Fall Festivity Fun on the Horizon

10/10/21

Hello everyone-


Although we still have had lots of warm weather, I know fall is in the air. The leaves are starting to change and fall (yikes, the yard work!) and here at school we are getting ready for the Halloween Parade and PTO Tricks & Treats event directly following the parade. If your family does not celebrate Halloween, please email Angeline as we have lots of fun ways that they can participate in the events without dressing up. We want to ensure that all of our students and families belong and are included in all of our events. The PTO Tricks & Treats event is replacing classroom parties (which we aren't doing due to Covid). Please reach out to our amazing counselors if your child needs a costume to use for the parade- K-2 reach out to Mrs. Harris, 3-5 reach out to Mrs. Cohen.


Also, I've had some questions regarding the parent volunteer requirements and wanted to provide additional clarification. We do not intend to require those who have completed the family care registry to complete it again. Additionally, once the requirements are met, they will be cleared for the remainder of the time in the district UNLESS there is an institutional change (an alert from the system that changes the person’s status).

Additional information and an application is available here.


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

D Day

Columbus Day

Indigenous Peoples Day

5:00 Board of Education Work Session


Tuesday

A Day

6:30 pm PTO Meeting


Wednesday

B Day


Thursday

C Day


Friday

D Day

Wear your spirit wear- Robinson or KSD- or just wear red!

End of First Quarter

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Please remember to send your child with a mask

We have had a large amount of students this year arriving without a mask. Please be sure to send your child with their mask each day. We will always provide a mask for students if they do not have one and we have gone through a significant amount of masks already this first quarter. Thank you for helping us keep our kiddos safe!
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Curriculum, Instruction, and Programs- a Goal within the KSD 5 Year Strategic Plan

This month our focus is going to be on our academics and curriculum. In preparation for our report cards next week, I wanted to share our priority standards in K-5.


Please look at the standards below for each grade level. As you look at the document each content area is under a different color heading. We start at the left with Reading & Writing in Green, Math is Blue, Science is Pink, Social. Studies is Purple, and the last columns are for Social Emotional Learning in Gray.


Priority Standards are not the only standards that were taught to your child this quarter. Priority standards are identified skills that are most essential learning outcomes for the units that were taught each quarter. These are the skills that children must have to be successful with future skills and standards.


Please reach out to your classroom teacher if you have any questions about any standards in particular. Thanks!

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Poppits at school

At Robinson we realize that poppits are the latest craze for kiddos. Unfortunately, they are distracting us during our learning, friends are trading them without parent permission, and some are getting stolen out of backpacks in the hallway. If students are using them as a regulation tool, they may be kept in their pencil box in the classroom or with the teacher and access it when they need to. If it disrupts instruction and is used as a toy and not a tool the teacher will take it back from the student and notify the parent that it needs to go back home.
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PTO Meeting Tuesday at 6:30 in Cafe or via Zoom

We hope to see you at the PTO meeting on Tuesday, October 12th at 6:30PM! The PTO Board will be talking about current intiatives and our 21-22 budget, and Dr. OH will discuss Robinson's school data. If you aren't able to join in person, feel free to join us via zoom.


Join Zoom Meeting

https://kirkwoodschools.zoom.us/j/98362997115?pwd=ZkNtMWZmL0hqbHRNZXl5Y1IwZ1lCZz09


Meeting ID: 983 6299 7115

Passcode: 699052

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Book Fair Information in the Library at Robinson

The book fair will run the following days and times:

Students are invited to bring a "Grand Person" during morning times to shop with them (grand parents, aunts, uncles, neighbors, any important grown-up!)


All families are invited to come and shop during any open shopping times


  • October 19 -- 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Open shopping- no students in school this day, families are welcome in the building to shop with their child
  • October 20 -- 7:45 a.m - 8:15 a.m. Grand Person Event for families with last names beginning with A-H 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Open shopping
  • October 21 -- 7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Grand Person Event for families with last names beginning with I - Q 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Open shopping
  • October 22 -- 7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Grand Person Event for families with last names beginning with R - Z 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Open shopping
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Ghostly Greetings Robinson Families!

The PTO is excited to host Tricks and Treats, an outdoor party for our kids and families directly following the Robinson Halloween Parade to Aberdeen Heights on Friday, October 29th.

For event details, click here.

To sign up to parent help or donate for the event, click here.

Trunk or Treat? Unfortunately, we are unable to host the PTO’s Trunk or Treat this year! The PTO had been hopeful to bring back this event but due to limited volunteers along with COVID and considerations of access for all students, we had to make the difficult decision to focus on the Tricks and Treats event where all Robinson students will be able to join in the fun. If you love this event, be on the look-out next year for Trunk or Treat planning opportunities!


Students should bring a costume in a bag with their name on it. Here are some guidelines:


  1. NO Scary masks- this scares the younger kiddos
  2. NO face paint- kids will not have time to do this
  3. Kids must be able to put their costumes on independently
  4. Do NOT wear your costume to school
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Stamped for Kids Book Club- hosted by our Robinson Equity Group

Every other Wednesday

Nov. 3- April 13

6:30-7:30 pm via Zoom


Books will be lent to families for the duration of the book club!


Questions?

Robinson Equity Group

robinsonequity@gmail.com


More Info and Sign Up

S I G N U P H E R E

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Repeated Information Below

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Does your family not celebrate Halloween?

We know that not all families celebrate Halloween and may not want their child dressing up and doing all of the Halloween things. We have many opportunities for these students to still participate in our school wide event on the 29th without having them dress up and do the PTO activities. We have needs for a DJ, photographers, candy bag distributor, kindergarten helper, set up assistant, and greeter. Please email Angeline if you would like your child to not dress up and she will get with the child to see what they would like to do to still be a part of the festivities.
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Updated Volunteer Requirements

In order to ensure we are complying with recent changes to state law, the Kirkwood School District has an updated volunteer screening process. While not all grade levels are permitting volunteers in the buildings during school hours, we are sharing this information with all parents to be proactive about the process.


Due to statutory requirements, all volunteers that might be alone with students, even those that have previously been cleared/approved, must complete the new fingerprinting requirement in order to volunteer going forward.


Any volunteer that has the potential to work alone with students must do the following:

  1. Complete a volunteer application.

  2. Authorize the District to conduct a background check through the Family Care Safety Registry. There is a $15.25 fee to register with the Family Care Safety Registry.

  3. Register to have your fingerprints taken. There is a $41.75 fee to run the fingerprint-based check and the processing time is generally 7-10 business days.


In order to give volunteers time to comply with these requirements, the District will allow volunteers to help with previously scheduled field trips that occur before Nov. 1.

If the cost of the background check is a burden for your family at this time, please contact the school where you plan to volunteer to see if assistance can be provided.


Additional information and an application is available here.

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Glory Run- October

The Glory Run is back! Please join friends and community members by participating in the 2nd Annual Glory Run/Walk Virtual Marathon. The Glory Run takes place throughout the month of October. Participants register online, track their miles, and share their experiences and photos to raise funds for a scholarship for a Kirkwood BIPOC (Black, Indigenous People of Color) student as part of KSDF's Named Award Scholarship program. To register, visit kirkwoodschools.org/GloryRun.
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