Collins Cadence

2022-2023 Monday, August 22, 2022

Collins Cobras

Shelli LeBlanc, Principal

Amanda Cucinotta, Assistant Principal

Ariel Aymond, Counselor 5th Grade

Krystal McCure, Counselor 6th Grade

From The Principal

What an incredible start to this school year! It has been wonderful to see our returning students and meet our new ones.


I am excited to share with you that Collins Intermediate earned an accountability rating of A and five distinctions based on spring 2022 STAAR tests. We are so proud of the incredible work from our students and teachers!


Wishing you all the best,

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)
Lunch Times (Visitor to Collins Café will begin Wed 8/17/22)
  • 6th Lunch A: 11:50 AM - 12:20 AM
  • 5th Lunch B: 12:10 AM- 12:40 PM
  • 5th Lunch C: 12:30 PM. - 1:00 PM
  • 6th Lunch D: 12:50 PM - 1:20 PM

Sign Up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49A5A929A7F9C34-collins4

Front Office Times:
  • 8:00 AM—4:30 PM
End of Day:
  • 3:30 PM Calls to change transportation will end
  • 3:40 PM Early check out of students will end
  • 3:35 PM Cones for car rider dismissal will be set - cars for early pick up will not fit in front parking area
  • 3:45 PM First Flight (7 cars) will move forward to cones
  • 4:00 PM Flights 1 and 2 dismissed along with bike riders
  • 4:07 PM Walkers dismissed - continue to scan parents cars using sign with student's ID number. Students will meet parents at cones 1 - 7. Once a flight is loaded it will be dismissed to take a RIGHT hand turn only to exit.
  • Buses will be dismissed based on bus arrival to campus.

Upcoming Dates

The following shows a snapshot of our August dates, but please click the button to view a list of all upcoming dates.
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Collins Student dates for Fall/Spring 2022-2023

Click the button to view a list of upcoming dates.

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The Collins Café

Collins Clubs

We are excited to announce the start of our clubs! Click the button below to see what is offered here at Collins.


  • Students may sign up for more than one club, but please make sure the meeting times don't overlap.
  • Please also keep Fine Arts' rehearsals/meeting times in mind. (shown on 2nd slide)
  • If a student would like to start a new club, they will just need to find a teacher to sponsor them, 6 other students who want to join, and fill out the form at the end of the slideshow!


Click on the Club Sign-Up Form to join! Sign-ups close on Monday, August 29th.

Collins Clubs - due Aug 29th

Click the button to view a list of clubs and club information.

Cobra Council

Cobra Council is a student organization that is responsible for leading the Collins Intermediate student body. Cobra Council is a group of students that learn leadership through team building and leadership skill sessions. Students will also share their feedback and ideas for Collins Intermediate. Cobra Council will lead and be a part of student spirit events, such as Fall Frenzy and Cobra Fest, as well as coming up with other small events throughout the year. Finally, students will participate in a variety of community service projects. Projects this year will include, however not limited to, Interfaith Food Bank Food drive and the College Park High School Scholarship Program.

Students applying for Cobra Council must be able to commit several responsibilities that are listed in the application.


Applications are due on August 30th by 4 pm.

Cobra Council Application - Due Aug 30th

Cobra Council is our school's student council. We are a community service organization.

PTO Spirit Night

Join us for a sweeeet Spirit Night at Twisted Sugar!

Tuesday, Aug 30 from 3 - 7 pm

Twisted Sugar is generously donating 15% of ALL sales during this time! Tell all your friends and family to stop by and pick up some treats!

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Membership Toolkit Instructions for Parents

Attention Parents! Please verify your student’s information. The information needs to be updated every year.


Not only does it help with delivering physical products purchased from the store. But it also is useful for any classroom updates, sign-ups and fundraisers.


Existing Account Holders

  • If you already have an account with another organization that uses Membership Toolkit you can use the same email and password to login. You can then proceed to the numbered steps below.


New Accounts

  • Select "Create Account" and fill in the name, email, and password information.
  • Click "verify my email" and then check your email for a link to complete the process. The link expires in 2 hours. If you do not receive the email, check your spam or junk folders.
  • Once you have verified your email address, log back in and finish the registration process.


1. Complete the Parent/Family and Student Information forms.

2. Complete the Directory/Publish Preferences.


Questions? - Please don't hesitate to contact us at collinsptomt@gmail.com.

Collins PTO

Spirit Shirts and PTO

Click the button below to purchase your 2022-2023 school shirt and join our wonderful PTO.


