Kangaroo Connection

Weekly updates for our Collins families.

February 10th, 2022

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Important Dates

2/14: Kindness Week!

2/15: STAAR Field Test for 3rd-5th grade

2/16: Spring photos

***2/17: Updated: Collins Parent Committee Meeting 5:30PM

2/18: Early Release

2/21: No School

Collins Shirts & Gear!!

Buy your Collins shirts, jackets, and gear and support our campus!

Shop at the link below. Shop quick! Items are limited and the sale closes soon!

Sale ends February 15th.

Items are delivered 6 weeks after shop closing to home address.

Our campus receives a profit of the sales (pending 60 items sold).

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National School Counselor's Week

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STAAR Field Test 2/15

Dear Parents/Guardians,

TEA has selected DVISD as a STAAR Online Field Testing district. Students in bilingual classes in grades 3, 4 and 5 and students in english classes in 4th grade will take the a STAAR Field Test on February 15. We need your assistance with a few important things.

  • If you drop your child off at school, please make plans to get them here early on testing days so that they have time for breakfast and a relaxed start to the day.

  • Lunch times will be different on testing days:

    • 3rd Grade – 12:10 – 12:30

    • 4th Grade – 12:20 – 12:50

    • 5th Grade – 12:45 – 1:15

The teachers at Collins appreciate all you do to help your child succeed academically! Feel free to contact your child’s teacher with additional questions about test day.

Art Update


Collins artists have been working well to create original art. Students are creating with clay this week! Creating with clay is a long process that requires it to dry for 2 weeks and then they can be fired in the kiln at almost 2000 degrees. Ask your child about their project. We have made medallions, pinch pots, animals, monsters, masks and food! Also, congratulations to our very own Brianna M. in 5th grade. She will have her flower painting displayed at the Texas Capitol next month as a part of Texas’ Youth Art Month celebration.

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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.
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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.

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!


Campus Wishlists

Interested in donating to your child's classroom or our campus programs? Here are some wishlists from classroom teachers, specials teachers and other programs on campus.

NCES Wish Lists

Noboa-Kinder https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3DQL8P1E9XBSL?ref_=wl_share

Alvarez-PK https://www.amazon.com/registries/custom/QJOD5JGLG6DT/guest-view

Villareal-2 https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2ETPH7PHWM3CY?ref_=wl_share

Collins Supplies for Classrooms & Roo Bucks Store https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1OUWMA816DOV?ref_=wl_share

Martin-4 https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/36ZIAF5N9RO6O?ref_=wl_share

Chamorro-K https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/321R7YIN8KM7U?ref_=wl_share

Solis-PK https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/174SHT0T6UNIN?ref_=wl_share

Smith-3 https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/EK5YDZRWU7BX?ref_=wl_share

Womack https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2UKO2KRDKJ1N1?type=wishlist


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.