Family Newsletter

2/6/22

Hello everyone-


I hope you and the kids were able to enjoy the snow days! I can't believe how much snow we got!


We have a PTO meeting this week where I will be sharing out recent benchmarking data, outdoor committee on Saturday. We hope you can join us!


This week is counselor appreciation week, if you'd like to send a nice note or have your child create something for one of our amazing counselors.


It is hard to believe, but we are in the early stages of planning for next year already. If you'd like to provide input on your child's class placement, please use thee form below.


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

C Day

Read Ch 25-27 Dr. OH



Tuesday

D Day

Read Ch. 28-30 Mrs. Moore

6:30 PTO in cafe or click here join via zoom



Wednesday

A Day

Read Ch 31-33 Mrs. Vineyard

6:30 REG Kids book club



Thursday

B Day

Read Ch 34-36 Dr. Wilson


Friday

C Day

Wear your spirit wear or wear red!


Saturday

8-12 Outdoor clean up

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Wishtree Culminating Event at Robinson- February 23rd- 5:00-7:00 pm

We are going to celebrate finishing our Wishtree book together with a fun event at school on February 23rd from 5-7 pm. We will have aa photo op with our tree in the library- trivia- bingo- and fun Wishtree art and games for all. We hope you can join us!
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Outdoor Workday -- Weather permitting

When: Saturday, February 12

Time 9:00 a.m. - noon

We will start spring clean-up in the gardens and start moving supplies into our new shed

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Robinson PTO Trivia Night- February 25!

Who's ready for a little Trivia, Silent Auction and great night with fellow Robinson families?

Registration is now open at this link! Tables are $200 each (or $25 per person). When you register, you will need the names and emails of all 8 adults (21 and older) at your table. Contact us if you need assistance putting a table together or would like connections with grade level parents. The Robinson PTO is offering a lottery for 16 free seats (8 for teachers/staff and 8 for parents/guardians) who would like to join the fun! If you would like to be considered for the lottery, please email robinsontrivia@gmail.com by February 11th with your name and companion name along with your email address. Lottery winners will be notified within a few days of the deadline.


Need more details about the event itself? Check out our Trivia 2022 FAQ page or contact us at robinsontrivia@gmail.com.


Interested in being party hosts? The linked form has examples of parties you can host (or you can add a new creative idea).

Complete the form and send to robinsontrivia@gmail.com.

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22-23 Class Placement Parent Input

If you would like to provide input regarding class placement, please complete this form for each child. Be sure to designate the grade they are going into not the grade they are currently in.

Here is the video I made over the summer last year to provide more information on our class placement process.

Thanks!

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Hello Robinson Families,


I am excited to start an initiative to get kids outside and play. Mandy and Samantha, my two daughters recently told me how much they appreciated me encouraging them to go outside when they were little. Trust me it was a struggle, but now they understand the benefits. They have such a love for being outside, exploring, or even just finding a spot to read a book. You can ask any of my families that have been in my class. I love to get outside and learn and play! At Robinson, we want to join this global initiative: 1000 Hours Outside. Our goal is to see how many hours we can get to before the end of this school year. And then see if we can continue it into the summer and the next school year. All families will receive a packet for great read alouds that encourage being outdoors and some ideas of things you can do throughout the whole year. We have printed 2 different kinds of trackers and you can pick the one that you would like to do. If you would like more information or even a different tracker, you can visit this website: https://www.1000hoursoutside.com. At the end of every month, each family can take a picture of their trackers and turn them into their teacher or just send an email with the hours. You can email me directly too, so that the teacher has less work at cindy.star@kirkwoodschoos.org. I will keep track of how many hours we record each month so that we can see how far we get this spring!


Here are some other reasons to get outside: Nature play aids children in every area of development. If we want children to thrive academically, socially, emotionally, and physically we have to build time into our busy lives to spend outdoors.


Let’s get outside and play!


Cindy Star

Kindergarten Teacher

Repeated Information Below

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Clothes Needed for the Nursing Clinic

Our nursing clinic is in need of the following items:

- young childrens' size underwear

- socks of all sizes

- young childrens' size pants (boys and girls)

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Robinson Yearbooks are on sale now through March 11th. Please visit https://shop.yearbookmarket.com/robinsonelementaryschool to order your today. The cost is $10 per yearbook. If you would like to have the cover customized with your students name, it is an extra $5 per book. You can also purchase a yearbook for Donation, which will go to a 5th grader or a family that otherwise would not receive one. Thank you for your support. Email robinsonelementaryyb@gmail.com with questions.
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KSD Health Information

On Tuesday, January 4, we shared an update on KSD Health and Safety Protocols with information and reminders. Our continued goal is to provide a safe, in-person learning environment. This includes ensuring quality instruction and adequate supervision for our students each day. As case counts and absences continue to affect KSD schools, we will keep you updated and provide information as promptly as possible.


Hear more about these protocols in the newest episode of KSD Talks, the official podcast of the Kirkwood School District. Listen at kirkwoodschools.org/ksdtalks


As always, the well-being and health of our students and staff is our priority. Thank you for your support.

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Reporting Postive Covid Cases

Per our commitment to transparency throughout the pandemic, the KSD COVID Dashboard will continue to provide information about positive cases in the District. View the dashboard by visiting kirkwoodschools.org/coviddashboard


The primary role of the dashboard is to provide data specific to the potential for in-school transmission. One of the ways we can ensure the dashboard is as up-to-date as possible is quick and accurate reporting of any student that tests positive for COVID. Families can self report a positive case by using the form below:


Report a Positive Case


Thank you for your assistance in ensuring our data is as current as possible.


Additionally, St. Louis County provides a map by zip code and school district to track community cases. It's available at: https://data.stlouisco.com/apps/covid-19-cases-by-zip-code-in-stl-county/explore

Click below to view the tutoring list 21-22