Thursday Notes 
The Raskob Parent Association Weekly Newsletter
December 12, 2013                                                                                       Volume 1   Issue 17
Message from RPA President

Thank you to everyone for the generous donations which we received from over two-thirds of Raskob families for the faculty holiday gifts.  Thank you also for bringing cookies for the holiday luncheon and for the faculty to take home.  Special thanks go to Karen DeGalan and Lisa Jones for organizing the lunch and holiday gifts.

Teachers and parents are showing interest in fixing up the school garden in the walled area near the elementary classrooms.  Two parents have offered to help so far.  If you have a green thumb or know of any nonprofits who help with school gardens, please send me, Marrianne, an email.


Another big thank you to everyone who ordered See's Candy and to Dayna Broussard for organizing the fundraiser. Thanks to all your orders we raised $800 for Raskob's students and teachers.

Our next RPA meeting will be on Wednesday, January 8 at 8:30am in the California Room.  We will talk about planning our parent social evening and fundraiser (we are still looking for a catchy name) which will be held on the evening of Saturday, March 8.  We will also talk about getting Raskob Cares up and running so that we can help Raskob families experiencing difficult times.  

As you finish your holiday shopping this season, please don't forget use our own access point to Amazon or find your favorite store in the eScrip Online Mall. Raskob will earn a percentage of your total shopping amount just by you using these access points.


I look forward to seeing everyone at the Winter Concert on Friday, December 20!


Best Regards,
Important Note About See's Candy Orders

See's Certificates To Come Home on Friday

The See's Candy orders delivery this week did include the gift certificates. Unfortunately the gift certificates come in a separate delivery via UPS. We are expecting the gift certificates tomorrow, December 13. The office will send them home with your child. If there were any problems with your order, please let me, Dayna know by Friday, December 13.


Thank you for supporting the RPA and Raskob Day School.

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!
Don't Forget to Look for Those Box Tops
All the baking and holiday cooking products purchased at this time are typically a great sources of Box Tops. Don't forget to cut them out and have your kids bring them to school and put in the containers on the credenza in the lobby.

Looking for a gift idea?
Raskob Spiritwear makes a great gift!
Check all the designs at the Raskob Spiritwear Store.

In This Issue
Quick Links

School Google Calendar 

School Notes

Room Parent List

Raskob Spirit Wear Store

Shop Amazon for Raskob
Important Dates
Dec. 13
Spirit Day - Mix-N-Match

Dec. 13
Food Drive and Toy Drive Ends

Dec. 20
Winter Concert
HNU VCPA Building

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
Dyslexic Game Makers Group Forming -
Joe Booth CEO/Founder Vidya Gamer and Crowded Fiction
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