Collins Cadence

2021-2022 - Friday, November 5, 2021

Collins Cobras

Shelli LeBlanc, Principal

Amanda Cucinotta, Assistant Principal

Ariel Aymond, Counselor 6th Grade

Krystal McCure, Counselor 5th Grade

From the Principal:

Today, Friday, November 5th, ends the progress report window of the second grading period.

Progress Reports will be available to view in Parent Access by the end of next week.

Thank you to all of the families that participated in the PTO's only fundraiser for the year, Friends of Collins. Our hearts are overflowing with your kindness and dedication to our Collins students.

Wishing you a restful and joyful weekend.

Shelli LeBlanc

Times To Remember...

Bell Schedule:
  • 8:50 AM—4:00 PM
  • Students may enter the building by 7:45 AM (Please enter 5th grade side door)
  • Students are considered tardy if not in classroom seat by the 8:50 tardy bell
Lunch Times (Visitor Procedure Will be Shared in August)
  • 5th Lunch A: 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • 5th Lunch B: 11:45 AM- 12:15 PM
  • 6th Lunch C: 12:25 PM. - 12:55 PM
  • 6th Lunch D: 12:55 PM - 1:25 PM

Link to sign up as lunch visitor:

Front Office Times:

  • 8:00 AM—4:30 PM
End of Day:
  • 3:15 PM Calls to change transportation will end
  • 3:30 PM Early check out of students will end
  • 3:30 PM Cones for car rider dismissal will be set - cars for early pick up will not fit in front parking area
  • 3:35 PM First Flight (10 cars) will move forward to cones
  • 4:00 PM Flights 1 - 4 will be dismissed to wait at Car Cones
  • Dismissed after car dismissal begins; 1. Bikers 2. More Car Flights 3. Neighborhood walkers (parents should not be parked in neighborhoods to pick up children - please use YMCA parking lot) 4. YMCA walkers (crossing guard provided for students)

Upcoming Dates

Monday, November 8th

  • PTO Meeting 1:15 PM Zoom

Thursday, November 11th

  • Conroe ISD's Salute to Our Veterans

Friday, November 12th

  • Progress Report for Second Grading Period

Monday, November 15th - Friday, November 19th Generation Texas Week

Tuesday, November 16th & Wednesday, November 17th

  • Papa Johns Spirit Night

Monday, November 22nd - Friday, November 26th

  • Thanksgiving Break
Thursday, December 2nd
  • 5th Grade Winter Band Concert (First Concert) 5:30 PM @ College Park Auditorium
  • 5th Grade Winter Band Concert (Second Concert) 6:30 PM @ College Park Auditorium
  • 6th Grade Winter Band Concert7:30 PM @ CPHS

Wednesday, December 8th

  • Orchestra Winter Concert @ Collins (Times TBA)

Thursday, December 9th

  • Collins Chorale Winter Concert 5:30 PM Collins Gym

Monday, December 13th

  • PTO Meeting 1:15 In Person and Zoom

Tuesday, December 14th

  • Spirit Night at Black Walnut

Friday, December 17th

  • Student Early Dismissal
  • Last Day of Second Grading Period
  • Referrals for GT Testing Due to Mrs. Cucinotta

Monday, December 20th - Tuesday, January 4th

  • Winter Break
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Conroe ISD’s District-Level Planning and Decision-Making Committee is charged with developing a school calendar to recommend to the Board of Trustees for adoption. The Committee is currently seeking feedback from families, staff members, and the community. Please complete the survey below to help them with this process. The survey will close on Friday, November 12, at 4 p.m

2022-2023 Calendar Survey

Nurse Kendall Update

Please keep your student home if they have a fever or other symptoms of Covid (headache, cough, congestion, sore throat, diarrhea, vomiting). We have had a recent uptick in cases here for our campus. Continue to practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands or using hand sanitizer as much as possible! If your child tests positive, please fill out the Covid self-report located on your student’s SSO under Covid Central.

Energy Drinks

As your children enter their “tween” years, it may be tempting to allow them to consume energy drinks, such as Monster drinks. Did you know that a cup of coffee has approximately 90 milligrams of caffeine in it but an energy drink can have 400-500 milligrams of caffeine!!!! That’s a huge amount, especially for a child. The following article is really informative about energy drinks:

Are Energy Drinks for Kids a Good Idea?


If your child has asthma and uses an inhaler, please consider leaving an inhaler here in the clinic as the weather gets cooler. I have seen several students starting to have issues with their asthma since the weather has had such drastic changes. You must fill out a permission slip and the inhaler stays in the clinic unless your child’s doctor permits self-carry. Call me if you have any questions: 281-298-3809

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Mrs. Cucinotta's Update

Happy November! Thank you for all you do for our campus, community and students. The Collins faculty and staff are thankful to serve our community.

Counselors Update

Thank you for helping us make Red Ribbon week such a great success! We loved seeing everyone participate in our dress up days.

Our next event will be Generation Texas week, which is November 15th to the 19th. We look forward to discussing higher education and careers with our students!

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Our Holiday concert is quickly approaching! Our concert is Thursday, Dec. 2nd at College Park High School. The arrival times for each concert are listed below. Students in 5th grade have been told what concert they are attending and they have written it on their practice record for you to see.

5th Grade 1st Concert-

  • 5:00 - Students are in their seat completely ready to play
  • 5:30 - Concert begins
5th Grade 2nd Concert-
  • 6:00 - Students are in their seat completely ready to play
  • 6:30 - Concert begins

6th Grade Concert

  • 7:00 - Students are in their seat completely ready to play
  • 7:30 - Concert begins

CONCERT ATTIRE: Students must wear a white, long sleeve button down collared shirt, black dress pants, black dress shoes with black socks. If wearing black flats, socks are not required. No open toed shoes.


