Collins Cadence

2022-2023 Friday, October 7, 2022

Collins Cobras

Shelli LeBlanc, Principal

Amanda Cucinotta, Assistant Principal

Ariel Aymond, Counselor 5th Grade

Krystal McCure, Counselor 6th Grade

From The Principal

Happy Friday,

Our first grading period ended yesterday. Report cards will be available in Parent Access (PAC) on Friday, October 14th.

Wishing you a joyful long weekend,

Shelli LeBlanc

Conroe ISD Update #28 - October 3, 2022

Weekend Road Closures

The Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas 10-mile race, 3.1 Armadillo Run 5K and One 4 Texas Kids' Fun Run will take place on Saturday, October 8, 2022, beginning at 7 a.m. Review the map below to plan ahead and avoid delays.

For more information about traffic on Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas race day, please call 281-210-2099 or email From October 6-8, 2022 this number will be answered 24 hours a day.

Visit our website for more information on packet pickup, course maps, parking maps, FAQs and more:

CISD Dyslexia Parent Information Night

Please see the flyer below for information about the Dyslexia Night.
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Upcoming Dates

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Collins Student Dates for Fall/Spring 2022-2023

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PTO Updates

What a great fundraiser! We raised $34,956 for our Collins students, and we are excited for the funding it provides for class field trips, music and PE equipment, technology, field day and more! Special shout outs to Mrs. Scott's and Mr. Krieger's homerooms with the highest totals in their grade level!

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Fall Frenzy

Collins PTO would like to invite all current Cobras to attend 2022 Fall Frenzy!

Registration OPEN and now on Sale through Membership Toolkit!

$30 October 11th — October 16th

$40 October 17th — October 21st

**All Registrations MUST be purchased by 10:00 AM October 21st**

Join your friends for a night of food and fun. Look for a flyer coming home with your student for more details!

RAFFLE DONATIONS NEEDED! Personal and Business donations accepted. Fun toy or gift items and themed baskets for the student raffle are requested. 5th and 6th grade students will be able to view and try their luck to win!

Collins PTO wants to promote your local business! All company donations will be spotlighted in the school newsletter and featured on the Collins Facebook page to further promote your business in the local community and Collin Student Parents.

All donations will be given a tax deduction form. Please drop off at Collins Intermediate no later than October 17th! Contact Collins PTO at, with any questions.

Parent Volunteers Wanted

Please help Fall Frenzy be a huge success and signup on Membership Toolkit and join us in the fun! Volunteers needed for raffle ticket sales, games, food serving, setup and breakdown.

Raffle Ticket Sales Volunteer Sign-Up

Fall Frenzy Registration Link

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STAAR Redesign

The STAAR redesign is a result of House Bill 3906 passed by the 86th Texas Legislature in 2019. The redesign will be implemented in the state summative assessments administered in the 2022–2023 school year.

The STAAR redesign includes several components:

  • New, non-multiple-choice question types
  • More cross-curricular reading passages
  • Evidence-based writing incorporated into Reading tests
  • Tests administered online (with faster results)
  • Robust online accommodations for students with specific learning needs
  • Removal of maximum time allowed (students will have until end of day)

More information can be found by clicking on the button below.

Counselor Updates

Digital Safety Presentation

Mrs. McCure and Ms. Aymond will be giving a presentation about Keeping Kids Safe in a Digital World on Thursday, October 27th from 10:00-10:45 am in the Collins Cafe. We will be talking about development and health, technology prevalence, how to keep kids safe in a digital world, and different resources to keep kids safe online.

Please bring your own coffee, and we will provide light refreshments.If you are interested in attending, please use the Sign-up Genius here to sign up. Attendance is limited to 30 participants.

Coats for Kids

The Conroe ISD Police Department is hosting its annual coat drive from October 3rd to October 17th. Please see the flyer below for more information.

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Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon week is October 24th through October 28th! We will be celebrating by having dress up days, special announcements, decorations, and by having officers come read to some classes on campus! Please see the flyer below for our dress up days.

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District Anxiety Presentation

The Guidance and Counseling department for the district will be hosting a parent presentation called Flipping the Switch on Anxiety. The next presentation will be on October 25th at Grand Oaks High School and will be from 6:30-8:00 pm.

Gifted and Talented Updates

Referral requests will open on October 3rd for Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until late January, referral requests are accepted at this time. Referral requests can be made by the parents and/or campus staff. If you are interested in referring your child, you may want to discuss this with your child’s teacher. Referrals will be accepted October 3 - December 16, 2022. You may request a referral form from the front office or by emailing Lisa Lackey at You can also find the referral form and other GT information on the CISD GT homepage.

Save the date: CURRENT GT students' families are invited to attend GT Parent Information Night on Monday, October 24th at 5:15 in the gym. Doors will open at 5:00. Parking is available from the Gosling driveway.

Nurse Kendall's Updates

October is Children’s Health Month

Celebrate #NationalChildrensHealthMonth by filling your kiddos’ plates with colorful fruits and vegetables to make sure they grow healthy and strong!

It’s that time of year again! Flu Season is upon us. The following website has some good advice about flu vaccines and managing the flu.

Families Fighting Flu

Donations Requested

We give out a large number of bottled waters to students who forget theirs at home. Would you consider donating cases of water to the clinic? Water is an essential part of a healthy diet and to promote this, we want to be able to give bottles of water to students who need them. Thank you!

Parents - Please be aware!

Parents, please be aware of the Paqui One Chip Challenge 2022. The challenge is to eat this extremely spicy ghost pepper/Carolina reaper chip without vomiting. It causes extreme vomiting, illness and GI discomfort. Extreme allergic reactions are possible. Collins students may not bring or consume any product associated with the extreme challenge.

Technology Update

Collins is celebrating our 5th Digital Citizenship Week(s) October 17-28th.

You can help support learning by using the Common Sense Media website to find topics that are important to your family! and then click on Parent Tips and FAQs to find resources to help you talk with your family!

Orchestra Update

Hello, Orchestra families!! We were all excited to have our Sk8 Town social, but we received some unfortunate news that they have sold the building and the last day for business will be Sunday, Oct. 9.


2023 Yearbooks are on sale now! Don’t miss out, order your yearbook today at Place your order by October 21st and save.

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Knox and College Park News

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)
Lunch Times
  • 6th Lunch A: 11:50 AM - 12:20 PM
  • 5th Lunch B: 12:10 PM- 12:40 PM
  • 5th Lunch C: 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
  • 6th Lunch D: 12:50 PM - 1:20 PM

Sign Up Genius:

Front Office Times:
  • 8:00 AM—4:30 PM
End of Day:
  • 3:30 PM Calls to change transportation will end
  • 3:40 PM Early check out of students will end
  • 3:35 PM Cones for car rider dismissal will be set - cars for early pick up will not fit in front parking area
  • 3:45 PM First Flight (7 cars) will move forward to cones
  • 4:00 PM Flights 1-4 dismissed along with bike riders
  • 4:07 PM Walkers dismissed. Car riders will meet parents at cones 1 - 7. Once a flight is loaded, it will be dismissed to take a RIGHT hand turn only to exit.
  • Buses will be dismissed based on bus arrival to campus.
Collins Café Lunch Guest Sign-Up

You can also access this link on our Collins homepage.

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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.