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Principal’s Message 8/19

Dear Collins community,

Thank you all for making time to come to our Annual Collins Back to School Picnic last evening.  It was so wonderful to see so many of our families walking through the halls and enjoying the evening. Our Collins staff is ready to welcome our students to the 2018-19 school year. We have been busy preparing for a wonderful year and look forward to our first day!

First Day of School for 1st-6th Grades – Monday, August 20th
As in years past, for the first day only, students will line up outside between 8:15 AM and 8:40 AM with each of their teachers.  We have attached the map for your reference.   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 to assist 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 2018.pptx

Lunch Information
Milk order forms are in your child’s blue Collins folder.  We will not be distributing milk to any student that has not ordered or been approved for milk. Please be sure to send a beverage with your student if you have not completed the milk order form yet.

11:15 – 11:35          3rd and 5th recess, 4th and 6th eat

11:35 – 12:00          4th and 6th recess, 3rd and 5th eat

12:00 – 12:20          1st and 2nd recess, kindergarteners eat

12:20 – 12:45          kindergarteners recess, 1st and 2nd eat

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 speak to your child(ren) prior to the start of the school day about how they are getting home each day to avoid any confusion.  Please read the attached letter for details.

Arrival_and_Dismissal_Procedures 2018.2019.pdf

Curriculum Nights – Tuesday August 28th and Wednesday, August 29th 
Save the date(s)!  Our Curriculum Night(s) will be held on two separate evenings again this year in an attempt to limit the crowding.  Parents of students in 4th through 6th grades are invited to attend on Tuesday, August 28th. Parents of students in grades kindergarten through 3rd are invited to attend on Wednesday, August 29th.

Both evenings will begin at 6:00 PM in the Collins gym with a short presentation followed by classroom presentations.  On Tuesday, August 28th there will also be a brief PTA meeting in the gym prior to the classroom presentations. During the classroom presentations, our teachers will be sharing valuable information about your child’s curriculum, classroom procedures, and our school wide behavioral program.

New this year… On Tuesday, August 28th, a special presentation will be held for parents of 5th and 6th grade students regarding Chromebooks.  Come to hear about acceptable usage, student responsibilities and insurance options.

Specifics on the session times will be sent as the dates get closer.

Important Dates
August 20th  – First Day of School Grades 1-6
August 27th  – First Day of School for Kindergarten
August 27th – Sept. 7th – MAP Assessment Window
ugust 28th – Curriculum Night (grades 4-6)  & General PTA meeting 6:00
August 29th – Curriculum Night (grades K-3)
Sept. 3rd – No School Labor Day
Sept. 10th – Picture Day

We hope you enjoy the weekend!


Nell Haack   and   Katie Kurtz

Principal                   Assistant Principal