Collins Lane Elementary Mission Statement-

Activating a student-driven environment
Building thinkers in the classroom community
Leading students to unfold their potential with high expectations
Encouraging resilience and growth at all levels

What's Happening at CLE?
Collins Lane Wins District Title

Collins Lane Elementary won the 2015 District 71, Governor’s Cup Competition this past weekend, held at Elkhorn Elementary. Collins Lane scored a team total of 61 points. Both the Quick Recall and Future Problem Solving teams brought home 1st Place. The following students placed on Individual Assessments:

Mathematics- Anish Penmecha-1st Place, Chinmay Tope-2nd Place, Mahitha Ramisetti-3rd Place.

Science- Chinmay Tope-1st Place, Daniel Ward-2nd Place, Hithan Garla-4th Place.

Written Composition- Ella Davis-2nd Place.

Social Studies: Evan Bennett-3rd Place, Anish Penmecha-4th Place.

Language Arts- Chance Terrell-1st Place, Ally Arnett, 5th Place.

Arts & Humanities- Zara VanHoose-2nd Place, Ava Goins-3rd Place.

The CLE Academic Team is coached by teachers: Jennifer Bingham, Cassandra Harover, Wendy Ridenour, Jared Scott, and Nicki Staber. Way to go COUGARS!!!

CLE Boys Basketball Finish Strong Season
The 2014-2015 Collins Lane Elementary 5th Grade Boys Basketball Team finished a strong season this year.  The team finished 2nd place in the Regular Season and 3rd place in the Year-End Tournament.

Players from Left to Right:
  • Hithan Garla
  • Evan Bennett
  • Anish Penmecha
  • Chase Crume (4th grader)
  • Tyler Valentine
  • Lucas Nance
  • Xavier Cleveland
  • Jacob Williams
  • Xavion Reed
  • Jaylon Reed (4th grader)
  • Cameron McDonald (4th grader)
  • Alex Jackson (not in picture)

Head Coach: Darryl Aldridge

Assistant Coach: Deron McDonald (not in picture)

CLE SBDM Parent Election
It is time to elect new Collins Lane parent members to our School-Based Decision Making council and we hope you'll consider running!  See the attachment below for more information and  Nomination Form.  The election will take place Friday, May 8, during the school day and concluding during our Family Movie Night from 5:00-9:00 pm.  Nominations are due in the PTO mailbox by no later than 3:00 pm, Monday, May 4th.

SBDM Information and Nomination Letter 
Technology Summer Camps

Elementary Camp is Full
We have added more space for the 6-12th grade camp, so there are spots open!
Additional registrants for the elementary camp as of 7:48 pm Monday, 5/11/15, will be placed on a waiting list. If we receive enough additional interest we will have another session. So, if you are still wishing to register, please go ahead and do so, and we will follow-up to give you more information.

Update 5/10/15
The Middle/High School camp is now full.
All additional registrants as of 9:00 pm Sunday, 5/10/15, will be placed on a waiting list. If we receive enough additional interest we will have another session. So, if you are still wishing to register, please go ahead and do so, and we will follow-up to give you more information.

The middle/high school camp is almost full. Once we reach the enrollment limit, we will notify all who have enrolled of their status. We will offer another course if we have enough students.

Our camps have been finalized and FCPS Technology will sponsor 2 MinecraftEDU camps this summer.

Camps will be conducted June 15-19 for elementary students, grades 3-5 for next school year, and on July 13-17 for middle and high school students. Cost will be $100 per student, and $150 for 2 children from the same family.

Online registration
Elementary: http://www.franklin.kyschools.us/Camps2015.aspx

Middle/High: http://www.franklin.kyschools.us/Camps2015MSHS.aspx

Printable registration form

About MinecraftEDU
Donations Needed for Teacher Appreciation Week
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4-8... The PTO is seeking donations, large or small, to be raffled to our CLE staff!  Send donations in with your student, as soon as possible and place in the PTO's mailbox in the front office.  Some examples might include: gift cards, school supplies, sweet treats or even hand-written notes from your student.  Thanks in advance for your help with donations. 
PTO Information
The Collins Lane Elementary Parent Teacher Organization is seeking nominations (due May 15) for new officers.  The PTO has supported the school in countless ways: new playground equipment, Fall Festival, Family Movie Night, purchased iPads for classrooms and many more efforts that have provided resources and opportunities for CLE staff, students and families. Officers and Committee Chairs will be determined at our final meeting on May 21st at 5:30 pm in the school library.  The following is a list of officers and committees, seeking election and/or volunteers:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Fundraising Coordinator
  • Box Tops Coordinator
  • Fall Festival Committee
  • Teacher Appreciation Committee
  • Boosterthon Committee
  • Fundraising Committee
  • Back to School Bash Committee 
McDonald's Night
CLE will be hosting a fundraiser at the Westside McDonald's Monday, May 4, 2015 from 5-7 pm.  CLE will earn 25% of drive-through and eat-in sales!  We hope you can come out and join us!

McDonald's Night Flyer
Preschool Screening
Franklin County Public Schools & Blue Grass Head Start Community Center are collaborating to provide a FREE screening to 3 and 4 year old children to find out if their child is eligible for public school preschool or Head Start.  You may call the FCPS Board of Education at 502-695-6700 to school your appointment now!  Click on the attachment below to find out more information.

Archery Earns First Place

CLE archery participated in the Capital City Shoot Out at Western Hill High School over the weekend. The team finished first in the elementary division. Katie Thurman equaled her personal best, and team record score of 274 to include finishing first in the elementary girls. Makayla Murphy finished with a fifth place medal. Austin Keith, shot a new personal best score of 270 and brought home a first place finish in the elementary boys. Jacob Fields, also collected a third place medal. The team is going to receive a week off from practice before we pick up again and set our sights on finishing the year strong with tournaments at Woodford County High school, the Best of the Bluegrass invitational tournament for the top 100 archers in the state, Anderson County High tournament and then the National Tournament May 7-9 (date and flight time yet to be established.

Congratulations and Go Cougars!

SBDM Policy Changes
Please take a look at the letter from Mrs. Perkins, regarding two new SBDM policies and one policy's amendment. 

Policy Change Letter
Personally Owned Device Policy
Dress Code Policy
Food Allergen Risk Policy
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The model of resilient thinkers empowering their own tomorrow

Jennifer Perkins
Adam Nance
Assistant Principal
Holli Blevins
Mollie Wade
Kim Crombie
Pam Tate
Family Resource Center Director
Martha Blackburn
Assistant Family Resource Center Director 
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