Dear Riptides:
I want to compliment your children for their patience during this record setting rainy season!  We have such well-behaved, kind children but being stuck inside can be challenging for anyone and they’ve been fantastic!  So, kudos to you for raising strong leaders!!    
Our drop off and pickup situation continues to be a safety issue and I hate to keep bringing it up, but… We noticed that if there are adults monitoring drop off /pickup in front of school, traffic flows well and no one leaves their car unattended.  However, when adults are not there, things get a little scary with double parking and cars going around parked cars in the drop off lane.  So, to review:
  1. There is no parking and leaving your car unattended on Francisco Street or in the drop off loop in the front of school during the posted times - 7:45-9:00am and 1:00-3:00pm on school days. Please help to move with the flow of traffic and pull forward when the space in front of you becomes available.
  2. The staff parking lots on 1st Street and Francisco are for staff only and are not places to drop or pick up students.
Thank you for your help with this most important issue!  Not only is it a safety issue, but the MBPD will be giving tickets for cars not adhering to the posted signs.
Lastly, dogs are not allowed on school property. If you walk to school with your furry friend, they may not go beyond the gates or wait for you in the parking lot.  Thank you for understanding.

Jackie O’Sullivan
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Upcoming Dates
Ongoing: Kids Heart Challenge*
3/5: VOTE - City of MB Municipal Election Day
3/5 & 3/7: Run Club Obstacle Course
3/6: Deadline to Register for the Family Fun Run and secure a T-shirt size!
3/9: Summer Camp Expo*
3/9: Gelson's Give Back with MBEF*
3/11: Cyber Cop Presents "Parenting in the Digital World"*
3/11: Talent Show Registration Opens*
3/12: Spirit Assembly*, 8:30AM
3/13: After School Beach Clean-Up with Grades of Green & Heal the Bay*, 1:30 - 3PM
3/14: Open House, 5:30 PM
3/15: Minimum Day, 12:40 PM Release
3/15: Incoming Kinder/TK Orientation
3/16: Family Fun Run*, 8:00 AM
3/18: Talent Show Registration Deadline*
3/22: Meet the Masters Family Art Night*
3/24: MBEF Presents "How to Raise an Adult"*
* Details Below
  • Run Club is offered every Tuesday & Thursday @ 7:45 on Fowler Field
  • Apparel shop is open every Wednesday @ 1:15 near the Cafeteria
Robinson Talent Show
Get your act together!  Talent show registration opens on March 11th, and will close on March 18th.  We will post a link to the guidelines and registration next week.  In the meantime, we’ve listed some important dates below.  Questions may be directed to Lisa Jadon.

Registration opens: 3/11
Registration closes: 3/18
Music due: Wed, 4/16
Check point days: Tues, 4/16 & Wed, 4/17
Rehearsal: Mon, 5/20
Show: Wed, 5/22

Robinson Events & News

Ongoing: Kids Heart Challenge with the American Heart Association
Thanks to Coach B for leading this community service program!  Please see Mrs. O'Sullivan's email for more details. Your family can get started by downloading the Kids Heart Challenge App: click here for iPhone and Android apps OR go online at and search Robinson Elementary School. Have fun making a difference!
3/5 & 3/7: Run Club Obstacle Course @ 7:45AM, Fowler Field
We are in the final s t r e t c h for Run Club this year!!  With the Fun Run just one month away, we are stepping up the fun and introducing some activities to get the kids excited for the big race.  We hope to see you bright and early!
3/11: Parent Education Night with Cyber Cop, @ 6:30-8:30PM, Pacific Elementary School
The Cyber Cop will come to talk to parents about “Parenting in the Digital World.” This event is for adults only and the content will be targeted towards 4th/5th grade parents, however, any MBUSD parent is welcome to attend. Click here to register.
Click here for more information.
3/12: Spirit Assembly: Be Responsible & Be Safe @ 8:30AM, Amphitheater
Please join us for the final character assembly of the school year.  Stay after drop-off and enjoy a cup of coffee, provided by the PTSA, followed by the Student Council lead assembly. PLUS… the 1st graders will have a special surprise role in this assembly – you won’t want to miss it. Awards will be given to students for academic excellence and strong character traits of Responsibility and Safety. Please plan to attend.
3/13: After School Beach Clean-Up with Grades of Green & Heal the Bay, @ 1:30 - 3PM, 4th Street
Robinson has partnered with Heal the Bay to adopt 4th Street Beach.  Come out after school on Wednesday, 3/13 to help clean it up.  Click here for student sign-ups. Participants must bring a completed waiver of liability on the day of the clean up. 

Students should plan to meet at the flag pole right after school and we will walk down to 4th Street Beach as a group and help clean the beach. Pick up is 3 PM at 4th Street and The Strand. 
3/16: Family Fun Run @ 8AM, Robinson Blacktop
Click here to sign up for the 19th Annual Family Fun Run. Register by March 6 to secure a T-shirt size AND help your class win a Jamba Juice party (awarded to the class with the most registrants)!  This event is open to students, siblings, parents, grandparents, and the Robinson community! If you're not a runner - we still need you to help staff the race course and cheer on our runners. Please contact Kristy Caldwell.
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 (places are limited). 

MBUSD & Community News

3/5: City of MB Municipal Election Day - VOTE!
Parents & Teachers who are residents of Manhattan Beach - don't forget to vote on Tuesday, March 5 for the two Manhattan Beach City Council Member openings and Measure A. Have your voice heard! These folks will be representing you for the next several years on important issues such as safety, school funding and more. For more details and information on where to vote, click here
3/9: Summer Camp Expo, 10AM - 2PM, MBMS
Come join families from all over the South Bay at this year's MEADOWS CAMP EXPO at MANHATTAN BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL GYM.  Amazing camp options for your kids, a silent auction and delicious food truck fare for sale including Cousins Maine Lobster and pizza from The Urban Oven! Admission is FREE! Click here for details.
3/9: Gelson's Gives Back – Support our Schools
Join MBEF at Gelson’s Market on Saturday, March 9th for a celebration of our community! Your groceries will mean dollars for our schools – Gelson’s is donating 5% of every purchase to the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation! The day will be filled with music from our school bands, tips on healthy family meals from Gelson's exclusive Registered Dietician, food sampling, activities for the kids, and wine tasting in the afternoon. Mark your calendars and don’t miss it!
3/16: Casting Call: MasterChef Junior
MasterChef Junior will be holding an open casting call in the Los Angeles area and they’re looking for interested young chefs. Click here to learn how to pre-register.
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: 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.

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
We hope you and your students can join in some of the upcoming Party Book parties!  There are lots of great ideas - so check out the upcoming parties and click here to reserve your spot today!
Party Theme Who's Invited?   Date Ticket Price
Reptile Party TK 3/6 $75.00
Safety Workshop Kids K-4 3/14 $75.00
Bad Moms Scavenger Hunt  Moms 3/16   $100
Ladies Bunco Night Moms 4/13 $75

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. 
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