Family Newsletter

9/13/20

#RobinsonStrong

Hi everybody-


We have had a great week of learning this week! I've gotten to see students in zoom and their work in schoology and seesaw. They are working hard and getting into the routine of class time. Please help us to enforce that students should not have other student's faces as their background picture on zoom.


Unfortunately, we have had multiple issues with someone taking food out of our little panty by the OLC and throw the food around the OLC and our field. This week, we had someone break the plexiglass door to the pantry as well. We have reached out to our School Resource Officer and he has assured us that they will increase security around our building. Thank you to PTO for replacing our plexiglass door.


You should have received a parent survey on Thursday night. This closes tonight and we would love to have our parents sharing how things are going. Thank you to families who have been emailing and posting positive feedback for our awesome teaching staff on FB. We are so fortunate to have such caring and hard working staff at Robinson.


This week we had lots of kids come up and do the sidewalk splash! For this week's fun activity, please make a #RobinsonStrong sign for your front door or yard and send a picture to OH at angeline.oneal-hogrefe@kirkwoodschools.org and we will post the pics on our FB page.


Please reach out if you have any questions, concerns, or if we can provide your family any support.


Take Care-

Angeline

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Robinson Morning Announcements

Please complete this quick form for your fifth grade student if they would like to be a part of our morning announcements. We are looking for students who like to be both on or off camera to do the behind the scenes work like editing, music, photo selection etc as well. I look forward to working with them to create and publish our announcements while we are in online learning. Please complete this by Wednesday evening. I will email families on Thursday to set up our training and set up our recording calendar. Thanks for signing up!
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Theme Days for Wacky Wednesday

Each week we will have a different fun theme for kids on Wednesday. This Wednesday's theme is So Long Summer. Kids and Staff, please wear anything summery for our Wacky Wednesday this week. This will be a fun way to get past the middle of the week each week. I look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with! Send pics please that I can post on FB. Thanks!
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Robinson Equity Group



We'd like to welcome all new Robinson families, and invite all new Robinson parents and caretakers to participate in the Robinson Equity Group. We advocate for inclusion and acceptance by establishing a brave space that produces authentic conversations about race, equity, privilege, and oppression. We strive to build meaningful relationships that connect families and work to create equity in our schools and communities.


We've had some discussion about how to move forward when we can't all meet in person, and we are all consumed with navigating online learning. We had a great online book club session this summer on Ibram X. Kendi's book How to Be An Anti-Racist, but we realize reading a book and investing in several sessions of discussion might be more capacity than some of us have given the circumstances. At the same time, now is not the time to take our foot of the pedal in our equity work. We want to keep moving forward!


So . . . this fall we're going to try a PODCAST discussion group instead. One podcast episode, once a month. All you need to do is listen to the podcast episode, and join us on Zoom to dig in to the issues and ideas in the episode.
We are VERY excited about this month's podcast, which is an interview with anti-racist author, educator and media producer Austin Channing Brown from Brene Brown's podcast, Unlocking Us. It is a GREAT dialogue, and we can't wait to dive in.


Please join our first podcast discussion on Thursday, October 1 from 6:30-8:00 on Zoom. We'll make an event post with the link to join before the date. All Robinson parents and caretakers, old and new, are invited!
https://open.spotify.com/episode/524Kg4l5UyP8nQB1Qh6sGV?si=pjnS7YHlTZeB_SQExHiE8Q


New parents and caretakers can request to join our REG Facebook page, @RobinsonEquity or email questions or thoughts to co-chairs Alicia Stowers and Emily Kohring at robinsonequity@gmail.com

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PTO Robinson Spirit Wear

Here is the info for our Robinson PTO apparel orders. Please feel free to share, post and promote as PTO will make a few dollars on each piece purchased which benefits all students!


Store - https://stlouistees.com/robinsonelementary/shop/home


Open: 8/31

Close: 9/14

Completed: 9/29

Delivered By: 10/5


As I shared in last week's newsletter, our PTO does a lot to support our staff and students to ensure that everyone has what they need and that they are also giving back to our community. Your spirit wear purchase will support these efforts that make our school community so special. Thank you to PTO for all you do!

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5th Grade Instrumental Music

Elementary Instrumental staff held a webinar for parents

Here is the presentation if you were unable to attend.

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Playground and OLC Usage

Children who are not participating in our in person learning monitor program should not be on our playground or OLC until after 4:00 pm.


The OLC is being used for library book pick up every Friday.


Students can play on our playgrounds and fields Friday-Sunday anytime.

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20-21 Buzz Book

Welcome back to SCHOOL!

It's e-Buzz Book time again, please click on this link to have your information included in the e-Buzz Book, you'll be able to add multiple children in one submission.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScF11w2ccADN4fTYQT214eN2B0RHOXFCF2UVymziilmFJ9wKg/viewform?usp=sf_link


Remember, if you DO NOT want your information to be public, simply ignore this e-mail and do not include your information in this online form. This information will be publicly published.

We are asking that you submit information by SEPTEMBER 20, 2020


Once everyone has had an opportunity to add information the e-Buzz Book 2020-2021 will be published and a new link sent.

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Library Curbside Pickup Information

The library is happy to offer curbside pick up of library books for students! During their library class at the beginning of September, I will be sharing the process for requesting books by topic, author, genre, or specific title. After requesting books, I will check them out to students and, on Fridays beginning September 11th, you will be able to pick them up in the OLC between 8AM and 7PM. Books will be arranged alphabetically. At that time you can also return other library materials in the marked bins. If you have a reusable bag, please put your families' name on it and use it to get your books. Otherwise, there will be bags available. Please write your families' name on it if you take one and use each time. See the attached flyer for more information and contact kristin.davis@kirkwoodschools.org with any question.

iPad Insurance

Payment for iPad insurance is no longer offered through Infinite Campus. However, you can pay for iPad insurance through your MySchoolBucks.com account:

  • Log in to MySchoolBucks.com or create a free account.
  • Click School Store at the top of the page and select Browse All Items.
  • Choose the Store Item and add it to your cart.
  • Check out!

Parents can also download the "MySchoolBucks" app to set up an account and make payments. Those who prefer to not use our online payment option can pay via cash or check, working directly with Robinson.

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Tech Support

Click Here for Parent Academy. This has help with all things KSD technology


Click Here for help with Schoology

Click Here for help and information regarding Zoom

Click Here for the Tech Chat Help Desk during school hours only

Click Here for the Technology Troubleshooting and Tips Guide

Click Here for how to set an alarm on the iPad to join your zoom

Click Here for help with Clever, Dream Box, and Brainpop


Online Tools Status - This page serves as your go-to place to see if any of our systems, particularly Schoology and Zoom, are experiencing service issues on a national level. You can click on the invididual icons for additional information.

KSD Univeral Apps & Tech Tools - Brief information and links regarding shared tech resources available across our schools and grade levels

How-To Guides & Resources

Students - General Tech Questions

Student Zoom Tips


Accessing Accounts & Information

Parent Schoology Account

Parent Infinite Campus Account

My School Bucks

Food Assistance

Internet Assistance

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Staff Members Favorite Things

Every year, staff members fill out what their favorite things are. I've had some parents who were wanting to get their teacher a token of appreciation and so I am sharing our staff members' favorite things. The sheet is in alpha order and lists what each staff member likes. If you'd like to get something and leave it at the school, we can let the staff member know that they have something at the building for pickup. Thank you!