Ball Park Newsletter - #4

September 21 - 25

Principal's Message

Dear Jackie Robinson K- 8 Community,

Thank you to all families that are working along our side to make this a successful start to the year! It was great to see many of you taking part in our Virtual Back to School Night. Know that our teachers worked hard to make that a special experience for you since we were unable to be in person. As we get ready to take on week four, I want to remind you that our teachers are engaging our students in an entirely new way. Some strategies transfer quite easily and other a bit more challenging. I ask that you are patient and flexible as we are ALL still learning together.

PARENTS.... please pay close attention to the School Site Council parent election taking place this week. A special thank you to the following individuals that have volunteered to represent YOU parents:

1. Mr. Jessie Comer

2. Ms. Laverne Mayfield

3. Ms. Sandra Santoyo

We are still in need of one more representative so please email Mr. Madrigal at Below you will find the SSC Parent Election Ballot. Please submit by Thursday, September 24. You may also come to Robinson and cast your vote in person as an option.

It was great to be in community as we took part in our first Virtual Spirit Week this past week! Thank you to all families and staff that took part in the fun. Feel free to send pictures you took of your child to me at or Mr. Marengo at

With appreciation for all your continued support,

Salvador Madrigal


Estimadas familias de Robinson K-8 Academy,

¡Gracias a todas las familias que están trabajando a nuestro lado para que este sea un comienzo de año exitoso! Fue genial ver a muchos de ustedes participando en nuestra Noche Virtual de Regreso a Clases. Sepa que nuestros maestros trabajaron arduamente para hacer de esa una experiencia especial para usted, ya que no pudimos estar en persona. Mientras nos preparamos para la cuarta semana, quiero recordarles que nuestros maestros están involucrando a nuestros estudiantes de una manera completamente nueva. Algunas estrategias se transfieren con bastante facilidad y otras un poco más desafiantes. Les pido que sean pacientes y flexibles ya que TODOS todavía estamos aprendiendo juntos.

PADRES ... por favor presten mucha atención a la elección de padres del Consejo del Plantel Escolar que tendrá lugar esta semana. Un agradecimiento especial a las siguientes personas que se han ofrecido como voluntarios para representar a USTEDES padres:

1. Sr. Jessie Comer

2. Sra. Laverne Mayfield

3. Sra. Sandra Santoyo

Todavía necesitamos un representante más, así que envíe un correo electrónico al Sr. Madrigal a A continuación encontrará la boleta electoral de elección de padres del SSC. Envíela antes del jueves 24 de septiembre. También puede venir a Robinson y votar en persona como una opción.

¡Fue genial estar en comunidad ya que participamos en nuestra primera Semana del Espíritu Virtual la semana pasada! Gracias a todas las familias y al personal que participaron en la diversión. No dude en enviarme las fotos que tomó de su hijo a o al Sr. Marengo a

Con agradecimiento por todo su continuo apoyo,

Salvador Madrigal


Robinson Students and Staff have SPIRIT!!!!


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Assistant Principal's Corner

Hi, my name is Ms. Baker and I am so excited to serve as your Assistant Principal!

Textbooks & Materials: If your child has not picked up their textbooks and materials, please be sure to call the school and schedule an appointment for pick-up.

Student/Parent Virtual Learning Contract: Please be sure you have reviewed the Virtual Learning Contract with your child. Once you have done so, please be sure your child submits the contract to their 1st period teacher.

Counselor's Corner

Important Information from Dr. Hosn..

Attendance Matters:School starts at 8:00 am for K-8 students. Increasing student attendance is crucial to improving academic achievement . We strive to reach the 97% rate with your help and support. Please ensure that students are engaged in learning, are completing assignments on time, and are staying in touch with teachers.

How can parents support good attendance?

*Establish a routine for bed time and for the morning for your child

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

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

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

Master Schedule: Ths Monday September 23rd is M2 (alternating Monday) which means that students attend the Wednesday/Friday electives and PE Class.

(Este lunes 23 de septiembre es M2 (lunes alternos) lo que significa que los estudiantes asisten a las clases electivas de miércoles / viernes y a la clase de educación física.

Please check the attached calendar and video for changes to our Master Schedule. Our electives & PE are now offered on alternating days instead of the A/B schedule.

