CUBS COMMUNITY COMMUNICATION
Issue #2 8.25.23
SCHOOL HOURS: 8:25-3:15 DAILY
HALF-DAY HOURS: 8:25-11:29
BREAKFAST OPENS @ 8:05-8:25
Location: 12900 Grand Haven, Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Attendance Line: 586-797-4299 (24 hours)
COMMUNITY UPDATE ISSUE #23 February 2, 2024
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
5: 6th Graders visit with Davis/Heritage Counselors 8:30AM
6: Bagel Day
8: Spring Conferences 4:00-7:00pm
14: COUNT DAY!
14: Valentine's Day Candy Gram
16: Bingo Night 5:30pm
19-23: NO SCHOOL MID-WINTER BREAK!
26: Collins Elementary CUB Name School-Wide ELECTION!
27: NO SCHOOL due to PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION!
21: 5th Grade DIA Field Trip (Rescheduled from February)
25-29: NO SCHOOL-SPRING BREAK-NO SCHOOL
HAPPY FEBRUARY! We had a great full week together here at Collins Elementary. A special thank you to all the family volunteers who continue to help support our LUNCH/RECESS each day. If you are interested in being a full-time Recess supporter on Fridays, please let us know!
Next week, students receiving services will begin their testing for WIDA. The letter has already been sent to those families. This testing will take place from February 5-March 22nd throughout the course of the next several weeks. Furthermore, we have PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES scheduled for February 8th from 4-7pm. If your child's teacher requested a conference with you, they should already have requested the information and shared it with you, at this time. However, if you need a conference with the teacher and did not receive any communication, please contact your child's teacher to schedule one with them. Thank you! As always, please let us know if you have any questions.
Wishing you a lovely weekend ahead!! Hooray for an EARLY SPRING!!
🚗PARKING LOT SAFETY-PLEASE READ🛑
Thank you for using your manners with other families at this time and for following the traffic safety laws, at all time. We appreciate your kindness displayed to our Cubs for their safety!
WHITE PAINTED CROSS-WALKS:
- If you plan to park your car and walk your child to the building, we ask that you please only walk across the areas with white paint and near the front door entrance with our crossing guard.
- This is for those citizens with a handicap permit only. Thank you for your help with this matter.
PARENT DROP OFFLINE:
- This is intended for a quick student exit of vehicles and ask that you pull completely forward to continue our traffic flow.
- Students are allowed to exit from the right side of the vehicle.
- Please pull as far up towards the end of the Gymnasium door as possible to keep the line moving.
- If you need to exit the vehicle, we ask that you use a parking space and walk them up to the building.
DRIVE-BY PASSING LANE:
- The lane closest to the parking lot is intended to pass if necessary. We ask that you please monitor your speed as we have many little CUBS walking next to their families. Thank you for your patience.
- No parking is allowed at any time. Thank you.
- Loop needs to be free of PARKED cars due to sharp turn for our bus. Thank you!
🐾CARING COLLINS CUBS!💗
We are pleased to celebrate our Collins CARING CUBS award!
Each week, our Cubs are celebrated for showing their P.A.W.S. Classrooms and staff are selected and/or nominated to be celebrated by all our Cubs community for being CARING CUBS!
This week, we are pleased to celebrate two classrooms for showing their P.A.W.S! They will have the opportunity to house our two Collins Cubs in their classrooms for the week! Congratulations to the following:
UCS KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
Introducing COLLINS CURRICULUM CORNER
As we are half-way through our Quarter 3 together, we are in the process of updating and navigating many resources for you and your family to view quickly and by grade level. Please be sure to check out our COLLINS CURRICULUM PAGE but also know it is just getting started and will be updated frequently to reflect changing curriculum needs in the school. Check out our Quarter 3 Updates!
UCS CALENDAR ALERTS
STUDENT BEHAVIOR POLICY
SUPER CUBS SHOW THEIR P.A.W.S!
P: Positive Choices
A: Act Responsibly
W: Will be Respectful
S: Shows Integrity
All Collins Cubs are expected to follow protocols and procedures while showing their PAWS! That includes inside the classrooms, during the hallways, on the playgrounds, and for arrivial/dismissal as well. Teachers will be on the lookout for ways to celebrate students showing their PAWS and have a chance to earn incentives.
UTICA COMMUNITY SCHOOLS PARENT HANDBOOK FOR BEHAVIORS
SCHOOL SAFETY UPDATE
Safety remains a priority for our school. Collins Elementary is once again providing training to our students on our safety protocols. The protocols identify actions that students may be asked to take in the event of a potential incident: hold, secure, lockdown, evacuate and shelter.
The training is provided through a short, animated video. In the video, the teacher – Mrs. Appleton – and her students walk through the different responses in a very relaxed and engaging way for younger children. The script was written by our staff.
The protocols will continue to be part of the training while practicing our regular school safety drills, such as fire drills, security drills, tornado drills, evacuation procedures, etc.)
The video is available for you to review at this link: UCS School Safety: Standard Response Protocol - Elementary - YouTube If you have any questions, please contact our office.
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Bruce Collins Elementary
Principal of Collins Elementary
Location: 12900 Grand Haven Drive, Sterling Heights, MI, USA