Thursday Notes
The Raskob Parent Association Weekly Newsletter

October 29, 2015                                                       Volume 3   Issue 10

Pumpkin Patch Fun with the Elementary Students

Message from the President

Happy Thursday all!

There are many Halloween festivities tomorrow.   Students will arrive at school in their regular clothes and change into their costumes for the afternoon fun...parties and a middle school dance!  Thank you to the parents and guardians who are helping to make this such a fun day.
Next week, as you may have heard once or twice, is the Book Fair.   The Fair will be open Wednesday through Friday during the hours listed below as well as the online option.  However, students will preview books on Tuesday and make out their wish lists. At the fair, you will be able to purchase books for the teachers as they have submitted wish lists for their classes.  A fantastic benefit from having the sale is that 20% of total sales will benefit Raskob in the form of a credit that the school can use to purchase books.  The timing is great as the Raskob library has been spruced up, books have been catalogued and additional book needs are being identified.  
Our next RPA meeting will be Friday, 11/6, from 8:30 to 9:45 am in the California Room (and the Book Fair will be open before and after the meeting). We will discuss the next Quarterly Coffee in December, Alumni Night, collecting donations for faculty holiday gifts, Sees Candy sales, and a technology wish list being finalized by the Raskob faculty and administration.  We had a great turnout at the last meeting and hope to keep the momentum going.  We have many families that have attended many different schools and it is really helpful to hear about best practices used by other parent clubs.  Please come and share your ideas!
Happy Halloween!
Marianne Mitosinka, RPA President

RPA Happenings

Did you RSVP for the Parent Education Night and the Fall Social? 

The parent education event is Thursday, 11/5, from 7 to 8:30 pm in the California Room on the subject of nutrition and its impact on executive functioning.  Please email Amy Schoenblum to RSVP.

The fall parent party is Saturday, 11/7, from 5 to 7:30 pm at the home of one of our families in Berkeley.  The fall party is purely a social event so that parents and guardians can get to know each other.  Please contact Becky Stephens to get the Evite resent to you. 

The Book Fair is November 4th - 6th

Wednesday 11/4
Thursday 11/5
Friday 11/6
Morning Hours
8:00-8:30 & 10:00-11:00  (RPA meeting @ 8:30)
Afternoon Hours
Evening Hours
6:30-7:00 & 8:30-9:00 (Parent Ed speaker @ 7:00)

If you won't be able to make it to the school during open hours there will be an Online Sale from November 2-8 at the 
The Laurel Books website

Please click Book Fair FAQ for more information.

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.

Around Campus


Calling all Basketball Players!!!!!

Basketball workshops for middle schoolers will be Wednesday and Thursday 
during lunch on November 4th and 5th

If students want to be on the team must come to both days. All are welcome.

Practice will start Monday, November 9th.  It will be from 3-4 pm on Mondays, 
Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 If you are interested in more information email Mrs. Flores.

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In This Issue
Important Dates

Oct 29 TODAY
Last day of Swimming

Oct. 30
Halloween Spirit Day

Middle School Dance
 3:30 - 5:30 pm IN McElroy  $3.00 with costume $5.00 No costume.

Nov. 4-6
Book Fair

Nov 5
Parent Education Evening
with Nutrition Consultant, Lisa Michelle Miller
7 to 8:30 pm in the California Room

Nov. 5-6
Basketball Workshops for Middle Schoolers (see around Campus section)

Nov. 6
RPA Meeting 8:30 am

Nov. 7
Raskob Parents Social
5 to 7:30 pm at 
Christina Pehl and Mark Headley's

Nov. 20
Turkey Trot 1:00 pm
Spirit Day: Crazy Hair Day

Our Community Rocks!
Take time to enjoy your morning beverage with other parents and Guardians this Friday morning.

Did You Know...

The entire elementary school can be pulled by one tractor for a hayride?

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