Dear Riptides, 

Thank you all for coming to Open House! We had great turnout and I had a blast walking around to all of our classrooms. A big THANK YOU to our Robinson teachers who brought their A Game for sure!! Click here to view a short slide show from the event. 
You may have noticed some upgrades around campus. Thanks to our generous PTSA and Jeff Yeh, Deanne Moore, Katie David, Andrea Barker and Kristen Borland, who led this effort, we have new umbrellas and trash/recycle cans around Robinson making our school is even more beautiful. On behalf of the staff and students, THANK YOU!   

Jackie O’Sullivan
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Upcoming Dates
The Week Ahead:
Monday, 3/18 - Friday, 3/22: Community Service Drive*
Wednesday, 3/20: Talent Show Registration Deadline - Extended Two Days*
Thursday, 3/21: After School Enrichment Registration Opens*
Friday, 3/22: Meet the Masters Family Art Night*
Upcoming Dates:
3/24, 3/25: MBEF Presents "How to Raise an Adult"*
4/1 - 4/5: Spring Break - No School
4/25: PTSA General Session Meeting
- 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

3/18 - 3/22: Community Service Drive
Robinson is supporting at very special resource in our community, Safe Place for Youth (SPY). SPY provides support and care to homeless youth in our community through outreach, education, and health and wellness programing. Donations will be collected in a bin outside the front office. We ask that these items be any color besides red due to gang interaction. Please consider donating the following items:

Deodorant, travel size toothpaste, lip balm, wet wipes, combs/hairbrushes, bandaids, neosporin, hand sanitizer, nail Clippers, new socks, new men’s boxers/boxer briefs, new women’s underwear, notebooks, pens/pencils, and art supplies. Or you can click here to check out their Amazon Wish List.
3/20: Talent Show - Registration Extended Through Wednesday!
Today is your lucky day.  We have extended the deadline for Talent Show registration to Wednesday, 3/20.  March 20th is the final date to get your act together!  Click here to read the Talent Show Information & Guidelines and Register. A link within the document that will take you directly to the online registration form. Questions may be directed to Lisa Jadon.

Registration dates: 3/11 - 3/20
Music due: Wed, 4/16
Check point days: Tues, 4/16 & Wed, 4/17
Rehearsal: Mon, 5/20
Show: Wed, 5/22

3/21: After School Enrichment - Spring Session Enrollment Open
Spring registration opens 3/21 at 9am. 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.
3/22: Meet the Masters Family Art Night @ 6pm - 8pm, Cafeteria
Come join us for a wonderful evening of paint-and-pizza. We will gather in the cafeteria to learn all about the colorful world of Andy Warhol and see how we can create some amazing POP-art together. This is a fun evening for the whole family and definitely a not-to-be-missed opportunity to enjoy and be creative together. Sign-up today to reserve your spot. Please note that more spots have been allocated, so sign up today before it fills up!

Event Follow-Ups

Family Fun Run Was A Great Success!
Thank you to the all the families that participated and supported the Fun Run and great job to all the runners and walkers!  What a beautiful morning for a run!

Let's give a big Riptide Cheer to the organizers of the Family Fun Run.  Special thanks to Shana Kish and Stephanie Rogin and their dedicated committee, Andrea Barker, Mariana Enson, Tatiana Esteves, Tania Heise, Karalyn Honea, Kristy Jones, Mona Khurana, Jamie Paquin, Fernanda Peixoto, Susan Purdy, Caryn Saxena, Stephanie Schroeder, Jim Yi and Chelsea Zielin. It takes a village to organize this event and we will feature all the names of those who volunteered to make it possible next week.
Cyber Cop
This past Monday, we had the Cyber Cop, a law enforcement officer, come to deliver "Parenting in the Digital World."  The information was VERY well received.  He spoke about how to check if your child has a secret instagram account, setting up a contract with your kids and a phone, the severe consequences of social media, and more.  To sign up for his newsletter, CLICK HERE.  He also very clearly explains everything in his book, which can be found HERE

MBUSD & Community News

3/21: Teenage Vaping Town Hall - El Camino College
Want to find out strategies for what you can do to combat teenage vaping in your community? On March 21 from 3-5 pm at El Camino College, the Southern California Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics invites all parents to join them for a Town Hall on Addressing Teenage Vaping. To register go to or go to for more information. 
3/23: Suicide Prevention Walk - Torrance High School
Did you know there were 126 suicides in the South Bay in 2018? On Saturday morning March 23 at Torrance High School the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will be holding a Suicide Prevention Walk. If you or your family would like to join the Walk to increase suicide awareness and prevention, go to for more details.   
3/24 or 3/25: MBEF Presents: Julie Lythcott-Haims and How to Raise an Adult
Get tickets now to see renowned author and parenting expert Julie Lythcott-Haims share her insights on how to allow children to develop the resourcefulness, resilience, and inner determination necessary for success.  MBEF will host two separate presentations on March 24th and March 25th, plus a meet & greet. Click here for more details.
3/26: Inaugural Mira Costa Community STEM Night, 6-8PM
Mira Costa faculty, students and guest organizations will host exciting interactive STEM activities, demos and talks on Tuesday, March 26th from 6-8pm! Bring the whole family to learn the educational importance and many life opportunities related to science, technology, engineering and math in our tech-tethered world.  Key areas of focus include medicine/biotechnology, media/entertainment, cybersecurity and engineering. Any additional parents/alumni/community members or companies interested in hosting a STEM booth/activity, please feel free to contact
3/26: MCHS Choir presents The Cathedral Concert, 7:30 PM, American Martyrs Church
The Mira Costa Choir Department presents its annual Cathedral Concert. Participating Mira Costa Choirs are Vocal Ensemble and Choral Union. Choir families, friends, and community members are all invited to attend this wonderful celebration of choral music. This concert is an annual fundraiser for the Mira Costa Choirs. Admission $25. For ticket info, click HERE. Tickets also will be available at the door approximately 1 hour before the concert.
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.
Summer is Just Around the Corner
When you’re making your summer plans, be sure to consider one of the many summer programs being offered by MBX/ MBUSD at Pennekmap, Robinson and MBMS. Returning from previous summers are Steve and Kate, Camp Galileo, reDiscover, Planet Bravo and TGA Tennis. And that’s not all! This summer you can take advantage of Camp Rad offered by two of MBMS’s favorite teachers (grades 4-7) , Pedalheads for the young bikeriders (especially incoming Kinders), LIFT Enrichment for those who enjoy culinary experiences, Book-A-Roos, a long time community favorite for fun academics, and Jr. Architects and Engineers for those of you who have enjoyed Camp Picasso, My Art Studio, and other super high quality creative art classes. Check it out at

Mini Mustang Summer Cheer Camp
Mira Costa cheerleaders welcome kids grades K-8 June 24-28 from 9 am – 2 pm. Participants will learn cheers, sidelines, dances, jumps, and cheerleading fundamentals! 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.  Arts, crafts, outside activities, and FUN are provided! Click here for details.

WORLD PEACE GAME – Summer Camp for 4th-7th Grade
Sign up now for an unforgettable 5-day summer camp with John Hunter, internationally renowned educator, and be a part of World Peace. The Game allows children to develop high level critical thinking, problem-solving, introspection, social-emotional intelligence, and much more. Limited space. Register now at World peace begins with inner peace.

School Fundraisers

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!
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 Moms 4/13 $75
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. 


Congratulations to Bella Engleman, 3rd Grader, and Athena Engleman, Kindergartener, for being recognized as Winners of the District-wide Reflections Art Contest at the recent MBUSD Board meeting.  Robinson is very proud of your hard work and success! 
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