Cold Spring School

57 South Main Street
                       Belchertown, MA 01007                      

Office Phone: (413) 323-0428, ext.4   Principal: 323-0428
Fax: (413) 323-0493   Guidance: 323-0428, ext. 7

Absentee Call-in: (413) 323-0428, ext. 5  

  Nurse: 323-0428, ext. 6

Grades: Kindergarten & Pre-Kindergarten
Main Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Full-Day Kindergarten: 8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Integrated Pre-school AM Session: 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Integrated Pre-school PM Session: 12:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Andrea Mastalerz, Director of Early Childhood, e-mail: amastalerz@belchertownps.org

Jenna Evans, Guidance Counselor, e-mail: jevans@belchertownps.org

Louise Tommila, School Year Secretary, Ext. 200, e-mail: ltommila@belchertownps.org

Robin Harnois, School Year Secretary, Ext. 201, e-mail: rharnois@belchertownps.org


COVID-19 Update

COVID

Kindergarten registration is off to a great start!  If you have not already done so, please submit your child's Kindergarten registration packet as soon as possible.  Please drop off (or mail) completed packets at Cold Spring School, 57 South Main Street, Belchertown, MA  01007.  

We are looking forward to welcoming your family to Cold Spring School!


Due to Belchertown Public Schools closure, previously scheduled Kindergarten and PreK Registration times are postponed.  As a preliminary registration tool, we are inviting families to complete a pre-registration Survey Monkey for PreK and Kindergarten students planning to enter Cold Spring School in the fall of 2020.  This survey will not take the place of the registration forms; however, it provides pertinent preliminary information.  

 

Pre-K Registration Update

To complete the pre-registration Survey Monkey for incoming 2020-2021 SY Pre-K students, please click here, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CSSPreK

*Please note, submitting this form does not guarantee your child a peer slot but rather implies interest.  At this time, all Pre-K surveys will be tallied.  Should the number of applicants exceed the number of slots, a lottery will be held on June 8th.  You will be notified if your child has been selected and will be required to complete an official registration packet prior to start date.    

 

Kindergarten Registration Update

To complete the pre-registration Survey Monkey for incoming 2020-2021 SY Kindergarten students, please click here, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CSSKReg

A dropbox for registration packets will be available beginning May 11th at Cold Spring School.  Please place registration materials in envelope provided at dropbox site, secure envelope and place in locked, dropbox.  It is not necessary to identify your child's name on the envelope.   If you prefer, you may also mail the registration packet to:   Cold Spring School Early Childhood Center, 57 South Main Street, Belchertown, MA  01007.

 

 

Remote Learning Plan

Good Morning Cold Spring School Community,

We miss you and hope you are well.  As the district transitions into remote learning, know that we are all in this together. Families should have received an email from your child’s teacher with directions on how to join their Google Classroom. I encourage families to participate in this remote learning experience. If this is not possible for your family, please contact me at amastalerz@belchertownps.org to make other arrangements.

If you have any questions or concerns as this adventure begins, reach out to your child’s teacher, guidance counselor Jenna Evans, jevans@belchertownps.org, school nurse Alyssa Vah, avah@belchertownps.org, and me. We are here to support you and your child.

Below see the remote learning expectations for CSS students. Be safe and stay healthy.

Take care,

Andrea Mastalerz

Director of Cold Spring School

                      

 

Cold Spring School Early Childhood Center Remote Learning Expectations

The following schedule has been developed to support remote learning expectations. A daily schedule is beneficial to both students and families whenever possible, but can be difficult to maintain while at home during these challenging times. 

Teachers are to provide learning experiences, Monday-Friday, online or through packets, for 2.5 hours. Teachers will also provide email communications, phone calls, online support and individual “office hours” twice a week for a minimum of 30 minutes. Teachers will post all academic assignments in advance on a weekly basis in all content areas. Please post the following week’s assignments by the previous Friday except on the following dates: Thursday, April 9, 2020 (No School on 4/10/20) and Friday, April 17, 2020 (Spring Vacation) assignments posted will be for the week beginning 4/27/20. 

In addition, teachers will be developing and posting video sessions/conduct Google Meets within Google Classroom. We suggest faculty and students maintain online access and complete work within the traditional school hours of 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, but recognize personal schedules may vary during this difficult time. 

Weekly faculty meeting - Thursday’s 8:30-9:30 AM (up to an hour)

Weekly meeting BST/EST- guidance, nurse, administration - Monday’s 12:30-1:30 PM

                                 Cold Spring School Remote Learning Schedule 

Preschool  (2.5 hours weekly in each content area)

Language Activities

Gross Motor Activities

Fine Motor Activities

SEL Activities

 Kindergarten (30 minutes daily each content area)

 ELA/Journal Writing/Phonics/Penmanship

 Math

 Story Time/Reading or Listening

 Science/Social Studies/SEL Activities (one per day)

 Once a week for 30 minutes ~ Art/Gym/Music/Health

 

 

WELCOME TO COLD SPRING SCHOOL!

We are committed to student achievement and individual success for each learner. The students are our primary concern and we take all aspects of their growth and development very seriously.  We aspire to provide a quality education for all students while addressing individual needs, strengths, challenges, and unique learning styles so that they may reach their fullest potential.  Our early childhood learning environment fosters an appreciation of individuality, diversity, and citizenship.  It is our hope that our students will develop a desire to become life-long learners, contributing members of society, and that they will pursue academic excellence as they begin their educational journey with us at Cold Spring School. 

 If you are a resident of Belchertown and have a child who will be five (5) years of age on or before September 1, 2019, pre-printed registration packets are available at our office located at 57 South Main Street between the hours of 8:00 and 3:30 pm or Click here for Kindergarten Enrollment Packet to be completed and returned to Cold Spring School at your earliest convenience. K registration for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year has been postponed due to school cancellation until further notice.

Belchertown Public Schools Announces Tuition-Free
Preschool Registration for Role Model Peers

The Belchertown Public Schools Integrated Early Childhood Program has closed its three- and four-year role model peer enrollment period for the 2019-2020 school year.   If you would like to be included on our waiting list, please visit CSS between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:30 pm for a registration packet or for Pre-K Enrollment Package, click here.  

Enrollment periods for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year will open April 6th and conclude April 27, 2020.  If the number of applicants exceed our role-model slots, a lottery will be held on Friday, May 1, 2020.  

We are happy to assist you throughout this process.  If you have any questions, please call Cold Spring Early Childhood Center, 413-323-0428.

Louise Tommila, School Year Secretary, Ext. 200, e-mail:  ltommila@belchertownps.org

Robin Harnois, School Year Secretary, Ext. 201, e-mail:  rharnois@belchertownps.org

 


                                                                   Upcoming Important Dates

May 11, 2020 K Registration Drop Box @ CSS   
June 8, 2020 Pre-K Lottery (if necessary) On or before 3:00 PM
August 26 - 28, 2020 Kindergarten Screening  8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
August 26th - 27th, 2020 Pre-K Screening TBD
August 31, 2020 Kindergarten & Pre-K Visiting Day  
September 1 - 2, 2020 Kindergarten Staggered First Day  
September 1, 2020 Pre-K First Day  
September 3, 2020 All K Students Report  
September 7, 2020 Labor Day No School
September 22nd & 23rd, 2020 CSS Picture Day