Collins Cadence

2019-2020 School Year Vol. 104

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Collins Cobras

Shelli LeBlanc, Principal

Chris Barnhart, Assistant Principal

Krystal McCure, Counselor

Conroe ISD Bond Updates

The November 5th Bond Referendum contains a second proposition, Proposition B, which includes the installation of artificial turf on the fields used by Oak Ridge, TW College Park, Conroe, Caney Creek and The Woodlands High School. This will allow the 15,000+ students to

use the fields for their activities on a more consistent basis.

To view more information about Proposition B and learn more about the November 2019 Bond

Election, please visit or visit our Facebook page at @CISDBond2019.

November 2019 Bond Referendum

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, October 16th

  • Student presentation during AM Association of Space Explorers XXXII Community Day Visiting Astronaut Robert Cenker (Columbia 1/12/86) and Ulf Merbold (Columbia 11/28/83 Germany)

Thursday, October 17th

  • Spirit Night Chick Fil A 4 - 8 PM

Friday, October 18th

  • Fall Frenzy
  • Report Cards available on Parent Access

Monday, October 21st

October 21st - 25th

  • Red Ribbon Week

Monday, October 21st

  • PTO Friends Of Collins Popsicle Party and Recess 3 PM

Thursday, October 24th

  • Yearbook Picture Retakes

Monday, October 28th

  • 6th Colossal Cobra (Responsibility) Location: Library, Time: 10:30 AM (Parents will receive an invitation if student was nominated)

Tuesday, October 25th

  • 5th Colossal Cobra (Responsibility) Location: Library, Time: 12:50 PM (Parents will receive an invitation if student was nominated)
  • Box Tops Fall Submission Deadline
Friday, November 1st
  • Early Voting Ends

Monday, November 4th

  • PTO Meeting 1:15 PM

Tuesday, November 5th

  • Election Day

Thursday, November 7th

  • Class Pictures
Friday, November 11th
  • Student Holiday

Bell Schedule:

8:30 a.m.—4:00 p.m.

Lunch Times

5th: 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

6th: 12:25 —12:55 p.m.

Front Office Times:

8:00 a.m.—4:15 p.m.

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Monday 10/15 - Thursday 10/17 Price is $30 on Payable Membership Toolkit


As we progress through the school year, please continue to remember the importance of school attendance and arriving to school on time. In addition, children who arrive late to school miss the important groundwork that is laid by teachers at the beginning of the day.

The instruction and learning that occur on a daily basis in the classroom is our central mission. Parents who make regular school attendance and punctuality a high priority are helping their children learn to accept responsibility, which is an important lesson for a successful life.

As we work to increase Collins Intermediate’s daily attendance – please continue to support your child’s educational process by limiting the amount of school missed except for illness. Collins Intermediate daily goal is 98.5%.

First Grading Period

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Hours of Missed Instruction (Early Checkout) as of October 11th = 1440 Hours

NEAT Students

Neat Students - Never Ever Absent Or Tardy will celebrate on Tuesday, October 15th.


Report Cards

Collins will now send home report cards electronically through your Parent Access Account (PAC). Please use the following link to log in to PAC

An email will be sent to parents Friday 10-18-19 as a helpful reminder to parents that report cards are available to view. Parent Access will be the only delivery method for those families with a PAC account.

Thank You

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Nell Kendall, Nurse

5th grade vision and hearing screening has been completed and referral letters were sent home with your student if he/she did not pass vision or hearing. Please take that referral letter to the doctor with you and return to the clinic. The state of Texas requires us to document in our state report whether follow-up visits were completed. I will be reaching out to parents soon of children referred via email to see where you are in the process. Thanks! Nurse Kendall

Flu season is upon us!

The flu is a serious and highly contagious disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the best way to protect yourself and your family is by ensuring that everyone 6 months of age and older gets an annual flu vaccination. It’s also important to be informed about the flu. Here are some facts to help you better understand this disease.

Did You Know?

  • Flu spreads through tiny droplets made when a person talks, coughs or sneezes and may spread up to 6 feet away.

  • Flu symptoms usually start suddenly and may include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, and tiredness. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are also common symptoms in children.

  • Sometimes a flu vaccine isn't well matched to that season's circulating strains of flu. If this happens, it's still important to get vaccinated because it still offers some protection against the circulating flu strains. • Although the flu vaccine is never 100% effective, it is the best protection available against the flu. Flu By the Numbers in the United States In addition to an annual flu vaccination, other ways to keep yourself and your family healthy during flu season are:

  • Wash hands often: use soap and water or hand sanitizer to stop the spread of germs.

  • Stay home if you don't feel well: keep germs from spreading to others.

  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze: use a tissue or cough into your elbow.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth: germs spread this way.

  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs: this is particularly important when someone is sick.

Information from Mrs. McCure, Counselor

Guidance Lessons

October’s lesson is on responsibility and circling back around to respect and making healthy choices.


5th Grade - Monday, October 21 all day through science

6th Grade - Wednesday, October 23 - Berg, Krieger, and Hollis

6th Grade - Thursday, October 24 - Lackey, Faries

Red Ribbon Week - October 21-25

MONDAY - “Red OUT” – Wear RED to show you are “red’y” to be healthy by making healthy choices.

