Family Newsletter

4/17/22

Hello everyone-


We had a short, fun week this week! I got to go shopping in first grade as they finished up their economics project- they are sooooo creative! I bought a popsicle raft for my cell phone, a joy shirt, self-portrait, and doggie that I added to the joy shirt. So great! The other pic is from 4th grade's anatomy project- they were so proud to explain the body parts and what they do.


I hope that you all enjoyed the long weekend and were able to spend quality time with your family. I got to do a girls weekend with my mom and sister in Florida and it was so fun to just get away with no agenda and nothing to do.


Please take a moment to provide us with feedback on parent communication. We will use your feedback this summer to create our school improvement plan for '22-'23. Thanks in advance for your participation! Click here for parent survey.


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

A Day


Tuesday

B Day

4th & 5th Grade MAP Testing


Wednesday

C Day

4th & 5th Grade MAP Testing

1:30 Welcome Special Olympics Participants back to Robinson at Front Drive


Thursday

D Day

4th & 5th Grade MAP Testing

6:30 Robinson Food Pantry


Friday

A Day

Wear Robinson Red!

Earth Day

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Thank you to all of our school volunteers. We appreciate all the things that you do to make Robinson great!
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School Improvement Goal- Parent Communication

As you may recall, one of our school improvement goals is to increase parent communication. We had a few actions steps to address this:
  • Required weekly or biweekly newsletters from classroom teachers or grade level
  • Required mid-quarter progress reports
  • Send home student reports for SEL data- Sabrs report
  • Share grade level and building wide data via PTO reports
  • Expectation of 24 hour response time to acknowledge emails


Please complete the survey below to let us know if the steps we put in place were effective and provide suggestions for additional action steps to improve for next year. We had 192 responses this fall and I am hopeful we will have this many again. Thank you for providing feedback to help us grow and meet your needs!

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April 20th at 1:30- Rained out last week

Please consider joining us out front to cheer our special olympics participants on as they return to Robinson on Wednesday at 1:30. We hope to see you at the front sidewalk!
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Recognize Pam Harris Retirement- May 4th at 4:00 pm at KHS

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MAP Testing Begins this week- 4th & 5th Grade

  • Get a good night's sleep
  • Eat a good breakfast
  • Pack an extra snack
  • Write a note of encouragement for your child to keep out on their desk
  • Remind your child to do their best and don't stress!
  • Make sure your child has their headphones
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4th Quarter Progress Reports

Be on the lookout for your teacher to be communicating your child's progress in the next couple of weeks. Thanks!
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Repeated Information Below

KSD Support Staff Award Nomination

OUTSTANDING! EXEMPLARY! TREND SETTING!


You're invited to nominate a support staff member who has shown exemplary, outstanding, or well-above-and-beyond for his/her profession. Don't be shy, nominate as many as you want! We all know it takes a village so there must be many who complete your day!

Members of the Kirkwood community including students, staff, parents, and community members may nominate any support staff employee(s) of the district including assistants, office personnel, custodians, maintenance personnel, nurses, technology staff, food service, bus drivers, etc.

DEADLINE: Friday, April 29, 2022



FILL OUT FORM

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Stuck on Literacy - Robinson Roadrunners Reading Challenge

The kids are begging to tape me to the wall still and so I am going to be challenging them to read 2 books at home from now until the end of the year. If we reach our Robinson Roadrunners Reading Challenge of reading 1,000 books at home before May 16th, we will let the kids tape me to the exterior wall of the gym for Field Day on the 20th. A paper for parents to complete will be sent home in the backpack on Monday. Students just turn the sheets into the teacher on May 16th- we will count however many books each child reads toward the goal, so one student reads extra it may cover those who did not return any reading. Good luck Roadrunners- read away!
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Outdoor Summer Camp Opportunity at Robinson

Join us for Robinson’s third annual summer camp where students will explore our incredible


outdoor environment and learn gardening, movement, music, art, science, and more!


