Collins Cadence

2018-2019 School Year Vol. 96

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Collins Cobras

Shelli LeBlanc, Principal

Sabrina Pomales, Assistant Principal

Emily Hosier, Counselor

From The Principal

Our STAAR testing season officially begins on April 9th with the 5th grade Math STAAR. Our students and teachers have been working very hard in preparation for the test. We look forward to our students having the opportunity to shine during state assessment.

We are also ending the 3rd nine weeks and beginning the last grading period when we get back from spring break. Thank you for your incredible support of your children and the staff of Collins as we continue this school year’s journey. We still have so much learning ahead of us in April and May.

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Parents and the community are invited to an informational presentation by Dr. Curtis Null, Superintendent, about the 2019 Bond Referendum. The presentation for our feeder will take place on March 26th, at 6 p.m. in College Park High School auditorium. Anyone seeking information about planned projects impacting our campus can learn more by visiting:

2019 Bond Referendum

2019 Bond Referendum

Upcoming Dates

Thursday, March 7th

  • iPod Day - Scholarship Fundraiser - $5 to be able to listen to school appropriate music on iPod/Phone during most classes/lunch. Wireless access not available - songs must be downloaded. Phones may not be used in any other capacity but to listen to music.
  • Spirit Night - Fuddruckers 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday, March 8th

  • Early Release 12:45

Monday, March 11th - Friday March 15th

  • Spring Break

Monday, March 18th

  • PTO Meeting 1:15 PM

Wednesday, March 20th

  • Spring Picture Day
Monday, March 25th

  • 6th Colossal Cobras - Perseverance (students receiving the award will receive notification - inviting parents to the award ceremony)

Tuesday, March 26th

  • 5th Colossal Cobras - Perseverance (students receiving the award will receive notification - inviting parents to the award ceremony)
  • Feeder Bond Information Night - 6 PM College Park High School Auditorium

Friday, March 8th 1/2 Day

5th Grade

11:00 – 11:30 Lunch

6th Grade

11:30 – 12:00 Lunch

Please do not plan joining your child for lunch on this day due to the schedule change.

Please make all necessary arrangements for transportation on the 1/2 day.

Busses will run at 12:45 and car riders and biker/walker students will be released at 12:45.

Bell Schedule:

8:30 a.m.—4:00 p.m.

Lunch Times

5th: 12:00—12:30 p.m.

6th: 12:30—1:00 p.m.

Front Office Times:

8:00 a.m.—4:15 p.m.

Crossing guards are unsung heroes that play a vital role in the students’ safety to and from school. Please help us thank our incredible and dedicated crossing guards.

John Ryder @ Gosling at the Fire Station

Ben Varela @ Gosling at the Fire Station

Jolynne Marlin @ Shadowbend at Lake Woodlands Dr.

Toni Hollen @ Shadowbend at Lake Woodlands Dr.

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As we progress through the school year, please continue to remember the importance of school attendance and arriving to school on time. In addition, children who arrive late to school miss the important groundwork that is laid by teachers at the beginning of the day.

The instruction and learning that occur on a daily basis in the classroom is our central mission. Parents who make regular school attendance and punctuality a high priority are helping their children learn to accept responsibility, which is an important lesson for a successful life.

As we work to increase Collins Intermediate’s daily attendance – please continue to support your child’s educational process by limiting the amount of school missed except for illness. Collins Intermediate daily goal is 98.4%.

Our current yearly average 97.38%

Third Grading Period

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Hours of Missed Instruction (Early Checkout) as of March 4th = 5672 Hours

N.E.A.T. Kids—Never Ever Absent or Tardy

As we get ready to begin our second nine weeks of the school year, we want to remind everyone of the Never, Ever, Absent or Tardy (NEAT) program. This program is designed to encourage and offer incentives for perfect school attendance and no tardies. Students arriving late to school miss the important groundwork that is laid by teachers at the beginning of the day. The instruction and learning that occur on a daily basis in the classroom is our central mission. Parents who make regular school attendance and punctuality a high priority are helping their children learn to accept responsibility, which is an important lesson for a successful life.


Winners of the Box Tops of the latest contest:

5th grade: 5-2

6th grade: 6-2

They will receive an extra recess

It Is Never Too Late

"It's never too late to turn in your Box Tops. Help your school today!"

