Family Newsletter

5/8/22

Hello everyone-


Happy Mother's Day everyone! I hope that you are enjoying time with your children. I know that they worked on lots of different crafts this week and were so excited to take them home to you!


We had another action packed week! Our pictures above are from our Special Olympics events. We had a great parent speaker this week, Heather Fleming present to families in the cafe. Our kindergarteners went to the zoo on Friday. We got to celebrate Mrs. Harris' retirement at KHS as well. The kiddos are doing a great job following expectations at all of our events and we are so proud of them!


Special thank you to all of our parents and families. You all really stepped up this week to spoil our staff for staff appreciation week. Thank you for your donations! Thank you to our PTO Staff Appreciation committee for organizing everything. We are grateful!


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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Monday

D Day


Tuesday

A Day

6:30 PTO Meeting in Cafe or join via Zoom


Wednesday

B Day

4th grade Trivia challenge in the cafe


Thursday

C Day

5th grade trivia challenge in the cafe


Friday

D Day

Wear your Robinson Gear!

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PTO Meeting Tuesday- in person at the cafe

Highlights of the topics discussed:

  • Dr. Bailey will present on district boundary changes process update
  • Dr. OH will share our School Improvement Goals updates and Spring Academic Benchmarking updates

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Please let us know if you are planning to take your child home from school early at our upcoming events.

If you are planning to attend and take your child home following any of these events:

  • Spring Sing- May 19
  • Field Day- May 20
  • 5th Grade Celebration- May 23
  • 5th Grade Clap Out- May 25

You need to fill out this quick form to let us know ahead of time that you are planning to check your child out early. We will pre-print a checkout sheet for quick checkout with the teacher so that you don't need to return to the office to sign your child out. Thank you for taking 3 minutes to let us know your plans.

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Please complete the KSD Annual Update

On the evening of Monday, May 2, the primary contact for student(s) who are currently enrolled in the Kirkwood School District are asked to complete the annual update for the 2022-23 school year. If your student is currently enrolled in KSD schools and you plan on your student attending KSD schools for the 2022-23 school year, this process will need to be completed. To clarify, the “primary contact” is the parent/guardian whose address is used as the main address for the student. Only a parent/guardian who resides at the “primary contact” address is responsible for completing this process for each student.

This is an opportunity to update student information such as addresses, phone numbers, emergency contacts, and medical needs.

Also, if you are enrolling a new student to K-12 KSD schools who currently DOES NOT attend a K-12 KSD school you may add the new student to this annual update process while you are completing the annual update for another student. This is a wonderful opportunity to register any students who need to register as kindergarteners for next school year.


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Spring KSD Survey- closes May 13

Kirkwood’s spring survey window is open for all students, staff, and families to complete Round Two of Panorama surveys. Your input informs ongoing efforts related to our strategic plan, both at our schools and the district level. Each school has strategic plan goals tied to survey data, and high participation rates will be essential to these efforts. The survey for students and families will be the same as was administered in the fall.


Just as we did in the fall, we are partnering with Panorama Education. Panorama safeguards your privacy, keeping your responses confidential. The survey will be a valuable source of information for us as we work to make our schools and District as good as we can be.


Please click here to take our survey by May 13:

kirkwoodschools.org/survey

Access code:

6273572505

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Spring Sing is Back!- Here is some updated Information

May 19th in the gym- please enter through the exterior gym doors on the blacktop

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

doors will open at 1:35 for you to come in and get a seat- please fill out the form if you plan to take your child home with immediately after the event

2:10- we will have everyone exit the gym

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.

2:40: 1st, 3rd & 5th

doors will open at 2:25 for you to come in and get a seat- please fill out the form if you plan to take your child home with immediately after the event


For those who are taking their child home directly following the performance- Mr. Shelton will be at the first set of exterior doors checking those families off the list of names submitted via this form . Students who we know are going home directly following the show will bring their things down with them so they are packed and ready to go at the conclusion of the show. If you are unsure if you will or will not take your child home, it is better to fill out the form just in case then to not have your child on the list. Thanks!

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5th grade parents joining the Spring Sing performance

Wooooowhoooooo!!!!!!! Thanks to the parents who have signed up to do the 5th grade song with us. The links to the choreography and words are below. We are so excited to have you join us. If your child is in Swopshire/Britton you follow Dr. OH's video, if your child is in Fry/Hill you will follow Mrs. Kesler's video. Once you have learned your part, please be sure to practice with the video that puts both parts together. We will rehearse together on Tuesday, May 17th at 7:45am and 4:45pm, in the music room. Please join us for one rehearsal, but feel free to come to both!


We are BEYOND excited to have you join us and surprise the kids!

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Family Picnic on Field Day Returns!

May 20, after the field day events, please join us for a family picnic!. Classes will be assigned locations around our property, and families are invited to join students for a picnic lunch. Please bring your picnic lunch, blankets, and/or chairs. Our schedule time will be from 11:30 -12:00. We hope you can join us!

Please fill out the form if you plan to take your child home with immediately after the event- thanks!

Repeated Information Below

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PTO ticket sales for Robinson Night at the Ballpark are closed, and we unfortunately cannot take any new orders. We sold nearly 600 tickets! This is a new record which means we need a little extra time to organize all the tickets for pick-up. For those who have already submitted payment, tickets will be available for pick-up starting Monday, May 9th at Robinson's office. We unfortunately can't send the tickets home in backpacks to ensure all the tickets are received by the appropriate family.


For families that missed the ticket sales or need additional tickets, you may purchase tickets through the Cardinal's online ticket sales or box office. Please note, the $20/ticket was a group sale price so online ticket purchases will vary. Our Robinson community will be sitting between sections 165 and 168 if you would like to sit close.


We look forward to cheering on our Robinson choir and the Cardinals on May 24th!

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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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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 @ 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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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 robinsonpto@kirkwoodschools.org if you would like to hear more or are interested in joining our Board.

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