Kangaroo Connection

Weekly updates for our Collins families.

December 10th, 2021

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Important Dates

12/10 & 11: Coats for Kids Distribution

12/15: Big Kahuna Items Pickup

12/13-17: Holiday Dress Up Days

12/17: Classroom Winter Parties

Early Dismissal Reminder 12/17 at 11:45AM

Big Kahuna Fundraiser Items

Our Estimated profit for Big Kahuna is $7,335.24!

Thank you to all families who participated in the fundriaser! The profits of our sale will help to pay for student field trips, recess equipment, student leadership program and student and staff enrichment.

All products and prizes will be delivered to Collins Elementary Wednesday, December 15th. We will be hosting pickup of items 12/15 & 12/16. Please make plans to pick up your items in our front office these days.

Class Holiday Parties

Class parties will occur on Friday, December 17th and we will have early dismissal at 11:45AM on this day. Teachers will communicate class party details to parents. All class party food donated must be store bought.
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Vaccination Cards

If your student was vaccinated at school their vaccine card will be sent home in an envelope

with their name on it on Monday 12/13. Their vaccine information has been updated in

IMMTRAC, the state's record keeping database, as well as skyward, the school’s record

keeping database. A copy of their vaccination card is also on file in their cumulative folder at


If you have any questions please feel free to call the nurse’s office at 512-386-3903. Please be

on the lookout for the vaccine cards on Monday in your students backpack. (Absent students

will take home their card the next preceding day they are at school).

Thank you,

Nurse Jess

December Art Update

Collins artists have been working well to create original art. Kinder through first grade has been discussing the elements of art and how those are like ingredients to express ourselves. Second grade through fourth grade students studied winter landscapes by Kandinsky and Van Gogh and created their own winter landscapes while practicing oil pastel blending techniques. While our fifth graders have studied birch trees and learned oil pastel blending techniques to show values of their chosen colors.

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Lost & Found

We have a lot of jackets in our lost and found! Classes will visit the lost and found next week so that our lost items are returned to their owner. We will donate all lost and found items on December 16th. If you would like to come visit the lost and found, you can do so after school beginning at 3:30PM. Please ring the front bell for assistance.


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.

Substitute Teacher Opportunities at Collins!

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.

Apply today to substitute on our campus!