Family Newsletter

11/15/20

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Pivot to Online Learning

Hello everyone-


Way to go everybody! We are halfway through our two week pivot. You are doing a great job supporting the kids through this change. We know the kids miss being at school and we miss having them here. In order for us to stay in school we all have to do our part following the health and safety guidelines both in and out of school.


If anyone in your household is being tested, please let us know. We know and understand that this may be a difficult time for families and we are here to help. Please reach out to us if your family needs support or assistance.


We look forward to our return to in person learning on the 23rd. We are online again this week and then we resume the 4 day in person and Friday virtual schedule. I've had many families reach out to me regarding changing the online schedules, we will do this if we return. to online full time. For this two week pivot, we will maintain the current schedule. Should the need arise for us to return to online full time, we would then go to a virtual schedule that would allow one lunch/break time for all students K-5 at the same time. We appreciate your understanding. If you need help finding a common time for your children to eat and play together, please email me and I will find times that fit your children's schedules. I'm happy to help and just a phone call or email away.


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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Staff Shout Outs

Our morning announcement team had a great idea to recognize all the great things our staff are doing! If you or your child want to recognize something a staff member did, please complete the google form. Our morning announcement kiddos will read these on their morning announcements. This will be a fun way to recognize our staff! Thank you!
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2020-2021 Pantry

When: Monday, November 23 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 will 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 as well as personal care items.

  • This month there will be THANKSGIVING meal offerings

  • 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

    • Form will be available November 15-November 22; Deliveries will be made November 23-24

  • Future Dates:

    • Friday, December 18, 2020

    • Thursday, January 14, 2021

    • Friday, February 19, 2021

    • Friday, March 19, 2021

    • Friday, April 9, 2021

    • Friday, May 21,2021

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STEAMFest Information

Kirkwood’s annual STEAMFest will happen this year, but protocol and timing are very different. This is due to Kirkwood adhering to The Academy of Science St. Louis Science Fair changes for 2021.


Our website has been updated with new information, new instructions, new forms, new calendar, and new deadlines that are much earlier than in years past. You can get started NOW!


Due to the new, shorter deadlines, no time extensions will be made for submitting materials this year. The application has been replaced with a Research Plan Form. Students can complete and submit that for pre-approval by January 13, 2021. The sooner it's submitted, the sooner it's approved.


Once students have received their approval, they can begin work on their virtual project and logbook. When completed, materials will be submitted no later than February 24, 2021.


On March 10, 2021, Kirkwood will share results via emails to students, on the district website, with all schools, and through social media. Qualifying projects will advance to the annual Academy of Science St. Louis Science Fair for judging.


More details are available on our website. Just visit:

https://www.kirkwoodschools.org/domain/70

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Spirit Wear Sales

63122 Spirit Shop- this online store has Kirkwood, Robinson, North Glendale, and Nipher goods. Profits from Robinson sales will go toward a staff surprise. We will close our sales the week after Thanksgiving to ensure Holiday delivery. Thanks in advance for your purchase!
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PTO Information

Coats for Kids

Kids grow so fast and winter gear can get expensive. If you need winter gear for your children, please complete this form.

Coats for Kids


Families Helping Families

All funds raised will cover our annual initiatives which include the monthly food pantry, kids winter gear and essentials.

www.therobinsonshop.com


Get Involved

Want to be involved at Robinson? Plenty of opportunities that can fit everyone's schedules!

Robinson PTO Volunteer SignUp


PTO Fundraising

SO much looks different this year, including our fundraising. But there are still awesome ways to support our school and the families that make us great! Please visit https://www.kirkwoodschools.org/Page/9721 to learn more. We are so grateful for your continued support.

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Robinson E Buzz Book

Here is the link to the 20-21 Buzz Book. If you didn't get a chance to add your information, you may still do so using the link on the welcome page sheet of the Buzz Book.
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Bus Information for Parents

Parents are calling the office when they have questions regarding if a bus is early, late, or their child missed the bus. We don't have bus information in our office. Please download and use the parent app for bus transportation to know where your child's bus is at all times.
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Calling all Robinson artists!

If you would like to participate in Square 1 art online, the deadline is extended until Nov. 13 to guarantee delivery for holiday needs; note, you can also order at anytime with the company throughout the year.

Please see the instructions listed below and upload your art to the website AND students will receive a free set of stickers with their orders by entering coupon “STICKER2020” at checkout! I apologize this info was not originally included - if you already placed an order I will advocate for you with the company! THanks for your support of the arts at Robinson!

Art Opportunity

Hello Parents

Square 1 Art is excited to partner with your child's school to celebrate creativity and raise funds for the school! The Square 1 Art art project provides you the opportunity to purchase keepsakes and gifts featuring your child's art! Every order will profit your school.

Our Virtual Art Project will keep your child creative at home with 3 Easy Steps:


1. Create Art

• Lesson Plan: Use one from your teacher or use one of ours.

• Art Dimensions: At least 8 in X 8 in. Use Our Art Paper

• Get the Best Results: View our Art Do's & Dont's

Download Art Paper



2. Photograph & Upload your Art to Square1Art.com

• Go Outside Natural light is best and avoid shadows.

• Be Directly Overhead Get the best photo possible.

• Edit & Crop Make your art perfect

Art Upload is due 11/9/2020

Upload Your Art



3. Shop for Keepsakes

• Remember, every order profits your school.



Parent's Portal

Your One-Stop Shop for everything you need for your project including instructional videos, printable lessons and helpful links.

Go to the Parent's Portal


Artfully yours,

Stephanie Coplan
Account Manager
(888) 332-3294 X282

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Virtual Book Fair Coming Soon

Save the date for our virtual book fair! Families will be able to purchase books online from November 30th-December 13th, just in time for holiday shopping! The proceeds will go straight back to our Robinson library allowing us to purchase new books for the library! Stay tuned for more information and ordering links in the next few weeks.
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Curbside Checkout to Resume November 23

Unfortunately, due to our current circumstances, our curbside checkout will need to be paused until November 23rd. More information will be coming about the day it will resume. Thank you for understanding.