Kangaroo Connection

Weekly updates for our Collins families.

January 26th, 2023

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Important Dates

January 27: 5th Grade Math Spring Benchmark

January 27: 100th Day of School!

January 31: 3rd & 4th Grade Math Spring Benchmark and 5th Science Spring Benchmark

February 1: Breakthrough Virtual Parent Meeting for parents of 5th graders

February 2: Math is a Big Deal Family Night 6-7PM

100th Day of School

Friday is the 100th Day of School! Our PK-1st graders are working on projects for the school parade! 2nd-5th graders will cheer on our younger students during the parade at the end of our day.
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February & March Campus Events

FEBRUARY

2/1 PROGRESS REPORTS

2/2 MATH A BIG DEAL NIGHT 6-7PM

2/6-2/10 SCHOOL COUNSELOR APPRECIATION WEEK

2/9 PTA FAMILY DANCE NIGHT 5:30-7PM

2/14 VALENTINES DAY CLASSROOM PARTIES

2/15 SPRING AND CLASS PHOTOS

2/17 NO SCHOOL: STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY

2/20 NO SCHOOL: STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY

2/28 PTA MEETING



MARCH

3/2 NATIONAL READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY

3/2 FAMILY GAME NIGHT & 3RD GRADE MUSIC PERFORMANCE

3/11 END OF 3RD NINE WEEKS

3/13-17 SPRING BREAK

3/22 REPORT CARD

3/30 PRINCIPAL COFFEE & SPRING TITLE 1 MEETING

3/31 EARLY RELEASE 11:45AM & KINDER & 5TH GRADUATION PICTURES

Updates from our PTA!

Hello Newton Collins PTA!


Welcome to 2023! We had a great first semester and we are excited about what we can do for the second half of the school year.


A few dates to be aware of:


  • February 9 - Family Dance: The first ever family dance! More information to come but save the date! We will send out a sign up genius for parents to help with selling food for this. We hope you can attend.

  • February 28 - PTA Meeting and Elections: Fill this out by January 23 so we can set a meeting time!

  • March 2 - Family Fun Night: This is hosted through Newton Collins. The PTA has agreed to sell concessions during this event. Sign up HERE to volunteer 30 minutes of your time.


It’s hard to believe, but we are already planning for Fall 2023. We are launching our NC PTA program and project application process for all of the great ideas parents and teachers have presented this first semester. A program has a longer timeline (example: community garden, after-school enrichment class, Hallway Heroes) where a project is a one time thing (example: playground equipment, digital marquee, science experiment equipment). Due to the resources we have, the executive board will review proposals submitted and determine which programs will be sponsored by the PTA in terms of fundraising for next year and allocating resources. If you have a great idea for a new initiative at Newton Collins, please reach out to jessica.acebo@gmail.com (VP of Programs) for an application. Jessica Manning-Acebo is willing to help you fill out the form should you have any questions and will walk you through the steps needed to submit the application. The due date for all program and project proposals will be February 10.


Are you interested in getting more involved? We will have executive board positions open for next school year (VP-Membership and Fall Festival Committee Chair, perhaps others!) More information will be provided around open positions and the PTA election process as we get closer.


Cheers to the second half of the school year!

Collins Elementary Needs Substitutes

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For more information, please click the following link. Apply today!


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DVISD VISITOR AND VOLUNTEER GUIDELINES

Visitors & Volunteer Guidelines

  • Pre-approved volunteers will be permitted at campuses, specific to campus needs
    • Volunteers must complete the district volunteer application and DPS background check form available in every Collins Parent Newsletter (see below)
    • The form can be dropped off at your child’s school.
    • A background check is required for all volunteers.
    • Volunteers will follow the direction of campus administration while on campus
    • A “hug zone” will be established at elementary campuses in order for parents to say goodbye and send students to their classrooms.
  • Parents will not be permitted to attend lunch at school with their students
  • Campuses will host in-person on-campus events outside of school hours

Volunteer Information


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:

https://forms.gle/9gB47Sar3Uqw2AZW6


Spanish Volunteer Survey:

https://forms.gle/bQjiYGhEMnPsudL67