Family Newsletter

1/3/21

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Welcome Back

Hello everyone-


Happy New Year and welcome back!


I hope your family was able to stay safe, healthy, and happy throughout the winter break. It went by quickly and we are excited to welcome the kids back to school!


It's short week and should be a smooth transition back into our daily routine. We have the kids in person on Wednesday and Thursday and then on Zoom on Friday. Our theme for Wednesday is Welcome Back Wednesday and we will wear our spirit wear to welcome each other back from the break!


We will also welcome our two new teachers Ms. Nicholas in 4th grade and Mrs. Brighton in 5th grade. They will be hosting family meet and greets on Tuesday night via zoom. Families of these two classrooms will get a welcome letter emailed to them with zoom information to join the meeting.


Welcome to our At Home students who are returning to In Person and we will continue to stay connected to all of our At Home students.


As you are helping students to prepare them for school, please help us teach into our health and safety protocols. Students will need to wear their masks to school each day (no neck gators) and we will continue our sanitizing and hand washing every 30 minutes throughout the day. We will maintain our cohorts and schedules as we did in 2nd quarter throughout the remainder of 2nd semester.


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 January 4th

This week is an D week


Monday, January 4th

No School for students


Tuesday, January 5th

No School for Students

Teachers work from home on report card entry


Wednesday, January 6th

Wacky Wednesday Theme- Welcome Back Wednesday- Wear your Robinson Gear

Students in person learning


Thursday, January 7th

Students in person learning


Friday, January 8th

Students online learning via Zoom

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Report Card Information

Please take a minute to go over KSD's webpage with details and information regarding report cards- click here


Report Cards will be available for parents to view via Infinite Campus on Friday, January 8th. We will not send paper copies home with students. 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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Parent-Teacher Conferences January 11-15

Our Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held via Zoom the week of January 11-15. Classroom teachers will reach out to families with how they will be doing sign ups for time slots. I hope to join in a few conferences just so that I can see how they are formatted at KSD. If you are open to me joining in (as a silent observer) please let your teacher or me know. I appreciate it!


I'm also happy to meet with families if needed- please email or call to schedule this. My door is always open (figuratively right now due to Covid) and I am happy to meet with families at any time (it doesn't have to be during this week).


For those families who will have a new teacher 2nd semester, their parent-teacher conference will be with their previous teacher and the new teacher- still via zoom.

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BIPOC: What Does it Mean?- KEES January 19th

Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Register: kirkwoodschools.org/keess

Contact: Roberta.McWoods@kirkwoodschools.org


BIPOC: What does it mean?

Panel discussion with people that identify as Black, Indigneous and People of Color (BIPOC) and how BIPOC leaders are seeking to leverage their own identities as well as resources, tools and networks to advance anti-racist change. Panelists will also discuss the radicalized dynamics that happen that originate in childhood that last through adulthood. Insights on how to build a relationship between BIPOC students and their teachers will also be discussed to help the student, parent and teacher forge a strong relationship.

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2021-2022 School Calendar

The 2021-22 School Calendar is approved. The first day of school for K-12 students is Tuesday, August 24, 2021. All dates are posted on the kirkwoodschools.org calendar.


A printable version of the calendar is attached.

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Battle of the Books- Message from Mrs. Davis

Battle of the Books

Hi! Thanks to all students who have been working hard to read the books in the Battle of the Books this year! We will be having online tryouts next Friday, December 18th via Zoom at 8:15AM. The format will be a Google form and there will be two questions about each of the books. Students do not need to have read all of the books; they will only attempt the questions for the books they have read. Next Friday will be the only time to tryout for the Battle this year unless there is an extenuating circumstance. Students should check their Library Schoology course Friday morning for a Zoom link. An announcement will be made prior to Winter Break with the students who have made the team.


20 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will make it onto one of our two teams of 10 who will compete in our Kirkwood Elementary Battle in January. From there, 10 of those students will make it onto our final team to compete in the St. Louis area Battle of the Books (Date TBD). Good luck to all students who are trying out!

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We know many of you have reached out regarding the yearbook this year ...

Yes, we are having one! Yay!

and

Yes, our online classmates and staff members will be included! Yay!


Yearbooks will be available for purchase online January 3rd - March 19th. Paper order forms will be sent home as well, probably around the end of January / beginning of February. For those of you interested in purchasing an ad in the yearbook, they will be available for purchase on the yearbook sales website starting January 3rd- March 12th. If you have any questions regarding the yearbook or ad, please email the yearbook committee at robinsonelementaryyb@gmail.com

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