New Spirit Wear – Store Closes 10/25

THE SPIRIT WEAR STORE IS NOW LIVE!!

Grab your brand new Cool Spring Penguin swag today—tons of styles featuring the new school logo!Items are available in both youth and adult sizes.

The online store will be open for THREE WEEKS.

This is a great opportunity to stock up for spirit days, early holiday shopping, and raise money for the school!

Items will be bagged and shipped to the school (free shipping) after the store closes. We will organize pick up times.

If you are on the fence about a purchase, please go for it—there are order minimums we must hit (otherwise the PTA will have to cover the delta to ensure orders are fulfilled).

CHECK IT OUT!!

School of Excellence Survey

We are excited to announce that we are applying to become a “National PTA School of Excellence” this year.

Here’s what that means and how can you help:

National PTA School of Excellence is a recognition program that supports and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students. By enrolling, the PTA and school administrators make a year-long commitment to identify and implement an action plan for school improvement based on PTA’s National Standards for Family-School Partnerships and Transformative Family Engagement.

Schools that exhibit improvement are honored as National PTA Schools of Excellence, a distinction that spans two years. Honorees receive celebration tools and automatic consideration for the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Award and a $2,000 grant for their school.

In order to kick off this initiative, we ask you take the survey below—tell us how we can improve our school community to benefit and enrich the lives of all students at Cool Spring Elementary:

Food Truck Spirit Night – 1 Oct

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!

Our first-ever Food Truck Spirit Night is Thursday, 1 October from 5-8 PM at Cool Spring.

This event will be grab-and-go only, with pre-orders encouraged, distancing strongly enforced, and masks will be required (we’d love to have everyone stay and hang, but lingering on school property will not be permitted).

We are hosting the following trucks, with a percentage of all sales going to Cool Spring:

  • Little Bamboo Food Truck (menu & pre-order)
  • Captain Pell’s Crabhouse (menu, pre-order not available)
  • Pako’s Fresh Mex (menu & pre-order)
  • 1000 Shakes Mobile Milkshake Truck (menu, pre-order not available)

And tell your friends! More orders = more $$$ for Cool Spring!

Preschool Donation from Loudoun Habitat ReStore

A huge THANK YOU to our amazing community partners at the Loudoun Habitat for Humanity ReStore!

Due to COVID-19, they held this awesome playhouse for our preschool program since March. The donation was arranged just prior to the shutdown.

This week, ReStore employees partially disassembled the house to fit through our doors, delivered, and reassembled this amazing playhouse. We cannot thank the ReStore enough for this generous donation. We are certain that Cool Spring preschoolers will enjoy their new playhouse for years to come.

If you haven’t had a chance, go check out the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Leesburg!

First Annual T-shirt Fundraiser

We are kicking off the school year with a t-shirt fundraiser!

This school year will certainly be different, but even though we aren’t physically in school together, all Cool Spring Elementary students, staff, and community members are still part of one big penguin family. In the spirit of unity during this initial Distance Learning phase, the theme for our first annual t-shirt fundraiser is Together or Apart, Always a Penguin at Heart!

Purchase a shirt today to remind your student of their penguin pride even when learning virtually!

Half of all fundraiser revenue this year is designated to the Cool Spring Playground Capital Campaign. 

We appreciate your commitment to this project, and we can’t wait to get started once we reach our goal!

Back-to-School Raffle Baskets

We have some wonderful baskets with back-to-school items to raffle off! Please check them out and help us raise funds for this school year!

Basket contents include: caddy, index cards, glue, scissors, pencil sharpeners, highlighters, sticky notes, 24-pack crayons, 10-pack classic markers, glue stick, tissues, 10-pack bold and bright markers, 10-pack fine tip markers, cap erasers, creative design pencils, composition notebook.

Baskets will be raffled off on Friday, September 4.

  • 1 ticket for $1
  • 5 tickets for $3
  • 12 tickets for $10

You can also win one free ticket entry when you sign up for a PTA membership!

Discount Card Partnership with HHS

We are excited to announce a growing partnership with Heritage High School Athletics, and we working on a number of opportunities with their leadership team.

Cool Spring Elementary is now a beneficiary from the sale of HHS Athletics 20-21 Discount Cards!

  • You can pre-order now for pick up in early September
  • Select Cool Spring as the “Credit Team” and the PTA will receive $5 for each card sold!
  • Use this link to share the discount cards with your friends and neighbors (don’t forget to tell them to select Cool Spring)!

We Miss You

We hope that our entire Cool Spring Elementary community is staying safe and healthy while not physically in the school building.

We can’t wait until we can all be together again!

–Mindy, Nikki, Rosa, Jess, & Eloise