Volunteer Information

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out your contact information and indicate your interests on the Volunteer Sign-Up. We will contact you as the need arises.


Please note that prior to volunteering on campus you will need to complete the CISD volunteer application online at https://apps.conroeisd.net/volunteer/.

Yearbooks

2023 Yearbooks are on sale now! Don’t miss out, order your yearbook today at jostensyearbooks.com. Place your order by October 21st and save.

Mrs. Cucinotta Admin Updates

Safety is the number one priority of Conroe ISD and the administration team at Collins Intermediate. Your family’s most valuable asset(s) enter the doors of our campus every morning. Facilitating drills throughout the school year is one of many safety protocols followed at Collins. Drills emulate what students and staff should do in the event of an actual emergency. Administrators and teachers explain drills in an age appropriate manner to students and encourage families to engage in these discussions with your student(s) as well. Please see the chart below for a description of the drills held on campus.

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Visitor Sign In & Out on Campus

When arriving on campus, all visitors must sign in at the front desk. Signing out is required at the front desk before exiting the building. Thank you!

Counselor Updates - Free/Reduced Lunch and Breakfast

In order to receive free or reduced lunch and breakfast, an application must be submitted. The application can be accessed at the following link: https://www.myschoolapps.com/


Applications must be submitted every year, and do not carry over from the previous school year.


More information can be found here.


If you have any questions, or need help submitting the application, please contact your child's counselor.

5th Grade - Ms. Aymond, aaymond@conroeisd.net

6th Grade - Mrs. McCure, kmccure@conroeisd.net


Thank you,

Collins Intermediate


Padres,


La subvención federal que permitia a todos los estudiantes recibir almuerzo gratis durante los últimos dos años se ha expirado. El almuerzo ya no es gratis para todos los estudiantes.


Para recibir desayuno y almuerzo gratis o a precio reducido, se debe de entregar una aplicacion. Se puede acceder a la aplicación en el siguiente enlace: https://www.myschoolapps.com/


La aplicacion se debe ser entregada cada año y no se transfiere del año escolar anterior.


Puede encontrar más información aquí.


Si tiene alguna pregunta o necesita ayuda para enviar la solicitud, comuníquese con la consejera de su hijo/hija.

5to grado - Sra. Aymond, aaymond@conroeisd.net

6to Grado - Sra. McCure, kmccure@conroeisd.net


Gracias,

Collins Intermediate

Technology Updates

Welcome to the 2022-23 school year, my name is Kellie Lahey, and I am the Tech Coach at Collins Intermediate. I am happy to help you with all things related to technology and school this year!


Parents, please be aware that if you choose to log in as your student in Canvas, and you click on a button to open a Google Cloud Assignment, you will also be associating your personal Google account with the student’s Canvas account.

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This causes problems at school, since the Canvas system is now connected to an email that is not the student’s school email. Instead, please use the Parent Canvas system to check your student’s progress in the Canvas system.


Follow the instructions on this video to see how to do that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kERlxpzDqKM


More help with technology can be found on my website: www.gottasectech.com or you can also reach me on the Collins website on the blue Technology Help button.

Knox and College Park News

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Bad Weather

Dismissal in Bad Weather

We have had a natural occurrence of parents walking up to Collins to pick up their students by the bike rack closest to the YMCA. Even though we will not release students to walk or bike once a rainy day dismissal has been called, we will release students directly to a parent to assume responsibility for the safety of the child. We have a staff member collecting student names (car rider signs not required - but are helpful) and a system for students to report to the area where a parent is waiting.


If there is extreme weather (wind, hail, lightning, extreme rain) at 4:00 PM we will not utilize the walk - up process - parents will be required to only use the car line to maximize efficiency of safely exiting students from our building. If a rainy day dismissal is called but there is not extreme weather (wind, hail, lightning, extreme rain) at 4:00 PM, the walk up process will be open for parents to pick up their child(ren). Parents should wait by the bike rack closest to the YMCA and not the front porch.


Every parent should have a car rider sign, and it should be visible in the car rider line. If you are picking up additional students due to rainy day dismissal, please write each student’s ID number as large as possible on a piece of paper. Families without the car rider signs and without the student ID slows the process down substantially.


Viewing Campus Accountability Ratings

Starting on August 15th, you will be able to view the Texas Education Agency rating for our school, plus much more, by visiting TXschools.gov. You will also be able to search for schools using your address and compare our school to others. To learn more about insert campus name, your child’s STAAR performance, and how to use this information, please visit TXschools.gov. We’re excited about the start of another great year!
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Prior Newsletters 2022-2023

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.