Kangaroo Connection

Weekly updates for our Collins families.

September 23, 2021

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Important Dates

10/8: Early Dismissal at 11:45AM

10/11: No School, Staff Development Day

10/18: Picture Day

10/22: No School, COTA Day

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Water Bottles

Please send your child with a water bottle to school each day. We are not using our water fountains this year due to Covid Health Guidelines. Please help us reduce the amount of cups we are using each day by sending your child with a water bottle.

From the Specials Team: Art Classes at Collins

In Art class, we are finishing up our study of the element of art, Line. Students in grades Kindergarten and 1st grade completed a skill study for drawing, painting, cutting and gluing lines. Students in 2nd and 3rd grade created art by drawing and painting a variety of lines and students in grades 4th and 5th grade studied how artists use lines to show the contour of an object. Our next units will be the study of how artists use shape in their art and we will also discuss how we can explore the concept of identity through art.

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From the Specials Team: Music Classes at Collins

This year has already gotten off to a great start and I am excited to continue to see all that our students will accomplish! Currently, our students are learning all of the basics. Kinder through second grade students have explored things like steady beat, meter signs, and the five different voices! Our older kiddos have been having fun with learning all about our musical notes, creating rhythms, and applying our knowledge to our instruments! I’m excited to continue to get more instruments in the hands of our students and continue to grow in our love for music together!
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Hispanic Heritage Month

This month we will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at Collins by creating a school wide mural!

We are asking all of our families to send in different items to celebrate Hispanic heritage and contribute to our mural. This includes: photos and biographies of hispanic family members, family photos of vacations to Hispanic countries, favorite recipes and artwork that is inspired by the Hispanic culture. We would like everyone to participate in this mural! Please make a copy of photos as we will not be able to return these items.

You can send these items with your child to school or submit them via email to our Parent and Community Liaison, Araceli McBeth: araceli.mcbeth@dvisd.net


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!