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Riptides News

Message From the Principal

I hope you all enjoyed our America’s Assembly as much as I did.  What a great way to start off the week. If you are following Ben Dale or Mike Matthews on FaceBook, you know that the relief supplies have been welcomed in Cleveland, Texas. Over 900 cars were parked in a line waiting for the doors to open to distribute the supplies. What a wonderful show of love and support from the MBUSD family to our fellow Americans.  You guys are the best.

Parent Party

The 80's was the best decade ever! Madonna, Journey, Duran Duran , Devo, Queen, Depeche Mode…does it get any better than this?  Well Abracadabra…  This is your chance to live it all over again at the 2017 Parent Party & Auction on October 14th, 6:30 p.m.  at the Catalina Room in Redondo Beach.

It’s TICKET time.  Buy your tickets NOW for $100 per person. Don’t miss out on this incredible event full of surprises!

Party Book

Everybody’s Working for the Weekend…make your weekends the Best of Times with amazing events all year long through the Robinson Party Book.  We need your help!  Calling all Kinder Parents, 1st Grade Parents AND 4th Grade Parents!  We especially need parties for these grades.  Email Melissa Iacono and she will help you brainstorm, plan, organize & more!

Mark Your Calendar

Monday, September 11: America’s Assembly, 9:00 a.m.

Monday- Friday, September 11-15: Fountas & Pinnell Reading Assessments, Minimum Day Schedule.
Grades 1st -5th dismissed at 12:40 p.m. (Kindergarten, regular extended day schedule. Dismissal at 1:30)

Tuesday, September 19: Student Site Council/Social Emotional Wellness Council Meeting, Robinson HUB, 2:40 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.

Thursday, September 21: No School, Local Holiday

Sunday, September 24: Robinson Pride Day

You + PTSA + MBEF = An Excellent Education!

Together we can all make a difference at Robinson!  Become a PREMIERE RIPTIDE today by doing these four things:

(1) Get involved and commit to volunteering at some point during the 2017-18 school year;

(2) Join our PTSA ($20/parent) for access to the online directory, a yearbook for your student, and the opportunity to vote on issues that impact Robinson;

Volunteers Needed for 2017-2018 Committee Chairs

We are on the lookout for a new Grades of Green chair.  This volunteer will help guide the student Green Team in accomplishing their goals to continue Robinson’s green initiatives; through reducing, reusing and recycling items at school.

School Pride Day

Hey Riptides!  How do your gardens grow?!  With volunteers and donations.  We have gloves, rakes, shovels and brooms, but we need help beautifying our gardens and school grounds. On Sunday, September 24th from 1-5 pm, join us for a school-wide beautification day.  Bring the whole family, there will be a job for everyone.  We will have a Hawaiian Shaved Ice Truck and music to keep everyone happy and motivated.  Please sign up for this fantastic and rewarding event to give back.

Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age

Please join parents, educators, and community members on Monday, September 18th from 6 - 8pm at MBMS (multi-purpose room) as we show Screenagers, a feature documentary that addresses one of the most pervasive parenting issues of our time and depicts teen struggles with social media, video games, and internet addition.  The film also empowers kids to better navigate the digital world, while providing resources to help them along the way. 

Important Reminders and Dates

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Reminders
It is important to keep the traffic flowing during drop-off and pick-up times. Please adhere to these important rules and advise caregivers of them as well (please ensure that caregivers who do not speak English fully understand these policies):

Back-to-School Apparel

We're getting ready for school to start up again. Robinson Apparel is back again! Pick yours out today! Go online to the Robinson Store or visit the Apparel Sales table on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.

Dog Policy

As a reminder, dogs are never permitted on campus under any circumstances, regardless of whether they are on a leash, carried, or in a purse.  Certified service dogs are the only exception to this policy.

MCHS Social Emotional Wellness Committee

Wondering what the Social Emotional Wellness Committee at MCHS has been working on all year? What is Challenge Success anyway? Here are two opportunities for the community to learn more and get involved. Click here for more information.

Hometown Fair Booth Applications

Applications are now being accepted for the 45th annual Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair! There are many ways to participate and it's a great way to raise money for your organization. Visit to access links to paid games, food booths, beer lottery, community showcase, battle of the bands, and volunteer opportunities.

Superintendent’s May Newsletter

Click here to read the May newsletter from Dr. Matthews, which includes information regarding school absences.  Also included are important elementary school dates such as minimum days for the 2017-2018 school year.

Fifth Grade Team Wins Odyssey of the Mind State Championship

The 5th grade team from Robinson Elementary captured the Odyssey of the Mind State Championship and is headed to the World Finals in May at Michigan State University! They placed first in Spontaneous Problem-Solving and First Overall in their division. Congratulations to team members: Bridget Ballantine, Callie Boren, Hunter Gregory, Chloe Hynes, William Kiely and Jonathan Voskuilen. Other MBUSD teams participated and shined at the tournament, including Pacific and Pennekamp.

Lost and Found is Full

Are you missing a jacket? Or perhaps 10 jackets, a bunch of lunch boxes, some water bottles and other assorted articles of clothing that found their way to school, but didn't come home? Our Lost and Found, located near the cafeteria, is overflowing with items that have been left behind. If your student is missing anything, please check it out before Spring Break! After April 7, all unclaimed items, from the S'Well bottles to the Jr. Guards hoodies, will be donated!

Girl Scouts Father-Daughter Dance

Calling all Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Girl Scouts!  Please join us for the annual Manhattan Beach Girl Scout Father-Daughter Dance on Saturday, May 13th!  The theme of this year’s super fun event is "Ties & Tiaras.”  Bring your most sparkly personality and your Dad/Uncle/Grandpa!  Click here for more information, or please reach out directly to the Robinson scout leader,

South Bay Wrestling Academy

The South Bay Wrestling Academy is designed to prepare 3rd to 8th grade boys and girls to have a successful high school experience in wrestling. The Academy is led by Coach Jim Chaney, who will use the same proven techniques that have turned the Mira Costa High School wrestling team into an overnight success. Coach Chaney became the head coach at Mira Costa during the 2013 season, took the last place team in the Bay League and turned them into CIF Champions and the most successful team in the area.

MBX - After School Enrichment Classes

Spring forward and sign up for the new After School Enrichment classes. Registration opens on March 22nd (9 a.m.) for the MBX After School Enrichment Spring Session classes!