Family Newsletter

10/25/20

Another Successful Re-entry

Hello everyone-


We welcomed our 3-5 students into their new in person and online classes this week. We've heard lots of positive feedback from families, students, and staff. It's been nice to see all of our students being successful in the setting that works best for their family.


Quick reminder to only turn right onto couch after student drop off.. This should help with our arrival process.


Our school community has been so supportive of our staff and families. We truly are #RobinsonStrong. Thank you for all you're doing!


Please reach out if you have any questions, concerns, or if I can support your family in any way.


Take Care-

Angeline

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Pantry at OLC closed until further notice

We have been hit by vandalism in our outdoor spaces again Friday night. Nearly all of the food items from our pantry were taken out, broken, and thrown across our playground, OLC, and playground equipment. This is the fifth time this has happened. We are now working with law enforcement to apprehend the perpetrators. They have previously also used spray paint on our sidewalks, planters, and OLC. If you have any information regarding this, or if you have witnessed or heard anyone talking about these acts of vandalism please contact me or the police department.
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School Picture Day

ROBINSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Picture Day is: Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Wagner Portrait Group will be photographing students for portrait packages & school records. This will be your special opportunity to purchase your school pictures!


https://bit.ly/3lViOi6

Don’t forget to dress appropriately as the school dress code will apply. Please direct all questions, concerns, or special requests directly to Wagner Portrait Group. We are happy to help! 1-800-444-7986 info@wagnerportaitgroup.com

Click here to view the schedule for our online and in person classes. Online teachers and students your times are 7:30-8:30 or 1:00-2:00. Online families- please park on the street and walk by the OLC to the exterior gym door. Students will enter the gym and go to the picture area, then remove their mask for the picture, and then exit the gym door and walk back to their transportation.

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Free Food sent home with your child on Thursday to feed them on Friday during Quarter 2

Complete this form only if you DO want food sent home with your child on Thursday to feed them on Friday while we are learning virtually on Fridays in second quarter. This is a FREE service because of the pandemic.


Click here to submit the form to send the food home with your child on Thursday.

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No nuts in breakfast, lunch, or snacks. PTO hosting nut free snack drive

Chartwells is currently providing a nut free breakfast and lunch free of charge for any student who would like one.


Click here to view alternative lunch/snack options


All K-5 classrooms have snack in the classroom as well. Snacks are not provided by Chartwells and parents need to pack a nut free snack for their students.


Click here to sign up to donate a snack. Robinson Snack Drive


If you would like to send in additional nut free snacks, please send these in on Thursday, October 28th. Thank you to those who sent snacks in this week. We will be collecting snacks at the OLC and the parent drop off/pick up line. You can also send additional snacks in if your child rides the bus and the classroom teacher will collect them. Thank you for your donation!

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We are resuming Fridays online beginning this Friday, October 30th.

Please see the links below for you grade level's schedule.

This Friday you have the option to attend the Halloween Party 9:00-9:30 and then you will begin the Friday schedule at 9:30


Kindergarten Schedule

First Grade Schedule

Second Grade Schedule

Third Grade Schedule

Fourth Grade Schedule

Fifth Grade Schedule

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Health Updates

click here to view the nurse's corner video


Gator Masks are NOT allowed as an acceptable mask.



CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html



The link to the District's guidance is on the website.


Please remember that we are sending students home out of an abundance of caution. Please refer to the infograph below for additional details.

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This week is Red Ribbon- See below for the theme for each day!

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Kirkwood Educational Equity Speaker Series

The Kirkwood Educational Equity Speaker Series (KEESS) Schedules monthly Webinars beginning in October-April

Community & Staff are encouraged to attend: To sign up, please register for the online. If the link doesn't work, please copy the following in your browser: https://kirkwoodschools.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rIrNOnFkRR2g4mggh6ESuw

Addressing Equity in the STEM Pipeline: A panel discussion designed to share the current data concerning the underrepresentation of students of color in STEM careers, and begin a deep dive into the educational experiences we can create for our students to promote interest and participation in STEM programs throughout their academic career.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 4-5:30 p.m., Q&A 5:30-6 p.m.

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Art Fundraiser

Hello Parents

Square 1 Art is excited to partner with your child's school to celebrate creativity and raise funds for the school! The Square 1 Art art project provides you the opportunity to purchase keepsakes and gifts featuring your child's art! Every order will profit your school.

Our Virtual Art Project will keep your child creative at home with 3 Easy Steps:

1. Create Art

• Lesson Plan: Use one from your teacher or use one of ours.

• Art Dimensions: At least 8 in X 8 in. Use Our Art Paper

• Get the Best Results: View our Art Do's & Dont's

Download Art Paper

2. Photograph & Upload your Art to Square1Art.com

• Go Outside Natural light is best and avoid shadows.

• Be Directly Overhead Get the best photo possible.

• Edit & Crop Make your art perfect

Art Upload is due 11/9/2020

Upload Your Art

3. Shop for Keepsakes

• Remember, every order profits your school.

Parent's Portal

Your One-Stop Shop for everything you need for your project including instructional videos, printable lessons and helpful links.

Go to the Parent's Portal

Artfully yours,

Stephanie Coplan
Account Manager
(888) 332-3294 X282

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PTO - Robinson Cares Fundraising- Families Helping Families- click below to download/view the flyer

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Library Updates

Curbside Pick Up

We will resume curbside pick-up for our virtual learners this coming Friday, October 30th. The hours have changed slightly and curbside will be available from 9AM-7PM every Friday in the OLC. The process will be the same as it has been. Please use this link to request books via a Google form or have your child log in to Destiny Discover to request specific titles by placing them on Hold. Please email kristin.davis@kirkwoodschools.org with any questions. Thank you!



Kelly Yang Author Visit for 4th and 5th Grade

Author Kelly Yang will be presenting virtually to all Kirkwood 4th and 5th graders in late October. She is the author of one of the Mark Twain Nominee books, Front Desk, and many students are familiar with (and LOVE) the book! She will be speaking on her new book, Three Keys. See the flyer below for more information. Links for ordering her books can be found below as well.


Cash/Check: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf3V8VfAe7ACdW7VZ582oZJRaGHvK_F-E8s1EimtnpI6mIPCg/viewform


Credit Card: https://thenovelneighbor.com/kyang/