Collins Elementary School

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District Announcements

  • COMMUNICATIONS SURVEY: This month, the district will be administering a Communications Survey. The purpose of the survey is to gather parents' opinions with regard to the communication that exists between home and school, which is one of the action plans aligned with our Strategic Plan. The survey will be administered from May 14 to 28. We encourage parents to complete this survey. Your feedback is important to us.  Click HERE to take the survey. 


     

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  • SUBSCRIPTION BUSING: For information about 2018-2019 Subscription Busing, click here.

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  • Applications for GT Art and Music for the 2018-2019 school year for all incoming 4th grade students, as well as any incoming 5th grade students not currently in the program, are now available.

    DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: May 25, 2018

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  • SUMMER ACADEMY 2018 - Livingston Public Schools is committed to providing students with excellent educational experiences. For some students, additional time on-task, under the guidance of certified teachers, permits them the time and attention to achieve their potential. Click here for complete details.

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School News

Messages from the Principal

  • Weekly Message Mr. Hart 5.18.18

    Posted by Stefanie Lichtstein on 5/18/2018

    May 18, 2018

     

    Dear Families,

     

    Happy Friday!

     

    This was an exciting week at Collins School.   Kindergarten students returned their ducks to the farm, students celebrated their diversity with our Multicultural Day, and our first graders performed their “Famous Americans” performance last Friday.

     

    Please remember that during drop off in the morning parents may not get out of their cars during drop off.  This creates a safety issue.  Also remember, please pull all the way up during drop off and to follow all safety rules when driving (please do not text or make illegal U-Turns).  

     

    Please see the message below from the PTO with information about ordering school supplies for next year:  

    • 2018-19 School Supplies are now available to order online! Save yourself the hassle of back-to-school shopping, and purchase through SchoolKidz. All lists were created by Collins teachers and include everything your child will need for the year. Order online and the supplies will be waiting in your child's classroom on the first day of school. Backpacks, lunchboxes, thermoses and water bottles are also available! Visit www.shopttkits.com, use account 23471.  Remember to order for the grade your child will be in NEXT YEAR. Deadline is June 20,2018.

     

    See who was recognized for showing grit, hard work, determination and perseverance with our “Student Shout Out” recognition.  Take a look at our school website or our Twitter feed.  To find out more about the other exciting things happening at Collins each week spend some time visiting our Twitter page.   Follow us on Twitter at:   @CollinsElemSch or https://twitter.com/CollinsElemSch.

     

    Have an amazing week,

     

    Timothy Hart

    Principal

     

    Upcoming Events/Dates to Remember:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

     

    • May 24, Champion’s Day
    • May 30, Spring Concert at MPM

    ·         June 6, Spring Fair

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  • Weekly Message 5.11.18

    Posted by Stefanie Lichtstein on 5/11/2018

     

    May 11, 2018

     

    Dear Families,

    Happy Friday!

     

    We have had a great week at Collins School!  

     

    Thank you to all of the parents who came out to help recognize our amazing teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week.  The messages, snacks, breakfast and lunch provided by the PTO were so lovely and kind. Collins is so lucky to have such an amazing group of teachers and I thank you all for helping to recognize them!  

     

    Please see the message below from the PTO with information about ordering school supplies for next year:  

    • 2018-19 School Supplies are now available to order online! Save yourself the hassle of back-to-school shopping, and purchase through SchoolKidz. All lists were created by Collins teachers and include everything your child will need for the year. Order online and the supplies will be waiting in your child's classroom on the first day of school. Backpacks, lunchboxes, thermoses and water bottles are also available! Visit www.shopttkits.com, use account 23471.  Remember to order for the grade your child will be in NEXT YEAR. Deadline is June 20,2018.

     

    See who was recognized for showing grit, hard work, determination and perseverance with our “Student Shout Out” recognition.  Take a look at our school website or our Twitter feed. To find out more about the other exciting things happening at Collins each week spend some time visiting our Twitter page.   Follow us on Twitter at: @CollinsElemSch or https://twitter.com/CollinsElemSch.

     

    Have an amazing week,

     

    Timothy Hart

    Principal



    Upcoming Events/Dates to Remember:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

     

     

    • May 15, PTO meeting
    • May 16, Multicultural Day/Night
    • May 24, Champion’s Day
    • May 30, Spring Concert at MPM
    • June 6, Spring Fair

     

     

     

    Stefanie

     

    Stefanie Lichtstein

    Secretary to the Principal

    Collins Elementary School

    67 Martin Road

    Livingston, New Jersey 07039

    Phone:  973-535-8000 ext 8120

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  • Weekly Message 4.27.18

    Posted by Stefanie Lichtstein on 4/27/2018

    April 27, 2018

     

    Dear Families,

     

    Happy Friday!

     

    It has been a busy few weeks at Collins as our fourth and fifth grade students finished taking the PARCC test.  Students in grade three will continue to take the test into next week.  Remember that the best way to prepare is by getting a good night of sleep and eating breakfast.  

     

    Please see the attached letter on our process for class placement for the 2018-2019 school year.  

     

    Also, please see the traffic reminders on the email below.  

