Dates to Remember...
8th - 6th Grade Choir Concert
12th - PTO Meeting 6:30
16th - SMART Moves Celebration (6th)
16th - Ugly Sweater Day
20th - PAWS Assembly
21st- 1/2 Day 11:44 Dismissal
22nd-January 2- No School Winter Break
16th- No School- MLK Day
20th-24th- No school- Mid-Winter Break
24th- 1/2 Day 11:44 Dismissal
3rd-7th- No School- Spring Break
4th - Family Game Night
29th- No School- Memorial Day
8th- 1/2 Day 11:44 Dismissal
9th- 1/2 Day- 11:44 Dismissal- Last Day Of School
Winter Weather is Here to Stay
December is Kindness Month! Let's spread some cheer!
CARE of Southeastern Michigan provides free resources, programs and more for Macomb County residents. In this episode, Gloria Licata, UCS school social worker, sits down with two representatives from CARE, Susan Styf, President and CEO, and Teresa Sandner, Program Coordinator for Parent Education, to learn more about the offerings CARE has available.
The UCS Wellness podcast is a resource created by Utica Community Schools, a K-12 school district located within Macomb County, Michigan. The UCS Wellness Podcast is released on the third Wednesday of each month throughout the school year. For more on UCS Wellness, visit uticak12.org/ucs_wellness.
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Policy on personal items reminder
Any cell phones must be turned off and out of view during school hours or while on the bus OR IT WILL BE CONFISCATED and an adult must come up to school to pick it up.
Students should NOT bring toys, game boys, Nintendo DS or any hand-held electronic games, CD players, MP3 or IPods, PDA’s, memorabilia, special cards or other collectible or expensive items to school.
Collins Elementary School is not responsible for personal items that are lost or damaged.
Such items will be collected and kept in the office. A parent must come and retrieve any items they wish to have returned.
Remember ... it is very important that you report your child’s absences to the school. The attendance line answering machine is on 24 hours a day for your convenience.
The Attendance Line number is: (586) 797-4299
Please indicate when you call: Your child’s name, teacher’s name, & the reason for the absence.
Too Sick to come to school? Take a look at these health department guidelines
• Cold and/or cough – a child with deep mucus that causes a cough and heavy nose drainage cannot function at school.
• Fever – fever is a warning that something is wrong. A child should remain at home for 24 hours after the fever is gone without the use of medication.
• Rash – a rash, spots or blotches on the skin can be the first sign of many illnesses. Rashes require a physician’s release stating they are not contagious.
• Stomachache/Upset – a child who is vomiting or has diarrhea should be kept at home and may return 24 hours after the symptoms are gone.
• Head Lice – a child with head lice must remain at home until treatment is complete and school officials confirm he or she is free of lice. Check your child’s head before school begins in the fall and routinely during the school year or if he or she complains of an itchy scalp. Look around your child’s ears and back of the neck for nits, which are tiny, 8 white, oval-shaped lice eggs that are attached to the hair near the scalp. Nits may look like dandruff or scalp flakes, but nits do not move and are difficult to dislodge. Notify the school office immediately if your child has head lice. Begin treatment immediately by contacting your doctor or purchasing over the counter medication from the drug store. To prevent spreading head lice, wash all infested garments, hair accessories, bedding and other surfaces with hot water and disinfectant. You must sign your child in at the office when he or she is returning to school after treatment for head lice.