Ruth Brown Elementary School
241 N Seventh St.
Blythe CA 92225
Phone: 760-922-7164

Principal: Cintia Robinson

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Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year!

Dear Ruth Brown Families,

Welcome to the 2017/2018 school year!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer. I am Cintia Robinson, your new principal at Ruth Brown Elementary.  For the past 2 years I have been working as the Dean of Students and I am now honored to take on a new role. I am very excited to be here and look forward to an amazing year.

School will start on Wednesday, August 16 at 8:20 a.m. and classes will be posted outside the cafeteria doors on Monday, August 14th at 5 p.m. Our school day begins at 8:20 a.m. and concludes at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday is an early release day and school concludes at 12:05 p.m. We are fortunate to continue to serve free breakfast for all students. The cafeteria begins serving breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Please do not drop off prior to this time, there is no supervision for students until 7:30 a.m.  

In preparing for the new school year, we have created a suggested supply list and we have updated our Parent/Student handbook, both of which can be found on our Ruth Brown website and Ruth Brown Bears Facebook page. The supply list can also be picked up at the Ruth Brown office. The Parent/Student handbooks will be passed out at “Back to School Night” which is August 30th at 6 p.m. I hope you can join us.  

I will be having an informational meeting on Wednesday, August 9th at 5 p.m. in Spanish and 5:30 p.m. in English at the Ruth Brown cafeteria. I would like to introduce myself and discuss some of the changes here at Ruth Brown.  

I hope you enjoy the remaining of summer and I look forward to seeing your children on Wednesday, August 16th.


Cintia I. Robinson – Principal

Ruth Brown 17-18 Supply Lists

Supply Lists

Supply Lists for 2016-2017

Supply Lists 2016-2017



At the request of Palo Verde Unified School District’s Board of Education, the Riverside County Office of Education will host a meeting to solicit input on identifying the essential qualifications to select the new superintendent.  The meeting will be held at the District Office, 295 N. 1st Street, in the Board Room on June 8, 2016, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

If you are unable to attend, a survey will be available on the districts Web site until June 11, 2016. Computers are available at the district office for public use to complete the survey.

Illuminate Home Connection App

Illuminate Home Connection Portal APP gives students, parents and guardians quick and easy access to student achievement and other important school information without having to memorize any complicated URLs. Parents and guardians can monitor students attendance, assessments, grades and more.  The app can be used by Apple and Android users.  To download the app, visit the AppStore or GooglePlay and search for “illuminate HC”

15-16 Supply Lists

14-15 Welcome Letter

Dear Ruth Brown parents,

The first day of school is fast approaching! I am honored to be the principal at Ruth Brown for another year. I look forward to another year of working together.


Throughout the year we send home many notes about activities and news regarding our school with our students. For numerous reasons, sometimes these notes do not always make it into your hands. Other ways to stay connected with school news is to join the “Ruth Brown Parent Club” page on Facebook and/or consistently checking in on our page through the district website .


Our Parent Handbook is located on the district website. It is a great resource for commonly asked questions. The handbook is currently in revision and should be completed by the first day of school. If you would like a paper copy of the handbook, please notify the office and we will send one home with your child. The district calendar, monthly menus, school board information, etc. are also on the district website. Supply lists are currently posted on our Facebook page and the district website.


Throughout the year, a great way to contact your child’s teacher is through their district email. All email addresses are (  I would advise you to place your child’s name in the subject line in case the email is sent to spam. This should only be a possibility the first time that you email the teacher or me.


Safety is always a priority at our school. For this reason, we will no longer be accepting phone calls to deliver messages to our students regarding change of plans for after school pick up. We can not guarantee the voice on the phone is actually the parent.  We will deliver a message to your child if you physically stop into the office to ask for a message to be delivered. This ensures us that you are the actual parent versus a voice on the phone. I understand that we do recognize several voices and that this is an inconvenience for parents; however, if this policy saves one child from picked up by a wrong parent/person then it is worth it. All three elementary schools will be enforcing this policy for the safety of all PVUSD students. Please make plans in the morning, or if your child has a cell phone text them the change of plans. They will see the message at the end of the day when they are allowed to turn on their phones.


As many of you know, there have been some changes in our school district over the summer. On July 3rd, our school board voted to implement seventh and eighth grade at all three elementary schools over the next two years. This school year we will only be adding seventh grade and the next year we will add eight grade. I am very excited about this change and the research suggests that a TK-8 school benefits students’ academic success. I am excited to have our amazing former sixth graders back as seventh graders. The school day for seventh graders will begin at 7:45 and dismiss at 2:05. The lower grades will remain on the same schedule as previous years 8:20-3:10 with minimum Wednesdays being from 8:20-12:05. Don’t forget the first day of school is a minimum Wednesday with dismissal at 12:05. We will be having a short informational meeting for parents of seventh graders on Monday, August, 18th at 6:00 PM in the cafeteria. Please join us!  Student class placement lists will be posted on our cafeteria doors on Monday, August 18th at 5:00 PM.


The Ruth Brown Parent Club is in need of all new officers. Our Parent Club has been run the past few years by a handful of hard working parents. These parents run the school store, our annual Fall Carnival, Scholastic Book Fairs, help with GROWL activities, fundraisers, yearbook, etc. Basically they bring on the fun!  Please consider becoming an officer or member.


We will also have a few seats available on School Site Council. These parents are in charge of making decisions with our Title One and English Learner monies. This group also works on creating our School Site Safety Plan. Ballots for Parent Club and Site Council will be available during Back to School Night on Thursday, September 11th at 6:00 p.m.


Thank you for your support of your child and our school.


Laura A. Mathews

Ruth Brown Supply Lists

Click the links below to view the Class Supply Lists for your childs grade.


Kindergarten and TK

First grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

Sixth Grade

Seventh Grade



Awards Ceremony

Ruth Brown Elementary School will be having their end of year Awards Ceremony on June 2nd.  Times for each grade level are listed below.

  • Kindergarten – TBA
  • 1st grade – 9:00
  • 2nd – 9:30
  • 3rd – 8:30
  • 4th &  5th – 2:00
  • 6th grade – 2:30

MultiCultural Event

Join us at Ruth Browns

MultiCultural Event

Wednesday, May 14th 2014
4:30 – 7:30 PM

Dances and songs begin at 4:30pm

Games! Music! Food and Drinks!
Family Fun!

Dinner $8.00

This dinner includes chili verde with corn, salad, rice, beans, tortillas, and a cupcake served in the Ruth Brown Cafeteria or to take out.  This fundraiser will help provide scholarships for high school seniors who are Ruth Brown Elementary alumni.  There will be pre-sale tickets for the games, for the DVD of the event and for the food booths in the student store located in the Ruth Brown Library.  Tickets may also be purchases on the night of the event.