Spring 2015

Dear Families:

We are in home stretch for school.  March has been a fantastic month for celebrating and igniting a passion for reading.  We have had many wonderful reading activities here at school.  Our Donuts with Dudes and Dudettes was a tremendous success.  We had over 400 students and family members in our gym enjoying a donut and reading with students.  Remember to read as much as you can with your students at home.

Also, we will be having our Global Learning Day on 4/24.  Our staff and students will research a country represented at Collins and create display with many interesting facts.  This is a fantastic day to celebrate our diversity.

M-Step testing, the new Michigan State Assessment, will be happening after Spring Break.  3rd graders will be taking the test the last 2 weeks of May and the first week of June.  4th graders will be taking the test the last week of April and the first 2 weeks of May.  Please try to schedule any appointments around these key dates.

Here are a few key phone numbers and our web address:

  • Collins main office number:  616-493-8900
  • Collins fax number:  616-493-8909
  • Attendance line (available 24 hrs):  616-493-8906
  • Website address:  www.fhps.net/collins


Mitchell Balingit, Principal
Spring 2015 Newsletter

Collins PTO website at www.collinspto.org

Suggested School supply list for 2014-2015
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Latest Collins Elementary News

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March 25, 2015 @ 1:54 pm

New Communication - List serv is going away!

Our last listserv will be sent out on Friday, March 27, 2015

Dear Collins Families:

In an effort to continue to improve our communication, Collins will be initiating a new program throughout the Forest Hills School District that will replace our current Listserv email service with something new and exciting. Beginning on March 30, 2015, our webpage (located at http://www.fhps.net/collins ) will now be the primary source for information and important news.

Collins will be discontinuing its use of the Listserv system as your main source of news and information on March 30th. If you would still like to receive an email that will notify you when new items are posted to our homepage, you may subscribe now to Collins News by following the directions below. Read more

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August 4, 2014 @ 9:32 am

Forest Hills Northern Golf Outing on August 18 at Watermark Country Club

Forest Hills Northern Community


As a reminder the Forest Hills Northern Sports Golf outing is back for its 4th annual year. Time is running out to register for this great event that supports Northern Athletics. We’re hoping as you prepare your summer plans you can once again join us for  another great day on Monday, August 18th at Watermark Country Club (shotgun start @ 12:30p). Registration will end Thursday evening August 14th.


You can reference everything anytime at FHNSports.com/golfouting. Read more

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August 2, 2013 @ 7:21 pm

School Starts Tuesday, September 3

Welcome to Collins Elementary!!!

Start and end times:  8:40 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Open house:  August 28
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Curriculum night:  September 17
5:3 – 6:30 p.m.