Ball Park Newsletter #20

February 1-5, 2021

School Reopening Pushed to March 1st, 2020

Principal's Message

Dear Jackie Robinson K-8 Community,

I hope you all had a relaxing and safe weekend! Congratulations to all for surviving and thriving during the fall semester! Looking forward to a successful second semester together!

Here are some announcements for the week:

1. No Zoom Classes for Elementary Students on Thursday - Thursday, February 4 is an asynchronous day with no Zoom sessions for Elementary classes due to teacher planning and Achievement Report completion. All students must complete their posted assignments in order to be marked present for attendance.

2. Family Information Night- Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 5:30 we will have our virtual Robinson Family Information Night for prospective incoming students, including middle school information for 5th grade students.

Zoom link:

3. Middle School Minimum Days, Wed/Thurs- In order to provide teacher planning time for distance learning, our district has declared Wednesdays and Thursdays as Minimum Days for middle school students until further notice.

Minimum Day Period Schedule:

4. Black History Month- Our district has provided lessons and resources for teachers and students to use to celebrate Black History Month, beginning Feb. 1. For more information on Community Resources, see the link:

5. Coalition of Involved African American Parents (CIAAP)- The CIAAP's goal is to help parents support African American students in order to be successful in school and the community. The CIAAP meets monthly, and is open to all parents. If you would like to attend as a Robinson representative, please contact me at For more details and meeting information, see the link:

6. Reopening Plan Parent Survey

Our District sent out a survey to all parents this past week seeking information regarding their interest in having their children attend in person instruction when it is allowable to do so. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey as it will provide us meaningful information as we start making necessary changes for in-person instruction in the near future.

7. Lincoln Holiday Next Week- Next Monday, Feb. 8, there will be no school in honor of President Abraham Lincoln.

Thanks again for all of your support to keep our students connected!

Salvador Madrigal


Estimadas familias de Robinson K-8 Academy,

Estimada comunidad de Jackie Robinson K-8,

Espero que haigan tenido un fin de semana relajante y sana! Felicidades al terminar el primer semestre y les deseo a todos un productivo segundo semestre!

Aquí hay algunos anuncios para la semana:

1. No hay clases de Zoom el jueves - El jueves, 4 de febrero es un día asincrónico sin sesiones de Zoom para los estudiantes de elementary para que los maestros puedan planear sus lecturas y completar sus reportes academicos. Todos los estudiantes deben completar sus asignaciones publicadas para ser marcados como presentes para asistir.

2. Noche de información familiar - El miercoles, 3 de febrero a las 5:30, tendremos nuestra Noche de información familiar virtual de Robinson para los futuros estudiantes entrantes, incluida la información de la escuela intermedia para los estudiantes de quinto grado.

Enlace de zoom:

3. Días mínimos de escuela intermedia, miércoles / jueves- Con el fin de proporcionar tiempo de planificación a los maestros para el aprendizaje a distancia, nuestro distrito ha declarado los miércoles y jueves como Días Mínimos para los estudiantes de secundaria hasta nuevo aviso.

Programación del período de día mínimo:


4. Mes de la historia de afroamericanos- Nuestro distrito ha proporcionado lecciones y recursos para que los maestros y los estudiantes los usen para celebrar el Mes de la Historia Afroamericana, a partir del 1 de febrero. Para obtener más información sobre los Recursos Comunitarios, consulte el enlace:

5. Coalición de padres afroamericanos involucrados (CIAAP) - El objetivo de CIAAP es ayudar a los padres a apoyar a los estudiantes afroamericanos para que tengan éxito en la escuela y la comunidad. El CIAAP se reúne mensualmente y está abierto a todos los padres. Si desea asistir como representante de Robinson comuníquese conmigo en Para obtener más detalles e información sobre la reunión, consulte el


6. Vacaciones de Lincoln la próxima semana El próximo lunes 8 de febrero no habrá clases en honor al presidente Abraham Lincoln.

7. Encuesta para los padres del plan de reapertura

Nuestro distrito envió una encuesta a todos los padres la semana pasada en busca de información sobre su interés en que sus hijos asistan a la instrucción en persona cuando sea posible. Tómese unos minutos para completar esta encuesta, ya que nos proporcionará información significativa a medida que comencemos a realizar los cambios necesarios para la instrucción en persona en un futuro próximo.

