2022-2023 - Friday, January 20, 2023
Shelli LeBlanc, Principal
Amanda Cucinotta, Assistant Principal
Ariel Aymond, Counselor 5th Grade
Krystal McCure, Counselor 6th Grade
Location: Collins Intermediate, 6020 Shadowbend Place, The Woodlands, TX, USA
From the Principal:
We hope you enjoyed your 3 day weekend as we reflected and remembered 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
Wishing you a great week,
Below are the approximate times students will be taking their club and group pictures on Thursday. Be sure to have your student check with their club and group sponsors for potential dress code requirements. Thanks!
Important Administrator Update
Many of our wonderful Collins students are picked up after school across the street at the YMCA parking lot. The YMCA has been gracious in working with and accommodating us. However, we have had concerning reports of parents parking in the fire/no parking zones, as well as several incidents of students being onsite for several hours waiting for their rides.
If you are using the YMCA parking lot, please do not park in the Children's Academy pick up spots, or the fire/no parking zones. Please also ensure that you are picking your child up in a timely manner.
Thank you for your partnership in this matter!
2023-2024 Approved School Calendar
The Board of Trustees adopted the 2023-2024 School Calendar as recommended by the CISD District-Level Planning and Decision-Making Committee. The approved calendar is available on the district's website.
School Board Appreciation Month
January has been proclaimed as School Board Appreciation Month to build awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected Board of Education plays in our communities.
We would like to take this opportunity to recognize and thank our CISD Board of Trustees for the tremendous work and support they provide to CISD and Collins Intermediate!
President: Mr. Skeeter Hubert
1st Vice President: Mrs. Theresa Wagaman
2nd Vice President: Mrs. Stacey Chase
Secretary: Mr. Datren Williams
Assistant Secretary: Mrs. Melissa Dungan
Trustee: Mrs. Tiffany Baumann Nelson
Trustee: Mrs. Misty Odenweller
Please join us for the Collins Chorale TMEA Send Off Concert!
Our amazing Collins Chorale has been invited to sing at TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) Convention in San Antonio on February 8th! Let's congratulate them for this honor and send them off in style!
Special thanks to parent and professional photographer Maria Snider Photography for taking our official Collins Chorale Official TMEA photos!
Congrats to our Collins Intermediate Western Art Show winners!
We are so proud of how you represented Collins! Please stop by to see some of our talented artists’ work in the library.
CISD Honor Band
Congratulations to the 41 Sixth Grade Collins students selected to participate in the Conroe ISD Honor Band. We wish you an amazing concert on Saturday!
Brinley Allen Oboe
Victor Bastidas Alto Saxophone
Kritika Bharadwaj Flute
Clara Bonelli Clarinet
Paige Boyd Percussion
Izzy Calderon Flute
Molly Chan French Horn
Logan Collins Tuba
Jace Cortez Euphonium
Sofia Delgado Trumpet
Luke Dugan Tenor Trombone
Hallie Estep Clarinet
Anabella Fernandez Clarinet
Rosie Fife Trumpet
RyanPaul Gratland Trumpet
Julian Guerra Tenor Saxophone
Mikayla Gunden Percussion
Kennedy Gunn Clarinet
Blake Howell French Horn
Eloise Johnson Clarinet
Maaz Kauser Trumpet
Caleb Kuhnel Euphonium
Karsen Lacobucci French Horn
Boden Lagner Tenor Trombone
Michael Laskoski Bassoon
Madeline Lindsay Flute
Donald OFunne Tenor Trombone
Chase Osier Tuba
Lainey Prihoda Trumpet
RJ Riess Tenor Trombone
Margaret Rodriguez Oboe
Ethan Ronnander French Horn
Anna Schlueter Trumpet
Ayven Smith Percussion
Claire Snyder Clarinet
Alyson Spilker Clarinet
Charlie Stefero Alto Saxophone
Jayden Tantibanchichi Trumpet
Leah Thompson Flute
Ana Uribe Flute
Dylan Zelenka Trumpet
CISD Honor Orchestra
Congratulations to the 24 Sixth Grade Collins students selected to participate in the Conroe ISD Honor Orchestra. We wish you an amazing concert on Saturday!
Victoria Bednarski Viola
Julianna Blackman Violin 1
Anastasia Blanco Violin 2
Sothun Chhor Viola
Chloe Cuenco Viola
Olivia Foley Violin 2
Grace Griffiths Viola
Charlotte Hidajat Cello
Nancy Liu Violin 1
Maddie McBride Violin 1
Sion Noro Violin 1
Sheila Olivera Violin 2
Diya Pillai Violin 1
Avery Pirsch Violin 2
Laura Rinehart Bass
Caden Salinas Viola
Gabe Torres Bass
Vanessa Valdes Cello
Theo Vigilar Violin 2
Adrith Vijay Violin 1
Victoria Vilanova Violin 2
Isabel Wilson Violin 1
Paloma Winton Violin 2
Sanvi Yalamanchili Violin 1
Mission To Mars 6th Grade Field Trip
Save the Date!
