Thursday Notes 
The Raskob Parent Association Weekly Newsletter
October 24, 2013                                                                                       Volume 1   Issue 10 

Message from RPA President
This is my last appeal for your RPA dues.  They can be handed in to your child's elementary or advisory teacher this week.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed as this is a major source of the RPA's funding. 
Please RSVP to Marjorie for the parent education presentation about internet safety by Officer Steve DeWarns, a nationally recognized expert on the subject. The event will take place on Tuesday, November 5th, from 7 to 8:30 pm.  As an added bonus, the Book Fair will be open in conjunction with this event.  
The Book Fair will also be open during our upcoming quarterly parent coffee and RPA meeting on Wednesday, November 6th, from 8:30 to 9:30 am.  We will also have an online option for the first time this year, so if you can't make any of these events you can still participate in the book fair.
Best Regards,
Raskob Book Fair November 4-8, 2013

Purchase books and holiday gifts at the Raskob Book Fair November 4-8 with special evening shopping hours on Nov. 5.


Please send Becky or Carla the titles/authors of the books that you are looking to purchase for yourself or as gifts and we can to have them ready and available for you.


Don't forget a portion of the sale proceeds helps purchase books for the Raskob Day School classrooms and library.  So the more we buy the more our kids and teachers benefit!

Cyber Safety: Parenting the Digital Child
Parent Education Night on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 7-8:30PM featuring Officer Steve DeWarns, nationally known expert on internet safety. Please RSVP to Marjorie by Friday, Oct. 25.

Alumni Night
Join former Raskob students for a question and answer session on all things high school on Wednesday, November 13, 6:30-8:30pm in the HNU California Room. Pizza, snacks and drinks will be available beginning at 6:30 pm. Event questions, please contact Jean  or Lisa.
School Activities & Announcements

Middle School Dance

Everyone in middle school is encouraged to attend the dance on Oct 25. Attendees of the dance are asked to dress as their Favorite Movie Character or Celebrity. The cost for students who dress up is $4, $5 if not. The dance is in the Black Box Theater, in the VCPA, and is from 7-8:30pm.  Parents need to be prompt in picking up their students.  Specific dress code and behavior expectations located here.

Halloween Fun and Dress Code at Raskob

Halloween festivities will take place at the end of the school day and students will be allowed to change into costumes at lunch on Thrusday, October 31.


Regular Raskob Modesty Dress Code applies, and also includes the following:

  1. Costumes can NOT be sexy or provocative.

  2. Any distracting items will be taken away.

  3. No weapons, no blood, no violent, or overly scary costumes.

Any student who is dressed in an inappropriate costume will be asked to change. Click for more information and details about Raskob's Modesty Dress Code.


In This Issue
Quick Links

School Notes

Room Parent List

Important Dates
Oct. 21-30
Parent Teacher Conferences
Oct. 25 
Noon Dismissal
Oct. 25
Middle School Dance
Oct. 29
Last Flag Football Game
Oct. 31
Halloween Fun at Raskob

Now located on the RPA website under Resources

Workshops, Seminars and Speakers
A View from High School for Students with Learning and Attention Differences
Learn from a panel of High School Learning Spcialists
Oct. 25 

Executive Function Skill Seminar for Parents
Sara Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP
Nov. 2
Resiliency Research regarding Students with Learning Differences: Protective Factors
Marion Marshall, Professor
HNU Heafey Lounge
Nov. 13 , 3:30-5:00pm

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. 
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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