Family Newsletter

5/15/22

K visit 1 for transition time

Hello everyone-


We are getting close to the end and I must say that it is bittersweet. The days are really flying by and I'm trying to cherish every minute with the kids still in the building. This week we made more memories- we had our 4th and 5th grade trivia, Mrs. Driscoll's class went to the Seeds of Kindness, 5th grade had a pizza party in the OLC, and our pre K had their graduation. What fun all around!


We also got to start a new fun tradition at Robinson this week. We had students transition up to the next grade on Thursday to meet all of the teachers in the grade that they are going to. The kids shared that they enjoyed it and so did the teachers. We will definitely keep doing this in the future. The purpose is to help reduce anxiety for students. Having a face to a name and knowing what the learning space will look like should help students feel more secure and able to predict what it will be like when they get the class placement information this summer.


Special thank you to the Glendale Kiwanis Club, they brought books for our kindergarteners this week. Thank you!


The Robinson Reading Challenge is coming to a close. Please return your child's reading form on Monday. It's okay if you lost the paper, just write down any books your child read at home 4th quarter. If we hit our goal of 1,000 books, we will tape Dr. OH to the gym wall on Field Day this Friday- YAY!


Lots of events again this week. Please look at the calendar below. Reminder that you can pick up your cardinals tickets in the office. Thanks!


We found out the 4th grade talent show that was previously shared did not work- you may access it here- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yypTcyWa_FvICUE3DxpW0Qz0_M1a_5xs/view?usp=sharing


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

A Day

Trivia for a day winners

Turn in your 4th quarter at home reading log- goal 1,000 books to tape me to the wall Friday!


Tuesday

B Day

7:45 AM Spring Sing 5th Grade Parent Practice (videos below if you need to learn it)

4:45 pm Spring Sing 5th Grade Parent Practice


Wednesday

C Day

4:00 pm Heart to Heart Tutoring Celebration at Lemmie Building


Thursday

D Day

5th grade go to Nipher - Moving in the middle

You may watch the spring sing & dedication via zoom as well:

Topic: Spring Sing and Moore Family Dedication

Time: May 19, 2022 01:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://kirkwoodschools.zoom.us/j/94309549629?pwd=c0syQ2NQODB1ektaUCtNUjNzMEE4QT09


Meeting ID: 943 0954 9629

Passcode: 957408


1:50 K, 2, 4 Spring Sing- complete form if you are taking child home directly after

2:10 Moore Family Memorial Bench Dedication

2:40 1,3, 5 Spring Sing- complete form if you are taking child home directly after

6:00 Food Pantry


Friday

A Day

FIELD DAY!!!!!

11:30-12:00 Field Day Family Picnic- complete form if you are taking child home directly after

Wear your Robinson Gear!

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Congratulations Robinson Battle of the Books!

Congratulations to our students for winning the St. Louis area Battle of the Books! What an AMAZING accomplishment! Thank you to our Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Bartz, the teachers, and families who supported these students. Way to go, we are so proud of you!!!!!

(KSD will be putting out a story and media posts to celebrate)

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Spring Sing is Back!- Here is some updated Information

May 19th in the gym- please enter through the exterior gym doors on the blacktop- see map below


You may watch the Spring Sing and Moore Family Bench Dedication via Zoom

Topic: Spring Sing and Moore Family Dedication

Time: May 19, 2022 01:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://kirkwoodschools.zoom.us/j/94309549629?pwd=c0syQ2NQODB1ektaUCtNUjNzMEE4QT09


Meeting ID: 943 0954 9629

Passcode: 957408


1:50pm: Kindergarten, 2nd & 4th

doors will open at 1:15 for you to come in and get a seat- if you arrive after 1:40 you will enter the doors at the back of the building in front of the playground- please fill out the form if you plan to take your child home with immediately after the event- For those families not taking their child home, please exit the exterior gym doors quickly, directly following the performance.


2:10- we will have everyone exit the gym

Between the two performances, there will be a memorial presentation for our beloved Moore Family. Thank you to PTO for the purchase of our memorial bench to honor the service of he and his wife. We hope you can join us for a moment of recognition between the two shows. Students will watch the zoom recording of the bench dedication as a class- they will not be going out front since it is a small space and there will be a lot of traffic and parent activity due to the spring sing.


