Collins Cadence

2021-2022 - Friday, February 11, 2022

Collins Cobras

Shelli LeBlanc, Principal

Amanda Cucinotta, Assistant Principal

Ariel Aymond, Counselor 6th Grade

Krystal McCure, Counselor 5th Grade

From the Principal:

Happy Friday,

Just a few reminders for the upcoming two weeks:

  • The third grading period progress reports are now available in Parent Access Center.
  • We love - love and Valentine's Day - but as Collins students we do not exchange valentines, candies, treats, goodies to other individual students or to an entire classroom.
  • The Collins Café is back in business. Please see below for the sign up link and reminders for the Collins Café.
  • Towards the bottom of the newsletter is an entire section dedicated to the Rising 7th - Future Knox Knights. This document, ,will be continually updated as Knox shares updates throughout the spring semester.
  • Staff and Students have a four day weekend with no school on Friday 2/18 and Monday 2/21.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend,

Shelli LeBlanc

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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)
  • Students are considered tardy if not in classroom seat by the 8:50 tardy bell
Lunch Times
  • 5th Lunch A: 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • 5th Lunch B: 11:45 AM- 12:15 PM
  • 6th Lunch C: 12:25 PM. - 12:55 PM
  • 6th Lunch D: 12:55 PM - 1:25 PM

Front Office Times:

  • 8:00 AM—4:30 PM
End of Day:
  • 3:15 PM Calls to change transportation will end
  • 3:30 PM Early check out of students will end
  • 3:30 PM Cones for car rider dismissal will be set - cars for early pick up will not fit in front parking area
  • 3:35 PM First Flight (10 cars) will move forward to cones
  • 4:00 PM Flights 1 - 4 will be dismissed to wait at Car Cones
  • 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)

Upcoming Dates

Monday, February 14th

  • PTO Meeting 1:15 PM via Zoom

Wednesday, February 16th

  • Spring Individual Picture Day

Friday, February 18th - Monday, February 21st

  • Student Holiday (President's Day 2/21/22)

Monday, February 21st - Sunday, February 27th

  • Collins PTO Spirit Week - Great Clips Sterling Ridge Location

Thursday, March 10th

  • End of Third Grading Period

Friday, March 11th - Friday, March 18th

  • Spring Break

Friday, April 15th - Monday, April 18th

  • School Holiday

Thursday, May 5th

  • 6th Math STAAR Test

Tuesday, May 10th

  • 5th Math STAAR Test

Wednesday, May 11th

  • 6th Reading STAAR Test

Thursday, May 12th

  • 5th Reading STAAR Test

Monday, May 16th

  • MAKE UP STAAR Test 5th & 6th Math

Tuesday, May 17th

  • 5th Science STAAR Test

Wednesday, May 18th

  • MAKE UP STAAR Test 5th & 6th Reading

Thursday, May 19th

  • MAKE UP STAAR Test 5th Science

Thursday, May 26th

  • Last Day of School - Student Early Dismissal
  • End of Fourth Grading Period

Celebrating Black History Month 2022

Honor, Remember, Inspire

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STAAR Testing

Collins students will take all STAAR Tests online this year.

Our testing schedule is as follows:

5th Grade


Tuesday, May 10th


Thursday, May 12th


Tuesday, May 17th

6th Grade


Thursday, May 5th


Wednesday, May 11th

STAAR Make up Test Dates :

5th and 6th Grade Math

Monday, May 16th

5th and 6th Grade Reading

Wednesday, May 18th

5th Grade Science

Thursday, May 19th

Mission To Mars 6th Grade Field Trip

Tuesday, February 15th - LC 6-3

Wednesday, February 16th - LC 6-2

  • Drop off and Pick Up is located at the back of Collins off Gosling Road.
  • Students should be in the building by 7:30 AM
  • Students are anticipated to return to campus by 4:15 - 4:30 PM
  • Please help us keep long car lines moving in the afternoon by following our traffic flow and only turning right on to Gosling as you are leaving the school.
  • Students are encouraged to wear a Collins T-Shirt during the field trip. An alternative to a Collins school shirt is a Navy or Maroon colored shirt.

Spring Student Portraits

PhotoTexas will take spring portraits of all students on Wednesday, 2/16. There will be a make-up day scheduled for Wednesday, 2/23 for students who are absent or attending the 6th grade field trip. Proofs will be sent home afterwards with ordering instructions.

Collins Robotics Teams

Our Collins Robotics teams, the Cargo Cobras and Cobra Connect, competed in the First Lego League District Qualifier on Monday, January 24th. Teams presented their innovative solutions to problems relating to the transportation, sorting and distribution of cargo to the judges via an original skit and PowerPoint presentation. Following their presentations, each team attempted to complete a series of 16 field missions using the custom-built robots they created and programmed. Both teams did an amazing job and received great feedback from the judges!

