Dear Collins community,
We hope you enjoyed the gorgeous weekend. We had such a wonderful turn out for our Annual Collins Fun Fair this past Friday night. Mrs. Gagliardi, her committee and all the volunteers made it a tremendous evening for all! Please see below for some updates and new information.
Student Enrollment Forms:
Student Enrollment Forms for the 2016-2017 school year were mailed to each family. Forms need to be returned to the school office with any updated/corrected information. This will allow our office to update your information for the upcoming school year. If you have misplaced the form, please contact our main office to request another be mailed to you. If the Student Enrollment Forms are not returned to the school office, students cannot be enrolled in for the 2016-2017 school year.
Pennies for Patients:
This week, April 25th -29th, Collins School is participating in Bring The Change: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society coin drive and spirit week. Students have the opportunity to bring in coins and dollars throughout the week while also participating in spirit days corresponding to the daily coin collections. The students do not have to donate in order to participate in the spirit days.
|Pajama Penny Day
Put some pennies in the pockets of your favorite pajamas!
Wear your brightest neon and bring in nickels!
|Dazzling Dimes Day
Donate dimes and wear something shiny or unique!
|Crazy Quarters Day
Wear crazy socks to school today and cash in your quarters!
|Team Up For Leukemia
Wear your favorite team’s gear and collect coins and dollars.
If you have any questions, please contact Jenn Micholson or Sheila Gummerson.
Schaumburg Parent University – May Classes
Schaumburg Parent University (SPU) is designed to involve more parents in the life of the school, to strengthen family relationships, and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally. There are two upcoming evening programs.
• The Importance of Family Meetings: District 54 Psychologist Liz Perez will discuss how family meetings teach kids problem-solving communication, strengthen family bonds and much more. This discussion for adults only will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 4 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Childcare is available. This presentation will be in Spanish.
• Keeping Your Kids (and You) from Going Crazy This Summer: Licensed Clinical Professional Therapist Meghan Reitz will highlight ways to bridge the transition from the school year to summer. This discussion for adults only will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. May 18 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Childcare is available.
If you are interested in attending these events, please click on the links above or visit the Schaumburg Parent University website at http://sd54.org/spu.
Final Series of Community Engagement Sessions … Join the Discussion on the 211 of Tomorrow!
The final series of High School District 211 Community Engagement meetings will be held at Conant High School on Monday, May 2 and Fremd High School on Tuesday, May 3. Both meetings are from 7 to 9 p.m. and will feature the same topic – Finances & Facilities. Information gathered at these meetings will be used by the Board of Education in formulating a five-year Strategic Plan for the district. Additional information, including materials from the first three rounds of meetings, is available online at: http://adc.d211.org/communityengagement.
Communities for Positive Youth Development Town Hall Meeting – May 18
The Communities for Positive Youth Development Coalition, of which District 54 is a member, is hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Positive Youth Development from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Trickster Native Art Gallery, 190 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg. /Museum. Parents and students are invited to learn about the work the coalition is doing to address the prevention of underage drinking, teen pregnancy and substance abuse. For more information about the coalition visit www.cpydcoalition.org . To register for the town hall meeting, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
5,000 Purse Collection for Mother’s Day:
Thank you all so much for the amazing donations and thank you to Mrs. Sowa for all the time she spent putting all of this together. The Collins Community has a long history of generosity and this new endeavor proved that once again. Today ended the collection of gently used or new purses that will be filled with toiletries and items one often carries in her purse to be given as gifts to women in need for Mother’s Day. The donations will be given to PHD, The Preservation of Human Dignity. Their Baby Closet sees 25-30 women in need every week and they already expressed appreciation of our support. Mrs. Sowa is able to deliver over 65 filled purses tomorrow, April 26th, to The Preservation of Human Dignity.