Family Newsletter


Hello everyone-

Yay- we finally warmed up and had some nice weather at the end of this week! It came just in time for us to celebrate Earth Day yesterday! Thank you to Mrs. Tutskey, Mrs. Ross and all the parent volunteers who got our outdoor areas cleaned up a couple weeks ago. The kids had a great time picking up trash, planting things, and recording notes and pictures in their science journals. We had a fun day of learning about the importance of taking care of our Earth and being responsible citizens.

Our 4th and 5th graders did such a great job with their MAP testing this week! We were so proud of all their effort and perseverance. This week 3rd grade is testing on Tuesday-Thursday. I'm sure that they will do great!

Please take a moment to provide us with feedback on parent communication. We will use your feedback this summer to create our school improvement plan for '22-'23. Thanks in advance for your participation! Click here for parent survey. We have had 65 parents complete this so far and our goal is 200. It is only 5 questions and multiple choice and should take you less than 3 minutes to complete. Thanks so much!

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-


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B Day

6:00 Skills & Drills Basketball Trivia Night winners in the gym

7:00 Board of Education Meeting view online


C Day

3rd Grade MAP Testing


D Day

3rd Grade MAP Testing

Professional Administrative Assistant's Day- Show some support for Mrs. Rybialek & Mr. Shelton

12:00- Power Hour Zoom- Info below

5:00 Incoming Kindergartener Scavenger Hunt


A Day

3rd Grade MAP Testing

1st Grade Walking Field Trip to the Magic House

6:00-7:00 Robinson Food Pantry

6:00- Power Hour Zoom- Info below


B Day

Wear Robinson Red!

International Dance Day- click here to learn more

Arbor Day- click here to learn more fun facts video for kids

8:30-9:15-5th Grade Rise & Shine Donut Time

6:00- 8:00 Many Cultures One Kirkwood- at Tillman Elementary

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Learn more about work underway in our schools during our Prop R Power Hour at

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

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

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School Improvement Goal- Parent Communication

As you may recall, one of our school improvement goals is to increase parent communication. We had a few actions steps to address this:
  • Required weekly or biweekly newsletters from classroom teachers or grade level
  • Required mid-quarter progress reports
  • Send home student reports for SEL data- Sabrs report
  • Share grade level and building wide data via PTO reports
  • Expectation of 24 hour response time to acknowledge emails

Please complete the survey below to let us know if the steps we put in place were effective and provide suggestions for additional action steps to improve for next year. We had 192 responses this fall and I am hopeful we will have this many again. Thank you for providing feedback to help us grow and meet your needs!

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Mrs. Uhles Honored for Missouri Sports Hall of. Fame

While we know and love our 2021-22 Teacher of the Year, Teresa Uhles, as a wonderful teacher, colleague and friend, did you know she was also an amazing track star as a student herself? Mrs. Uhles, along with her cross country teammates from Neosho High School, were inducted into the prestigious Missouri Sports Hall of Fame during the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2022 for the Women’s Sports Luncheon on Wednesday in Springfield, Mo.

Fun fact: Other Missouri Sports HOF inductees include Stan Musial and Isaac Bruce! Congrats, Mrs. Uhles!

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Save the Date

Please join us on May 3rd for guest speaker, Heather Fleming. She will be engaging us in dialogue around engaging families of color in historically white spaces. We will be meeting in the cafe or you can join us via zoom. Hope to see you there!
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Spring Sing is Back!

Happy Spring!

Many have heard the buzz around school that students are humming Spring Sing songs ---and it's true! We are going to have a Spring Sing this year! On Thursday, May 19th, Kindergarten through 5th grade students will perform, in our gym, for their families!


1:50pm: Kindergarten, 2nd & 4th

2:25: 1st, 3rd & 5th

Between the two performances, there will be a memorial presentation for our beloved Mr. Moore. Thank you to PTO for the purchase of our memorial bench to honor the service of he and his wife. We hope you can join us for a moment of recognition between the two shows.

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4th and 5th Grade Trivia Event at Robinson

Our 4th graders will have a trivia event in the cafe on May 11th from 1:30-3:15, and 5th grade will be on May 12 from 1:30-3:15. Snacks will be provided and a $5 donation is requested.

Please register your student for this event by clicking here.

Please click here if you would like to volunteer to help out at the event.

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Spring Fling- May 7

Buy your tickets to "KSDF Spring Fling - a Night to Unite Through Comedy" and help support KSD Students and Programs.

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MAP Testing Begins this week- 3rd Grade

  • Get a good night's sleep
  • Eat a good breakfast
  • Pack an extra snack
  • Write a note of encouragement for your child to keep out on their desk
  • Remind your child to do their best and don't stress!
  • Make sure your child has their headphones

Repeated Information Below

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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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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 @ or Shannon Ross @ with any questions or if you would like to volunteer time or resources to camp!

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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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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 if you would like to hear more or are interested in joining our Board.

Click below to view the tutoring list 21-22