Weekly updates for our Collins families.
April 27, 2023
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5/1-5/5: Mental Health Awareness and Dress Up week
5/3: Science STAAR Test 5th
5/3: 2nd Grade Field Trip
5/4: Visitors welcome during lunches
5/8-5/12: Teacher Appreciation Week
5/9: Kindergarten 2023-24 Round Up
5/9: Math STAAR Test 3rd-5th
5/11: Visitors welcome during lunches
5/15: Career Day!
5/16: PBIS Water Day for Kinder-3rd (visitors welcome-see schedule below)
5/16: 4th Field Trip
5/17: 5th End of Year Trip
5/17: Kinder-2nd Field Day (visitors welcome)
5/18: 3rd-5th Field Day (visitors welcome)
5/18: Visitors welcome during lunches
5/19: Maturation Classes for 5th Grade
5/22: Kinder Graduation, Burklund/Noboa
5/23: Kinder Graduation, Poppe/Villeda/Puente
5/24: 5th Graduation
5/25: Last Day of School and Early Release!
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Mental Health Awareness Week
Collins Water Day for Kinder-3rd!
In order to participate, students MUST:
Wear clothing with no zippers or buttons.
T-shirt must be work over swimwear.
Students need to bring a towel and a change of clothes and sunscreen, if needed.
Students may bring a sack lunch or get a cafeteria lunch.
Students may bring money for Kona Ice! See below for pricing.
Parent visitors will be allowed outside for water day during the time your child's class is enjoying the stations. All campus visitors must check in at the front office. Parents will not be able to return to the classrooms with their children. Siblings are not permitted to attend on water day.
See below for the schedule!
Last Call for Career Day Presenters!
Collins will be hosting its annual Career Day on Monday, May 15, 2023. The purpose of Career Day is to expose students to a variety of careers in order to jumpstart their thinking about the future. By preparing early, students will be more likely to be college and career ready after high school graduation.
All students will participate in Career Day. However, we can’t do it without you! We need volunteers to speak for three 20 minute-long sessions about their career starting at 8:00 am and ending at 10:00 am. We will have four sessions: 8:00- 8:20; 8:30-8:50; 9:00-9:20; and 9:30 -9:50
If you, a family member, or friend is interested in volunteering to speak about a career, please complete the form below.
Volunteer selection will be on a first-come basis.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Castaneda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With your help, we look forward to having another engaging Career Day!
Link to form here
We have had a great time in our library this semester!
We have officially finished reading our One School, One Book selection, Wishtree by Katherine Applegate. For PreK-2nd grade, I wrote a picture book adaptation of Wishtree so that all grade levels could experience the beautiful message of the book. We read the picture book during our library lessons, and afterward, students wrote their own wishes and added it to our beautiful library wish tree.
5th graders enjoyed their author visit with YA author Mari Mancusi on March 23rd. Mari brought an autographed postcard for every student. Five students even won free copies of her books. Many students are excited to read her books as well as all the fun YA books in our middle school libraries!
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students were all able to attend a special presentation from the Austin Public Library's ArtSmart program on April 3rd. Presenter and artist Ambray Gonzales shared stories through song, a shadow puppet show, flannelgraph, and art. She showed students how to draw dragons and create a shadow puppet show. It was truly a special performance, and we were so thankful she could visit our school.
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, and 3rd grade students enjoyed the Austin Public Library's Literature Live! tabletop performance of Wiley and the Hairy Man on March 6th.They had a great time at the show! They also loved talking with the puppeteers afterward and learning about the art of puppetry.
Spring Graduation Dates
Kinder Burklund/Noboa: May 22, 5:30PM
Kinder Villeda/Poppe/Puente: May 23, 5:30PM
Due to the anticipated large number of attendees to Kinder graduations, we are hosting two so that all families will have seating room during the graduation.
May 24, 5:30PM
All other grade levels will conduct End of Year Awards in their classrooms during the last week of school.
ENROLLMENT FOR 2023-24!
Visit https://www.dvisd.net/welcome for more information and to enroll for next school year.
Families enrolling Pre-K students can also review information about our campus Pre-K program on our campus website here.
We ask that all returning students have their information updated in Skyward later this semester. Information will be sent by DVISD in May about this process to returning families.
For additional information our questions, please contact our Parent Community Liaison, Araceli.McBeth@dvisd.net