Your family can still continue to collect and turn in Box Tops to the school.

For questions contact Karen Christman


Collins Intermediate PTO Meeting Dates for 2018-2019 School Year- all begin at 1:15pm in the conference room at Collins. Most are on the second Monday of the month but not all so please mark your calendar and plan to attend.

March 18, 2019

April 8, 2019

May 13, 2019

2019-2020 PTO Open Positions

Collins PTO needs your help. If you are interested in serving the students and learning community of Collins by serving on the PTO Board – please email:

You can earn money for Collins Intermediate just by shopping at Amazon Smile, Randalls and Kroger!

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to our school.

1. Go to

2. Sign in with your Amazon account email and password.

3. Locate the box “pick your own charitable organization” at the bottom of the page and type “Collins Intermediate” and then click “Search”.

4. Locate the name “Collins Intermediate School Parent Teacher Organization”/The Woodlands, TX and click “Select”.

5. Check the box on the next question and click “Start Shopping”.

6. You have now linked our school to your AmazonSmile account.

7. Bookmark the AmazonSmile website and use it whenever you buy something from Amazon.


The Randalls Good Neighbor Program will donate 1% of your total grocery purchase to our school when you link your Remarkable card to our school’s Charity Account # 2826.

1. Go to

2. Click on the link at the top or bottom of the page to locate the Good Neighbor Program form.

3. Complete the form and return it to the Customer Service Desk at any of your local Randalls stores or you can email the information to


The Kroger Community Rewards Program will donate a percentage of your total grocery purchase to our school when you link your Kroger Plus card to our school’s Rewards Program Account # WD723. Important: You must re-enroll each year to continue earning rewards for our school.

1. Go to

2. Click on the “View Details” link at the bottom of the page located under “Want to enroll in Community Rewards?”.

3. Sign in to your existing Kroger account or you can create a new account.

4. If you had to create a new account, you may have to click on the “Community Rewards” link located on the left side under “My Account” before completing step 5.

5. Once you are signed in, locate the box that says “Find an Organization” and type WD723.

6. Click “Search” and then click “Enroll”.

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Collins Spirit Night

Thursday, March 7th, 5-8pm

2290 Buckthorne Place

Spring, TX

STAAR 2019 Testing Dates

Please place the following dates on your family calendar.

5th Grade

Tuesday, April 9th Math

Wednesday, April 10th Reading

Wednesday, May 15th Science

6th Grade

Monday, May 13th Math

Tuesday, May 14th Reading

March Madness Basketball Tournament

We had another successful year of March Madness Free Throw Tournament. We had over 26 teams register to play in our single elimination tournament. The winners received engraved place medals and a chance to play teachers after the final round. The following teams and students were our basketball winners on Friday night at March Madness and we want to give an extra shout of CONGRATULATIONS!

Girls Bracket

1st Place

Alysen Dean

Katie Westood

Kinisen Wessling

2nd Place

Aidson May

Ella Dawson

Berkley Scott

3rd Place

Livi Scank

Jackie Jaramillo

Emilla Fabijanio

Boys Bracket

1st Place

AJ Cott

Seth Xaysongkham

Holden Judge

2nd Place

J.D. Matthiesen

Alejandro Escobar

Jude Robinson

3rd Place

Brian Shaw

Jordan Sheirr

Cameron Reece

Destination Imagination

We are so proud of the six teams from Collins Intermediate competed in the Region 6 Destination Imagination competition on February 16. Destination Imagination requires creative problem solving skills in both a planned challenge and an instant challenge format designed to test a teams teamwork and problem solving skills. The teams have been working since October to plan and execute their chosen challenge. A special shout -out to the Laughing Lemons who will be advancing to State competition in Corpus Christi on March 22, and Alton Hollis for receiving an Individual Renaissance Award.

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To learn more about our school emergency plan please visit:

Assistant Principal Prose

“There are many great activities you can do with your family as you travel or stay in town, like attending a minor league baseball game or backyard camping. ”

Countdown to Spring Break has begun. Check out this site for 10 great ideas to do with your family:

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Remember: Gifted and Talented

Summer Nominations will begin soon. If you need a nomination form contact me at

Collection for summer GT nominations April 1-30, 2019

Need Online Textbook Help?

