Dear Parents and Guardians:
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year at the Cecil S. Collins Elementary School, and to the next exciting chapter in your child’s education. We would like to extend a special welcome to each of our 72 new kindergarten students and 39 pre-school students. It has already been an exciting start of school as students, teachers, and administrators meet and reconnect with one another. Earlier this week, the quiet hallways and classrooms were once again filled with the familiar sounds of students, teachers, and most importantly learning.
We hope that you enjoyed the time off this summer, and students and parents alike had time to relax and prepare for the rigor ahead. As we head into the new school year, our staff’s focus will be on student acquisition of values, knowledge, and skills that positively contribute to family, school and the community. A new important component of this initiative is the “Collins Community Circles.” This program is an opportunity within the daily routine of each grade to establish and address our student’s social and emotional development, and for students to build and strengthen our school climate.
It is the shared responsibility of the school, parents, and community to empower children with the creative, intellectual, and decision-making skills necessary for them to become academically, socially, and emotionally successful. With that in mind, I invite you to be an active participant in whatever capacity you can this year: PTA, school volunteer, or simply by being a positive part of the Collins culture. Research on schools clearly indicates that there is a correlation between parent participation and a child's academic success. Likewise, there is abundant research available on the importance of good attendance. Please do your part in making sure that your child comes to school each day they are healthy. Our school day begins at 8:50 and ends at 3:30. If I can ever be of any assistance please do not hesitate to call.
Let’s make this a great school year. GO SEAHAWKS!