Thursday Notes 
The Raskob Parent Association Weekly Newsletter
November 6, 2014                                                                                       Volume 2   Issue 12
Message from RPA President
We Have a Busy November and December at Raskob

At yesterday's Parent Association (RPA) meeting, we welcomed 2 new families to the school and discussed the upcoming Book Fair, parent education and Alumni Night.  

The Book Fair will be December 2-4 in the Raskob Library.  Our students will have the opportunity to create Wish Lists of suggested purchases for their families. Also available will be teacher's Wish Lists of books needed for their classrooms. There will also be books for all family members, a concentration of books related to learning differences, and plenty of items to purchase for holiday gifts. Please see the additional Book Fair write up in this newsletter to see how you can be sure the books you want are available.  Details regarding hours of operation and our handy online sales option will be forthcoming.

Our first parent education event is scheduled for Thursday, December 4 from 7-8:30pm. The speaker will be Carrie Lindemuth, Education Therapist and executive function specialist, who has researched and developed programs to teach executive functioning since 2003. Since this parent education event coincides with the Book Fair, you will have an opportunity to shop before and after the event.

Alumni Night is an event which brings back former Raskob parents and students who are now in high school and college to talk about their experiences. Students and parents of current 7th and 8th graders find this event to be very helpful in selecting high schools, however this event is open to all Raskob families. This evening event will take place in early January.  An exact date will be provided as soon as possible.

Best Regards,

Marianne Mitosinka, RPA President 

See's Candies Fundraiser

Hopefully, you have received your See's Candies Fundraising Flyer. It was handed out to students to bring home last week. 

A few things you need to know:
-Orders are due 11/19/14.
-No Late Orders Will Be Accepted
-Checks should be made payable to Raskob Day School, no cash   please.
-Orders can be turned into Marlen in the front office.
-Candy delivery will be the first week in December, exact date TBA

The See's Candies prices for this fundraisers are the same as if folks stand in line at a See's Candies store, however, if people purchase through you Raskob receives a portion of the sales, there is no standing in line and the candy is delivered to them.


Don't forget to consider having your business or company purchase See's gift certificates or boxes of candy for holiday gifts for clients, employees or office parties. See's makes great door or raffle prizes.


Here is a link to all the products offered. If you have questions, please contact Dana Broussard -


Thank you for supporting the RPA and Raskob Day School.

Do you have books that you are eager to purchase for yourself or loved ones? 

I sure do! Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed by Glennon Doyle Melton is a book I have wanted to purchase for sometime and my daughters just today asked me to purchase the second set of Percy Jackson books as well as the Warriors series. I have just added these tittles to the Book Fair Recommendation List.


Adding books to the school's Recommendation List is the best way to ensure our Book Fair has a variety of books that reflect our community's interests. So please add your recommendations as soon as possible. It's easy just click here. Our local partner, Laurel Books will do their best to have our recommendations stocked and available.


If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help with the Book Fair please contact your Book Fair Co-chairs Carla Dartis  and Julie Porte-Vega


Working on the Book Fair is a fun way to fulfill your required 20 hours of volunteer time this year! Thank you for time and support of our amazing school. 

School Information and Sponsored Activities
Pizza Wednesdays
The new Pizza Order Form for December/January/February is here. Please return the order form with cash only to your teacher or the front office by November 21 to ensure a smooth lunchtime pizza transition for your child.  The new round of pizza will begin on Wednesday, December 3rd.
In This Issue
Quick Links

NEW Pizza Form for Dec./Jan./Feb.

School Google Calendar 


Raskob Spirit Wear Store

Shop Amazon and Support Raskob

Volunteer Hours Tracking Form
Important Dates
Nov. 7 & 10
No School

Nov. 21
Spirit Day-Show Your Raskob Pride

Nov. 21
Turkey Trot

Nov. 24-28
No School-Thanksgiving Break

Book Fair

Dec. 3
RPA Meeting
California Room

Dec. 4
Parent Ed Night
California Room
Workshops, Seminars and Speakers
Ann Martin Center Presents: 
- Supporting Executive Function Thinking: Tools for Building Your Child's Self-Regulation T.E.A.M. with Carrie Lindemuth, ET
Tuesdays, Nov. 11, 25, and Dec. 9
More details and register

Beyond Consequences Institute presents:
Beyond Consequences Live with Heather T. Forbes, LCSW
Saturday, Nov. 15

Piedmont Unified School District Speaker Series presents:
- The Physiology of Sleep
Tuesday, Nov. 18
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The deadline for submissions for Thursday Notes is Monday at 5pm.  

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