¡Gracias nuevamente por todo su apoyo para mantener a nuestros estudiantes conectados!

Salvador Madrigal


Directions for Instructional Setting Survey

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"All-In" Attendance Celebration

The Attendance Trophy Belongs to Robinson for the month of January!!!

Parents... help Robinson keep the trophy in the month of February by having your children continue to log-in and complete their assignments!
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Assistant Principal's Corner

A Note from Ms. Baker

In the words of Amanda Gorman,

"We are striving to forge a union with purpose,
to compose a country committed to all cultures,

colors, characters and conditions of man.
And so we lift our gazes not to what stands between us,
but what stands before us.
We close the divide because we know, to put our future first,
we must first put our differences aside.
We lay down our arms
so we can reach out our arms
to one another.
We seek harm to none and harmony for all."

It's Time to Celebrate!

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Black History Month School-Wide Bingo

In recognition of Black History, we will be learning about the contributions of our African American fellows by hosting a School-Wide Bingo game! Everyone is welcome to participate. Elementary School students, your teacher will distribute virtual bingo cards to you on Monday. Middle School students, your PE teacher will distribute virtual bingo cards to you during your PE class.

Each day you will get a Global Announcement at 8am detailing a hint for the African American contribution. You must research the hint and choose the person on your bingo board. If you get bingo, please let your Elementary School Teacher or Middle School PE Teacher know so that they can submit your name on Friday. The following week, you may come and pick up your prize during lunch or we will mail it home to your. Hope you enjoy learning about African American contributions to our great nation!

Wakanda Wednesday!

Black History Month is a time to celebrate the past, present, and future history and accomplishments of African Americans. I invite you and your child to participate with me every Wednesday in February, in honoring the late Chadwick Boseman in "Wakanda Wednesday" by wearing African themed clothing. I look forward to celebrating and honoring the accomplishments of African Americans with you.

Umoja Club Activities

Don’t forget there is Black History Month Program practice EVERY Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00pm. Please be sure to log in to the Umoja page to access resources for you to practice on your own throughout the week. If you are interested in joining Umoja’s Dance or Art class, please email Ms. Baker.


National School Counseling Week 2021, "School Counselors: All In for All Students," is Feb. 1-5, 2021, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems.

National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.

Counselor's Corner

A Note from Dr. Hosn



Please pledge to support our attendance efforts by:

*Establishing a routine for bedtime and for the morning for your child

*Checking on your child’s attendance regularly (ParentVue)

*Encouraging your child to log in to CANVAS account, participate and engage unless he/she is truly sick

*Calling the school and provide notes when your child is absent

*Communicate with your teacher or Office to report any technical problems.

Family Information

February 9th: Middle School Choice applications are available in ParentVUE.

February 22nd: Middle School Choice Application closes in ParentVUE.

View Choice Website for application tutorial video & information.

April 22nd: Middle School placements are available in ParentVUE

Your Matter Newsletter from our Family Resource Center: You Matter Newsletter

Master Schedule

This Monday, February 1st is M(alternating Monday) which means that students attend the Tuesday/Thursday electives and PE Class. Este lunes 1 de febrero es M (martes/jueves alternos) lo que significa que los estudiantes asisten a las clases electivas de martes/jueves a la clase de educación física. Monday Calendar


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February 2021 Choice Board Our February Choice Board Learn about and celebrate special events in February Coding Making Take A Virtual Field Trip Around the World Technology Fun Where reading,

February Choice Boards: Includes Presidents Day, Valentines, Groundhog Day, Coding, Crafting Slides (you could piecemeal them out, if you want):


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Click Below for our JROB School2Home YouTube Channel


Congratulations to Mr. James Comer, our $20 gift card winner. Winner was announced during the Principal Zoom Meeting.

Any parents that watch and complete any of the on-going exit tickets will be eligible to win another $20 gift card to be announced during our next Principal Zoom Meeting during the month of February.

Parents... please take a look at the following resources below to help you better support our Dolphins!

Parents that watch the videos and complete the exit tickets will be entered to win a $20 Gift Card to Northgate

There are 3 videos....3 exit tickets. You will be able to enter your name three times for a chance to win.

