Friday, October 6, 2023
Shelli LeBlanc, Principal
Chelsea Rothe, Assistant Principal
Krystal McCure, Counselor 5th Grade
Chiante Deal, Counselor 6th Grade
Location: Collins Intermediate, 6020 Shadowbend Place, The Woodlands, TX, USA
September 15 - October 15
- Hispanic Heritage Month
October is Dyslexia Awareness Month
- Conroe ISD Coats for Kids Collections
Sunday, October 8
- World Dyslexia Day
Monday, October 9
- No School
Friday, October 13
Report Cards Available in PAC Parent e-mail sent
Monday, October 16
- PTO Meeting 1:30 PM
Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas
The Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas 10-mile race, 3.1 Armadillo Run 5K and One 4 Texas Kids' Fun Run through The Woodlands will be held Saturday, October 7, 2023, beginning at Northshore Park. These races are produced by The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Department.
The Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas race is a USA Track and Field (USATF) sanctioned event with a certified 10-mile course. All Races will be capped. Race cancellations and updates will be posted on the Township calendar and The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Facebook page.
Traffic Impact – Lane Closures
The inside lane of the following streets will be closed to automobile traffic from 6 to 10:30 a.m. to accommodate runners. o Lake Woodlands Drive: Westbound from Lakeside Boulevard to Golden Sage Drive o Lake Woodlands Drive: Eastbound from Golden Sage Drive to Windward Cove The following areas will be closed to automobile traffic from 6 to 10:30 a.m. to accommodate racers: o Lake Woodlands – Eastbound from East Panther Creek to Lake Front Circle (Residents of Windward Cove will be permitted neighborhood access). All other traffic will be detoured to Woodlands Parkway. o Lake Woodlands Bridge – Eastbound lanes from Lakeside Boulevard to Lake Front Circle
"Ring of Fire" Solar Eclipse
On Saturday, October 14, an annular solar eclipse will sweep across the Americas. An annular eclipse is when the moon covers part of the sun due to the moon's position in its orbit causing an illusion of a ring of fire in the sky.
The Woodlands will experience a 80-85% partial eclipse. The partial eclipse will begin at 10:27 am and finishes by 1:38pm in the afternoon.
Do not look at the eclipse without eye protection! Never look directly at the Sun. You can seriously hurt your eyes, and even go blind. Proper eye protection, like eclipse glasses or a special solar filter, is the only safe option. Sunglasses don't work.
If you get eclipse glasses, don't throw them away! The next total eclipse will cross Texas on April 8, 2024.
Prop A of Bond 2023 includes 5 major renovations and 2 master plans. Major renovations at The Woodlands High School, Oak Ridge HS 9th Grade Campus, Knox Junior High, Creighton Elementary, and San Jacinto Elementary. Prop A also includes Phase II of the Oak Ridge High School Master Plan and Phase I of the Booker T. Washington High School Master Plan.
Prop A includes infrastructure work at 45 campuses. Projects at these campuses may include addressing chillers, boilers, air handlers, generators, freezer/coolers, roof sections, and electrical service equipment. Safety projects for all campuses are also included in Prop A. These could include door or window glazing, fencing, and security camera updates among other things. Safety projects are approved by the Board of Trustees based on safety recommendations made by the District Safety Committee, which is composed of safety experts and stakeholders from across our community.
To view details about these projects and learn more about Bond 2023, please visit www.conroeisd.net/bond or follow us on social media.
CISD Bond Presentation to Panther Creek Residents
Come see a presentation on the CISD bond which is on the ballot this November. Dr. Bethany Medford, Deputy Superintendent of CISD and Mrs. Lisa Garrison, Director of Elementary Education will present. (Image credit: https://www.conroeisd.net/bond/)
Thursday, October 12, 6:00 PM Collins Intermediate Library
A Heartfelt Thank You - to all the children and families for our
fantastic Friends of Collins final total!
