The classrooms, hallways and staff are ready for our students to return! We are all looking forward to seeing many of you tomorrow at our Collins Annual Back to School Picnic and Meet your Teacher event. We wanted to send along important information regarding the first day line-up, arrival and dismissal procedures along with upcoming events. Please read below and the attached documents for specifics.
Back to School Picnic – Thursday August 20th:
One of my favorite evenings of the year! Please join us for the Collins Annual Back to School Picnic. The picnic will take place behind Collins school on the black top and in Apollo Park. Start out the evening with a visit to your child’s classroom and drop off their school supplies if you wish. Classroom visits and supply drop off will take place from 5:30-6:30 PM. The picnic will be from 6:00-7:30 PM. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to come meet the Collins staff, other Collins families, join PTA, and much more!
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. Please click the following link to read the letter for details. Arrival_and_Dismissal_Procedures 2015.2016
First Day of School for 1st-6th Grades – Monday, August 24th:
As in years past, for the first day only, students will line up outside between 8:25 AM and 8:35 AM with each of their teachers (click on the following link titled “Collins First Day Line Up 2015 1st through 6th”). 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. Collins First Day Line Up 2015 1st through 6th
First day of School for Kindergarten Students – Monday, August 31st:
Classroom teachers will greet the students outside starting at 8:25 AM every day during the first week of school only on the North side of the building (click on the following link titled “Collins First Day Line Up 2015 Kindergarten”). 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. Collins First Day Line Up 2015 Kindergarten
We would like to invite you to attend our back to school Curriculum Night on Wednesday September 2nd beginning at 6:00 PM in the Collins gym. This evening is a parent only event for all kindergarten through 6th grade parents and will include a short PTA meeting held in our gym. During our classroom presentations, our teachers will be sharing valuable information about your child’s curriculum, classroom procedures, and our school wide behavioral program. Each teacher will be presenting twice during the time frame in order to allow parents with more than one child to attend the presentation in both classrooms. Each presentation will last approximately 30 minutes. We will have a third session for students in 3rd through 6th grade who will be in the advanced math class. Specifics on the session times will be sent out closer to the date.
Run to Read:
District 54 will be hosting the 11th annual Run to Read Event on Sunday, September 27th. All profits from this event will be used to purchase books for classroom libraries in District 54. It would be great to see the Collins community well represented at this event! Feel free to encourage friends and family to join in the fun as well. If you would like additional information regarding the race, please go to the district web site at www.sd54.org
August 20th – Collins Annual Back to School Picnic and Meet your Teacher 5:30-6:30 PM classroom visits, 6:00-7:30 PM Picnic
August 24th – First Day of School for Grades 1st -6th
August 31st – First Day of School for Kindergarten students
Sept. 1st – MAP Testing Begins
Sept. 2nd – Curriculum Night 6:00 – 7:30 PM Accelerated Math Session 7:30-8:00 PM
Sept. 3rd – Board of Education Meeting 7:00 PM
Sept. 7th – Labor Day – No School
Sept. 27th – Run to Read
Nell Haack and Katie Kurtz
Principal Assistant Principal