Family Newsletter

4/10/22

Hello everyone-


Woooowhoooo!!!! What a fun week we had! We had 77 students sign up for choir and this began on Wednesday, we got to celebrate Dr. Wilson, Mrs. Davis, and all of our teacher assistants and paraprofessionals this week, we had kindergarten walk to the magic house (yay, rain brigade in the morning and sunny walk back), and we had our 4th graders go to the fishing trip.


Thank you to all of our parents for coming into the front office so that we could check your id and then quickly send you along. I recognize that these safety precautions take a few extra minutes, but it ensures our students' safety through verification that all the adults attending are safe to be with students (our system checks to make sure that they are not on the sex offender list or have a warrant out for their arrest). Our children's safety is always our top priority and the process goes quickly. We are so glad to welcome you back into the building and we appreciate your participation in our field trips. The kids and teachers love having you join us to share in the fun!


3rd-5th grade parents, please remember to send headphones to school with your child to practice the MAP test. Our 4th and 5th graders will be testing April 18th -22nd, and 3rd grade is April 25th-29th. Please remember to help your child get a good nights sleep that week, send in extra snacks, and we would love for you to send a note of encouragement for your student. Your little messages go a long way to motivate our kiddos to do their best and don't stress!


Special thanks this week to PTO Staff Appreciation Committee and all the parents who made donations to celebrate our staff members. We appreciate your generosity and our staff loved to be recognized for their hard work and dedication.


Don't forget this week is a short week- kids are only here on Monday-Wednesday and are off on Thursday and Friday. Enjoy the extended weekend!


Please check out the Kirkwood Special School District Newsletter April 2022 Edition.


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

4th. Grade Fishing

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Monday

B Day

5:00 Board of Education Work Session


Tuesday

C Day

6:30 PTO in the cafe


Wednesday

D Day

1:30 Welcome Special Olympics Participants back to Robinson at Front Drive


Thursday

No School


Friday

No School

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KSD Support Staff Award Nomination

OUTSTANDING! EXEMPLARY! TREND SETTING!


You're invited to nominate a support staff member who has shown exemplary, outstanding, or well-above-and-beyond for his/her profession. Don't be shy, nominate as many as you want! We all know it takes a village so there must be many who complete your day!

Members of the Kirkwood community including students, staff, parents, and community members may nominate any support staff employee(s) of the district including assistants, office personnel, custodians, maintenance personnel, nurses, technology staff, food service, bus drivers, etc.

DEADLINE: Friday, April 29, 2022



FILL OUT FORM

Celebrating National Library Week!

Pictured below are the four students who tied as winners in the "Guess the Book" contest and the two who tied in the "Bookworm" contest! There were 75 gummy worms in the jar! Thanks to everyone for participating!
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April 13th at 1:30

Please consider joining us out front to cheer our special olympics participants on as they return to Robinson on Wednesday at 1:30. We hope to see you at the front sidewalk!
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Stuck on Literacy - Robinson Roadrunners Reading Challenge

The kids are begging to tape me to the wall still and so I am going to be challenging them to read 2 books at home from now until the end of the year. If we reach our Robinson Roadrunners Reading Challenge of reading 1,000 books at home before May 16th, we will let the kids tape me to the exterior wall of the gym for Field Day on the 20th. A paper for parents to complete will be sent home in the backpack on Monday. Students just turn the sheets into the teacher on May 16th- we will count however many books each child reads toward the goal, so one student reads extra it may cover those who did not return any reading. Good luck Roadrunners- read away!
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March Madness Conclusion in the Library

Thank you to everyone who participated in March Book Madness this year! Our winner is, This Very Tree by Sean Rubin. In our Class Bracket Challenge, our big winner is Mrs. Driscoll's class who overtook Peacock's class by 1 point! Congratulations to all who entered :).


This is a great book to read with your child if you have time to check it out!

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Outdoor Summer Camp Opportunity at Robinson

Join us for Robinson’s third annual summer camp where students will explore our incredible


outdoor environment and learn gardening, movement, music, art, science, and more!


Monday, June 13- Thursday, June 16 8:30AM-12:00PM each day.

● Open to outgoing (current) kindergartners through outgoing (current) 4th graders.

● $140 per student for the week, open to the first 25 students who registerPay by cash or checks to Kirkwood School District

● Limited number of scholarships are available.


Registration flyers to be sent home in backpack mail with students, or you can access it via the pdf below.

Contact Maria Tutskey @ maria.tutskey@kirkwoodschools.org or Shannon Ross @ shannonr76@yahoo.com with any questions or if you would like to volunteer time or resources to camp!

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March Library Report

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Repeated Information Below

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Calling all Robinson families! It’s time to celebrate our Robinson Super Heroes. The Staff Appreciation Committee is gearing up for our big week in May and we can’t make a BANG! without you! We would like to start collecting gift cards for our daily raffles during

Staff Appreciation Week, May 2nd – 6th. Please consider donating a gift card from your favorite restaurant, store, salon or event. If you love it, they will too! You can drop off your donations now

until the end of April at the Robinson School office or to the Triola household at

207 Altus PL.

Email Erin Triola erinellis@hotmail.comwith any questions.


