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Dear Robinson Family,

On behalf of the PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association), we warmly welcome you and all Riptide families to the 2017-2018 school year at Robinson Elementary. We are especially proud of our distinguished honors, including a nomination as a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School, a 971 API score and #3 ranking for our school district in all of California.

Despite our track record of excellence, state funding for our schools remains 49th in the nation. This funding is not enough to support the education that Manhattan Beach schools consistently provide and our families expect. Thanks to the generosity of school families like yours, Robinson’s PTSA and the Manhattan Beach Educational Foundation (MBEF) work together to fill the gap where state dollars fall short, thereby sustaining a stable and high-quality education.


Your participation in Robinson’s PTSA and MBEF is vital. To help maximize your support of the PTSA and MBEF, we are reducing the number of PTSA fundraisers throughout the year.

Join the PTSA  $20/member
Donate to PTSA $225/student
Donate to MBEF (link is external) $1,750/student Go to

If you have any questions about school funding and the PTSA and MBEF appeals, please feel free to contact the Robinson PTSA Board officers below. 

Thank you for your generosity! We look forward to a terrific year ahead.


Andrea Barker & Kristen Borland                 Jen Fenton                                     Geraldine Pepemehmetoglu
Co-Presidents                                              PTSA VP of Membership               MBEF Liaison