Thursday Notes
The Raskob Parent Association Weekly Newsletter

February 4, 2016                                                      Volume 3   Issue 21

We need YOU to help make our library amazing!
We have a dollar for dollar challenge from an anonymous donor for up to $500. Please donate any amount you are able. It would be fantastic to have an extra $1000 for our library.

online or Drop off a check (made out to Raskob, with "library" in the memo line)

For more details see Raskob News
Message from the President

Do you ever wonder what happens at a RPA Meeting?  

Well you're in luck, please join us for the Quarterly Coffee and  Meeting tomorrow at 8:30 am in the California Room.  Polly Mayer, Director of the Raskob Clinic, will speak and answer questions from 8:30 to 9 am.  The RPA meeting will follow and will focus on planning the Raskob Social on March 19th.  We will also discuss our fundraising goals for the Social and vote on what to try and purchase for the school.  Come and let your voices be heard!

Exciting News! A parent education event on Assistive Technology for our students will be held on Sunday, February 28th from 4 to 5:30 pm.  The speaker is a Raskob parent who is an expert in this area.  More information is presented below. 

Would you like to know more about the Raskob Parents Association (RPA)?  Check out our website at . You can see volunteer opportunities, read descriptions of board positions, look at the minutes of past RPA meetings, check out the master calendar, etc.  Thank you to Debbie Degenshein for creating the web site and for keeping it updated. 

See you tomorrow!

Best Regards,

Marianne Mitosinka, RPA President  
Raskob News
Help us celebrate and expand our library!

You're invited to visit the new library at our Open House next Wednesday, and have a chance to make a library donation that will be DOUBLED by an anonymous donor. That means if you donate $25, it will automatically be doubled to $50 by our donor. All donations will be matched up to a total of $500 - giving us $1,000 to expand the library selections.

How to donate and automatically double your donation:
At school: Drop off a check (made out to Raskob, with "library" in the memo line) with Marlen
At the event: Drop off your check in the secure box in the library

Open House information:
Wednesday, February 10th

Please donate before break to ensure we reach our goal of $1,000 for the library - our "double your donation" is only available until February 11th.

Thanks to all for supporting our school and creating a more exciting library experience for our students!
RPA Happenings
Please join us for what will be a very powerful afternoon.

Assistive Technology - Best Options for Children with Learning Differences
with Karen Kelley

When: Sunday, February 28th
4:00-5:30 pm 

Where: The Mitosinka/Wick Home * Piedmont, CA

Karen will share her top picks for assistive technology - everything from audio books, to word prediction software, to voice-to-text and text-to-voice options, as well as other excellent learning tools and software.

Karen Kelley, a Raskob parent, has been working in the field of special education for more than 20 years. She has a masters degree and a teaching credential in the area of moderate/severe special education. She currently works as an assistive technology/augmentative and alternative communication specialist.

In This Issue
Quick Links

Important Dates
Feb. 5 
Quarterly Coffee at 8:30 am in the California room

Feb. 10
Science Fair
1-2:15 students available to answer questions

2:15-5 Projects on display

Library Open House

Feb. 12
Spirit Day- backwards  inside out clothing

Pizza money due
Feb 15-19
No School President's Week


Feb. 4  game is CANCELED
Feb. 8
4 to 5 pm at St. Paul's 
Feb. 23
4 to 5 pm at Hillcrest
Feb. 29
4 to 5 pm at the HNU gym

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