6-digit Student Code. (For proper credit, do not register a student more than once.)  

4.Share the Student Code with friends & family via social media: Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

5.Our Easy-Email-Invite generator gets out-of-town friends & family shopping and supporting!

  • Personalized and Online Only Itemswill NOT be fulfilled if written on the 3-part order form.
  • Internet orders may be subject to shipping & sales tax. Free Shipping is available, see online for details.  


The Parent Club is bumping up their next meeting date to Tuesday, November 7th. The new time will be at 8:30am in order to allow for ample planning time for our annual Turkey Trot run and other upcoming events.

CSS DOLPHINS 24, Adelante 0

Our offense moved the ball well with a solid running game.Later, we mixed in our passing attack.Scores were made on a pitch play to Jack Goligoski, and a combination touchdown run by Oliver Andrews followed by a short run from Dana Whitney. Later, Jacob Sturm threw to Michael Ferrarin on our tricky end around play.Finally, we scored when Dana Whitney had another picked pass and a long return. Adelante did pull flags well.On offense, they were forced to pass a lot in an attempt to catch up. Our secondary, aka the pass defense, was solid.Next up is Monroe (coached by our friend and former great coach Cory Cordero-Rabe).This will be during the Fall Festival at 3:45. The week after that will probably be a playoff game on Friday the 3rd.This is a schedule change as we were expecting no game that week.

Highlights by:Coach Orr


I want to encourage EVERY family to register for Santa Barbara County Aware and Prepare Emergency Alerts.Thislink will take you directly to the website where you can Register For Alerts.It literally takes only 5 minutes!Let’s all commit to being prepared!


Happy Fall!  The Fall Festival team is very excited about our upcoming school’s carnival and the celebration of our community!  By now, you should have received information from your student's class room parents about your class's booth and a request to volunteer during one of the booth time slots. If those time slots filled up too fast or the times didn’t work out for you and you still want to pitch in… no worries, we can always use extra hands in setting up tables, chairs and canopies before hand (about1:00pm) or help breaking them down, afterwards.  I promise, we’ll make it fun!

In addition, you should have also received the request for your fine and ghoulish baking skills.  Grades K, 2nd & 5th are being asked to provide treats for ourBake Saleand grades 1st, 3rd, 4th & 6th are asked to make 1-2 cakes for ourCake Walk.  If needed, please check in with your Room Parents for more information.

During the Festival,Foodfor purchase will be available and provided by the Parent Club’s very own dad-operated BBQ.  Please see the Parent Square post for more information.

The morning of the Fall Festival, enter thePumpkin Carving Contestby bringing in their carved pumpkin to be judged by the teachers in 3 different categories.  We will be accepting your squash sensations between
8:00-8:30amin the gazebo, the morning ofFriday, Oct. 27th.  Please find additional information and admission forms attached to this post.

Don’t forget to wear yourCostumes!  Students are invited and encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to the Festival, but please do not have them worn during the school day.

How to Play:
Lastly, be sure to pre-purchase yourWristbands/Ticketsfor the carnival games, face-painting and bounce-houses.  Wristband information and forms can be found attached to this message or in the

We look forward to seeing you all and having a fun Fall Festival together!

Halloween – October 31st!

Many of the students have asked me if they can wear their Halloween costumes to school on Tuesday, October 31st?The answer to that question is “Yes!”, but please no masks, scary costumes, blood and all pretend guns or knives must stay a home.




The Santa Barbara County Office of Education (SBCEO) is very excited about celebrating the 65th Annual Breakfast with the Authors to be held at the County Education Office Auditorium onSaturday, October 28. The 13 guest authors/illustrators will speak briefly and be available to personally autograph books for sale by Chaucer’s Book Store following the event.Registration is required. Tickets are $16 and include a delicious catered brunch. Students 12 and older are welcome to attend at a reduced ticket price of $12 each.

I have attached a flyer with more information. Anyone interested can register online at
http://sbceo.org/s/REG2017BWA, or go tohttp://sbceo.org/s/2016BWAto check out the menu, see which authors are attending, and download additional flyers. Since the event occurs close to Halloween, the SBCEO would like to give attendees the option of dressing up as a favorite author or character from a book.

This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and talk with famous authors and illustrators of children’s literature from throughout California. Each participant will have the chance to sit with an author or illustrator for breakfast, while they share anecdotes about their work. I have attached the flier to this post with more information.


We are hosting a FUN and FESTIVE Mom's Night onSaturday, November 4, 2017, and we want you to JOIN US!  The event will feature a specialty cocktail making class hosted by Top Shelf Events.  A variety of delicious mexican food will complement the evening's beverages.  This is the perfect time for moms to get together before the holidays to learn how to craft the perfect cocktail...and it promises to be very delicious and a lot of fun!!

This is going to be such a festive get together for all - and if you are interested in joining us, you still can!  Please visit this link to purchase your ticket.

You can see the attached flyer for more details.  Proceeds for this event go to the Foundation to support our awesome school!  Sign up if you can, and join us for a great night out!  We can't wait to see you there!



All children are encouraged to bring their carved or decorated Jack O’Lantern to the Gazebo from 8:00-8:25am on October 27th to be judged.The three categories are:Precious Pumpkin, Scary Squash and Jolly Jack.An official entry form must be attached to be eligible (see form attached to this post).



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 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

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:


October 27 – Early Dismissal,12:30pm

October 27 – Fall Festival, 2:30-5:30pm

October 30 – No School for Students - PD Day for Teachers

October 30 - FREE Writing Parent Workshop, 6-7pm, Cold Spring School Library