Family Newsletter

July

Hello everyone-


I hope your summer is off to a great start! We had a good turnout for our June book give away with the bubble bus at the OLC. The kids had a great time this month at the outdoor camp, cheer & dance clinic, and kindergarten popsicles event! Thanks for helping to keep the kids connected during the summer break.


As you saw in my email, Dr. Posey resigned before beginning the Assistant Principal position. We have over 30 people participating on the interview committees in the next interview process. I will send out a special newsletter when we have a candidate selected and board approved. I am excited to work with the interview committee to find our perfect person for Robinson. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help out!


Please see the activities below for the month. We hope to see you!


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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Month of July-

Week of July 4-8: Angeline will be working remotely, email if needed

July 14- Robinson Equity Group summer Book Club at the OLC from 6-7:30 pm

July 20- Book Give Away with at Meacham Park 5:00-6:00 pm

July 21- 5:30-7:00 Food Pantry at Robinson

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PTO needs your vote

Dear Robinson caregiver community,


A funding request has come to the PTO board, and we need community input to move forward with a budget request of this size. Since we have no meetings over the summer, we are reaching out to you via this virtual vote for your input.


In 2021, our community generously raised money to diversify and update classroom libraries. Now the school would like to be able to rotate these books through the classrooms each quarter. This would keep reading fresh and give our kids access to new books in their classrooms every quarter. In order to facilitate this project, 28 book carts have been requested for a total of $5,880. Our anticipated budget for 2022-23 has plenty of funds to cover this new request.


We appreciate your time and feedback on this request. Please place your vote by 7:00 pm on Tuesday, July 12. Please click here to vote. Thanks!


If you have questions or comments, please email robinsonpto@gmail.com.

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Welcome our new Social Worker- Dima Shabaneh

Hi Robinson family!


I wanted to take the moment to introduce myself as the new member of the social work team at Robinson. This is my third year in the Kirkwood School District and I am excited to be starting this new role with the Robinson family. In my previous role, I worked as the Intentional Connections Coordinator for Kirkwood At-Home then transitioned to working with our students enrolled in Launch as well as those who had to quarantine from the school building.


To give you some brief information about myself, I graduated from UMSL with my Master of Education in counseling with a K-12 School Counseling certification in May 2020. I have also worked at Mercy Hospital in their Behavioral Health Department in many different roles, including as a nursing assistant and in intake completing risk assessments and providing referrals. Working with students and families is my passion and I am so excited to be back in the school building this coming year!


When I am not working with students and have some free time, I enjoy traveling both nationally and internationally. I love learning about new cultures, trying new foods, and making new friends wherever I go.


I am looking forward to combining my past knowledge and skills as well as the new skills I learn in this position to serve you and your children to the best of my ability. I truly believe that teamwork makes the dream work. As long as we work together to ensure all hands on deck to serve the students and community, then I have no doubt this coming year will be a successful one for all of us.


I look forward to meeting you all soon!



Dima Shabaneh, M.Ed, NCC

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Your Input Needed- thanks!

Hi Families! We are working to more clearly identify and intentionally utilize all of the outdoor spaces and resources at Robinson. Please look at the information included in this survey and share your opinions. Thanks so much!

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Books & SnoCones

Please join us for a book give away and Kona Ice fun on July 20 from 5-6 pm at the park in Meacham Park. We will have music, bubbles, books, and FUN! Children of all ages are welcome! Hope to see you then!
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July 21st 5:30-7:00 pm at Robinson

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Robinson Equity Group Summer Book Club

We welcome all Robinson parents and caregivers who are interested in deepening their understanding of equity to join us for this summer's book club! Our book club selection for this summer is My Black Friend Says: Lessons in Equity, Inclusion, and Cultural Competency by Heather Fleming. Our two meetings will be: July 14 and August 10, 2022, from 6:00-7:30 pm in the OLC (Robinson pavilion). It's ok if you can't make it to both; don't let that stop you from participating.


Click here to sign up for a book and get more information!


Questions? Contact robinsonequity@gmail.com

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Help needed:)

I know that summer is a busy time for everyone, and there are a few things that I could use a hand with that need done for school. Below are opportunities that you can help out. Please email me if you're interested in helping during July or early August. Thanks so much!


July items to do:

Help put binders together

Lamination

Cutting cards and putting them on a key ring

Bulletin Boards

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The Block Party is Back!

Mark your calendars for August 16th at Robinson. This is when you will get to meet your teacher(s), you can drop off school supplies, get school information, tech support, and food and DJ for kiddos. If you would like to set up an information table at the block party for your organization, please complete this short survey. Thanks!


We are trying to keep the crowds down still, so please adhere to your time slots- thanks so much and see you there!