2:40: 1st, 3rd & 5th

doors will open at 2:20 for you to come in and get a seat- if you arrive after 2:35 you will enter the doors at the rear of the building in front of the playground- please fill out the form if you plan to take your child home with immediately after the event. For those families not taking their child home, please exit the exterior gym doors quickly, directly following the performance.



Important Directions if you are taking your child home with you following the show:

Office staff will put a copy of each class roster in teacher's mailboxes on Thursday morning, so that teachers know which children are going home with their families. Your child's name will only be highlighted if you completed the form for them to leave right after the show. Students whose names are highlighted will come down to the spring sing with their backpacks. They will leave their backpacks in the section of the cafeteria with their grade level on it.


K, 2, 4- following the performance students leaving with their families will stand as a class and a family member will tell the teacher they have their child. The family member will go with the child to get their backpack and sign out with Mrs. Rybialek at the exterior gym doors.


1,3,5- following the performance you will have students leaving with their families will stand as a class and a family member will tell the teacher they have their child. The family member will go with the child to get their backpack and sign out with Mrs. Rybialek at the exterior gym doors.

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Field Day Family Picnic Information

Our family picnic is from 11:30-112:15 on Friday. You may arrive at 11:15 to find a spot for your family. Kiddos will join you at 11:30. Please see the map below to identify your location for the picnic by grade level. If you are taking your children home with you after the picnic, please complete this form and sign your child out with their classroom teacher after the picnic. We look forward to lunching with you!
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Recording of our PTO Meeting:


Meeting Recording:
https://kirkwoodschools.zoom.us/rec/share/5LtipLB7CR7TGZwCFYaTyLrM2aLe6h4nIw8XhHmScrJPr44eCsvTKrcKF98doqsw.yd8ekeLdBDBlsZ3s

Access Passcode: C02JJA&m


Click here to view the paper copy of the minutes

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Summer Food Available- Scan the QR code above to Register

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Hello Robinson Community,


As summer is approaching, we will be building Summer Essential Bags for some of our Robinson families. We realize that summer months can be difficult for families to ensure kids have activities to do and basic summer needs. Robinson staff will also be adding some learning booklets to the bags. We have had almost 20 families request bags, which will serve over 40 Robinson kids to help with summer needs.


We have put together a SignUp Genius with links to Amazon for items needed to make it as easy as possible. You are welcome to drop items off or ship them directly to:

Kristi Conroy

1018 Station Bend Ln

Kirkwood, MO 63122

Robinson Cares Summer Essentials


Thank you so much in advance,


Shannon and Kristi

Robinson Cares Committee

Repeated Information Below

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Please let us know if you are planning to take your child home from school early at our upcoming events.

If you are planning to attend and take your child home following any of these events:

  • Spring Sing- May 19
  • Field Day- May 20
  • 5th Grade Celebration- May 23
  • 5th Grade Clap Out- May 25

You need to fill out this quick form to let us know ahead of time that you are planning to check your child out early. We will pre-print a checkout sheet for quick checkout with the teacher so that you don't need to return to the office to sign your child out. Thank you for taking 3 minutes to let us know your plans.

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Please complete the KSD Annual Update

On the evening of Monday, May 2, the primary contact for student(s) who are currently enrolled in the Kirkwood School District are asked to complete the annual update for the 2022-23 school year. If your student is currently enrolled in KSD schools and you plan on your student attending KSD schools for the 2022-23 school year, this process will need to be completed. To clarify, the “primary contact” is the parent/guardian whose address is used as the main address for the student. Only a parent/guardian who resides at the “primary contact” address is responsible for completing this process for each student.

This is an opportunity to update student information such as addresses, phone numbers, emergency contacts, and medical needs.

Also, if you are enrolling a new student to K-12 KSD schools who currently DOES NOT attend a K-12 KSD school you may add the new student to this annual update process while you are completing the annual update for another student. This is a wonderful opportunity to register any students who need to register as kindergarteners for next school year.


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Spring KSD Survey- closes tomorrow!

Kirkwood’s spring survey window is open for all students, staff, and families to complete Round Two of Panorama surveys. Your input informs ongoing efforts related to our strategic plan, both at our schools and the district level. Each school has strategic plan goals tied to survey data, and high participation rates will be essential to these efforts. The survey for students and families will be the same as was administered in the fall.


Just as we did in the fall, we are partnering with Panorama Education. Panorama safeguards your privacy, keeping your responses confidential. The survey will be a valuable source of information for us as we work to make our schools and District as good as we can be.


