Thursday Notes
The Raskob Parent Association Weekly Newsletter

February 25, 2016                                                      Volume 3   Issue 23

$1,220 for Raskob's Library
We did it! 

 We were able to make the challenge! 
Thank you to everyone who donated to the library. 
 And a very special THANK YOU to the 
donor who made all of this possible.
Message from the President

Welcome back!  Hopefully you and your family were able to ease back into the Raskob routine this week.  You have until Sunday before our RPA events begin. :)  I'm very excited about the parent education event held at my house  this Sunday, February 28th, from 4 to 5:30 about assistive technology for our students.  Please see the "RPA Happenings" section for more information.  My house is easy to get to and there is plenty of parking.  The leader of the program is Karen Kelley, a Raskob parent and an expert who advises schools in this area.

Our next RPA meeting will be on Friday, March 4th, beginning at 8:30 am in the California Room.  We will discuss our biggest event of the year:  THE RASKOB SOCIAL ON SATURDAY, MARCH 19TH!  We will also discuss board positions and other key jobs that need to be filled for next year.

Speaking of the Raskob Social,  this will be a casual social event for Raskob parents, guardians and faculty.  People are asked to bring wine or beer if they would like to.  Non-alcoholic beverages and heavy h'ordeurvres will be  provided.  This is a fun event where families and faculty can get to know one another in a relaxed setting (with no kids!).  There will also be an opportunity to make donations by check or credit card for technology, professional development and items for the newly developed garden area.  The professional development is the top request of the faculty and administration and will be a customized program to help the teachers optimally use all of the technology that the RPA and school have purchased over the last several years.  More details will be provided at the Social and I hope to see everyone there!

Best Regards,
RPA Happenings

Please join us for what will be  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
250 Sheridan Avenue
Piedmont, CA

Please RSVP to

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. 28
4 to 5:30 pm
Assistive Technology - Best Options for Children with Learning Differences

March 9 
staff meeting NO ASP
March 7-11
Health Education Grades 5-8
March 14 - 18
Optional Parent Teacher Conferences Grades 2-7
March 14 - 18
Optional High School Check-in for 8th Graders
March 17
Teacher Appreciation Breakfast (Room Parents)
March 18 
Spirit Day Assembly

March 19
Parent Social

March 21- 24 
Field Studies Week
March 25 - April 1
Spring Break NO SCHOOL


Come support our players at their last game of the season

Feb. 29
4 to 5 pm at the HNU gym

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