Principal’s Message – Principals for the Day

Principal’s for the day
Hello from Madeline M. and Kiera F.! We got to be principals for the day yesterday.  We were able to go into rooms that we didn’t know existed. We each choose a book and read aloud to a kindergarten class. We really liked doing that because some of the kindergartners knew us and smiled at us. We both got to give them a golden ticket for good behavior too! We found a lot of hidden things in various storage closets. We learned how to use the dye cut machine and were able to make cool cut outs to keep.  Mr. Ross, the principal from Frost came to talk to the 6th graders about their summer learning packets and we got to introduce him before he started his presentation.  We learned to make slides for the TV outside of the main office.  Mrs. Kurtz had many pictures from Tuesday’s 6th grade Celebration for us to put together. They day went by very quickly because we were so busy!

Track and Field Day – Friday, May 26th

We are all very excited about our Field Day tomorrow! So far it is looking like the weather may be on our side. We do not have a rain date for Field Day, therefore we will be having Field Day rain or shine. Mr. Cahoj and Mrs. Reynolds do have plan alternate indoor activities if the weather does not cooperate. A HUGE thank you to them both for all of the planning and organization! This is always such a memorable day for our students!

**Lunch tomorrow  – It  is a regularly scheduled pre-ordered hot lunch day tomorrow.  If your child did not order hot lunch, they will need to bring their own lunch as they typically would.

 All students will be eating lunch tomorrow from 12:00-1:00.  . **

Report Cards Online June 5

Collins’ parents/guardians will be able to view their report cards online this semester on June 5, more than a week before the hard copy report cards are mailed on June 14. District 54 is piloting the online report card in an effort to share information in a timelier manner and to become more environmentally friendly by not printing report cards for parents who prefer the online version.

I want to ensure that all of our parents have access to this early viewing of the report card, so I highly encourage you to sign up for the District 54 Infinite Campus Parent/Student Portal before June 5. The portal is a website and app where parents and guardians can view their children’s grades, assignments, immunizations, test scores, demographic information and now report cards.

If you have not previously logged on to the portal, contact our front office for instructions on how to obtain a secure Campus Portal Activation Key.

If you have already created an account, to view the report card on June 5 you must first log in to the account from a computer (the report card will not be accessible in the app).

Click on the Report Card link on the left side of your screen. This link will take you to another page, where you will be asked to log in again for security reasons. After logging in, you will see the report card files for all of your children. Click on any of the report cards to download the pdf file.

This year, on June 14, we plan to mail a report card to each home. Next year, we will only be making hard copies available for families who are unable to access the report cards online.

Boletas de calificaciones en-línea para Junio 5

Los padres / guadianés y de la escuela Collins School podrán ver sus boletas de calificaciones en línea este semestre el 5 de junio, más de una semana antes de que las copias impresas sean enviadas el 14 de junio.  El Distrito 54 está poniendo a prueba la boleta de calificaciones en línea en un esfuerzo para compartir información de una manera más oportuna y para ser más respetuosa con el medio ambiente al no imprimir boletas de calificaciones para los padres que prefieren la versión en línea.

Quiero asegurarme de que todos nuestros padres tengan acceso a la tarjeta de calificaciones en línea, por lo que le animo a que se inscriba en el Portal de Padres / Estudiantes del Distrito 54 de Infinite Campus antes del 5 de junio. El portal es un sitio web y una aplicación donde Los padres y los guardianes pueden ver las calificaciones de sus hijos, las asignaciones, las vacunas, los resultados de las pruebas, la información demográfica y ahora también las boletas de calificaciones.

Si no ha recibido acceso previo  al portal, póngase en contacto con nuestra oficina para obtener instrucciones sobre cómo recibir una Clave de activación segura  para el portal de padres.

Si ya ha creado una cuenta, para ver la boleta de calificaciones el 5 de junio, primero debe iniciar su sesión entrando en su cuenta desde una computadora.  (La boleta de calificaciones no estará disponible a través de la aplicación web).