Please click here to take our survey by May 13:

kirkwoodschools.org/survey

Access code:

6273572505

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5th grade parents joining the Spring Sing performance

Wooooowhoooooo!!!!!!! Thanks to the parents who have signed up to do the 5th grade song with us. The links to the choreography and words are below. We are so excited to have you join us. If your child is in Swopshire/Britton you follow Dr. OH's video, if your child is in Fry/Hill you will follow Mrs. Kesler's video. Once you have learned your part, please be sure to practice with the video that puts both parts together. We will rehearse together on Tuesday, May 17th at 7:45am and 4:45pm, in the music room. Please join us for one rehearsal, but feel free to come to both!


We are BEYOND excited to have you join us and surprise the kids!

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PTO ticket sales for Robinson Night at the Ballpark are closed, and we unfortunately cannot take any new orders. We sold nearly 600 tickets! This is a new record which means we need a little extra time to organize all the tickets for pick-up. For those who have already submitted payment, tickets will be available for pick-up starting Monday, May 9th at Robinson's office. We unfortunately can't send the tickets home in backpacks to ensure all the tickets are received by the appropriate family.


For families that missed the ticket sales or need additional tickets, you may purchase tickets through the Cardinal's online ticket sales or box office. Please note, the $20/ticket was a group sale price so online ticket purchases will vary. Our Robinson community will be sitting between sections 165 and 168 if you would like to sit close.


We look forward to cheering on our Robinson choir and the Cardinals on May 24th!

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Outdoor Summer Camp Opportunity at Robinson

Join us for Robinson’s third annual summer camp where students will explore our incredible


outdoor environment and learn gardening, movement, music, art, science, and more!


Monday, June 13- Thursday, June 16 8:30AM-12:00PM each day.

● Open to outgoing (current) kindergartners through outgoing (current) 4th graders.

● $140 per student for the week, open to the first 25 students who registerPay by cash or checks to Kirkwood School District

● Limited number of scholarships are available.


Registration flyers to be sent home in backpack mail with students, or you can access it via the pdf below.

Contact Maria Tutskey @ maria.tutskey@kirkwoodschools.org or Shannon Ross @ shannonr76@yahoo.com with any questions or if you would like to volunteer time or resources to camp!

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Adventure Club Registration

Registration for Adventure Club for the 2022-23 school year begins soon. Families currently enrolled in Adventure Club will receive a direct link to the waiting list via Brightwheel and email on April 6th 10:00 AM. This same link can also be found on the Adventure Club website. Please note we will not begin processing enrollment until May 2022. Please email Jennifer Hahn, Adventure Club Program Coordinator, with any questions.


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Parade Float Builders Wanted

Are you crafty, handy, have a trailer? If you would like to help Robinson Staff and PTO with designing, building a float, or walking in the Meacham Park Parade on June 4th, please email me and I will get with you to organize. Thanks so much!
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Robinson PTO Board Needs Volunteers for 22-23 School Year

The Robinson PTO is looking for parents and guardians to join the PTO board for the upcoming school year! Worried that you won't have enough time? Or maybe that it's not the right fit? Well, have no fear! We are a fun bunch of parents who too just want to help our school community.


All open board positions are "elect" positions which means you will work alongside the current board member for a year before transitioning into the role. We recognize many of us are stretched thin in life and couldn't imagine carving out any extra time. But this type of community service really is rewarding especially when you see the joy on our students' and teachers' faces.


If we have a strong, diverse team we can strike a balance with time commitment and will be more successful at building a Robinson community that is connected, engaging and enriched!


All are welcome! Please contact us as robinsonpto@kirkwoodschools.org if you would like to hear more or are interested in joining our Board.

Click below to view the tutoring list 21-22

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Family Picnic on Field Day Returns!

May 20, after the field day events, please join us for a family picnic!. Classes will be assigned locations around our property, and families are invited to join students for a picnic lunch. Please bring your picnic lunch, blankets, and/or chairs. Our schedule time will be from 11:30 -12:00. We hope you can join us!

Please fill out the form if you plan to take your child home with immediately after the event- thanks!


The area for your grade level is below- if you are taking your child(ren) home after the event you will check the child(ren) out with your classroom teacher and will not need to go in the building. Please make sure you filled out the form so we know ahead that you are taking your child(ren).

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