(Consulte el calendario y el video adjuntos para ver los cambios en nuestro horario maestro. Nuestras materias optativas y educación física ahora se ofrecen en días alternos en lugar del horario A / B.

Alternating Mondays Calendar, Alternating Monday Video


*Take a walk in your neighborhood or walk on the beach.

*Do three acts of kindness for others.

*Have a positive attitude today.

Have an "I think I can" attitude

Zoom Title 1 Meeting - 9/22 @10:00am and 2:00pm

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Zoom link to be emailed to parents one hour before each session.
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School Site Council Election - 9/21 - 9/24

Mr. Jessie Comer

Ms. Laverne Mayfield

Ms. Sandra Santoyo

One more parent needed. If interested, please email Mr. Madrigal

School Site Council Parent Election Ballot - 2020/2021

Please complete your parent ballot here / Por favor complete su boleta aqui

Happy Latinx Heritage Month!!

Did you know....

Hispanic Heritage Month was first started in 1968. It celebrates the independence of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Honduras. Also during this month, Chile, Mexico, and Belize celebrate their independence. 17% of America, or 55 million people, are either Hispanic or Latino. During this month, people get the opportunity to learn more about Hispanic heritage and about Hispanic people who have played a vital role in our American history.

Latino Heritage Month Art Contest!

Voices of LBUSD is hosting a Latino Heritage Month Student Art Contest! All LBUSD students are invited to submit their original art in honor of Latinx Heritage Month. Students may submit any work of art that illustrates themes or historical topics related to Latinx culture and people. If your child is interested in entering the contest, please have them submit their name to their 1st period Middle School or Elementary Teacher by Wednesday, September 23, 2020. A picture of your child's’ piece of art must be emailed to Ms. Baker at by Monday, September 28, 2020.

Librarian Corner - Ms. Will

Latinx Library

Click on the image above for some wonderful stories that celebrate Latinx culture and heritage!

For Elementary students 1 -5th Grade ONLY - Thursdays instruction ends at 1:30pm

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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.

Nurse's Corner

Important Information from Ms. Martinez

Attention Parents/Guardians of 7th Graders: Tdap boosters are past due. Per state of California, all students entering 7th grade must have a Tdap and two Varicella vaccinations on file with their enrolled school. Proof of immunization may be dropped off at the front office by appointment.Thank you to everyone who has already submitted their record.

Attention Parents/Guardians of Kinders and All New Students: Per state law, all students must have proof of immunizations on file with their school. If your child is missing immunizations you will be receiving a letter and phone call from me. Please submit proof of missing immunizations. Additionally, All new students must have a Permanent Health History Form on file. This form has also been mailed and must be returned.

Immunization records and Permanent Health History forms may be dropped off at school by appointment.

Please contact me with any question/concerns:

Google Voice: 562-999-1090


Immunization records and Permanent Health History forms may be dropped off at school by appointment.

Immunization Resources:

The Children’s Clinic

Various location in Long Beach


Long Beach Health Department

2525 Grand Ave

Long Beach, CA

Information from Ms. Sanchez, Music Teacher

Instrument Distribution dates:

Sept 21st: 1:30-3:30pm (Intermediate Band)

Sept 22nd: 12:30-3:30pm (Intermediate Band)

Sept 24th: 2:30-3:30pm (3rd grade recorder, Mr. Weeks and Ms. Aguirre)

Sept 28th: 2:30-3:30pm (3rd grade recorder, Ms. Flores and Ms. Kobren)

Sept 29th: 2:30-3:30pm (3rd grade recorder, any 3rd grader that needs pick-up).

EVERYONE MUST report to the office for screening anytime you enter campus, this is not negotiable. Please review the health & safety slide deck for detailed information on safety protocols.

Chromebook Update Instructions

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

Free Meals / Comidas Gratis

All Robinson students qualify for free meals at any school in LBUSD.

Todos los estudiantes de Robinson califican para recibir comidas gratis en todas las escuelas del distrito.

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

Hello Parents! Just a little note from the office staff that we are here to assist you in any way we can. Thank you for your patience as we are all learning this together.

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.

School Site Council Parent Election - 9/21 - 9/24