Weekly Bulletin 2/5/22

Weekly Bulletin 2/5/22
Posted on 02/05/2022

Hello Robeson Families!

 

Check out Black History Read Alouds and Biographies! We will continue to share more resources, and highlight some Black leaders in future bulletins as we move into February and honor Black History Month. In addition, we are working to respond to feedback and provide inclusive experiences celebrating our diversity year round. Two events will take place this month to celebrate diversity and NAAPID, especially in light of the many COVID restrictions. First, see the information below for Family Movie Night on February 10. We will also be asking guest readers to join us for Read Across America Week at the end of February- invitations and details coming soon.

 

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.

 

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.

 

PTA

Please join us for Robeson's Family Movie Night next week on Thursday, 2/10, 6pm in the Robeson Cafeteria. Due to current health restrictions we are capping the event at 80 people so when signing up your family (through the link below) make sure to account for all individuals attending. Also, to promote public safety we will refrain from eating/drinking at this event and all attendees will be masked. Families are invited to bring blankets to sit on and space out as desired. Feel free to wear pajamas or bring whatever gets you into the movie-viewing spirit! We hope to see you there! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B4DAEAC2FA5FC1-robeson2

 

What movie will we be watching? "We don't talk about...." movie titles ahead of time (publicly ;) but that's a hint (and you can email the PTA President for more details if you'd like).

 

For those who sold popcorn for our fundraiser you can take your popcorn home at the end of the event if you haven't picked it up earlier in the day. (Watch for another post/email about all popcorn pick-up times).


Please follow the link to the February PTA Newsletter.


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. 

 

Save the DATE!!!  You are invited to the Robeson Family Meal Out Fundraiser at JET’S PIZZA for Tuesday, February 15th from 4:00pm-8:00pm at 1907 W. Springfield Ave, 10% of your bill will be donated to Robeson Elementary School playground fund. Order online or over the phone. Mention Robeson Fundraiser and give the fundraiser flier to the JET’S PIZZA Team member upon pick-up.  Must have a flier for donations to apply.  Thank you! FLYER LINKED HERE.

 

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

Thursday, February 10 - Family Movie Night 6p

Tuesday, February 15, PTA Meeting 6-7p

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)
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