Collins Cadence

2021-2022 - Friday, December 3, 2021

Collins Cobras

Shelli LeBlanc, Principal

Amanda Cucinotta, Assistant Principal

Ariel Aymond, Counselor 6th Grade

Krystal McCure, Counselor 5th Grade

From the Principal:

We hope your Thanksgiving break was all that you hoped. We are two weeks away from our long winter break. Still lots of learning taking place in the next two weeks. Thank you for encouraging your students to stay engaged and working hard everyday.

Wishing you find special moments of happiness as you prepare for your holiday celebrations.

Wishing you a restful and joyful weekend.

Shelli LeBlanc

Times To Remember...

Bell Schedule:
  • 8:50 AM—4:00 PM
  • Students may enter the building by 7:45 AM (Please enter 5th grade side door)
  • Students are considered tardy if not in classroom seat by the 8:50 tardy bell
Lunch Times (Visitor Procedure Will be Shared in August)
  • 5th Lunch A: 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • 5th Lunch B: 11:45 AM- 12:15 PM
  • 6th Lunch C: 12:25 PM. - 12:55 PM
  • 6th Lunch D: 12:55 PM - 1:25 PM

Link to sign up as lunch visitor:

Front Office Times:

  • 8:00 AM—4:30 PM
End of Day:
  • 3:15 PM Calls to change transportation will end
  • 3:30 PM Early check out of students will end
  • 3:30 PM Cones for car rider dismissal will be set - cars for early pick up will not fit in front parking area
  • 3:35 PM First Flight (10 cars) will move forward to cones
  • 4:00 PM Flights 1 - 4 will be dismissed to wait at Car Cones
  • Dismissed after car dismissal begins; 1. Bikers 2. More Car Flights 3. Neighborhood walkers (parents should not be parked in neighborhoods to pick up children - please use YMCA parking lot) 4. YMCA walkers (crossing guard provided for students)

Upcoming Dates

Collins Food Drive (benefiting Interfaith of The Woodlands) 12/1 - 12/13

Monday, December 6th

  • PTO Meeting 1:15 PM - cancelled for December!

Wednesday, December 8th

  • Orchestra Winter Concert @ Collins 5th Grade- Arrive at 5:30 Concert 6:30

    6th Grade- Arrive at 6:30 Concert 7:15

Thursday, December 9th

  • Collins Chorale Winter Concert 5:30 PM Collins Gym

Collins Winter Spirit Week Monday 12/13 - 12/17

Monday, December 13th

  • PTO Meeting 1:15 In Person and Zoom

Tuesday, December 14th

  • Spirit Night at Black Walnut

Friday, December 17th

  • Student Early Dismissal 12:50 PM
  • Last Day of Second Grading Period
  • Referrals for GT Testing Due to Mrs. Cucinotta

Monday, December 20th - Tuesday, January 4th

  • Winter Break

Thursday, January 13th

  • 6th Advanced Math Parent Info Meeting for Incoming 7th Grade 6:30 PM Collins Gym
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NEW - Second 2022-2023 CALENDAR SURVEY

Conroe ISD is seeking public input on the 2022-2023 school calendar. The CISD District-Level Planning and Decision-Making Committee (DLPDMC) is responsible for developing the 2022-2023 school calendar and has developed three drafts for the community to review. Feedback may be submitted from Friday, November 19, 2021, through 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 3, 2022 via the survey below. The DLPDMC will then review all feedback and make a recommendation to the Board of Trustees at their Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

2022-2023 Calendar Survey

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Nurse Kendall Update

Spinal Screening

The purpose of spinal screening is to detect the signs of abnormal curves of the spine at their earliest stages so that the need for treatment can be determined. Scoliosis, a common spinal abnormality found in adolescents, is a sideways twisting of the spine. It is usually detected in children between 10 and 14 years of age. Kyphosis, sometimes called round back, is an exaggerated rounding of the upper back and is often confused with poor posture. Many cases of curvature of the spine are mild and require only ongoing observation by a physician when they are first diagnosed. Others can worsen with time as the child grows and require active treatment such as bracing and surgery. Early treatment can prevent the development of a severe deformity, which can affect a person’s appearance and health.

