RIBLI Newsletter
January 17, 2019
In This Issue
Dates to Note 
  • Mon., Jan. 21     No School
  • Wed., Jan. 23    Class of 2021 Programming Forms Due
  • Thu., Jan. 24     Reports Cards available on-line
  • Thu., Jan. 31     Coffee Talk: For Parents of IB Seniors
  • Fri., Feb. 08       No School
Please check the  RHS Calendar for updates, A/B schedule and  other dates to note.
PSAT Scores

All students that sat for the PSAT in October of 2018 should have received their score report through their Homeroom teachers last week.  Please keep the information as it has many useful tools and links you can use to better help your student at the individual level.  Students will also be able to access a full report through Collegeboard.org.  Don't forget that the volunteers in The Cube are here to help any students take advantage of the free resources available to all of our students.  
Parents of Class of 2021
 
Sophomore Programming sheets are due in the IB Office by January 23rd.  
Parents, please take some time to review the RHS IB Programming at  https://rhsibprogramming.weebly.com/  (or click below) where you will find a description of all of the HL and SL options for the required courses. Your student will have a pink programming sheet that you will need to sign and have them return.  Please contact the IB Office should you have any specific questions.

Report Cards: Mark Your Calendars

Reports Cards will be made available for students and families beginning January 24th at https://reportcards.sdhc.k12.fl.us/.  Please remember that the best way to communicate with your child's teacher is through Edsby.
Coffee Talk: For Parents of IB Seniors
January 31, 8:45a 
in the Media Center
 
Parents of our IB Seniors are invited to join Mr. Johnson and Mrs. George at our next Coffee Talk on Thursday, January 31 at 8:45 a.m. They will be  discussing what to expect heading into the final months of senior year, such as: reviewing for exams, graduation, closing out the IB Diploma, etc. 
A Message of Hope for Parents

While the often hectic holiday season is over, many of our families will be shifting into the transition to college for our seniors or gearing up for the college application process for our juniors. This can be a time of anticipation and excitement, as well as stress or even disappointment.  The Cube volunteer team and Mrs. George would like to recommend the following article from the Georgia Tech Admission Blog, "Hope for the New Year", by Rick Clark, posted Jan. 7, 2019.   It's an excellent read for all of our IB Parents.  

http://pwp.gatech.edu/admission-blog/2019/01/07/hope-for-the-new-year/
CAS Opportunities
 
The Gasparilla Festival of the Arts has many volunteer opportunities available during   March 2-3, 2019.   They are using SignUp.com.
 
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
 
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/zmHnouB
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
Feed Your Crowd, Help Our Seniors!

Please help our IB Seniors raise money for this year's IB Class of 2019 Senior Banquet.  The Banquet Committee is selling $10 PDQ Gift Cards for only $7 each.  It's a great deal for dinner on the run or after school snacks. PDQ has a range of convenient platters that would be an easy and delicious addition to y our Gasparilla Gathering or Big Game Day party! Save money by ordering PDQ gift cards to use toward your party platters.  Click here to browse PDQ's menu.

Please contact rhsibseniorbanquet@gmail.com to place your gift card order.  Ordering is easy and your PDQ gift cards will be delivered quickly. 
Prospective IB Student Updates

The application window for all students wishing to enter Robinson High School's IB Program for the 2019-2020 school year has ended.  We still have a few spots available for any students that have applied and wish to Shadow for a Day on February 4th.  Students may reserve a spot by registering here:  Shadow at Robinson IB If you have any questions about Robinson HS's IB program or Student Shadowing, you can contact Matthew Johnson, ACP of Magnet Curriculum at  MatthewR.Johnson@sdhc.k12.fl.us .  

All families will be notified in early February on their acceptance of any HCPS Magnet Programs to which they have applied.  

There will be a limited number of open seats available for new students to enter the RHS IB Program as Sophomores next year. Interested students must apply through the Magnet Application process.  Please contact the HCPS Magnet Office with any questions.  
Nominate Our Teachers

Bay News 9 is starting a new initiative in January called  A+ Teachers .  They are asking students or their parents to nominate amazing teachers who go out of their way every day to ensure student success.  Bay News 9 will pick a teacher from the nominees and come out to Robinson to visit their classroom. They produce a feature story on what makes the teacher an awesome educator. Students and Parents, please send an email to  teachers@charter.com  and explain what makes their teacher A+!
RIBLI Support for Students
RIBLI provides financial support for students in need of assistance to purchase school books or supplies, to pay fees, or obtain necessary equipment to participate in sports and other extracurricular activities, or to complete summer assignments. 
  To submit a confidential request for financial support from RIBLI, email robinsonhighib@gmail.com .
IB CONTACTS

IB VP of Magnet Curriculum:

For other RHS IB Faculty 
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