Kangaroo Connection

Weekly updates for our NCES families

February 8, 2021

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100 Days of School Collage

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Important Dates

  • February 9th: 10am Homework Help Parent Workshop
  • February 15th: No School
  • February 16th: 5-5:30 pm: 5th grade students Parent Meeting
  • February 18th: 2 sessions, 8-9am/5-6pm: Parent & Principal Meeting
  • Coming soon: Fire Drill, Career Day, Parenting Classes/Trainings and much more.

Virtual Homework Help Parent Workshop

This is a Virtual Parent Session for some homework tips and ideas to help your child during learning and homework process. This is a very important topic because studies show that family/parental involvement in children's learning process improves student success.

When: Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Time: 9 am to 10 am

Where: Zoom Workshop / PCL will provide you a link to connect to the meeting

Presenters: PCLS from Collins, Smith and Hillcrest

Healthy attitudes and values that parents instill in the home environment can create lifelong building blocks that will enable children to lead satisfying and productive lives.

“A child’s mind is like a bank—whatever you put in, you get back in ten years, with interest.”

—Frederic Wertham


Principal’s writing challenge is OPTIONAL for students.

Students may complete this on their own time.

All writing samples will be displayed in the hallway. Students can submit their writing to the front office.

Selected students will be chosen for a special Author’s Visit with the principal and receive a prize notebook and pen to continue their writing!

Ms. Fredo is issuing the Principal's Writing Challenge to all Collins Kangaroos! All essays will be due by 3pm on Friday, February 26th. Only final drafts will be accepted. Final drafts have very few mistakes and are written in your best handwriting or typed. Our lucky winners will be chosen for an Author’s Luncheon and will also receive a prize notebook and pen to continue their writing! Go writing Roos!

Our February prompt is in honor of Black History Month and features the First National Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman who read her poem “The Hill We Climb” at the 2021 Presidential Inauguration. She is 19 years old and was the youngest person to perform at a Presidential Inauguration.

Our February prompt is...


Amanda Gorman is the First National Youth Poet Laureate. She wrote a poem “The Hill We Climb” and read it to the nation at the Presidential Inauguration in January. In her poem she wrote about courage:

There is always light.

Only if we are brave enough to see it.

There is always light.

Only if we are brave enough to be it.


Think about a time when you had to be brave or have courage. Maybe you had to be brave because you were scared or you had to be brave for someone else like a friend or someone in your family because they were scared or going through a difficult time. Write about what happened and how you had courage or were brave.

Parent & Principal Meeting

Collins Parent & Principal Meeting

Virtual Meetings

Thursday, February 18th

8AM & 5PM

English & Spanish

Zoom link will be provided to parents via school messenger.

Learn about our campus plans this spring, our Title 1 program and more! Have specific questions you would like reviewed? Submit them at: shorturl.at/ctuG7

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Noe received a positive office referral from Mrs. Conover! Mrs. Conover said that Noe always participates in his small group in math. He always shows up ready to learn with his camera on and makes her smile every day! We wanted to thank you for your support! Noe will be getting a certificate and prize mailed to him from the Assistant Principal, Mrs. Fischer. We are so thankful that Noe is part of our family at Collins! Thank you for supporting him as he learns from home.

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Here are the ways that we are communicating with our families at Newton Collins. If you are not receiving emails or need help with Dojo, please contact our front office or your child's teacher. We can help!

  • Collins Parent Newsletter-Weekly, via email
  • Our campus Twitter: Account: @DVISD_NCES
  • Class Dojo / Website Updates at http://nces.dvisd.net/