TUESDAY – 80’s Day – a Throwback to a HEALTHIER you – Wear your 80’s outfit

WEDNESDAY – “I use my Head to Make Healthy Choices” – wear a hat to school

THURSDAY – “Healthy Choices Lead to a Bright Future” – Wear a college shirt

FRIDAY – “We Can’t Hide our Pride!” dress in Collins school Shirt

STAAR Results

Parents, at the end of the 9 weeks we will be sending home a STAAR pamphlet. The pamphlet has information about state law, the Parents’ role in the STAAR process, and state promotion requirements. If you signed up for parent access you will receive your child’s report card electronically so the only item that will be sent home will be the STAAR pamphlet. If you have not signed up for Parent Access then the pamphlet and the report card will be sent home with your child.

Nominations for Gifted and Talented Testing

Nominations are now open for Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until February, nominations are accepted at this time. Nominations can be made by the parents and/or teachers. It is recommended that parents of 2nd grade students wait until CogAT scores have arrived before nominating their child because CogAT scores are part of the GT assessment. If you are interested in nominating your child, you may want to discuss this with your child’s teacher at conferences. Nominations will be accepted through December 18. You may request a nomination form from the front office or the Assistant Principal. You can also find the nomination form and other GT information on the CISD GT homepage.


We celebrate Digital Citizenship Week October 14-18th but the learning never stops, especially if you are a parent! Do you ever wonder about games, apps, and videos that your student is talking about- like TikTok, Fortnite, etc.? Are you looking for ideas on how to manage technology in your home? Check out Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization that can help you navigate the expansive technology universe your students are living in!


College Park High School Orchestra is having their annual Bachs Office Hits concert on Friday ,Nov.1 at 7:00 p.m. in the CPHS Auditorium. This year they are performing a compilation of Disney songs. It will be fun for the whole family! Tickets are $7.00 online, or $10.00 at the door. Visit the link below to purchase tickets.



Tuesday, October 22nd from 6:00- 8:30 pm at Sk8town

$7.75 per person/pay at the door.

CISD Honor Orchestra try-out for 6th graders who have signed up is Nov. 8 at Mitchell Intermediate. See Canvas for detailed information.

All students should have a binder, sheet protectors, dividers, pencil pouch, pencils and orchestra books in class every day so they can participate in class. Every student should be bringing the binder and instrument home to practice daily.

Practice reports are due from students every Tuesday. Students should be asking you to sign the practice report each week. Please sign into Canvas Canvas to view assignments and important dates. Detailed information about what to practice can be found in Canvas.

Honor Orchestra is every Tuesday and Friday from 7:40-8:30 in the Orchestra Room. The door will be unlocked only for Honor Orchestra students by 7:35 a.m. Please use the door to the building that is across from the orchestra room.


Practice records are due every Tuesday.


  • November 9th, 2019 (Saturday) 6th Grade CISD Intermediate Honor Band Auditions, @ Mitchell Intermediate

  • December 12th, 2019 (Thursday) 5th Grade Concert, 6:00 p.m. Collins Intermediate Cafetorium (Formal Uniform)

  • December 12th, 2019 (Thursday) 6th Grade Concert, 7:15 p.m. Collins Intermediate Cafetorium (Formal Uniform)

  • December 13th, 2019 (Friday) 5th & 6th Grade School Assembly Concert 9:30 a.m., Collins Cafetorium (Informal Uniform)

December 17th, 2019 (Tuesday) SK8TOWN Holiday Party for all Band Members 6:00- 8:30 p.m., SK8TOWN


The College Park Feeder choir concert was wonderful. It was powerful to see the progression from Intermediate to High School choir.

The success of Collins Chorale is due to the students attentive willingness to learn. I know that it takes effort on your part for that learning to take place. Thank you, parents. Our next performance is December 5th. We are working on 5 lovely pieces of music for that concert.

There will be one extended rehearsal on November 15th.

All rehearsals are important.

My favorite communication tool for parents is Remind. I know that some of you have been able to sign on to Collins Chorale, and that is great.

If not, this is an attempt to remedy that situation. You will need the code - it is @2a77fk


If a student does not yet have their sketchbook please try and pick one up as soon as possible as we work in it every day. These can be purchased at Walmart, Target, or any arts and crafts store.

We are collecting our Art fee for this year that can be paid online using the information below. All funds will be used to purchase supplies that we will use during the year to hone our artistic skills!

There is an art supply fee of $15.00 for fine arts students. This fee is due by October 10th.

The preferred method of payment is School Cash Online. To register please see below:

Step 1: Register Online:

Step 2: Register by selecting the “Get Started Now” and following the steps.

Step 3: After you receive the confirmation email, select the “click here” option, login, and add each of your children to your household account.

Inktober is almost here! Every October Inktober challenges artists to use their imagination using the medium of pen and ink. If your artist would like to participate please find the sketch topic list below.

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Students have completed the fall Fitnessgram test. The Fitnessgram tests muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. Mark your calendar for the CISD FUN RUN on October 22nd! See information below.

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Clubs and Organizations: Click Link Below

Collins Clubs and Organizations Info

Club offerings, description, meeting times and dates, how to join, general reminders

PTO Reminders: Click Link Below

All Things PTO

Meetings, Membership Toolkit, Spirit Wear, Spirit Nights, etc...

Collins Anytime Reminders: Click Link Below

Processes and Procedures for Collins 2019-2020

Attendance, Tardy, Car Line, Bus Info, Lunch Info, Checking out early, Transportation Changes, PAC, Visitors/Volunteers

Prior School Newsletters

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.