Welcome to 2015-2016 School Year!
We are happy you have chosen Raskob as the school for your child/children.
The main goal of the Raskob Parents Association (RPA) is to have everyone feel welcome and part of the Raskob community. Sometimes this a challenge for a commuter school with students from 24 different communities; therefore, we try hard to foster a sense of community by hosting events and providing communications such as today's newsletter. You will find Raskob Notes in your inbox every Thursday. Bear in mind, some information may overlap with the school news sent out each Monday by Marlen, but we feel too much information is better than not enough. Hopefully you agree.
Speaking of community...Our first social event was a huge success. It was great to see so many of you at the Back to School Barbecue. Thank you to Erica Dennings, Karen and Ian Kelly (who was our barbecue master in spite of a recently broken knee!) for organizing the barbecue.
Thank you to everyone who attended the Welcome Coffee and especially to those who signed up to volunteer.
We could still really use your help with the following volunteer positions.
Room parents for Ms. Williford / Ms. Almada's advisory class.
Co-Secretary: We have a volunteer, but she travels for work and needs someone else to share the position of taking notes at the monthly RPA meetings and presenting the finished minutes at the next meeting. Meetings are the first Friday of the month at 8:30am.
Spirit Wear Coordinator: We have a website up and running. We just need someone to promote it from time to time and possibly edit the merchandise.
Signage Coordinator: We are looking for someone to put signs up on the parking lot bulletin board in advance of meetings and events and to put signs on the Raskob lobby door when needed.
And a BIG thanks to everyone who has paid their RPA dues. This is a key source of funding for the RPA. Our goal is to have 100% of Raskob families participate at whatever level is comfortable. Money is used to purchase items requested by the Raskob faculty such as technology and playground equipment. Also some monies are dedicated towards teacher appreciation events and other hospitality events. Please see below for information about how to make your donation and when the next RPA meeting will be. It would be great to see you there!
Shhh...Spirit Wear Surprise:
Please don't tell your children, but the RPA is buying each student a T-shirt with our new Raskob Roadrunner logo in green. Yes, our school color magically turned from red to green over the summer. We plan to hand out the T-shirts to the students prior to the first Spirit Day Assembly on September 18th. You can shop for other spirit wear products at http://raskob.logosoftwear.com/
Friday Morning Coffee Gathering: Come get to know other families while getting your coffee fix. Raskob will be providing coffee every Friday morning somewhere near the drop-off area. Try to park and visit with other families for a few minutes if you can.
I hope that the school year is off to a good start , and I look forward to seeing you at the next RPA meeting and Back to School Night!