Thursday Notes 
The Raskob Parent Association Weekly Newsletter
March 5,  2015                                                                                       Volume 2   Issue 25
Message from RPA President

We hope that you can all join us for the annual Raskob Social on Saturday, March 14 from 6:30-9:30pm at the lovely Oakland home of Wanda and Karl Cole-Frieman. More than 50 parents, guardians and faculty members are planning to attend our biggest social event and fundraiser of the year.  If you have not yet RSVP'd, please do so by Friday as our hosts need to finalize the food and beverage orders. Socializing is the focus of the event, but there will be an opportunity to make donations toward the purchase of specific items requested by the Raskob faculty and administration and voted on by the Raskob Parents Association (so remember to bring your checkbooks and/or credit cards).

Our final teacher appreciation breakfast will be Thursday, March 26. Room parents will be contacting parents and guardians of the elementary students with requests for food, beverages, and paper goods.  

We are moving our next RPA meeting to Friday, March 27 from 8:30-9:30am instead of Wednesday, April 1 which is in the middle of field studies week. Please note the change on your calendars.  

Lastly, I would like to profile one of our most important board positions which will be open next year as our VP of Communications, Bridget Rivezzo, will be moving on with her son who is graduating. Please see the job description of this important job below and feel free to contact Bridget with questions at

Best Regards,
RPA News and Announcements
The VP of Communications

The VP of Communications puts out the weekly Raskob Thursday Notes, sends out invitations, reminders and updates as needed, and works with the Raskob administration to get dates and information on upcoming school events on the Google Calendar. The communication tool used is Constant Contact. Experience using Constant Contact or similar platform is a plus, but not need. It is important that we identify a successor to Bridget prior to the end of the school year so that she can teach the new VP of Communications the systems that are in place.  Please contact Bridget at with any questions about the position and/or to indicate your interest.

Please note the following: 
  • Additional open board positions are President, Secretary, VP Fundraising, and VP Academic Resources.
  • Filled positions for the 2015-16 school year are Treasurer, VP of Family Resources and Support, and Past President.
Contact Marianne at if you are interested in any of these other positions.
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Help Raskob Receive Parents Press Awards

Last Year Parents' Press awarded Raskob Learning Institute with two awards: 
  • Best Special Needs Elementary School
  • Best Learning Disabilities Specialist
Raskob also earned "Top Pick" for Best Special Needs Camp. Thank you to those who voted and helped promote all of the wonderful programs we offer. 

Please consider voting again this year by clicking here. Once on the website, click on the Alameda Country link and scroll down to the categories that include Raskob.   

Voting ends on March 31. Thanks for your vote.
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Raskob Spirit Wear Store

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Volunteer Hours Tracking Form
Important Dates
March 6
Middle School Dance
McElroy Room

March 9
Middle School Field Week Studies Parent Information Night
Raskob Library

March 14
Raskob Social
Home of Wanda & Karl Cole Frieman

March 27
RPA Meeting
Workshops, Seminars and Speakers
Parent Education Network Presents: Less Struggle, More Success: An Overview of Technology for Learning and Executive Function Challenges with Shelley Haven, ATP, RET
Sat. March 14