Upcoming Dates
The Week Ahead
4/29 - 5/2: 3rd Grade State Testing
5/1Manhattan Wine Auction - Ticket Sales Open*
5/1: Alumni Breakfast (for 5th Grade Students Only), 7:45am
5/2: MBUSD Elementary Math Contest*
5/3: All Students - Flower Petal Project Due (see Room Parent email for details)
5/4: Grand View's Exer Urgent Care Gator Run Benefiting MBEF*

Upcoming Dates:
5/6 - 5/10: Staff Appreciation Week (check your email for details!)
5/15: 5th Grade Parent Night: Yikes!  We Have a Middle Schooler in the House!* @ MBMS
5/20: Talent Show Rehearsal @ MCHS
5/20: 4th & 5th Grade Strings Concert
5/21: 4th & 5th Grade Band Concert
5/22: Talent Show @ MCHS
5/27: Memorial Day (No School)
5/28, 5/30, 5/31: F & P Reading Assessment (Minimum Days)
5/29: Volunteer Luncheon

- 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

5/2: MBUSD Elementary Math Contest, Live Oak Park Meeting Room @ 3:30 - 5:30 PM
Come and cheer on your Robinson Math Team as they race to solve math puzzles! Our team includes 4th and 5th grade students: Emma Barrows, Carolina Hodgeon, Anna and Sheli Hattendorf, Vince Mason-Nesbitt, Parker Rockwell, William Stanton, Katherine Tae, and Leilani Tran.  If your student is interested in participating next year, this is a great opportunity to see what Math Olympics is all about.  Go Riptides!
5/4: Grand View's Exer Urgent Care Gator Run Benefiting MBEF
The Grand View Gators are hosting their 24th annual Exer Urgent Care Gator Run. Proceeds from the run support MBEF, so not only is the race a fundraiser for all MBUSD schools, it’s also fun for the whole family! This is a wonderful community event that brings together serious runners, joyful joggers, and laid-back walkers. Register online or go to the Grand View Website for more information.
5/15: 5th Grade Parent Night: Yikes!  We have a Middle Schooler in the House! 6:30 - 8PM
Margot Parker, MA, counselor and MBMS administrator, will be facilitating this engaging, hands-on discussion with parents of incoming middle schoolers, to give insight, strategies, tips and preparation for the upcoming transition from elementary to middle school.  Please RSVP by clicking here.
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 2-3 more players.  Please contact Amir Rizkalla ( if you're interested.
PTSA General Session Meeting Follow-Ups
We are happy to report that all nominees for the open Executive Board positions for the 2019-2020 school year were approved. We also had an engaging discussion with special guest, Jen Cochran, MBUSD Board Member, regarding the stressful and long journey surrounding the college applications process and how to help lay a solid foundation for our elementary students while they are young.  Click here to preview the presentation.

MBUSD & Community News

4/29: Polliwog Park Community Input Meeting, 6-7PM @ Manhattan Heights Park
The playground equipment at lower Polliwog Park is due for replacement! Join Parks & Rec for a 1-hour family friendly interactive gathering and give them your input. They would like your help in selecting new equipment that will reflect our community and provide the most creative and innovative play opportunities for our children. Pizza & snacks will be served. 
5/2: Girl Scout Spring Invitational @ 8:15 am
Curious about Girl Scouts? Join us for an interactive discussion in the library where you can learn more about this leadership program and what it means to be in a troop. We will answer questions and provide information on joining an existing troop and forming a new first grade troop. Please contact Andrea Barker with any questions.
5/11: 'Jai Jagat' Musical Performance
The Jai Jagat' show is coming to Redondo Beach. Jai Jagat’ (One Earth Family) – is a 90-minute dance-drama-musical performed by 17 remarkable children from underprivileged communities of India. What they represent individually and collectively is an unforgettable testament to the power of the human spirit. This one-of-a-kind troupe, from Gandhi-Ashram based NGO Manav Sadhna, will be in Los Angeles for just one night to share their inspiring story, planting and nurturing seeds of peace, inclusion, love and human connection. The show is in English and is great for all ages, young and old!  Catch a glimpse of their magic in this 2 minute Jai Jagat Trailer here!
Book your tickets here!
South Bay Families Connected - Resources for Elementary School Families
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 at This week, in the spotlight, are Camp Galileo and LIFT Enrichment: Summer Cooking at Pennekamp. Check them out along with all of the other exciting opportunities.  Any questions, feel free to contact Nancy Rosenburg, MBX Summer Program Coordinator at


Special thanks to our hardworking nominating committee which included Melissa Iacono, Lisa Jadon, Katie David, Jim Yi, Camille Checketts, Melanie Barrows and alternate Barbara Endrich, for presenting new Executive Board Member nominees for 2019-2020. 

A Riptide cheer also goes out to the Robinson Pride co-chairs, Katie David and Deanne Moore, for organizing Pride Day on Saturday, April 27 and for their tireless work each week beautifying our campus.  Thank you to all the families that volunteered on Saturday to clean up our school!

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
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

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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