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Remember: Gifted and Talented

Summer Nominations will begin soon. If you need a nomination form contact me at

Collect summer GT nominations April 1-30, 2019

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Character Counts at Collins!

Our goal is to create a culture of kindness where students learn to be caring, respectful and responsible citizens. Positive character traits are fostered through our school rules and expectations as well as character lessons in our guidance curriculum.

We are looking for great character in all of our Cobras. Each month, we will focus on a new character trait, which includes a new principle each week. Students will be chosen from each LC to win our Colossal Cobra Award for this trait every month.


*Never give up on a worthy goal

*Have a “can do” attitude

*Make a plan to succeed

*Celebrate small accomplishments

Momo Challenge

*The ultimate goal of Momo, according to the sources is for the person to die of suicide.

* So far, two deaths have been linked and authorities all around the world are warning parents.

* Authorities in Colombia have investigated the death of two children ages 12 and 16

* Investigation revealed that before the 16-year-old died of suicide, he had passed on his phone/contact to the 12-year-old child and some references to Momo.

* Momo challenge is similar in nature as the Blue Whale Challenge.

* A person is contacted to participate or talk or fear the wrath of this female-bird-like creature hunting you down at home.

* The person makes contact in an app called Whatsapp to a certain profile.

* Once contact is made, challenges such as hurt your-self, or harm others are given and final challenge is to die of suicide.

* One person reported that they refused to participate and started receiving hate messages that included personal information about the individual.

* It is said that it originated through Facebook.

* A Japanese artist created the character/avatar, which has become the icon for momo

* The character has infiltrated online gaming of Minecraft making challenges to those on line.

* Microsoft has taken a stand and has been working at stopping this character.

Tips for Parents:

* Be alert and check your child’s phones, apps, traffic on the internet.

* Talk to your children about dangers of revealing personal information online to strangers.

* Talk to your children about posting photos that could have the GPS coordinates of where the photo was taken, possibly revealing the exact location of their home/bedroom.

* Make sure you know who is on the other side when your child is playing an online game

* Although the invitation to Momo has been linked to What’s App, some reports have revealed online games, social media platforms.

* If you notice any of these signs with your child, contact your school counselor, pediatrician, therapist, or call 911 for help:

* Appearing depressed or sad most of the time.

* (Untreated depression is the number one cause for suicide.)

* Talking or writing about death or suicide.

* Withdrawing from family and friends.

* Feeling hopeless.

* Feeling helpless.

* Feeling strong anger or rage.

* Feeling trapped -- like there is no way out of a situation.

* Experiencing dramatic mood changes.

* Abusing drugs or alcohol.

* Exhibiting a change in personality.

* Acting impulsively.

* Losing interest in most activities.

* Experiencing a change in sleeping habits.

* Experiencing a change in eating habits.

* Losing interest in most activities.

* Performing poorly at work or in school.

* Giving away prized possessions.

* Writing a will.


The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has required an introduction to growth and development for 5th and 6th grade students. This class will introduce the information regarding the changes occurring in the growth and development of this age group and will take place Friday March 22. This instruction is done separately by grade and for boys and girls (Boys and girls view their respective videos separately).

If you do not wish to have your child attend this course you must submit that request in writing or email to the nurse by March 20. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school nurse, Nell Kendall, R.N. at 281-298-3809 or email

For more information or to view the video, please visit the clinic website:

The FLU has come to Collins. Please remind your student to wash hands often, for this is the most effective way to prevent the spread of flu and other illnesses. If your child has a fever above 100 degrees, please keep them at home. Please do not give them Tylenol or Advil and send them to school. The medication makes the fever go away for a short time but they are still contagious! Thank you for your help!

Attention all 6th grade parents:

To Meet Texas Requirements for Public School Enrollment: We must have documentation that the following immunizations have been administered prior to enrolling your child in 7th grade:

Tdap Booster - (7th grade within 5 yrs)

Meningococcal Conjugate #1 - One dose required on or after 11th birthday. (Can be given as early as 10 years of age). (Also called MCV4, MenACWY, Menveo, or Menactra).

Vision and Hearing referrals:

If your child received a referral from the nurse for vision or hearing and you took him/her to the doctor, please send the doctor note to the clinic with the results. The state of Texas expects us to report our referrals and results in our annual state report.

Thank you!

