21-22 Back to School Newsletter


Welcome to Robinson 21-22

Hello everyone-

I made a short video to welcome you to the new school year! I can't wait to see everyone at open house!

If you've not yet provided your input for our school vision, please take a few minutes to complete this brief three question survey sharing what you see for the future of Robinson and our students. We'd like families to provide input. Thanks for helping us to build our collective vision for Robinson!

If you're new to Robinson- please check out this webpage to learn more about us!

Our new kindergarten families should have received their first newsletter from me. If you did not receive it, please email Andrea Rybialek, our administrative assistant, at Andrea.Rybialek@kirkwoodschools.org. You may view the newsletter as well, by clicking here.

Thanks so much and enjoy the last few weeks of summer!

Take Care-


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Here's a short video that I made explaining our class placement process. This is a long, thoughtful, and collaborative process. Our placements were finalized before the end of the year to allow teachers to prepare over the summer for your child's success. After watching the video, if you have any further questions about the process please reach out. Thanks!
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School Supplies

Click here to view our 21-22 school supply lists by grade level

PTO is working with a school supply company, Bright SchoolKitz, to provide families an opportunity to purchase all of their school supplies with a click of a button. Once ordered, the supplies will be shipped directly to the student's address within 2-3 weeks. This option would allow families to purchase supplies without having to go into stores or find each item independently. We hope that you will find this service to be convenient and efficient. Please visit the website to view supplies and prices. www.schoolkitz.com

Visit our school webpage to view the list of supplies your child will need. Here is some information about the Bright SchoolKitz company.

Bright SchoolKitz is a mom-run, family-owned, mission-focused company. We offer competitively-priced, high-quality school supply kits, shipped to school or home, that are customized to your teachers' supply lists or bulk supplies ordered for the entire school. To give back to the community, we employ adults with developmental disabilities to hand pack a portion of our kits. You'll be pleased to know that with our service there are no fees or required minimum purchases. Most of us here at Bright SchoolKitz also volunteer at our kids' schools or within our communities, so we know your time is valuable; therefore, we strive to keep our program simple and convenient.

If your family needs support in securing school supplies- we can help with that. Please reach out via email to our counselors K-2 Indria Harris or 3-5 Julie Cohen.

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We get to have open house this year!!!!

We will be welcoming families back to Robinson with an Open House night. In order to keep a reduced capacity we will have a modified open house broken into two 45 minute sessions. During the open house you may bring in your school supplies and meet your teacher and tour the building.

Our Open House is August 18th

Students Last Name A-L are from 5:00-5:45

Students Last Name M-Z are from 6:00-6:45

We look forward to welcoming you to the new school year!

PTO Welcoming Committee hosts Popsicles on the Playground- hope to see you there!

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Updated dates due to heat advisory last week

Remaining popsicle dates:

Kindergarten August 10 from 5-6 pm

1st grade August 5 from 4-6 pm

2nd grade August 2 from 4-6 pm

3rd grade August 4 from 4-6 pm

4th grade August 3 from 4-6 pm

We hope to see you there!

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Planning for the school year-message forthcoming

KSD leaders are working this week with the Health Advisory team to determine our protocols for this school year. We hope to be able to have communication out to families via the eSpotlight on August 4th.

The health and safety of our students and staff remains a top priority, and we will continue to keep you informed moving forward.


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Free & Reduced Lunch Information

Although meals will be free to all children again this year; filling out and qualifying for free/reduced meals has the additional benefit of extending reduced costs for iPad/computer insurance and exam costs. In addition, because we are a Title I building based on the number of students qualifying for this program we as a building get additional funding. Currently we use this funding to provide a second counselor and Literacy Coach as well as additional programs and supplies for students. We will be providing these forms in paper copies at Open House and you may complete them ahead of time via this link: https://www.kirkwoodschools.org/Page/843

If you need confidential assistance with this process, please reach out to Mrs. Tonya Ampey-Elong, on school social worker.


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Welcome to Robinson!

Dear Robinson Family,

On behalf of the Robinson PTO and community, we’d like to welcome you! As families who are new to Robinson or with first time kindergarteners, we hope you and your family have a great start to the school year. Starting a new school can be exciting and stressful for the whole family. We are here, alongside Dr. OH, to help you build connections and answer questions!

At Robinson, we have Grade Level Parent Guides to help you! You will receive an email from your Parent Guide in the next couple weeks to introduce themselves, share our electronic welcome packet and to tell you about some upcoming Grade Level Popsicles on the Playground where your student can meet other students and have a little fun this summer!

As a special welcome, every new student to Robinson receives a little swag at the start of the school year! This is our way of saying, “Get excited! You’re a Roadrunner!”

Please reach out if you have any questions or would like to get involved with a PTO committee/event.

Contact us at: welcometorobinson@gmail.com

We hope your family feels part of this amazing community and has a great year at Robinson!


The Robinson PTO Welcoming Committee

Bonnie Bausano, Bianca Gaudagnoli, Erin Laciny, Lauren Nolan, Dana Scheidt (Co-Chair) and Ashley Rodemann (Co-Chair)


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Robinson PTO Wants You!!

Want to be more involved at your child's school?

Interested in connecting with other families?

Want to help build a stronger community?

There are SO many ways to be more involved at Robinson Elementary! Every parent/grandparent/guardian is part of our PTO as soon as your child is registered to attend Robinson! There are events and committees all throughout the year and EVERYONE is welcome!

Whether it is donating your time, sharing your expertise or contributing items when requested; any ways you can help out are needed and appreciated!

Please click the link below to view all the amazing opportunities:

Robinson PTO Committee Volunteer SignUp