Collins Cadence

2021-2022 - Friday, April 15, 2022

Collins Cobras

Shelli LeBlanc, Principal

Amanda Cucinotta, Assistant Principal

Ariel Aymond, Counselor 6th Grade

Krystal McCure, Counselor 5th Grade

From The Principal

Our newsletter includes many new updates. Topics include:

  • Coin Drive Fundraiser for Former Collins Seniors
  • 5th Grade Field Trip Updates
  • Rising 5th and 6th Grade School Supply Reminders
  • Collins Summer Camp Offerings
  • Conroe ISD Summer Enrichment Opportunities
  • Yearbook Order Reminder
  • Date Reminder for Field Day
  • Summer Movers Reminder
  • Incoming 5th Grade Parent/Student Information
  • 7th Grades Updates - Course Verification Due Date (Parent/Student should review before May 1st)
  • 7th Grade Required Athletic Physicals Opportunities

All of Collins wishes your family a wonderful four day weekend,

Shelli LeBlanc

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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)
  • Students are considered tardy if not in classroom seat by the 8:50 tardy bell
Lunch Times

  • 5th Lunch A: 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • 5th Lunch B: 11:45 AM- 12:15 PM
  • 6th Lunch C: 12:25 PM. - 12:55 PM
  • 6th Lunch D: 12:55 PM - 1:25 PM

Front Office Times:

  • 8:00 AM—4:30 PM
End of Day:
  • 3:15 PM Calls to change transportation will end
  • 3:30 PM Early check out of students will end
  • 3:30 PM Cones for car rider dismissal will be set - cars for early pick up will not fit in front parking area
  • 3:35 PM First Flight (10 cars) will move forward to cones
  • 4:00 PM Flights 1 - 4 will be dismissed to wait at Car Cones
  • Dismissed after car dismissal begins; 1. Bikers 2. More Car Flights 3. Neighborhood walkers (parents should not be parked in neighborhoods to pick up children - please use YMCA parking lot) 4. YMCA walkers (crossing guard provided for students)

Upcoming Dates

Friday, April 15th - Monday, April 18th

  • School Holiday

Tuesday, April 26th

  • LC 5-4 and LC 5-5 Field Trip

Wednesday, April 27th

  • LC 5-1 and LC 5-3 Field Trip

Friday, April 29th

  • LC 5-2 Field Trip
  • Last day to order Collins Yearbook

Tuesday, May 10th

  • 5th Math STAAR Test

Wednesday, May 11th

  • 6th Reading STAAR Test

Thursday, May 12th

  • 5th Reading STAAR Test

Friday, May 13th

  • 6th Math STAAR Test

Monday, May 16th

  • MAKE UP STAAR Test 5th & 6th Math

Tuesday, May 17th

  • 5th Science STAAR Test

Wednesday, May 18th

  • MAKE UP STAAR Test 5th & 6th Reading

Thursday, May 19th

  • MAKE UP STAAR Test 5th Science

Wednesday, May 25th

  • 5th and 6th Grade Field Day

Thursday, May 26th

  • Last Day of School - Student Early Dismissal
  • End of Fourth Grading Period

Best Wishes and Celebrations

Coin Drive for Former Collins Senior Scholarships

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Last year we raised $8000 and awarded 8 $1000 scholarships!

5th Field Trips

We are so excited that our Collins 5th graders will be going on a field trip to the Sam Houston Memorial Museum in Huntsville, TX. They will get to explore the rich Texas history and the legacy of General Sam Houston. Our trip will include a guided tour of the historic homes on site, the main museum and have multiple live demonstrations of tasks from the 19th century.

If you are interested in being a chaperone you must have first completed the CISD Volunteer form in the 2021-2022 school year. Please use the following link to fill out the CISD form if needed. Chaperones will be selected on a first come first serve basis, using the paper permission forms that will be sent home on Tuesday, April 19th. Filling out the CISD volunteer form does not guarantee you will be selected as a chaperone.

Detailed trip information, permission slips, and chaperone forms will come home on Tuesday, April 19th and need to be turned in no later than Friday, April 22nd.