We will be conducting this screening in early January on all 5th grade girls.

The procedure for screening is simple. Female screeners (the nurse and assistant) who have been specially trained will look at your child’s back while she stands and then bends forward. For this examination, girls will be seen separately and individually. STUDENTS MUST REMOVE THEIR SHIRT FOR THIS EXAM. FOR THIS REASON, WE REQUEST THAT GIRLS WEAR A HALTER TOP, TUBE TOP, SPORTS BRA, OR A TWO- PIECE SWIMSUIT TOP UNDERNEATH THEIR SHIRT ON EXAM DAY.

The state requires schools to conduct this screening. If you would like to have your child screened by her physician, please do so during the holiday break and submit a note to the clinic when we return. This will allow your child to opt out of the school screening.

The following is a great video about spinal screening titled “Scoliosis Screening - Catch the Curve”

Mrs. Cucinotta's Update

Collins families,

I hope that you enjoyed the Thanksgiving week at home with your loved ones making memories, resting, and celebrating all we have to be thankful for this year. Below is a link to a book that is near and dear to my heart. It is a quick read and one that made me think. If you are looking for a quick read as we approach the end of 2021, I encourage you to read this book!

Would you rather...

Would you rather be the carrot, the egg, or the coffee bean?


Monday December 6- Full rehearsal during school- *Cello/Basses need to bring their home instrument*

Wednesday December 8- Formal Winter Concert at Collins Intermediate Cafetorium

Formal uniform- white shirt/black pants/dark shoes

*Cello/Basses need to bring their home instrument*

5th Grade- Arrive at 5:30 Concert 6:30

6th Grade- Arrive at 6:30 Concert 7:15

Conroe ISD Intermediate Honor Orchestra 2021

Congratulations to our 6th Grade orchestra students that made the 2021-2022 CISD District Honor Orchestra. Students from all CISD intermediate schools prepared and auditioned to earn a seat in this distinguished honor ensemble. The concert will take place in January. We are proud of all orchestra students that prepared the music and auditioned. When our students do things outside of their comfort zone they learn and grow. We are #ProudCobras!


Avery He

Lorita Yalda

Ella Butler

Sophia Fernandez

Isabella Perry

Sassan Moozoun

Amira Trinidad

Daniela Banuelos

Elizabeth Decker


Camden Lackey

Levi Gordon


Jane Laskoski


Luke Sammer

Collins Chorale - Solo Competition

Congratulations to the following Collins Cobras on earning a 1st Division on a solo at the CISD Solo Completion. We are so proud of you!

Isabella Perry

Elaine Vallejo

Lyla Britton

Sophie Britton

Savannah Perrecki

Aarav Ghanatuay

Taylor Smith

Madilynn Dillard

Elizabeth Staus

Mason Lopez

Conan Smedley

Natalie Buchholz

Madiosn VanBuskirk

Simona Gaffurri

Michael Newcomb

Ryker Cordon

Grant Scarbrough

Conroe ISD Intermediate Honor Band 21-22

Congratulations to our 6th Grade band students that made the 2021-2022 CISD District Honor Band. Students from all CISD intermediate schools prepared and auditioned to earn a seat in this distinguished honor ensemble. The concert will take place in January. We are proud of all band students that prepared the music and auditioned. When our students do things outside of their comfort zone they learn and grow. We are #ProudCobras!

Vasco Arredono

Madeline Avila

Adam Backhouse

Luke Bartlett

Madeline Boyt

Magnus Buffham

Lawson Chapman

Garrett Davenport

Lily Dimas

Payton Doss

Ivan Dudochkin

Ariana Dzialo

Brendan Floco

Aarav Ghanathay

Brendan Gifford

Zion Gilchrist

Sofia Gomez

Alexander He

Sofia Hernandez

Pierce Hoffland

Mattia Hoffmann

Nathan Horn

Hayden Johnson

Eyad Kassem

Jackson Kemnade

Hannah Leslie

Emarie Meredith

Mia Nusbaum

Karishma Parghi

Kaiden Patel

Sebastian Popovici

Sophia Roberge

Shane Rolfs

Elizabeth Staus

Christian Sweet

Anna Tarr

Dathan Torkildsen

Arda Varol

Brayden Winkler


We hope everyone has a restful and relaxing holiday season! Students in Mr. Hunt’s class are working on their realistic drawing skills and are learning about artist Chuck Close and the grid method. Students in Mrs. Ferguson's class are working on their watercolor skills and learning how to draw a realistic self-portrait.

