Thursday Notes
The Raskob Parent Association Weekly Newsletter

May 12, 2016                                                      Volume 3   Issue 34

Exciting News!

Thanks to the generosity of everyone who made a donation at the Social or in response to the fundraising letter, we exceeded our fundraising goal of $13,850 and have received $16,735 so far.  We are awaiting $850 in matching funds which will bring the total to $17,585. 
RPA President's Message

What will be done with the extra money raised?

After discussions with Edee, the faculty and some RPA Board members, it was decided that the additional funds raised will be used to purchase another lunch table for the garden area ($1,000) and umbrella ($300) as well as three air conditioners for the elementary classrooms ($400 each).Thus, the total purchases come to approximately $16,350.  Any remaining funds that are not used for shipping, extended warranties, etc. will be put into a fund for purchases next year.  

The extra table and umbrella bring the total in the enclosed garden area up to four.  Now the entire elementary school will be able to have lunch or classes at the same time.  Middle school classrooms received air conditioners last year and now the three elementary classrooms will have air conditioning. The purchase of the additional items was discussed and approved at the last RPA meeting.

The school year is rapidly coming to a close. Our next event is to provide dinner at the Open House on Wednesday, May 18th.  Please click on the sign up sheet to bring salads, fruit and paper goods.  Only 3 families have signed up so far so please help!  

On Thursday, May 26th from 7 to 8:30 there will be a parent education presentation on internet safety and social media.  This was identified by Raskob parents and guardians as one of the most important issues that we all need help with.  Please join us in the California Room.

Our last RPA meeting of the year will be on Friday, June 3rd at 8:30 am in the California Room. We hope to have a finalized slate of officers for next year. Helping with the RPA is a great way to meet other families and learn more about the school.  The school is a unique place that can be life changing for our kids. I hope that you will get involved!

Best Regards,

Did you hear the BIG news? 

Save Mart, Lucky and FoodMaxx have partnered with eScrip to provide easy fundraising for every family or individual that wishes to support your school or nonprofit organization; welcome to the New* Shares program... powered by eScrip. 
Simply register your phone number or Rewards card number with eScrip. They'll earn up to 3% for Raskob Day School on qualifying purchases when they check out with their registered phone or card number.  Click on escrip to get started!

In This Issue
Important Dates

May 13
dismissal at 2:30

May 20
Spirit Day

May 18
Open House and Pizza Dinner 
Please sign up to bring some thing.  Click here

May 26
RPA Parent Education

Texting, Social Media, Devices, and Your Kids: Hands On Help for Today's Digital Family

7:00-8:00 p.m. in the California Room

May 30
Memorial Day 
No School

June 3
Spring  Musical Performance

2pm in the Public Market (HNU cafeteria)
Quick Links

PayPal link for Raskob Donations

Credit card form for Raskob Donations

RPA Parent Education
Join us for an 
RPA Parent Education Event 
for parents of 3rd-8th graders

Texting, Social Media, Devices, and Your Kids: Hands On Help for Today's Digital Family

TOPICS Covered
Current Social Media Trends
Importance of Parental Controls
Safety Features & How
to Implement Them
+7 Things You Can do

Thursday, May 26th 
7:00-8:30 pm in the California Room at HNU

Raskob Day School Parent Association | Holy Names University | 3520 Mountain Blvd. | Oakland | CA | 94619