5th Grade Dates for the Trip to the Sam Houston Memorial Museum:

Tuesday, April 26: LC 5-4 & 5-5

Wednesday, April 27: LC 5-3 & 5-1

Friday, April 29: LC 5-2

Don't forget your Yearbook

Yearbook Sales End April 29th

Cost is $45.00

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School Supplies On Sale Now!!!!!!! For Lowest Price Order by May 31st!!

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Collins Summer Camps

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Come join us at our Collins Band Camp June 6-9! We will work on our skills, play fun games, and put on a concert at the end of the camp! We can’t wait to see you there!

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The DI Built Different team going to Global Competition.

Built Different is going to Global Competition May 19-25.

Felix Everhard

Jackson Kemnade

Aiden Isdell

Aarav Asundi

Aarushi Asundi

Isabelle Bain

Stella Esposito-Thorson

Collins is so proud of you!! Best of Luck in Kansas City!

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Collins Counselor Updates:

6th grade Parents:

Course Verifications (Current 6th and 7th graders)

Please confirm your student's course requests for the 2022-2023 school year. You can do so by viewing the course selections in PAC or SAC. If you need to make corrections, please send an email to your student's Knox counselor at the email address below:

Pamela Hollis (A-F):

Kristina Spencer (G-N):

Sheri Rutledge (O-Z):


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Nurse Kendall Update:

It’s time to start thinking about the end of the year! If your student has medication in the clinic that is not being used, please come by and pick it up. I will send out several reminders, however, on the last day of school if the medication is not picked up, I will have to discard it.


Library Update

It’s School Library Month! Take a look at all the things the Collins Library has to offer!

You can support the library any time by donating from the library amazon wishlist! Find it HERE

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Technology Update

Peer into the lives of animals across the world with this Live Cam site! View animals in Africa, then with the click of your mouse, you can check out what’s happening in the world of dog training! Not a dog person? Maybe birds, bats, bears, or cats will interest your family!

Art Update

Students in Mr. Hunt’s class are finishing up working on their realistic drawing skills using the technique of artist Chuck Close. Students in Mrs. Ferguson's class are learning about the proportions of the face and how to draw their own self portrait.

PE Update

Fitnessgram Test make up days will be Thursday, April 21st and Friday April 22nd.
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PTO Membership and School Spirit Shirts

Go to and join the PTO today! By joining the PTO you will gain access to our secure online directory as well as be “in the know with PTO.” Have you purchased your spirit wear yet? Order today so your child can show their Cobra Pride!

In addition to our 2021-2022 spiritwear shirts (shown above), we now have “vintage” spirit wear available to purchase on the webstore! You don’t want to miss out on some great deals!

Calling all PTO Volunteers!

Calling all Volunteers! Fill out the google form using the link below to let the PTO know your availability and areas of interest.

Incoming 5th Parent/Student Information and Reminders



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All Things Knox - February Update

Drill Team Tryout Packet added 2-25-22

Incoming 7th Grade Knox Knights Important Dates

Friday, March 11, 2022

Course verification available via PAC/SAC

March 23, 2022

Knox Gingham Girl Parent Meeting

March 28 -31, 2022

Knox Gingham Girl Tryout Clinic

April 1, 2022

Gingham Girls Mock Tryouts

April 2, 2022

Knox Gingham Girl Tryouts

April 12, 2022

Knox Color Guard Parent Meeting

April 25 - 28, 2022

Knox Color Guard Tryout Clinic

April 28, 2022

Knox Color Guard Tryouts

TBA Knox Gingham Girl Parent Meeting (for those that made the team)

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Deadline for all Knox course requests changes

Please note that all dates and times are tentative or subject to change. Please have your student collect any information about events from his/her intermediate campus when they are available. We will advertise and announce all events at the intermediate schools as well as in other Knox correspondence. The dates advertised and announced will be followed unless special circumstances occur.

