Collins Cadence

2021-2022 - Friday, January 14, 2022

Collins Cobras

Shelli LeBlanc, Principal

Amanda Cucinotta, Assistant Principal

Ariel Aymond, Counselor 6th Grade

Krystal McCure, Counselor 5th Grade

From the Principal:

Welcome Friday and an upcoming three day weekend!


Our district is now at a Covid Response Level 4 - effective Friday, January 14, 2022.

Things that we will see adjusted at Collins due to this:


  • Meetings Virtually (Parent Meetings, 504, SPED)
  • Visitors, guests, volunteers restricted
  • Lunch visits suspended
  • Contactless outside deliveries


If your child has a fever or other symptoms that could be from COVID-19 and does not get tested OR is not cleared by their healthcare provider, it is assumed the child has COVID-19 and may not return to school until they meet re-entry criteria. A student may return to school after at least 10 days have passed since the onset of symptoms, at least 24 hours fever free has passed without the use of fever-reducing medications, and your symptoms are improving.


If we are smart - if we give extra care and effort - then we have hope to keep Collins staff and students as healthy and safe as possible.


Wishing you a safe and healthy upcoming weekend,

Shelli LeBlanc

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Times To Remember...

Bell Schedule:
  • 8:50 AM—4:00 PM
  • Students may enter the building by 7:45 AM (Please enter 5th grade side door)
  • Students are considered tardy if not in classroom seat by the 8:50 tardy bell
Lunch Times (Visitor Procedure Will be Shared in August)
  • 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
  • 3:30 PM Early check out of students will end
  • 3:30 PM Cones for car rider dismissal will be set - cars for early pick up will not fit in front parking area
  • 3:35 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)

Upcoming Dates

Monday, January 17th

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day - School Holiday

Wednesday, January 19th

  • Collins Spirit Night Chick-fil-A - College Park Location

January 20th - 22nd

  • College Park High School Musical - Legally Blonde

January 24th - 28th

  • Kindness Week

Thursday, January 27th

  • Club and Group Picture Day
Wednesday, February 16th
  • Spring Individual Picture Day

Friday, February 18th - Monday, February 21st

  • Student Holiday (President's Day 2/21/22)

Thursday, March 10th

  • End of Third Grading Period

Friday, March 11th - Friday, March 18th

  • Spring Break

Friday, April 15th - Monday, April 18th

  • School Holiday

Tuesday, May 10th

  • 6th STAAR Math
  • 5th STAAR Math Retest

Wednesday, May 11th

  • 6th STAAR Reading
  • 5th STAAR Reading Retest

Thursday, May 12th

  • 5th STAAR Science
  • 6th STAAR Test Make-Up

Friday, May 13th

  • 5th and 6th STAAR Test Make-Up

Thursday, May 26th

  • Last Day of School - Student Early Dismissal
  • End of Fourth Grading Period

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY

There is no school on January 17th. It is a day we reflect and remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


"Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction."

—Martin Luther King, Jr., "Loving Your Enemies," in Strength to Love.



The ultimate test of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and moments of convenience, but where he stands in moments of challenge and moments of controversy.

—The Struggle for Racial Justice, Address delivered at Nobel Peace Prize Recognition Dinner, 27 January 1965

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Conroe ISD Update #23 - January 13, 2022

School Board Appreciation Month

Thank You Conroe I.S.D. Board of Trustees for serving our community!

Mr. Skeeter Hubert

Mr. Scott Moore

Mrs. Theresa Wagaman

Mr. Ray Sanders

Mrs. Stacey Chase

Mr. Datren Williams

Mr. Dale Inman

Cobra Council Teacher of the Month

Would you like to recognize a teacher who goes the extra mile and is making a difference? Parents and students can submit this form acknowledging their favorite teacher! Teacher of the Month was set up by the Student Voice committee from Cobra Council. Our first round of winners will be acknowledged in January on KCOL, and each month you will have a chance to cast another vote for the next Teacher of the Month. Thank you for participating!


Nominations Links for January:

5th Grade Teacher & Fine Arts/PE

6th Grade Teacher & Fine Arts/PE

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Mission To Mars 6th Grade Field Trip

Tuesday, February 8th - LC 6-1

Wednesday, February 9th - LC 6-5

Thursday, February 10th - LC 6-4

Tuesday, February 15th - LC 6-3

Wednesday, February 16th - LC 6-2


Students must wear a Collins T-Shirt during the field trip.

Spiritwear:

Does your child need a school shirt for upcoming field trips? Go to https://collinspto.membershiptoolkit.com & order one today!