Nell Kendall, RN 281-298-3809


6th grade orchestra students have an opportunity to perform at the CISD Solo and Ensemble Contest on April 13. Detailed information will be sent home this week. Please sign and return the form indicating if your child will or will not participate in this event. Forms are due March 19.

Signed Practice Reports are due every Tuesday. Students did a great job with this in the first semester. For this grading period it is bright blue to make it easy to find. Detailed information about practice requirements is on the form, in the Orchestra Handbook, and in Canvas.

Our calendar is in Canvas, as well as course information. Please add our performance dates and information to your family calendar. Please check to be sure that you can see your child’s Canvas account. Did you know that you can add contact information for yourself under settings in Canvas and adjust how and when you want to be notified of assignments and information? It’s in Canvas under notifications.

Honor Orchestra rehearsals begin at 7:40 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays. Honor Orchestra members, please be in your seat ready to play by then. Please send a note or email if you have an excused absence from Honor Orchestra. Attendance, practice, and having passing grades in all classes are requirements for staying in this group.


Hello Parents! This week we are beginning our Track and Field unit! We will be introducing Relay Hand-off’s, Discuss Throws (using rubber rings), and revisiting sprints. We will also begin to collect data for the Mile Run for the FitnessGram. February is National Heart Healthy Month! We are encouraging exercise and healthy eating habits.


Honor Band Rehearsals

Every Tuesday and Friday morning. Students are expected to be in their seat with instruments out and ready to play by 7:59 am.

Practice Records

Remember practice records are due every week. If they are turned in on Monday or Tuesday students will receive extra credit!

Upcoming Dates

April 6th: 5th Grade solo and ensemble contest

April 13th: 6th Grade solo and ensemble contest

April 30th: Cavalier Festival for Honor Band

May 21st: Spring Concert for 5th and 6th Grade Band

May 23rd: SK8TOWN social for all band members


Capitol Art Exhibit

Congratulations to sixth grader, Ella De La Fuente whose self portrait graphite drawing titled, “It’s Ok”, was among five works of art chosen to represent CISD in the upcoming Capitol Art Exhibit which will be on display at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum from March 3-17, and then on display in the Lower Rotunda of the State Capitol from March 24-31. A special awards program and reception will be held Sunday, March 10th at 2:00 pm at the Bob Bullock Museum.

If your child is in art this semester there is a $15 art fee that is due by 3/1/19. Your child’s art fee will be used to purchase needed art supplies we will be using in class. The preferred method of payment is School Cash Online:

Step 1: Register Online:

Step 2: Register by selecting the “get Started Now” and following the steps.

Step 3: After you receive the confirmation email, select the “click here” option, login, and add each of your children to your household account.

Thank you so much for your support! We are looking forward to an exciting year of art!


Hello Collins Choir parents! I wanted to say a huge congratulations to all of our students who competed at the Conroe ISD Honor Choir auditions! We have 3 students who will be representing Collins in this incredible performance. The following students have put forth an immense amount of effort and additional practice time in order to achieve this goal, and they deserve to be recognized for their hard work and dedication!

Please help me in congratulating 6th graders, Aden Kwon and Esther Irvine, and 5th grader, Olivia Labonski on making the CISD Honor Choir!

Our last performance of the school year is set for May 16th at 5:30pm. We hope to see all of you their to support the amazing progress that the students have made this year.

Once again, thank you so much for your continued support, and I look forward to resuming our normal choir rehearsal schedule!


Follow what’s happening in the library on Twitter @ReadingCobras.

Our Spring book fair provided over $2500 in new books for our library and staff. Thank you for participating and making this one of the best experiences ever!

Remember that if you need to pay for a lost library book, you can send exact cash (we are unable to make change) or a check made out to Collins Intermediate. The check must include your driver’s license number and date of birth. Once a book is paid for, it is yours to keep if found at a later date because books are removed from the system when they are paid for.

From the Tech Coach:

It’s competition time in The Woodlands! The Woodlands Township just started a competition to help all residents cut back on texting while driving!

The Township has set up a competition between Villages to win money for their Village scholarship fund. Each driver that uses the app will earn points for the miles they drive without texting. Points can also be used to earn discounts or free items at local stores and restaurants- maybe you have already noticed the logo sticker in a store window!

Check out the link for more information and the special code for your Village:

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Collins parents have been invited to attend the David Elementary Tuesday 3/19 meeting!

