Ball Park Newsletter - #9

October 26 - 30

Principal's Message

Dear Jackie Robinson K- 8 Community,

I hope that everyone was able to enjoy fall-like weather this weekend!

Thanks to all the parents that were able to join me for my Principal Zoom Meeting this past Thursday. I appreciate the many thoughtful questions that came up during our time together. Here are some of the topics we discussed:

- Zoom Meeting Norms (Why it is important for teachers to have them)

- Student Support Groups

- Synchronous vs Asynchronous (How can parents support?)

- Cameras.... on or off?!?!? (Most parents support cameras on)

- Parent responsibility during Distribution of Materials Days

- Income Verification Forms

- Parent Back to School Survey

- Dolphin Splash (Parents excited and appreciative)

- PTSA Update

- Fall Conferences (What to expect this year)

Here is the link to my Principal Community Zoom Meeting

With appreciation for all your continued support,

Salvador Madrigal


Estimadas familias de Robinson K-8 Academy,

Estimada comunidad de Jackie Robinson K-8,

¡Espero que todos hayan podido disfrutar del clima otoñal este fin de semana!

Gracias a todos los padres que pudieron acompañarme a mi reunión de director Zoom el jueves pasado. Aprecio las muchas preguntas reflexivas que surgieron durante nuestro tiempo juntos. Estos son algunos de los temas que discutimos:

- Normas de reunión de Zoom (¿Por qué es importante que los maestros las tengan)?

- Grupos de apoyo para estudiantes

- Sincrónico vs Asincrónico (¿Cómo pueden apoyar los padres?)

- Cámaras ... prendidas o apagadas?!? (La mayoría de los padres apoyan las cámaras encendidas)

- Responsabilidad de los padres durante los días de distribución de materiales

- Formularios de verificación de ingresos

- Encuesta de regreso a la escuela para padres

- Dolphin Splash (Padres emocionados y agradecidos)

- Actualización de PTSA

- Conferencias de otoño (Qué esperar este año)

Aquí está el Enlace a mi reunión principal de Zoom de la comunidad

Con agradecimiento por todo su continuo apoyo,

Salvador Madrigal


Wear Pink Day - Wednesday, October 28 (Breast Cancer Awareness)

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Assistant Principal's Corner

Parent Back-to-School Survey

With the school year underway, we want to hear from you, so please take a moment to take the Back-to-School Survey! Your feedback is critical. Please provide us your honest thoughts to help us better understand your family’s preferences and needs at this time so we can best support you and your child. You can log into ParentVUE HERE to begin the survey.

Student Back to School Survey

Attention Students. Please be on the lookout for the Student Back-to-School Survey to be administered in your PE class. YOU VOICE COUNTS, so please provide us with your honest feedback so that we can better serve and meet your needs.

Umoja Club Invitation

We are excited to announce that we will be partnering with other Middle Schools to host a Umoja Club here at Robinson. The Umoja Club is designed to foster students’ sense of belonging and provide them an opportunity to learn about and celebrate African American culture. Some of this year's activities will include a Friendsgiving Celebration, Arts & Crafts, Games, African Dance Class, Drums Class, Spoken Word, Kwanzaa Recognition, a Black History Month Celebration and much more! We have partnered with Stanford, Bancroft, Washington, Jefferson, Rogers, Hudson, and Powell Middle School to make this a fun opportunity! All are welcome to attend!

  • If your Middle School child is interested in joining this club, please fill out the survey!

Counselor's Corner

Important Information from Dr. Hosn..

Parents can help too by:

*Establishing a routine for bed time 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 technology problems.

Master Schedule: Ths Monday October 26 is M(alternating Monday) which means that students attend the Tuesday//Thursday electives and PE Class. (Este lunes 26 de octubre es M (martes/jueves alternos) lo que significa que los estudiantes asisten a las clases electivas de martes/jueves y a la clase de educación física. Monday Calendar

JRob Celebrations!

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Filipino American History Month

Filipino American History Month (FAHM) is celebrated in the United States during the month of October. Filipino Americans are the second largest Asian American group in the nation and the third largest ethnic group in California, after Latinas/os and African Americans. October was chosen to celebrate the month to commemorate the arrival of the first Filipinos who landed in what is now Morro Bay, California on October 18, 1587. It is also the birth month of Filipino American labor leader Larry Itliong. In 1991, Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) board of trustees proposed the first annual Filipino American History Month to commence in October 1992.

LBGTQ History Month

LGBTQ+ History Month is a month-long celebration that occurs in October to observe lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer history. It also honors the history of gay rights. LGBTQ History Month was founded by Missouri high-school teacher Rodney Wilson and first celebrated in the United States in 1994, centering National Coming Out Day, which occurs annually on October 11th. It was first known as Lesbian and Gay History Month, the coordinating committee added bisexual to the title and later transgender. Gay and Lesbian Pride Month is also celebrated in June.

