Family Newsletter

2/21/21

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A short, productive week

Hello everyone-


I hope that you and your family are all doing well and staying safe. We had a great week here at school! The kids had so much fun in the snow on their day off. I saw many families playing on the hill at school this week! I had one kiddo message me from their iPad- "Dr. OH- it's snowing, why we are we at school?" I had to smile and laugh and visit him and attempt to explain snow days. I think I failed:)


I've had the opportunity to get in classrooms for some great lessons! Our first grade team is piloting Sonday (a phonics program) this semester. The teachers and kids are enjoying and getting used to the program and we are seeing positive results. This change was in response to our winter benchmarking data.


Looking at our progress monitoring data, our students in all grades are making great progress. We are excited for our upcoming progress monitoring meetings the first week of March, where we analyze student progress and determine if they are ready to exit/reduce/change their interventions. Our teachers, interventionists, and teacher assistants have really hunkered down this quarter and worked hard shoring up specific skill deficits and I'm so proud and grateful for all their hard work! It truly is awesome to see the growth our students are making. They are feeling more confident in their skills and are proud of their progress. Check in with your child and I bet they will be able to celebrate recent success!


Please reach out if you have any questions, concerns, ideas, or if we can provide support in any way. Thank you for your partnership in keeping the Robinson community safe.


Take Care-

Angeline

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This Week's Schedule

Link to our school webpage calendar

Week of February 22nd

This week is a C week


Monday, February 22

Students in person learning

6:30 Equity Group Meeting - join via zoom

7:00 Board of Education Meeting- www.kirkwoodschools.org/virtualBOE


Tuesday, February 22

Students in person learning


Wednesday, February 23

Wacky Wednesday Theme- mismatch day- wear things that don't match

Students in person learning


Thursday, February 24

Students in person learning


Friday, February 25

Students online learning

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Motor Lab at Robinson

As you know, we are not serving lunch in the cafe due to Covid restrictions. What you may not know is that we have converted part of this space to be a sensory and motor lab. This space is available to classroom teachers and is a part of scheduled breaks for many of our Robinson students. The sensory input and motor movements help our students to regulate and be ready for learning. This is an especially great space for staff to utilize with students when weather prevents us from getting outdoors.


Our amazing OT, Ali Lynch, has been working with our PE teachers to provide activities and tools that kids can do in the lab, or check out kits from the library to use in the classroom. We need your help to buy additional supplies to help support this area of need for our building. Please access the google doc below and sign up for items that you would be willing to provide. Items have a range in cost (from free you have in your home to $50) and we appreciate anything that you can help with.


Click Here to View & Sign Up for Items Needed


You may have items delivered from Amazon to 803 Couch Avenue, Kirkwood, MO 63122

or send items/supplies in with your child to school, or drop them off at our front vestibule. Thank you!!!

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Prop R - Right for Kids, Right for Our Community

A Zero-Tax Rate Change Proposal Would Address Overcrowding, Safety and Security Challenges, and More


Faced with overcrowded classrooms and a lack of adequate instructional space in its schools, the Kirkwood School District Board of Education unanimously voted on Monday, Jan. 25, to place a zero-tax rate change bond proposal on the April 6, 2021 ballot.


The proposal, called Proposition R, is a ballot issue designed to provide the financial resources to address overcrowding and maintain class sizes with additional classrooms, update aging infrastructure and systems, enhance safety and security district-wide, and complete additional needed facility updates. If approved by voters, every building in the District would be improved. Proposition R requires 57.143% voter approval.


Prop R does not include a new elementary school building.


For more information, please visit our website: kirkwoodschools.org/PropR.

Please consider joining us for a Power Hour

Please join us at our upcoming Power Hours to learn more about Prop R. Pop on for a few minutes, or stay the whole hour. In an effort to accommodate different schedules, please check out the schedule below.


All Saturday Webinars are from 9 to 10 am

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Saturday, March 20, 2021


12 to 1 pm Webinars

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Monday, March 8, 2021


7 to 8 pm Webinars

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Thursday, March 18, 2021


For information about our upcoming Power Hours, please visit:

https://www.kirkwoodschools.org/powerhour

REPEATED INFORMATION BELOW

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5th Grade Information

If you have a child preparing to go to Nipher, the information below is of importance. This year, due to having some students virtual and some in-person, we decided to create a Google Form to help our rising 5th grade families make scheduling/course requests. There is a beginning band and orchestra option for students who have no prior experience.

All 5th grade students should have this form completed by a parent/guardian. Parents can complete the form at any point, and we need one from each family by Friday, March 5th.

Here is the link to complete the form: https://forms.gle/qfpgWcf6ovFwN2Gx7

Save the date for March 3rd at 6:30 pm for a 5th Grade Parent Webinar. Learn about course selections, daily schedule, clubs/activities, and so much more! Zoom link will be sent to all parents the week of the event.

Thank you for your help as we prepare our students transition to Nipher.

