Family Newsletter

4/3/22

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Hello everyone-


Yay- our 5th grade field trip was a success this week. Thank you to all of the parents and guardians who were able to attend and help out with the trip! It is great that these kids got to do this after missing it in 4th grade last year. Everyone is getting excited for upcoming field trips this quarter. Please keep an eye on your classroom newsletter for further details.


We are rolling into spring- please be sure that kiddos have appropriate clothing and shoes to be playing outside. I know it can get muddy, so please send your child in clothes that it's okay to get yucky.


For our 3-5th grade parents, please be sure that you are sending in headphones for your child to begin practicing for the MAP test. 4th and 5th grade is testing the week of April 18th and 3rd grade is testing the week of April 25th. This is a great way for our students to show all that they have learned during their time at Robinson. We have seen such great growth this year and we are so proud of our students and staff hard work.


This week we are celebrating our Assistant Principal, Library staff, and paraprofessionals and teacher assistants. There are so many great staff members to celebrate, please consider having your child write a card or say thank you to one of these staff members to highlight they great work they do.


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

First day of Ramadan was Sunday, April 3rd- click here to view children's Ramadan read aloud


Tuesday

B Day


Wednesday

C Day

Wacky Wednesday- wear wacky socks!

Kindergarten Field Trip to the Magic House


Thursday

D Day


Friday

A Day

Wear your spirit wear or wear red!

4th Grade to Bush Wildlife for Fishing


Saturday

Outdoor work day 8:00-12:00 at Robinson

5th Grade Celebrate Women's History Month

5th Grade recently completed Portraits and Digital Biographies for Women's History Month for the conclusion of our Information Writing and Research Unit. They did such a great job and here is a small sample. Way to go fifth grade!
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Outdoor Work Day April 9th from 8-12 at Robinson

We will be organizing our new shed, prepping and repairing beds, weeding - Bring work gloves if you have them! We are getting our outdoor spaces ready for Earth Day events planned at Robinson later this month. Any amount of your time is always appreciated!
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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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Battle of the Books

The kids did great on Wednesday! One of the Robinson teams tied with Keysor and took first place! Please congratulate them on their hard work!
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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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Repeat of Field Trip Info from Email

I am so excited about the many fun trips coming up that our students are going to get to experience, and I am writing because I have received many questions regarding upcoming field trips. If you are attending a field trip with your child's classroom and are not going to be chaperoning students out of view of the teacher, you do not need the security background check.


For those parents who are chaperoning students outside of the view of the teacher, (for example: if you are at the zoo, and want to take a group of students to see the bears, and the teacher is viewing the penguins) you must complete a volunteer application. You may complete the application and email it to Human.resources@kirkwoodschools.org, as a reminder you can always drop the application off at the school in which your children attend. Finally, when needed, the application can be dropped off at the main entrance at the new Turner location.

Kirkwood School District-1099 Milwaukee Street-Kirkwood, MO 63122


In regards to taking your student with you from a field trip, you must return to Robinson to sign your child out. We do this for the protection of the children in our care. Teachers do not have access to legal documentation of who can/cannot take a child, they do not have Infinite Campus when off campus, and they cannot check your identification. They need signed out in Infinite Campus for attendance purposes and so that Adventure Club and staff know that they have been released to an approved adult. I realize that this may be an inconvenience and I appreciate your understanding that it is for the safety of our students.

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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.


Repeated Information Below

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Night at the Ballpark

Please join us for Robinson's Night at the Ballpark at Busch Stadium on May 24th at 6:45PM. The Cardinals are playing the Toronto Blue Jays! Tickets are $20/person.


We will have a great time socializing, cheering on the Cardinals, and celebrating our 3rd-5th grade Robinson Roadrunner Choir, who will be singing God Bless America behind home plate!


Complete and submit the bottom portion of the flyer along with payment to the Robinson office by April 22nd. Cash/check accepted. Checks should be made payable to Robinson PTO. We will make every effort to honor seating requests, but they are not guaranteed. All tickets will need to be picked up by an adult at Robinson's office starting the week of May 2nd.


Let's go Cardinals!

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KSD NOW Spring Fundraiser

Our KSD Nutrition on the Weekends (NOW) program supports over 150 students across the district. The program provides monthly boxes of food for students in Kirkwood School District experiencing food insecurity.


KSD NOW is hosting a virtual raffle fundraiser from April 1-12 to kick off our annual campaign. Raffle tickets are $5 each. To purchase tickets or make a donation to the program, visit: kirkwoodschools.org/KSDNOW.


For more information, contact ksdnow@kirkwoodschools.org.

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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On Tuesday, May 24 our Robinson Roadrunner choir will be back in action to perform God Bless America at the Cardinal’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays. The game starts at 6:45pm. If your student would like to sing God Bless America with the Robinson Roadrunner Choir, behind home plate, please use link, https://forms.gle/9f5vu4scWvF5Wagq6 or QR code to sign up for choir! Information regarding tickets coming soon!

Please send any questions to marybeth.kesler@kirkwoodschools.or

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Click below to view the tutoring list 21-22