Family Newsletter

5/2/21

Such a full week

Hello everyone-


I hope that this finds everyone doing well. Students had a great week this week having fun with friends, science, and art! Mrs. Uhles has added two butterflies to the butterfly house by the music room. 2nd grade has potted plants that they have planted in their windowsills in preparation for their plant science unity. Out 5th graders decorated ceiling tiles with quotes this week.


Thank you to our 4th & 5th grade teams, Dr. Wilson, Mrs. Cohen, Mrs. Bell, Mrs. Dix, SSD staff, and all the other staff who helped make sure our students had a good week of testing. We are so proud of them and their hard work. They did great!


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 May 3

This week is a D week


Monday, May 3

Students in person learning


Tuesday, May 4

Students in person learning

PJ Day- All students as Boosterthon Reward

5th Gr. MAP Testing


Wednesday, May 5

Wacky Wednesday Theme- Spirit Wear

Students in person learning

5th Gr. MAP Testing


Thursday, May 6

Students in person learning

All students wear your athletic gear for the run

Boosterthon Fun Run- bring a water bottle


Friday, May 7

Students Asynchronous half day- Morning Only

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Kindergarten Registration Open

We will be at Meacham Park with ice cream and summer preparation kits for incoming kindergarteners on May 19th, 6:30-8:00 pm. Please bring your kiddos for a sweet treat, parents bring proof of residency, and we can get you registered while the kids play and eat ice cream. Student kits to help prepare kids for kindergarten will be handed out with registration. We hope to see you there!


Please help us spread the word on registering now for kindergarten in the fall. Schools are working on class lists and room assignments for the 2021-22 school year. It's important that our schools can properly prepare for our newest learners. If you know someone who has a child that will be 5 years old by August 1, 2021, please ask them to register as soon as possible to the Kirkwood School District at: kirkwoodschools.org/register.

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Annual Update Needs Completed

This is information for the 21-22 school year and parents are required to complete it through Infinite Campus. Please note that if you have a change of address from last school year, you must upload new proofs of residency. You will not be able to progress beyond the first screen if you do not have the two proofs of residency available for submission.


If you know your Infinite Campus login, information please do the following:


  1. Login to your Infinite Campus Parent Portal account

  2. Click on the menu icon on the top left

  3. Click “More” on the bottom of the menu

  4. Click “Online Registration”


If you have never logged in to Infinite Campus or forgot your username/password, please fill out the Infinite Campus Account Assistance Form. By completing this form, the Technology team can provide you with assistance.


Once you are logged in, please keep in mind the following:

  • Required fields are marked with a red asterisk.

  • Please be careful of spelling, capitalization, and punctuation. The District will receive the data exactly as it is entered.

  • Dates should be entered as MM/DD/YYYY and phone numbers as xxx-xxx-xxxx.


Thank you in advance for your time in completing this important information for your student(s). Please complete this by Sunday, May 2.


During the week of May 3, school staff members will be reaching out via phone to offer assistance to families who have not completed the annual Infinite Campus annual update.


If you have any questions, please email our registration team at icportal@kirkwoodschools.org.

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Boosterthon Fun Run on Thursday sponsored by PTO

Robinson & Kirkwood Families!


We’re only a few days away from our Robinson & Kirkwood At Home Fun Run! Thank you all for your generosity and support during our first year with Boosterthon.


Here are a few things to know about this important fundraiser:

  • PTO began their partnership with Boosterthon in 2019, but was unable to hold a fun run due to the pandemic

  • PTO paid a flat fee for the services of Boosterthon, Boosterthon is NOT taking a percentage of the donations

  • All KAH, and Robinson PreK-5th grade students will participate in the events on Thursday regardless of any financial donations

  • All families can support our school by either registering their child, donating or sharing on funrun.com.

  • In person students will receive incentives in their backpacks on Thursday.

  • At Home students will receive their incentives on May 7 via their packet pick up

  • All students will receive a prize on. Thursday- those not yet registered by Tuesday, will be registered by office staff so that they earn the bracelet.

