Collins Elementary School

Empowering all to learn, create, contribute and grow.

Principal's Messages

  • Plays of the Week 10.11.19

    Posted by Stefanie Lichtstein on 10/11/2019

    PLAYS OF THE WEEK

    Collins Weekly Newsletter from Mrs. Cebula
    Week of 10/11/2019

    Highlights and Important Information:

    • It is expected that all parents and guardians drive safely and slowly near our school. The safety of our students is of utmost importance and we all must be extra cautious and patient when driving near our school. Your cooperation is appreciated. Additionally, the drop off line is to DROP OFF children only. If you need to get out of the car then you must park and not use the drop off line. Your cooperation is appreciated.
    • We had a wonderful assembly sponsored by the PTO. It was called Number Drummer. He worked with the grades as they performed music acts using different types of percussion sounds.
    • We had wonderful garden lessons this week as children picked carrots from our garden.
    • Picture day is October 17th. Flyers need to be returned or online orders must be placed prior to the 17th.
    • The 5th graders participated in a wonderful team building activity run by Mr. Purdue and Mrs. Carter. They learned to work together and problem solve.
    • Please follow us on Twitter ‎@collinsprincip1 and @CollinsElemSch.  Here you can find exciting pictures and events that happen here at Collins! 
    • There is no school on Monday, October 14th as there is an in-service PD Day 
    • Please make sure you sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences via the link that was sent home yesterday.  https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Collins_Elementary_School_1

     

    Upcoming Events:

    • Monday, October 14th - NO SCHOOL
    • Tuesday, October 15th - PTO Meeting 1:30pm 
    • Stuff the Bus Collections  through October 23rd.
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  • Plays of the Week 10.4.19

    Posted by Stefanie Lichtstein on 10/4/2019

    PLAYS OF THE WEEK

    Collins Weekly Newsletter from Mrs. Cebula
    Week of 10/4/2019

    Highlights and Important Information:

    • It is expected that all parents and guardians drive safely and slowly near our school. The safety of our students is of utmost importance and we all must be extra cautious and patient when driving near our school. Your cooperation is appreciated. Additionally, the drop off line is to DROP OFF children only. If you need to get out of the car then you must park and not use the drop off line. Your cooperation is appreciated.
    • This was our first week of the Golden Spatula. The students were excited to see which class followed the rules and won for the day. The winners this week were; Shalom, Fiore, Ried, Van Laar (2x), Greenwald (2x), Dunleavy, Dorfman, Mitchell, Miller, Baird, Berrios, Pannia (2x), Cataldo (2x) and Minniti. Remember the class with the most wins at the end of each month wins a special prize.
    • We had an excellent turnout for BTSN.  Students were excited to see letters from their parents/guardians the next day. 
    • Picture day is October 17th. Flyers will be going home next week. 
    • Please follow us on Twitter ‎@collinsprincip1 and @CollinsElemSch.  Here you can find exciting pictures and events that happen here at Collins! 
    • There is no school on Wednesday, October 9th. 

     

    Upcoming Events:

    • Monday, October 7th - Garden Day
    • Tuesday, October 8th - Garden Day
    • Wednesday, October 9th - NO SCHOOL
    • Friday, October 11th - Number Drummer Assembly 
    • Friday, October 11th - 12:15 - 2:15 - 5th Grade Team Building Day
    • NO ASE NEXT WEEK
    • Monday, October 14th - NO SCHOOL
    • Tuesday, October 15th - PTO Meeting 1:30pm
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  • Plays of the Week 9.27.19

    Posted by Stefanie Lichtstein on 9/27/2019

    PLAYS OF THE WEEK

    Collins Weekly Newsletter from Mrs. Cebula
    Week of 9/27/2019

    Highlights and Important Information:

    • It is expected that all parents and guardians drive safely and slowly near our school. The safety of our students is of utmost importance and we all must be extra cautious and patient when driving near our school. Your cooperation is appreciated. 
    • Back to School Night is on October 2nd. The schedule was emailed and it also located on the website. This event is for parents only. Please make arrangements for childcare. 
    • October is a busy month. Please be aware that information on Week of Respect, School Violence  Awareness, and Red Ribbon Week will be coming your way soon. 
    • PIcture day is October 17th. Flyers will be going home next week. 
    • Please follow us on Twitter ‎@collinsprincip1 and @CollinsElemSch.  Here you can find exciting pictures and events that happen here at Collins! 
    • Wishing everyone a nice four day weekend and to those who celebrate a Happy New Year!

    Upcoming Events:

    • Monday, September 30 - No School
    • Tuesday, October 1 - No School
    • Wednesday, October 2 - Back to School Night
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  • Plays of the Week 9.20.19

    Posted by Stefanie Lichtstein on 9/20/2019

    PLAYS OF THE WEEK

    Collins Weekly Newsletter from Mrs. Cebula
    Week of 9/20/2019

    Highlights and Important Information:

    • Fall Family Festival was a huge hit last night.  It was a pleasure to see so many of our families come out and celebrate the new school year. 
    • The Garden lessons continue to be a big hit!
    • PTO Membership gives you access to the Buzz Book (school directory), PTO activities, and helps support all the wonderful things PTO does for the school, students, faculty and staff.
    • PTO Volunteer Sheets are on the PTO website.  This is your chance to sign up to help out with all the different activities offered by the PTO, from helping once (or twice) with your child’s media lesson, garden, multicultural night and book fair. We still need some chairs. Please be a TEAM PLAYER!
    • A gentle reminder, as previously discussed, after 8:05am the front doors will be closed and the children will be marked tardy. Parents need to come sign in their children after 8:05 (and when the front doors are closed).

