It was so wonderful to see all of the smiling faces yesterday walking through the hallways at our Annual Back to School Picnic. Our amazing PTA did a fabulous last minute switch to set everything up inside due to the weather. We would like to thank them for making the night a great success. We wanted to send along a few reminders and updates.
Arrival and Dismissal:
We strive to provide a safe and efficient process for both arrival and dismissal. We appreciate your cooperation and we thank you for helping out by doing your part in keeping our students safe on their way to and from school.
We would like to invite you to attend our Curriculum Night on Wednesday, September 3rd beginning at 6:00 PM. This is an adult only evening. It is an opportunity for you to hear all about what your child will be learning throughout the school year along with the classroom expectations from your child’s classroom teacher. Please see the attached flyer for session details.
First Day of School for 1st-6th Grades – Tuesday, August 26th:
For the first day only, students will line up outside between 8:25 AM and 8:35 AM with each of their teacher and classmates Collins First Day Line Up 2014 Staff will be available to direct students that may be getting off a bus or unsure of where to go for the first day. We ask that you say good bye to your child in line or at the school doors. Only students will enter the building , even on the first day of school. Several staff members will be on hand at each of the doors to escort any children that are unsure of where to go. The school day begins at 8:40 AM and will dismiss at our regular time of 3:00 PM.
First day of School for Kindergarten Students – September 2nd:
Our AM Kindergarten students will be greeted by their classroom teacher outside and line up near the main entrance (Door 1) between 8:25 AM and 8:35 AM, and will be dismissed at 11:10 AM at the main entrance (Door 1)
Our PM Kindergarten students will be greeted by their classroom teacher outside and line up near the main entrance (Door 1) between 12:20 PM and 12:25 PM, and will be dismissed at 3:00 PM at Door 4 (north side of the building)
Lining up outside will provide you the opportunity to see you child’s teacher, snap a photo and wish them a great day. Students will enter the building together with their teacher. We ask that you say good bye to your child at the school doors. Only students will enter the building – even on the first day of school.
RUN TO READ:
The annual School District 54 Run to Read will be hosted by Dirksen School on Sunday, September 28th. All profits from this event will be used to purchase books for classroom libraries in District 54. It would be wonderful to see some of our Collins families out that morning! If you would like additional information regarding the race, please go to the district web site at www.sd54.org.
|Important Dates to Remember:
August 26th - First Day of School for 1st – 6th grade students
September 2nd - First Day of School for Kindergarten
September 3rd - Curriculum Night and General PTA meeting
September 9th - Picture Day
September 28th – Run to Read
We are looking forward to an exciting first week with your children!
Nell Haack and Becky Rodriguez
Principal Assistant Principal