Cargo Cobras:

  • Michael Newcomb
  • William Adamas
  • Isabella Perry
  • Sothun Chhor
  • Diya Pillai

Cobra Connect:

  • Aarav Varia
  • Mischa Jerrard
  • Ethan Ronnander
  • Victor Bastides
  • Leo Vasquez

Student Handbook Update:

Parents, please discuss the update to our student handbook with your child below. We are thankful to have student entrepreneurs; selling of products to others should occur off campus to avoid classroom disruptions. Thank you for your understanding and support.

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Ms. Aymond & Mrs. McCure Counseling Update

We would like to thank the Collins community for all of the wonderful words and treats for National Counseling Week.

6th grade - Course sheets for Knox are due back February 23.

When working with our students who are experiencing anxiety or stress we emphasize the following:

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Nurse Kendall Update:

Please remember students cannot carry medications to school to take “with lunch”, etc. Medications must be checked into the clinic and a parent permission form signed.


This is a safety issue - we want to keep the students safe and healthy while at school. Sending medications in a lunch box or their pockets is not safe - if that medication were to fall out and another student takes it, there could be some serious implications. There are children who are allergic to cough drops and certain drugs. Please consider this and contact the clinic if your student needs medication.


Self-Prescreening: To ensure the health and safety of all students and staff, all individuals should conduct self pre-screening for COVID-19 symptoms. Individuals waiting for COVID-19 test results due to symptoms or individuals currently experiencing any of the symptoms listed that are new and/or not normal for them, should stay home and consider seeking medical care and/or COVID-19 testing. Symptoms consistent with COVID-19 include:

  • fatigue

  • cough or shortness of breath

  • sore throat

  • congestion or runny nose

  • significant muscle pain or body aches

  • loss of taste or smell in the last 10 days

  • diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain

  • feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0F

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Art Update

In Mr. Hunt’s art class, students are wrapping up our sculpture unit. 6th grade is beginning to learn about drawing in perspective while 5th grade will be learning about realism. With Mrs. Ferguson 6th grade is beginning a weaving project and 5th grade is learning how to draw and shade a self-portrait realistically.

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PTO Membership and School Spirit Shirts

Go to and join the PTO today! By joining the PTO you will gain access to our secure online directory as well as be “in the know with PTO.” Have you purchased your spirit wear yet? Order today so your child can show their Cobra Pride!

In addition to our 2021-2022 spiritwear shirts (shown above), we now have “vintage” spirit wear available to purchase on the webstore! You don’t want to miss out on some great deals!

Yearbook Reminders


Capture the Memories - 2022 Collins Intermediate Yearbooks

***Purchase a Yearbook for your child for $45 at Deadline is April 29.

***Submit school related photos to *Please note photos are subject to approval and not guaranteed to be published.

Calling all PTO Volunteers!

Calling all Volunteers! Fill out the google form using the link below to let the PTO know your availability and areas of interest.

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Incoming 7th Grade Knox Knights Important Dates

Thursday, Feb. 17, at 6pm in the Knox cafeteria - MANDATORY Knox Cheer Tryout meeting -

  • ALL mandatory paperwork from the packet (plus a copy of the most current report card) will be due at this meeting. Cheer candidate and a parent must attend.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Collection of Student Registration sheets by Homeroom Teacher

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Knox staff meets with Collins to confirm computer entered course selections

Friday, March 4, 2022

  • Yearbook Application Due
  • Debate Application Due - includes teacher recommendation
  • TV Broadcast Application Due - includes teacher recommendation

March 7 - 9, 2022 - Knox Cheer Clinic and Tryouts at Knox JH. (Times will be included in the packet.)

March 10, 2022

Knox Cheer Tryouts

Friday, March 11, 2022

Course verification available via PAC/SAC

March 23, 2022

Knox Gingham Girl Parent Meeting

March 28 -31, 2022

Knox Gingham Girl Tryout Clinic

April 1, 2022

Gingham Girls Mock Tryouts

April 2, 2022

Knox Gingham Girl Tryouts

April 12, 2022

Knox Color Guard Parent Meeting

April 25 - 28, 2022

Knox Color Guard Tryout Clinic

April 28, 2022

Knox Color Guard Tryouts

TBA Knox Gingham Girl Parent Meeting (for those that made the team)

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Deadline for all Knox course requests changes

Please note that all dates and times are tentative or subject to change. Please have your student collect any information about events from his/her intermediate campus when they are available. We will advertise and announce all events at the intermediate schools as well as in other Knox correspondence. The dates advertised and announced will be followed unless special circumstances occur.

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Collins 2021 Federal Report Card

The Collins 2021 Federal Report Card has been posted on our school's profile page. The Federal Report Card can be accessed using the following steps:

From the school’s website:

  • Go to "Our School/Campus"
  • Click “View School Profile"
  • Select “Accountability Reports”
  • Click “2020-2021"
  • Select "Federal Report Card "

Collins 2020-2021 Academic Performance Report

Collins 2020-2021 Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) has been posted on our school's profile page.

From the school’s website:

  • Go to "Our School/Campus"
  • Click “View School Profile"
  • Select “Accountability Reports”
  • Click “2020-2021”
  • Select "Texas Academic Performance Report "

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Prior Newsletters 2021-2022

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The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner. For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, TX 77304; (936) 709-7752.