Thursday Notes 
The Raskob Parent Association Weekly Newsletter
 
September 19, 2013                                                                                       Volume 1   Issue 5 
RPA Activities & Announcements
Drum roll please ........ IT'S HERE!

The long awaited and much talked about parent association section of the Raskob School website. You can access it several ways:
 
1. Use the official URL - www.raskobrpa.org
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2. Use the clickable "For Parents" link on the top navigation bar of the Raskob Day School website.
3. Lastly, you will find a link at the bottom of Thursday Notes.
 
But before you check out the site, take a minute to read about a few of the new and useful features.
 
Google Calendar - the Google calendar is designed to have up-to-date, real time information about all the important events, activities, games, paperwork deadlines, etc. The best part is, is that you can subscribe to one or more of the various calendars that you find most useful to you.
 
Volunteer Hours Tracking Form - now you will be able to utilize an online form to submit your volunteer hours. Remember we are all responsible for 20 volunteer hours a year.
 
Thursday Notes - Announcements Submission Form - need an announcement to appear in an upcoming issue of Thursday Notes? All you need to do is fill out this form. The only thing we ask is that you submit your items by 5pm on the Monday prior to the Thursday that you want your announcement to appear. Secondly, please adhere to the criteria of what is appropriate for Thursday Notes.

Faculty, Staff and RPA Board - need to email a teacher, your student's case manager/advisor, an administrator or an RPA board member and your having trouble locating an email address? You can find direct links now on the RPA site.
 
Volunteer Opportunities - Do want to volunteer, but aren't sure what to do or what might be needed? We now have a listing of all volunteer positions, jobs, committees, etc. with a description (some we are still working on) and an indication of whether it is a vacant volunteer job or not.
 
Resources - Google Group - we now have a forum for the Raskob Community to share ideas and resources, post a question, communicate with each other about a carpool need and even share and ask for a recommendation. Join our new Google group today simply by sending an email to raskobrpa@googlegroups.com and type subscribe in the subject line.
 
Raskob Cares - this new committee is set up to be used on as needed basis and provide the Raskob community with a vehicle to access a little extra help when life throws you an unexpected curve ball.
 
Fundraising -  There are many things that you are already doing that could benefit Raskob such as shopping online. Be  sure to check out "Shop to Support Raskob" as well as the eScrip mall and Amazon Links before you make your next online purchase.

Please take a few minutes to look through the pages of the RPA site. It is designed as a tool and resources for everyone in our community. If you find that something is missing, wrong, or if you have an idea of something to add to the website please let us know by contacting Bridget VP of Communications for the RPA board.

Lastly, but by no means least, please join me in extending a huge thank to 6th grade parent Debbie Degenshein for all the hours and hours of back end work she did to take all of the ideas and brainstorming and turn it into this incredible resource. Debbie, thank you!
Important Parent Survey
Raskob parents and caregivers please take a moment to fill out this very quick survey to let us know what adult education topics are of most interest to you.  We will focus our parent education programming according to your feedback.  Simply click this link and take a minute or two to reply. Your response is needed by September 25.  Don't hesitate to contact Marjorie Stamper-Kurn with questions. Many thanks.
In This Issue
Quick Links


 2013-2014 Parent Roster

School Notes

Room Parent List

Important Dates
Sept. 25
Parent Ed Survey Deadline

 Sept. 26
Make-up Photo Day

Oct. 2
Raskob Parent Association Meeting
8:30-9:30 AM
California Room
 
Oct.7
No School - Staff Development Day

Resources

Now located on the RPA website under Resources


The deadline for submissions for Thursday Notes is Monday at 5pm. Please fill out the online form, if you have any announcements, events, feedback, or calendar items you want to share. 
For questions, please contact Bridget Rivezzo RPA VP of Communications.


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