Principal's Message


Mrs. Karen Kessler

Dear Students, Parents, and Friends of Cold Springs School:

It is certainly a pleasure to greet you via the Cold Springs Website!

We feel that this medium is one of several ways that we can keep you informed of the “happenings” at Cold Springs School. Also, through the attached e-mail, we can hear from you and certainly when there is open communication between the home and school, your children (our students) will greatly benefit.

We have a number of other resources available to maintain good communication, namely: daily Agenda Books, a monthly newsletter, The Cubs’ Tale, our parent handbook, voice mail, phone contacts, homework hotline, and best of all personal contacts at Back to School Nights, parent conferences and any time it is convenient for parents and staff to meet.

We will try our best to keep our information on this site practical, current and noteworthy. We ask you to let us know how we can improve this site to better serve your needs.

We are very proud of the fine students we serve and our outstanding staff members who work diligently to meet the needs of our students. We also feel that our beautiful building and grounds constitute one of the finest facilities for young learners grades PreK through Three.

Our academic program centers on the New Jersey Core Content Proficiencies addressed through our Journeys' Reading Program and My Math Program. Both are aligned with the New Jersey Learning standards and are geared to students' readiness and ability.

We hope through this site and our various other communications to share with you the wonderful things that happen here at Cold Springs on a daily basis.

Yours truly,

Karen Kessler

Mrs. Kate Kearney
Assistant Principal

Hello, everyone,

Thank you for visiting our web site and welcome to Cold Springs School! The administration, teachers and staff strive to make our school a safe, nurturing place where students are actively engaged in their learning.

I am so happy to be a part of the team here at Cold Springs. This commences my 26th year in the Gloucester City School District, where I have been fortunate enough to serve the students of Gloucester City in all three buildings, across many roles and grade levels.

My experience at the elementary level is especially rewarding. Here, we lay the foundation for our students in literacy, math and science. Here, students develop their wonder for learning. Their identity as students is formed. At Cold Springs we believe every child can learn and thrive academically, socially and emotionally. Every member of the Cold Springs staff is invested in helping students succeed.

Please feel free to contact me any time. My door is always open. I find that when students, parents and teachers work as a team, our students excel. I look forward to working with you.


Kate Kearney

Mrs Norell Gurcsik
Early Childhood Director

Welcome to the Cold Springs Early Childhood Center! Thank you for visiting our website.  As a former Preschool and Kindergarten teacher, I have a passion for Early Childhood education and have been a part of the ECC for the past fourteen years.  I am happy to have the opportunity to welcome you to our Preschool and Kindergarten Programs where we strive to help our youngest students become independent thinkers and lifelong learners. 

We have a team of highly qualified professionals that are committed to providing a quality education program which promotes the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of every child.    Our ECC staff  provides a positive nurturing environment as well as developmentally appropriate instruction incorporating a range of skills necessary for whole-child development & early learning. We work hard to find the best methods to meet the needs of every child.


We believe a strong partnership with families makes for the most beneficial educational experience for all children.  We encourage families to take advantage of a variety of parent involvement opportunities we have at the ECC. 

I look forward to working closely with you for the benefit of our children. Should you have any questions or need additional information, feel free to contact us at any time.  Also, utilize our website for important information throughout the year.  Thank you for your continued support!

Yours truly,

Mrs Gurcsik