Haga clic en el enlace de la boleta de calificaciones ubicado en el lado izquierdo de la pantalla. Este enlace lo llevará a otra página, donde se le pedirá que inicie la sesión de nuevo por razones de seguridad. Después de iniciar la sesión, verá los archivos de la boleta de calificaciones  para todos sus hijos. Haga clic en cualquiera de las boletas de calificaciones para descargar el archivo pdf.

Este año, planeamos enviar una boleta  de calificaciones a cada hogar el 14 de junio.  El próximo año, sólo haremos copias impresas disponibles para familias que no puedan acceder a las tarjetas de calificaciones en línea.

Focus on the D54 Foundation, May 2017 – Golf Outing and Boomers Game

Join the District 54 Education Foundation for our 20th annual golf outing on June 12 and make a difference in the life of a child!

This outing at the Schaumburg Golf Club is the Foundation’s largest fundraising event. All proceeds support the Food 4 Thought breakfast program, STEM after-school clubs and grants for students from financially struggling households. This year we were able to award nearly $35,000 in grants for 330 students to participate in summer programs and classes!

Please consider supporting District 54 children by becoming an event sponsor or golfing. We are also looking for items for our silent auction, as well as gift cards from local businesses to award as prizes.

Visit to sponsor, register or for more information.

Boomers game
You can also support the Foundation by attending the Schaumburg Boomers game on Friday, June 2. Tickets cost $11 and include free parking and post-game fireworks. Children are invited to run the bases at the end of the game. For each ticket sold, $5 will be donated to the Foundation. The Addams Junior High School chorus will perform the National Anthem before the game.

To order tickets visit and enter Promo code 2017d54, or click here to download the 2017 Boomers flyer and mail it to the Boomers with your payment.

Collins sixth graders bring ancient civilizations to life

Collins sixth grade students recently traveled around the ancient world One girl shows another the items in her boothwithout ever leaving their school. The students had worked on projects illustrating aspects of ancient civilizations, and on May 22 they took turns presenting them to their classmates and other visitors in classrooms that had been transformed into ancient China, India, Greece and Rome. The booths covered a variety of topics including art, dance, inventions, architecture, clothing and food. One group staged a play in a room that had been transformed into an ancient Roman amphitheater.

News from Collins – School Open Power Out

Dear Collins community,

Due to the severe storms last night, Collins is currently without power.

We will be open today. We do have back-up generators so will have emergency lights on and will bring in additional fans to keep the air moving.

Any classrooms that were going to MAP test today will be rescheduled to an alternate date.

Please call the main office if you have any questions.

Principal’s Message

It is hard to believe we only have 13 more days of school left this year!  The month of May is a busy one as we wind down and celebrate another wonderful year at Collins.  Our Kindergarten students have been very excited over the past few days as they were able to see baby chicks hatch and grow in their classrooms with their science Egg to Chick unit.  We are finishing up our MAP testing next week with the math assessment. We are very proud of the effort our students are showing while completing the final assessments of the year. Thank you for your continued support!

Yearbook Distribution and Sales

The 2016/2017 yearbooks have arrived and PTA is working to get them all labeled and ready for distribution to the students that already purchased one.  They are planning to distribute the yearbooks on Tuesday, May 23rd.  There will be extra yearbooks for sale during lunch recess on the 23rd, 24th  and 25th  (while supplies last). The yearbooks will be sold for $20 each.

The 12 Days Before Summer Break

As we count down the final days of the 2016/17 school year, we have an optional spirit day attached to each day.  We will begin our count down on Tuesday, May 16th.  Participating in the days that require any preparation at home is optional. Please see below for what we will have each day.

  • May 16th…  Dress Like Anybody (friend, teacher, character, hero)
  • May 17th… Favorite Sports Team Day
  • May 18th… PJ Day
  • May 19th… Hat Day
  • May 22nd… How Well Do You Know Your Teacher Quiz Day
  • May 23rd… Game Day
  • May 24th… Crazy Hair Day
  • May 25th… Thank You Day
  • May 26th …  Field Day
  • May 30th… Yearbook/Autograph Day
  • May 31st …  Side Walk Chalk Art Day
  • On the last day (June 1st)… Crusader Spirit Day/6th Day Clap Out