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Yearbook Reminders

Yearbook:

Capture the Memories - 2022 Collins Intermediate Yearbooks


***Purchase a Yearbook for your child for $45 at Jostens.com. Deadline is April 29.


***Recognition Ads are available to purchase for any child - 1/8 page for $25…visit Jostens.com. Deadline: February 10.


***Submit school related photos to CollinsPTOYearbook@gmail.com. *Please note photos are subject to approval and not guaranteed to be published.


Mrs. Cucinotta Administrative Update

Friendly Reminders from Mrs. Cucinotta:

  • Phones are to remain in student backpacks unless a teacher gives student(s) permission to use their phone during the school day.

  • Smart watches should remain in airplane mode during the school day.

  • Failure to comply with these rules will result in consequences from administration.

Ms. Aymond & Mrs. McCure Counseling Update

Guidance lessons will be the week of January 24th to the 28th! This month’s Colossal Cobra trait is Honesty.


Kindness week is also January 24th to the 28th! We will have announcements, a kindness challenge, and dress up days!


Our dress up days are as follows:

Monday, January 24th: Tie Dye Day

Tuesday, January 25th: Crazy Hair Day

Wednesday, January 26th: Dress like a 100-year-old

Thursday, January 27th: Twin Day

Friday, January 28th: Spirit Shirt Day

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Nurse Kendall Update:

Please keep your students at home if they are sick!
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Technology Update

If you would like some guidance on how to use the best parental control options on your family’s devices, here’s an article that may help you!


Art Update

Thanks to all the kiddos who brought their sketchbook to school! As a reminder, we ask that each art student provide their own sketchbook and pencil, but all other art materials will be provided. Students are welcome to bring their own art supplies to supplement what is provided by Collins but it is in no way required.

Congratulations to all our Western Art participants and our Collins finalists. We are so proud of how you represented Collins! Please stop by to see some of our talented artists’ work in the library.

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PTO Membership and School Spirit Shirts

Go to www.collinsmembershiptoolkit.com and join the PTO today! By joining the PTO you will gain access to our secure online directory as well as be “in the know with PTO.” Have you purchased your spirit wear yet? Order today so your child can show their Cobra Pride!



In addition to our 2021-2022 spiritwear shirts (shown above), we now have “vintage” spirit wear available to purchase on the webstore! You don’t want to miss out on some great deals!

Yearbooks on Sale NOW!

Yearbooks are on sale now. In addition to icons and personalization, you can also purchase an ad for your student. It’s a great way to celebrate their accomplishments and extracurricular activities

Calling all PTO Volunteers!

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

https://forms.gle/CFF9eMKmXLC2AmDK8

College Park High School 2022 School Musical

Don't miss College Park High School musical Legally Blonde. It is a fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie. Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances - this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!


Tickets are available through this link for $10 or at the door for $15 cash only.

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Incoming 7th Grade Knox Knights Important Dates

Thursday, January 13, 2022

6th Advanced Math Info for 7th Adv Math 6:30 p.m.

Friday, January 21, 2022

8th Math CBE Permission Slips Due to Math Teacher

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Knox staff visit with Collins students 1:35 -3:55 PM through PE

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Knox incoming 7th grade Parent Night @ 6:00 p.m. in the Gym

Monday, February 7, 2022

Knox Elective Night 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Collection of Student Registration sheets by Homeroom Teacher

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Knox staff meets with Collins to confirm computer entered course selections

Monday, March 21, 2022

Course verification available via PAC/SAC

TBA Knox Cheer Parent Meeting (Mandatory)

TBA Knox Cheer Tryout Clinic

TBA Knox Cheer Tryouts

TBA Knox Gingham Girl Parent Meeting

TBA Knox Gingham Girl Tryout Clinic

TBA Knox Gingham Girl Tryouts

TBA Knox Color Guard Parent Meeting

TBA Knox Gingham Girl Parent Meeting (for those that made the team)

TBA Knox Color Guard Tryout Clinic

TBA Knox Color Guard Tryouts

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Deadline for all Knox course requests changes

Collins 2020-2021 Academic Performance Report

Collins 2020-2021 Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) has been posted on our school's profile page.


From the school’s website:


  • Go to "Our School/Campus"
  • Click “View School Profile"
  • Select “Accountability Reports”
  • Click “2020-2021”
  • Select "Texas Academic Performance Report "

https://www.conroeisd.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Collins-INT-TAPR-2020.pdf

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Prior Newsletters 2021-2022

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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.