Thursday Notes
The Raskob Parent Association Weekly Newsletter

March 17, 2016                                                      Volume 3   Issue 27

Message from the President
Only two days until the Raskob Social! 

If you haven't RSVP'd yet, you can still attend.  All Raskob parents, guardians and faculty are welcome!  Just click on the link and get the details.  There will be delicious food, beverages, people with whom you have a lot in common and an opportunity to help Raskob and its faculty get some items that will benefit our children.  This is a win win event:  a fundraiser that is actually fun!

As my daughter is getting closer to 8th grade graduation, I keep thinking back to what it was like before she attended Raskob beginning in 5th grade.  This school has made a tremendous difference in her life and in the lives of our entire family.  I know many of you feel the same way. This is way the RPA coordinates three breakfasts throughout the year and one lunch (on Teacher Appreciation Day!) because the facility and staff deserve some pampering. These wonderful people are changing the way our children experience education.  

Today is one of those pampering days for the facility and staff! Thank you to the elementary parents for providing a delicious breakfast. Most importantly, thank you teachers, aides and administrators who work so hard to help our children.  

Next week is field studies week!  It's a wonderful week full of experiential learning for everyone.  For those of you who are new to Raskob, elementary students get to go on a series of fun manageable local field trips. Middle school students attend CYO Camp, which is a sleep away camp. 

The first year my daughter attended CYO Camp, I was very nervous about her going to a sleep away camp and so was she.  When I picked her up, her first comment was, she wished she could have stayed longer.  This seems to be a common response from the Raskob students.  The middle school faculty and administrators who attend the camp with our children know them well and work with a great group of camp counselors to help the kids have a great time. I'm looking forward to hearing about her new adventures this year.

Have a great day, and I hope to see you all at the Social!

Parent Education
 Did you know The Fonz is dyslexic?  
Come hear Henry Winkler talk about how dyslexia shaped his life at the Montclair Presbyterian Church (hosted by A Great Good Place for Books) on March 18th at 7pm. He and his co-author of the Hank Zipzer book series will also speak about their childhoods and careers.
The Hank Zipzer series by Henry Winkler is a series about a kid with learning differences in general and dyslexia in specific, written for grades 3-5.  These books are based on his experience as a kid with undiagnosed dyslexia.

For more information check this out.

In This Issue
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Important Dates

March 17 - 18
Optional Parent Teacher Conferences Grades 2-7
March 17- 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
Vote for Raskob
Help Raskob win Parents' Press awards

Best Special Needs Elementary School, Best Learning Disabilities Specialist, and "Top Pick" for Best Special Needs Camp are some awards Raskob has won in the past.

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.

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