Thursday Notes 
The Raskob Parent Association Weekly Newsletter
December 5, 2013                                                                                       Volume 1   Issue 16
Message from RPA President

The holidays are upon us and we are getting ready to thank the Raskob faculty for all of their hard work by hosting a holiday luncheon on December 11.  We need parent volunteers to watch the playground from 11am-12pm and from 12-1pm so that the teachers can celebrate.  Please contact Karen DeGalan to sign up for one or both shifts.  We also need parents to bring holiday cookies that morning so each faculty member can bring a box of cookies home.  Lastly, we are collecting contributions (suggested amount of $50) for cash gifts for each teacher, aide, administrator and staff member.  Please bring the contributions to Marlen in the office (or mail them to her) by Monday, September 9.  Checks should be payable to Marianne Mitosinka, as I am compiling the funds.  

We are all looking forward to the Winter Concert on December 20.  Thank you to Lisa Jones and Karen DeGalan who are organizing hospitality for the concert as well as for the faculty holiday luncheon.  

We had a productive RPA meeting on Wednesday and discussed the annual parent "soiree" or social that will take place on Saturday, March 8. This is an adult only event in which the Raskob adult community has an opportunity to socialize and raise money for a specific need identified by the school. Lisa Crawford is spearheading the effort.  Please contact her if you would like to help.  

Lastly, we are looking for parents with gardening experience who would like to help re-establish the school garden.  There is a great space next to the walled area near the elementary classrooms, but we need some parents with green thumbs.  If you are interested, please contact me--Marianne.


Best Regards,
Teacher Appreciation
Help Us Show Our Teachers Appreciation
  • Please send or drop-off your monetary contributions for faculty/staff holiday gifts by Monday, December 9. Contributions can be left with Marlen in the Raskob office either or sent by mail. Please make checks payable to Marianne Mitosinka.
  • Bring holiday cookies for faculty/staff gift boxes on Wednesday, December 11.
  • Volunteer for lunch duty on Wednesday, December 11.
Contact Marianne for questions.

Your holiday shopping can support Raskob! 

Here's how...

When you enter the website through our web portal or through this link, or shop by first finding your favorite online store at the eScrip Online Mall a portion of your purchase(s) is contributed to Raskob at no additional cost to you.

You can find both portals on the RPA website or click on the links above to take you to begin your shopping. Make your purchase(s) as usual - there is nothing else you have to do - a percentage of your total spent will automatically be sent to Raskob. Let your extended families know about this simple way to earn money for Raskob! These simple steps can make a  big difference.

Thanks for your support!
In This Issue
Quick Links

School Google Calendar 

School Notes

Room Parent List

Raskob Spirit Wear Store

Shop Amazon for Raskob
Important Dates
Dec. 9
Last Day for Teacher Appreciation Gift Collection

Dec. 11
Bring holiday cookies for teachers

Dec. 13
Spirit Day - Mix-N-Match

Dec. 13
Food Drive and Toy Drive Ends

Dec. 20
Winter Concert

Dec. 20
Noon Dismissal-No ASP

Dec. 22-Jan. 3
Winter Break-Students return to school on Jan. 6


Now located on the RPA website under Resources

Workshops, Seminars and Speakers
Assessment and Treatment of Children with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NVLD): Professional Collaborations for Positive Outcomes -Jessica Broitman, Ph.D. and Jack Davis, Ph.D
Dec. 6
Dyslexic Game Makers Group Forming - Joe Booth CEO/Founder Vidya Gamer and Crowded Fiction

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