Family Newsletter

1/16/22

Hello everyone-


I sent a Robinson Health Update email yesterday morning. I did not want the information to be missed or overlooked in the newsletter. One addition I should have included regarding absence reporting- you may continue to use the RobinsonAttendance@kirkwoodschools.org link to report any absence for your child illness related or not. If it is illness related, Mr. Shelton, our attendance secretary, will forward it to our nurse on duty. You do not have to email him directly at patrick.shelton@kirkwoodschools.org although you can either method is sufficient and you do not need to do both. Any Covid or health related questions or concerns should be emailed to me at angeline.onealhogrefe@kirkwoodschools.org and I will forward the message tot he nurse on duty. To complete the reporting a positive student Covid case use this form- Report a Positive Case

Thank you all for your attention regarding this change in process.


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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***Bring your helmets January 11-21 PE is roller skating! YAY:)

Monday

No School MLK Jr. Day


Tuesday

C Day

Kindergarten Registration Opens- Info below

6:30 pm REG Meeting


Wednesday

D Day



Thursday

A Day

Robinson Cares Food Pantry 6:00-7:30 on campus


Friday

B Day

Wear your spirit wear or wear red!


Saturday

9:00-12:00 Literacy Winter Scavenger Hunt- info below

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Kirkwood School District offers the KSD Nutrition On the Weekends (NOW) program to supply an array of nutritious, non-perishable meals and snacks for children experiencing food insecurity, free of charge. Boxes are distributed to families at their homes via delivery in a discrete and caring manner once per month.


If you wish for your child(ren) to participate in the program, please complete the online registration below. This information is kept confidential.

In order to receive support through KSD NOW, please complete the online registration at https://www.kirkwoodschools.org/KSDNOWRegistration.


If you have any questions, please contact program coordinator Emilie Lytton at ksdnow@kirkwoodschools.org. All inquiries will remain confidential.

For more information about KSD NOW and how to support, please visit kirkwoodschools.org/KSDNOW.


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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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Repeated Information Below

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Thank you Prop R!

Our front ramp and chair lift in the front foyer are now completed and fully operational. Students were able to utilize our front entrance this week upon their return. Thank you for voting for Prop R this improvement makes our building entrance accessible for all!


Please consider joining us for our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on January 28th at 1:30. We couldn't have done this without the support of our community and we would love to have you here to celebrate with us! Thank you!

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One Book, One School kickoff- The Winter Literacy Scavenger Hunt

As you know, we are a Title 1 building. As part of this funding we need to do a family engagement event each year. I'd like to start a new tradition and host an event that includes all staff, students, and families. We will be doing "One Book One School" as our Title 1 event. (I did not create this event, it is done across the US in many schools)


We will have our kickoff event on January 22nd from 9am -12 pm. As part of Robinson’s One Book One School Literacy Initiative, we are kicking things off with a little literacy fun and family/community togetherness. We’re so excited you’re joining the Robinson Scavenger Hunt fun! We hope these challenges bring you lots of laughter and joy throughout, all while reminding you of the power of reading.


One of the stops will be at the Turner building with me to hand out your free copy of the book Wishtree and other materials. Students who do not participate in the weekend event will receive their materials at school on Monday the 24th. Students will also come by school to hear a story read aloud by Dr. Ulrich and pick up cocoa. There are many other fun stops for the event, please see the detailed sheet below.


A few encouragements:

  • Wear Robinson red so that we see one another out and about and can wave and cheer for each other!

  • Mask expectations should be honored per any establishment’s requirements.


Make this interactive! Share, view, like, and comment on pictures and videos of Scavenger Hunt fun via this link. Please note that pictures and videos are only accessible to those with this link. Also, thank you for keeping comments positive and family friendly!


One Book, One School will last for a month. During this month we are asking that teachers play the clip of the reading for the day. Families will also have access to the clip to read along with their child at home (I will be posting the videos for each day in the weekly newsletters). We will have a culminating event after school in partnership with the PTO on February 23rd.


For additional information about our Scavenger Hunt please click the link below.

Scavenger Hunt Info

If your family would like to participate and needs to ride along with another family or would like their child to participate with another family- please click here to submit request

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration hosted by the Meacham Park Neighborhood Improvement Association (MNIA) in partnership with the Kirkwood School District and City of Kirkwood

The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration hosted by the Meacham Park Neighborhood Improvement Association (MNIA) in partnership with the Kirkwood School District and City of Kirkwood will now be held virtually. The celebration will showcase three Kirkwood High School seniors receiving Meacham Park Scholars Awards, a merit based scholarship program. Watch the premiere of the video at 1 p.m. on Monday, January 17. Access the link at kirkwoodschools.org/MLKcelebration. For more information, visit meachamparknia.org.
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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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The Robinson PTO Needs Your Help!

Have you ever heard of parent and staff-sponsored parties? It's as simple as selecting a party idea, signing up to host and then bringing the party to life for kids, adults or families. Robinson families will sign-up or bid on the events you donate. These parties are a great way to meet people and interact with the Robinson community all while raising funds for the school. They also happen to be one of the most popular Trivia Night items and provide a fun experience for both students and adults. But we can't pull them off without you! The included form has examples of parties you can host (or you can add a new creative idea). Complete the form and send to robinsontrivia@gmail.com.

Thank you so much for hosting an event!

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KSD Health Information

On Tuesday, January 4, we shared an update on KSD Health and Safety Protocols with information and reminders. Our continued goal is to provide a safe, in-person learning environment. This includes ensuring quality instruction and adequate supervision for our students each day. As case counts and absences continue to affect KSD schools, we will keep you updated and provide information as promptly as possible.


Hear more about these protocols in the newest episode of KSD Talks, the official podcast of the Kirkwood School District. Listen at kirkwoodschools.org/ksdtalks


As always, the well-being and health of our students and staff is our priority. Thank you for your support.

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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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Click below to view the tutoring list 21-22