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Principal’s Message 2/1

Dear Collins Community,

We have had quite the week of weather, one we will not forget!  We hope that you all were able to spend a little extra time at home with your families and out of the cold. We look forward to seeing the students on Monday.

Collins Hot Lunch
Due to not having school today, Feb 1st, we have moved the hot lunch that was scheduled for today to Monday Feb 4th.  All orders will automatically transfer over to this new date.   If you are available to volunteer for hot lunch on Monday, please sign up here:

Thank you for your understanding.

Collins Engineering Fair
We have also extended the deadline to join our Collins Engineering Fair. All students in all grades are encouraged to join in on the fun!  We are looking for students who are excited about designing something new to solve a problem and willing to share their ideas with others.  We hope you’ll think about joining us. Be sure to head to our NEW website to sign up and register for the 2019 Michael Collins Engineering Fair by Monday, February 4th.

Here is the actual website link:

Here is the shortened link for social media:

PTA Auction Donation Request
Due to our days off, PTA is extending the deadline for auction basket donations until Monday, February 4th.  See the attached flyer for specifics.

STC Auction Baskets.pdf

Kindergarten Registration
Registration for incoming Kindergarten students will be held on Wednesday, February 6 for the 2019-20 school year. Registration for students will be from 9:00-11:00AM and 5:00-7:00PM at Collins. If you have neighbors with a child who will be five years old before September 1, please let them know about Kindergarten Registration. Visit for more information.

Schaumburg Parent University – February 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 evening programs scheduled for February. Please note that child care is always available.

Don’t Try Harder, Try Different – 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 5
Patrick B. McGrath, Ph.D., will talk through the seven themes of his stress management workbook. Learn how to recognize and challenge your thinking errors as well as learn about the Safety Seeking Behaviors that you often find yourself doing that keep you stuck in stress, even if you feel good doing those behaviors. Adults only.

Family Engineering Night (STEM Night) – 6:30 – 8 p.m. on Feb. 19
Using everyday materials, your family will become engineers who develop solutions to various challenges, build towers, and design an artistic robot. Team up to discover how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) makes all of these things possible. Limited to 50 families.

These events will take place at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Please register by visiting For more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or

Important Dates
Feb. 5th – 4th Grade Music Performance @ 6:15
Feb. 6th   – Kindergarten Registration 9:00-11:00 AM and 5:00-7:00 PM

Feb. 14th – Half-day –  Student-led Conferences; dismissal at 11:40 AM

Feb. 15th  – No school  – Student-led Conferences

Feb. 18th  – No school  – Presidents Day observed

Have a wonderful weekend!


Nell Haack   and     Katie Kurtz

Principal                    Assistant Principal