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Message From the Principal

I was amazed at how many 6th graders came back to Robinson for the annual alumni breakfast and to answer our 5th graders questions. Yesterday at the assembly it was fun seeing so many of our former students talk about their future plans.  I stumbled upon this excerpt the other day and it really connected with me:

Volunteers Needed for 2017-2018 Committee Chairs

We are on the lookout for new volunteers for the following positions and committees: Family Fun Run, Gardens, Makers Faire, Spelling Bee, Party Book, Talent Show, Frozen Treats (5th Grade Fundraiser) and Student Store (5th Grade Fundraiser), and SummerFest. Please contact Andrea Barker to learn more about these chair positions.

Back-to School Supply Kits

Tick-tock, your deadline to order school supply kits for next year is rapidly approaching! Click here to order before the June 15th deadline. Please contact Larissa Chapin with any questions.

Summer is Near: It's Camp Time

Have you checked out the MBX camps being offered this summer? If not, go to Weekly and daily options available. AND, if you've enjoyed the after school Performing Arts Workshop classes this year, take a look at the PAW Mary Poppins camp being offered July 3-4 with your favorite coaches. Questions? (310) 503-1771. Don't Miss Out!!

Host and Exchange Student for a Week This Summer

Manhattan Beach Sister Cities is looking for ten families to host 15-17 year old students visiting from Rosalia, Mexico this summer from July 21 - 27. Interested? Please click here for details!

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.

Springtime Apparel

Tank tops, dry-fit Ts, skorts and lightweight hoodies! Pick yours up today! Go online to the Robinson Store or visit the Apparel Sales table on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.

League of Women Voters to Host Mental Health Panel

On Monday, April 24 at 7:00 pm, the League of Women Voters of the Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Peninsula, and the Torrance Area is sponsoring a free forum to address key mental health issues across the lifespan. Click here to see the flyer and click here to learn more details about the program.

Growing Great Benefit Event

Join us at Growing Great’s 4th Annual Farm-to-Table Benefit on Sunday April 30. Enjoy chef demonstrations, drinks, dinner, dancing and a live auction! Click here to purchase your tickets.


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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!

Ladies Sunday Fun Day

Attention all Tennis Players! MBMS is hosting a Ladies Sunday Fun Day Fundraising Tennis Tournament on April 2nd! It is open to ALL levels, $65 per player, and only a limited amount of spots left! Lunch will be provided, along with goodie bags, and prizes for 1st and 2nd place.  Click here for tickets.

Returning to Robinson School for 2017-2018 School Year?

If your child will NOT be returning to Robinson School for the 2017-18 School Year, please let us know in the Robinson Office as soon as possible.