Kangaroo Connection

Weekly updates for our Collins families.

March 24th, 2022

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Important Dates

March 29 & 30: 3rd-5th Math and Reading Testing

April 1: Campus Lockdown Drill

April 5: 1st & 2nd Grade Music Performance

April 6: 5th Grade Field Trip

April 8: 3rd Grade Field Trip

April 14: Early Release

April 15 & 19: No School

1st & 2nd Grade Music Performance April 5th @ 5:30PM

Hello, Collin's family! We are currently getting ready for our 1st-2nd grade concert, and our kiddos could not be more excited to share all of their hard work with you! In preparation for our performance we wanted to share a few details to make sure that our concert goes as smoothly as possible. Our performance this year is nature themed so we are asking that first graders come dressed in yellow, and second graders come dressed in blue. This concert will be taking place on Tuesday Apr 5, 2022 at 5:30 pm in the Collins cafeteria. We ask that you sign your kids in at the gym by 5:15 pm so that we can rehearse before the performance. Once the evening is over, please come pick up your kiddos by checking them out of the gym on the sign in sheet. We are so excited to show off our talented students, and we look forward to seeing you all then!

-Camila Cotter

Music Teacher


Parent Volunteers

We are excited to begin having our wonderful parent volunteers on campus during the day again!

If you are interested in volunteering on campus, please contact our parent liaison, Araceli.Mcbeth@dvisd.net

We are currently organizing parent volunteers to help with laminating, copying, bulletin boards, textbook inventory, preparing learning materials and supporting teacher preparation.

We also are seeking a few long-term volunteers who can help in our library 1x week. This role will require a training on our library systems.

Please email Araceli to coordinate times, dates and training.

Lockdown Drill Scheduled April 1st

On Friday, April 1st, at 8:30 AM, Newton Collins will conduct a lockdown drill. The purpose of this drill is for students and staff to practice processes and procedures should an emergency on campus occur. Several police officers will be present to lead our campus in the drill. Teachers will review the processes and procedures for a lockdown drill with their students prior to the drill.

Please assist us in reminding your child that a drill will take place on Friday, April 1st. Also, please note that no one will be allowed on or off the campus during the drill. There will be signs posted to notify anyone who might be attempting to visit the campus. If you have any questions, please contact any campus administrator.

Teacher Appreciation Week

We are making plans to celebrate our wonderful teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week May 2nd-6th.

If you would like to make a donation or contribute to this celebration, please contact Araceli.McBeth@dvisd.net

If you have ideas or would like to help, please reach out!

Congrats to our Future Chefs Winners!

Congratulations to our Collins Kangaroos who won 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the DVISD Future Chefs Competition!

Students in 3rd-5th had the opportunity to create a recipe based on this year’s theme which is “Favorite Food from a Movie or Book”.

Rumi M.-1st Place "Harry Potter Broomsticks"

Brayden B.-2nd Place "Good Burger"

Trinity M.-3rd Place "Ratatouille"

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Student Art Work Feature

Newton Collins Elementary Student Brianna M. has been selected to exhibit her art work in the Texas Youth Art Month exhibit happening at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. Out of thousands of art pieces submitted from across the state, Brianna’s work is one of only 100 art pieces selected to be displayed. The exhibit is open to the public and will be on display through the end of the month. Congratulations Brianna! #DVPROUD
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Substitute Teacher Opportunities at Collins!

Help Wanted!!

Whether you are simply looking for a flexible, part-time job or are seeking teaching experience at the beginning of your full-time teaching career, substitute teaching is a rewarding job with many benefits.

Substitute opportunities do NOT require previous experience with teaching! Our onboarding process and campus personnel are able to support novice substitutes!

If you have a day available each week or each month, we can use you as a substitute!

Apply today to substitute on our campus!


Pre-K and Kinder Registration for 21-22 Now Open!

Prepare your child for a successful future with Del Valle ISD Pre-K and Kindergarten! New student registration for the 2022-23 School Year is now open. Visit http://dvisd.net/welcome for details.


Thank you to all our parents for adjusting to our new dismissal line up for car riders. We appreciate you lining up along Apogee Road as Finnial Road and Moonbeam Road (behind the school) remain closed.

Please make sure you have your student's car tag displayed in your dashboard at pickup. If you need an additional car tag, please visit our front office and present your ID to be issued a new one.

  • If you are going to change how your child goes home, please communicate this with the front office by 2:00PM
  • If you are going to pick your child up from school before dismissal, please pick them up no later than 2:30PM. To ensure the safety of our students and that everyone gets home, we will not pull students from classrooms after 2:30PM.
  • Parents are prohibited from pulling a student off the bus at dismissal.
  • Students will be released during the school day only to persons listed in Skyward.