Thursday Notes 
The Raskob Parent Association Weekly Newsletter

February 27, 2014                                                                                       Volume 1   Issue 25
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Message from RPA President

March Madness is upon us.  Next Wednesday, March 5 is our monthly RPA meeting at 8:30am in the California Room.  We will be discussing the Raskob Social, fund raising, the WASC accreditation meeting and get an update on the school from Director, Edee Ben Ari.

The Raskob Social will be on Saturday, March 8 from 6:30-9:30pmPlease RSVP or email Lisa Crawford, so we can have an accurate headcount as food and beverages will be served.  We hope that many of you will attend as this is one of the few opportunities to socialize with other Raskob parents and guardians.  This event is primarily social, however, there will be an opportunity to make donations to the school.

The WASC meeting with Raskob parents and guardians will be on Sunday, March 9 in the afternoon.  The exact time will be provided next week.  WASC is the accreditation board which periodically reviews the school and the members wish to meet directly with parents.  The meeting will be held in the Raskob library.  As soon as the meeting time is finalized, we will send out a notice so that parents can RSVP.  

A parent education presentation on anxiety experienced by children with learning disabilities will be held on Thursday, March 27 from 7-8:30 pm in the California Room.  The presentation will be given by Dr. Michael Thompkins and will include time for questions. Please RSVP to Marjorie Stamper-Kurn.

We hope to see a lot of you in March! 


Best Regards,


Keep Those Box Tops Coming!
We have just a little ways to go to make our goal for this year, so don't forget to have your student drop them off in in the collection container in the front office.
Lucky Shares Cards will go home with students this week. Make sure to ask your student for the envelope they were given. You can use the card at any store owned by Luckys. All you need to do is swipe it before you check out and Luckys sends the RPA a check for a percentage of your purchase. Thank you for your continued support of the RPA.

From Raskob Administration

WASC VISIT IN MARCH.  The last time the Western Association of Schools and Colleges visited we earned a 6-year accreditation, the longest accreditation that is possible.  Our reviewing committee will be coming to see the progress and changes we have made since then. On Sunday, March 9, the RPA will support Raskob in hosting a small welcome reception that afternoon, and all parents are encouraged to attend. There will be more information soon.

Parent/ Teacher conferences March 3-7 for 6th and 7th graders. You can find more details on setting up a conference here.  The spring conferences are optional and 8th graders don't participate. Eighth grade families have the option to check in with Stefani, if needed, about high school during that time.
Raskob Summer Clinic is now accepting registration.  Please check here for more information, or contact Polly Mayer at
Raskob is a member of the California Association of Private Special Education Schools (CAPSES), and they are pleased to announce their annual CAPSES art contest.  Submissions must be in by March 28 either submitted privately or through Edee Ben Ari. Click here to see the guidelines for what is acceptable. 
A gentle reminder-please be very careful when driving in the parking lot during drop off and pick up.  Our parking lot is small, and there are kids, parents, and other adults in the lot during peak hours.  We want everyone to be safe!
From Ms. Flores ...
February 28 | Middle School Dance
7-8:30pm | Black Box Theatre
Theme: Hipster
Cost: $3 in costume | $5 no costume


March 11 | Swimming Begins
Swimming days will be Tuesday and Thursday for all students.
Student Council
The Student Council raised $300 from the sale of hot dogs and decided to donated the proceeds to Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland.

In This Issue
Quick Links

School Google Calendar 

School Notes

Room Parent List

Raskob Spirit Wear Store

Shop Amazon for Raskob
Important Dates
Feb. 28
Spirit Day
Theme: Career Day

Feb. 28
Middle School Dance
7-8:30pm | Black Box Theatre-More info below
March 5 
RPA Meeting | 8:30am
HNU California Room

March 6
Varsity Basketball Jamboree at Athenian School

March 8
Toast & Taste | 6:30pm
RSVP today

March 9
WASC Visit
Raskob Library

March 11
Swimming begins


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Workshops, Seminars and Speakers
PACT Family Summer Camp - July 3-8 
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