On behalf of the Faculty and Staff of Cool Spring Elementary, a warm welcome to all of our students and families! Whether you are a new or returning family to Cool Spring, we look forward to working with you in our common goal of helping our students develop the knowledge and skills to not only experience academic success, but also become positive, productive and caring citizens.
Cool Spring is recognized for its focus on the whole child- striving to support students’ academic, social and emotional growth, as we help our students develop the foundational skills they need to be successful in and out of the classroom, from elementary school and beyond. Increasingly, many of the jobs our students will hold as adults have not even been developed yet. Education has continued to change, as the skills our students will need in the 21st century are much different than those we as adults may have been exposed in our schooling.
Our implementation of the instructional program, although connected to the Virginia Standards of Learning, includes ongoing opportunities for students to not just learn to read and write, but develop higher level thinking, communication and problem solving skills within a flexible and safe learning environment. Students use a variety of strategies, manipulatives and technology supports to help them learn and experience success…and we love watching our students grow over the course of the year and celebrating their progress!
Education is both a process and a partnership. It is important that both staff and parents work collaboratively to support and monitor our students both academically, behaviorally and socially. Together, we can provide the modelling, consistency and structure our students need to achieve academic success and develop positive citizenship traits. Additionally, our students and staff are supported by an enthusiastic and dedicated PTA! Our PTA offers many programs and supports to our school community; I sincerely hope that you will become a PTA member as well as volunteer and participate in our many events!
As we embark on the school year and I begin my first full year here at Cool Spring, I look forward to continuing to get to know our families, watching our students learn and grow, as well as working together with you to make this a great school year!
Christopher J. Cadwell