Friday, November 3, 2023
Shelli LeBlanc, Principal
Chelsea Rothe, Assistant Principal
Krystal McCure, Counselor 5th Grade
Chiante Deal, Counselor 6th Grade
Location: Collins Intermediate, 6020 Shadowbend Place, The Woodlands, TX, USA
From the Principal:
Our new cell phone and smartwatch policy officially went into effect on November 1st. The students are doing great at following the new guidelines - thank you so much for teaching responsibility at home and supporting our efforts at school!
If you were unable to early vote please make your plans for voting on Election Day - Tuesday, November 7th from 7 AM - 7 PM.
Fall Frenzy tickets are on sale now! $40.00 on Membership Toolkit until Wednesday, November 8th. No tickets will be sold Thursday 11/9 or Friday 11/10. About 90% of our Collins Cobras kids stay for the after school lock in from 4 - 7 PM. More information found below.
Tuesday, November 7th is a student holiday.
Have a great week!
Friday, November 3rd
- Last Day of the Collins Book Fair!
Tuesday, November 7
- Student Holiday
Friday, November 10
Progress Report PAC e-mail sent
- Fall Frenzy
Saturday, November 11
- Veteran's Day
- Generation Texas Week
Monday, November 13
- PTO Meeting 1:30 PM
- Spirit Night Local Table 4 - 9 PM
Tuesday, November 14
- Colossal Cobra Award Gratitude - 5th Grade
Wednesday, November 15
- Colossal Cobra Award Gratitude - 6th Grade
- Thanksgiving Break - No School
Would you like to order class pictures?
Collins Learning Community class pictures were taken Thursday, November 3rd.
If you didn't get a chance to order - you may still do so by visiting the following link:
Photo Texas Class Picture Day online link:
NEW SPIRIT WEAR AVAILABLE!! - Order Deadline November 17th
We have lots of new options in time for cooler weather. Each style has multiple color options to choose from so check out the online store.
Order by November 17th.
Prop A of Bond 2023 includes 5 major renovations and 2 master plans. Major renovations at The Woodlands High School, Oak Ridge HS 9th Grade Campus, Knox Junior High, Creighton Elementary, and San Jacinto Elementary. Prop A also includes Phase II of the Oak Ridge High School Master Plan and Phase I of the Booker T. Washington High School Master Plan.
Prop A includes infrastructure work at 45 campuses. Projects at these campuses may include addressing chillers, boilers, air handlers, generators, freezer/coolers, roof sections, and electrical service equipment. Safety projects for all campuses are also included in Prop A. These could include door or window glazing, fencing, and security camera updates among other things. Safety projects are approved by the Board of Trustees based on safety recommendations made by the District Safety Committee, which is composed of safety experts and stakeholders from across our community.
To view details about these projects and learn more about Bond 2023, please visit www.conroeisd.net/bond or follow us on social media.
Election Day Tuesday, November 7th 7 AM - 7 PM
Newly approved policy on student cell phone use
The Board of Trustees approved the cell phone committee’s following recommendation regarding the use of cell phones during the school day by students in grades pre-kindergarten through sixth grade:
- Cell phones and smartwatches may be used respectfully and responsibly before school and after school.
- Cell phones and smartwatches should not be used to capture video, audio, or images at school or on the bus.
- Cell phones and smartwatches should be set on silent mode and kept in backpacks, lockers, or other designated storage areas and should not be visible during school hours including instructional time, reward time, free time, lunch, and in the hallways.
- Cell phones and smartwatches may be permitted in extenuating circumstances with permission from a staff member. (ex. to notify parent/guardian of a late bus)
Fall Frenzy is on November 10th!
Fall Frenzy is a fun after school party held in November for current Collins Intermediate students. Your student will not want to miss it. There is food, games, and a student raffle! Students can also form teams and participate in the Punt, Pass, Kick competition.
Parent Volunteers will be needed the week of to help sell raffle tickets during lunch as well as during the event. Stay tuned for sign-up links.
Thank you to our sponsors for their generous donations to this year's event!
November 1st- November 8th Tickets are $40
No tickets sold after November 8th
Referral Requests for Gifted and Talented Testing
Referral requests are now open for 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 may want to discuss this with your child’s teacher.
Referrals will be accepted from October 2- December 15, 2023. The referral form is located below. You can also find the referral form and other GT information on the CISD GT homepage. Please return to Lisa Lackey at firstname.lastname@example.org when complete.
Nurse Kendall's Update
When your child is ill, please contact the school to let them know he or she won’t be attending that day. It is important to remember that schools must exclude students with certain illnesses for periods of time as identified in state rules. For example, if your child has a fever over 100 degrees, he or she must stay out of school until they are fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medications.
In addition, students with diarrheal illnesses must stay home until he/she is diarrhea free without diarrhea-suppressing medications for at least 24 hours. Illness at school is evaluated by the health service staff in the clinic area. A child who demonstrates the following symptoms should be sent home from school.
Fever of 100 degrees or more.
