Thursday Notes 
The Raskob Parent Association Weekly Newsletter
April 24, 2014                                                                                       Volume 1   Issue 32
Message from RPA President

Welcome back,  I hope that everyone had a good break!  We have some informative events coming up during the next two weeks.  The first is a parent chat on Tuesday, April 29 at 7pm at Mills College on the subject of students with learning differences preparation for college. The discussion will be led by Raskob parent, Gabriella Tempestoso. More information is provided below.

Raskob Director, Edee Ben Ari, will give a presentation on the recent WASC accreditation review of Raskob at our next quarterly coffee on Wednesday, May 7 at 8:30am in the California Room.  Our monthly RPA meeting will follow with a discussion regarding hospitality volunteer positions, teacher appreciation and open RPA leadership positions for next year. 


Best Regards,


Building Blocks for College
A living room chat to hear about and discuss common challenges and strategies for preparing your student with learning differences to be successful in the world of higher education. While it may seem early to have this conversation the foundation for success begins now.   


April 29 | 7pm 
Mills College Campus | Cowell Building 
5000 MacArthur Blvd.  
Oakland, CA 94613 


The conversation will be hosted by Gabriella Tempestoso, Raskob parent and Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Support at Mills College.

Please RSVP by April 25 to
Teacher Appreciation Week 
May 5-9, 2014

The RPA Hospitality Committee, Lisa Jones and Karen Degalan, are planning the following activities for the week.
Monday-No school
Tuesday-Candy Bar in teacher's lounge.
Wednesday-Lunch in the library for all staff. 
Thursday-Notes from students to teachers accompanied by small gifts from RPA.
Friday-Jamba juice and muffins.
They are asking parents for their help in getting their child to write a brief note of appreciation to any of their teachers and/or TAs. They can write it on an index card or any paper they choose.

They also need parent volunteers to watch the schoolyard Wednesday, May 7 from 11:30-1:00 so faculty and staff can all have lunch together. This can count toward your families 20-hour volunteer requirement. If you can volunteer for this task contact Karen Degalan at
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2014-2015 School Calendar Draft

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School Notes

Room Parent List

Raskob Spirit Wear Store

Shop Amazon for Raskob
Important Dates
Swimming: All Grades

April 28-May2
Field Studies Week

April 29
Living Room Chat - Building Blocks for College

May 5
Staff Development Day

May 5-9
Teacher Appreciation Week

May 7
Quarterly Coffee &
Monthly RPA Meeting
HNU California Room

High School Fair Night

Now located on the RPA website under Resources

Workshops, Seminars and Speakers
Raskob Clinic Summer Day Program - 
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