Family Newsletter

3/7/21

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Springtime at Robinson

Hello everyone-


I hope that you and your family are all doing well and staying safe. We had a great week here at school! Our kiddos are trying to get outside more and more as the weather gets better. We have buckets of boots for our littles so they can avoid getting their shoes too muddy. I wanted to give you a heads up in case kids come home with muddy shoes or clothes. It's too nice for us to stay cooped up inside and we can read just as well on the lawn as we can in the classroom.


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 March 8

This week is a A week


Monday, March 8

Students in person learning

5:00 pm Board work session- link to join: www.kirkwoodschools.org/virtualBOE


Tuesday, March 9

Students in person learning

6:30 pm PTO Meeting- link to join: https://kirkwoodschools.zoom.us/j/98743808083?pwd=Q2ovMmx0Rkt0Y0FjSlF3WDRsY0twQT09


Wednesday, March 10

Wacky Wednesday Theme-be bright and bold- wear NEON

Students in person learning

7:00 PTO Exec Board By Laws


Thursday, March 11

Students in person learning

7:00 School Board Candidates Forum- Hosted by LWV- link to join: https://kirkwoodschools.zoom.us/j/98873196751

7:00 Yearbook Equity Discussion- link to join: https://kirkwoodschools.zoom.us/j/97816046603


Friday, March 12

Students online learning

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Headphones and Earbuds Needed Grades 3-5

All students in grades 3-5 need to have a pair of headphones or earbuds that are kept here at school. The pair need to have a straightpin connector to plug into students' iPads. These are needed for upcoming lessons and testing.
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Important Meeting Tuesday Night

March PTO Meeting

Tuesday, March 9, 6:30-8:00 p.m.


Please join us via zoom for a very important and informative meeting! KSD Superintendent, Dr. Ulrich, will be our guest speaker. He will discuss and answer any questions regarding the upcoming Prop R that will be on the ballot April 6, 2021. In addition, three school board members who are running for election will be speaking after Dr. Ulrich. You do not want to miss this!


Zoom Link:

https://kirkwoodschools.zoom.us/j/98743808083?pwd=Q2ovMmx0Rkt0Y0FjSlF3WDRsY0twQT09

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Draft Yearbook Equity Audit- Thursday 7:00 pm

Please consider joining us to examine the draft of our yearbook with the lens of equity. We want to ensure that all students are represented in our yearbook.

Join via zoom: https://kirkwoodschools.zoom.us/j/97816046603

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Changes Starting March 15

Due to secondary schools starting back to full days on March 15th, we will be pushing back our parent pick up time to 3:20. Students will all be outside now that the weather is nicer so this should help us go faster. Students will now be lined up by grade level rather than alpha order so please add the child's grade level to your pick up card that you put in the front window. Thanks for understanding!
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Coming Soon- Virtual Art Show

Due to Covid restrictions we will not be able to have our traditional Art Show. We do have an amazing Virtual Art Show that open on Tuesday, March 16. Benefits of an online art show are that you can view at any time from any device, you can come back as often as you'd like, and you can share with family and friends near and far. Thank you to our awesome art teacher, Mrs. Maldonado, and all the other staff who helped to put this together!

Click here to view: kirkwoodschools.org/Robinsonartshow2021

REPEATED INFORMATION BELOW

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Prop R - Right for Kids, Right for Our 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 updates. 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.

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Please consider joining us for a Power Hour

Please join us at our upcoming Power Hours to learn more about Prop R. Pop on for a few minutes, or stay the whole hour. In an effort to accommodate different schedules, please check out the schedule below.


All Saturday Webinars are from 9 to 10 am

Saturday, March 20, 2021


12 to 1 pm Webinars. **I will be at this one**

Monday, March 8, 2021


7 to 8 pm Webinars

Thursday, March 18, 2021


For information about our upcoming Power Hours, please visit:

https://www.kirkwoodschools.org/powerhour

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  1. Three residents of the Kirkwood School District filed as candidates for the two positions open on the Kirkwood Board of Education. Each candidate filed by the January 19, 2021 closing date.

In the order of their filing, the school board candidates are:
Jean Marie Andrews (Incumbent)
Angelina (Angie) Bernardi (Incumbent)
Allen B McCoy

In partnership with the League of Women Voters, a virtual candidate forum will be held on Thursday, March 11: https://kirkwoodschools.zoom.us/j/98873196751

Questions to the candidates may be submitted via a google form from Feb. 26-March 9. The direct link is: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfO8rd8Jq0lh9N2-K7PPDjmi136KcBM9YhqyiarqsPpee0Wmg/viewform

The forum will also be streamed on the Kirkwood School District YouTube channel.

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Online Registration is for New Students Only- if your child is currently enrolled you do not need to complete this even if transitioning to a new building (Nipher or North Kirkwood). Thanks!

Information below is repeated from previous newsletters

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Kindergarten Registration Information

Calling all 2034 graduates...Do you have a neighbor, friend, or family member who needs to register for kindergarten? Now is the time 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.