Family Newsletter

4/4/21

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A Lot of Important Information

Hello everyone-


PropR is on the ballot for Tuesday and would have many positive impacts for our students. We are a polling site (you can vote here even if it's not your designated location) and voters will enter and exit the doors at the gym so that they are not around any of our students or staff. Poll workers will complete a health screening before coming onto campus. Please be extra cautious at drop off and pick up, there will be many pedestrians on campus who are unfamiliar with our process.


Our 3rd-5th grade teachers got to meet with our district facilitators this week to review student data from district assessments. I know that so many of us are worried about students being behind, and our data showed that most of our students are in line with where they should be on their grade level standards for ELA and Math. There were lots of building and student celebrations. The teachers and students have been working hard this year and I was so proud to celebrate their success with them and share this news with you!


With the tech issues that happened on Friday, we had to push back our report cards. The district and I will communicate when we know when those will be ready for viewing. We apologize for the late change and inconvenience.


Here is the REALLY IMPORTANT information:

It is time for us to start planning for next year. Please use this google survey if you are NOT planning to return to Robinson next year.


I am still getting to know our students and would like to hear more from you to help with class placements, transition information for their new teacher, and about what you'd like for your child in the upcoming year. Please use these google surveys to provide input about your child, children. I would LOVE to have this completed for every student. Thank you!

If your child is an incoming kindergartner please use this form to provide input.

If your child is going into first grade please use this form to provide input.

If your child is going into second grade please use this form to provide input.

If your child is going into third grade please use this form to provide input.

If your child is going into fourth grade please use this form to provide input.

If your child is going into fifth grade please use this form to provide input.


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 April 5

This week is a D week


Monday, April 5

Students in person learning


Tuesday, April 6

Students in person learning

Voting day- we are a polling place


Wednesday, April 7

Wacky Wednesday Theme- Camo

Students in person learning


Thursday, April 8

Students in person learning

Cardinals Home Opener- Wear Cardinals Gear or anything Red


Friday, April 9

Students online learning

PTO Robinson Cares Food Pantry 6:00 pm


Saturday, April 10

PTO outdoor spring clean up and work day at Robinson 8:30-12:00

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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.

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MAP Testing in April & May Grades 3-5

All students in grades 3-5 will be taking the MAP test this year. We will host a zoom informational parent meeting on April 13th during the PTO meeting. We will share practice tests that you can do at home with your child, explain why we take the test, how the district uses the scores, and what the test looks like and when your child will be taking the test. We hope you can join us!


3rd Grade MAP Parent Newsletter

4th Grade MAP Parent Newsletter

5th Grade MAP Parent Newsletter


Please make sure that your child has working earbuds or headphones at school for testing. They also need to have their iPad charging cord. Thank you!

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PTO Robinson Cares Food Pantry Friday Night

When: Friday, April 9 with additional dates below

Time: 6pm - 7:30 pm

Where: Trinity Presbyterian Church

1110 S. Glenwood Lane, Kirkwood, MO 63122

(Please use the Sanctuary Entrance located in front of the circle drive -- this entrance is handicap accessible)


  • MASKS MUST BE WORN INSIDE

  • Doors will open at 6 PM, not before

  • Families will enter the Sanctuary room (please be mindful of other families who are present and distance when possible)

  • There is a pass-through window to the kitchen. Families can approach the window one at a time and Trinity Church volunteers will “shop” for the items you request (this will help limit exposure for everyone)

  • A “Menu” of available items will be posted near the window

  • Quantities for each family may be limited, items are subject to availability

  • Food items offered (meat, frozen meals, bread, breakfast cereal, and limited quantities of milk, eggs, fruits, and vegetables)

  • There will also be household cleaning items and personal care items.

  • If you are unable to make it to the pantry you may fill out this form and Robinson Cares volunteers will “shop” for you and deliver your items to your home (food and household items only)

    • Form will be available April 1 - April 8; Deliveries will be made on or after April 9

    • Please note that in-person shopping offers a wider variety of available items than requesting delivery does. Deliveries are limited to the items on the form since food and non-food inventory varies month-to-month.

  • Trinity Presbyterian members will be on hand to facilitate a feeling of community and possibly provide additional resources to our families.

  • Future Dates:

    • Friday, May 21, 2021

    • For additional help, please contact Mrs. Cohen (314)643-8890 or Ms. Harris (314)643-9115

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Help us spruce up our outdoor areas at Robinson on Saturday

When: Saturday, April 10

Time: 8:30 a.m. - noon (ish)

Place: Robinson Outdoor Learning Center (Pavilion)


Join us for our spring clean-up and work day! No gardening experience necessary! We will be spreading mulch, filling raised beds, installing our bean hut, weeding, planting, and doing general clean-up of our spaces. Kids are always welcome. Our work days are wonderful for getting outside and building community while doing service for our amazing school! (Please wear a mask.) See our event in the PTO FB page for additional details or to ask questions:
https://www.facebook.com/events/266925528377821

REPEATED INFORMATION BELOW

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To make up for lost time we are having our first ever beginning band camp this summer, June 7-17 at KHS. Camp will run from 9:00am-11:30am and is for any current 5th grade/incoming 6th grade student. If you started playing virtually this year, we encourage you to join us! If you did not start this year and would like to start in person this summer, we would love for you to join us!

Students will be introduced to instrument assembly and sound, note values and rhythms. They will learn to read a staff key and a time signature, learn some fun songs and give an outdoor performance for family members on the last day of camp. Each participant will need to bring his/her own instrument. We recommend renting from Nottelmann Music. Campers should choose from the following: flute, clarinet, trumpet or baritone. Musician’s masks and instrument bell covers will be provided at camp.


click here to register

https://www.kirkwoodcamps.com/band.cfm


Thank you!


Elizabeth Wright
Kirkwood Schools Performing Arts
Kirkwood High School
801 W. Essex Ave.
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Phone 314.213.6100 x1425

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Summer School Information

The calendar has turned to March, and it’s hard to not peak ahead to spring break, fourth quarter, and even the summer months. This is also the time of year that we normally put final touches on plans for summer school and summer professional learning. What we’ve experienced over the last year is far from normal, though. Any conversations about summer must recognize and honor that we’re all running on fumes, even with three months left in the year.

Please visit our Summer School website to learn more about our expanded summer options for students. A range of K-12 jobs will be posted later this week, and additional information about professional learning and curriculum work will be shared soon.


Student and staff wellbeing has been and will be central to our planning. Families will need time away this summer, and many will schedule vacations that have been on hold for months. We know this, and we appreciate this - just as we know and appreciate that many students have academic and social-emotional needs to be addressed. Our summer plans seek to balance the needs of students and staff, recognizing important work to be done while keeping wellness at the forefront of our thinking.


Additional information about summer programming options

Elementary Programming

Middle School Programming

High School Programming

School School - BOE Keynote


http://kirkwoodschools.org/summerschool2021

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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.