Collins Cadence

2020-2021 October 11, 2020

Collins Cobras

Shelli LeBlanc, Principal

Chris Barnhart, Assistant Principal

Ariel Aymond, Counselor 5th Grade

Krystal McCure, Counselor 6th Grade

From The Principal

As we end the first grading period of 2020-2021 I wanted to remind not only the teachers and staff at Collins but our amazing Collins families that you are doing a Good Job.


And not just a good job - but a GREAT JOB!


Music expresses best what is in my heart - I hope you can take a moment to listen.


With all of my heart and appreciation,

Shelli LeBlanc

Alicia Keys - Good Job | Cover by One Voice Children's Choir | A Tribute to Covid-19 Heroes

Upcoming Dates

Monday, October 12th

  • Student/Staff Holiday

Tuesday, October 13th

  • First Day of Second Grading Period

Wednesday, October 14th

  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Friends of Collins Level 2&3 Yard Sign Pick Up - Front of School

Friday, October 16th

  • First Grading Period Report Cards available in Parent Access

Thursday, October 22nd

  • Student Yearbook pictures for Remote and Virtual

Friday, October 23rd

  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Friends of Collins Level 2&3 Yard Sign Pick Up - Front of School

Tuesday, November 3rd

  • Teacher Staff Development Day - Student Holiday

Monday, October 26th - Friday, October 30th

  • Red Ribbon Week

Wednesday, October 28th

  • 9:00 - 100 AM Friends of Collins Level 2&3 Yard Sign Pick Up - Front of School

Sunday, November 1st

  • Last day of the the PTO Friends of Collins Fundraiser

Tuesday, November 3rd

  • Teacher Staff Development Day - Student Holiday
  • Spirit Night - Raising Canes

Collins Intermediate Celebrates

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National Dyslexia Awareness Month

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Picture Day is coming!

Both in person learners and virtual learners will have their pictures taken on October 22nd!!! For anyone who is concerned about safety protocols during picture day, I wanted to include a letter from Photo Texas so you can see how serious they take the safety of our students.


How do I pay for my child’s pictures?

A handout will go out to all in person learners. Parents are able to pay the traditional method.


However, all families can pay online!

  1. Go to http://online.phototexasphotography.com
  2. Use online order code: PTPUC
  3. Select Collins Intermediate

Counselor Update

October Parent Summit

There will be a Parenting Summit from October 7th until October 29th, with 24 guest speakers holding sessions about a variety of topics! If you are interested in participating, please click here to view the flyer and schedule of events. You can find more information at raisinghappyconfidentkids.com!


Food Assistance

Do you need food assistance this month? Click here for a list of Mobile Markets for October.


Legal Aid


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Friends of Collins

PTO is excited to launch our fundraiser, Friends of Collins!

September 25 thru November 1


This is the only fundraising the PTO will do this fall. We are not asking you to sell anything but only asking families to donate if they are able. We have some fun incentives available whether your student is in person or remote. Our fundraising goals are for each student to have a school Chromebook available to use & for math enrichment programs. You can donate on Membership Toolkit under Store.

Please contact friendsofcollinsintermediate@gmail.com with any questions.

Level 2 & 3 Yard Sign pick up dates (@ Collins-front of school):


  • Wednesday, October 14 (9-10a)
  • Friday, October 23 (2 -3p)
  • Wednesday, October 28 (9-10a)


***Bags and decals will be distributed in November***

VOLUNTEERS:

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

https://forms.gle/81XXRsdMocPgoR9s6

All Things PTO

Meeting Dates, Spirit Shirts, Yearbooks, and much much more!

Conroe ISD Live with Dr. Null
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Returning Technology for our New In Person Learners

Students who are returning to school from virtual learning need to return any technology that belongs to Collins Intermediate. Thanks!

If you have technology issues or questions, please visit www.gottasectech.com

Nurse Kendall Update

Now that it’s flu season, it is more important than ever to screen your child for symptoms of Covid-19 or flu before sending to school. Symptoms are very similar and include:

  • Fever or feeling feverish/chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue (tiredness)

  • Sore throat

  • Runny or stuffy nose

  • Muscle pain or body aches

  • Headache

  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults

Source:

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/symptoms/flu-vs-covid19.htm


If your child has any of these symptoms, please keep him/her at home, notify the school, and call your healthcare provider.


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If my student is a Virtual Learner how do I get their picture taken for the yearbook?

Pictures will be taken in the front of the school. Please enter the front of the school using the drive through. Also, please stay in the car the entire time. When they are ready they will ask your child to exit the vehicle to have their picture taken. Once they exit the vehicle they will be directed to one of two locations. When they are done your child will return to the vehicle and you can exit the drive through.


Virtual Picture Day Schedule

October 22nd

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

At Home Learning Calendar

This calendar is a quick reference guide of assignments and/or activities to help parents and students stay organized. Many find it helpful to print so students can check off completed items.

5th Grade

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6th Grade

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Fine Arts/PE

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Technology Update

No problem too small or too big to address: visit www.gottasectech.com or email Kellie Lahey klahey@conroeisd.net


Times To Remember...

Bell Schedule:
  • 8:50 AM—4:00 PM
  • Students may enter the building by 7:35 AM (Please enter 5th grade side door)
Lunch Times (No visitors at lunch at this time)
  • 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
Front Office Times:
  • 8:00 AM—4:30 PM
End of Day:
  • 3:15 PM Calls to change transportation will end
  • 3:20 PM Early check out of students will end
  • 3:20 PM Cones for car rider dismissal will be set - cars for early pick up will not fit in front parking area
  • 3:30 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)
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Prior Newsletters 2020-2021

In Person Protocol

How will the Classroom, Lunch, Bathroom, BAMO/PE, Library, Recess areas work when we return to school... Click Here!

In Person - Need To Know Items

Items to bring, Clinic, Screening, Masks, Visitors, Checking In/Out, Deliveries, and Dismissal (Biker, Car, Walker, Bus)

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.