Family Newsletter

12/19/21

Hello everyone-


I can't believe it- this is the last newsletter of the 2021 year. I will be writing again before our return in January.


This year has been filled with fun and the return of some traditions with a twist. I am hopeful to see a full return of the traditions now that we are once again adjusting our health and safety protocols and visitor expectations (see below for more info).


The kids are winding down toward the winter break and we are taking time to do some fun community building activities. Thank you 5th grade who hosted a winter wonderland to teach students about the many winter holidays from around the world. First grade shared their creative map projects with me, they made forts (some still to come), Mrs. Harris' class made snowmen, Kindergarten did the gingerbread man story and hunt, the kids were telling me all about some elves that have gotten into Robinson too! We are having a good time connecting with one another and enjoying the little things for a break between our academics.


My wish for your families this winter break is that you all are able to truly relax, focus on what is most important in life, and love on the kiddos. They have been working so hard this year, have made so much progress, and are taking all the changes in stride. They have been so resilient and have stayed positive, creative, and curious. I am just so proud of the kids, our staff, and families. I know it has been a hard 2021, and we made it! We are stronger, braver, and kinder than ever before. I love our community and our spirit! Please spoil those around you, relax, and do whatever it is that makes you happy these next few weeks. Enjoy and I will see you in 2022!!!! YAY:)


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

Fun Times This Week!

First Grade Maps

Let's Build a Fort!

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5th Grade Winter Wonderland

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Kindergarten Gingerbread Hunt

Kindergarten Reading Celebration

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Monday

A Day

Wear an ugly sweater or winter outfit


Tuesday

B Day

Sing along during specials (no visitors), winter parties


Wednesday

No School


Thursday

No School


Friday

No School

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Welcome Mr. Shelton!

This week we welcomed Patrick Shelton, secretary, to our Robinson team! He has jumped right in and hasn't missed a beat. Here's a short hello from him:

Hi Robinson-

For those of you who do not yet know me, I'm Patrick. I enjoy spending time with my husband Matthew and our puppy Riley! In our free time we enjoy traveling, especially to Disney. I am looking forward to working with you all in my new role at the front desk!


See you soon!

Patrick

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We are so excited to welcome visitors back for 2022!

As we communicated at the beginning of last quarter, we have been working towards welcoming back families into our school. With the next semester around the corner, we are excited to welcome parents and volunteers into our buildings.


This is possible because of the availability of vaccines for kids in grades K-5. Now that our students have the option to be vaccinated, we are able to follow processes that have been in place at the secondary level throughout the year.


Unfortunately, the one tradition we will not be able to bring back yet is allowing visitors in the cafeteria. As we continue to allow for distancing and other protocols, space will not allow for families to visit at lunch.


Please note that we ask visitors and volunteers to follow the same protocols that are in effect in the building. As such, masks will be recommended beginning Jan. 18. Additionally, any visitor to the building must sign in at the front office at the beginning of every visit to our school.


Please also make sure you are familiar with recent changes to the KSD’s volunteer requirements, especially if you would be volunteering in a capacity where you might be alone with students. Those are detailed on the HR website here: https://www.kirkwoodschools.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=5293


We are so lucky to have families that want to be engaged and involved in their students’ school. We are looking forward to once again seeing you during the school day.

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Thank you families

Thank you to everyone who donated for classroom celebrations this week! We appreciate your generosity!
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Repeated Information Below

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Welcome Back to Robinson Trivia Night on February 25, 2022!

Who's ready for a little Trivia, Silent Auction and great night with fellow Robinson families? We are excited that Robinson Trivia Night is back this year! Table registration opens January 24th, so start planning! Tables are $200 each (or $25 per person). When you register, you will need the names and emails of all 8 people at your table. Contact us if you need assistance putting a table together or would like connections with grade level parents.


Need more details? Check out our Trivia 2022 FAQ page or contact us at robinsontrivia@gmail.com. This is such a fun event and a great way to connect with other Robinson families. We'd love to have you join the fun!


Interested in volunteering, donating or being party hosts? If you or the company you work for can donate a gift card, product, service, or experience; please let us know. Sponsorships are available with various perks! Wondering what the party host is about? More to come on parties in the near future.


Bon Voyage!



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5th Grader Yearbook Ads

A yearbook dedication ad is a great way to pay tribute to your 5th grader. You can provide pictures of them growing up, playing sports, doing their favorite hobby or anything you would like. We would like to have every 5th grader represented in the yearbook with an ad.


If you would like to place an ad order online, please visit

https://shop.yearbookmarket.com/robinsonelementaryschool and no need to complete the below.


If you would like to place an ad order off-line, please complete the form.

Please check a box…

  • FREE 1/8 Page Dedication Ad

  • $ 25 1/4 Page Dedication Ad

  • $50 1/2 Page Dedication Ad

  • $100 Full Page Dedication Ad

Please return this along with payment (if applicable) by December 21, 2021.

Please make checks payable to Robinson PTO.


Name of Student (First and Last Name):_________________________________


Classroom Teacher: ________________________


How would you like to create the dedication ad?

Please check a box…

  • Email RobinsonElementaryYB@gmail.com the pictures and the wording along with any other design ideas that you would like to incorporate in the Ad

  • Send in pictures and wording that you would like in the ad and your child's teacher can build the ad with them.


Please email any questions to RobinsonElementaryYB@gmail.com

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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!

Click below to view the tutoring list 21-22

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