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Robbins Lane International Night 2017

On Friday March 31, 2017 Robbins Lane Elementary School held its first International Night, a program in the works since the beginning of the school year.

Thirteen countries were represented through informational booths set up throughout the perimeter of the school gymnasium. Parents took the initiative to plan these booths and the structure the event. Children had an opportunity to visit the booths and learn about the cultures of different countries. Upon arrival, students received a “passport” which was stamped at every booth they visited. In addition, there were cultural presentations, dances and performances from a number of countries. The “Cultural Food Court” provided an opportunity for students and parents to sample food from a number of countries. Three dishes were created from each represented country, providing a wide variety of food to satisfy everyone’s taste buds! Children were so enthusiastic to try out new flavors and parents were thrilled to have their children expanding their food repertoire!!!

By the end of the event, many parents and students agreed that this was one of Robbins Lane’s best events and they were grateful for the opportunity to gain an appreciation for the cultures of the world. A special thanks to all the vendors who contributed to the event, Robbins Lane principal, staff and PTA.

Robbins Lane PTA Holds Annual Carnival

The 2017 Robbins Lane Luau Carnival provided traditional carnival games such as "Can Smash" and "Hoop Shot," and new favorites like "Tic-tac-toe Basketball," for children of all ages to enjoy. Popcorn, cotton candy, and hot dogs were the snacks of the day as children took pictures at the luau-themed photo booth, had their face painted, made a fish craft and participated in other fun activities available. There were many raffles, including Disney World Park Hoppers, Mets tickets, and autographed baseballs and posters. Kids had tons of fun, enjoying relief from the cold and a day in the sun.

Robbins Lane Dances the Night Away

Robbins Lane School held its MVP (Most Valuable Person) dance on Friday, March 17.  The event was a huge success as each student invited a loved one to come do-si-do and have some fun line dancing!


Robbins Lane Students Read for PARP

This March, Robbins Lane Elementary School participated in the PARP (Pick A Reading Partner) program. The two-week long PTA-sponsored program encourages students to read at home with family members to develop a culture of reading outside the classroom. This year’s theme at Robbins Lane was “Under the Sea.” Parents and teachers were reminded to encourage their readers to get involved in reading and participating in fun reading-related activities.

PARP kicked off with award winning author, educator and storyteller Jason Edwards who engaged the students during schoolwide assembly with a collaborative story-telling experience. The Robbins Lane Book and Author committee also sponsored a day of captivating assemblies presented author Lisa Funari-Willever.  Two lucky readers per grade were chosen to have lunch with the author where they asked her questions about her work and her experience as a writer. The entire school brought home an grade-appropriate autographed book from Ms. Funari-Willever.

The class and top three students from each grade who logged the most minutes read received awards.  As a school, Robbins Lane read an amazing 86,733 minutes over the two-week period! Although PARP has ended, the thirst for reading still continues in our young readers. 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017