Collins Cadence

2019-2020 School Year 4-26-2020 Update #8

Collins Cobras

Shelli LeBlanc, Principal

Chris Barnhart, Assistant Principal

Krystal McCure, Counselor

From The Principal

Teacher appreciation week is just around the corner. We are exited to plan/partner with Collins PTO on a way for you to show your love and appreciation to all of your child's teachers. Please be on the look out for a separate email early this week.

Ramadan Mubarak

Wishing all a wonderful and healthy upcoming week.

Shelli LeBlanc

From the Superintendent

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Hard Copy of 5th and 6th Grade Student Work Packets

April 27th - May 1st packets available outside the front doors of Collins in the filing cabinet.

Work can still be found for the week of April 20th - April 24th towards the back of the filing cabinet drawer.

Please leave completed work in the locked drop off box attached to the top of the filing cabinet.

5th Grade

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6th Grade

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Fine Arts / PE

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Plan for future pick up - drop off

Collins is coordinating plans/processes for students to pick up materials left at Collins. Examples include; ISN's, folders, art work, medicine, and other materials identified by teachers. Yearbooks are another item will will coordinate through these efforts. The plan must be built around the safety and welfare of the teachers and for those picking up these materials.

Please look for a detailed plan coming in the next week or two. Pick-Up will also be a wonderful time for teachers/staff to see you and for you to safely see the educators that have missed you all so very much!

There will also be items that will need to be returned to Collins. Examples include; school owned instruments in need of repair, library books, other classroom books borrowed by students, checked out Chromebooks. These needs will also be addressed in the plan.


For parents that paid for March Madness or other school activities, once the state/district have given access to specific staff to work safely in the building we will begin work to communicate with and reimburse families. Thank you for your patience, as the needed staff to complete this task was not been allowed to work from school.

Information/Updates for 4th to 5th and 5th to 6th Transition

Information about transition to the next grade level will be coming home to current 4th and 5th graders next week. We have waited till the beginning of May, as not to burden or overwhelm families during this time.

We are excited to plan for a great start to the 2020-2021 school year!

PTO Updates

Collins PTO needs your help. If you are interested in serving the students and learning community of Collins by serving on the PTO Board – please email:

The April PTO meeting has been scheduled for Monday, April 27, 2020 at 1:00 PM If you are interested in joining our Zoom meeting please email Wendy Brueckner at

Collins PTO Zoom Meeting

Monday, April 27th, 1-2:30pm

This is an online event.

Please email for link to Zoom meeting.

There will be no Progress Reports this Grading Period.

Technology Updates from Mrs. Lahey

Postpone boredom using these 3 links:

Snapguide: You can find lots of DIY guides including sports, cooking (a great chili recipe-just sayin), crafts, games & tricks, pets, etc. and best of all you can create an account and make your own Snapguide for others to use (also an app on your phone to make it easy to create!)

Paper crafts for Kids:

Origami: easy to follow, lots of choices:

Library Updates from Mrs. Willingham

School Library Month is ending this week and your librarian is happy to share the best of the best online resources. If you are looking for something new check out these links for a great week of reading! Don't be afraid to follow these authors on your favorite video platform for a great experience.

Lauren Tarshis, author of the favorite I Survived series is reading her newest book online.

Lauren Tarshis Reads I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii Part 1

NYT bestselling author Lauren Tarshis reads from her book, I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii. Shared with permission from Scholastic. For more informatio...

Book recommendations for 8-12 year olds.

Reads for Super Readers: 9 Books for 8- to 12-Year-Old Bookworms | Brightly

Know a big-time bookworm? These kid-recommended books are perfect for 8- to 12-year-olds who love to read stories about the joy of reading.

Learning how to draw from Mo Williems, author of the pigeon books and elephant and piggie, is giving daily drawing lessons that even the non-artists can enjoy.


Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

A big list of popular read alouds and author contacts. Get to know the people who create the books you love to read.

The Big List of Children's Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities

Get reading and writing.

College Park Class of 2020 Send Off

We Love our Cavaliers!

Congratulations to The Woodlands College Park High School

Class of 2020

We are so proud of the seniors and CP staff! Last week they hosted a Senior Send Off. Enjoy just a few pictures of this touching event.

All Photo Credit: Woodlands Area Student Center

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A Message From Mr. Daw, Knox Principal

Future Knox Knight Parents,

I hope you are having a good day. This email is specifically for parents/guardians of students interested in trying out for either Color Guard or Gingham Girls during the 2020-2021 school year. With all the pandemic uncertainty, there is no way to know at this time when either tryout process will occur. These are very important programs to our students and the plan is to have tryouts for both organizations at the appropriate time, whenever that is.

With the current situation not allowing clinics/tryouts to occur, we need a list of students who are interested in potentially being in Color Guard or Gingham Girls.

If you would like your child to be considered for Color Guard or Gingham Girls in 2020-2021, here are steps and information to know:

  • Email your child's counselor on or preferably before Sunday, April 19th

    The Counseling email addresses and assignments for 2020-2021are as follows:

    A-F Mrs. Hollis
    G-N Mrs. Spencer
    O-Z Mrs. Wheeler

  • Clearly articulate via email to your child's counselor whether they are interested in trying out for Color Guard, Gingham Girls, or both.

  • An information session for parents/guardians/students interested in either organization will occur at an appropriate time.

  • We will work to formulate each child's schedule to minimize any changes regardless of when tryouts occur.

  • To be clear, emailing your child's counselor does not indicate your child is in either of these organizations... it simply alerts us that your child is interested in trying out, therefore allowing us to increase the chances they would not have any major changes to their schedules in the fall.

Take care and stay safe,

Joe Daw

A Message From the Knox Counselors

We want all of our families to know that even though we are having to run things a little differently, we are available to our students and families during this difficult time. Please know that we are working on a daily basis and do respond to our families within a 24 hour period.

It is that time of year where we need you to verify your child's Junior high course requests. A Course Request option is now available in Parent/Student Access under Student Plans. This is where you will find any and all changes that have been made/requested since we met with your student.

Course requests for 2020-2021 will only be found under the Course Request Tab under Student Plans.

Math Enrichment and Reading Enrichment are support courses utilized to assist students who have been identified as needing additional support in Math and/or Reading. If your student has been identified as needing these courses, these year-long courses will take the place of two semester electives.

Students have until May 1st to request any changes. Please send us all course change requests by email. If you make a course request change, please know the system updates every evening so you may not see changes in the system for 24 hours.

Again, we are here for you and happy to answer any questions that you might have.

A-F Mrs. Hollis

G-N Mrs. Spencer

O-Z Mrs. Wheeler

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.

Prior 2019-2020 School Newsletters

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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.