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Music Class Virtual Field Trip this month with Metro Theater- Cost $5/student

We will be using Metro Theater's virtual production of Jacked! during music class this month to support Black History Month and our music curriculum. The cost for this virtual field trip is $5 per student. Please submit payment via My School Bucks or send your $5 payment to school with your child to turn into their classroom teacher. Click here to sign up for My School Bucks. - this tool allows parents to submit online payment.


Description of the show:

It’s Jack and the Beanstalk with a modern-day twist. In this reimagined world, Jack and his mother struggle to live happily ever after. When his farm can't feed him, his community can't support him, and his mother can't take care of him, Jack takes matters into his own hands. After climbing the beanstalk and stealing the giant's goose, Jack flees home and discovers the goose's golden eggs have a mysterious, intoxicating power that turns his world upside down. How can something so good make everything bad? Can Jack turn things around to save his village?

Jacked! fuses storytelling and poetry with nonstop hip-hop and break-beat music in this fresh, energetic virtual production that uses hand-drawn animation based on visuals by designer Nick Kryah, exploring the imaginative boundaries of theater, film, and animation. And inside the story and the music is an age-appropriate message for children about substance abuse and its effects on our communities.

The cast includes St. Louis hip hop duo The Knuckles and MTC favorite Jarris L. Williams (last seen playing the title role in Ghost).

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Candid Photos Needed

Please load candid photos of your child learning at home to this google folder. Please label the photos you upload with your child's name and building (Robinson). Or if you have prints, you can drop them off at the table in the front entrance at Robinson. We will be using these pictures for our yearbook. Thanks!

BIG NEWS - Robinson Smart Pack Sale!

Dear Robinson Family & Friends,


What if you could save yourself big money at popular local places, support locally owned businesses AND support Robinson Elementary at the same time?

Now you can!

A Kirkwood family has created the My Community Smart Pack Program, a convenient and new way to raise funds for our schools, support Kirkwood businesses and save you money! Kirkwood High School and Nipher Middle School have been running this program for the past 4 years with great success!

What is a Robinson Smart Pack? Great Question!

Here's what you need to know:

  • A Robinson Smart Pack is a collection of 20 valuable, money saving DIGITAL coupons valid at some of our great LOCALLY OWNED businesses.
  • A Robinson Smart Pack takes less than a minute to purchase and you receive it via email immediately!
  • A Robinson Smart Pack costs $20 and has a total value of over $200! Your purchase pays for itself in only one or two uses!
  • The offers included in the Robinson Smart Pack are VALID UNTIL DECEMBER 31st and almost all of them are valid for Dine-In OR Curbside Pickup!
  • Ronson Elementary receives $10 for each and every Robinson Smart Pack that is purchased.


Follow these simple steps:

  • Click here Robinson Smart Pack
  • Follow the simple instructions to download your Robinson Smart Pack!
  • You will receive your Robinson Smart Pack receipt and personal link within moments of completing your purchase!

Check out a few of these GREAT OFFERS included in the Robinson Smart Pack 2021:




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Online Registration is for New Students Only- if your child is currently enrolled you do not need to complete this even if transitioning to a new building (Nipher or North Kirkwood). Thanks!

Information below is repeated from previous newsletters

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Kindergarten Registration Information

Calling all 2034 graduates...Do you have a neighbor, friend, or family member who needs to register for kindergarten? Now is the time to register for kindergarten for August 2021. Children need to be 5 years old by August 1, 2021, to attend kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year.


To register, visit the District’s website at kirkwoodschools.org/register. For online registration, it is recommended that a laptop computer, desktop computer, or tablet device be used to complete your child's registration. Registration using a smartphone is not recommended.

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Robinson Yearbooks and Yearbook Ads go on sale this week through March 12th

You can order yearbooks and ads online via our website:

https://shop.yearbookmarket.com/robinsonelementaryschool

or by paper order form which will be going home at the end of the month.


Our ad prices help to reduce the total cost of the yearbooks for families from $13 down to $10. Our add prices are $15 for 1/8 page, $25 for 1/4 page, $50 for 1/2 page and $100 for our full page ads. You may purchase and create your ad through our website link above. This is the first year that the website lets you fully design and create your ad with the layout, fonts, and colors that you prefer.


If you have never seen our yearbook before, watch this quick informational video about our yearbook and see pages from last year's edition.

Introduction video


If you want help navigating our ordering website and want to see where to click to purchase a yearbook, watch this short video.

Purchase Yearbook Video


If you want help navigating our ordering website to purchase an ad, please watch this short video.

Purchase Ad Video

Fifth grade families using the dedication ad builder will need to enter a code upon check-put to receive the 1/8 page ad for free. The code is JR5K8ICQ20 and it is also included in the description of the 1/8 page ad when they are adding it to their cart.


Thank you to PTO for creating and overseeing our yearbook program! We are excited to have the yearbook to remember this historic year. Please reach out to

robinsonelementaryyb@gmail.com with any questions about our yearbook or ads.