First Quarter Finished!

10/17/21

Hello everyone-


I hope that your family is able to enjoy the long weekend. I can't believe that the first quarter is already finished! It has been so nice getting to see students outside with masks off this year and get to see their sweet faces! I have seen so much learning and growing in our classrooms! Students have begun to transfer skills from one classroom space across settings. I have seen them grown in their social skills and positive peer interactions in the cafe, playground, and classrooms. Kiddos are following our expectations of being safe, being kind, and being a learner. I am so proud of our kids and so grateful for our staff who work tirelessly to support them.


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

No School for Students


Tuesday

No School for Students

Book Fair Open Hours 9am-4 pm in library


Wednesday

A Day

Grand Parents Event Book Fair 7:45-8:15 in library

6:00-7:30 Educational Equity Task Force at KHS


Thursday

B Day

Grand Parents Event Book Fair 7:45-8:15 in library

6:00-7:30 Food Pantry


Friday

C Day

Wear your spirit wear- Robinson or KSD- or just wear red!

Grand Parents Event Book Fair 7:45-8:15 in library

6:00-8:00 pm REG Pushout Screening- Info Below

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A culture is NOT a costume

Please take a minute to view this short video about costumes and cultural appropriation. There is also an article linked below that from the Chicago Monitor. If your child needs a costume please email Mrs. Harris (K-2) or Mrs. Cohen (3-5).

Short Video

Article

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Veteran's Day Parking Lot Parade

We are excited to announce that our students and staff will be honoring our Veterans in 2021 through student songs, and a special Drive Around Veterans Parade! Students in Kindergarten through 5th grade have been working with Mrs. Kesler to perform for our Veterans. Due to the current visitor guidelines, student performance for Veterans will be pre-recorded and shared through our email distribution, Dr. OH's newsletter, and Classroom newsletters, to be enjoyed by families in their homes on Veterans Day! Veterans Day programs will be sent home on Friday, November 5th, for a keepsake of this special occasion.


Our Veteran's Day Parking Lot Parade will be on Thursday, November 11, at 2pm. If your family has a Veteran you would like to invite to our Veterans Drive Around Parade, please fill out this form.


If your student would like to create a sign for your Veteran to carry or a yard sign to put out at Robinson, please have your student bring the finished product to Mrs. Maldonado by Friday, November 5.

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Nurse in Need of Underwear Donations

We are in need of children's underwear of all sizes for our nurse's clinic. Please consider sending in a new packet of children's underwear with your child to the nurse. We appreciate your generosity!
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PTO & REG Book Study

Our School Board has been engaged in a book study of "Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity: The Keys to Successful Equity Implementation". Our PTO board, Robinson Equity Group chairs, Robinson Equity Committee (staff group) leaders are also going to be reading this book, watching the videos from our school board meetings with the authors, and meeting to discuss this learning and its impact at Robinson. Please consider joining us in this learning and joining the conversation on November 4th at 5:30 pm in the library.


School Board Meeting 1

School Board Meeting 2

Link to Purchase the book on Amazon

Video of Krownapple presentation

Video of Krownapple, Cobbs, and Jim Knight (instructional coach that KSD has partnered with)

Krownapple on the Concept of Dignity

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Report Cards open in IC on October 19th at 8:00 am

Report cards will be available to our K-5 parents via the Infinite Campus Parent Portal, beginning October 19. Once you are logged into Infinite Campus, click on the menu bars (top left), then Documents, then the report you want to review.


Please complete this form if you need to create an Infinite Campus parent account or recover your username/password for an existing account. For other questions or issues with Infinite Campus please contact icportal@kirkwoodschools.org.

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Hispanic Heritage Month Culminating Activities

Thank you to our families who have made donations to support Hispanic Heritage Month. Our 5th grade team is leading out new learning for our building by having our students present information on a variety of topics for our younger students. We are so proud to see new learning taking place to celebrate Hispanic cultures.
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PTO Robinson Cares Presents: Winter Gear Drive for Kids!