     

    See who was recognized for showing grit, hard work, determination and perseverance with our “Student Shout Out” recognition.  Take a look at our school website or our Twitter feed.  To find out more about the other exciting things happening at Collins each week spend some time visiting our Twitter page.   Follow us on Twitter at:   @CollinsElemSch or https://twitter.com/CollinsElemSch.

     

    Have an amazing week,

     

    Timothy Hart

    Principal

     

    Upcoming Events/Dates to Remember:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

     

    • April 30-May 11- Third Grade PARCC testing and PARCC Make-up testing
    • May 2- Town Hall on School Safety at Heritage Middle School
    • May 15- PTO Meeting

     

    Arrival and Dismissal Safety Reminders:  

    • Students should exit the car on the passenger side door on their own during drop off.
    • Parents should not exit the vehicle.  If you need to exit the vehicle during drop to assist your child out of the car, please find street parking and park to do so.  Do not exit the vehicle in the drop off area.  
    • According to the LPD, if you are parking your car you must park 12 feet from a crosswalk.
    • Please be sure to drive carefully when dropping off students.  Please avoid texting or using a handheld device as it is unsafe and is distracting when driving.  
    • Please obey all safety and traffic rules and use caution when dropping off students.  Please do not make U-turns in the drop off area.  
    • Please do not park in the staff parking lot when dropping off students.  
    • At dismissal please be sure that parents or caregivers make contact with their child’s teacher.  
    • If there are dismissal changes, please send in a note to the student’s teacher or contact the main office and your child’s teacher before 2:15.  The office shares any dismissal updates with classroom teachers at that time, so that all students are dismissed safely and to the correct location.  
    • If you elect to stay to use the playground after school, please be careful to watch students as they play.  Students who use the playground must be supervised at all times.  
    • Please use caution when leaving Collins at the end of the day.  
    • Please take a few minutes to watch the safety video here:   It reviews valuable information about drop off and pick up procedures.  Class Placement Letter
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  • Weekly Message Mr. Hart 4.6.18

    Posted by Stefanie Lichtstein on 4/6/2018

    April 6, 2018

     

    Dear Families,

     

    Happy Friday!

    This Monday is an exciting day, because we will be having a visit from Michael Dooling.  This experience non-fiction author will be coming to Collins to share his process for writing his books.  Please consider picking one up at the library or your local bookstore.  Thank you to the PTO for helping to bring Mr. Dooling to Collins.  Speaking of our PTO...if you are interested in sharing your family’s culture with our Collins community, please consider presenting for Multicultural Day.  Contact our PTO to sign up!  Also, if you won a prize at Basket Bonanza (Custodian for the Day, Fourth Grade Teacher for the Day, etc.), please contact Mrs. Lichtstein in the main office to arrange a time to claim your prize.    

    Just a reminder that starting this week, students will have the opportunity to purchase a mini ice cream sandwich or a gluten free frozen fruit bar on Wednesdays during lunch.  Parents who elect to not allow their students from purchasing these treats can do so by contact Michael Fassbender at:  Fassbender-Michael@aramark.com.  Please note, parents can block students from purchasing any snack by contacting Aramark.  

    Please see the attached letter regarding our upcoming PARCC testing.

    Have an amazing week,

    Timothy Hart

    Principal

     

    Upcoming Events/Dates to Remember:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

    • April 10-- PTO meeting at 7:00
    • April 16-24 Grade 4 and 5 PARCC Test
    • April 25 - May 4 (excluding 4/26) Grade 3 PARCC Test
    • May 23-- SEPAC presentation on “Building Positive Behavior Supports and Mindfulness at Home” for Collins School families at Collins at 6:30 PM

      PARCC LETTER
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  • Weekly Message Mr. Hart April 3

    Posted by Stefanie Lichtstein on 4/3/2018

    April 3, 2018

     

     Dear Families,

     

    I hope you all had a nice break.  Hopefully we are finished with the snow, because are all certainly ready for spring weather!  

     Starting this week, students will have the opportunity to purchase a mini ice cream sandwich or a gluten free frozen fruit bar on Wednesdays during lunch.  Parents who elect to not allow their students from purchasing these treats can do so by contacting Michael Fassbender at:  Fassbender-Michael@aramark.com.  Please note, parents can block students from purchasing any snack by contacting Aramark.  Please see the attached nutritional information.          

     Just a reminder, when coming to Collins for an event or a meeting, please do not hold the door for anyone.  Every guest needs to be admitted through the main entrance and buzzed into the building individually.  Thank you for your cooperation in keeping all of our students safe.  

     See who was recognized for showing grit, hard work, determination and perseverance with our “Student Shout Out” recognition.  Take a look at our school website or our Twitter feed.  To find out more about the other exciting things happening at Collins each week spend some time visiting our Twitter page.   Follow us on Twitter at:   @CollinsElemSch or https://twitter.com/CollinsElemSch.

     Have an amazing week,

     

    Timothy Hart

    Principal

     

    Upcoming Events/Dates to Remember:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

    • April 10-- PTO meeting at 7:00
    • April 16-24  - Grade 4 and 5 PARCC Test
    • April 25 - May 4 (excluding 4/26) Grade 3 PARCC Test 
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