Collins Cadence

2022-2023- June Summer Edition

Collins Cobras

Shelli LeBlanc, Principal

Amanda Cucinotta, Assistant Principal

Ariel Aymond, Counselor 5th Grade

Krystal McCure, Counselor 6th Grade

From The Principal

We all deserve sweet treats in this summer heat! It has been an extremely hot start to the summer break. We hope you are staying safe with the extreme temperatures.

Collins has been busy this June as Conroe ISD has started construction on a brand new gym. We are hopeful to be in the new gym by January. We will have fun keeping you updated as construction continues.

This newsletter has a few reminders as we settle into summertime. A more detailed newsletter will be sent in July with comprehensive dates and the Collins Student Handbook.

Wishing you all the best,

Shelli LeBlanc

We are getting a gym!

Upcoming Dates

Fall Semester

Coming Soon

Spring Semester

Coming Soon

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 Procedure Will be Shared in July)
  • 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
Front Office Times:
  • 8:00 AM—4:30 PM
End of Day:
  • 3:25 PM Calls to change transportation will end
  • 3:35 PM Early check out of students will end
  • 3:20 PM Cones for car rider dismissal will be set - cars for early pick up will not fit in front parking area
  • 3:50 PM First Flight (7 cars) will move forward to cones
  • 4:00 PM Flights 1 and 2 dismissed
  • Dismissed after car dismissal begins; 1. Bikers 2. More Car Flights 3. Neighborhood walkers (parents should not be parked in neighborhoods to pick up children - please use YMCA parking lot) 4. YMCA walkers (crossing guard provided for students)

STAAR Scores


STAAR scores for all tested students will be available at the end of June via the Texas Education Agency Family Portal. Instructions are below.

Shortly after Conroe ISD's earlier email was sent, TEA released an update that STAAR results for students in grades 3-8 may be delayed until next week.

The instructions you received this morning will allow you to access the scores when they become available from the State. We apologize for the inconvenience. The State of Texas issued an update

Thank you.

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Meals No Longer Free for All Students in the 2022-2023 School Year

  • Federal waivers providing Free meals for all students the last 2 years have now expired
  • Parents must complete an application for students to be eligible for Free or Reduced meals
  • The online free and reduced application opens July 20, 2022.

Incoming 5th Grade Students

Placement in Advanced Math

Towards the end of July Collins will send out email notification to parents if your child was placed in 5th grade advanced math for the 2022-2023 school year. Ms. Aymond will be available to assist with any questions regarding math placement.

Message to our Outgoing 6th Graders...

From Mrs. LeBlanc

I believe music speaks when words fail. And sometimes song lyrics can speak for what is in your heart.

May the good luck be with you down every road you roam.
And may sunshine and happiness surround you when you're far from home.
And may you grow to be proud, dignified and true.
And do unto others as you'd have done to you.
Be courageous and be brave.
And in my heart you'll always stay...

And as you fly away, I'll be hoping that Collins served you well.

For all the wisdom of a lifetime, no one can ever tell.
But whatever road you choose, We are right behind you win or lose!

It has been our honor and pleasure to have served you and your families these quick two years. It may be the next time I see you... you will be walking the stage at College Park's graduation. You will grow up and experience many things that will form you into the person you are meant to be. I wish you grace and peace in the journey. But in my heart you will be forever young and my amazing Collins Cobras.

Rod Stewart - Forever Young Lyrics

From Mrs. Cucinotta

Howdy & Happy Summer!

Thank you for a wonderful school year and best of luck to your former sixth, current seventh grader as they enter the junior high realm with various clubs, organizations, sports, and additional campus activities. Ferris Bueller said it best when he said, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you would miss it. I hope your family takes the time to look around this summer as well as moving forward with your child's academic career. Being a support role in their education has been a joy and honor this school year as I've seen them adapt, persevere, mature, learn, and overcome obstacles. The 2021-2022 6th grade students will always hold a dear place in my heart as they will be the first group of seniors that return in six short years when they participate in their Senior Walk at Collins.

