Thursday Notes 
The Raskob Parent Association Weekly Newsletter
November 20,  2014                                                                                       Volume 2   Issue 14
Message from RPA President
Stay Informed... Raskob has A Lot Going On

Our RPA has been busy and has a lot going on in the next few weeks, so please read thoroughly and mark your calendars:
  1. See's Candyies orders are due tomorrow, Nov. 21. The RPA earns about 25% of each order.
  2. RPA dues are still being gratefully accepted and will be put to good use (please get them to Marlen in the office). 
  3. The Book Fair will take place Dec. 2-4. Prior to the opening of the Book Fair your students will go through the Fair with their classes and write down books that they might like. You can browse, shop and order books at the Book Fair in the Raskob Library (see hours of operation below). There will also be an option to order online. Shopping at the Book Fair helps Raskob get additional books for its library and classrooms.
  4. The December RPA meeting is Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the California Room from 8:30-9:30am.  The Book Fair will be open before and after the meeting.
  5. Our first of two parent education events will take place on Thursday, Dec.4. See below for more event information and RSVP details. The Book Fair will be open before and after the presentation.
We hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving break and that we see you at the many events taking place during the first week of December.

Best Regards,

Marianne Mitosinka, RPA President 

RPA Activities & Information

See's Candies Fundraiser Reminder

  • Please have all orders turned into Marlen in the front office this Friday, Nov. 21 by 2:45pm. 
  • No Late Orders Accepted
  • All monies are due at the time the order is turned in.
  • No Cash please
  • Checks made payable to RPA
  • Questions, contact Dayna
The Book Fair is Coming,  The Book Fair is Coming

The Book Fair will be housed in the Raskob Library and staffed by volunteers before and after school as well as before and after the parent education evening.


Hours of Operation

December 2-4, 2014

Tuesday, December 2
Wednesday, December 3



Thursday, December 4






Online Option:

The Laurel Books website ( will host an online purchase option December 2-12.  We will have more information about how to use this option soon, so stay tuned.


Thank you for supporting the Raskob Book Fair and for helping the book collections in the library and classrooms grow.


Please note: This sale is a "single copy" book fair.  You won't actually leave with the books you buy.  You will purchase your selections at the sale, and they will be delivered to Raskob in a few days.

You are invited to  the RPA's
Parent Education Evening 

What Exactly Is Executive Function Thinking 
and How Can You Support It
presented by:
Carrie Lindemuth
Executive Function Specialists

Thursday, December 4, 2014 7:00-8:30pm
HNU California Room

RSVP by Monday, Dec. 1


The term "Executive Function Thinking" refers to a complex set of cognitive skills that we use to organize ourselves, plan, budget our time, and problem solve. At their foundation, they are skills used to self-regulate our thoughts, emotions, actions, and motivation. This session will help you understand how the brain self-regulates and how to use that information to support your child. Appropriate for parents, teachers, and caregivers of children ages 8-14.

Carrie Lindemuth is the founder of Executive Function Junction, and parent of a teen with executive dysfunction, Carrie has been researching and developing programs to teach the executive function thinking skills necessary to support social regulation, adaptive decision making, and academic success since 2003. Carrie is affiliated with Communication Works that specializes in social communication, self regulation, speech, language, occupational therapy and executive functioning.

RPA Dues Participation Update 

  • 55% of Raskob families have contributed dues to the RPA.
  • Although $55 is suggested, ANY amount is accepted ($5, $10, $20). 
  • HELP us achieve our goal of 100% participation by Thanksgiving.
  • Download a form (based on payment type) to submit your dues to Marlen in the front office.  
In This Issue
Quick Links

School Google Calendar 


Raskob Spirit Wear Store

Shop Amazon and Support Raskob

Volunteer Hours Tracking Form
Important Dates
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

Dec. 19
Winter Concert
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
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