Dear Riptides, 
I hope you have a fun, yet restful Spring Break.  I plan on playing a lot of golf and watching a lot of movies so I can get geared up for the end of the school year, which will be over in the blink of an eye.  If you have not sent in your intention for next year, indicating whether you plan on staying at Robinson, please do so because it helps as we begin to think about making our classes for next year.  And speaking of making classes, your child’s teacher will spend a great deal of time and energy thinking about your child(ren) and others and how to best organize classes for 2019-2020.  We will not be taking requests for teachers or to be placed with certain friends and we appreciate your understanding.      
Way to go Riptides for raising over $15,500 for the American Heart Association!  Our top five Heart Heroes fundraisers were:  Asa Doig, Suede Solomon, Matthew Caldwell, Kaia Soni and Conner Saxena.  Thanks to all the participants for your generosity and thank you to Coach B who ran the whole program!  
Don’t forget to read every night over the break!  

Jackie O’Sullivan
Follow me on Instagram @robinson_principal
Upcoming Dates
The Week Ahead:
4/1 - 4/5: Spring Break - No School

Upcoming Dates:
4/8: Last day to claim lost and found items
4/16: Parent Book Club* @ 8:30 - 10AM
4/16 & 4/17: Talent Show Check Point*
4/25: PTSA General Session Meeting* @ 8:30AM
4/27: date change! Robinson Pride Day @ 9AM - 12PM
- Run Club* continues every Tuesday & Thursday @ 7:45 on Fowler Field
- Apparel shop is open every Wednesday @ 1:15 near the Cafeteria*
* Details Below

Robinson Events & News

4/6 & 4/20: Limited Tickets Available for Walt Disney Concert Hall - Toyota Symphonies for Youth
We have 2 tickets remaining for the LA Philharmonic Youth Symphony for the April 6th and April 20th performances.  Click here for more information or contact Valerie Langenberg with questions.
4/8:  Lost & Found - Last day to clam items
Please stop by to look through the lost and found cart, located near the cafeteria. This is the final day to claim your items before they will be donated to charity.
4/16: Robinson Parent Book Group @ 8:30 - 10AM
Click here to learn more and register for a discussion on The Yes Brain:  How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity and Resilience in Your Child  by Daniel J. Siegel, MD and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. We hope you will join us for this fun, lively, and hands-on discussion in a positive learning environment. You will come away with ideas and strategies to use at home with your child/children. You do not need to read the book prior to attending.
4/16 & 4/17: Talent Show Check Point - Click here for more information.
Each group must attend one of the scheduled checkpoints listed below. Be prepared to show at least 1 minute of the act and bring edited music on an iPhone.  Registration and DVD fees will be collected at the checkpoint.

Tues., 4/16 starting @ 2:35
Wed., 4/17 starting @ 1:25
4/25: PTSA General Session Meeting @ 8:30 AM
The following nominees for the open Executive Board positions for the 2019-2020 school year will be presented for approval and election at the PTSA General Session meeting on April 25th at 8:30am in the Robinson HUB.  Please join us!  All parents welcome!

Dana Lupton & Barbara Endlich

Co-VPs of Fundraising:
Julie Mullholand & Shannon Williams

Co-VPs of Volunteers:
Shana Kish & Andrea Barker

Melissa Iacono

Secretary (replacing Melissa Iacono for next year):
Kristen Borland

MBEF Liaison:
Amber Fatheree (replacing Dana Lupton for next year). 
Robinson Parent Soccer Team - Players Wanted
Robinson will be competing in the Annual Jeff Goodrich Soccer Classic on May 11th at Mira Costa and we are in need of a few players.  We will play against other South Bay teams including each MB elementary school, MBMS, and Mira Costa. Practices will begin in April.  Please contact Amir Rizkalla ( if you're interested. Please come cheer us on!
Ongoing: After School Enrichment - Spring Session Enrollment Open
Spring registration is open. Classes begin the week of 4/22. Register at Questions? Email Sondra Whitehead at or call 310-871-4773. Click here to view to flyer.
Teacher Negotiations Update
Interested in learning more about the current teacher negotiations? Take a moment to stay informed and read what both sides have to say. Be sure to visit the Teachers Union website, and read Superintendent Matthews' latest update.

MBUSD & Community News

4/13: MCHS Choir Dept. Clothing and Shoe Drive, 9:30-11:30 AM, MCHS Parking Lot
The Mira Costa Choir Dept. will hold its annual spring collection drive, collecting gently used clothing, shoes, hats, gloves, belts, purses, bags, luggage, drapes, table linens, and stuffed animals (whew!). For a complete list of what we're collecting, please click HERE. If you'd like to contribute, please drop items off in the school parking lot on April 13th between 9:30-11:30 am (we'll have a truck there and volunteers to collect donations). All donations are greatly appreciated.
4/27: Growing Great Farm to Table Benefit
Please join us to celebrate GrowingGreat's 20th Anniversary at our Farm to Table Benefit honoring Chef David LeFevre. Farm to Table dinner by Chef Neal Fraser of Redbird and Vibiana. Click here for the flyer.  Ticket info at
MBX/MBUSD Summer Camps
Be sure to consider one of the many summer programs being offered by MBX/ MBUSD at Pennekamp, Robinson and MBMS this summer. A complete list and descriptions of all options, including links to enrollment  are available here
Mini Mustang Summer Cheer Camp
Grades K-8, June 24-28 @ 9-2PM. Click here for more information, or click here to sign up!

Camp RAD
Run by Mr. Trpin and Mr. Chao, current MBMS 6th grade teachers (formally elementary school teachers at Meadows)!  It is a camp in August provided for students to review/preview language arts and math before the beginning of the school year.  Click here for details.

Sign up now for an unforgettable 5-day summer camp with John Hunter, internationally renowned educator, and be a part of World Peace. Register now at World peace begins with inner peace.

Book-A-Roos Reading Camp
Finally, a program that addresses all of the fundamental components of learning to read or improving math skills in the best possible, fun-filled environment! Students are taught by credentialed teachers in a small teacher/student ratio (1:6). Click here for more information.

School Fundraisers

Party Books
There are only a few more parties remaining this year.  Click here to reserve your spot today!
Party Theme Who's Invited? Date    Ticket Price
Ladies Bunco Night - CANCELLED     -- -- --
3rd Grade Neon Dance Party 3rd Graders 5/3 $50
Cinco de Mayo Flip Cup Parents 5/5 $60
4th Grade Pool Party 4th Graders 5/10 $50
3rd Grade Pool Party 3rd Graders 6/12 $65

Custom Engraved Jewelry Fundraiser **Special for Mother's Day**
Robinson is offering personalized bracelets and key chains engraved in your child's handwriting, with all profits benefitting the PTSA. Click here for details.  Orders must be placed by April 1st for a Mother's Day delivery.  This jewelry collection is high quality and will make great gifts for you, your children and grandparents too! Sample jewelry pieces on display in Robinson Office. Click here for details and order form. 
Apparel Shop - Open Wednesdays @ 1:15PM, Cafeteria
Robinson Riptide Gear and Apparel is on sale every Wednesday at 1:15 PM near the cafeteria and ice cream sales. Gear up for the growing kiddos!
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