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College Park Tennis has scheduled their 2019 Spring Tennis Camp for K-6 graders

Cavalier Baseball

Get loud and proud with all-new 2019 CPHS fan gear for the whole family! The College Park Cavaliers Baseball Program is excited to announce its new ONLINE spirit store is now open! In conjunction with Dugout Sports, the Cavalier Dugout Club has put together a great selection of short-sleeve and long-sleeve shirts, pullovers and hoodies in men's, women's and youth sizes, along with hats, headbands, a blanket and more. Look now at WEBLINK .

Available for ordering now through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, the online store accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express only. Customers will receive a confirmation email after placing their orders and another email on Saturday, Feb. 9 that the website is closed and all orders are in production. A final email will notify customers when their orders are ready for pickup the last week of February at Dugout Sports, 26302 I-45 North. All sales are final, and please email any questions about online orders to Dugout Sports at

We are looking forward to an exciting 2019 Cavalier Baseball season and appreciate your support of Cavalier Baseball! #GRIT

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Yearbook - Debate - Robotics

Applications are located in the front office of Collins - Applications submission is at Knox.

Yearbook Production staff- applications are due by 3/1 to the front office at Knox

Debate Team- Return to Ms. Wilson at Knox in room 302 by 3/1

Robotics Class- Return to Mr. Arnold at Knox in Room 303 by 3/8

First Annual Gingham Girls Dance Clinic

This clinic is for students in 1 st -8 th grade who love to dance and want an opportunity to dance with the Knox Junior High Gingham Girls.

When: Saturday, March 23, 2019 10:00 – 2:00 DOORS OPEN AT 9:30 AM

Where: Knox Junior High School Gyms

Cost: $35 early registration / $40 after March 18, 2019

Early registration deadline: Monday, March 18, 2019

**T-shirt, picture, and lunch are included**

**Dancers will receive their shirt at the door if paid in full by March 18th**

**Dancer will receive their shirt at a later date if paid in full after March 18th**

How to register:

1) Check your front office for a flyer

2) Visit the Gingham Girl Website. Look for the Dance Clinic tab. QR Code is a link to the Dance Clinic information on the GG Website

Gingham Girls Recruitment Video 2019-2020

Incoming 7th Grade Knox Knights Important Dates

Upcoming Dates and Events:

· Jan. 24 Incoming 7th grade Parent Information Night 6:00pm in the Knox Cafe

· Feb. 5 Elective information Night 6pm

· Feb. 19 Knox Cheer Parent Meeting (Mandatory) 6pm in the Knox Café

· Feb. 23 CP Cheer Clinic for grades 5-8

· Mar. 4-6 Knox Cheer Tryout Clinic

· Mar. 7 Knox Cheer Tryouts

· Mar. 20 Gingham Girl Parent Meeting 6:00 Knox Cafe

· Mar. 26-28 Gingham Girl Tryout Clinic

· Mar. 29 Gingham Girl Tryouts

· Apr. 11 Color Guard Parent Meeting 6 pm

· Apr. 15 Gingham Girl Parent Meeting for those that made the team

· Apr. 23-25 Color Guard Clinic

· Apr. 26 Color Guard Tryouts

· May 1 Schedule Change Request Deadline

· Mid Aug. Gathering of the Knights Student Orientation

Knox Cheer Tryouts

February 19 @ 6:00 pm: mandatory tryout meeting (KJH cafeteria)

March 4-6 @4:30-6:00 pm: cheer tryout clinic (KJH gym A)

March 7 @ 4:30 pm: 2019-2020 cheer tryouts (KJH gym A)

Hard copies of the tryout packets Should be available by the last week of January.

For any further questions please contact Amy Rogers or visit

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Art Club

Capitol Art Exhibit

Congratulations to sixth grader, Ella De La Fuente whose self portrait graphite drawing titled, “It’s Ok”, was among five works of art chosen to represent CISD in the upcoming Capitol Art Exhibit which will be on display at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum from March 3-17, and then on display in the Lower Rotunda of the State Capitol from March 24-31. A special awards program and reception will be held Sunday, March 10th at 2:00 pm at the Bob Bullock Museum.

