Collins Intermediate - Conroe Independent School District

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Collins Intermediate - Conroe Independent School District
COLLINS
Cadence
VOLUME 46
May 2015
Shelli LeBlanc
Principal
Kelly Thompson
Assistant Principal
An Exemplary & TBEC Honor Roll School
Beth Hall
Counselor
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Collins Calendar
Highlights
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5/19—Benchmark 6th Social Studies
5/19—6:30 pm Orchestra
Meeting—Vendor Night
5/20—7:00 pm String
Fling @ College Park
5/21—Benchmark 5th Social Studies
5/25—HOLIDAY
5/26—5th Band Concert –
College Park-6:00 pm
5/27—Orchestra Concert
@ CP -6:30 pm
5/27—6th Band ConcertCollege Park-7:15 pm
5/28—2:00-3:00 pm Kona
Ice NEAT Kids
JUNE
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6/3—Yearbook Signing
6/4—Last Day of School
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6th Field Day
5th Field Day
From The Principal
We have almost reached the end of the school year. Our sixth grade students are
thinking about junior high school and a new experience at Knox. Our incoming fifth
graders are wondering what it will be like to start a new campus after spending five
years in elementary school. I am
ready for our current fifth graders
to take on the leadership role as
sixth graders. Such is the cycle of
our small but mighty two-year
campus. Hopefully, you and your
child have felt connected to our
Collins family with our love and
care. Lessons learned include not
only academics but also knowing
right from wrong, following the
rules and how important it is to
respect and treat others with kindness. I hope this summer is a season of rest and relaxation for your
family and that everyone is refreshed as we get ready to start another amazing school year in
District STAAR Benchmark Testing Dates
5th Grade
Thursday, May 21st Social Studies
6th Grade
Tuesday, May 19th Social Studies
Dates Subject to adjustment.
ATTENDANCE
Important
Reminders
Students should not be
dropped off before 8:00
a.m.
Children should be in
the building by 8:30.
Instruction time starts at
8:45. They have to be in
their seats and ready to
work.
Change of transportation
requests must be made
by 3:00 p.m., except in
the event of an emergency.
Students leaving early
for appointments at the
end of the day must be
signed out by 3:30 p.m.;
we cannot call for students during dismissal.
Students will be called
for
dismissal
upon
parent's arrival in the
front office. We cannot
call for students prior to
your arrival.
Parents, make sure your
child has money in his/
her lunch account in
case they forget their
lunch.
COLLINS INTERMEDIATE
As we continue the school year, please continue to remember the importance of school
attendance and arriving to school on time. In addition, children who arrive late to school
miss the important groundwork that is laid by teachers at the beginning of the day. The
instruction and learning that occur on a daily basis in the classroom is our central mission. Parents who make regular school attendance and punctuality a high priority are
helping their children learn to accept responsibility, which is an important lesson for a
successful life. As we work to increase Collins Intermediate’s daily attendance – please
continue to support your child’s educational process by limiting the amount of school
missed except for illness. Collins Intermediate daily goal 98.5%.
3/9/2015
96.80%
3/23/2015
97.10%
3/30/2015
97.40%
4/6/2015
97.40%
4/13/2015
3/10/2015
98.10%
3/24/2015
99.00%
3/31/2015
98.40%
4/7/2015
98.50%
4/14/2015
3/11/2015
97.40%
3/25/2015
98.80%
4/1/2015
97.10%
4/8/2015
98.50%
4/15/2015
3/12/2015
97.70%
3/26/2015
99.10%
4/2/2015
97.40%
4/9/2015
98.70%
4/16/2015
3/13/2015
94.70%
3/27/2015
98.10%
4/3/2015
Holiday
4/10/2015
97.5%
4/17/2015
97.2%
96.9%
98.1%
97.4%
97.1%
4/20/2015 4/21/2015 4/22/2015 4/23/2015 4/24/2015
98.7%
98.3%
98.4%
98.40%
95.80%
4/27/2015 4/28/2015 4/29/2015 4/30/2015 5/1/2015
96.2%
96.9%
96.7%
97.2%
95.1%
5/4/2015 5/5/2015 5/6/2015 5/7/2015 5/8/2015
96.7%
97.2%
97.4%
97.4%
95.8%
5/11/2015 5/12/2015 5/13/2015 5/14/2015 5/15/2015
96.5%
97.5%
96.9%
97.1%
97.4%
SUMMER SCHOOL & ENRICHMENT
Conroe ISD Summer school Enrichment Programs for 5th and 6th graders @
Houser Elementary School.