Referral Requests for Gifted and Talented Testing
Referral requests are now open 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 from October 2- December 15, 2023. The referral form is located below. You can also find the referral form and other GT information on the CISD GT homepage. Please return to Lisa Lackey at firstname.lastname@example.org when complete.
Nurse Kendall's Update
Our school will do spinal screenings on November 8, 9, 10, 2023. State law requires that schools must screen students for abnormal spinal curvature in accordance with the following schedule:
• Girls will be screened two times, once at age 10 (or fall semester of grade 5) and again at age 12 (or fall semester of grade 7).
Trained screeners (the nurses) will check your child for signs of spinal problems like scoliosis. Catching a spinal problem early can make the treatment much easier. Not treating spinal problems can lead to serious health problems. The screening is simple. Screeners will look at your child’s back while he or she stands and bends forward. Your child will NOT be asked to remove her shirt. The screening will take place during PE in a separate area. Students will NOT have to stand in front of everyone for the screening.
The school will send you a letter if your child does not pass the screening with recommendations to follow up with a doctor. This screening is not a medical exam. Your child still needs to see a doctor for checkups.
The following video is a great reminder of why the screening is important:
October 23rd - 27th is Red Ribbon Week - Plan ahead for daily dress up days!
Students in Mr. Hunt’s class are working on their realistic drawing skills and are learning about artist Chuck Close as they finish up their grid method piece.
Mrs. Williams' class has been diving into all things clay. Students have worked on different techniques using various tools and are constructing their fabulous sculptures.
The 2023-2024 Collins Cobra Choir is off to a great start! We’ve been working very hard in preparation for our upcoming concert on October 30th at The Woodlands College Park HS where we will be performing alongside students from Wilkerson Intermediate, Knox Junior High, and the College Park Chorale.
6th Grade Solo Contest participants, starting Wednesday, October 11, we will have Wednesday morning rehearsals at 8:00 AM. While these rehearsals are not required, it is highly recommended that your student attend as many as possible (there are only 3) in order to prepare for the contest on the 28th. If mornings don’t work, please feel free to reach out to Mr. McKnight, and we can try to find another time.
As we wrap up the first grading period, we want to give a shout out to all the kids that come out and try their best! We talk a lot about trying each sport and giving it good effort, even if it’s not their favorite sport. 🙂 We love seeing everyone being active! Great job! We will begin our Lacrosse unit next week. Our next Cobra Cardio days are 10/12 and 10/20. Remember those sneakers and water bottles!
Collins Intermediate PTO Volunteers
We are looking forward to future opportunities that may arise for you to be involved at Collins this school year. Please fill out your contact information and indicate your interests below. We will contact you when the need arises.
Prior to volunteering on campus you will need to complete the CISD volunteer application online at https://apps.conroeisd.net/volunteer/
Thank you for your time,
Collins PTO Volunteer Coordinator
Feeder School Events
Times to Remember
Bell Schedule: 8:50 AM—4:00 PM
- Students may enter the building at 7:45 AM (Please enter 5th grade side door)
- A Lunch (5th grade) 12:10 PM - 12:45 PM
B Lunch (6th grade) 12:50 PM - 1:25 PM
Collins Café is open to visitors!
Front Office: 8:00 AM—4:30 PM
End of Day
- 3:30 PM - Calls to change transportation end
- 3:35 PM - Cones for car rider dismissal will be set - cars for early pick up will not fit in front parking area
- 3:40 PM - Early student check out ends
- 3:45 PM - First flight of 7 cars moves forward to cones, staff begins inputting numbers. Please display car rider sign in window.
- 4:00 PM - Flights 1 - 4 are dismissed along with bike riders
- 4:04 PM - Walkers are dismissed. Students meet parents at cones 1 - 7. Once a flight is loaded, cars are dismissed to take a RIGHT hand turn only to exit.
- Buses are dismissed based on bus arrival to campus.
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