If your child is in art this semester there is a $15 art fee that is due by 3/1/19. Your child’s art fee will be used to purchase needed art supplies we will be using in class. The preferred method of payment is School Cash Online:

Step 1: Register Online:

Step 2: Register by selecting the “get Started Now” and following the steps.

Step 3: After you receive the confirmation email, select the “click here” option, login, and add each of your children to your household account.

Thank you so much for your support! We are looking forward to an exciting year of art!

Athletic Club

Athletic Club Schedule

All meetings will take place at 7:40 am unless you are notified otherwise. Your parents should drop you off at the back of the school. The dates for our club for the year are listed below.

February 13, 27

March 20

April 3, 17

May 1

Cobra Council Meeting Dates

Each Meeting will be from 8 am - 8:30 am in the library.

March - 7th

April - 11th

May - 9th

Coding Club

The Cobra Coders continue to meet on Thursdays at 8:00 a.m. We would like to enter the students in a coding contest, so we are asking for each student to bring $5 cash to Ms. Osterman as soon as possible to cover the cost of the entry fee. The contest starts in March!

Crafting with Kindness Club

Crafting with Kindness

Do you enjoy crafting and giving back to your community? This is what Crafting with Kindness is all about! We meet every Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m. to make different crafts for our school. Some crafts we keeps and others we donate to the counselor, librarian, etc. to show our support to our Collin’s family!

C-Cubed Club

C-Cubed is for Rubik’s Cube fanatics!

Who: Club leaders- Ms. Powell & Mrs. Hall

What: C-Cubed Club

When: The 2nd and 4th Friday of each month from 8:00 am – 8:30 am

Where: Collins Intermediate- room 609

We can’t wait to see our C-Cubed members again in the 2019 year! Don’t forget that we meet on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month from 8:00 am-8:30 am in room 609.

Our next meeting will be January 11th!

Collins Dance Club

Our next meeting is this Friday, Jan. 11 at 8:00 am. Can’t wait to see y’all.

Recycling Club

Care for the environment and love Collins? The recycling club is for you! We meet every Friday in Mrs. Ramsey’s room (512). Please consider joining us!

Robotics Club

Upcoming Event

Who: Team Snake Invaders and Team I.S.S.

What: First Lego League Regional Championship

When: March 2nd

Where: Stafford High School


The STEM club members who participated in the district-wide SciMathelon did an amazing job and represented Collins admirably! The Design and Challenge teams made us proud.

STEM Club is gearing up for the 2nd semester and will resume the Monday meetings at 8:00 on March 18th,the day we return from Spring Break. We look forward to seeing our members in the next challenge. If you have decided not to participate or are changing clubs, please stop by and let Mrs. Cockshott or Mrs. Mills know so that we are able to open up for new members.

See you on Monday, March 18, 2019.

Zumba Club

Hello Zumba Parents! I hope everyone had a relaxing winter break! I missed dancing with everyone! We WILL have club THIS week!!! I will send an email out this week discussing the possibility of moving our meet time to the afternoon, as some students have not been able to consistently make it Wednesday mornings. If you have any questions or concerns about this, feel free to email me at !

~Coach Mickey

Anytime Collins Reminders


The final 2017-2018 Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) and Federal Report Card can be found through the Collins website at the link below. To request a hard copy of our TAPR please contact the front office.

The TAPR combines details regarding campus academic performance with financial reports and information about staff, programs, and demographics.

2018 Accountability Summary

Morning Drop Off

Please remember students should not be dropped off before 8 a.m.

No adult supervision is present before 8 a.m. Only honor performance groups with scheduled practice are permitted early arrival.

Students Walking to Kroger at End of School Day

We have been contacted by the businesses around Kroger asking for help. There are so many parents parking at store fronts and behind Kroger there is not space for their paying customers. This is impacting their businesses and they have asked Collins parents parked and waiting for their student's walking from Collins to no longer park in those areas.

We have also been told that students are running in the very crowded parking lot and we are concerned that our children could be hurt by motorists moving in and out of the area.

Please do not move to the neighborhoods - parents parking on lawns of homeowners and blocking traffic in and out of neighborhoods is not an alternate solution for avoiding the car line.

Thank you so much for your help!

Bad Weather Dismissal

Collins Dismissal Procedures During Inclement Weather:

· Collins will make a call by 3:45 p.m. to announce a “rainy day dismissal”

· Bike riders and walkers will NOT be allowed to bike or walk home during extremely severe rain or when lightning occurs within 5 miles of Collins.