Experiencing Robotics June 22-June 26th. 8:00-12:30 Cost $150
[email protected] June22-June26th 8:00-12:30 Cost $150
GT Summer camp- for GT identified students only. June 22-June 26. 8:00-12:30
Cost $150
(Transportation is not provided.)
Applications are to be completed online on the CISD website at:
www.cisdkidquest.com
NO 6TH GRADE CLAP OUT THIS SCHOOL YEAR.
Due to all the activities taking place the last day of school, we will not host a 6th
grade “Clap-Out” at the end of the day. We will have a normal dismissal.
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TRANSPORTATION
Changing Buses
Important
Reminders
Students may NOT ride another bus except in emergencies and only with the permission
of the Director of Transportation and the campus principal. Parents must call the Director of Transportation at the bus barn to receive permission. The Transportation Department then notifies the school. The south county transportation center is located on
Sawmill Road north of Wilkerson Intermediate School. The south county transportation
phone number is 832.592.8800.
Absences
Transportation Changes
When a student is absent,
there will be work in each
class requiring completion
in a timely manner. Students will need to talk with
each teacher to get ISN
notes, worksheets, and
instruction.
Early Checkout
Please be mindful when a
student is checked out of
school they are missing
valuable instructional time.
To date Collins has accumulated 6,678 hours worth
of missed instruction.
When possible please
bring your student back to
campus after morning or
mid-day appointments.
Thank you for your continued assistance by limiting
the amount of time a child
is checked out of school.
Signing Students Out
of School
If you are checking students out of school for appointments please note that
3:30 p.m. is the latest that
we are able to call your
child from class to be
checked out.
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Changes in transportation must be made in writing by the parent and sent to the teacher.
No changes will be made without a written correspondence from the parent. We understand that an occasion may arise when it is necessary to make a last minute transportation change. These last minute changes should be reserved for emergency situations only. For the safety of our children, these changes should be made before 3:00 p.m.
Car-Line Rules and Procedures
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Cars are required to stop behind the stop sign and not proceed forward until the stop
sign is moved at 3:48 p.m.
We ask that you not park in the small parking lot and wait for your child. If you do
not wish to wait in the car line please make other arrangements.
Be courteous to those waiting in the car line and not pull around those waiting and
“cut” in line before we call for car riders.
We do not want cars moving in the parking lot when we dismiss walkers and bikers
for all students’ safety.
Students leaving early due to appointments MUST be picked up by 3:30 p.m. to not
interrupt the dismissal process.
Walkers and bikers are dismissed at 3:45 p.m.
Car riders are dismissed at 3:48 p.m. The car rider line is usually completed by 4:00
p.m.
For afternoon pickup feed, please approach the driveway from Woodlands Parkway
to Shadowbend turning right into driveway. This will avoid traffic congestion from
the Research direction.
Morning Drop Off
Please remember students should not be dropped off before 8 a.m. No adult supervision
is present before 8 a.m. Only honor performance groups with scheduled practice are permitted early arrival.
Afternoon—Students Walkers
We have a large number of students that have become walkers in the afternoon. Many of
these students are walking to meet their parents at Kroger or in the neighborhood closest
to Collins. We do not promote this practice and ask you to consider using the traditional
car rider line. Student safety is of upmost importance— it is imperative that students NEVER cross Showdowbend in the middle of the street. A cross walk
should always be used when crossing the heavy traffic that exists on our main road.
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REMINDERS
Tardy
Visitors and Volunteers
should complete the application required. Visit
https://pac.conroeisd.net/
volunteer/default.aspx
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Parent Access—Visit
http://
www.conroeisd.net/
student-parent/pac.asp to
update or add your contact information.
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When writing a check to
the school, be sure to include name, driver’s license number, and date
of birth.
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To add to your student’s
lunch account, visit
www.myschoolbucks.co
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Parents are welcome to
enjoy lunch with their
kids in the special eating
area set up for guests.
Please be reminded that
child nutrition policy
prohibits visitors from
bringing in food to share
with other child other
than their own.
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A student is tardy if they are not in the classroom by the 8:45 bell.
