Thursday Notes 
The Raskob Parent Association Weekly Newsletter
August 28, 2014                                                                                       Volume 2   Issue 2
Message from RPA President


It was great to see so many of you at the Back to School Barbecue last weekend and at the Welcome Coffee on the first day of school.  I would like to thank Anne Schreiner and Karen Kelly for organizing the barbecue and their husbands, Stephen Etter and Ian Kelly, for manning the barbecue.  It was a wonderful opportunity for the kids and their families to meet one another in a relaxed setting.

Thank you to everyone who attended the Welcome Coffee and especially to those who signed up to volunteer.  We will be contacting the volunteers in the next week or so if we have not already done so.  We will also publicize any positions or committees where we still could use some help.

And a BIG thank you to everyone who has paid their dues.  This is a key source of funding for the RPA, particularly this year when our reserves are very low because we bought so much for Raskob last year.  Our goal is to have 100% of Raskob families participate at whatever level is comfortable. If you have not paid your dues, you can write a check to the Raskob Parent Association (or complete the credit card form) and mail the dues in, hand them in to Marlen in the office, or bring them to the next RPA meeting.  

Speaking of the next RPA meeting, it is next Wednesday, September 3 at 8:30am in the California Room (where we had the Welcome Coffee).  We will plan the coming year, penciling in major events on the calendar and setting priorities.  We will also discuss what we need to do for Back to School Night which is on Thursday, September 11 from 6-7:30pm.

I hope that the school year is off to a good start and look forward to seeing you at the next RPA meeting and at Back to School Night!

Best Regards, 

Marianne Mitosinka, RPA President 

RPA Activities & Information

Join Us At The Next RPA Meeting -- September 3rd

The Raskob Parents' Association (RPA) will host our next meeting on Wednesday, September 3, from 8:3-9:30am in the California Room (same room as the Welcome Coffee). If you don't know where the California Room is, just wait in the Raskob lobby and walk over with Jessica and some of the RPA board members.  


At this meeting we plan to:

- review last year's budget, 
- discuss priorities for this year's budget, 
- discuss fundraising priorities,
- discuss plans for the book fair, and 
- hear committee reports.

Please join us as we set the RPA priorities for the year. Finally, if you're unable to make in person and would like to join us on Skype please contact Bridget Rivezzo, RPA VP of Communications ASAP. We hope you can join us. 
Remember all Raskob parents and guardians are automatic members of the RPA, it's the membership dues that are voluntary. The collection of dues is an important fundraiser for the RPA which is why the RPA Board has set a 100% participation goal for the collection of dues this school year. The suggested donation amount is $55, however, you can choose the amount that is right for your family.

Use this links below to download the Raskob Parent Association Membership Form that fits your payment option. Once you fill out the form please turn it into Marlen Valle in the front office.

Don't Miss Out! Join the Raskob Google Group!
We have launched our Raskob Parent/Guardian Google Group and want to make sure your not missing out.

Our Google Group is a forum/listserve designed to simulate the playground of a neighborhood school. The forum is meant to facilitate communication within the Raskob parent community - a place to share ideas and resources and to otherwise feel connected on a regular basis.

You should have already received an invitation to join the Raskob Parent/Guardian Google Group. You simply need to accept the invitation to join.

If you did not receive the invitation and you have a Google Account click here to join.

For those who do not have Gmail or a Google account, simply send an email to

School Information & Sponsored Activities

Pizza Forms Sent Home This Week-Due September 3

Each school year the 8th grade class sells pizza to raise money for their annual skip day in June. We hope that you choose to participate and take a break once a week from packing a lunch while supporting a worthy cause! The meal deal includes pizza and water.  

If you would like your student to have pizza on Wednesdays beginning September 10 then click here to download, fill out the form and turn it in with payment in cash by September 3 to Marlen Valle in the front office or child's classroom or advisory teacher. Questions contact Stefani Wulkan

In This Issue
Quick Links

Pizza Form

RPA Dues Form for Payment with a Check

RPA Dues Form for Payment with a Credit Card

HNU Parking Permit Form

School Google Calendar 


Raskob Spirit Wear Store

Shop Amazon for Raskob

Volunteer Hours Tracking Form
Important Dates
Aug. 28
Swimming begins
Every Tues/Thurs.

Sept. 1
School Closed-Labor Day Holiday

Sept. 2
First Day of ASP

Sept. 3
RPA Meeting
HNU California Room

Sept. 3
Pizza Form Due

Sept. 11
Back To School Night
Workshops, Seminars and Speakers
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