Families with Last Name Beginning

A-G:

Meet teacher from 5-5:30 in classrooms, Information Tables in Cafe 5:30-6:00, Outdoor Fun 6:00-7:00

H-N:

Information at tables in Cafe 5-5:30, Meet teacher from 5:30-6:00 in classrooms, Outdoor fun 6:00-7:00

O-T:

Outdoor fun 5-6:00, Meet teacher 6:00-6:30 in classrooms, Information at Tables in Cafe 6:30-7:00

U-Z:

Outdoor fun 5:00-6:00, Information at Tables in Cafe 6:00-6:30, Meet teacher 6:30-7:00 in classrooms

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Robinson & PTO partnering for a safety committee

I have had lots of parents emailing and calling regarding safety at Robinson. If you would like to be a part of a staff & parent PTO safety committee, please click here to sign up. Thanks for joining us!
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Classroom Welcome Letters and Rosters will be emailed August 1 at 9:00 am

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Please complete the dismissal survey for each of your children

Click here to complete the dismissal survey for each of your children. This will allow teachers to know where to send your child at dismissal each day. If you need to change your dismissal for one day only, please call the front office by 3:00. Thanks!
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The federal program allowing all children free breakfast and lunch has ended

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Mark your calendars for August Popsicles on Playground Dates

PTO is sponsoring popsicles on the playground for each grade level. This is a time for families and students to get together. Teachers are invited to attend but are not required to attend. This is an informal event and not our formal back to school event which will be our Block Party on August 16th. We hope to see you at popsicles!


Kindergarten- August 8 from 5-6pm

First Grade- August 1 from 5-6 pm

Second Grade- August 2 from 5-6 pm

Third Grade- August 3 from 5-6 pm

Fourth Grade- August 4 from 5-6 pm

Fifth Grade- August 5 from 5-6 pm

Repeated Information Below

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Supply Lists for '22-'23

Consider purchasing all your School Supplies from Bright SchoolKitz - A one-stop online shopping experience


PTO is working with a school supply company, Bright SchoolKitz, to provide families with an opportunity to purchase all of their school supplies with a click of a button. Once ordered, the supplies will be shipped directly to the student's address within 2-3 weeks. This option would allow families to purchase supplies without having to go into stores or find each item independently. We hope that you will find this service to be convenient and efficient. Please visit the website to view supplies and prices. https://www.brightschoolkitz.com/Store/School/7366 Select "Order Kits" at the top of the page and then search for Robinson under the "Find Your School" prompt.


Bright SchoolKitz is a mom-run, family-owned, mission-focused company. We offer competitively-priced, high-quality school supply kits, shipped to school or home, that are customized to your teachers' supply lists or bulk supplies ordered for the entire school. To give back to the community, we employ adults with developmental disabilities to hand pack a portion of our kits. You'll be pleased to know that with our service there are no fees or required minimum purchases. Most of us here at Bright SchoolKitz also volunteer at our kids' schools or within our communities, so we know your time is valuable; therefore, we strive to keep our program simple and convenient.

Kindergarten Supplies

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First Grade Supplies

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Second Grade Supplies

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Third Grade Supplies

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Fourth Grade Supplies

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Fifth Grade Supplies

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Updated Nurses' Note below

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Here are a few things to remember for the start of the next school year, and items you can do ahead to prepare.


Immunizations

As your child goes to the doctor this summer, for check ups, and sports physical, please also talk to the doctor about any immunizations that may be needed for school. By school guidelines, all Immunizations need to be completed in order to attend school.


Health Action Plans-

If your child has any medical issues (Asthma, Diabetes, Food Allergies, Seizures) or any medical issues that may require additional support, please get those action plans from your doctor. The Doctor offices are aware of these Action plans and can print them out.


Medications taken at School-

If your child will be taking medication at school, during school hours, they will need a medication permission form filled out. A medication form will also be needed for over the counter medication. All medication needs to be in the original bottle, container, or box, with the student's name on it. (this also includes inhalers, need to be in the original box) Check expirations dates, so no medication is expired. If you can get one that does not expire at the end of the school year, that helps so you do not need to replace it half way through the year.


You may start sending paperwork into school, Via email, or drop off at the school through the summer, with my name on it. If you have any questions, please email me, and let me know.


Thank you, and have a great summer,

Nurse Cyndi

Cynthia.Rudder@kirkwoodschools.org

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Summer Tech Info

student information is their email address (6-digit student number followed by @kirkwoodschools.org), username (6-digit student number) and password (8-digit DOB/mmddyyyy). You can also look at the how-to sheet on our website at: www.kirkwoodschools.org/summer-resources
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Help Wanted

Sign up here to help keep our outdoor spaces maintained over the summer! No gardening experience needed and a great way to build our community!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DA5A72EA4FB6-robinson3

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Instrumental Music

Time to Sign Up for Instrumental Music!

This week your 3rd grader will bring home a flyer with personalized recommendations on which instruments we think he or she would find most success playing.

Beginning orchestra starts in 4th grade! Click here for registration links and more information!


This week your 4th grader will bring home a flyer with personalized recommendations on which instruments we think he or she would find most success playing.

Beginning band starts in fifth grade! Click here for registration links and more information!

Feel free to contact elizabeth.wright@kirkwoodschools.org if you have questions.


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Robinson PTO Board Needs Volunteers for 22-23 School Year

The Robinson PTO is looking for parents and guardians to join the PTO board for the upcoming school year! Worried that you won't have enough time? Or maybe that it's not the right fit? Well, have no fear! We are a fun bunch of parents who too just want to help our school community.


All open board positions are "elect" positions which means you will work alongside the current board member for a year before transitioning into the role. We recognize many of us are stretched thin in life and couldn't imagine carving out any extra time. But this type of community service really is rewarding especially when you see the joy on our students' and teachers' faces.


If we have a strong, diverse team we can strike a balance with time commitment and will be more successful at building a Robinson community that is connected, engaging and enriched!


All are welcome! Please contact us as robinsonpto@kirkwoodschools.org if you would like to hear more or are interested in joining our Board.

Click below to view the tutoring list 21-22