Principal's Message

Dear Families,

Cheri Beth Fisher

Welcome to Cold Harbor Elementary, a great place to learn and grow! Wonderful things are happening here, and we are so excited that you are interested in and part of what we do. Each year our school community selects a theme that describes us and our focus for the year ahead. Our theme for 2019–2020 is “Be happy. Be bright. Be you!” These simple statements capture some broad goals that we have for Cold Harbor students. We know that, above all, it is our responsibility to ensure that every child who enters the doors of Cold Harbor is safe and cared for by our community. In short, we want them to “Be happy.” Students who are happy and connected to adults and peers at school will excel, which brings us to the second statement, “Be bright.” We want all students to develop a love of learning so that they always seek more knowledge. While we pride ourselves in teaching our curriculum through exciting, relevant experiences. We also recognize the importance of developing students’ character. Together, knowledge and character make a person bright. Every Cold Harbor student has a unique skill set that provides a foundation for future success. It is our responsibility to help students gain awareness of their gifts and embrace the phrase, “Be you!” When they capitalize on their gifts, they can shine brighter in their own way.  

It is an honor and privilege to serve as your principal again this year. Since joining the Cold Harbor family, I have witnessed what makes our school such a wonderful place. Rich traditions, caring staff members, an active and generous PTA, community partnerships, and dedication to high quality instruction are just some of the factors that have led to the tradition of excellence at Cold Harbor. It is my goal to partner with you to enrich your child(ren) ’s elementary school experience. Throughout the 2019–2020 school year, we ask that you continue to work alongside us to protect the values and traditions that are important to Cold Harbor while considering how we can continuously improve upon educational opportunities we provide to our students. 

Thank you for sharing your children with us each school day. If there is ever a time I can assist you in making your child’s experience at Cold Harbor more positive, please contact me at 804-723-3620 or by email

We can’t wait to see your child live out the theme, “Be happy. Be bright. Be you!” this year!


Cheri Beth Fisher
Cold Harbor Elementary School

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