· Families of bike riders and walkers should have a predetermined plan that when heavy rain/lightening is present, the student will ride the school bus or be picked up in the car line.


As we begin an exciting new school year, I want to remind everyone of the importance of school attendance and of arriving to school on time. In addition, children who arrive late to school miss the important groundwork that is laid by teachers at the beginning of the day. The instruction and learning that occur on a daily basis in the classroom is our central mission. Parents who make regular school attendance and punctuality a high priority are helping their children learn to accept responsibility, which is an important lesson for a successful life.

N.E.A.T. Kids—Never Ever Absent or Tardy

Awarded to students each nine weeks who reported to each day of school and all classes on time. More detailed information soon to come.

Dress Code

· The District prohibits pictures, emblems, or writings on clothing that are any of the following: lewd, violent, suggestive, offensive, vulgar or obscene, or advertise or depict tobacco products, alcoholic beverages drugs, or any other substance prohibited under FNCF(LEGAL).

· Halter-tops, muscle shirts, and spaghetti-straps tops are not permitted unless covered by another shirt.

· Midriff shirts, or shirts exposing the midsection of the body, are not permitted.

· Blue jean cutoffs or unhemmed shorts are not appropriate dress for elementary/intermediate school classes.

· Make-up/cosmetics may not be worn or applied at school.

· Hats are not to be worn inside a school.

· Hair and hairstyle should not be distractive.

· Spandex clothing, yoga pants and leggings are to be worn under other outerwear that are at least fingertip in length.

· Pants/shorts may not be worn lower than undergarments.

· Students who choose to wear shorts to school must wear them at fingertip length when the student rests his/her arms at his/her side.

· Flip flops may not be worn during P.E. classes.

· Girls may wish to wear shorts under their dresses.

Dresses and skirts should be of appropriate length (fingertip) and tights should accompany shorter dresses, skirts or shorts.

Cell Phones, Smart Watches, and Electronics

Students are allowed to bring cell phones and smart watches to school.

· Once a student enters the building in the morning the cell phone/smart watch/electronic device must be turned off.

· A classroom teacher may allow a student to use a cell phone/smart watch/electronic device as an instructional tool. Once the class is over the device should be turned off.

· Once a student has left the building the device may be turned back on.


A student is tardy if they are not in the classroom by the 8:50 bell.

A student tardy to class will:

· Have a tardy marked in the computer

· A note placed in the student planner by the teacher

· After the 3rd, 4th and 5th tardy a warning email will be sent home

· On the 6th tardy the student will be assigned a before school detention

· The tardy counts starts new each nine weeks

Some things to remember:

· Dropping students off by 8:30 a.m. is the best way to ensure a student has time to:

· Put instruments away

· Visit Locker

· Participate in KCOL Broadcast, Pledges, and Moment of Silence

· Be in their classroom prior to the 8:50 bell

Transportation Changes

Transportation changes should be communicated between the parent and the child prior to coming to school for the day. Should you feel your child needs a reminder you may contact the front office, prior to 3:15, for notice to be delivered to your child. We understand that an occasion may arise when it is necessary to make a last minute transportation change. These last minute changes should be reserved for emergency situations only. For the safety of our children, these changes should be made before 3:15 p.m.

Checking Out Early

Students leaving early for appointments at the end of the day must be signed out by 3:40 p.m.; we cannot call for students during dismissal.

Students will be called for dismissal upon parent's arrival in the front office. We cannot call for students prior to your arrival.

Afternoon—Students Walkers

We have a large number of students that have become walkers in the afternoon. We do not promote the practice of students meeting their parents in the Kroger shopping center, YMCA or community neighborhoods. Student safety is of upmost importance— it is imperative that students NEVER cross Showdowbend in the middle of the street. A cross walk should always be used when crossing the heavy traffic that exists on our main road.

Car-Line Rules and Procedures

· Cars are required to stop behind the stop sign and not proceed forward until the stop sign is moved approximately 3:55 p.m..

· Parents may not park in the small visitors parking lot and wait for your child.

· Be courteous to those waiting in the car line and not pull around those waiting and “cut” in line before we call for car riders.

· We do not want cars moving in the parking lot when we dismiss walkers and bikers for all students’ safety.

