Collier Elementary School
Welcome from Principal Lisa Langford
Welcome Back Letter to Families June 15, 2023
Dear Collier Families,
We are so thrilled to welcome you back to school for the 2023-2024 school year at Collier Elementary School. Our staff has been busy preparing the school and classrooms for another exciting year of learning and growth. We are looking forward to hearing about your summer adventures, getting caught up with returning families and meeting our newest Collier Cougars.
Student success is the goal of every staff member at Collier. We believe with our new focus on STEAM education and dedication to high quality, research-based best practices, every student will learn to their full potential. We are prepared to offer time and support as needed. We ask for your support and participation in this effort by sending your child to school every day, encouraging them to read for pleasure at least 20 minutes every night, monitoring homework and progress, and asking your child to share what they learned at school.
We are providing some important dates for the beginning of the year.
Meet your teacher Tuesday, August 1 2:00-3:00
First Day of School Thursday, August 3 7:45 students can be on the playground.
Open House Tuesday, August 15 6:00pm
First PTA meeting Tuesday, August 22 6:00 pm in the library
PLD professional Wednesday, August 23 all day no school professional learning day for staff
Kindergarten through fifth grade students begin the first day of school by participating in a back-to-school celebration on the playground. The principal, teachers and staff will welcome students and share their enthusiasm for the beginning of school. Please feel free to join us in the celebration. Immediately following the celebration, students will move into the building with their teacher. Parents are invited to gather in the library for a welcome back coffee.
Our before and after school childcare program is call Cougar Club. The hours are 7:00-5:30. For prices and program details, please see Cyndi Cruze or talk with Ida Melen in the office.
Finally, we urge you to become involved at Collie! All parents are encouraged to join and participate in our PTA. There are many ways to involve yourself in activities both big and small depending on the amount of time you have. You may consider working on the Site Council. There are also opportunities to help in the classroom, on field trips and attending some or all the school events. We send important information about events each week in the student Friday Folders. From time to time, we must send home important information with students outside the Friday Folder, so it is a good idea to check backpacks daily. Other places for news and information include the school website, marquee, social media, monthly school newsletter, weekly classroom newsletters, the parent bulletin boards outside the school and in the main hallway. From time to time, we may also make automated or personal phone calls to parents, so it is important we have current phone numbers.
Our staff and principal are eager to welcome you to another wonderful year!
Fondly from the Collier Team,
3900 N. Bear Canyon Road
Tucson, AZ 85749