Weekly Bulletin 2/18/22

Weekly Bulletin 2/18/22
Posted on 02/18/2022

Hello Robeson Families!

Be inspired by Ashley Bryan, Children’s Illustrator and Author, and celebrate his life July 13, 1923 - February 4, 2022. Read about Ashley’s life here. Listen to Ashley recite My People by Langston Hughes.


Read Across America Week is Coming Feb. 28-Mar. 4!

Monday 2/28: Guest Readers from the community will visit classrooms to share their favorite books

Tuesday 3/1: Guest Readers from the community will visit classrooms to share their favorite books

Wednesday 3/2: Book Giveaway -  Every student receives a book!

Thursday 3/3: Ted Sanders Author Talk via Zoom (Grades 3-5)

Friday 3/4: Mystery Readers


We would love to hear about your experiences at Robeson, please let us know by completing 2022 Illinois 5Essentials Parent Survey Link to survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/ Opens Jan. 11, 2022 and closes March 11, 2022. The parent response rate is 11% for the 2022 Illinois Parent Survey. Schools need 20% of their parents to respond in order to receive a report.


We will soon meet to organize class lists for 22-23. Balanced classrooms are composed of diversity in gender, socio-economic status, academic achievement, as well as personalities. Our school team will use information about your student as well as others to support everyone at Robeson. I invite you to provide me with input about your child’s placement as we prepare class assignments for the upcoming school year. In doing so, please observe the following procedure: 

Parent input for a specific learning environment (not for a specific teacher) is submitted in writing to the principal no later than March 25th, 2022.  

-Please send a separate email for each child. 

-The email should describe the environment in which your student will be successful and why.

-Please compose an email addressed to [email protected], subject line “Student Environment Request”, followed by your student’s name.

-Requests for specific teachers should not be submitted, nor will they be granted.



Young Author Contest: It's that time of year again to be thinking about the Young Author Contest. LINKED HERE you will find the contest information. If your students have done some fun writing this year, or will in the coming months,  encourage them to submit to this contest. We love reading their creative submissions and giving away gift certificates to purchase books to inspire future writing. The contest deadline is March 31st. 


Coming Soon…Scholastic Book Fair! SEE FLYER

BookFair Dates:  March 7-11, 2022

Open ALL WEEK during P/T Conferences so you can SHOP EARLY!                                  

LOCATION: Robeson School Main Hallway

DATES & TIMES:          

3/7/22 - 3/9/22: Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday, 2:00 - 3:00pm                 

3/10/22: Thursday, 4:00 - 8:00pm                                                                            

3/11/22: Friday, 8:00 - 11:00am


We need VOLUNTEERS to work the book fair, stay tuned for signup.  Our Bookfair will be online again and we will provide that website as we get closer to the event! Reminder: Proceeds from the bookfair goes to purchasing books for Robeson Library AND to purchase the Scholastic News magazines for our students and the online version too!  THANK YOU!!



Upcoming dates:

Coming in March... Kindergarten registration! Please watch for news about how to register your future Unit 4 kindergartener using the choice process.

Monday, February 21 - No School -Presidents’ Day

Thursday-Friday March 10-11 No School -Parent Teacher Conferences

Monday-Friday March 14-18 No School -Spring Break

Other events:

Summer Reading Enrichment Programs - NIU

Champaign Affordable Vision Services - Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness

Youth Art Competition - Parkland (exp 2/20)

Youth Archery Class - Parkland (exp 4/1)

CU Little League exp 2/28

Girls Softball & Clinics - Champaign Parks exp 3/21

Youth Soccer - Champaign Parks exp 3/21

Equilusion Theater (BIPOC) - Champaign Parks 3/11
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