A student tardy to class will:
 Have a tardy marked in the computer
 A note placed in the student planner by the teacher
 After the 3rd, 4th and 5th tardy a warning email will be sent home
 On the 6th tardy the student will be assigned a before school detention
 The tardy counts starts new each nine weeks
Some things to remember:
 Dropping students off by 8:30 a.m. is the best way to ensure a student has
time to:
 Put instruments away
 Visit Locker
 Pause for the Pledges and Moment of Silence
 Be in their classroom prior to the 8:45 bell
Dress Code
As warm weather is arriving it may be helpful to review the district policy regarding
student dress/grooming:
 The District prohibits pictures, emblems, or writings on clothing that are any of the
following: lewd, violent, suggestive, offensive, vulgar or obscene, or advertise or depict tobacco products, alcoholic beverages drugs, or any other substance prohibited
under FNCF(LEGAL).
 Halter-tops, muscle shirts, and spaghetti-straps tops are not permitted
unless covered by another shirt.
 Midriff shirts, or shirts exposing the midsection of the body, are not permitted.
 Blue jean cutoffs or unhemmed shorts are not appropriate dress for elementary/
intermediate school classes.
 Make-up/cosmetics may not be worn or applied at school.
 Hats are not to be worn inside a school.
 Hair and hairstyle should not be distractive.
 Spandex clothing, yoga pants and leggings are to be worn under other
outerwear that are at least fingertip in length.
 Pants/shorts may not be worn lower than undergarments.
 Students who choose to wear shorts to school must wear them at fingertip length when the student rests his/her arms at his/her side.
 Flip flops may not be worn during P.E. classes.
 Girls may wish to wear shorts under their dresses.
Dresses and skirts should be of appropriate length (fingertip) and tights should accompany shorter dresses, skirts or shorts.
Cell Phones
Students are allowed to bring cell phones to school.
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Once a student enters the building in the morning the cell phone/electronic device must be
turned off.
A classroom teacher may allow a student to use a cell phone/electronic device as an instructional tool. Once the class is over the device should be turned off.
Once a student has left the building the device may be turned back on.
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FROM THE NURSE—CLINIC INFORMATION
Kelly Patin - [email protected]
Front Door Security
As a new safety feature,
Collins's main front doors
will now remain locked
during school hours. A
receptionist will monitor
the doors for visitor access. In addition, an intercom box is available so
visitors may contact the
front office staff. We appreciate your assistance to
help keep our children
safe. Contact us at 281298-3800 if you have
questions.
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Drop-Off Table
Deliveries, including lunches, during the school day
will be left on the drop-off
table. Remember to complete the sign-in sheet designated by grade level. Include all the required details
on the sheet. It is your
child's responsibility to
check the table throughout
the day and/or we will announce items at the designated lunch times
COLLINS INTERMEDIATE
Immunizations: Parents of 6th grade students: Please remember that all immunizations must but current and up-to-date before schedules for 7th grade will be
handed out during summer orientation. The mandatory immunizations include:
Tdap, Varicella #2, and Meningococcal (MCV4). District immunizations letters
have been sent out and a 2nd note from Nurse Kelly will be sent home with students who are still in need of immunizations. To help make it a smooth transition
please turn in updated immunizations records to Nurse Kelly ASAP or have the
doctors office fax them directly to the clinic at 936-709-9809.
What’s going around: Allergy season is now here with the beautiful Spring
weather. Also, few stomach bugs have been going around. Encourage hand washing.
Parents please help us keep Collins healthy by keeping your child(ren) home if
they:
*Have a fever of 100 degrees or more. Student must be fever free for 24
hours without the use of medication before returning to school.
*Vomiting/Diarrhea. Student must be symptom free for 24 hours without
the use of medication before returning to school.
*Suspected contagious illness
End of Year Medication Pick Up Procedures: If your child has medication in
the clinic, please arrange to have it picked up by 3pm on 6/5/15. Otherwise it will
be discarded.
FROM THE COUNSELOR
H.O.T.T. SHOTS—Mrs. Hall will be visiting 6th grade classrooms this month
discussing various career options as well as the importance of setting goals . Research suggests that it is important to encourage students to start setting goals,
identify their interests and think about what they want to do as an adult. Please visit Mrs. Hall's website for Ten ways to help your child set and achieve goals.
