Thursday Notes 
The Raskob Parent Association Weekly Newsletter
December 11,  2014                                                                                       Volume 2   Issue 16
Message from RPA President

Please remember to turn in your teacher appreciation donations by Friday, December 12 to Marlen.  Checks may be payable to Kristen Porter who will consolidate the funds and divide them equally among the 25 faculty and administrators.

The online component of the Book Fair will also end on Friday, December 12.  See below for details on how to order. Books will be distributed prior to the winter break. Thank you to all of the volunteers who worked at the Fair and to Julie Porte Vega and Carla Dartis for organizing.

Sports Basement is having a special happy hour for Raskob families on Saturday, December 13, from 5-7 pm at their new Berkeley store.  If you shop at Sports Basement and mention Raskob at check-out, you will receive a 10% discount and Raskob will receive a 10% donation from Dec. 13- 20 (Berkeley store only). Raskob families and friends will receive a 10% discount and Raskob will receive a 5% donation from other Sports Basement stores and from the Berkeley store once our special week ends. There are many ways to have your holiday shopping also support Raskob. See below for links and details.

Thank you again to Dayna Broussard who single-handedly took care of all of the Sees orders and distribution.

I hope to see you all at the winter concert next Friday.

Best Regards,

Marianne Mitosinka, RPA President 

RPA Activities & Information

Teacher Appreciation in this Season of Gratitude 

Each December the RPA collects donations to brighten teachers and staff's Holiday Season.  The gifts are VERY much appreciated by the staff this time of year.  By participating in our collective gift you will not need to buy individual gifts for your child's teachers, AND it will be a one time donation.  We do something different during Teacher Appreciation week in the spring and will not be asking you for another cash donation for teachers this school year.

If you'd like to contribute (and we hope you will!) the suggested amount is $55, but not a required amount. Please make checks payable to Kristin Porter, put in an envelope marked Teacher Appreciation, and give to Marlen at the front desk.

For questions, contact Kristin at 

We wish you and your family all the best this Holiday Season!
Ways Your Holiday Shopping Can Support Raskob

Shop Amazon, but first click on the logo below.

Raskob will receive between 4% and10% of your purchase.


Shop the eScrip Online Mall by clicking the logo below.
Raskob will receive between 1% and 8% of your purchase.


Shop the new Sports Basement in Berkeley 
Anytime the week of Dec. 13-20
Receive 10% off your purchase and 
10% of your purchase goes to Raskob
(be sure to mention Raskob at checkout)
Other locations will donate 5% to Raskob.

Book Fair Continues Online Through Friday

The online portion of the Book Fair continues through Friday, Dec. 12. All you need to do to order your books so they count toward the Raskob Book Fair is click on the Laurel Books link here. Then click on schools in the top navigation bar, followed by Raskob School Fair 14. You can pick from recommended books, buy a book for a classroom from the teacher's wish lists or just search for any book you would like.

At checkout, please tick the option for in store book pick up and then in the comments section (at the bottom of the check out page) type: RASKOB BOOK FAIR PURCHSE. Your books will then be delivered to school for distribution with all other Book Fair purchases.

For questions, contact Julie or
School Information and Activities

Raskob's 10th Annual Toy Drive


It's that time of year again when we give thanks for our families, friends, health, and opportunities.  Let's also show our thanks by donating to those less fortunate.  Please see the details below.


When:  Now through Friday, December 19th

What:   Unwrapped new, non-violent gifts for children of all ages

Who:    All gifts will be donated to the Oakland Fire Department who              has collected toys for over 40 years for the Toys for Tots                    program.

How:    Bring gifts to the front office


Winter Concert Next Friday

There will be a music performance by both elementary and middle school students through their music class on Friday, Dec. 19 at 10:30am in the Valley Center for Performing Arts (VCPA) building on campus. Parents and guest, we are invited to come at 10am and enjoy hot refreshments provided by Raskob.

In This Issue
Quick Links

School Google Calendar 


Raskob Spirit Wear Store

Shop Amazon and Support Raskob

Volunteer Hours Tracking Form
Important Dates
Dec. 12
Spirit Day-Wear Your PJs

Dec. 12
Online Book Fair Ends

Dec. 13
Happy Hour at Sports Basement 
Berkeley Location

Dec. 19
Winter Concert
10am-Mix and Mingle

Dec. 19
Noon Dismissal-No ASP

Dec. 22-Jan.2
Winter Break

Jan. 5
Students Return
Workshops, Seminars and Speakers

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