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From The Principal

Collins’ Families,

As we begin a new year, it is always a great time to reflect on the past year, but more importantly to look forward to the many opportunities a new year brings.  It is a time to celebrate our many successes and to reflect on our opportunities for growth.  As we begin 2020, I would like to assure our community that the high expectations that were set at the beginning of the year will continue for the remainder of the school year. 

Collins’ staff has surely enjoyed the holiday break and are ready to come back to provide your children with the very best academic and social guidance.  We will begin our NWEA assessments in January.  This provides our teachers with a valuable snapshot on your child’s growth in the areas of reading, mathematics, and science.  Please ensure, as should be done each day that your child gets plenty of rest and a good breakfast on school days. 

January will be another month of wonderful events for our families.  We begin the month with our first restaurant night of 2020 on January 8th at Fuddruckers.  Enjoy a night away from cooking and join us!  January also brings us an early morning event the children truly enjoy…Donuts with Dad.  This event will be held on January 15th at 7:30 a.m.  Finally, Collins will host our Family Movie Night on January 24th at 6:00 p.m.  These exciting events would not be possible without the support from our amazing Parent Teacher Organization.  We encourage all parents and guardians to attend our January PTO meeting on Thursday, January 9th at 3:30 in the Media Center.  Childcare is provided.

On behalf of the Collins’ staff, I would like to wish you all a very happy new year!  May 2020 be filled with good health and happiness.

Best Regards,

Jena Lenz

Collins’ Principal


Our Mission

With the support of the community, the mission of Bruce Collins Elementary is to foster a caring and enriching environment that enables all students to grow academically and socially to reach their individual potential as they become lifelong learners.

MSTEP and MIAccess

This Spring our students in grades 3rd- 6th will be taking part in MSTEP & MIAccess Michigan State Assessments. Specific information and testing dates will be coming home from individual grade levels. It is very important that students will be in school on these days. Please make

every effort to have them here. Thank You!

UCS Vision

All children have the right to a rigorous, high-quality education which meets their individual needs. UCS will respect, encourage and empower each and every student to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful, contributing members of a diverse community and global society.

UCS Mission

We are committed to exemplary teaching and learning in order for our students to be prepared for success in the 21st Century.
We will achieve this commitment by engaging the entire community to focus on each child's achievement, with the expectation that every student will pursue some type of post-high school educational endeavor.

Core Values

  • Every child can learn and achieve.
  • Parents and guardians are partners in the learning process.
  • Being “smart” can be achieved through persistence, hard work and effective effort.
  • Excellence is expected and celebrated.
  • Data is used to guide our decision-making.
  • All employees will exemplify ethical behavior; exhibit a strong work ethic; and continue to develop their leadership, performance and service skills.
  • Technology supports and enhances instruction, business operations, research and communications.
  • The Board of Education, district educators/staff, parents, community members and business leaders must collaborate and work as a team to enhance educational opportunities for student success.