Thursday Notes 
The Raskob Parent Association Weekly Newsletter
October 3, 2013                                                                                       Volume 1   Issue 7 

The new Raskob Roadrunners logo is here. Stay tuned for your opportunity to order spirit wear featuring the new logo. 
RPA Activities
The Book Fair is Coming!
Mark your calendars because the Book Fair will be here just in time for you to shop for the Holidays. If you already know the books and authors you would like to see available let Carla Dartis know ASAP. There will be opportunities to shop on campus both before and after school as well as online the week of Nov. 4-8. The RPA will also host a parent education night and a morning coffee with a featured speaker in conjunction with the Book Fair. More details will follow as it gets closer.
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Parent/Teacher Conferences: October 21-30


Conferences are held twice a year and give parents a chance to speak with teachers about academics, concerns, and grades. Parents can set their conference based on the dates and times below. Conferences are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. If you believe you do not need a conference please inform your child's teacher or Ricardo Almada of your decision.


Elementary School

In conference you will have your child's teacher. If you would like to include another teacher in your conference please let your child's teacher know when you contact them to schedule a conference. We will do our best to accommodate your request.


Middle School

In conference you will have your child's advisory teacher and at least one other academic teacher. Additional teachers will be involved depending on availability and need. If you would like to include another teacher in your conference please let Ricardo Almada know when you contact him to schedule a conference. We will do our best to accommodate your request. 


In order for us to best meet your scheduling needs please include the following information in your email (using the dates and time slots below):

  • Student Name
  • Date and time of 1st choice
  • Date and time of 2nd choice
  • Date and time of 3rd choice
  • Teacher requested (if applicable)

Elementary school parents should email your child's teacher and Middle school parents should email Ricardo:


Available Date and Times for Conferences:


Week of October 21:

  •  Monday 10/21: (8-8:30) (2:30-3) (3-3:30) (3:30-4)
  •  Tuesday 10/22: (8-8:30) (2:30-3) (3-3:30) (3:30-4) (4-4:30)
  •  Wednesday 10/23: (8-8:30) (2-2:30) (2:30-3) (3-3:30) (3:30-4)
  •  Thursday 10/24: (8-8:30) (1-1:30) (1:30-2) (2-2:30)    (2:30-3) (3-3:30) (3:30-4)
  •  Friday 10/25: (8-8:30) (1-1:30) (1:30-2) (2-2:30) (2:30-3) (3-3:30)

Week of October 28:

  •  Monday 10/28: (8-8:30) (3-3:30) (3:30-4)
  •  Tuesday 10/29: (8-8:30) (3-3:30)
  •  Wednesday 10/30: (8-8:30)


Halloween on Campus

With October upon us, we thought it would be helpful for parents to know ahead of time the plan for Halloween at school on Thursday Oct. 31. Middle school students, if they want to participate, will be able to change into costumes at lunchtime. In addition, Raskob will allow the students to have "party" the last 30 minutes of the day. Treats will be provided. Elementary school room parents should contact their teacher to find out the teacher's preferences for any Halloween activities.

In This Issue
Quick Links

School Notes

Room Parent List

Important Dates
No School - Staff Development Day
Oct. 10
Flag Football vs. Bently
Oct. 13
Postponed - Fall Cleanup Day
Oct. 18
Spirit Day Assembly: Pajama Day
Oct. 21-30
Parent Teacher Conferences
Oct. 25
Middle School Dance

Now located on the RPA website under Resources

Workshops, Seminars and Speakers
An Evening with Debora Spar, Ph.D., and author of "Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection."
Oct. 9
More info and register

Executive Function Skill Seminar for Parents
Sara Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP
Nov. 2

The Whole-Brain Child in the Classroom

Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

Nov. 14

The deadline for submissions for Thursday Notes is Monday at 5pm. 
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