Family Newsletter

2/28/21

Cool Class Activities

Hello everyone-


I hope that you and your family are all doing well and staying safe. We had a great week here at school! I got to see 5th grade projects for Black History Month, 2nd grade Presidential Projects, 3rd grade was writing Fairy Tales with a twist, and lots of other great work going on! Thank you to our teachers for all they are doing to make learning fun, relevant, and engaging.


The kids are enjoying the warmer weather and getting to play outside. Please remember that we may utilize our fields and the path in the woods and kids may get a little dirty. Feel free to send in a pair of shoes that you don't mind getting muddy. Spring time is wet at Robinson!


Please reach out if you have any questions, concerns, ideas, or if we can provide support in any way. Thank you for your partnership in keeping the Robinson community safe.


Take Care-

Angeline

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This Week's Schedule

Link to our school webpage calendar

Week of March 1

This week is a D week


Monday, March 1

Students in person learning


Tuesday, March 2

Students in person learning


Wednesday, March 3

Wacky Wednesday Theme- dress like your favorite book character

Students in person learning

PTO Update on ByLaws

Nipher Parent Webinar 6:30


Thursday, March 4

Students in person learning


Friday, March 5

Students online learning

KAH packet pickup

Last day to purchase yearbook ads (last day to buy yearbooks is March 19)

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Last Call For Yearbook Ad Sales- Yearbook Sales End March 19

Yearbook sales are now open!

Orders for BOTH ads and yearbooks can be placed at the following link:

https://shop.yearbookmarket.com/robinsonelementaryschool


Prices:

Yearbook: $10

ADS:

  • 1/8 page ad: $15 (free for 5th graders)
  • 1/4 page ad: $25
  • 1/2 page ad: $50
  • Whole page ad: $100


For Ads: Funds raised from selling ads helps to offset the price of the yearbook and allow us to offer the book at a lower price. Once the ad order is placed, the yearbook committee will be in touch regarding picture and wording submissions. This is the first year that the website lets you fully design and create your ad with the layout, fonts, and colors that you prefer. Fifth grade families using the dedication ad builder will need to enter a code upon check-put to receive the 1/8 page ad for free. The code is JR5K8ICQ20 and it is also included in the description of the 1/8 page ad when they are adding it to their cart. Yearbook ad sales will end 3/5/21


For Yearbooks: Paper forms have been sent home for those who may wish to pay by check.


Yearbook sales will end 3/19/21.


Please reach out to robinsonelementaryyb@gmail.com with any questions about our yearbook or ads.


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Important Zoom Update- Action May Be Needed- Please see below

Making sure you are authenticated before clicking on a Zoom link.

Step 1 - Sign into Google in Safari

  • Open Safari on the iPad
  • Open a new page and goto Google.com
  • In the top right corner if it has a photo or initial you are signed in and can move on to the next set of instructions for Zoom. If it says Sign In, please select it.
  • You should be prompted to enter an email address or tap on one that has already been entered. Student email addresses are: 6-digit student number@kirkwoodschools.org (ex-833213@kirkwoodschools.org)
  • If you are prompted with a red and white app portal screen type in student username (student number) and password (8-digit birthday)


Step 2 - Sign into the Zoom app

  • Open the Zoom app on your iPad
  • If you are signed in, you will see a picture or initial in the top left corner of the screen. You are all set and can click on your Zoom links in Schoology.
  • If you are not signed in, Select Sign In at the bottom.
  • A screen will come up that says "Sign in with SSO" with some other info. Please select the blue GO button.
  • Select Open to the "Open this page in Zoom" prompt.

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Virtual Author's Visit for 4th and 5th Grade

4th and 5th graders will be having a virtual author visit from author Hena Khan on Monday, March 8th. Hena will be promoting her new book, Amina's Song, the follow up to Amina's Voice in which the "joys and challenges of a young Pakistani American" are brought to the forefront as she uses her voice to "bring a diverse community together to love and support each other". She has also written numerous other chapter and picture books.


Check out her website for more information: https://www.henakhan.com/.


This visit is sponsored by the Novel Neighbor and all orders can be made online by going to https://thenovelneighbor.com/khan/. If you would like to purchase a book and are unable to purchase online, please email kristin.davis@kirkwoodschools.org. Recommended for grades 4/5, although orders are open to anyone.

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Download the parent letter below for 5th Grade Biz Town Info

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Prop R - Right for Kids, Right for Our Community

A Zero-Tax Rate Change Proposal Would Address Overcrowding, Safety and Security Challenges, and More


Faced with overcrowded classrooms and a lack of adequate instructional space in its schools, the Kirkwood School District Board of Education unanimously voted on Monday, Jan. 25, to place a zero-tax rate change bond proposal on the April 6, 2021 ballot.


The proposal, called Proposition R, is a ballot issue designed to provide the financial resources to address overcrowding and maintain class sizes with additional classrooms, update aging infrastructure and systems, enhance safety and security district-wide, and complete additional needed facility updates. If approved by voters, every building in the District would be improved. Proposition R requires 57.143% voter approval.


Prop R does not include a new elementary school building.


For more information, please visit our website: kirkwoodschools.org/PropR.

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Please consider joining us for a Power Hour

Please join us at our upcoming Power Hours to learn more about Prop R. Pop on for a few minutes, or stay the whole hour. In an effort to accommodate different schedules, please check out the schedule below.


All Saturday Webinars are from 9 to 10 am

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Saturday, March 20, 2021


12 to 1 pm Webinars. **I will be at this one**

Monday, March 8, 2021


7 to 8 pm Webinars

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Thursday, March 18, 2021


For information about our upcoming Power Hours, please visit:

https://www.kirkwoodschools.org/powerhour

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REPEATED INFORMATION BELOW

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5th Grade Information

If you have a child preparing to go to Nipher, the information below is of importance. This year, due to having some students virtual and some in-person, we decided to create a Google Form to help our rising 5th grade families make scheduling/course requests. There is a beginning band and orchestra option for students who have no prior experience.

All 5th grade students should have this form completed by a parent/guardian. Parents can complete the form at any point, and we need one from each family by Friday, March 5th.

Here is the link to complete the form: https://forms.gle/qfpgWcf6ovFwN2Gx7

Save the date for March 3rd at 6:30 pm for a 5th Grade Parent Webinar. Learn about course selections, daily schedule, clubs/activities, and so much more! Zoom link will be sent to all parents the week of the event.

Thank you for your help as we prepare our students transition to Nipher.

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Candid Photos Needed

Please load candid photos of your child learning at home to this google folder. Please label the photos you upload with your child's name and building (Robinson). Or if you have prints, you can drop them off at the table in the front entrance at Robinson. We will be using these pictures for our yearbook. Thanks!
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Online Registration is for New Students Only- if your child is currently enrolled you do not need to complete this even if transitioning to a new building (Nipher or North Kirkwood). Thanks!

Information below is repeated from previous newsletters

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Kindergarten Registration Information

Calling all 2034 graduates...Do you have a neighbor, friend, or family member who needs to register for kindergarten? Now is the time to register for kindergarten for August 2021. Children need to be 5 years old by August 1, 2021, to attend kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year.


To register, visit the District’s website at kirkwoodschools.org/register. For online registration, it is recommended that a laptop computer, desktop computer, or tablet device be used to complete your child's registration. Registration using a smartphone is not recommended.