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Frequently Used Terms

EDP Extended Day Program. The Manhattan Beach Extended Day
Program provides care before and/or after school at Robinson.
Families are encouraged to sign-up early for EDP. Please inquire
in the office about availability.
Enrichment Classes Sponsored by MBX, Robinson students (K-5) can supplement and
enrich their current educational experiences with a variety of fun
classes, held after school, including Chess, Spanish, Science, Art,
and more! For information, visit:
eScrip Register your grocery, department store, and all major credit cards
to help Robinson earn a percentage of the purchase value every
time you shop. Visit:
Family Buddy Program New families at Robinson are paired with experienced families
who can answer questions and help navigate the first year at
our school.
Fowler Field Robinson Elementary School’s grass field that is used during P.E., lunch and
recess. The field was named after Mr. John Fowler, a beloved past
P.E. teacher who mentored our students on character building.
GG Growing Great. Trained parent docents provide fun and interactive nutrition
lessons to teach children (Grades 3-5) how and why to make healthy food choices.
MBEF Manhattan Beach Education Foundation. MBEF is a nonprofit organization
that raises money to improve and enhance education for all students, grades K-12,
in Manhattan Beach public schools.
Room Parent A parent who acts as a liaison for communication between the teacher and other
parents in the class. Room Parents are also responsible for organizing class parties,
class gifts, and other events held throughout the year.
Parent Party This annual event is Robinson’s largest fundraiser. The adult-only party is a magical
night under the stars with dinner, dancing, and most of all, a way to give back to the
Robinson community. During the Parent Party, you will have an opportunity to bid on
silent and live auction items, as well as Party Book events.
Party Book Smaller fundraising parties, for children and adults, held throughout the year. Spots
are available for registered Parent Party guests to purchase via mobile bidding
auction software.
PTSA Parent Teacher Student Association. The PTSA helps fund site-specific needs at
Robinson and sustains the basic operation of the school, cultural arts experiences,
and academic enhancements.
Spirit Assemblies Morning assemblies that bring together the entire school and encourage Robinson students
to be Champions of Character. Parents are welcome to attend.
Spirit Wear Students are encouraged to wear Robinson clothing each Friday. To purchase your
Riptide spirit gear visit:
Tuesday Tide Robinson’s weekly newsletter sent via e-mail each Tuesday. To join the mailing list
YAA Young At Art. A hands-on program led by volunteer parent docents that provide
enriching experiences for all students (K-5) with art projects based on exemplary arts.