Looking for Room Parents!

Our teachers work so hard all year, as do our students. As a Room Parent, you get to help them have some fun! Room Parents plan the Winter Party (in December) and End of Year Party (in June). You will have the support of your class parents and the Room Parents Committee to assist you with this task. You can come up with your own plan or you can brainstorm with the other room parents in your grade.
If you are interested, please let your teacher know by Thursday, September 16. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Kacey Harris, Room Parent Committee Chair, at [email protected].

There will be a meeting on Wednesday October 13 to discuss everything via Zoom. Thanks in advance for all you do to support our teachers and students!


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Calling All Kindergarteners and New Cool Spring Students!

We have two exciting events planned for Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Cool Spring Elementary School.

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Kinder Camp for all rising K students

We have planned this as a drop off event in order to help with the first day jitters and provide a gentle transition into kindergarten. We have scheduled one hour to explore our school and engage in meaningful activities that will be led by our kindergarten teachers. It will have a significant positive impact on your child and set the tone for a successful school year.

If you have any questions about Kinder Camp, please feel free to contact the office at (804)723-3560 or send an email to Kim Snellings at [email protected].
To register your child for Kinder Camp, please type in the following link and complete the registration form:

10:00am – 11:30 a.m. New Student Social for all new students, grades k-5 (immediately following Kindercamp)

Meet us on the Cool Spring Playground for Cool Spring’s New Student Social! Come have some fun with Splash the Dolphin and meet other students who are new to Cool Spring. There will be a DJ, Kona Ice, face painting and lawn games. We can’t wait to meet you!!

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Spirit Day at Mi Jalisco — April 19th

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CSES Spring Spirit Wear

The CSES PTA spirit wear fundraiser sale is back! The virtual store is open through March 14. Items ordered will be distributed to your child via the classroom teacher before spring break. OWL students will have a date (TBD) for order pickup. CSES spirit wear is also an opportunity to shop local! Thank you for supporting the PTA initiatives while showing your Dolphin pride, order your spirit wear today!

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Yearbook Cover Photo Submissions

Attention 4th and 5th grade F2F and OWL students!!
We need your help to design a yearbook cover. Submissions should be on 8.5×11 paper and need to be turned in by 3/5/21. Please watch Mrs. Griggs video for some tips.
Once your drawing is complete, drop it off at the office for Mrs. O’Dell. If you cannot make it to the school, scan and email your submission to [email protected].
We can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

Teacher Store

It’s time to love on our teachers!
The PTA is hosting the Cool Spring Teacher Store on February 12th! This is a wonderful way to help our teachers restock much needed supplies for their classrooms.
Please check out the SignUp Genius to make a donation.
All donations can be dropped of in a designated bin at the front of the school between now and February 10th! Thank you in advance for your contribution!

Spirit Night

This week the Cool Spring PTA is having 2 spirit nights!   This is your opportunity to eat and shop for a good case — the Cool Spring PTA!!   Funds raised go towards activities like teacher and staff appreciation events, family programs and instructional materials for our classrooms.    You can:
1.   Dine Out at the VCC Panera (9960 Brook Road) from 4-8pm on Friday, December 4th.     Show an electronic version of this flyer upon ordering or use code PRFUND when ordering online.   Panera offers rapid pickup and curbside delivery as well as the best mac and cheese in town.
2. It’s a GiveBack Event at    For 48 hours 20% of sales will be donated to the CSES PTA when using promo code GIVEBACK – 0D0Z (please note, those are zeroes) upon checkout.     From midnight 12/4 through 11:59pm 12/5 treat yourself, get treated  or treat others to Kendra Scott jewlery.

Reflections Winners

Congratulations to the CSES Reflections Winners!  Our Outstanding Interpretation Winners will move on to the County level competition.  Please take a look our Reflections video to see the wonderful submissions by our participants and winners!



Welcome Back to School!

Cool Spring held back to school night on Thursday, September 24th.   Please take a look at the PTA’s message for the 2020-21 school year.

Back to School with the CSES PTA



Return to Learn Town Hall

As a reminder, the Return to Learn Town Hall is tonight, July 28, at 7pm. The meeting will be held on Zoom.
July 28, 2020 Virtual Town Hall Meeting for Families –

If you have technical difficulties with the video component of Zoom, you may listen to the meeting through an audio link provided below.

Phone (Audio Only)

You may call any of the following numbers to access the meeting by phone. You will need to enter the webinar ID and access code listed below at the prompt. The meeting will be available at 7:00 p.m. on July 28, 2020.

