Family Newsletter

10/31/21

Hello everyone-


Thank you everyone for your help and support with our event on Friday. Our students had such a fun day with each other! It was great to see kiddos playing games, having treats, and complimenting each other's costumes.


Special thank you to our PTO for providing a safe event that all kids could attend. It is so important that the events we have are inclusive and accessible to all students. We are grateful for all the volunteers, donations, and planning that went into making this day possible. Thank you to PTO for all your help and support. We had about 50 parents offer to be parent helpers and over $500 of donations for the treat bags for students. We are grateful for the many contributions toward this event!


Thank you to our classroom teachers for all you did to make today and everyday fun and exciting as well!


If your family is going to trick or treat tonight- please be safe and have fun.


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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This week is Red Ribbon Week

Monday

A Day

Wear your PJs (we're celebrating Wacky Wednesday early)

Begins the start of National American Indian History Month- click here to learn more


Tuesday

B Day

Election Day- we are a polling place and you will enter in back by the gym


Wednesday

C Day

6:30 Robinson Equity Group kids book study- information below


Thursday

D Day

6:00- Book study in the library- Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity- information below


Friday

A Day

Wear your spirit wear every Friday:)

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Let's celebrate Wacky Wednesday on Monday this week....PJs on Monday b/c we know the kids will be so tired after trick or treating Sunday night.

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Please Help us Restock our Costume Closet

Friday was a HUGE success and the kids had so much fun! when costumes go on sale tomorrow please consider picking one up to donate to our Costume Closet. This year we gave away 23 costumes to students who needed one for Friday and Sunday. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
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All students should know the following information- Please help your child at home learn these

Students need to know:

First and Last Name

Parents Name(s)

Their school ID number

Their Address

Their Birthday


Thanks for helping us with these skills.

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Veteran's Day Parking Lot Parade

Students need to dress patriotic on November 9th since this is the day we will be recording our performance. We will send the video of the performance to all families via email and my newsletter.


Our Veteran's Day Parking Lot Parade will be on Thursday, November 11, at 2pm. If your family has a Veteran you would like to invite to our Veterans Drive Around Parade, please fill out this form. All families are invited to drive through the parking lot at 2:00 as well.


If your student would like to create a sign for your Veteran to carry or a yard sign to put out at Robinson, please have your student bring the finished product to Mrs. Maldonado by Friday, November 5.

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Family Survey- Please Complete

As shared in the KSD eSpotlight sent on Thursday, we are currently surveying our families in order to gain insight into your perception of our school and district effectiveness.


You may complete the survey online using a computer, tablet, or smartphone.


To fill out the survey, visit: kirkwoodschools.org/survey


If you have students in more than one building, please fill out a survey for each building. Please complete by Monday, November 8.


Student Survey Reminder

As a reminder, we will be asking for your child (grades 3-5) to reflect on their own mindsets and approaches to learning via an online survey they will be completing at school.


Our students' responses will provide invaluable insights into their experiences and how we can improve and adapt our district to their needs. Please notify the school/grade-level office if you would like your child to opt out of taking the surveys by Oct 25. You may see aa copy of the survey linked below.


Additional information about Panorama Education

To administer these surveys, we have partnered with Panorama Education. Panorama safeguards your privacy, keeping your responses confidential. See more information below:



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Support our Robinson Care Pantry

Please consider bringing in an item the first week of school each month to provide items for our Robinson Cares Food Bank. This month especially for our Thanksgiving pantry getting plenty of donations is essential. Thank you for all your generosity and support!
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Vaccine Interest Survey

The Kirkwood School District is preparing for the potential emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in children ages 5 to 11 years old. As we have previously, we are looking to partner with the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis to potentially offer KSD students access to a COVID vaccine. At this time, we are gauging interest in our school community on coordinating a KSD community COVID vaccine event for students ages 5 to 11. If you are interested in your child receiving a COVID vaccine, please complete the following survey.

Based on survey feedback, we will work with the Urban League to plan and schedule a mass vaccination event for our school community.


Please complete this survey by Saturday, Nov. 6.


Survey link


KSD is committed to being considerate of students’ and staff members’ privacy related to their individual decisions about getting the vaccine. The Missouri School Immunization Requirements for students do not include the COVID vaccination.


We continue to encourage all staff and eligible students to talk to their healthcare provider about getting vaccinated. The CDC advises that vaccination is currently the leading public health prevention strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Adults and children ages 12 years or older can visit MOStopsCovid.com to find a nearby provider and schedule an appointment or locate a walk-in clinic.

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KEES- November 10- A Conversation about Critical Race Theory (CRT) – What is it anyway?

Many may have heard the term “CRT,” but don’t have a concept of what it is or

what it means. To provide information on this theory and clarify how the concept

is discussed in higher education, the panel will include Professor Kenya

Brumfield-Young, a part of the Criminology/Criminal Justice program at St. Louis

University’s School of Social Work. In this journey to connectedness through

conversation, there will also be discussion of how Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

work in K-12 education differs from “CRT”.


Join us on the 10th at 6:00 pm via kirkwoodschools.org/kees

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PTO & REG Book Study

Our School Board has been engaged in a book study of "Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity: The Keys to Successful Equity Implementation". Our PTO board, Robinson Equity Group chairs, Robinson Equity Committee (staff group) leaders are also going to be reading this book, watching the videos from our school board meetings with the authors, and meeting to discuss this learning and its impact at Robinson. Please consider joining us in this learning and joining the conversation on November 4th at 6:00 pm in the library.


School Board Meeting 1

School Board Meeting 2

Link to Purchase the book on Amazon

Video of Krownapple presentation

Video of Krownapple, Cobbs, and Jim Knight (instructional coach that KSD has partnered with)

Krownapple on the Concept of Dignity

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Chili Bowl Volunteers Needed

One of Kirkwood's most beloved traditions is back on Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 24, and we need many hands to make Chili Bowl 2021 a success. This is a districtwide event run by the Kirkwood School District Foundation and we need volunteers from all Kirkwood schools. Help out, meet new people and have fun!


Shift 1 (4:45-6:15 pm)

Shift 2 (6:00 - 7:30 pm)

Shift 3 Cleanup (7:15 pm)


Please note: Since this is a fundraiser, volunteers who want to eat at the event must purchase a ticket. All Chili Bowl tickets will be purchased online for a specific time of entry. After ticket sales are announced, please choose your entry time so that it doesn't conflict with your volunteer shift. Thank you!


Catey McKean, Kerri Williamson and Caroline Young

2021 Chili Bowl Volunteer Chairs

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR VOLUNTEER SHIFTS

Repeated Information Below

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PTO Robinson Cares Presents: Winter Gear Drive for Kids!

Kids grow fast and winter gear can get expensive. Winter Gear Drive for Kids is an opportunity for our Robinson community to come together and help all our students be warm this winter. If your child needs Winter Gear, please go to: https://forms.gle/4KWQkq3ifXiCnLXh6

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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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Click below to view the tutoring list 21-22

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