Thursday Notes 
The Raskob Parent Association Weekly Newsletter
October 31, 2013                                                                                       Volume 1   Issue 11 
Message from RPA President

We have a busy week ahead.  The Book Fair will be open online and in person from Tuesday, Nov.5-Nov.10.  Proceeds are used by Raskob to purchase needed books for classrooms and the library.  


On Tuesday, Nov. 5, we have our first parent education event from 7-8:30 pm in the California Room.  The topic is internet safety, keeping our children safe in the digital age, and it is being presented by a nationally recognized expert, Officer Steve DeWarns.  We hope that you can all attend and please RSVP.  


The very next morning, Wednesday, Nov. 6, we have our first RPA coffee from 8:15 to 9 am in the California Room, followed by a short RPA meeting from 9 to 9:30 am.  

In addition to the holiday shopping opportunities supplied by the Book Fair, our spirit wear website is up and running.  Hoodies, T-shirts and other items emblazoned with our new Raskob Roadrunner emblem are available for purchase.  We are offering these items at cost in order to boost school spirit and to keep them affordable.  A big thank you to Mark Vega for creating and operating the online spirit wear store.

Our wonderful RPA Secretary, Zondra Howe, can no longer attend our monthly RPA meetings due to a change in her work schedule.  Thus, we are looking for someone who in interested in becoming a member of the RPA Board and taking notes for the remaining 6 meetings.  It is a manageable task and one that will greatly increase one's knowledge of Raskob and the RPA.  If you are interested, please email Zondra.  She can provide more details. 

Lastly, THANK YOU to everyone who contributed dues to the RPA.  We have a 67% participation rate and the money is a key source of funding.  Please know that we are very careful in how we spend the money and our goal is to have virtually all of it benefit the students, faculty and the school directly.


Best Regards,
Raskob Book Fair November 4-10, 2013

Purchase books and holiday gifts on campus at the Raskob Book Fair November 4-7 and online Nov. 4-10. On campus the Book Fair will be in the school library and open the following days and times:


      Tuesday, Nov. 5:                       Wednesday, Nov. 6:

      8:30-11:30 am                             8:00-10:30am

      6:00-9:00pm                                2:30-4:30pm 




 Parent Education Night

Cyber Safety: Parenting the Digital Child
Tuesday, Nov. 5 7-8:30PM | California Room
Presented by:
Nationally known expert on internet safety Officer Steve DeWarns
Raskob Spirit Wear is Here!!!
New logo

This year you can enjoy choosing from a wide array of Raskob Spirit Wear styles online Raskob Cafe Press store.To check out the options please click to visit the store.(Please note: the site can be slow to load.)

Spirit wear items will ship directly to the buyer. 

If you have questions about spirit wear please contact coordinator Mark.

School Activities & Announcements

Are You Ready for Some Basketball?

All middle school students interested in being on the Raskob Basketball team are asked to participate in basketball workshops scheduled at lunchtime on Nov. 6 and 7. All skill levels are welcome.


The Raskob Basketball team begins practicing before the holiday break and begins playing games at the end of January or the beginning of February with the season ending in March. For questions contact Ms. Flores.


In This Issue
Quick Links

School Google Calendar 

School Notes

Room Parent List

Raskob Spirit Wear Store
Important Dates
Nov. 5-10
Raskob Book Fair
Nov. 5
Parent Ed Night - Cyber Safety: Parenting the Digital Child - 7PM
Nov. 6
Parent Coffee with guest speaker Head of School Edee Ben Ari - 8:15AM
Nov. 6
RPA Meeting
Nov. 6 & 7
Basketball Workshop at lunchtime
Nov. 7
Last Flag Football Practice
Nov. 11
Veteran's Day - No School
Nov. 13
Alumni Night

Now located on the RPA website under Resources

Workshops, Seminars and Speakers
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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