SCHOOL REPORT CARD INFORMATION
2014 Federal Report Card – The 2013-2014 Federal Report Card for Texas Public Schools
is now available on the Collins Website under the NCLB Report Card Tab in the left hand
margin. This is an additional report card supplemental to the School Report Card and
Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) notices that were sent out earlier in the semester.
TRAFFIC UPDATES
Please be aware of traffic closures, for additional and updated information on IH 45 and
SH 242 closures for this construction project from The Montgomery County Transportation Program, please visit www.sh242dc.com
and click on Lane Closures.
Also, as a courtesy, The Woodlands Township includes many major Road/Lane Closures
on its website at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov
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SPIRIT WEAR
2014-2015 Spirit Wear
(Tylers’ Style Prints)
Bus Dismissal At The
End Of School
Students will remain in
their classrooms until they
hear their bus called over
the loud speaker. It is
very important that students listen closely for
their called bus – as not to
miss it.
Rainy Day Dismissal
A “Rainy Day Dismissal”
occurs when we have severe weather as determined by Administration.
If a “Rainy Day Dismissal” occurs, biking and
walking are not allowed.
Please be aware that if
your child is not eligible
for bus transportation as
noted above, you will
need to make prior arrangements for rainy day
dismissal transportation.
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$22 Navy Long Sleeve
(white distressed lettering available in YL, AS, AM, AL)
$15 Short Sleeve
(Camo lettering) *limited sizes available (YL, AS, AM,)
$15 Short Sleeve
(Chevron lettering) *limited sizes available (YL, AS, AM)
Vintage Spirit Wear
(limited sizes available)
$15 Hoodie – Grey (YM(5), YXL(2), AS(10))
$5 Short Sleeve T-shirt – Green Collins Cool (YM(2), YL(12), YXL(31))
NEW PTO COLLINS WEBSTORE
Please visit the new PTO Webstore at:
https://webstores.activenetwork.com/schoolsoftware/collins_intermediate/
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LIBRARY
All library books are due by May 20th.
BOX TOPS FOR NEXT YEAR
Even though our Box Top contests for the year have come to a close, don't hesitate to turn in box tops you have laying around the house...they will go towards
next year’s money totals. If they aren't going to expire over the summer, you can
wait until next school year to turn them in and they will go towards the fall contest for 2015-2016 school year. Thanks for all you did this year. We made a total
of $1,824 for the school year and during the summer before the school year there
was $230 earned for a total of $2,054. That is a HUGE increase from the past 5
years. Congrats!
Traci Wood (Box Top Coordinator)
YEARBOOK
The yearbook will be distributed out on June 3rd – Yearbook signing
day is also on June 3rd. At this point in time we have no yearbook for
sale.
STUDENT SAFETY
We have seen a recent increase in news/media coverage regarding Synthetic
LSD/N-Bomb drugs in our community. CISD Police created a helpful information sheet that can be found at: http://police.conroeisd.net/docs/DrugUpdateMarch15.pdf .
If you have any questions or would like to visit with administration—please do
not hesitate to call the school.
UTILIZE ONLINE PARENT ACCESS
Please visit Parent Access as often as possible to keep up to date on all current
grades and missing assignments.
http://www.conroeisd.net/student-parent/pac.asp
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SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR
COLLINS 5TH & 6TH SUPPLIES NOW AVAILABLE FOR
SECURE ONLINE ORDERING BY CREDIT CARD!
We will not be taking orders by check or cash this year.
To order your supplies:
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1. Log on to https://www.educationalproducts.com/ShopPacks
2. Type in COL006 for the SCHOOL ID
3. Enter student’s info
4. Click “add to cart” & “continue” or “check out”
Cost for both 5th and 6th grade pack is $65.00
Plus 8.25% sales tax added at online checkout.
ONLINE SALE: NOW THROUGH JUNE 16TH 2015
SOCIAL MEDIA
Please help Collins keep our focus on academics by
assisting with social media.
 If possible avoid children having a social media
account such as Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook.
 If your child has a social media account please
monitor their activity and their friends regularly.
 Please remind your children of the importance of saying and staying positive when using social media.
 Remind students that pictures and things they say stay on-line indefinitely.
 Report concerns or inappropriate use of social media directly to the company.
