Collins Coyotes Howler Newsletter

May 28, 2019

Collins Coyotes

Creating Connecting, Capable, Contributing Citizens who achieve their highest potential every day.

Important Dates and Deadlines

May 29-31: State testing, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades

May 29: Full day of school, 4:05 dismissal

May 31: 1st grade field trip to Northwest Trek

June 4: 5th graders to visit Ford Middle School

June 4: PTA Meeting, 6:30

June 5-7: 5th grade camp

June 5: Kindergarten Readiness Night, 6-7pm

June 5: 2:35 dismissal

June 7: Kindergarten field trip to the zoo

Smarter Balanced Assessments

Our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders have just about finished their Smarter Balance Assessments. They are doing a great job giving their best effort! As a reminder, please ensure they get a good night's rest each night, have a healthy breakfast and arrive at school on time. Thanks!


We are beginning our plans for next school year. During these next few weeks, we will order instruction materials and supplies that must be carefully coordinated in order for our school to run smoothly. To help us with this planning, please let us know if you are planning to move. If your student(s) are here on an overload basis from your home school, they will automatically go back to their home school.


Research indicates youth who read for fun during the summer months maintain and build stronger literacy skills than those who do not. Students who do not read in the summer often lose two months or more progress. Pierce County library offers a free summer reading program. Kids and adults can sign up in person or online at Then, track your reading to earn some really cool prizes for every 5 hours read!


ATTENTION PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF 5TH GRADE STUDENTS! 5th grade promotion is only a few weeks away! We need more 5th grade parents to step up to help organize this event/celebration. Please contact our office if you can help!

Collins Coyotes

Achievers and Believers

Join the pack!

We believe in ourselves,

We believe in each other,

We believe in doing our best!

Franklin Pierce Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Questions and complaints of alleged discrimination should be directed to James Hester, Compliance Coordinator for State and Civil Rights Laws; Wendy Malich, Title IX Officer; or John Sander, 504/ADA Coordinator at 315 129th ST S, Tacoma, WA 98444-5099 or at (253)298-3000.