Upcoming Events at Collins

May 2019

5/1: 2:35 Dismissal, CHAMPs Assembly 1:10

5/3: 3rd Grade Field Trip

5/6-5/10: Teacher Appreciation Week & Healthcare Professionals Appreciation Week

5/8: 2:35 Dismissal

5/13-5/17: SBA Make-up testing

5/14: PTA Meeting 4:30

5/15: 2:35 Dismissal

5/20-5/23: Conference week, 12:35 Dismissal

5/20-5/24: Administration Appreciation Week

5/24-5/27: NO SCHOOL! 

If you have any questions please feel free to call the office


Parent Pick-up/ Drop Off Information

Parents, we are dedicated to the safety of your children. Please follow these procedures to ensure that pick-up and drop off are safe and run smoothly.

Parent Expectations:

  • There is no student drop-off in front of the school on 128th
  • Parents may drop off students in the parking lot off Bingham. Enter at the south entrance and students can exit the car at the sidewalk area. Drop off begins when we have supervision at 9:15.
  • Please let your child’s teacher know in writing how they will be going home (ex. Bus number, parent pickup, etc.).
  • If there is a change in the pick-up routine, the office needs to know by 3:30 because we need enough time to get notes to students.
  • Parents are encouraged to use the drive-through system off Bingham for picking up students. Otherwise, to meet students, please get out of vehicle and go to the grassy, treed area off the Bingham parking lot. Remember to use crosswalks when walking them to the car. 
  • Please park only in designated areas which include the parking lot on Bingham and the parking lot in front of the school on 128th. Please do not park in the gravel across from the bus crescent entrance (because the buses need room to turn). Do not double-park behind cars in the gravel strip beside the building on Bingham because it blocks people from leaving and can interfere with buses and pose a safety hazard. Please observe the county-designated no-parking zone at the northwest corner of the school (128th and Bingham). We want to protect visibility and avoid parking tickets.
  • All students are dismissed via the gym to pick-up and bus areas. Teachers are not allowed to release students in the foyer, halls or courtyard areas.
  • For safety reasons, students may not be pulled out of the bus lines. In case of emergency, please go to the office with your identification to get a slip that will allow us to release the student from the bus line.
  • Let us know if you have questions and/or suggestions. Thank you for your support! 


Dear Collins Families, 
Principal Dr. Barbara MondlochWelcome to the new school year! I hope your summer was wonderful and everyone is excited for the new school year. Over the summer our staff has been rejuvenating, attending professional development, setting up classrooms and making plans so that we can ensure a great year for our Coyotes. Every member of the Collins staff works diligently to bring our mission of “creating connected, capable, contributing citizens who achieve their highest potential every day” to life. We want every student to enjoy school and build strong relationships, learn rigorous content that will prepare them to achieve their goals and know they are an important member of our community who helps to make our school great.

Our school cheer captures our vision for our school:

Collins Coyote
Achievers and believers
Join the pack!
We believe in ourselves
We believe in each other
We believe in doing our best!

We have adopted Safe and Civil Schools, a proactive and positive behavior support system. That means we work diligently to create a context for student success. We meet them where they are and help them get to the next level. Our 4 BEs are Collins’ guidelines for success: 
Be safe. Be respectful. Be Responsible. Be cooperative.  We teach these to our students, model and practice them every day. When we follow these guidelines, school is a positive and productive place for all.

We are hosting a Back-To-School night on September 12
th. Please join us at 5:30 for dinner. After that, you will have a great opportunity to get to know teachers and support staff, tour classrooms, and learn about procedures, programs, PTA, opportunities and resources for families. We hope to see you there!

We thank you for partnering with us to support your children in their learning; it is an honor to serve them and watch them grow each year! Your input is important to us. Please contact us if we can be of assistance or if you have any questions.


Dr. Barbara Mondloch
Principal, Collins Elementary

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Collins Elementary
4608 128th St. E.
Tacoma, WA 98446