Summary of Meal Service Changes, Effective October 19, 2020

To improve meal services and support the needs of families in our community and our employees, Nutrition Services will make the following changes in meal distribution, effective October 19, 2020:

1. Grab and Go meals for two days at each pick-up – Students and parents/guardians may pick up two days’ worth of meals on alternate days instead of making the daily trips.

§ Monday’s pick-up includes meals for Monday and Tuesday.

§ Wednesday’s pick up is for Wednesday and Thursday.

§ Friday and Saturday’s meals are available for pick-up on Friday.

This change is in support of social distancing and minimizes the exposure of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) for families and our frontline employees.

2. Four meal types will be available for each day: breakfast, lunch, snack, and supper at all service locations – Each recipient will receive eight meals as a unit.

3. Universal meal pick up period from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – This change streamlines the meal pick up period for all service locations regardless of grade levels and takes the guesswork out of parents on the meal pick up time, especially for parents with school age children in multiple grade levels.

4. Offer versus Serve for milk – This change allows recipients to decline milk or take only the quantity of milk that they desire to reduce waste.

Parents/guardians picking up meals without children present or picking up additional meals for children who stay at home must present documentation for verification. Nutrition Services Branch employees are expected to ask for the acceptable documents daily even if the parents/guardians have been visiting the same location. The acceptable documents include but are not limited to the following.

a. LBUSD student ID

b. Any student ID issued by any agencies

c. Benefit issuance letter showing children are part of the adult’s household:

§ Meal Eligibility Letter from LBUSD or any districts

§ Benefit issuance document from Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

d. Tax Returns

e. Birth Certificate

f. Any official documents showing children are part of the adult’s household

Any questions regarding meal services should be directed to Nutrition Services Branch at 562-427-7923. Thank you.

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Librarian's Corner

Upcoming Teacher Training Days (Please Check with Your Child's Teacher for Additional Specific Details)

All LBUSD Students in Grades TK-5 -- Last 90 Minutes of the Day Asynchronous Learning (assignments, but not live teaching on Zoom):

  • Wednesday, 10/28 (THIS WEEK)
  • Wednesday, 11/18
  • Wednesday, 12/2
  • Wednesday, 12/9
  • Wednesday, 12/16

Synchronous vs Asynchronous Learning

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CHANGES TO OUR SCHEDULES!!! In effect October 5


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1st - 5th Grade

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Middle School (NO CHANGES)

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Alternate Monday Calendar

Our electives & PE are now offered on alternating days instead of the A/B schedule. Please check the calendar and video for changes to your child's schedule.
Click HERE for Electives & PE Alternate Monday Video

All Middle School students will be on the Alternate Monday schedule for their Elective & PE classes. This video explains these changes.


This living document is intended to provide guidance on the range of skills needed to navigate canvas./Este documento dinámico está destinado a brindar orientación sobre la gama de habilidades necesarias para navegar por el lienzo.

Parent University CANVAS Classes

To continue supporting families with their understanding of Canvas/para continuar apoyando a las familias con su comprensión de Canvas

Nurse's Corner

Important Information from Ms. Martinez

Hello Families!/¡Hola familias!

Please click on the following link to read my newsletter for this week. This week’s topics include: Flu Clinic Update, October: National LGBTQIA Month, October Self-Care Activities,and Preventative Dentistry.

School Nurse Claudia Newsletter-Vol. 3

Haga clic en el siguiente enlace para leer mi boletín de esta semana. Los temas de esta semana incluyen: Actualización de la Clínica de la Gripe, Octubre: Mes Nacional LGBTQIA, Actividades de Autocuidado de Octubre y Odontología Preventiva.

School Nurse Claudia Newsletter-Vol. 3

Free Flu Shots

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Information from Ms. Sanchez, Music Teacher

From Ms. Sánchez, music teacher

"Hello Robinson Middle School beginning band families! The time has arrived! Students and parents from beginning bands P. 3, 4 and 5 will be able to pick up instruments on Monday Oct 19th, and Tuesday Oct 20th from 2:30-3:30pm. A parent/guardian must come with the student to sign the district instrument insurance form. Hope to see you soon!"

Thank you!

Ms. Sánchez

Chromebook Update Instructions

If you are having difficulty updating your Chromebook please follow these directions

Note from the Office Staff - Ms. Angela (Off Supv), Ms. Maritza (Enrollment), Ms. Christina (Attendance) & Ms. Josie (Banker)

Robinson families, Just a little note from the office staff here at Robinson....... we are here to assist you in any way we possibly can. We understand the challenges you all are having and want you to know, we are doing our best to help troubleshoot and hopefully resolve your issue's over the telephone. Thank you in advance for your patience as we are all in this together and learning new ways to help support our students!

From our Ms. Josie, Banker - We still have some 2019-20 Robinson yearbooks on sale for $22. Please contact the Banker if you would like to purchase one. Third grade: parents will sign a form acknowledging receipt of recorder. Int Band: students will either bring a pre-signed form which is on their Canvas, or parents will sign a form at distribution.