Kangaroo Connection

Weekly updates for our Collins families.

February 25th, 2022

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Important Dates

February 28-March 4: Read Across America Week

March 14-18: Spring Break

Teacher & Staff Member of the Year!

Please help us congratulate Ms. Lupita Hinojosa, 4th grade bilingual teacher and Ms. Sherry McKenzie, custodian! They are our Teacher and Staff Member of the 21-22 School Year!
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Substitute Teacher Opportunities at Collins!

Help Wanted!!

Whether you are simply looking for a flexible, part-time job or are seeking teaching experience at the beginning of your full-time teaching career, substitute teaching is a rewarding job with many benefits.

Substitute opportunities do NOT require previous experience with teaching! Our onboarding process and campus personnel are able to support novice substitutes!

If you have a day available each week or each month, we can use you as a substitute!

Apply today to substitute on our campus!


Lost & Found

We have a lot of jackets who need to be returned to their owners! Students are able to walk by the lost and found tables each day to find their coats and jackets. Parents can also come to the front office to look for their children's coats and jackets.

Read Across America Week

Help us celebrate Read Across America Week with our dress up to books days!

Other ways we will celebrate reading this week:

  • DVHS students who are members of DECA will be coming to Newton Collins Elementary on March 2nd to read with students.

  • This week, when students are “caught” reading outside of class, they can earn a Roo buck!

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PE Update

This week in honor of Black History Month the following athletes were spotlighted: Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Jackie Robinson, Stephen Curry and Emmanuel Yeboah. We highlighted their accomplishments, struggles, and contributions to society.

In kindergarten through second grade students focused on body control by playing Builders and Bulldozers. They also ran an obstacle course to help them understand how to move over, under, around, and through objects. Students in third through fifth grade have begun their FitnessGram. We have measured their flexibility and running endurance. In the upcoming weeks we will measure their muscular endurance with the curl up and push up tests.

Music Update

In music class, we have been celebrating Black History Month by learning about some of the greats! We have talked about Louis Armstrong and his amazing trumpet playing skills. We've gotten to listen to Ella Fitzgerlad scatt her heart away, and also put our improvisation skills to the test by creating our own scatts and jazz band! It has been awesome getting to hear our kiddos talk about the importance of music and how it works to bring people together, as well as why it is important to treat people with kindness and respect. Our students have such big hearts and it has truly shown through their conversations and performances in class this month.

Pre-K and Kinder Registration for 21-22 Now Open!

Prepare your child for a successful future with Del Valle ISD Pre-K and Kindergarten! New student registration for the 2022-23 School Year is now open. Visit http://dvisd.net/welcome for details.


Thank you to all our parents for adjusting to our new dismissal line up for car riders. We appreciate you lining up along Apogee Road as Finnial Road and Moonbeam Road (behind the school) remain closed.

Please make sure you have your student's car tag displayed in your dashboard at pickup. If you need an additional car tag, please visit our front office and present your ID to be issued a new one.

  • If you are going to change how your child goes home, please communicate this with the front office by 2:00PM
  • If you are going to pick your child up from school before dismissal, please pick them up no later than 2:30PM. To ensure the safety of our students and that everyone gets home, we will not pull students from classrooms after 2:30PM.
  • Parents are prohibited from pulling a student off the bus at dismissal.
  • Students will be released during the school day only to persons listed in Skyward.