Thursday Notes 
The Raskob Parent Association Weekly Newsletter
August 22, 2013
Message from RPA President

Thank you everyone that made it to the Welcome Tea and for signing up for so many of the volunteer opportunities.  We had a great turnout and a great response to filling the volunteer jobs. We will contact you during the next several weeks about the jobs that you signed up for and we will post the jobs that remain open in the in the coming weeks through Thursday Notes and on the RPA website when its back up. Our next Raskob Parents' Association meeting (open to all parents and guardians) will be on September 4th from 8:30 to 10:00 AM. If you would like to attend via Skype please let us know as this is an option we are considering. The agenda for the meeting will be posted in next week's Thursday Notes. Please feel free to contact me, Marianne Mitosinka, with any ideas or if you have any questions about the RPA at

I hope to see you all the Back to School BBQ on Saturday.


RPA Activities
Lake Temescal Park Map (click to see larger image)
Back To School BBQ

Saturday, August 24
4:00-7:00 PM
Lake Temescal Park
(Broadway side entrance)

Spend a few hours getting to know new Raskob families or reconnecting with old friends. The RPA will have the grills ready so please bring your own food to grill and a dish or beverages to share. Check out our online sign-in form for details about what to bring. 

Please note: We will be at the picnic area next to play structure on the Broadway entrance side which is adjacent to HWY 24. There is a large parking lot but please note that East Bay Regional Park District charges $5 for parking on the weekends. For questions please contact Noel Hansen at
Other optional items to bring: balls, Frisbees, stomp rockets, etc. 
New Option for Your Raskob Parent Association Dues--You can now pay for your membership dues via credit card.

Remember all Raskob parents and guardians are automatic members of the RPA, it's the membership dues that are voluntary. The collection of dues is an important fundraiser for the RPA which is why the RPA Board has set a 100% participation goal for the collection of dues this school year. The suggested donation amount is $50, however, you can choose the amount that is right for your family.

Once you fill out the form(s) please turn it into Marlen Valle in the front office.

Raskob Parent Association Credit Card Payment Form

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If you have questions, or need assistance please contact VP of Fundraising Lisa Crawford -
School Activities
Pizza Forms Due August 28

Each school year the 8th grade class is sells pizza to raise money for their annual skip day in June. We hope that you choose to participate and take a break once a week from packing a lunch while supporting a worthy cause! The meal deal includes pizza and water.  

If you would like your student to have pizza on Wednesdays beginning September 4 then click here to download, fill out the form and turn it in with payment in cash by August 28 to Marlen Valle in the front office.


Next Week - Parent Education Workshop

"ReSETTing the Framework for Considering Assistive Technology"

Presented by Assistive Technology Specialist  from  Center for Accessible Technology  Jennifer McDonald-Peltier, MS, ATP.


Two opportunities to attend the discussion/workshop for parents and guardians on campus:  

Tuesday August 27th  9-10:30am

Wednesday August 28th 6:30-8pm


For more information and for your RSVP please email or call Marlen Valle in the Raskob front office - or 510-436-1275. 


In This Issue
Quick Links

Parking Permit Application Form 

Summer Mailing Forms

Important Dates
 Aug. 24
Back to School BBQ
4:00-7:00 PM
Lake Temescal Park

Aug. 26

After School Program begins

Sept. 2
School Holiday--Labor Day

Sept. 4

RPA Meeting
California Room
8:30-10:00 AM
(if you would like to attend this meeting via Skype please send an email saying so to:

Sept. 11

Back to School Night
6:00-7:30 PM


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