(301) 715-8592
(312) 626-6799
(346) 248-7799
(669) 900-6833
(929) 436-2866
(253) 215-8782

Enter the following webinar ID at the prompt: 816 7862 6221

If you are unable to attend the meeting, it will be recorded and posted on the HCPS YouTube channel (

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PTA Meeting 5/27

Please join us this Wednesday at 6:30pm for the last PTA meeting of the school year. We will vote on our slate of officers for 2020-21 and have a game of Dolphin Trivia. Please note: Trivia will be played through the kahoot app/website so you will need a one device to see the trivia questions/shared screen from the meeting and a second device to submit answers. Trivia is family friendly and prizes will be awarded. Hope to see you Wednesday!! Join us online at


Officer elections, Papa John’s spirit week, kindergarten registration and library book return

It’s time to return your CSES library books. On May 15, 22 and 29 library book collection bins will be placed at the front entrance of CSES from 8:00am – 4:00pm. **When returning library books, please use the front car loop and do not exit your car if someone else is at the book return bins. We will continue to adhere to CDC guidelines during this process.** Not sure what books your students checked out? (you aren’t the only one!) The school has posted a helpful video on their FB page to help you find this information.

Kindergarten registration is underway! There is a Welcome Station at the front entrance of our school for families of rising K students that features a spot for a photo, a small treat bag, a book, welcome messages from our kindergarten team, and paper copies of registration packets if needed. Registration paperwork may be returned by US Mail to Katie Caten, Registrar at 9964 Honey Meadows Road Mechanicsville, VA 23116 or at one of the schools offering meals (Mechanicsville ES, Battlefield Park ES, Gandy ES, South Anna ES, or Beaverdam ES) on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:00am – 1:00pm.

We are excited to present the slate of PTA officers for the 2020-21 School Year:

President — Leigh Blecki
Vice President of Communications — Morgan Goodman
Vice President of Programs — Lee Ann Harden
Vice President of Ways and Means — Katie Viar
Treasurer — Jordan Beaulieu
Secretary — Kim GryderThere will be a virtual PTA meeting Wednesday, 5/27 at 6:30 pm to vote on the officer slate and conduct year end business. We also plan to have a family friendly game of Dolphin Trivia so please join us! The log in information will be posted on FB and thru memberhub closer to meeting time.

Next week (May 18-24) Papa John’s will donate 30% from the total of orders placed online using promo code CSES. This is an easy and delicious way to earn money for CSES as well as take a much needed break from making lunch or dinner. And who doesn’t love pizza?? We appreciate your support! ** Our school code is valid at 21 central VA locations ** The promo code CSES CAN be used in conjuction with other discount codes.


Hanover County Public Schools Closed for Remainder of School Year

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We miss our Dolphins and look forward to seeing you all when it is safe!

— Cool Spring Elementary School PTA




It is time for one of our favorite nights of the year, Teacher Delivery Night!

On Wednesday, March 25, you can have pizza for dinner delivered to your door by CSES staff. This is a FUN fundraiser, and we love seeing the students’ reactions when we show up with your pizza!  Deliveries will occur between 4:30 and 7:00pm. Families select their delivery time. You may also place an order for pick up from the Brook Road location, and school staff will be there to welcome you.  20% of the sales and 100% of the tips will be donated to our school to support literacy goals. Place your order in advance at  Pre-orders may be placed through midnight on March 23, 2020.  Please call 804-723-3560 with any questions or if you need a copy of the flyer.  Thank you for your continued support of our students and school.


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Donations Needed!

PTA Service Night – Blankets for Bravery is coming up and  we are still in need of donations of fleece in 1.5 yard pieces of solids or patterns. Donations of fleece will be accepted until Friday, February 14th. We are also collecting donations of individually packaged snacks for the Ronald McDonald House. Thank you!


Chorus Concert

Come out and enjoy some music from the 70s performed by our fourth and fifth grade chorus students!!    January 30th, 6:30pm, CSES Cafeteria


Early Release 1/23 and 1/24

As a reminder, tomorrow, Thursday, January 23rd, and Friday, January 24th are early release days for students. Elementary schools will release at 12:30 p.m


PTA Membership Incentive

THIS IS IT! The announcement you’ve all been waiting for…… and one of the toughest decisions your student might ever have to make. IT’S TIME TO DECIDE OUR SCHOOL WIDE INCENTIVE FOR THE PTA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE. Do you want to see Principal Williams and Vice Principal Mullenaux…..

Wear a chicken suit and do the chicken dance??

Kiss a pig?


Get taped to the wall?

Please talk to your students and click HERE to submit their votes.

The winning event will occur at our movie night on January 31st!

Our magic # is 667 members….we are just 35 away!


Parenting in the Digital World, Part 2

January 23, PTA Meeting and Part 2 of our Parenting in the Digital Age Series.  CSES Cafeteria, 6:30 pm.

After a brief update of PTA business, Dana Gaskin, Child and Family Specialist with Hanover Community Services Board will discuss The Impact of Social Media and Gaming on Mental Health.   There will be a concurrent workshop on Managing Strong Emotions for all K-5th students. Attendance for the student workshop is limited to 20 participants.   Please RVSP for your student at [email protected].