Tuesday, February 14th - LC 6-1
Wednesday, February 15th - LC 6-2
Tuesday, February 21st - LC 6-3
Wednesday, February 22nd - LC 6-4
Thursday, February 23rd - LC 6-5
Students must wear a Collins T-Shirt during the field trip. Does your child need a school shirt for upcoming field trips? Go to https://collinspto.membershiptoolkit.com & order one today!
The Importance of Sleep
Have you ever heard the phrase "waking up on the wrong side of the bed?" Ongoing research and evidence show a relationship between sleep and mental health. While mental health conditions can make it challenging to sleep well, poor sleep, in general, can also contribute to overall mental health challenges, such as irritability, anxiousness, and difficulty concentrating and making decisions.
Looking at and evaluating our sleep habits and hygiene can help us create optimal sleep conditions. Here are some tips for getting a good night's sleep:
- Avoid caffeine close to bedtime: Caffeine can cause difficulty falling asleep.
- Avoid alcohol close to bedtime: Alcohol can disrupt sleep and cause breathing problems.
- Take time to unwind: Finding a relaxing bedtime routine can help optimize your sleep.
- Get in exercise: Exercise can boost energy, but it has also been shown to help you with deeper sleep.
- Follow a routine: Keeping the same sleep and wake schedule (even on the weekends) can help with sleep quality.
- Avoid naps: Naps are not necessarily a problem, but if you find that they interfere with your sleep at night, it may help to cut out or minimize naps.
- Avoid going to bed too hungry or full: Eating balanced and healthy meals throughout the day can help with a good night's sleep.
- Get up if you do not fall asleep within 30 minutes: If you are unable to fall asleep within 30 minutes, leave your bedroom and do something relaxing (avoiding screen time). Once you feel drowsy, try again to fall asleep.
- Make your sleep environment comfortable: Make sure you have a comfortable temperature and limit the light in the room.
- Jot down those thoughts: If you have thoughts or ideas that come up while you are getting ready for sleep, jot them down to revisit them the next day.
And how much sleep do we need?
Newborns (0-3 months): 14-17 hours
Infants (4-12 months): 12-16 hours (including naps)
Toddlers (1-2 years): 11-14 hours (including naps)
Preschool (3-5 years): 10-13 hours (including naps)
School Aged (6-12 years): 9-12 hours
Teens (13-18 years): 8-10 hours
Adults: 7 or more hours (~7-9 hours)
Remember that quality sleep also affects how our students perform at school. Children and adolescents who do not get enough sleep have a higher risk for many health problems (obesity, type 2 diabetes, poor mental health), and lack of sleep may contribute to poor academic performance at school (difficulty with attention and behavior).
Nurse Kendall's Updates
Now that spring is on the horizon, our kids are involved in all types of sports and activities. Safety is an important issue to keep in mind. The following link addresses different safety measures for children in the intermediate school age group:
Please remember to NOT send cough drops to school with your child. Cough drops and other medications need to be checked into the clinic for your child to safely have them at school.
It’s hard to keep up with all the ways that students can connect online with friends! Here’s some information about Discord, an app that allows users to chat and record videos to share with others.
Collins 2021-2022 Academic Performance Report
The Collins Intermediate 2022 Federal Report Card and Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) have been posted on our school homepage.
- Go to "Our School"
Click “Campus Profile"
Scroll down and select “Accountability Reports”
Select "Texas Academic Performance Report" or "Federal Report Card"
Feeder School News
All Things Knox
Mr. Daw will soon be sharing his Knox Knight Life newsletter, but until then Collins always takes all updates and consolidates them in one place.
Please mark your calendars for Thursday, January 26, 2023 for the Knox Incoming 7th Grade Parent Night at 6 pm in the Knox Gym. We are excited to support your child and family with this transition!
College Park High School 2023 Musical
Don't miss College Park High School's musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat! Tickets are available through this link for $13 or at the door for $20 cash only.
Seventh Annual Drone Expo
The Woodlands High School Air Force Junior ROTC proudly presents their Seventh Annual Drone Expo Saturday, February 4th, 1-3pm in our school cafeteria. This is a FREE, rain-or-shine event. The competition aspect of the event is open to any 8th through 12th grader in CISD; the event itself is open to EVERYONE and we highly encourage family and friends as spectators.
Times To Remember...
- 8:50 AM—4:00 PM
- Students may enter the building by 7:45 AM (Please enter 5th grade side door)
- 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: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49A5A929A7F9C34-collins5Front Office Times:
- 8:00 AM—4:30 PM
- 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.
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