Thursday Notes 
The Raskob Parent Association Weekly Newsletter
September 25, 2014                                                                                       Volume 2   Issue 6
Message from RPA President
 Guest Speaker, Teacher Appreciation & RPA Dues

Our next Quarterly Coffee and Raskob Parent Association (RPA) meeting is next Wednesday, October 1 at 8:30am in the California Room.  Our guest speaker will be Stephanie Wulkan, Assistant Director of Raskob and Lead Teacher.  Stephanie will be acting director while Edee is on maternity leave and is also very involved with helping 8th grade students and families decide upon the right high school. The RPA meeting will begin at 9am and will focus on the budget, fundraising objectives, the Book Fair and upcoming teacher appreciation events.

Speaking of teacher appreciation, the elementary and middle school teachers have put together their wish lists.  Please take a moment to look at this link and hopefully donate something that the teachers need. The RPA will also review these lists with Edee in order to determine if some of the more expensive items can be added to our fundraising objectives for the year.

Lastly, if you have not done so, please pay your dues ($55 suggested, but any amount is welcome).  As you will see when we review the proposed budget for 2014-2015, dues are the RPA's second largest source of income.  Dues are tax-deductible and can be dropped off with Marlen in the front office or brought to the RPA meeting.  You can download a form from the Quick Links Section to the right. Thank you to everyone who has already donated.

Best Regards, 

Marianne Mitosinka, RPA President 

RPA Activities & Information

Quarterly Coffee for Parents/Caregivers
Special Guest: Stefani Wulkan, Raskob Assistant Director
8:30-9am | Oct 1, 2014
HNU's California Room

Stefani will give us a brief description of her role at Raskob now and while she is acting director during Edee maternity leave. Arrive early for time to mix and mingle and plan to stay until 9:30 as the Coffee will be followed by the regularly scheduled monthly RPA meeting.
School Information & Sponsored Activities

Middle School Conference Details

Parent/ Teacher conferences are right around the corner: October 20-29. This is a time to check in with your child's teachers to discuss goals, concerns, and overall academic position. Please e-mail Ricardo Almada at with your three most convenient time slots (see below) in order to best meet your scheduling needs. 


In the conference you will have your child's advisory teacher and another academic teacher.  More teachers will be involved in the conference depending on availability and need. If there is a teacher you would like in attendance, please state your request in your e-mail. This process is first come, first serve. In your email please include:

Student Name

1st choice date and time

2nd choice date and time

3rd choice date and time

Teacher requested (if applicable)


Available Dates and Times:

* Monday 10/20: (8-8:30) (8:30-9) (2:30-3) (3-3:30) (3:30-4)

* Tuesday 10/21: (8-8:30) (8:30-9) (2:30-3) (3-3:30) (3:30-4)

* Wednesday 10/22: (8-8:30) (8:30-9) (2:30-3) (3-3:30) (3:30-4)

* Thursday 10/23: (8-8:30) (8:30-9) (1-1:30) (1:30-2) (2-2:30) (2:30-3)

* Friday 10/24: (8-8:30) (8:30-9) (1-1:30) (1:30-2) (2-2:30) (2:30-3)

* Monday 10/27: (8-8:30) (8:30-9)

* Tuesday 10/28: (8-8:30) (8:30-9)

In This Issue
Quick Links

NEW Teacher Wish Lists

RPA Dues Form for Payment with a Check

RPA Dues Form for Payment with a Credit Card

School Google Calendar 


Raskob Spirit Wear Store

Shop Amazon and Support Raskob

Volunteer Hours Tracking Form
Important Dates
Sept. 29
Soccer Game: 
Raskob at Athenian

Oct. 1
Quarterly Coffee/RPA Meeting
HNU California Room

Oct. 1
Minimum Day
12:00 Pick up/NO ASP

Oct. 3
School Photo Day

Oct. 16
Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

Workshops, Seminars and Speakers
Communication Works Presents: 
Inviting Cooperation- A Parenting with Positive Discipline Introductory Workshop
Thursday, Sept. 25

Ann Martin Center Parent Education Presents:
- Understanding the Special Education Process
Thursday, Oct. 23

-When "Stop Worrying!" Doesn't Help: Parenting the Anxious Kid or Teen
Thursdays, Oct. 2,16 & 30
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The deadline for submissions for Thursday Notes is Monday at 5pm.  

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