  • All students get to participate in the event day, regardless of financial participation

  • This fundraiser comes with an incredible character development program for students where they’ll be learning about the importance of teamwork, care, courage, grit and celebration

  • All funds raised will go toward stocking classroom teachers' libraries with diverse texts


Our Kirkwood At Home students have two options for participating in the culminating event on May 6th.

  • Option 1- participate at home through a virtual Dance Party (8:30-9:05), have fun dancing with their classmates and teachers from around the district in the comfort of their home.

  • Option 2- Participate in person through a Fun Run at Robinson Elementary. Our students' run will take place at 8:45-9:30 on 3 separate tracks. By having multiple tracks and staggering when they begin running they should not be running in close proximity to others. If we have a lot of families choose this option, we will add a 4th track location in the gym. The run is before any other students arrive and they will not co-mingle or be in close contact with other students. All Boosterthon staff will complete health screenings and follow all our health and safety protocols. You can watch the run from the top of the hill on the sidewalk (or you can bring a blanket and sit in the grass).


Our Robinson students will all be participating in the culminating Fun Run event. Boosterthon will have music and we will have popcorn when students finish their run. We encourage kids to bring a water bottle.

KAH Run 8:45

5th at 9:40

2nd at 10:40

4th & PreK at 11:40

1st at 12:40

K at 1:40

3rd at 2:30


We are working hard to make this fundraiser safe, fun, and successful for everyone!

Thank you for working with us to make our school stronger. We are grateful for your support!


Take Care-

Dr. OH & Dr. Limpert

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PTO Hosts Chalk the Walks for Staff Appreciation

May 8th 10-2pm at Robinson!


Please come and share a message for our staff to show your appreciation for all they have done this year to keep our children safe, happy, and learning. Our staff goes above and beyond everyday to do whatever it takes to reach and teach our children. They love these children and will love to see your kindness on the walks upon arrival Monday. Thank you for all your support of our staff this year, we couldn't have done it without your partnership. THANK YOU!

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Summer is almost here and that means fun in the sun and a lot of time to play and relax. It can also mean extra expenses as the kids are home every day and things like sunscreen and bug spray quickly add up!


The PTO Robinson Cares Committee is once again offering summer essentials bags to our families. Bags will have summer necessities as well as some fun activities to keep the kids’ busy on hot days. If you would like to receive a bag for your family, please fill out this form by May 10th or call one of our counselors at

213-6100.

REPEATED INFORMATION BELOW

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Symptoms....Now What????

As the weather fluctuates this time of year, please reference the symptom checker developed by the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology to navigate symptoms. Please always contact your medical provider with questions specific to your health.
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Spring Book Fair at Novel Neighbor

Who needs some new books? Who wants to pass on some good books to their favorite teachers? Our PTO Spring Book Fair will be in conjunction with The Novel Neighbor this year and just in time to purchase books or gift cards for teachers for teacher appreciation week! Shopping can be done on-line or in the store. Can't get to the store? On-line purchases can be picked up at Robinson. **And **there will be an exclusive Robinson families only in-store shopping event on May 2nd with 20% off!

Buy some books for you, buy some books for teachers, support a local business that does so much for our schools, help our library get more books with 20% of on-line purchases going back to Robinson -- win, win, win, win!

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Robinson Elementary with be celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week on May 10-14

The first week of May (the official teacher appreciation week) is packed full at Robinson. We have students MAP testing, we have students benchmarking, and we have all the Boosterthon activities. Because of this, we will be celebrating teacher appreciation with gifts to honor our staff each day the week of May 10-14. Please check out our Staff Favorite Things information below to see what your child's teacher loves. Our teachers cherish sentimental gifts, so please encourage your child to create artwork, write something kind, create a video, or anything else creative and from the heart to show your teacher how much you care.


Thank you to the PTO Staff Appreciation Committee for helping me to celebrate our staff each day this week and each month throughout the school year!

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Input needed to create our school vision

Please click here to view a short video regarding our vision work.


Please take a few minutes to complete this brief three question survey sharing what you see for the future of Robinson and our students


If you would like to be on the vision committee to draft and revise our vision statement please use this google survey

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PTO Outdoor Committee Clean Up Day May 1st

Our next outdoor space clean up is May 1st at 8:30- please consider joining us to spruce up our outdoor spaces. Hope to see you there!
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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