This video is 12 minutes long

Digital Literacy Video Exit Ticket

Once you finish watching this video complete this exit survey for a chance to win a $20 Northgate Gift Card

This video is 4 minutes long

CANVAS JROB Part 1 English Video

Once you finish watching this video complete this exit survey for a chance to win a $20 Northgate Gift Card

This video is 6 minutes long

CANVAS JROB Part 2 English Video

Once you finish watching this video complete this exit survey for a chance to win a $20 Northgate Gift Card

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Padres... por favor vean los recursos disponibles para que puedan ayudar a nuestros Delfines con sus estudios.

Padres... vean los videos y tomen la encuesta para poder calificar para ganar una tarjeta de $20 de Northgate.

Hay 3 videos... 3 encuestas. Sus nombres seran incluidos 3 veces si completan todos las encuestas.

N u r s e Claudia

Hello Students and Families:

COVID-19 Vaccine

The city of Long Beach has begun vaccinating a sector of our community:

  • Healthcare workers

  • Long Term Care Facility Residents

  • 65+

  • Government Emergency Response

  • Food or Agriculture Worker

  • Education and Childcare

If you or a loved one is eligible for a vaccine, you may schedule an appointment at

If no appointments are available or you would like to receive notification of when you will be eligible to receive a vaccine, you can register at VAXLB. If you need further assistance feel free to contact me at Google Voice (call/text) 562-999-1090 and/or

Hola estudiantes y familias:

Vacuna para el COVID-19

Long Beach ha comenzado a vacunar a un sector de nuestra comunidad:

  • Trabajadores sanitarios

  • Residentes de centros de atención a largo plazo

  • 65+

  • Respuesta de emergencia del gobierno

  • Trabajador de alimentos o agricultura

  • Educación y puericultura

Si usted o un ser querido es elegible para una vacuna, puede programar una cita en

Si no hay citas disponibles o si desea recibir una notificación de cuándo será elegible para recibir una vacuna, puede registrarse en VAXLB. Si necesita más ayuda, no dude en comunicarse conmigo en Google Voice (llamada / mensaje de texto) 562-999-1090 y / o

El video es de 13 minutos

Encuesta de Literacia Digital

Una ves que complete viendo el video tomen esta encuesta para una oportunidad para recibir una tarjeta de $20 a Northgate.

Este video es de 5 minutos

CANVAS Parte 1 en Espanol

Una ves que complete viendo el video tomen esta encuesta para una oportunidad para recibir una tarjeta de $20 a Northgate.

El video es de 8 minutos

Encuesta de CANVAS Parte 2 en Espanol

Una ves que complete viendo el video tomen esta encuesta para una oportunidad para recibir una tarjeta de $20 a Northgate.


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P T S A Updates

PTSA meetings for the year 20-21 (Via Zoom unless otherwise notified)

Meeting ZOOM links:

Meeting ID: 557 238 6397

Passcode: mTJ1XK

Meeting ID: 557 238 6397

Passcode: 168462


Friday, February 19, 2021 @ 3:00 pm

Friday, March 19, 20201 @ 3:00 pm

Friday, April 16, 20201 @ 3:00 pm

May 21 2021 @ 3:00 pm

June 11, 2021 @ 3:00 pm

President - Sandra Santoyo

Treasurer - Eva Cardenas

Recording Secretary - Perla Ramirez - Delgado

1st VP Membership - Erica Navarro

2nd VP Fundraising - Laverne Mayfield

Historian - Cristina Perez

Parliamentarian - Vacant

PTSA Fundraiser - Valentine's Day Gift Baskets available, see details below

$10.00 - Basic basket

$15.00 - add the "Among Us" plush stuffed animal

Free delivery (to the Long Beach area only) Monday - Friday

For more information contact Eva Cardenas @ (562)726-0983

If you would prefer to pick your baskets up from the school, we will be at Jackie Robinson Monday's Wednesday's, and Friday's, beginning February 1st - 12th from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon only.

Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022 begins on February 1st (on-line only/please call for online registration website information)

NOTE: There have been many modifications in our Registration process due to the COVID pandemic, so we ask that you contact the office and Ms. Maritza can guide you in the correct process to register your child. We appreciate your patience as we are all learning this new way of online processes & procedures.

Information from the main office

Student pictures are available for pick up on Monday's, Wednesday's & Friday's between the hours of 8-12 pm. Please call the office to make arrangements for pick up.

Jackie Robinson Academy

Robinson Academy now has a web store for all Robinson Spirit wear!

Please see the link below: