Family Newsletter

9/6/20

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#RobinsonStrong

Hi everybody-


We have week two under our belts and it seems that things are starting to fall into place. It was so nice to see our kids sharing all about me information, puppet shows, and some great circles with fun getting to know you activities. I've been so proud of the way our staff has been able to adapt their instruction and relationship building to the online format. The students have been happy to engage in learning and connect with school once again.


Our school year will really start moving along within the next week or two and we would like to start incorporating some fun activities that help our kids to connect and unwind. This week, we'd like to invite kids to do a sidewalk splash at Robinson. We will have boxes of sidewalk chalk along each of the sidewalks around and on our campus. Please stop by to make a picture or write a message. Make sure that you have your mask on and are socially distanced from others who may also be creating a design. Our new students and staff also have rocks that they are painting and are putting by our marquee, and we'd love for our other Roadrunners to do this as well. Please feel free to email me pictures of your rock or sidewalk artwork to post on our FB page. We look forward to seeing what great things you create!


Thanks for all you are doing to support your children and our teachers while learning online. We appreciate all that you are doing to help ensure that this is a positive experience for our kids and we are grateful for the partnership in learning.


Please reach out if you have any questions, concerns, or if we can provide your family any support.


Take Care-

Angeline

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Robinson Morning Announcements

Please complete this quick form for your fifth grade student if they would like to be a part of our morning announcements. We are looking for students who like to be both on or off camera to do the behind the scenes work like editing, music, photo selection etc as well. I look forward to working with them to create and publish our announcements while we are in online learning. Thanks for signing up!
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Theme Days for Wacky Wednesday

Each week we will have a different fun theme for kids on Wednesday. This Wednesday's theme is Wear your Robinson Roadrunner Gear. Kids and Staff, please wear anything Robinson or Kirkwood for our Wacky Wednesday this week. This will be a fun way to get past the middle of the week each week. I look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with! Send pics please that I can post on FB. Thanks!
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PTO Robinson Spirit Wear

Here is the info for our Robinson PTO apparel orders. Please feel free to share, post and promote as PTO will make a few dollars on each piece purchased which benefits all students!


Store - https://stlouistees.com/robinsonelementary/shop/home


Open: 8/31

Close: 9/14

Completed: 9/29

Delivered By: 10/5


As I shared in last week's newsletter, our PTO does a lot to support our staff and students to ensure that everyone has what they need and that they are also giving back to our community. Your spirit wear purchase will support these efforts that make our school community so special. Thank you to PTO for all you do!

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PTO Meeting via Zoom on September 8th 6:30-8:00 pm

FIRST PTO Meeting of the Year(Virtually!)

Tuesday, September 8th at 6:30pm(or watch the recording later)

Join Zoom Meeting https://kirkwoodschools.zoom.us/j/95865545754


Hop on Zoom and hear a Robinson PTO update on:

(1)Where we left off last year.

(2)Executive Officer Positions open.

(3)How we supported community through quarantine.

(4)How we anticipate to operate this year.

(5)Thoughts on how to connect in these times.

(6)What Robinson PTO is all about!

(7)How YOU can help!


Wondering if you’re part of PTO? Yes, you are! Everyone is welcomed and we love having you!

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20-21 Buzz Book

Welcome back to SCHOOL!

It's e-Buzz Book time again, please click on this link to have your information included in the e-Buzz Book, you'll be able to add multiple children in one submission.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScF11w2ccADN4fTYQT214eN2B0RHOXFCF2UVymziilmFJ9wKg/viewform?usp=sf_link


Remember, if you DO NOT want your information to be public, simply ignore this e-mail and do not include your information in this online form. This information will be publicly published.

We are asking that you submit information by SEPTEMBER 20, 2020


Once everyone has had an opportunity to add information the e-Buzz Book 2020-2021 will be published and a new link sent.

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Library Curbside Pickup Information

The library is happy to offer curbside pick up of library books for students! During their library class at the beginning of September, I will be sharing the process for requesting books by topic, author, genre, or specific title. After requesting books, I will check them out to students and, on Fridays beginning September 11th, you will be able to pick them up in the OLC between 8AM and 7PM. Books will be arranged alphabetically. At that time you can also return other library materials in the marked bins. If you have a reusable bag, please put your families' name on it and use it to get your books. Otherwise, there will be bags available. Please write your families' name on it if you take one and use each time. See the attached flyer for more information and contact kristin.davis@kirkwoodschools.org with any question.
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Art Sketchbook Drive Through Pick Up- Volunteers Needed

The sketchbooks for art class have arrived!! These books are unique to our online experience as several pages are filled with informational pages needed for future learning in our curriculum.

Students will use these books both for reference in art class and for paper for their art projects.


Please pick up your sketchbook at the front drive way on September 11th from 3:00-7:00 or September 12th from 8:00 am-12:00 pm If you would like to volunteer to hand out the sketchbooks and record who received them please sign up here to help. Thanks for your time and. support!

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Staff Members Favorite Things

Every year, staff members fill out what their favorite things are. I've had some parents who were wanting to get their teacher a token of appreciation and so I am sharing our staff members' favorite things. The sheet is in alpha order and lists what each staff member likes. If you'd like to get something and leave it at the school, we can let the staff member know that they have something at the building for pickup. Thank you!
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iPad Insurance

Payment for iPad insurance is no longer offered through Infinite Campus. However, you can pay for iPad insurance through your MySchoolBucks.com account:

  • Log in to MySchoolBucks.com or create a free account.
  • Click School Store at the top of the page and select Browse All Items.
  • Choose the Store Item and add it to your cart.
  • Check out!

Parents can also download the "MySchoolBucks" app to set up an account and make payments. Those who prefer to not use our online payment option can pay via cash or check, working directly with Robinson.

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Tech Support

Click Here for Parent Academy. This has help with all things KSD technology


Click Here for help with Schoology

Click Here for help and information regarding Zoom

Click Here for the Tech Chat Help Desk during school hours only

Click Here for the Technology Troubleshooting and Tips Guide

Click Here for how to set an alarm on the iPad to join your zoom

Click Here for help with Clever, Dream Box, and Brainpop


Online Tools Status - This page serves as your go-to place to see if any of our systems, particularly Schoology and Zoom, are experiencing service issues on a national level. You can click on the invididual icons for additional information.

KSD Univeral Apps & Tech Tools - Brief information and links regarding shared tech resources available across our schools and grade levels

How-To Guides & Resources

Students - General Tech Questions

Student Zoom Tips


Accessing Accounts & Information

Parent Schoology Account

Parent Infinite Campus Account

My School Bucks

Food Assistance

Internet Assistance

Opt out of One-One Zoom Calls

We believe that one-on-one and small group instruction is key to differentiation and the personalized support of students. This work is difficult to replicate in an online learning environment. The use of Zoom or other video conferencing tools can help facilitate this type of important interaction in the virtual environment. However, it is important for staff and students to be familiar with the relevant policies and expectations to ensure these interactions are positive, productive, and safe for all involved. Please review THIS DOCUMENT for guidelines about one-on-one conferences. If you do not want your child to participate in one-one zoom calls, please email me at

angeline.oneal-hogrefe@kirkwoodschools.org please include the child's name and teacher in the email.

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