Family Newsletter

2/27/22

Hello everyone-


Wow what a week! This weather is nutty! With the holiday on Monday, and the weather Wednesday evening and Thursday, it was a wacky week.


Thank you to everyone who helped with Trivia Night on Friday. Special thank you to Martha Heisner and Jenny Wippermann for leading the event. Thank you to all of our families who volunteered time and items for the event. Thank you to all the families who attended the event, and thank you everyone for your generous financial support. The PTO uses funds to support our school in so many ways! You will likely be surprised to know that the funds they use to support our building exceed our building budget for the year. We could not do many of the events, supports, and traditions in the way that we do them without the financial support of the PTO. Thank you all!


We did need to reschedule our Wishtree event due to the weather. It will be this Wednesday from 5:00-6:30. We are now ending at 6:30 because Nipher's parent night begins at 6:30. We hope you can join us for an evening of fun!


Important- if you have not completed the Google Form to provide input for your child's class placement for the 22-23 school year- it is due TODAY at 10pm. We will be doing placements on the 1st and 2nd at our team meetings. Complete form here. If you are not returning to Robinson next year please complete this form.


Please reach out at any time to share any questions, concerns, or ideas. I am here to help and support you and your family. Thanks for all you do to help keep our students and staff safe.


Take Care-

Angeline

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Monday

B Day

7:00 Board of Education Meeting- The Kirkwood School District Board of Education meetings are streamed live on our Kirkwood School District YouTube channel. The external link is: https://www.youtube.com/c/KirkwoodSchoolDistrict/featured


Tuesday

C Day


Wednesday

D Day

Wacky Wednesday- Dress as your favorite book character!

5:00-6:30 One Book, One School - Wishtree Culminating Event at Robinson

6:30- 5th Grade Parent Night at Nipher


Thursday

A Day

7:00 League of Women's Voters Candidate Forum- at KHS


Friday

B Day

Wear your spirit wear or wear red!


Sunday

1:00 Splash Expo at KHS

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Dress as your favorite story character!

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Wishtree Culminating Event - Wednesday at 5:00-6:30 pm

We are going to celebrate finishing our Wishtree book together with a fun event at school Wednesday from 5:00-6:30 pm. We will have a photo op with our tree in the library- trivia- bingo- and fun Wishtree art and games for all. We hope you can join us!
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5th Grade Families going to Nipher- Wednesday night!

Welcome to Nipher Middle School! We will be hosting a 5th grade parent meeting on Wednesday at 6:30

Scan the QR code on the flyer or click this link: https://tinyurl.com/2p85ztmy

Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions. We can't wait to meet you and our incoming 6th grade Nipher Knights!

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Thank you Robinson community for embarking on an amazing journey!

To purchase remaining silent auction items, check out the online catalog here. The silent auction will be open Monday 2/28-Friday 3/4!

If you missed the paddle raise, check out our video and contribute to the cause here!


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A candidate forum for candidates running for the Kirkwood School Board will be conducted by the League of Women Voters Metro St. Louis and all candidates have been invited.

WHEN: Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Kirkwood High School

Keating Theatre

801 West Essex

The League of Women Voters is providing an opportunity to submit questions in advance of the forum. You can submit questions directly at: https://forms.gle/LE987bSnfeNdUoiN9


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This week is Read Across America Week

Staff and Students will be participating in special reading activities this week at school.


Here are some ways you and your children can join in on the fun:


- Wednesday, March 2nd we invite everyone to dress as your favorite book character for Wacky Wednesday.

- Wednesday, March 2nd join us at our One Book One School Event to celebrate reading Wishtree with other Robinson families from 5:00-7:00 pm

- The library will be focusing on "Stories of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience". Students will be introduced to or will expand upon their knowledge of what it means to be an immigrant or refugee through some amazing stories!

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Kirkwood Elementary Art and Music Teachers are looking for your feedback.

We will be collecting responses until March 3rd, 2022.Kirkwood Elementary Art and Music Parent/Guardian Survey


Kirkwood Elementary Art and Music Teachers are looking for your feedback. This feedback will help guide future instruction and opportunities for your student as an artist and musician in the Kirkwood School District. There are two student information questions, five art questions, five music questions, and a space for general comments. Thank you for taking the time to complete the short form.

We will be collecting responses until March 3rd, 2022.

FILL OUT FORM

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5th Grade Hosts Black History Museum- Parents may come in and take a look

5th grade has been working hard on preparing the Black History Museum! It is set up in the 5th grade hallway. You may come in during the day through end of the day Wednesday, or you may check it out Wednesday evening when you come for our Wishtree event.


You are welcome to come browse and have a 'Self Guided Tour'. You can snap photos, play the QR codes, and browse at your own pace.


Students have had the opportunity to come through the museum with their class since the 22nd.


Thank you to our 5th grade teacher team and students for leading this learning for Robinson! Way to go kids- you did awesome with your creativity!

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The KSDF Splash Expo is scheduled for March 6, 2022 from 1-3 p.m. in the Walker Natatorium at Kirkwood High School. Tickets are available here.


This family-friendly event includes a staff biggest splash contest, water safety/lifeguard demos, and swim, dive, water polo and Special Olympic athletes' showcase.
If you cannot attend but would like to donate, you can do so online.


Proceeds benefit the Legacy Fund for the Walker Natatorium


Tickets are $10/person or $25/family of 4.


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Festival of Bands & Strings moved to March 13th!

Please see the schedule of events above- both events take place at the Holley Gym at KHS. Doors open for families at 1:50pm for Festival of Bands, and 4:15pm for Festival of Strings. Thank you for your flexibility due to inclement weather. We hope to see you there!

Repeated Information Below

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Parent Volunteers needed March 10 and 28

Nurse Cyndi is looking for a few parents to help out with vision screenings on March 10th and 28th. Please email if you are able to help out on one of these days.
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Important March Dates- Mark your calendars

March 15- 9:00 am Report Cards Available on Infinite Campus

March 15- Art Show 4:30-7:30 in the gym

March 15- Book Fair in the cafe

March 15- In person parent-teacher conferences 4:30-7:30

March 16-18- zoom parent-teacher conference options

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Robinson Yearbooks are on sale now through March 11th. Please visit https://shop.yearbookmarket.com/robinsonelementaryschool to order your today. The cost is $10 per yearbook. If you would like to have the cover customized with your students name, it is an extra $5 per book. You can also purchase a yearbook for Donation, which will go to a 5th grader or a family that otherwise would not receive one. Thank you for your support. Email robinsonelementaryyb@gmail.com with questions.
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Reporting Postive Covid Cases

Per our commitment to transparency throughout the pandemic, the KSD COVID Dashboard will continue to provide information about positive cases in the District. View the dashboard by visiting kirkwoodschools.org/coviddashboard


The primary role of the dashboard is to provide data specific to the potential for in-school transmission. One of the ways we can ensure the dashboard is as up-to-date as possible is quick and accurate reporting of any student that tests positive for COVID. Families can self report a positive case by using the form below:


Report a Positive Case


Thank you for your assistance in ensuring our data is as current as possible.


Additionally, St. Louis County provides a map by zip code and school district to track community cases. It's available at: https://data.stlouisco.com/apps/covid-19-cases-by-zip-code-in-stl-county/explore

Click below to view the tutoring list 21-22