Family Newsletter

3/6/22

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Hello everyone-


Whew- what a busy week! We finished our our Black History Month learning and sharing this week. Thank you to all of our grade level teams for the many projects you put together. Please check out this awesome video highlighting first grade's BHM. Thank you to everyone who came to our One Book, One School event on Wednesday night. We had so much fun and it was great to welcome families back to an in person event!


If you missed our March Literacy Newsletter- please check it out!


I am not in the building on Monday or Tuesday, I am at a conference Sunday-Tuesday and will return to the building on Wednesday. Please reach out via email if you need anything. Dr. Wilson will be there in my absence. Thanks!


There is A LOT of important information and updates in this week's newsletter. Be sure to check out all the content below. Thanks!


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

C Day


Tuesday

D Day

6:30 pm PTO Social Event at Corner Pub


Wednesday

A Day

6:00 KEES- Affinity Groups- click to join

6:30 pm REG Kids Book Club


Thursday

B Day

7:00 Robinson Equity Group in the cafe


Friday

C Day

Wear your spirit wear or wear red!

5th grade walking field trip to Nipher for Musical

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Robinson Yearbooks are on sale now through March 11th. Please visit https://shop.yearbookmarket.com/robinsonelementaryschool to order your today. The cost is $10 per yearbook. If you would like to have the cover customized with your students name, it is an extra $5 per book. You can also purchase a yearbook for Donation, which will go to a 5th grader or a family that otherwise would not receive one. Thank you for your support. Email robinsonelementaryyb@gmail.com with questions.
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Please provide feedback on our Yearbook Draft- Due March 11

Please take a minute to look at this slideshow of pages from the yearbook.

If you have any feedback for changes, please use this google form to provide feedback.

Thanks so much to Bianca Guadagnoli and our Boost students for their work on this project!

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Join the Robinson PTO for a Happy Hour Social Event this Tuesday - We hope you can join us!

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This KEESS presentation will define what affinity groups are, the benefits of participation and activities students might engage in as well as the resistance or challenges associated with affinity groups. We invite you to attend this session and listen to the perspective of several KSD affinity group sponsors and learn about the benefits to our students and overall community.
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Robinson Equity Group Gathering

Thursday, March 10

7:00 pm

Robinson cafeteria


Drop in or stay a while to connect with other parents interested in equity work in our school community. No agenda or prep required! Come say hi!


Connect with us at robinsonequity@gmail.com or Facebook at Robinson Equity Group.

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Volunteer Applications

The Kirkwood School District - Administrative Service Center is in the process of moving to a new location. The move should be completed by - March 14th.


For those volunteers wanting to have their applications processed, you can email the application (volunteer application) to Human.resources@kirkwoodschools.org, as a reminder you can always drop the application off at the school in which your child/ren 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

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No more Pokemon Cards at Robinson

The pokemon cards craze has hit our students and is making them a little card crazy. We will no longer allow pokemon cards at Adventure Club or the school/classrooms. They are making students upset about trades, cards are being taken, and cards are being lost. Thank you for your help to ensure the cards are staying at home moving forward.
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Student Safety

Please be very careful as drivers at all of our intersections. There are times that the crossing guard may be late or you are driving around campus during hours when we do not have a guard on duty. Please be sure to drive slowly and be vigilant even when making right hand turns onto streets. Thank you for your help ensuring all people are safe during crossing.
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Masks Recommended not Required on Bus

The CDC recently removed its requirement that individuals wear masks on buses or vans operated by public or private school systems. As a result, masks will no longer be required on KSD school buses. This practice will mirror the mask-recommended, but not required setting we have in effect in our schools.


For more on the protocols in place in our schools, click here or visit our website at https://www.kirkwoodschools.org/bts

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Book Fair in the Cafe- March 15th 4:30-7:30 pm

Please stop by the PTO Robinson Spring Book Fair on Tuesday, March 15th from 4:30-7:30 in the cafeteria! It is our final Book Fair of the year and all proceeds will go towards adding books and other resources to the Robinson library. There is also an online store where you can order between March 15 through March 28th. Book orders over $25 ship free straight to your house! Use this link during those dates to order: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/georgerrobinsonelemschool
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Art Show in the gym- March 15th 4:30-7:30 pm

Robinson's Annual Art Show and PTO Book Fair are coming up this month, and we need volunteers! Please sign up with the link below to help hang art on Sunday, March 13th or at the PTO Book Fair on Tuesday, March 15th. Thanks for considering! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0B4EAFAC22AA8-artshow
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Resources to support conversations with children regarding War in Ukraine

If you would like support in having a conversation regarding the war that is currently happening in Ukraine, these resources may be helpful for you.


1. Talking About Ukraine with Our Children - Dr. Aliza Pressman

2. How to Talk To Kids About Ukraine - NYTimes/Melinda Wenner Moyer

3. Students are on TikTok Talking About Ukraine—How Teachers Can Answer Their Questions - We AreTeachers

4. How to Talk to Kids About Difficult Subjects - Common Sense Media

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Festival of Bands & Strings moved to March 13th!

Please see the schedule of events above- both events take place at the Holley Gym at KHS. Doors open for families at 1:50pm for Festival of Bands, and 4:15pm for Festival of Strings. Thank you for your flexibility due to inclement weather. We hope to see you there!
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On Tuesday, May 24 our Robinson Roadrunner choir will be back in action to perform God Bless America at the Cardinal’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays. The game starts at 6:45pm. If your student would like to sing God Bless America with the Robinson Roadrunner Choir, behind home plate, please use link, https://forms.gle/9f5vu4scWvF5Wagq6 or QR code to sign up for choir! Information regarding tickets coming soon!

Please send any questions to marybeth.kesler@kirkwoodschools.or

Repeated Information Below

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Important March Dates- Mark your calendars

March 15- 9:00 am Report Cards Available on Infinite Campus

March 15- Art Show 4:30-7:30 in the gym

March 15- Book Fair in the cafe

March 15- In person parent-teacher conferences 4:30-7:30

March 16-18- zoom parent-teacher conference options

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Reporting Postive Covid Cases

Per our commitment to transparency throughout the pandemic, the KSD COVID Dashboard will continue to provide information about positive cases in the District. View the dashboard by visiting kirkwoodschools.org/coviddashboard


The primary role of the dashboard is to provide data specific to the potential for in-school transmission. One of the ways we can ensure the dashboard is as up-to-date as possible is quick and accurate reporting of any student that tests positive for COVID. Families can self report a positive case by using the form below:


Report a Positive Case


Thank you for your assistance in ensuring our data is as current as possible.


Additionally, St. Louis County provides a map by zip code and school district to track community cases. It's available at: https://data.stlouisco.com/apps/covid-19-cases-by-zip-code-in-stl-county/explore

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