Thursday Notes 
The Raskob Parent Association Weekly Newsletter
March 26,  2015                                                                                       Volume 2   Issue 28
Message from RPA President

Please join us for our only Friday Raskob Parent Association (RPA) meeting tomorrow at 8:30am in the California Room.  We moved the meeting from next Wednesday so that it would not conflict with Field Studies week.  At the meeting we will debrief about the Raskob Social and the results of our fundraising efforts to date. We also discuss board positions that remain open for next year, and the work that needs to be done for the remaining RPA events on the calendar this school year. See below for a list. 

Throughout the school year, the RPA is involved in a number of activities that help foster and build our school community.  We will not be able to maintain this level of communication and involvement with the school unless more parents become involved in the RPA as board members or committee chairs. We have been using the Thursday Notes to profile open board position and inform of the positions that have been filled. This week, you will find the position of Secretary described below.

Lastly, but definitely not least a big THANK YOU to everyone that made a donation before, during and after the Raskob Social. Those who hadn't contributed  should have received a fundraising letter sent out by the RPA Board last week.  The letter highlights some needs identified by the Raskob faculty and administration.  Please consider making a donation to make Raskob an even better school for our children.  We appreciate those of you who have already donated and would encourage those of you who have not to consider making a donation in the next two weeks so that Raskob can use the funds to start purchasing the requested items.

Best Regards,
RPA News and Announcements
Important Upcoming RPA Supported EventsUpcomingevents

May 6, 8:30AM       Quarterly Coffee and RPA Meeting
May 6, 11:30AM     Teacher Appreciation Lunch
May 14, 6:00PM     Raskob Open House and Pizza Dinner 
June 3, 8:30AM      Last RPA Meeting
June 4, 5:30PM      Raskob Awards Night and Potluck Dinner
RPA SecretarySecretary

The role of RPA Secretary is required to attend all RPA meetings, take notes, prepare minutes for review at the next meeting, and upon approval of the minutes, submit them to the web site manager to be put on the web site.  This is a great job for someone who wants to learn more about the school while making a limited time
commitment.Please contact Marianne at
if you are interested or have questions.
Please note the following: 
  • Here are the people and the board positions they have filled for the 2015-16 school year. Amy Schoenblum as VP Family Resources and Support, Mark Headley as VP Academic Life, and Phil Wright as Treasurer. Other key roles that have been filled so far include Julie Porte Vega continues as Room Parent Coordinator and Co-Chair of the Book Fair and Debbie Degenshein continues as Manager of the RPA website
  • Open board positions include President, VP Communications, VP Fundraising and Secretary.  
Contact Marianne at if you are interested or have questions. 
Raskob Administration


Middle School Field Studies Bag Check-In

All middle school students attending CYO will need to bring their packed luggage to school on Monday, March 30. Bags will be left at school overnight and ready for their departure the following morning. 





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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Important Dates
March 27
RPA Meeting
California Room

March 30-April 2
Field Studies Week-NO ASP

April 3
Staff Development Day-NO School

April 6-10
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April 13
Students Return to School
Workshops, Seminars and Speakers
Learning Ally Presents A Student to Student Webinar: Exploring Self Advocay
Sat. March 28 & Tues. March 31

Parent Education Network Presents: Ed Rev with featured speaker Gavin Newsom
Sat. April 25