Thanks to all the kiddos who brought their sketchbook to school! As a reminder, we ask that each art student provide their own sketchbook and pencil, but all other art materials will be provided. Students are welcome to bring their own art supplies to supplement what is provided by Collins but it is in no way required. Happy drawing!


A huge thank you to all the families that supported the book fair. It was one of the best ever and the library is so excited for all the books that we were able to get with the proceeds.

Unfortunately, next week's author visit will have to be postponed until the spring semester. Our author had to cancel for personal reasons and will be unable to come as planned. We will be in contact with him and hope to reschedule the visit for the spring semester. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.Please contact the librarian by email ( if you have any questions.

Technology Update

Parents! Applied Digital Skills from Google is a great resource for you to learn how to use Google tools like Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets, and more! It’s self paced, video enhanced, real life skill development. Click here to learn more and view the many real life topics and application lessons so YOU can get/stay current with your digital skills!

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PTO Membership and School Spirit Shirts

Go to and join the PTO today! By joining the PTO you will gain access to our secure online directory as well as be “in the know with PTO.” Have you purchased your spirit wear yet? Order today so your child can show their Cobra Pride!

In addition to our 2021-2022 spiritwear shirts (shown above), we now have “vintage” spirit wear available to purchase on the webstore! You don’t want to miss out on some great deals!

Yearbooks on Sale NOW!

Yearbooks are on sale now. In addition to icons and personalization, you can also purchase an ad for your student. It’s a great way to celebrate their accomplishments and extracurricular activities

Calling all PTO Volunteers!

Calling all Volunteers! Fill out the google form using the link below to let the PTO know your availability and areas of interest.

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GT Nominations

Referral requests are now open for the Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until late January, referral requests are accepted at this time. Referral requests can be made by the parents and/or campus staff. If you are interested in referring your child, you are welcome to discuss this with your child’s LC teachers. Referrals will be accepted through December 17, 2021.

CLICK HERE to access the referral. Please place the completed referral in an envelope to the attention of Amanda Cucinotta and have your student turn it into the front office.

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Spring Semester

Wednesday, January 5th

  • First Day of the Second Semester

Monday, January 17th

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day - School Holiday

Thursday, January 28th

  • Club and Group Picture Day
Wednesday, February 16th
  • Spring Individual Picture Day

Friday, February 18th - Monday, February 21st

  • Student Holiday (President's Day 2/21/22)

Thursday, March 10th

  • End of Third Grading Period

Friday, March 11th - Friday, March 18th

  • Spring Break

Friday, April 15th - Monday, April 18th

  • School Holiday

Tuesday, May 10th

  • 6th STAAR Math
  • 5th STAAR Math Retest

Wednesday, May 11th

  • 6th STAAR Reading
  • 5th STAAR Reading Retest

Thursday, May 12th

  • 5th STAAR Science
  • 6th STAAR Test Make-Up

Friday, May 13th

  • 5th and 6th STAAR Test Make-Up

Thursday, May 26th

  • Last Day of School - Student Early Dismissal
  • End of Fourth Grading Period
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Prior Newsletters 2021-2022

Sign-Up Genius for Lunch Visitors

Parents will be limited to three lunch visits for the fall semester. We will evaluate our lunch visitor plan through December and make adjustments as needed for the spring semester.

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Are You Following Us?

If you have a Facebook or Twitter account you can follow Collins and see some of the great things our students and teachers are doing. You can also find quick and helpful reminders.

The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner. For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, TX 77304; (936) 709-7752.