School Events
12/22/2014 to 12/26/2014
•  Winter Holidays - No school for students
Recurrence: Daily from 12/22/2014 to 12/26/2014

Happy Holidays to our

Collier Family!

 

Several of Collier’s teachers have submitted grants through DonorsChoose.org. If you would like to help fund a grant, visit the link to make a donation. Thanks for your support!

MRS. DILLARD (4th Grade): http://www.donorschoose.org/MrsDillardsClass

MRS. SALEEBY (Media Center):  http://www.donorschoose.org/mrs.saleeby  

MRS. K SMITH (1st grade): http://www.donorschoose.org/project/hands-on-minds-on/1409497/

 

 



Collier Cruisers in 5K on the Runway: Congratulations to the following students for participating in the first 5K on the Runway sponsored by Airbus… Joe Meeks, Zion Mitchell, Sydney Morrison, Gracie Tanner, and Ethan Santos. Sydney Morrison took 2nd place in her age group and Ethan Santos came in 1st in his age group!! Great job boys and girls! Thank you to Ms. Hammons, Ms. McCarthy and Ms. McKee for promoting the race during P.E. Also thank you to the Collier Cruiser sponsors, Mrs. Rice and Mrs. Whatley for promoting and attending the race!   

Gorgeous Gobbler Winners Announced! The Collier Media Center had 98 magnificient Gorgeous Gobblers entered in our 2nd annual Gorgeous Gobbler contest. We had turkeys of all shapes, sizes, and colors! What a wonderful flock of beautiful birds! Collier's students are so very creative! Our Best of Show Winner was Emily Vales in Mrs. Pettis' 3rd grade class. Congratulations to every student who participated! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!   
Click on the full article to see Grade Level Winners. See our Slideshow link to take a Turkey Tour!

MiDEVICE MEETING FOR K-2 PARENTS. Beginning January 6, 2015, our K-2 classes will begin participating in the miDevice (Bring Your Own Device) program. Please join us at our parent meeting regarding the launch of miDevice scheduled for December 2, 2014 at 6:30pm in the gym. More information regarding miDevice will be coming home with your child this week.   

A Mile in My Shoes: Red Ribbon Week Service Project. A coin drive will be held from Nov. 12 to Nov. 20th to benefit St. Mary's home. Bring your coins and make a difference in the lives of other girls and boys!   
See our "A Mile in My Shoes" video led by Red Ribbon Leadership Winner, Hunter Eubanks. Click on the full article for the video link.

STRIDE ACADEMY! Collier Elementary is pleased to announce the implementation of Stride Academy. Stride Academy is an Internet-based academic program that gives students the opportunity to enhance their Math, Reading, and Language Arts skills while working on their device or computer. Because it combines learning with exciting online games, students see Stride Academy as a fun way to master skills that are required for their grade level. Stride Academy’s activities are based on Common Core State Standards. All your student needs to log in is their class code, which can be obtained from your child’s teacher. To log in, visit www.stridestart.com.   

Mrs. Howard's First Grade received a grant through DonorsChoose.org! Congratulations to Mrs. Howard and her students! They have received ipads and new books to help support learning in their classroom! The students were so excited to receive these new resources. Have fun and enjoy!   

Kindergarten Students benefit from Fuel for Schools Grant! Congratulations to Mrs. Cathy Jefferson who recently was the recipient of a Fuel for Schools grant. The grant is allowing Mrs. Jefferson's class to improve learning through movement! The grant helped purchase a reading program for the SmartBoard, "stepping stones" to promote reading, and iPads for students. The students are so excited to have these new learning tools!   

Bay Area Food Bank Food Drive: Collier collected over 2,000 non-perishable items for the Bay Area Food Bank. Congratulations to Mrs. Pettis' 3rd grade for bringing in the most items - 500! Our Student Council would like to thank everyone for their generousity and for making the food drive a great success!   

Young Rembrandts - The Power of Drawing! Our new program, Young Rembrandts is now underway. Our budding artists are learning to use lines and shapes to produce works of art. The Young Rembrandts class is led by Mrs. Higgins. Visit the Young Rembrandts website to view all of the drawings done by Collier's students.   
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Benchmark eBooks - We now have access to a wonderful assortment of ebooks! Click on the Benchmarck Link to log into our available eBooks.   
Student Username:  AR # Password:  collier

Firefighter Kent Landsberg visited Collier! Collier's students were given a safe opportunity to practice the skills needed to escape a burning building during PE classes. Firefighter Kent brought a "fire house" to simulate a burning building. Students practiced moving through the building to safely escape.   

Student Handbook and Code of Conduct: Students will be bringing home this document. Please review this information with your child. There is a penalty regarding student bullying and harassment that all parents should refer to under B and C type behaviors. Please discuss this with your child. Please be part of Collier's caring community!   

PTA orders due by Sept. 6th! Collier's PTA will be placing an order for sweatshirts ($12) and jackets ($20) on Sept. 6th. Parents may pick up order forms from the office. PTA also has Spirit Shirts ($10) and Collier Logo Shirts ($10) for sale. Any later orders are not guaranteed back in time for cold weather.   

Boxtops! Won't you please help raise money for Collier by saving BoxTops?? Just cut out your Boxtops and tape them on a collection form. Students should return their completed collection forms to their teachers to receive new, individual and class prizes. Every boxtop counts and we are counting on you!   
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