Thank you for helping us make this week MARVELOUS!

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Adventure Club Registration

Registration for Adventure Club for the 2022-23 school year begins soon. Families currently enrolled in Adventure Club will receive a direct link to the waiting list via Brightwheel and email on April 6th 10:00 AM. This same link can also be found on the Adventure Club website. Please note we will not begin processing enrollment until May 2022. Please email Jennifer Hahn, Adventure Club Program Coordinator, with any questions.


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Parade Float Builders Wanted

Are you crafty, handy, have a trailer? If you would like to help Robinson Staff and PTO with designing, building a float, or walking in the Meacham Park Parade on June 4th, please email me and I will get with you to organize. Thanks so much!
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Video Messages for Dr. Wilson

We'd love to send Dr. Wilson off with a slide show of video messages from parents, students, and staff. Please consider helping your child make a video, or you could make a video to thank her for her years of service to Robinson. Please send video messages to me at angeline.onealhogrefe@kirkwoodschools.org
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Repeat of Field Trip Info from Email

I am so excited about the many fun trips coming up that our students are going to get to experience, and I am writing because I have received many questions regarding upcoming field trips. If you are attending a field trip with your child's classroom and are not going to be chaperoning students out of view of the teacher, you do not need the security background check.


For those parents who are chaperoning students outside of the view of the teacher, (for example: if you are at the zoo, and want to take a group of students to see the bears, and the teacher is viewing the penguins) you must complete a volunteer application. You may complete the application and email it to Human.resources@kirkwoodschools.org, as a reminder you can always drop the application off at the school in which your children attend. Finally, when needed, the application can be dropped off at the main entrance at the new Turner location.

Kirkwood School District-1099 Milwaukee Street-Kirkwood, MO 63122


In regards to taking your student with you from a field trip, you must return to Robinson to sign your child out. We do this for the protection of the children in our care. Teachers do not have access to legal documentation of who can/cannot take a child, they do not have Infinite Campus when off campus, and they cannot check your identification. They need signed out in Infinite Campus for attendance purposes and so that Adventure Club and staff know that they have been released to an approved adult. I realize that this may be an inconvenience and I appreciate your understanding that it is for the safety of our students.

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  1. After two years of waiting, we are finally ready to bring back our district-wide Many Cultures, One Kirkwood event!! This grand celebration of world cultures will take place on Friday, April 29th from 6-8 pm in the gym/cafeteria at Tillman Elementary School, 230 Quan Avenue. We will need help to set up, put on the event, and clean up after it is over.

We hope to have all slots filled on this page by Friday, April 22nd, one week before the event. Also, we would like to have donated items to the ELL Specialist at your school by April 22nd. This will give us one week to finish preparing. If you have questions, please contact the ELL Specialist at your school:

Amy Randles at amy.randles@kirkwoodschools.org

Azniv Tcherkezian at Azniv.Tcherkezian@kirkwoodschools.org

Gina Muller at Gina.Muller@kirkwoodschools.org

Please sign up by visiting our Sign-Up Genius website. The external link is: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4ca4a62aa5f85-many.i 9


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Learn more about work underway in our schools during our Prop R Power Hour at kirkwoodschools.org/PowerHour

The panel will discuss work completed to date, projects underway and updated timelines for construction.

Have a question? Visit kirkwoodschools.org/PropRInfo to share what information you would like to have addressed during the presentation.


Save the Date!

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We are excited to meet our incoming Kindergarten class for the 2022/2023 school year!


Robinson Elementary is hosting a Kindergarten Open House and Scavenger Hunt on April 27th from 5-6PM. Our smallest friends will find and explore the Kindergarten classrooms, special areas, and cafeteria; meet the Kindergarten teachers and tour a school bus. If you haven't had the chance to register your kindergartener, you will have the opportunity to do that in-person at the event with two proofs of residency. To register your child for Kindergarten prior to the event, please register online at kirkwoodschools.org/Register.


We encourage families to only bring their special Kindergartener as a way to celebrate this milestone!

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Robinson PTO Board Needs Volunteers for 22-23 School Year

The Robinson PTO is looking for parents and guardians to join the PTO board for the upcoming school year! Worried that you won't have enough time? Or maybe that it's not the right fit? Well, have no fear! We are a fun bunch of parents who too just want to help our school community.


All open board positions are "elect" positions which means you will work alongside the current board member for a year before transitioning into the role. We recognize many of us are stretched thin in life and couldn't imagine carving out any extra time. But this type of community service really is rewarding especially when you see the joy on our students' and teachers' faces.


If we have a strong, diverse team we can strike a balance with time commitment and will be more successful at building a Robinson community that is connected, engaging and enriched!


All are welcome! Please contact us as robinsonpto@kirkwoodschools.org if you would like to hear more or are interested in joining our Board.

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