Family Newsletter

1/31/21

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Our first big snowfall

Hello everyone-


I hope that you and your family are all doing well and staying safe. We had our first big snowfall this week. It was great to see the kids excited about playing outside in the snow. Please remember that even when kids are playing on campus after school hours they should have their masks on.


This week is National School Counselor's Week! Please encourage your children to share a message with their counselors to show their appreciation. Our counseling department does so much to support our families both in and out of school. We greatly appreciate all that they do each and every day!


This week also kicks off Black History Month. We are excited to have activities and lessons that celebrate this month. We hope that the kids will be able to share their learning with you at home.


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 February 1st

This week is a D week


Monday, February 1

Students in person learning


Tuesday, February 2

Students in person learning


Wednesday, February 3

Wacky Wednesday Theme- PJ Day- student request

Students in person learning


Thursday, February 4

Students in person learning


Friday, February 5

Students online learning

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February is Black History Month

February is here, and while we should be highlighting and celebrating the contributions of African Americans all year long, February is the month that we pause and show our students how much we value this work. In our current climate, this work is more important than ever for our kids to experience. Please click on this link to view websites that can guide conversations and provide activities to do at home with your child. Thanks!

Black History Month Family Resources

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Coyote in woods behind playground

A coyote was spotted behind the playground this week. MO Conservation is not coming to trap the coyote. The information I was given was that trapping coyotes is not easy, and the traps that are placed could be a safety issue with other pets, and humans. Other options are to remove anything that might be an attraction for coyotes, and if you would happen to come across one, just make a lot of noise and they scurry off. The good news is, there are no reported cases in the history of Missouri of a coyote attacking a human.


Attached is a brochure and a Youtube video provided to us from the Department of Conservation. Please watch the video/read the brochure for additional information. Thanks!

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Congratulations to Nurse Kim Garland

Our school nurse, Kim Garland, has retired this week. We appreciate Nurse Garland's 14 years of service to the Robinson school community. She is wonderful with our kids, staff and families. We will miss her and wish her well on her future adventures. Thank you Kim!
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Yearbook with Lens of Equity and Inclusion

If you were unable to join our conversation- please view the agenda/minutes to see the decisions we reached. Thanks for your participation!
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Proposition R - Right for Kids, Right for the 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 22updates. 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.


Information below is repeated from previous newsletters

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Kindergarten Registration Information

Calling all 2034 graduates....today is the day 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.

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Robinson Equity Group February Meeting Information

Thanks to everyone who joined our conversation this week! Our February meeting we will be discussing the podcasts from the New York Times- "Nice White Parents". Click here to access the 5 part series.


Here's the preview:

We know American public schools do not guarantee each child an equal education. Two decades of school reform initiatives have not changed that. But when Chana Joffe-Walt, a reporter, looked at inequality in education, she saw that most reforms focused on who schools were failing: Black and brown kids. But what about who the schools are serving? In this five-part series, she turns her attention to what is arguably the most powerful force in our schools: White parents.

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Valentines' Parties at Robinson

Students can make a box or bring one in and can exchange paper notes to one another. As an elementary team, we have decided that all buildings can share the notes, but we will not be having food/candy exchanged for this. Classrooms may have a friendship celebration on February 11th for the last hour of the day. If you would like to donate a package of cards, please send those in with students ahead of time and let their teacher know those are a donation. Thanks!
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Robinson Yearbooks and Yearbook Ads go on sale this week through March 12th

You can order yearbooks and ads online via our website:

https://shop.yearbookmarket.com/robinsonelementaryschool

or by paper order form which will be going home at the end of the month.


Our ad prices help to reduce the total cost of the yearbooks for families from $13 down to $10. Our add prices are $15 for 1/8 page, $25 for 1/4 page, $50 for 1/2 page and $100 for our full page ads. You may purchase and create your ad through our website link above. 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.


If you have never seen our yearbook before, watch this quick informational video about our yearbook and see pages from last year's edition.

Introduction video


If you want help navigating our ordering website and want to see where to click to purchase a yearbook, watch this short video.

Purchase Yearbook Video


If you want help navigating our ordering website to purchase an ad, please watch this short video.

Purchase Ad Video

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.


Thank you to PTO for creating and overseeing our yearbook program! We are excited to have the yearbook to remember this historic year. Please reach out to

robinsonelementaryyb@gmail.com with any questions about our yearbook or ads.