Dear Riptides,

I hope you’re enjoying the summer with your children.  I have spent some much needed time with Daniel and we’re both ready for a new school year!   Don’t forget to read for 20 minutes every day and have your child write about experiences you’ve had this summer.  Time to get those learning muscles ready for school!  I can’t wait to see you all soon.

Please stay tuned for next week's back-to-school newsletter, complete with the full 2019/2020 school calendar, back-to-school checklist, and more.  This newsletter will be sent to the enrolled student distribution list that includes email addresses of parents and guardians, as they were submitted to the district's Aeries portal for student registration.  If you are not on that list but would like to continue to receive our newsletter, please sign-up here or send an email to

Jackie O’Sullivan
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Robinson News & Programs

2019-2020 Open PTSA Committee Chairs
Interested in volunteering for a PTSA Committee this school year?  We are currently looking for chairs for the positions listed below.  Please contact Andrea Barker ( or Shana Kish ( to learn more & volunteer.

MBEF Skecher's Walk Coordinator 
Battle of the Books
Book Fair Co-Chair
Lost and Found
Robinson Pride/ Beautification
Golden Dustpan
Spelling Bee
Growing Gardens
New Family Buddy Program
The New Family Buddy Program is getting ready to launch and we're looking for host families.  This is a fun way to meet incoming students and families, show them around the school, and give them a warm welcome to Robinson.   If you're interested in volunteering, please reach out to Leah Duke and Michelle Cobb
Community Service - School Supply Drive
Let’s start the school year off right by helping kids experiencing homelessness get the school supplies they need.  While you are doing your own school shopping, please take time to think about less fortunate children in our city.  Supplies will be collected in a labelled bin outside the school office, starting Monday, 8/19 through Friday, 8/30.  Supplies needed included: new back packs, pencil cases, markers, crayons, pencils, erasers, pencil sharpeners, binders, flashcards, graph paper, mini-staplers and wide-ruled paper.  All supplies will be delivered to School on Wheels, a nonprofit that helps tutor the homeless children of Southern California.  
Reflections Art Program 2019/2020
Reflections is a PTA sponsored national art contest in which students create works for a specific theme - next year's theme is "Look Within".  3rd/4th/5th Graders are encouraged to begin brainstorming ideas over the summer and consider submitting a piece of original artwork via sketch, painting, sculpture, story, poem, photo, or dance piece for 2019/2020 contest. Deadlines will be communicated next school year.  For more information on the national program, click here for information.


Thank You to our wonderful Robinson parent volunteers:
Lisa Stott, Anna Womack, Shana Kish, Christina Holman, Caryn Saxena, Anna Engleman, Jennifer Chung, Dana Lupton, Lisa Meyer, Amber Fatheree, Shana Kish, Deanne Moore, Tamy Benshaul, Tania Heise, Jessica Slusser, Danielle Spiewak, Karissa Marsh, Camille Checketts, Lauren Wells, Stephanie Schroeder, Nikol Fisher, Dana Lupton, Cheryl DeSisto, Dina Stephens, Melissa Kim, Anna Engleman, Chelsea Zielin, Lisa Meyer, Riscilla Christensen, Marina Fine, Cheryl DeSisto, Janeen Caleo, Rob Stone, Mandy Gregory, Neeraj Rotondo & Karissa Marsh for all your support and tireless work this year as Room Parents.
Clare Flynn and Corina McGovern for organizing the Growing Great program and to our classroom docents Cheryl Desisto, Fernanda Peixoto, Jocelyn Blanco, Jen Rakar, Zisha Yamano, Mandy Gregory, Gemma Saul, Laura Trodd, Amy Digiaro, Mariana Enson, Nancy Soni, Camille Checketts, Kristy Jones, Lynn Stone, Kathleen Hughes, Caro Moreaux, Stephanie Schroeder, Clare Flynn, Corina McGovern, Karen Horasz and Stacy Myrose.
Karissa Marsh and Corina McGovern for creating a wonderful Robinson Yearbook along with Shana Gray, Amy Digiaro, Marina Fine, Lisa Jadon, Ron Escopete,Valerie Langenberg, Mariana Enson, Jamie Paquin, Eric Kjellberg, Melissa Kim, Leah Duke, Deanne Moore, Dana Lupton and Lisa Meyer.
Mandy Gregory, Kristy Kallis, Lynn Stone, Neeraj Rotondo and Jess McGee for serving as 5th Grade Event Coordinators.
Mandy and Heath Gregory and Karissa Marsh for working so hard on the 5th grade performances and video. 
Chickie Leonard, Nikol Fisher, Thuy Pham, Fernanda Peixoto, Amintha Hodges, Denise Wolf and Lisa Stanton for the year-long fundraising efforts that helped support our 5th grade culmination activities. And thank you to the 60+ other amazing 5th grade parents who helped to create a memorable celebration.
Mariana Enson, Amy Digiaro and Chelsea Zielin for organizing another fantastic Summer Fest event for the entire school community to enjoy.


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