Parents, Coaches, & Directors

Sixth graders will have an opportunity after they are dismissed from school at 4:00p until 5:30p to report to College Park High School for the annual physical. To complete their required athletics physical we are coordinating with Methodist, Woodlands Sports Medicine Centre & Memorial Hermann to bring in physicians & PAs. Because we are starting earlier and providing more PAs and doctors, we had to increase the price of physicals from $20 to $25. This is the first price increase in the last 17 years for College Park HS. The last change is parents will be able to pre-pay online for the physicals through School Cash starting now and until April 18th. They can pay with cash or check on the day of April 20, 2022. For parents with 2 or more students and paying online, they must log completely out after paying for the 1st student and then use a different email address for the confirmation email or register as a "guest" for the next student.

Lastly, please note there are four online forms (Emergency Form, Alternative Transportation Permission, CISD Required Forms, & UIL Forms Signature Page) that need to be completed along with the physical in order to participate for 2022-2023. The link is provided below for the 4 Rank One online forms listed below.

Physicals: April 20, 2022

Cost $25

Place: College Park HS

Time: 7:20a – 5:30p (During students’ designated class period)

How to pay: April 20th: Cash or Check (Made out to CPSM) - Collected at check in

Pre-Pay April 1st- 18th: School Cash Online -

Online Forms: Rank One Website

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Conroe ISD Update #25 - April 7, 2022

YouTube Update Recap

Last week, Dr. Null provided a live update on the Conroe ISD YouTube channel. An outline is included below.

  • 0:00 - Welcome
  • 2:10 - Appraisals
    • When your school tax bill goes up, Conroe ISD does not receive additional funds for its operating budget because the State reduces funding by the amount of the increase dollar for dollar. Dr. Null will be chatting with Conroe ISD CFO Darrin Rice about this during a YouTube Live in May. Stay tuned for more details.
  • 4:40 - COVID Update
  • 9:05 - 2-Hour Delayed Start Recap
  • 12:05 - Recognizing State Champions
  • 13:05 - Life Saving Award Story
  • 15:35 - 2022 Ambassador Awards
  • 18:00 - Past District and County Events
  • 22:15 - 2022-2023 New Student Enrollment Open Now
    • PreK, K, and Students New to Conroe ISD
      • Parents of current and returning students will complete an enrollment verification at a later date.
  • 23:00 - Sharing CISD with the Community
    • Interfaith of The Woodlands Hometown Hero – Paula Klapesky, Mitchell Intermediate Principal
    • Interfaith of The Woodlands Five Who Share – Theresa Wagaman, CISD Board of Trustees Second Vice President
  • 24:10 - Food Bank Programs
  • 25:30 - Professional Job Fair
    • 2021 Houston Chronicle Top Workplace
  • 27:45 - Approval of 2022-2023 Pay Schedule
  • 29:50 - Teacher Appreciation Week
  • 31:25 - Graduation Dates
  • 35:00 - Chat with Deputy Superintendent Dr. Chris Hines
    • 38:40 - District Growth
    • 47:40 - Growth Charts
    • 55:55 - Projected Growth Maps
  • 1:00:50- Future/PASA Demographic Study
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STAAR Testing Dates for this school year are below

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STAAR Testing Important Reminders

● Please avoid scheduling appointments these days so that your child will be on campus to allow for testing. The state allows for a four hour testing window for the STAAR test, with the exception for students with accommodations that allow extra time set in place through their 504 or ARD.

● Collins strives to begin testing by 9:30 at the latest, taking a break for testers to eat lunch and resume the testing window.

What if your child does not take the STAAR test or does not pass the STAAR test?

The state of Texas has implemented House Bill 4545 for the 2021-2022 school year and plans on having this bill moving forward to support student learning. Please see below from Texas Education Agency for the 2022-2023 school year with regards to STAAR Scores:

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What does the above information mean for your child?

Students that do not pass STAAR this school year OR do not take the STAAR test(s) will automatically be required by the state to be provided accelerated instruction of thirty hours per STAAR test not taken or not passed.

CLICK HERE if you would like to read more information regarding the House Bill 4545 information from the Texas Education Agency.

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Prior Newsletters 2021-2022

Are You Following Us?

If you have a Facebook or Twitter account you can follow Collins and see some of the great things our students and teachers are doing. You can also find quick and helpful reminders.

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.