In Mr. Hunt’s art class, we are continuing to work on our sculpture unit. Students are learning about the main types of sculpture, creating an orthographic drawing and creating a wearable sculpture out of paper mache and cardboard. With Mrs. Ferguson we are doing a number of different art projects including pop art self-portraits, Kente inspired yarn weaving, and galaxy watercolor paintings.


As the weather continues to change, please encourage your student to bring or wear layers for PE and recess (long sleeves, sweat shirts, sweat pants etc).


A huge thank you and shout out to all the parents who volunteered their time to help make this the best book fair EVER! This event wouldn’t have been nearly as successful without your help.

Students donated over $400 in change that goes directly to helping get more library books in the library. Your students are VERY generous.

Happy Reading everyone!

Coming Soon… Info about our upcoming author visit on December 8!

We still have online shopping available until Nov 11 if you want to get those last minute gifts.

Technology Update

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  • ATT internet provider, click here to read about a free app you can install on your device.

  • Xfinity internet provider, click here for information on their app.

  • Spectrum internet provider, click here for information on their app.

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Friends of Collins Fundraiser - Thank You!

Thank you so much to all of the Collins families and friends who gave so generously to our Friends of Collins fundraiser. We are so grateful that we not only reached our goal but exceeded it, with a final total of $27,305 raised! Your support is deeply appreciated and will help us achieve our goals of providing great field trips, music and PE equipment, technology, and field days for our Collins students.

Individual prizes have been ordered from vendors based off participation levels and will be distributed after the Thanksgiving break. Collins yard signs will be available soon, and we will email pick up times to people who chose them.

The top fundraising homeroom classes for each grade were Mrs. Klapesky's class for fifth grade and Mrs. Hall's class for sixth grade. Several homeroom classes earned and will receive extra recess, and some also earned and will receive electronics time!

It's Not Too Late to Donate!

It's not too late to donate! Did you miss donating to Friends of Collins but still want to contribute? Check out the "PTO Membership and Donations" link on Membership Toolkit. Donations are tax deductible and are greatly appreciated!

PTO Membership and School Spirit Shirts

Go to and join the PTO today! By joining the PTO you will gain access to our secure online directory as well as be “in the know with PTO.” Have you purchased your spirit wear yet? Order today so your child can show their Cobra Pride!

In addition to our 2021-2022 spiritwear shirts (shown above), we now have “vintage” spirit wear available to purchase on the webstore! You don’t want to miss out on some great deals!

Yearbooks on Sale NOW!

Yearbooks are on sale now. In addition to icons and personalization, you can also purchase an ad for your student. It’s a great way to celebrate their accomplishments and extracurricular activities

Calling all PTO Volunteers!

Calling all Volunteers! Fill out the google form using the link below to let the PTO know your availability and areas of interest.

GT Nominations

Referral requests are now open for the Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until late January, referral requests are accepted at this time. Referral requests can be made by the parents and/or campus staff. If you are interested in referring your child, you are welcome to discuss this with your child’s LC teachers. Referrals will be accepted through December 17, 2021.

CLICK HERE to access the referral. Please place the completed referral in an envelope to the attention of Amanda Cucinotta and have your student turn it into the front office.

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The Woodlands Youth Lacrosse Club

The Woodlands Youth Lacrosse Club is dedicated to promoting lacrosse at the youth level for families in The Woodlands, TX and surrounding area. We strive to develop strong fundamental skills and teamwork while adhering to the standards of sportsmanship, respect for all participants, and a sense of fair play. We are committed to grow the game of lacrosse and give back to the local community.

The club's registration for the spring 2022 season is currently open. We have teams for 3rd through 8th graders. Athletes, even those zoned to College Park, would transition to the Woodlands high school club which boasts two highly regarded teams. The club will be hosting a "try free" event on Saturday, November 13th at Alden Bridge Sports Park, no registration or equipment is required. Please visit our website for more information on registrations and our upcoming schedule. Woodlands Youth Lacrosse ( or email

Varsity Football Games on YouTube

Conroe ISD streams all regular season home varsity football games on YouTube. Watch the excitement from home by tuning in to either the Woodforest Bank Stadium Channel (Links to an external site.) or the Moorhead Stadium Channel. Game Schedules Click Here
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Spring Semester

Wednesday, January 5th

  • First Day of the Second Semester

Monday, January 17th

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day - School Holiday

Thursday, January 28th

  • Club and Group Picture Day
Wednesday, February 16th
  • Spring Individual Picture Day

Friday, February 18th - Monday, February 21st

  • Student Holiday (President's Day 2/21/22)

Thursday, March 10th

  • End of Third Grading Period

Friday, March 11th - Friday, March 18th

  • Spring Break

Friday, April 15th - Monday, April 18th

  • School Holiday

Tuesday, May 10th

  • 6th STAAR Math
  • 5th STAAR Math Retest

Wednesday, May 11th

  • 6th STAAR Reading
  • 5th STAAR Reading Retest

Thursday, May 12th

  • 5th STAAR Science
  • 6th STAAR Test Make-Up

Friday, May 13th

  • 5th and 6th STAAR Test Make-Up

Thursday, May 26th

  • Last Day of School - Student Early Dismissal
  • End of Fourth Grading Period
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Prior Newsletters 2021-2022

Sign-Up Genius for Lunch Visitors

Parents will be limited to three lunch visits for the fall semester. We will evaluate our lunch visitor plan through December and make adjustments as needed for the spring semester.

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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.

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.