Kangaroo Connection

Weekly updates for our Collins families.

August 25th, 2022

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Important Dates

August 30: Coffee with the Principal

September 5: No School

September 7: Progress Reports

September 13: Open House 5:30-7:30

TEA Accountability Rating for 2021-22

Newton Collins Elementary earned a "B" in the Texas Education Agency (TEA) accountability reports for STAAR performance in the 2021-22 school year! The campus's rating is the highest for Newton Collins under the current TEA accountability system.

In addition to the campus rating, Newton Collins also earned a distinction for exceptional achievement in Math.

Ms. Fredo will provide a more in depth look at the accountability system this fall during Parent/Principal Coffees.

Volunteering! It Takes a Village

Parent and community volunteers are integral to our school’s success. There are many ways for you to get involved in our community. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the form below. We look forward to hearing from you!

All on-campus volunteers and parent chaperones for field trips MUST complete a background check and volunteer application. This takes awhile to process so complete yours now!

Please complete the forms below and email to araceli.mcbeth@dvisd.net

English Volunteer Survey:


Spanish Volunteer Survey:


Arrival and Dismissal Reminders

Parents, we need your help with car drop offs/arrival in the morning!

Arrival Procedures

Please help us keep our students safe in the mornings!

Car drop off at Drop-Off Zones 3 & 4 ONLY.

Do not drop off students BEFORE Drop-Off Zones 3 & 4. There are no adults to monitor your child before Drop-Off Zones 3 & 4.

Please stop before the large crosswalk.

Please keep the line moving! If your child needs additional time to exit your vehicle, please park in our parking lot.

Roo Store Wishlist


We are excited to launch our Roo Store for the 22-23 school year! Our Roo Store is run by several of our student leaders and visits your child's classroom every 2 weeks. Students use their hard-earned Liveschool points to purchase prizes and campus coupons. We purchase items for our store, and we are always accepting donations! We have included some student requested items on our Amazon wish list. If you or someone you know is able to donate to our store, we would greatly appreciate the support!


Coffee with the Principal

We are scheduling a Parent Coffee for Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 8:00 am. DVISD Police Chief Reyes Hernandez will join us. Our topics for the morning are Collins Beginning of Year Overview for Parents and School Safety.

  • School safety drills
  • Volunteers and guests on campus
  • Safety checks

  • We hope to see you then.
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Superintendent Virtual Parent Meeting

Watch a recording of the Aug. 22 Superintendent Family Meeting

Aug 16 2022

Click here to watch a recording of this meeting. [En Español]