Family Newsletter

4/11/21

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Thank you for your support!

Hello everyone-


Thank you to everyone who helped promote and support Prop R. This will have lasting positive effects for our students at Robinson. We are so excited for the future!


I am writing to share with you the important work that we are beginning at Robinson. As I am finishing up my first year, we are coming out of a global pandemic, and the district is beginning the work of creating a strategic plan, we felt that it was time to gather input from stakeholders to begin building a vision for Robinson. Please click here to view a short video regarding our vision work.


We do not currently have a mission, vision, or school improvement plan. We are going to collect input over the next couple of months and begin drafting the statement early this summer. (We have a committee of stakeholders who will do this work- please use this google survey if you are interested in joining our committee.). We will then get feedback from all stakeholders on the draft statement and then revise it in time for the start of the school year. The timing of the revision will coincide with the completion of the strategic plan so that when we are revising we are ensuring that we are aligning our vision to the goals and mission set forth by our district.


Please take a few minutes to complete this brief three question survey sharing what you see for the future of Robinson and our students. Our students will also be working with their teachers to complete a survey before the end of the year.



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 April 12

This week is a A week


Monday, April 12

Students in person learning


Tuesday, April 13

Students in person learning

6:30 PM- PTO Meeting - Dr. OH sharing academic and social emotional school wide data


Wednesday, April 14

Wacky Wednesday Theme- Dress Up Day

Students in person learning

8:00 PTO Exec Board ByLaw Meeting


Thursday, April 15

No School for Students


Friday, April 16

No School for Students

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Parent Information to support 21-22 Teacher Placement Decisions

It is time for us to start planning for next year. Please use this google survey if you are NOT planning to return to Robinson next year.


I am still getting to know our students and would like to hear more from you to help with class placements, transition information for their new teacher, and about what you'd like for your child in the upcoming year. Please use these google surveys to provide input about your child, children. I would LOVE to have this completed for every student. Thank you!

If your child is an incoming kindergartner please use this form to provide input.

If your child is going into first grade please use this form to provide input.

If your child is going into second grade please use this form to provide input.

If your child is going into third grade please use this form to provide input.

If your child is going into fourth grade please use this form to provide input.

If your child is going into fifth grade please use this form to provide input.

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PTO Meeting Tuesday Night 6:30

Dr. OH will be sharing information regarding MAP Testing, and building academic and social emotional data. There is much to share and learn to support your child. We hope to see you there!


Join Zoom Meeting

https://kirkwoodschools.zoom.us/j/98197525761?pwd=TGFZdTM2U0NtNlRoa21KbG9vb2xCdz09


Meeting ID: 981 9752 5761

Passcode: 347118

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Robinson PTO to support our first ever Fun Run with our Kirkwood At Home Students

We are excited to kick off our Robinson & Kirkwood At Home Fun Run on Tuesday 4/27.


Boosterthon is a character based fundraising program that features daily character lessons and culminates in a virtual dance off and in person fun run. The Robinson PTO has not been fundraising this year due to the pandemic. We wanted to provide an opportunity for our in person and at home students to have fun and build their leadership & character.


We completely understand if your family is not in a position to financially support the school right now. You can still be involved by simply SHARING about our fundraiser with friends and extended family online at funrun.com. Sharing IS supporting!


As you may know, we will be focusing on literacy next year at the elementary level. All proceeds from this event will go toward building classroom teachers’ libraries with leveled diverse texts by authentic authors. We want to ensure that all teachers have access to rich text at their fingertips in their classrooms.


Please know that ALL students will have a safe way to participate in the week long activities. There will be options for our Kirkwood At Home families to participate at home or safely socially distanced prior to other kids using the school facilities. Your child’s participation is not dependent on any financial support or donations. This is a FUN event that Robinson PTO sponsored and we wanted all KAH students to also have the opportunity to participate in the fun.


Just as we worked to safely begin school this year, we are also safely hosting this essential fundraiser based on our school’s current guidelines. We’ll send more details, as we get closer to our kick off.


Key dates to remember:


  • Donating Opens - 4/20

Register on FUNRUN.COM, SHARE, & GIVE!


  • Fundraiser Kick Off - 4/28


  • Event Day - 5/6
    SAVE THE DATE!


We are grateful for our Robinson & Kirkwood family! Thank you for your support this year. We all need it!


Sincerely,

Dr. OH & Dr. Limpert


REPEATED INFORMATION BELOW

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MAP Testing in April & May Grades 3-5

All students in grades 3-5 will be taking the MAP test this year. We will host a zoom informational parent meeting on April 13th during the PTO meeting. We will share practice tests that you can do at home with your child, explain why we take the test, how the district uses the scores, and what the test looks like and when your child will be taking the test. We hope you can join us!


3rd Grade MAP Parent Newsletter

4th Grade MAP Parent Newsletter

5th Grade MAP Parent Newsletter


Please make sure that your child has working earbuds or headphones at school for testing. They also need to have their iPad charging cord. Thank you!

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To make up for lost time we are having our first ever beginning band camp this summer, June 7-17 at KHS. Camp will run from 9:00am-11:30am and is for any current 5th grade/incoming 6th grade student. If you started playing virtually this year, we encourage you to join us! If you did not start this year and would like to start in person this summer, we would love for you to join us!

Students will be introduced to instrument assembly and sound, note values and rhythms. They will learn to read a staff key and a time signature, learn some fun songs and give an outdoor performance for family members on the last day of camp. Each participant will need to bring his/her own instrument. We recommend renting from Nottelmann Music. Campers should choose from the following: flute, clarinet, trumpet or baritone. Musician’s masks and instrument bell covers will be provided at camp.


click here to register

https://www.kirkwoodcamps.com/band.cfm


Thank you!


Elizabeth Wright
Kirkwood Schools Performing Arts
Kirkwood High School
801 W. Essex Ave.
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Phone 314.213.6100 x1425

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Summer School Information

The calendar has turned to March, and it’s hard to not peak ahead to spring break, fourth quarter, and even the summer months. This is also the time of year that we normally put final touches on plans for summer school and summer professional learning. What we’ve experienced over the last year is far from normal, though. Any conversations about summer must recognize and honor that we’re all running on fumes, even with three months left in the year.

Please visit our Summer School website to learn more about our expanded summer options for students. A range of K-12 jobs will be posted later this week, and additional information about professional learning and curriculum work will be shared soon.


Student and staff wellbeing has been and will be central to our planning. Families will need time away this summer, and many will schedule vacations that have been on hold for months. We know this, and we appreciate this - just as we know and appreciate that many students have academic and social-emotional needs to be addressed. Our summer plans seek to balance the needs of students and staff, recognizing important work to be done while keeping wellness at the forefront of our thinking.


Additional information about summer programming options

Elementary Programming

Middle School Programming

High School Programming

School School - BOE Keynote


http://kirkwoodschools.org/summerschool2021

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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.