Monday, June 13- Thursday, June 16 8:30AM-12:00PM each day.

● Open to outgoing (current) kindergartners through outgoing (current) 4th graders.

● $140 per student for the week, open to the first 25 students who registerPay by cash or checks to Kirkwood School District

● Limited number of scholarships are available.


Registration flyers to be sent home in backpack mail with students, or you can access it via the pdf below.

Contact Maria Tutskey @ maria.tutskey@kirkwoodschools.org or Shannon Ross @ shannonr76@yahoo.com with any questions or if you would like to volunteer time or resources to camp!

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Calling all Robinson families! It’s time to celebrate our Robinson Super Heroes. The Staff Appreciation Committee is gearing up for our big week in May and we can’t make a BANG! without you! We would like to start collecting gift cards for our daily raffles during

Staff Appreciation Week, May 2nd – 6th. Please consider donating a gift card from your favorite restaurant, store, salon or event. If you love it, they will too! You can drop off your donations now

until the end of April at the Robinson School office or to the Triola household at

207 Altus PL.

Email Erin Triola erinellis@hotmail.comwith any questions.


Thank you for helping us make this week MARVELOUS!

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Adventure Club Registration

Registration for Adventure Club for the 2022-23 school year begins soon. Families currently enrolled in Adventure Club will receive a direct link to the waiting list via Brightwheel and email on April 6th 10:00 AM. This same link can also be found on the Adventure Club website. Please note we will not begin processing enrollment until May 2022. Please email Jennifer Hahn, Adventure Club Program Coordinator, with any questions.


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Parade Float Builders Wanted

Are you crafty, handy, have a trailer? If you would like to help Robinson Staff and PTO with designing, building a float, or walking in the Meacham Park Parade on June 4th, please email me and I will get with you to organize. Thanks so much!
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Video Messages for Dr. Wilson

We'd love to send Dr. Wilson off with a slide show of video messages from parents, students, and staff. Please consider helping your child make a video, or you could make a video to thank her for her years of service to Robinson. Please send video messages to me at angeline.onealhogrefe@kirkwoodschools.org
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  1. After two years of waiting, we are finally ready to bring back our district-wide Many Cultures, One Kirkwood event!! This grand celebration of world cultures will take place on Friday, April 29th from 6-8 pm in the gym/cafeteria at Tillman Elementary School, 230 Quan Avenue. We will need help to set up, put on the event, and clean up after it is over.

We hope to have all slots filled on this page by Friday, April 22nd, one week before the event. Also, we would like to have donated items to the ELL Specialist at your school by April 22nd. This will give us one week to finish preparing. If you have questions, please contact the ELL Specialist at your school:

Amy Randles at amy.randles@kirkwoodschools.org

Azniv Tcherkezian at Azniv.Tcherkezian@kirkwoodschools.org

Gina Muller at Gina.Muller@kirkwoodschools.org

Please sign up by visiting our Sign-Up Genius website. The external link is: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4ca4a62aa5f85-many.i 9


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Learn more about work underway in our schools during our Prop R Power Hour at kirkwoodschools.org/PowerHour

The panel will discuss work completed to date, projects underway and updated timelines for construction.

Have a question? Visit kirkwoodschools.org/PropRInfo to share what information you would like to have addressed during the presentation.


Save the Date!

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We are excited to meet our incoming Kindergarten class for the 2022/2023 school year!


Robinson Elementary is hosting a Kindergarten Open House and Scavenger Hunt on April 27th from 5-6PM. Our smallest friends will find and explore the Kindergarten classrooms, special areas, and cafeteria; meet the Kindergarten teachers and tour a school bus. If you haven't had the chance to register your kindergartener, you will have the opportunity to do that in-person at the event with two proofs of residency. To register your child for Kindergarten prior to the event, please register online at kirkwoodschools.org/Register.


We encourage families to only bring their special Kindergartener as a way to celebrate this milestone!

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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.

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