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Principal’s Message 11/5

Dear Collins Community,

We hope you enjoyed your weekend and your week is off to a great start!

This afternoon our school practiced a Hard Lock Down Drill under the guidance of the Schaumburg Police Department.  This is the drill that students and staff would use if there ever was a safety risk in the school.  Our students and staff did an amazing job!  This drill was an unannounced drill so that we could test our systems and evaluate how we respond.  District 54’s School Resource Officer Detective Scarpa was impressed with our students and staff and how well they did during the drill.

We will be talking as a staff about the drill while looking to identify additional ways to keep everyone safe.  We obviously hope never to need to use these procedures, but it helps all involved to know that they have the skills needed to respond if an emergency should arise.

No School Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 6th 
Due to election day, we will have no school tomorrow.

Collins Holiday Breakfast and Vendor Fair
Our Annual Collins Holiday Breakfast is right around the corner.  The date on the pre-order form that was previously sent home was incorrect.  The date of our breakfast and vendor fair is Saturday, December 12018.  Please see the correct form attached below.

Collins Holiday Breakfast Pre-order.pdf

Collins community!! Do you craft? Sell a product, or service? We need you! Our upcoming holiday shop and vendor fair will be Saturday, December 1st 8am-12pm.

Cost is $25 per vendor and all sales are yours. Please note, we will not have two or more of the same product, so the first person to contact me will have the space. This is open to all, parents, grandparents, friends, neighbors.

Each vendor must be a PTA member. Please contact for more info.

Agenda for PTA meeting 11/7 at 6:00 PM 
– Principal’s Message
– Treasurer’s Report
– STC News
– Harvest Dance
– Holiday Breakfast/Vendor Fair
– Kids’ holiday Shop
– Community Giving

Social Emotional Learning
Each month our teachers focus on one or two new themes for social emotional learning.  The theme for November will be Self-Regulation and Calming Techniques.  I have attached the Home School Connection newsletter that will provide more information and ways you can continue this learning at home.

SEL Home School Connection.pdf

From our Collins Cares Club Members
Dear Families, Our club is currently starting an animal shelter drive. We will be collecting food and items for the Helping Paws Animal Shelter and Almost Home Animal Shelter. On November 1st a flyer was sent home with all the items we will be collecting and the dates we start and end. We hope you find this as something you are willing to support!


Zak F. and Mia W.
Collins Cares members​​​​​​​

End of Trimester and Report Cards
The first trimester ends on November 9, 2018. Everyone who has a parent portal account will be able to view his or her child’s report card online by November 21, 2018. All parents and guardians who have not previously created a portal account but have supplied District 54 with an email address should have received an email with a direct link to sign up for the portal. If you do not receive an email but would like to create a portal account, please contact our office.  If you are unable to access the parent portal and require a paper copy of your student’s report card, please contact our office.

Important Dates
Nov. 6 – No School
Nov. 7  – PTA Meeting @ 6:00 PM
Nov. 9  – End of First Trimester
Nov. 12  – 2nd Grade Music Program @ 6:15
Nov. 15  – Harvest Dance grades 4th, 5th and 6th
Nov. 21 – 23 – No School Thanksgiving


Nell Haack   and   Katie Kurtz

Principal                   Assistant Principal