     

    Upcoming Events:

    • Monday, September 23 - Garden Lessons
    • Monday, September 30 - No School
    • Tuesday, October 1 - No School
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  • Plays of the Week 9.13.19

    Posted by Stefanie Lichtstein on 9/13/2019

    PLAYS OF THE WEEK

    Collins Weekly Newsletter from Mrs. Cebula
    Week of 9/13/2019

    Highlights and Important Information:

    • Thanks to the PTO for a well attended Welcome new Families meeting and PTO meeting.
    • Thanks to the PTO for a successful Garden Lesson on Monday, September 8th
    • PTO Membership gives you access to the Buzz Book (school directory), PTO activities, and helps support all the wonderful things PTO does for the school, students, faculty and staff.
    • PTO Volunteer Sheets are on the PTO website.  This is your chance to sign up to help out with all the different activities offered by the PTO, from helping once (or twice) with your child’s media lesson, garden, multicultural night and book fair. We still need some chairs. Please be a TEAM PLAYER!
    • A gentle reminder, as previously discussed, after 8:05am the front doors will be closed and the children will be marked tardy. Parents need to come sign in their children after 8:05 (and when the front doors are closed).
    • Please see the attached flyer for the PTO Family Fall Festival on September 19th from 5;00 - 6:30.  Student Council will be holding their fundraiser during this year’s Fall Festival! Students will be able to guess how much candy is in our candy jar! The student with the closest guess wins the jar of candy and will be able to choose morning announcement music every day for a week! Each guess costs $1. Exact change only, please :)

    Upcoming Events:

    • Monday, September 16 - Garden Lessons
    • Tuesday, September 17 - Garden Lessons
    • Tuesday, September 17 - ASE Begins
    • Thursday, September 19 - Fall Fest 5 - 6:30pm

     

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  • Plays of the Week 9.6.19

    Posted by Stefanie Lichtstein on 9/6/2019

    PLAYS OF THE WEEK

    Collins Weekly Newsletter from Mrs. Cebula
    Week of 9/6/2019

    Highlights and Important Information:

    • 461 students successfully arrived, were dismissed, and met some friendly faces! Thank you to every member of our TEAM for helping make the first 3 days a success. 
    • Thanks to all parents for helping make arrival and dismissal safe and effective. It is important that all students are in the building by 8:05. 
    • Thanks to the PTO for distributing school supplies, providing the staff a yummy breakfast, and for selling our Spirit gear at dismissal.
    • PTO Membership gives you access to the Buzz Book (school directory), PTO activities, and helps support all the wonderful things PTO does for the school, students, faculty and staff.
    • PTO Volunteer Sheets are on the PTO website.  This is your chance to sign up to help out with all the different activities offered by the PTO, from helping once (or twice) with your child’s media lesson, garden, multicultural night and book fair. We still need some chairs. Please be a TEAM PLAYER!
    • The First PTO meeting is on 9/12 at 7 pm, following NEW FAMILY ORIENTATION at 6pm.
    • FALL FEST is 9/19 from 5-6:30. Come celebrate back to school with pizza, ice cream truck, raffles and more. 

    Upcoming Events:

    • Monday, September 9 - Garden Lesson
    • Wednesday, September 12 - PTO Welcome New Families 6:00pm Cafe
    • Wednesday, September 12 - PTO Meeting 7:00pm Cafe




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  • Welcome Back From Mrs. Cebula

    Posted by Stefanie Lichtstein on 8/21/2019

     

    Dear Collins School Families,

    It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Principal of Collins Elementary School.  I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a rich tradition of education! I have been dedicated to this field for more than eighteen years and have worked with all students from grades K - 12.   I am committed to continue the legacy of success established at Collins by building strong relationships with parents, students and community partners.  

     

    All of us are eager to begin what promises to be the best year ever.  As your principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors-teachers, students and parents-are excited to be here!  This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment. My door is always open and I welcome your input.  Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any concerns you might have throughout the school year.  

     

    Our 2019 - 2020 school wide theme is titled “We are the DREAM TEAM.” Teamwork is generally understood as the willingness of a group of people to work together to achieve a common goal. Our goal at Collins is for your child to thrive in a safe and supported building. We must work together to ensure that every student has the resources he/she needs to be successful. Each class is a TEAM, each grade level is a TEAM, and our entire building is a TEAM! Go Collins #TEAM!

     
    Our PTO is also an active and integral part of our TEAM. I encourage you to participate in PTO meetings and help create enriching and memorable experiences for all of our students. This is a wonderful and helpful way to be a member of our Collins  TEAM.  Please check out https://collinspta.membershiptoolkit.com/home for more information. 

     

    There will be a scavenger hunt on August 28th from 4:00 to 5:00 for all new Collins students. This includes our new K students and any student who has not yet been in our building.   This will give our new students an opportunity to tour our building and feel a little more comfortable for the first day. There will also be a few prizes and ice pops! 

      

    Our first day is on September 4th. As in the past, we will meet on the blacktop for the first two days. At 8:05, teachers will escort your children to their classrooms. Our third day will be an indoor arrival. Students will be

     dropped off by 8:00 and we will meet in the designated line for the school year. Be assured there will be plenty of staff to ensure your child is safely walked to the appropriate

    location. 

     

    Please enjoy the last few weeks of summer. I look forward to a great year. 

    Michelle Welcome's Letter

    Mrs. Michelle Cebula 

     

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Call for Safety

  • Call for Safety In order to ensure the safety of our students, parents should use the Call For Safety phone line and report the student’s name, day or dates the student is absent or tardy, and the reason for the absence or tardy.

    973-535-8000, x7102

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