Collins Cadence

2019-2020 School Year Vol. 101

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Collins Cobras

Shelli LeBlanc, Principal

Chris Barnhart, Assistant Principal

Krystal McCure, Counselor

From The Principal

We hope all of our Collins families had a great start to the new school year. We are approaching our first progress report snapshot. Grades will be uploaded on Friday, September 6th. Progress Report will be delivered electronically this school year. Parents should receive an email on Friday, September 13th stating the progress report is available in Parent Access Center (PAC).


Parent Access and CANVAS are critical tools to keep up to date on what is coming and how students performed. Attendance is another critical piece to students academic success. Thank you for your partnership as we grow and learn together this year.


That strong partnership is evident in our 2019 Accountability Summary. You will find the link to the report later in this newsletter. It is through our combined commitment to our children that make results like this possible. We are one of four other schools in Conroe Independent School district to earn five distinctions from the State of Texas.

Upcoming Dates

Monday, September 9th

  • PTO Meeting 1:15 PM

Tuesday, September 10th

  • Destination Imagination Parent Information Meeting 6 PM Library

Wednesday, September 11th

  • College Park High School - Homecoming Parade Woodforest Stadium
  • "Hats Off To Reading" Evening Concert/celebration at Woodlands Pavilion
Thursday, September 12th
  • Fall Yearbook Pictures

Friday, September 13th

  • Progress Report Found in Parent Access Center (PAC)

Wednesday, September 18th

  • Read For A Better Life

Monday, September 23 - Friday, September 27th

  • Collins Book Fair

Wednesday, October 2nd

  • GT Parent Meeting 6 PM Collins Gym

Friday, October 11th

  • End of the first grading period
  • Early Release 12:45 PM
Friday, October 18th
  • Fall Frenzy

Bell Schedule:

8:30 a.m.—4:00 p.m.

Lunch Times

5th: 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

6th: 12:25 —12:55 p.m.

Front Office Times:

8:00 a.m.—4:15 p.m.

2019 Accountability Summary

Full 2019 Accountability Summary can be located:

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

Attendance

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 98.5%.

First Grading Period

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Hours of Missed Instruction (Early Checkout) as of August 30th = 326 Hours

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Nell Kendall, Nurse

Welcome back! I am looking forward to a happy, healthy year with our kids! Please remember, if your child needs medication at school, please do not send that medication with your student. School policy states the parents must drop off medications and fill out a permission form. THIS INCLUDES COUGH DROPS. Thank you!


Information from Mrs. McCure, Counselor

Parents/Guardians,


Please take the time to fill out the attached assistance letter if is applies to your family needs.


Orchestra

We are off to a great start in orchestra! All students should have their supplies and instruments so that they can participate in class and practice at home.


Students have a yellow page in the front of their binder with important dates and class expectations. This page will be the first page in each student’s binder all year. Parents and students should read and sign the page by August 27. Please sign into Canvas for orchestra to have access to the orchestra calendar and more information.


On Monday, August 26, cello and bass players received information about paying the maintenance fee for using the school instruments in class. It will also include a form to schedule which day to bring the home instrument to school for tuning.


We’re looking forward to a wonderful year!


Choir

Collins Chorale will begin on Thursday, September 5 for all choir members.

Pick up in front of school at 5 P.M.

Please send a snack that they will have at the beginning or rehearsal.

*Sign up for Remind - my way to communicate with you by text

*Please pay choir fee at School Cash Online

I can’t wait to start singing with these students!

Questions - abrill@conroeisd.net


Library

Book Fair is coming September 23-27. Watch for information in the coming weeks if you would like to help.

From the Tech Coach:

Here’s some help to keep your students safe online, whether using an online game, social media, or on web sites. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/privacy-and-internet-safety/age/tweens

Destination Imagination

Information Meeting September 10 at 6 p.m. in the Library


Destination Imagination is dedicated to encouraging students to develop skills in problem solving, presentation and teamwork. Teams may be up to seven students and require a parent coach.


For more information about the ‘19-’20 challenges take a look at the following link.

http://www.destinationimagination.org/challenge-program/2019-20-challenge-previews/


We will be forming Destination Imagination teams in the near future. Below is a link to the online application for you and your child.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc7KwkuKRShrYUmmpSrdx7liNIVulJQObqSovO_38TifrrAtw/viewform

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Important backpack reminders

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Collins Clubs and Organizations Info

Club offerings, description, meeting times and dates, how to join, general reminders

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All Things PTO

Meetings, Membership Toolkit, Spirit Wear, Spirit Nights, etc...

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Processes and Procedures for Collins 2019-2020

Attendance, Tardy, Car Line, Bus Info, Lunch Info, Checking out early, Transportation Changes, PAC, Visitors/Volunteers

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.