Thursday Notes
The Raskob Parent Association Weekly Newsletter

March 10, 2016                                                      Volume 3   Issue 26

Raskob is getting a make-over!
Message from the President
Hello all, it sure is busy around here!

The Social is just over a week away and we are hoping for a big turnout.  Please RSVP so we can finalize our planning. Thank you.

Did you know one of the current Raskob teachers attended Raskob?  Want to find the answer to this or any other burning questions, then come to the Social.  I know I was curious about the transition to middle school when my daughter was in 5th grade. I was really glad I came and met some of the middle middle school teachers and faculty. Meeting and socializing with teachers and other parents was very rewarding, plus I got a great deal of questions answered.    

The Raskob Social is the Raskob Parent Associations biggest fundraiser of the year, and  we are finalizing the list of items that Raskob would like the RPA to purchase for the school.   We are focusing on Professional Development for faculty and teachers, Technology for our the school, Library materials and supplying our new Garden Area.  You will have the opportunity to make donations for each category or to make a general donation to the school using a check or credit card.

Some of may be thinking Garden Area? Yes, we have a garden area.  This is the walled space outside of the therapy rooms and on the same level as the elementary classrooms. This area has been transformed from an unused mess into a lovely and useful space with new cement and plantings. Check out the picture of the new space in the side column.  We are hoping to raise money at the Social to purchase 3 lunch tables (similar to those on the playground), 2 umbrellas and 4 storage benches.  The benches will contain emergency supplies for Raskob.  This area will be used as an outdoor classroom and as a lunch area.  It really is a lovely space

Mark your calendars:  our next RPA Meeting and Quarterly Coffee will be on Friday, April 8th at 8:30 am in the California Room.  Our guest speaker will be Stefani Wulkan, the Lead Teacher and Assistant Director of Raskob.  Stefani also helps 8th graders and their families figure out what high school to attend.

Lastly, thank you to the room parents of the elementary classes who are organizing a teacher appreciation breakfast on March 17th.

Best Regards,

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Voting is about to begin for the Best of Parents Press!

In past years, Raskob Learning Institute and Day School has earned several Parents' Press awards, some of which have included Best Special Needs Elementary School, and Best Learning Disabilities Specialist. Raskob also earned "Top Pick" for Best Special Needs Camp.

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.

In This Issue
Quick Links

Important Dates

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 
March 18 
Spirit Day Assembly

March 19
Raskob Social

March 21- 24 
Field Studies Week
March 25 - April 1
Spring Break NO SCHOOL
Side Heading
Landscape Photos
New Garden Area

Parent Education

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