Kids grow fast and winter gear can get expensive. Winter Gear Drive for Kids is an opportunity for our Robinson community to come together and help all our students be warm this winter. If your child needs Winter Gear, please go to: https://forms.gle/4KWQkq3ifXiCnLXh6

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Join us to view Pushout

The Robinson Equity Group (REG) invites you to a virtual screening of the film Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools on Friday, October 22 at 6:00 pm. After the film, Dr. Shonda Ambers-Phillips, KSD's Executive Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, will lead us in discussion.


Click here to join the zoom meeting.


Questions? robinsonequity@gmail.com

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Robinson Students Excel at Responsibility with Technology

Way to go students, staff, and our tech specialist, Mrs. Armstrong. We are the only school in the district that does not yet have any broken iPads. We are so proud of everyone for being so careful, safe, and responsible!
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MAP Student Reports Go Home Week of October 25

Our state assessment results, MAP Test, are back. We will be sending home paper copies of your child's report in an envelope with your child next week. Thanks!
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Robinson Cares Food Pantry this Thursday 6-7:30 pm at Robinson

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Curriculum, Instruction, and Programs- a Goal within the KSD 5 Year Strategic Plan

This month our focus is going to be on our academics and curriculum. This week I wanted to share a link to a website that has a wide variety of resources for families to support early literacy at home. Happy Learning!

https://www.weareteachers.com/support-early-literacy/

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PTO Minutes

Weren't able to attend the PTO meeting this week? Catch up with the minutes by clicking here!

Repeated Information Below

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Book Fair Information in the Library at Robinson

The book fair will run the following days and times:

Students are invited to bring a "Grand Person" during morning times to shop with them (grand parents, aunts, uncles, neighbors, any important grown-up!)


All families are invited to come and shop during any open shopping times


  • October 19 -- 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Open shopping- no students in school this day, families are welcome in the building to shop with their child
  • October 20 -- 7:45 a.m - 8:15 a.m. Grand Person Event for families with last names beginning with A-H 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Open shopping
  • October 21 -- 7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Grand Person Event for families with last names beginning with I - Q 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Open shopping
  • October 22 -- 7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Grand Person Event for families with last names beginning with R - Z 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Open shopping
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Ghostly Greetings Robinson Families!

The PTO is excited to host Tricks and Treats, an outdoor party for our kids and families directly following the Robinson Halloween Parade to Aberdeen Heights on Friday, October 29th.

For event details, click here.

To sign up to parent help or donate for the event, click here.

Trunk or Treat? Unfortunately, we are unable to host the PTO’s Trunk or Treat this year! The PTO had been hopeful to bring back this event but due to limited volunteers along with COVID and considerations of access for all students, we had to make the difficult decision to focus on the Tricks and Treats event where all Robinson students will be able to join in the fun. If you love this event, be on the look-out next year for Trunk or Treat planning opportunities!


Students should bring a costume in a bag with their name on it. Here are some guidelines:


  1. NO Scary masks- this scares the younger kiddos
  2. NO face paint- kids will not have time to do this
  3. Kids must be able to put their costumes on independently
  4. Do NOT wear your costume to school
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Stamped for Kids Book Club- hosted by our Robinson Equity Group

Every other Wednesday

Nov. 3- April 13

6:30-7:30 pm via Zoom


Books will be lent to families for the duration of the book club!


Questions?

Robinson Equity Group

robinsonequity@gmail.com


More Info and Sign Up

S I G N U P H E R E

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Does your family not celebrate Halloween?

We know that not all families celebrate Halloween and may not want their child dressing up and doing all of the Halloween things. We have many opportunities for these students to still participate in our school wide event on the 29th without having them dress up and do the PTO activities. We have needs for a DJ, photographers, candy bag distributor, kindergarten helper, set up assistant, and greeter. Please email Angeline if you would like your child to not dress up and she will get with the child to see what they would like to do to still be a part of the festivities.
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