Ball Park Newsletter #22

February 15 - 19, 2021

School Reopening Pushed to March 1st, 2021

*** NEW VIDEO***

Click below for the latest information on our district's re-opening plan.

Oprima por de bajo para la nueva informacion de nuestro distrito sobre planes para nuestra reapertura.

Principal's Message

Dear Jackie Robinson K-8 Community,

I hope you we were able to enjoy another safe three day weekend!

Here are some announcements for the week:

1. Achievement Reports / Report Cards - As of this Friday, February 12, parents can access their child's achievement reports / report cards through ParentVue. If you need assistance accessing your account or report, feel free to call he main office.

2. 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:

3. 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:

4. CORE SURVEY - It's that time off the year where you get a chance to tell us how we are doing as a school. I look forward to your honest feedback so that we can reflect at Robinson and ensure we are meeting the needs of our school community. The survey window is from 2/9 - 3/19. Be on the lookout for an email from Panorama Education.

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

Salvador Madrigal


Estimadas familias de Robinson K-8 Academy,

¡Espero que hayan disfrutado de otro relajante y seguro fin de semana!

Aquí hay algunos anuncios de la semana:

1. Padres, tengan en cuenta que podrán ver las calificaciones de su hijo a partir de este viernes 12 de febrero en ParentVue. Si necesitan ayuda, hablen a la escuela.

2. Días mínimos de escuela intermedia, miércoles / jueves:tengan para que los maestrostiempo de planificación para el aprendizaje a distancia, nuestro distrito ha declarado los miércoles y jueves como Días Mínimos para estudiantes de secundaria hasta nuevo aviso.

Horario del período de día mínimo:

3. Mes de la historia afroamericana: nuestro distrito ha proporcionado lecciones y recursos para que los maestros y estudiantes las 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:

4. ENCUESTA de CORE - Es ese tiempo del año en el que tienes la oportunidad de decirnos cómo nos está yendo como escuela. Espero sus comentarios honestos para que podamos reflexionar en Robinson y asegurarnos de que estamos satisfaciendo las necesidades de nuestra comunidad escolar. La ventana de la encuesta es del 2/9 al 3/19. Esté atento a un correo electrónico de Panorama Education.

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

Salvador Madrigal


On Tuesday, 2/9 SSC met and reviewed the recommended expenditures for the 2021-2022 school year.

The following items discussed and approved.

  • 50% of Assistant Principal
  • 100% for 2 TOSA positions
  • 20% for Nurse Time
  • 60% of Health Tech Aide

We will submit our recommendations to the Assistant Superintendent of MSK8 schools for final approval.

Other non-personnel items will be discussed and voted on at our future SSC meeting.

Assistant Principal's Corner

A Note from Ms. Baker

Congratulations to the following Black History Month Bingo Winners!

Week 1: Sanaya Lyde, Kaleb Johnson, Molly Luna, and Xenia Hernandez.

Week 2: Colin Tucker, Leilani Aguilar, and Beyonce' Maldonado

Please come to the school during lunch to pick up your special prize!

7th Grade Health Book Distribution

7th Grade Health Book distribution will take place on

  • Tuesday, February 16 from 11:00 - 12:00pm

  • Wednesday, February 17 From 11:00 - 2:00pm

  • Thursday, February 18 From 11:00 - 2:00pm

  • Friday, February 19 From 11:00 - 12:00pm

Please remember to bring your Science Book when you come to check out your Health Book, as you do not want to incur a Book Fine.

Attention All 3rd Grade Families

Parents, please come to the school THIS WEEK, February 16 - 19, between the hours of 8:00am and 1:00pm to pick up your child's Dictionary. Please remember to wear a mask and adhere to the Social Distance mandate. Thank you! ~Ms. Baker

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! Please join in on the fun by researching the Hints that are announced daily via the Canvas Broadcast system and mark the name of the person on your Bingo card. Bingo winners may submit their name to their Elementary or Middle School PE Teacher. Once your name is submitted, you may visit the school during lunch to pick up your special prize. I Hope you enjoy learning about African American contributions to our great nation!

So far, we have learned about the following contributors:

Week 1: Bessie Colman, Malcolm X, Tiger Woods, Harriet Tubman, and Mae Jemison.

Week 2: Sarah Boone, Frederick Douglas, Oprah Winfrey, and Jane Wright

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.

Digital Citizenship Session

Parents... encourage your 6th, 7th, and 8th graders to join Ms. Will on Thursday, 2/18 from 1-2pm (Minimum Day) to talk about Tik Tok! We will talk about the positives of this popular app, as well as what to look out for, such as misinformation. This workshop will be in Nearpod form.
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Counselor's Corner

Family Information

Let us help each other keep the ALL In TROPHY

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 technology problems.

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


2/16 FREE Parent Wellness Webinar - "Understanding Depression in Children & Teens", see flyer below

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Master Schedule


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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):


Dolphin News Splash!

February 2021

Hello Dolphin Parents!

It’s Ms. Denise and I want to let you know that I’m back! Back for FUN and ADVENTURES from the WRAP program to help make Virtual Programming for our JROB students something for them to look forward to!

I’ve compiled a list of activities that I’m sure will have them asking for more! For example, courtesy of the California Science Museum, I will be playing the role of “The Gross Scientist! The kids will be learning things like Sticky Snot, Let It Rip (Why do farts make sounds?), Spill Your Guts (Why vomiting is important!), and Germ Busters. For these and other hands-on activities, WE will provide the kids with the supplies needed for the activity.

We will recognize some Fun Facts of the day (Chinese New Year, Random Act of Kindness Day, Make a Friend Day, and more!) For Friday’s Fun Day, we’ll do some singing and dancing to end the week on a good note!

There will also be Yoga and Stretching classes, along with instructions on how to make a healthy snack, and The Boys & Girls Club will be providing the necessary supplies/ingredients!

This program is open to all JROB students from 2:30-4:30 and is sure to fill up fast, so be sure to fill out the application by going to this link:

Can’t WAIT to see you!

Ms. Denise

562. 435-1621

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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.

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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 @ 3:00pm

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

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: