Robinson eNews

April 15, 2016

In this issue

  1. Calendar At-A-Glance
  2. Spring Social
  3. EIghth Grade Celebration
  4. Plano West Swim & Dive Team Tryouts
  5. ImPact Testing for Athletes (attachment)
  6. Take Your Child to Work Day (attachment)
  7. Join Jasper eNews
  8. Jasper Jazz Spring Show
  9. Nurse’s Notes
  10. MealViewer: New from FANS
  11. Plano West Summer Hockey (attachment)
  12. Plano West Summer Basketball Clinic (attachment)
  13. Vines Vikettes Spring Show


April 23 – Spring Social, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the Tom Muehlenbeck Center

April 25 (Monday) – Bond Information Meeting at Vines High School (presentation room), 1401 Highedge Drive, Plano, TX 75075

April 28 (Thursday) – Bond Information Meeting at Shepton High School (library),

5505 Plano Parkway, Plano, TX 75093

May 4 – Algebra I EOC Exam

May 7 – Election Day, including bond vote. Robinson MS is a polling place.

May 9 – STAAR Math 6 & 7th grades

May 10 – STAAR Reading 6 & 7th; Reading 8th

May 11 – STAAR Science 8th

May 12 – STAAR Social Studies 8th

May 20 – Eighth Grade Celebration

Plano ISD 2015-16 Calendar At-a-Glance:

Spring Social!

RMS Annual Spring Social

Saturday, April 23 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Tom Muhlenbeck Center, 5801 W Parker Rd, Plano, TX 75093.

Swimming, basketball, ping-pong etc., pizza and drinks.

Cost is $5 per person.

Attention All Robinson 8th Graders: Eighth Grade Celebration!

You are invited to Keep calm and celebr8. Mark your calendar for Friday, May 20 from 7- 9 p.m. in the Robinson Gym for an 8th grade celebr8ion. There will be lots of incredible prizes and all you have to do is be there to win!!! You don’t want to miss this! And what is a party without pizza, dessert and drinks! Don’t forget to stop by the photo booth for your celebr8tion keepsake. We can’t wait to see you there.

Get ready to Keep calm and celebr8!

Plano West Swim & Dive Team Tryouts

There will be a mandatory Parent Meeting for all parents of students interested in trying out for the Plano West Swim team: Wednesday, May 4 at 6:30 pm in the Presentation Room at Plano West. (The team is open to students attending Jasper, Shepton and West for the 2016-2017 school year.) Swimmers are encouraged to attend this meeting.

New Swimmer Tryouts will be held Saturday, May 7, 7:00-9:00 am at Tom Muehlenbeck Center. This is for any swimmer who is not currently on the Plano West Swim Team. Tryouts will start promptly at 7am. Please RSVP to Coach Bobo at . Swimmers will need competition suits, goggles, and caps. The try-out will be a swim practice designed to assess the swimmers' competitive swimming skills (including all strokes), ability to work as a part of a team, and competitive drive. A flyer with this information is available in the school office if needed.

The Diving Team works out at Oak Point Recreation Center at 7:00 AM Monday thru Friday. Come by and meet Coach Solow. For tryout information contact the coach at .

ImPact Testing for Athletes

The Plano I.S.D. is implementing Impact Testing for student/athletes. This computer-generated test will create a baseline in the event and athlete is diagnosed with a concussion. This will assist in evaluating our return to play protocol.

This test is NOT MANDATORY; however, if you are interested in having your child tested the procedure takes approximately one hour and there will be a fee of two dollars ($2.00 ). The testing will take place on May 14 at Plano West Senior High School. Testing will begin at 8 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Information flyer and a registration form are attached.

Take Your Child to Work Day

Attached is a letter from Plano ISD regarding Take Your Child to Work Day.

In the event your child plans to participate in the “Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day” program on April 28, 2016, we wanted you to be aware of the approach and practice of the Plano Independent School District.

Join Jasper eNews

Eighth grade families going to Jasper next year, we strongly encourage you to go ahead and sign up for the Jasper E-news. You will automatically be put on the Jasper e-news August 1, but we do not want you to miss any important information we share through e-news throughout the summer. This can be completed by going to parent portal: or to eNews at

We look forward to everyone joining the Jasper family next year!!

Jasper Jazz Spring Show

Tickets on Sale Now for Jasper Jazz Spring Show “The Heist”
Show dates: April 29 and April 30
Tickets $10 pre-order/$12 at the door

Jazz. Jasper Jazz. The Jasper Jazz will dazzle at “The Heist,” this year’s Spring Show featuring a James Bond theme. The performance celebrates 20 years of dance excellence. Mark your calendars for the evening of Friday, April 29 or Saturday, April 30 at Jasper High School. Tickets are $10 pre-order by April 15 at or $12 at the door. And if you purchased a 20th anniversary commemorative t-shirt, don’t forget to wear it to the Spring Show. Pre-orders will be available for pickup at the Spring Show.

Nurse’s Notes

Please plan ahead for your 6th grader to obtain his or her required 7th grade vaccinations for next fall. Students are required to have a Tdap booster (within the last 5 years) and one meningococcal vaccine before starting 7th grade. Once these vaccinations are obtained, a copy of his or her updated vaccination record signed by the doctor is needed in the clinic. Some 6th graders have already received these vaccines and are ready to start 7th grade; however, the majority have not, so make your appointments as soon as possible with your child’s doctor! If you have any questions at all, please contact our nurse, Christie Camizzi, RN, at (469)752-6209.

MealViewer, brought to you by Food and Nutritional Services

Food and Nutritional Services (FANS) is pleased to announce MealViewer, a new on-line communication tool for menus and nutritional information to meet your needs. It comes as a web and APP version. Parents can retrieve menus and dietary information anywhere anytime – a great way to assist in meal planning, including allergens and nutritional information.

Parents can follow the links listed below to access the announcement. FANS provided instructions on the website to assist parents on how to retrieve menus/allergen/nutritional information. It is very easy to use.


Plano West Hockey Club Summer Season

Come join the Plano West Hockey Club this summer!! Summer season starts May 1 and runs through July 17. Playoffs start July 24. CURRENT 7th - 11th GRADERS ARE ELIGIBLE. See the attached flyer for more details.

Go to to register.

Plano West Summer Basketball Camp

This is Coach Morgan, head boys basketball coach at Plano West Sr. High. We’re back! Time again for our summer sport camps and clinics. Looking for summer activities for your kids? Consider our basketball clinic for all West Cluster elementary and middle schools. Flyer is attached.

Vines Vikettes Spring Show

Vines High School Vikettes spring show, "The Body of Dance" is being held on April 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Vines High School. Tickets can be purchased prior to the show at the door for $10.00. Come see a fantastic night of dance and support the Vines High School Vikettes.

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