From Ms. Aymond

Hello upcoming Knox Knights and McCullough Highlanders,

It has been such a pleasure getting to know you all over the past two years. I have had the opportunity to watch you mature and grow as scholars and as people, and I have loved every second of it all. I feel so privileged to have been a part of your Collins career.

You are all about to embark on a new, exciting journey in junior high school, and you will have the opportunity to participate in so many new clubs, activities, and academics. My advice to you is to take advantage of these new chances and challenges, and to stay as involved in school activities as you can. Make memories and connections with your fellow students and teachers because those are the times you will look back at and remember the fondest when you return to all your schools in 2028 on your very own Senior Walk!

I am so proud of who you all have become. You have worked hard, accomplished great things, and have made wonderful impacts on Collins and the people you met here. You may be moving on to bigger things, but as you become Knights, Cavaliers, and Highlanders, don't forget that you will always be a Collins Cobra, and you will forever have a place here at Collins.

Good luck, Class of 2028!

From Mrs. McCure

Dear 6th graders or I should say 7th graders!

I am so excited for your next journey to Knox or McCullough. You are going to do great things as a class and as individuals. Make sure to try different clubs and stay connected to your school with sports, band, choir, drill team, theatre, orchestra, and art. Being involved in school is a wonderful way to start to find your true passion. The friends you have made here and at elementary school are a strong foundation to the friends you will make moving forward! Build on that foundation of friendship, stay connected to your school, and look for your passions!

Best of Wishes as 7th graders. I look forward to seeing you walk our halls as seniors in 2028!

Mrs. McCure

5th Grade Counselor

Summer Office Hours

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Collins PTO

Spirit Shirts

  • We have also ordered Collins Spirit Shirts which will be available on Membership Toolkit for purchase soon.
  • Shirts price will be announced soon. and will be delivered to your child’s classroom periodically (depending on how many are ordered in a given window)

Join PTO

  • Lastly, while on Toolkit, you can also join the PTO.
  • The funds from membership dues go directly to support our students and staff with items such as Chromebooks, software licensing, staff development, musical instruments, PE equipment, staff appreciation meals, and more.

Please see the link below to order items through Membership Toolkit. When you first get on toolkit, please remember to assign the homeroom teacher for your student(s). This will make delivery of items easier and faster. If you have any problems in Membership Toolkit, please contact the Membership Toolkit Chair at .

Stay tuned for more PTO information and updates to come!

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A Reminder About Dress Code

As you begin to make clothing purchases for school this coming year, please keep these items in mind. This is not the full dress code - but should assist you with summer shopping.

  • Spandex clothing, yoga pants and leggings are to be worn under other outerwear that cover the mid part of the body and approach the knee.
  • Halter-tops, muscle shirts, and spaghetti-straps tops are not permitted unless covered by another shirt.
  • Midriff shirts, or shirts exposing the midsection of the body, are not permitted.
  • It is suggested that Make-up/cosmetics not be worn and make-up/cosmetics will not be applied at school.
  • Pants/shorts may not be worn lower than undergarments.
  • Students who choose to wear shorts to school must wear them so that they approach a student's knees.
  • Flip flops may not be worn during P.E. classes.
  • Dresses, skirts and shorts should be of appropriate length (approach a student's knees) and tights should accompany shorter dresses, skirts or shorts.
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Collins Robotics - More Info Coming Soon!

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  • The day of the Meet and Greet you will receive a welcome email from your child's homeroom teacher.
  • When you and your child arrive to the event you will visit your child’s Learning Community and meet their homeroom teacher.
  • School supplies (if ordered on-line) will be in the homeroom class along with a daily schedule. PTO will be available to answer questions about PTO membership, Friends of Collins, and on-line Spirit Wear sales for the upcoming school year.
  • Fine Arts and PE teachers will be present to answer questions you may have about those programs.
  • If you are unable to attend, your child will receive everything he or she needs on the first day of school. We are very excited about the new school year and looking forward to meeting you and your child.
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Prior Newsletters 2022-2023

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