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  • Good Evening,

    This week is Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week is thought to be the catalyst to educate all youth about staying drug free. Since 1985, the Red Ribbon campaign has reached millions of US children and families. At Robinson, we focus on promoting healthy choices during Red Ribbon Week. We know that childhood experiences and habits lay the foundation for our adult years. We hope that by promoting healthy behaviors at this age, our children can thrive. We will have a different theme each day this week to celebrate Red Ribbon Week. Monday we will kick off the week by wearing RED!

    In addition to the daily themes, each day this week your children will be hearing a healthy choice message. The messages will include these five areas:

    1) Get active each day:

    • Regular physical activity is important for the healthy growth, development and wellbeing of children.
    • Children should get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day, including vigorous activities that make them ‘huff and puff’.
    • Try to include activities that strengthen muscles and bones.
    • Parents and other caring adults can be good role models and can promote a positive attitude toward being active. 

    2) Choose water as a drink and eat more fruits and vegetables:

    • Water is the best way to quench your thirst – and it doesn’t come with the added sugar found in fruit juices, soft drinks and other sweetened drinks.
    • Give children whole fruit to eat, rather than offering fruit juices that have a lot of sugar.
    • Eating fruit and vegetables every day helps children grow and develop, boosts their immune system, and can reduce the risk of many chronic diseases.

    3) Switch off the screen and get active:

    • With Covid-19 and online learning, this is an even bigger challenge.
    • Sedentary or ‘still’ time spent watching TV, surfing online or playing computer games has been linked to kids becoming overweight or obese.
    • Break up long periods of screen time as often as possible, even when your student is an online learner. Try to build in regular stretch and movement breaks.
    • Plan a range of active indoor and outdoor games or activities for your children, as alternatives to watching TV or playing on an iPad, electronic game, or a computer.

    4) Spend time interacting with others:

    • Children thrive by spending time with caring adults, their siblings, and their friends.
    • When children play or interact with their peers, they are learning more about social behavior, including how to express themselves, how to take turns, and how to apply empathy when dealing with others. While this has been difficult during Covid-19, you can find creative ways to interact with others while socially distancing.

    5) Select healthier snack alternatives:

    • Healthy snacks help children meet their daily nutritional needs.
    • Snacks that include fruits and vegetables, reduced fat dairy products, and whole grains are the healthiest choices.
    • Avoid snacks that are high in sugar or saturated fats – such as chips, cakes and chocolate – which can cause children to put on excess weight.

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

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  • ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL RE-ENTRY

    Hello everyone-

    We welcomed our 3-5 students into their new in person and online classes this week. We've heard lots of positive feedback from families, students, and staff. It's been nice to see all of our students being successful in the setting that works best for their family.

    Quick reminder to only turn right onto couch after student drop off.. This should help with our arrival process.

    Our school community has been so supportive of our staff and families. We truly are #RobinsonStrong. Thank you for all you're doing!

    Please reach out if you have any questions, concerns, or if I can support your family in any way.

    Take Care-

    Angeline

    To read the rest of the Parent Newletter click here!  
     
     
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District News

  • Kirkwood School District Board of Education Approves In-Person Learning Plan for Middle School

    During a special board meeting on Monday, October 12, the Kirkwood School District Board of Education approved the in-person learning plan option. Much like the elementary model, middle schools will have two pause days to allow schools and staff time to prepare for the transition. Then, 6th grade students will arrive on campus a few days before 7th and 8th-grade students.

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  • Board of Education Approves Plan to Provide Choice for Families re In-Person or Online Learning

    KSD Board votes to give elementary parents and guardians the choice for their students to either return to in-person learning or remain online learning with a Kirkwood teacher for the remainder of the first semester.

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  • KSD Special Board Meeting, October 1 at 6:30 pm

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  • Romona Miller Receives 2020 Excellence in Education Award

    In recognition of her dedication to education and leadership in the classroom and the community, Romona Miller has been selected to receive a 2020 Excellence in Education Award at the St. Louis American Foundation's 33rd Annual Salute to Excellence in Education Scholarship & Awards Virtual Gala. Recognition of outstanding educators is a longstanding component of the foundation’s mission, and with mindfulness of the ongoing pandemic crisis, we believe this recognition of the invaluable contributions of our educators is more important than ever.

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  • Kirkwood High School has Seven Seniors Named as National Merit Semifinalists and Five Named Commended Students

    KHS seniors Sabrina Baggstrom, Lillian Bartin, Jonathan Henry, Zoe Krug, Rayhana Niyogi, Jonathan Plants, and Daniel Tobias were named in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. They are among some 16,000 Semifinalists announced nationwide and representing less than one percent of high school seniors in the U.S. Over 1.5 million students were entered into the competition as juniors by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Semifinalists were the highest-scoring entrants in each state, and the number chosen from each state is proportional to its share of graduating seniors in the U.S.

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  • KSD Board Approves Independent Assessment by Encompass Resolution

    On August 31, 2020, the Kirkwood School Board of Education approved the recommendation of Encompass Resolution, LLC, woman-owned business established in 2007 and based out of Kansas City, Missouri. The estimated cost of the independent assessment is $75,000. The investigation is estimated to be completed with a final report by the end of December 2020.

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  • Son Donates to Kirkwood School District Foundation in Honor of Mother

    Mrs. Mattie Faucette Hall was a beloved teacher in the Kirkwood School District from 1958-1979. She taught students at both Turner Elementary and Robinson Elementary schools. Mrs. Hall passed away in 2014. In honor of what would have been Mrs. Hall’s 96th birthday, her son, Henry Edward Hall, donated $5,000 to the Kirkwood School District Foundation. To present the check was Mrs. Hall’s sister, Mildred Jones. The check presentation took places on the steps of Robinson Elementary School, where Mrs. Hall taught from 1966-1979. Henry recalls his mother’s enjoyment in teaching. “Mom loved her students and their families,” said Henry.

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  • Parent Academy Website

    KSD Parent Academy is a one-stop-shop for parents to find instructional information, videos, and virtual instruction to support student learning. Please check back to our Parent Academy website as we continue to update it with important information.

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  • KSD School Board Approves All Students Online Learning Model

    At a special virtual Board meeting on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, the Kirkwood School Board approved Superintendent Urlich’s recommendation to begin the school year with all students learning online for the first nine weeks of school.

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  • Coach McKinney Recommended for Boys Basketball Coach

    The recommendation will be brought to the school board at its next regularly scheduled board meeting on August 31.

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  • Board of Education Approves RFP to Seek Independent Assessment and Investigation

    Dr. Ulrich to seek approval from KSD Board of Education to seek an independent assessment and investigation of the culture and climate within schools and the District related to the reporting and handling of allegations of sexual abuse, misconduct, and inappropriate behavior.

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