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Fun Run Club

The Fun Run is over, but our Run Club lives on! With the help of our weekly student runners, we have sailed across Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and Kansas. We have 5 Riptides who have logged at least 26.2 miles and earned a new pair of shoes for children in need in Lawndale: Matthew Fine, Jake Kinninger, Tristan Mork-Berenc, Lily Paquin and Miles Zielin. For those Riptides who have logged 26.2 miles by June 1st, the City of Manhattan Beach has graciously donated the use of Begg Pool for a celebratory pool party on June 2nd from 3:15 p.m.

Parent Party Spots Available

Martinis in Mumbai is happening ‪April 1st. Enjoy a fun Indian-inspired night with fun cocktails, yummy Indian food, henna tattoos, and great music! Buy your tickets to this fabulous night by clicking here.

Special Note from the Principal

As the weather starts to get warmer, I decided this might be a good time to remind everyone of some of the rules. No dogs on campus ay any time. Campus begins at the sidewalk.

2017 Robinson Talent Show

"It's Time to Get Your Act Together!” will take place on May 17th.
Dates to Note:
March 13th - Registration Opens. Online registration opens!  Please click here for all the preliminary information, new guidelines, and link to the online registration form. Information forms are also available in the school office.
March 20th - Talent show registration deadline

Growing Great Junior Chefs

You are invited to support our 5th grade Growing Great Jr. Chefs, who have created a garden-inspired dish to be featured this month at Manhattan House restaurant. Enjoy the “Rolling Riptides Broccolini Spaghetti” for the entire month of March. Wednesday March 8 will be Robinson night. Bring the whole family to the restaurant, located at 1019 Manhattan Beach Blvd.

New Robinson Apparel & Gear Now Available

New Robinson Apparel and Gear is here!!! Dry fit T’s, tanks, skirts, lightweight hoodies and more! Fantastic new truckers! Swell bottles, Legends socks and hair ties! Online sales are available and orders are fulfilled within 24 hours - faster than Amazon Prime! Onsite sales every Wednesday at 1:15 p.m.

Tour De Pier

GO TEAM MARLEY!  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all those who are participating or are interested in participating in the Tour de Pier this year on Team Marley!  To make this seamless, we will be selling "Team Marley" tee shirts and registering team riders this Thursday, March 2nd both before school (starting at 8am) and at pick-up at 12:40pm (min. day). 

2nd Annual Eclectic Ensembles Performance at Mira Costa

Join us for the 2nd Annual Eclectic Ensembles on Friday, March 10th from 6 – 9 p.m. Enjoy a fabulous pasta dinner from Buca di Beppo in the MCHS Café and move on to the Small Theater to hear live music by Eclectic Ensembles from our Grammy™ Award winning musicians. You’ll also have a chance to win some awesome raffle items too! Buy your tickets here for this popular event.

Parent Charity Soccer Tournament

Participate in the Parent Charity Soccer Tournament/Robinson Team on Saturday, May 6th @ Mira Costa’s Waller Stadium. We are currently putting together this year's Robinson parents' soccer team for the annual Jeff Goodrich Parents' Soccer Classic. Team Robinson will be playing against teams from each of the Manhattan Beach elementary schools, MBMS, Mira Costa and a few other South Bay teams during a charity soccer tournament held on Saturday, May 6th at Mira Costa's Waller Stadium.

Noon Supervisor

Support our students and our school by becoming a noon supervisor! Noon supervisors ensure students are safe, respectful, and responsible during lunch and on the playground by guiding play and games, resolving disputes, and keeping our amazing students safe. We are looking for 2 hours a day, around lunchtime (paid at $12.84/hour).  If you or someone you know is playful at heart, please consider joining our team!  Stop by or call our school office or Maria in our District’s Human Resources Department at 310-318-7345 ext. 5951 for more information.

Congratulations to the Spelling Bee Finalists

3rd Grade
Brown- Finalists Garrett Flynn and Sydney Huber; Alternate Cash Khorey
Whalley- Finalists Eric Tani and Thomas Newman; Alternate Lior Wolfson
Wissel- Finalists Dixon Karmindro Jr and Zeke Poznick; Alternate Chandler Stone

4th Grade
Weiss- Finalists Caroline Chu and Khai Rizkalla; Alternate Brock Lewis
Holz- Finalists Konrad Karmindro and Suriya Bowen; Alternate Sarah O'Grady
Nuttall-Finalists Ippei Lai and Tessa Yi;  Alternate Cash Lahive

Prepare for the Family Fun Run

Ready, Set…Run!  Every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:45 a.m. – 8:05 a.m., we have organized morning runs around Fowler Field before school begins. This is a great way to get in shape for the Family Fun Run! Students will earn a different colored shoe charm for each Fun Run Club they attend. Students who wear their vintage Family Fun Run T-Shirts or Robinson gear to the club on Thursdays will receive an additional dolphin charm! All grades & grownups welcome.

Junior Lifeguard Conditioning Program

Need help training for the Junior Guard Swim Test? Are you a returning Junior Guard looking for conditioning before this summer? Sign-up for our Junior Lifeguard Conditioning Program! We offer three sessions that take place at the Mira Costa High School pool and coincide with the three Junior Guard swim test dates. Participants must be 9 yrs. old (by July 1, 2017). The program is designed to refine basic skills, condition, and improve swimming times.

Meet the Masters Family Art Night

Looking for a fun and educational family night? Join us Friday, February 24 at 5:30pm – 8:00pm in the Robinson cafeteria for a wonderful hands-on art experience as Joan McMahon guides us through “Lautrec’s Lines” by featured artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. All are welcome to participate! This PTSA sponsored event will kick off at 5:30pm if you want pizza, 6:00pm if you’d rather be creative on an empty stomach! All materials will be provided. Just show up ready for a fun evening of art.

Neptunian Woman’s Club 39th Annual Art Contest

Imagine what it’s like to be the exhibiting artist in an Art Show…now enter the Neptunian Woman’s Club 39th Annual Art Contest and find out! The deadline to enter is February 10. Turn in your artwork and entry form to the school office by 3:00 p.m. Good luck!

Social Emotional Wellness Resources for Elementary School Parents

Read this month’s SBFC e-newsletter
This month’s e-newsletter features an article by MBUSD parent and therapist Leah Niehaus. Great info for all elementary school parents! Click here to access.
Don’t miss the curated gallery of articles and resources for the elementary school parent. Search for any topic of interest.

5th Grade Parent invitation to MBMS Discussion

MBMS and 5th grade families are invited to join in on the third installment in MBMS PTA’s Connected families book series discussion. MBMS Vice Principal, Margot Parker, will facilitate and direct parents through large and small group discussions centered around the book: “UnSelfie, Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World” by Michele Borba. Ed.D. It will take place on Friday, January 27, 8:15-9:30 a.m., at MBMS in the Multipurpose room.

Manhattan Beach Parks & Rec - Free Class Pass

The City of Manhattan Beach Parks & Rec Department is offering free trials of many of their classes the week of January 15! For details, click here.

Manhattan Beach Parks & Rec – Citizen Survey

The City of Manhattan Beach would like to know what classes or activities you’d like to see from Parks & Rec in 2017? Click here to share your ideas!