· Students leaving early due to appointments MUST be picked up by 3:40 p.m. so there is no interruption to the dismissal process.

· Walkers and bikers are dismissed at 4:00 p.m.

· For student safety—walkers and bikers should only cross the street using cross walks. · · Children should pause and watch traffic carefully to assure it is safe to cross.

· Car riders are dismissed at 4:05 p.m.

· For afternoon pickup process, please approach the driveway from Woodlands Parkway to Shadowbend turning right into driveway. NO LEFT Hand Turn in the PM. This will avoid traffic congestion from the Research direction.

· Parents may not park within the school zone on the sides of Shadowbend to pick up students. This disrupts traffic flow and it is unsafe for children and adults to be on the busy road.

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Bus Transportation

Registration for Bus Transportation

Students who were registered for bus service last year are automatically renewed each year, so only students who are new or have never registered for service will need to register for bus service.

In the coming days, CISD transportation will open the website to confirm and check all students bus information (pick up / drop off times and locations).

Bus Rider Transportation Tags

Any student riding the bus will be issued a bus tag to be placed on the outside of their backpack. Student’s tag will be scanned as the board the bus to leave each afternoon. If a student loses their tag during the year the child should let his/her homeroom teacher know immediately so that we can provide a replacement.

Bus Dismissal At The End Of School

Students will be dismissed from class to report to their assigned bus. As buses arrive the bus number will appear on the screen in each homeroom. It is the student’s responsibility to monitor the screen and leave class to load their bus.

Changing Buses

Students may NOT ride another bus except in emergencies and only with the permission of Collins Administration. Parents must submit a written request at least 24 hours in advance of the change. Administration must have time to verify the change with both sets of parents. Riding home with a friend on Friday to spend the night is not a change that will be approved. Once approved the school will notify transportation and the bus driver.

Lunch & Breakfast

Beginning on the first day of school, parents may send money (cash or check) for their child to set up a lunch account. My School Bucks in an online account that may continued to be used from year to year or a new account set up at A Parent Access Account allows parents to see the amount of money available to the child. Please visit: for menu options and more information. If a student’s account runs out of funds he/she will only be allowed to charge one meal. After the one charge a student will be provided an “alternate meal”. Students are given a reminder to take home to parents when their account is low or out of funds.

Breakfast Prices:

(meal Includes Entree, Fruit, and 1% or Skim Milk Daily)

Full Price $ 1.35

Reduced Price $ .30

Non-student Price/2nd Meal $2.30

Lunch Prices:

(meals include an entree, vegetable, fruit, and 1% or skim milk daily)

Full Price $2.85

Reduced Price $ .40

Non-student Price/2nd Meal $3.55
Entree A la Carte $2.00

Fruit/ Vegetable/ Juice/ Bread A la Carte $1.00

Milk A la Carte $.90

Parents may join their child during their scheduled lunch. We have guest table set up on the back wall for our lunch guests.

Parent Access Center

Collins will send our newsletter and other communication home by e-mail and/or phone messages. In order to make sure that we have your e-mail address, please follow the directions below to either update or add your e-mail address.

Go to the CISD homepage at

Click the “Student/Parent” tab,

Click “Parent Access Center”

Click “Register”

You will see an application for parents to view their student’s information online. Read all of the instructions. Complete the top few lines of information, making sure you use the official name of the student. Continue reading the parent access registration. Just below this paragraph is “Parent/Guardian Information.” The first item is the e-mail address. If your e-mail information is different, you will be prompted to update your e-mail address. If you do not have an account, fill in that information at this time. The student identification number is their CISD number which also happens to be their lunch number. If you are not sure of this number, please look at a previous report card or call the front office. Don’t forget to click the “I Agree” button.


· Parents and family are welcome in our building but must check in and out through the front office with a current driver’s license or other form of identification.

· A new security feature has been added to the front doors. After school begins visitors will use a call box to announce arrival then the front desk will buzz you in.

· All parents must complete a volunteer application on-line before volunteering at the school or chaperoning field trips. The application process must be completed every year.

· We encourage you to complete the volunteer application at the beginning of the year instead of prior to a field trip. The approval process could take up to a week to process ad we would not want any parent missing an opportunity to chaperone a field trip due to the application process not being completed.

· To complete an application please click:

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.