Suspected contagious condition or disease.
Vomiting (from illness, not from other factors) or diarrhea (3 or more episodes)
Severe stomach ache, headache, or earache.
A child who is too ill to function in the classroom.
Our school will do spinal screenings on November 8, 9, 10, 2023. State law requires that schools must screen students for abnormal spinal curvature in accordance with the following schedule:
- Girls will be screened two times, once at age 10 (or fall semester of grade 5) and again at age 12 (or fall semester of grade 7).
- Trained screeners (the nurses) will check your child for signs of spinal problems like scoliosis. Catching a spinal problem early can make the treatment much easier. Not treating spinal problems can lead to serious health problems. The screening is simple. Screeners will look at your child’s back while he or she stands and bends forward. Your child will NOT be asked to remove her shirt. The screening will take place during PE in a separate area. Students will NOT have to stand in front of everyone for the screening.
- The school will send you a letter if your child does not pass the screening with recommendations to follow up with a doctor. This screening is not a medical exam. Your child still needs to see a doctor for checkups.
The physical book fair ends today, but remember, you can still shop our book fair online through November 9, 2023. Click on this link: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/collinscobras
Scroll to the middle of the page to find the shopping link:
SHOP EVEN MORE TITLES ONLINE & CONTINUE TO SUPPORT OUR SCHOOL!
Bring on the Bookjoy—25% of every online purchase from Oct 27 – Nov 9 directly benefits our school!
Our fundraiser has started! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your student’s videos. The videos are so creative and fun this year, thank you for your help! We are celebrating students who participate, even if they don’t get a donation. Participation is key! We have student celebrations for making their videos, and sharing! Their goal by Sunday night is to have shared their pitch video 5 times. 🙂 We will send email updates as the fundraiser continues.
Now is the perfect time to start getting together your student’s FORMAL ATTIRE for their concert. The attire for our formal concert is a long sleeved white button down shirt with collar, black dress pants, black dress shoes (and black dress socks if applicable.) Thank you for working with us to make sure your student has what they need for their concert.
Our winter concerts are approaching! Our formal evening concert is on Wednesday, December 13th at Collins Intermediate. Arrival times and concert times will be shared soon. If you are ever curious about dates for the year, you can always check the back of your child’s practice record.
We are moving right along with preparations for winter concerts. We have a full rehearsal on Tuesday December 5th during school hours in which our cello/basses need to bring their home instrument. Our formal evening concert is on Wednesday, December 6th at Collins Intermediate. Now is a good time to start getting the formal uniform ready for that performance. Attire is black slacks/skirts(floor length), button up white shirt/blouse, and black dress shoes.
In Mr. Hunt’s art class, we are wrapping up our sculpture unit by putting the finishing details on our sculptures and painting them. These wearable pieces of art are almost ready to take home!
In Mrs. Williams’s art class, we are learning about Wassily Kandinsky and his study of circles and weaving our looms with an over under technique.
The Collins Cobra Choir had a stellar performance this past Monday at the College Park Feeder Concert. Your students did a wonderful job representing Collins!
Looking ahead, our Winter Concert is Tuesday, December 12th in the Collins Cafeteria, and our holiday party will be the following Thursday during our regular 4-5PM rehearsal time. CISD Intermediate Honor Choir auditions are coming up in January. The Honor Choir is for 6th grade students only who are willing to go above and beyond to be a part of a select group of singers from all over the district. If your student is interested, please read the information in the form linked below. Please do not sign up unless you can commit to the expectations including the mandatory rehearsals and the concert in March.
We’ve been playing handbells for our last two weeks of Music, and these students can ring!
Collins Intermediate PTO Volunteers
We are looking forward to future opportunities that may arise for you to be involved at Collins this school year. Please fill out your contact information and indicate your interests below. We will contact you when the need arises.
Prior to volunteering on campus you will need to complete the CISD volunteer application online at https://apps.conroeisd.net/volunteer/
Thank you for your time,
Collins PTO Volunteer Coordinator
Feeder School Events
Times to Remember
Bell Schedule: 8:50 AM—4:00 PM
- Students may enter the building at 7:45 AM (Please enter 5th grade side door)
- A Lunch (5th grade) 12:10 PM - 12:45 PM
B Lunch (6th grade) 12:50 PM - 1:25 PM
Collins Café is open to visitors!
Front Office: 8:00 AM—4:30 PM
End of Day
- 3:30 PM - Calls to change transportation end
- 3:35 PM - Cones for car rider dismissal will be set - cars for early pick up will not fit in front parking area
- 3:40 PM - Early student check out ends
- 3:45 PM - First flight of 7 cars moves forward to cones, staff begins inputting numbers. Please display car rider sign in window.
- 4:00 PM - Flights 1 - 4 are dismissed along with bike riders
- 4:04 PM - Walkers are dismissed. Students meet parents at cones 1 - 7. Once a flight is loaded, cars are dismissed to take a RIGHT hand turn only to exit.
- Buses are dismissed based on bus arrival to campus.
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