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  • Spring has sprung!

    Hello everyone-

    I hope that this finds everyone doing well. Students had a nice four day weekend and I'm sure this allowed you to reconnect with your kiddos in fun ways! I have heard all about all the sports restarting and how busy have been and the weather has been so nice for this.

    Lola had a birthday this week. She is one of the two therapy dogs that we have at Robinson. Millie is our other therapy dog. We are so grateful to them and their owners. The kids love having them around and they support many students on an individual basis as well.

    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-


    To read the rest of the Family Newsletter, click here.  

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  • Connecting with Mrs. Cohen

    Good Evening,

    This week we will begin MAP testing. The MAP test or Missouri Assessment Program, is a series of assessments for English language arts, math and science for grades 3-8. There is a MAP assessment for high schoolers. Maybe your child has expressed anxiety around this test or testing in general? If so, please check out my Tips for Testers below.

    In addition, I shared a lesson about tackling test taking anxiety or ZAP the MAP! all 3rd-5th grade students. Included in that lesson were tangible strategies such as using a check list the night before and the morning of the test to be ready, and practicing helpful "go-to" calming strategies. We also covered how to change negative self-talk into positive self-talk. Ask your child about this lesson and see what they found helpful. Ask them to share their personal mantra with you. The biggest takeaway from the lesson, I hope all students heard is this: THEY ARE PREPARED! They have been learning and listening and "doing school" all year (and for many years!) and that is the preparation.

    Just as important as helping our children be ready and regulated for testing, is us being regulated as their caring adults. Included tonight are some self-care ideas to help make taking care of you a priority.

    As we continue our SEL learning, this week I will talk about self-management as part of the 5 CASEL core competencies. As a reminder, the 5 competencies are:

    • Self-Awareness
    • Social Awareness
    • Self-Management
    • Relationship Skills
    • Responsible Decision Making

    Our entire counseling team is approaching our testing window with an "all hands on deck" attitude. Since some of us will serve as proctors, we will need to be flexible in our schedules and how we see students. If your child mentions that they checked in with a counselor who is not their "typical" one, or their weekly group was not held, that is the reason.

    Thanks for helping us teach flexibility and patience. We always encourage our students that if they can't speak to a counselor on a day they would like to, to seek out another helpful adult--in school or at home--to talk to instead.

    Our counseling team information is listed at the end of this message. Please reach out to any of us if we can be helpful with your child.

    Take care and have a great week,


    Please reach out to any of us if we can be helpful.

    Cell during remote learning: 314-643-8890

    Cell during remote learning: 314-643-9115

    314-213-6100 ext. 3227

    To read the rest of the Counselor's Newsletter, click here.

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District News


    The Kirkwood School District is seeking feedback from the community as it looks toward the next steps for the district. The KSD Strategic Planning committee is asking community members to participate in a survey. To fill out the survey online, visit Or, if you would like to request a paper copy, call the Kirkwood District Offices at 314.213.6102. Leave a message with your address to request a paper copy of the survey be mailed to you.

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  • KSD Celebrates National School Social Work Week

    Please join us in celebrating our fantastic team during “National School Social Worker Week!” We hope you have a successful School Social Work Week 2021! #BeaconofHope #SSWWeek2021 Emilie Lytton, North Quadrant Tonya Ampey-Elong, Nipher Quadrant Kim Grega, KHS Kellie McGrath-Palmer, SSD Kalen Mayo, SSD Emma Palleja, SSD

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  • North Kirkwood Middle School Nominated as National Blue Ribbon School

    North Kirkwood Middle School (NKMS) in the Kirkwood School District (KSD) has been nominated by Missouri to join the esteemed community of National Blue Ribbon Schools.

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