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Crazy Hair Rocker Day this Friday, December 15

Let's go crazy with Robinson spirit and color. style or wear a fun wig with any rock band t-shirt that you have -- or make your own. Show your wild fun side this Friday on Crazy Hair Rocker Day!

Message From the Principal

Oh what fun it was to ride on a one horse open sleigh last Wednesday! If you missed the Manhattan Beach Santa Float, I was lucky enough to be one of Santa’s elves. I will do it again on Thursday of this week. It is always so much fun to see so many of you outside of school. Check the Santa tracker website to see when the float will be in your neighborhood. If the float will be in your area on Thursday, keep your eyes open for Elf Jackson.

Mark Your Calendar

Wednesday, December 13: MBUSD Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., District Office

Tuesday & Thursday, December 12th and 14th: Kindergarten Parent/Teacher Goal Setting Conferences (Regular Schedule)

December 22 – January 5: Winter Recess

Monday, January 15: No School, Martin Luther King Day

Thursday, January 25: PTSA General Session Meeting, 5:30 p.m. in HUB

Mindful Mondays at Robinson, Sponsored by your PTSA

Joanie Plake, founder of Breathe & Learn, will be leading 3 mindfulness and yoga workshops in December for the Robinson School community. The goal of each workshop is to create time for parents and their children to connect and deepen their relationship through unique yoga and mindfulness activities.

Sign-up to Sponsor a Child for the Holidays

This year, our school is sponsoring several families participating in the Holidays From the Heart program at Children's Hospital LA. This program seeks to create hope for families by fulfilling their basic needs and alleviating some of the stress felt during the holiday season.  Holiday staff members identify and nominate CHLA families that are financially unable to provide for themselves and their children during the holiday season, and invite them to participate in the Holidays From the Heart program. 

Holiday Preorder SCRIP Gift Cards

It’s that time of year!  Start your holiday shopping by ordering SCRIP gift cards & certificates for everyone on your holiday list and support Robinson at the same time.
Preordering SCRIP is simple.

Spelling Bee Committee Now Forming

Hello all you Robinson busy bees! Do you love learning new words, school spirit, or the idea of you or your child being the country's best speller? If yes, this committee is for you! Please contact Jen Berlinger at 310-293-6700 if you are interested. Very little time commitment, fun group, and huge rewards for our Robinson students! We need student's help as well as parents! Our school-wide spelling bee will be sometime in February, more details coming soon!

This Program Benefits the Entire Student Body

MBUSD is proud to support physical education led by trained educators in our elementary schools. Each week, our credentialed and passionate PE teachers provide 100 minutes of physical education – instilling an early love of sportsmanship, teamwork, and exercise. This healthy addition to our curriculum is made possible by your support. Please give generously today.

What does the PTSA mean to your child?

The PTSA is our Riptide community and it unites every parent, teacher and student at Robinson.  The PTSA means your child can participate in Young At Art, Growing Great, the 3 Piggy Opera, and Hip Hop.  The PTSA means your child is learning with MakerSpace activities, writing resources and classroom supplies.  The PTSA means your child is safe because of campus improvements and on-site security cameras.  And the PTSA means your child is having fun with field trips, iPads and yearbooks. 

DirectorySpot – Online Robinson Directory

Attention all PTSA Members! Your membership has given you access to DirectorySpot, our online directory! New families to Robinson can download the DirectorySpot app, login with their email address and set a password when prompted. If you already have a DirectorySpot account registered to the same email address, no action will be required on your part.

School Handbook

Here is a quick reminder of a couple of rules for Robinson students that can be found online in our School Handbook (

Party Book

The Robinson Party Book is still open for purchase!!  Upcoming parties for November with spots still available are: 5th Grade Girls Bowling, 4th Grade Boys Pool & Play on Minimum Day, 2nd Grade Nerf Tag & Target, 4th & 5th Boys Nerf Battle Royale, 1st Grade Gametruck & SoulCycle.  And there are many more spots still availabe to fabulous parties throughout the year!! Go here to browse and buy!!

Music: An Instrument for Learning

Studies by the U.S. Department of Education show that music in schools helps children learn math, as well as improve cognitive development. Over time, kids with music programs in their schools demonstrate higher math and science proficiency by a significant margin. The strong foundation in music developed in elementary grades has led to our Grammy winning program at Mira Costa. Investing in our Annual Appeal ensures that your child will have music in grades 1-12.


We have some VERY COLORFUL pillowcases left over from the Home Town Fair!!! they are $5 each and are great for
1) Halloween candy bags
2) a kids room
3) extra pillowcase for sleepovers and/or camp!

They will be available tomorrow (Wed) after school and again at the Assembly on Friday for $5 each… feel free to send you child with money OR  you can venmo Tenley at "Tenley-Prince” and she will make sure your child gets to pick the one they want :o)
Thanks for supporting Robinson!

2017-2018 Student Council

Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Student Council:

President: Katie Phillips

Vice President: Win Gurney

Spirit Commissioner: Ford Finster

Character Counts Commissioner: Jenna Brodkin

Ambassador Commissioner: Sarah O’Grady

Community Service Commissioner: Sofia Stephens

Going Green: Caroline Chu

Recorder: Gray Rappoport

Important Reminders and Dates

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Reminders
It is important to keep the traffic flowing during drop-off and pick-up times. Please adhere to these important rules and advise caregivers of them as well (please ensure that caregivers who do not speak English fully understand these policies):

Back-to-School Apparel

We're getting ready for school to start up again. Robinson Apparel is back again! Pick yours out today! Go online to the Robinson Store or visit the Apparel Sales table on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.

Dog Policy

As a reminder, dogs are never permitted on campus under any circumstances, regardless of whether they are on a leash, carried, or in a purse.  Certified service dogs are the only exception to this policy.

MCHS Social Emotional Wellness Committee

Wondering what the Social Emotional Wellness Committee at MCHS has been working on all year? What is Challenge Success anyway? Here are two opportunities for the community to learn more and get involved. Click here for more information.