JROB Dugout News 4/29- 5/3/2019


Captain and Tennille once sang.."Love will keep us together....but in the LBC..Relationships, ...Relationships will keep us together!

LBUSD U6 Foundational belief on social-emotional learning has challenged us as educators to create classroom and school communities that are warm, demanding, with high expectations in which every student matters, respected and valued. It is the relationship with the teacher that keeps students coming back for more each day...you are the "IT" FACTOR.

Using this 1970's chords for "Love will Keep us Together" the "new" JROB 2019 version is ...

"Relationships, ........Relationships will keep us TOGETHER".

......Relationships will keep us together
Think of support and love, whenever
Some special-DOLPHIN comes along, singing their ups and downs
Don't lose ground, you've just got to be a warm demander,

Just stop 'Cause they really need your Love and respect,

Stop, They are watching and thinking of your daily lessons
Sooo...Look in their heart and let them see your unconditional expectations,

'Cause... Relationships will keep us/them TOGETHER!!!

Click the link for the music and sing the new LYRICS over the next 32 days!! OMG, I see a Challenge coming...Be ready!!


Notes from Damita and Paula

Welcome Back! I hope you all enjoyed a well-deserved break with family and loved ones/friends. Now that we are back, we are in our final push of this school year. I hope you are back rejuvenated and geared up to end this school year filled with renewed determination and recharged for the work ahead. Thank you for your work thus far on behalf of students and their families. There is so much each of you should be proud of; looking forward to ending our school year filled with our year's focus...#studentsareourwhy which is leading to increased and measurable student success!

During this past week, Ms. Giron took a group of Robinson students to Washington DC. She shared several pictures of their visit, but this one of cherry blossom tree just resonates beauty and life. The significance of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. In their country, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. It’s a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also tragically short. When the cherry blossom trees bloom for a short time each year in brilliant force, they serve as a visual reminder of how precious and how precarious life is. So, when Japanese people come together to view the cherry blossom trees and marvel at their beauty, they aren’t just thinking about the flowers themselves, but also about the larger meaning and deep cultural tradition the cherry blossom tree.

In a weird sort of way, I see the beauty of the "SPRING Cherry Blossom" as the BLOSSOMING of our JROB students into Scholars and Citizens....#180daysofwhy...#students.

Additional Updates:

1. The NEW LROIX Data Dashboard

Click on the link below to access the video that shows the features of the new LROIX data dashboard. this is the video that was shared at our staff meeting this week. The video goes fast, so I wanted you to have access to watch it as many times as you would like. Please feel free to see me with any questions. Please "play with the new dashboard" in the coming weeks in order to familiarize yourself with the new features s they will assist you in our end of year data meetings!!


2. It's APRIL and its time for submission of RETENTION "RED FLAG LIST" - DUE MONDAY 4/29

K-5 Teachers, please review the list placed in your box and highlight the students who are "MOST AT RISK" and in need of a parent conference in May for retention in 19-20.

3. Robinson will receive an exterior painting of our campus this SUMMER 2019. No access for students or staff from June 17 - August 17.

4. Robinson will receive upgrades to our school's HVAC system along with additional upgrades for 2020-21. These upgrades will cause our "entire campus: staff and students" to be moved to a different location. More details will be forthcoming throughout the 2019-20 school year for staff, parents and community regarding the move for Robinson.

5. Due to increasing instructional support needs on our campus, we have run out of space to house the programs and interventions needed. Therefore, we are going to have to move the current location of the Parent Center housed in room 32 for the 2019-20 school year. The Parent Center will now become a "shared room space" with the WRAP program. More details will be forthcoming about the "shared space use" in the application for both Parent Center and WRAP/After School program for the 2019-20 school year.

6. GFS - Elementary School Assembly - Civility Rewind - Monday - 4/29

a. SCHEDULE: - https://docs.google.com/document/d/18zpaZe6TnfXXRoBE5aKNX_FxU1QzE8-gPhrTmPJA9bE/edit?usp=sharing

b. Please complete the activity placed in your box (4/16) prior to coming to the GFS Assembly and have the students bring a pencil with them to the assembly.


K-2 grades


3rd - 5th grades https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1I0LxpJjZdOEw_CmqAZIKKrsi_3g4jq6IfYRMPYOQqvs/edit?usp=sharing

7. GFS - Middle School Assembly - Civility Rewind (Click link for slide deck) - Tuesday - 4/30


SBAC Schedule & Testing Information

Please read the email sent from Dr. Hosn with specifics for schedule and time blocks (a hardcopy was placed in your box too).

Testing/Ethics Meeting - May 1 (3rd - 8th Grade teachers) w/ Dr. Hosn - Library

SBAC ELA: May 6 -10

SBAC MATH: May 13 -17

SBAC SCIENCE: May 20 - 24

SBAC MAKEUPS: 5/13, 5/20-24

19-20....Inquiring Minds want to know...

What is the purpose of the assessment?

Summative vs Formative?

What could a "Literacy Profile" tell you vs a "Benchmark" for a students' literacy proficiency?

May 1, 2019....K-2 be ready for the discourse?

Please review slide deck prior to the meeting:


Last RAPID/CORE 5 Assessment - Due Date Information

  • The window is open from April 1st - June 15th.
  • There must be at least 6 weeks between the Winter and Spring Administration (the last day of Winter administration was March 2nd).
  • Kinder, 1st-grade and 2nd-grade teachers are not required to administer the optional comprehension portions of the RAPID Screener.
  • Ideally, all students will have completed the RAPID Screener before the final PD (April 30, May 1st, or May 2nd). We will look at the data together and this PD will be much more meaningful with 3 data points.

ST MATH/Jiji Weekly Progress: 4/15 - 4/18/2019

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This parent bulletin is sent via email and text message to parents each week. It is also available on our school's website.

JROB Happenings!!! Be in the Know!

4/29 - Aligned Leadership meeting @ 2:30 to 3:45

4/30 - Admin Meeting @ 9:30

5/1 - 8th Grade - Law Day (select student rep)

5/1 - Annual Testing meeting: 3rd- 8th grade- Library

5/1 - What is Assessment? Formative? vs Summative? - Staff Meeting: K-2 grades Rm 5

5/1 - RAPID Training (TRC) 4-6 (Paid)

5/3 - PTSA Mothers Day

5/4 - Saturday School

SBAC Begins

5/6 - 5/10 - Staff Appreciation!!!

5/6 - VP Meeting @ 9:30

5/6 - Custodial Meeting @ 1:45

5/7 - Admin Meeting @ 2:45

5/8 - Miller to TRC @ 3:30

5/8 - Staff Meeting - Hummmm a little "Twist of Excitement" OMG...Ohhh yeah Challenges!

5/10 - Principals' Meeting

5/10 - AA Young Leaders on Stage

5/11 - Saturday School

5/15 - MS Department Head Meeting @ TRC

5/15 - SSC and ELAC Coffee Hour

5/16 - Most Inspiring Student Awards celebration (L. Saldivar)

5/17 - Color Run!!!! Don't miss the Best event of the YEAR!!!!

5/17 - Miller off-site

5/18 - Science Fair (select students)

5/18 - Saturday School (Last One)