KNOX WEAR FOR OUTGOING 6TH GRADERS
Order your 2015-2016 Knox Spirit Wear On-Line at: http://nhathletics.com/
knox-jh/knox-jh-spirit
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FINE ARTS NEWS
We welcome donations of uniforms, books, and equipment. If you will no longer need
your things for band, orchestra, or choir please consider donating them to Collins. Thank
you for considering us.
ORCHESTRA
Concert Dates-Please Note Change*
Detailed information will be sent home closer to events.
String Fling
May 20th, 7:00 p.m., College Park HS Gymnasium
This is everyone's favorite event every year! String Fling showcases all of the
orchestras in the College Park High School feeder system. We end with a
grand finale performed by the combined orchestras with over 500 students!
Collins Orchestra Spring Concerts
(These concerts are a major grade.)
May 27th, 6:30 p.m. Formal Concert at College Park HS Auditorium.
*May 28th, 9:30 a.m. Concert for students and staff at Collins.
Detailed information was sent home on May 18, and is also available on the
orchestra web page.
Welcome Incoming Orchestra 5th Graders!
We can't wait to meet you! Check the Collins Fine Arts Web Page for a packet
of detailed information about choosing your fine arts class for 2015-2016.
You can come to either of the instrument selection nights to try out the orchestra instruments. If you already know that you want to be in the orchestra and
you know what instrument you want to play, email Mrs. Ellis for information
about getting the correct size instrument and choosing a vendor. If you're signing up for orchestra be sure to attend the Orchestra Parent Info/Vendor Night
on May 19. Details are in the packet.
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BAND
Concert Schedules
5th Grade Band Concert
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
6:00 p.m., College Park H.S.
5:45 p.m., Photo Opportunity, parents are invited to take pictures
Be there at 5:15 p.m. to warm-up on the stage.
Weather permitting please leave all cases in the cars. If raining, please leave the cases in the
orchestra room.
Formal Uniform
White shirt, black pants/skirt, black socks, black shoes,
Maroon bow tie and cummerbund
Grading for the concert is 100% for attending the concert.
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5th Grade Band Concert
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
9:30 a.m., Collins Cafetorium
Informal Uniform
Maroon band shirt tucked into jeans.
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6th Grade Band Concert
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
7:15 p.m., College Park H.S.
Be there at 6:45 p.m. to warm-up on the stage.
Weather permitting please leave cases in cars. If not, cases will be left in the Band Room.
Formal Uniform
White shirt, black pants/skirt, black socks, black shoes,
Maroon bow tie and cummerbund
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Honor Band will be performing last at these concerts.
Please remember non-Honor band students that after your portion of the concert, you
will stay and listen to the rest of the concert. Remember, it is common courtesy not
to leave a concert before all students have performed.
Grading for the concert is 100% for attending the concert.
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6th Grade Band Concert
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
9:30 a.m., Collins Cafetorium
Informal Uniform
Maroon band shirt tucked into jeans.
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2015-2016 Collins Cobra Students
Thursday, August 13th
Collins Express (Lockers, Books, Schedules, Supplies, Spirit Wear)
9:00 - 12:00 p.m. 6th Grade
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 5th Grade
Students/Parents unable to join us for Collins Express
will receive all items the first day of school.
Thursday, August 20th
Meet & Greet 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Monday, August 24th
1st Day of School
Monday, September 7th
Labor Day - School Holiday
Tuesday, September 8th
Parent Information Night @ Collins 6:30 p.m.
SUMMER 2015 ATHLETIC CAMP OPPORUNITIES
Our Collins students have many opportunities to participate in various athletic
camps this summer. Please visit the following link to learn more:
http://twcp.conroeisd.net/athletics/Summer%20Camps
SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS NEEDED:
Conroe ISD Transportation Department
NOW HIRING SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS
 No experience needed **Paid CDL training
 $13.70 per hour starting pay **Full benefits
 180 working days + in-service days **Summers off
 $150.00 Sign on Bonus
Requirements for employment:
 Must pass background/criminal records check
 Must have permit and must be able to obtain CDL with passenger and school
bus endorsements (CISD will provide training)
 Training will start after permit has been obtained
 Must have a good driving record
 Must pass Department of Transportation physical and drug screen
NON-DISCRIMINATION
The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment
matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments
of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act,
as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.
For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at
3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936) 709-7752.
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