Thursday Notes
The Raskob Parent Association Weekly Newsletter

September 1, 2016                                                 Volume 4   Issue 2

Where do your RPA dues go? chrome books

In the past year, the RPA bought computers and tables for students as well as funded very comprehensive technology training for the teachers and staff.  It was money well spent.

RPA Presidents' Message

Many thanks to all of the families who came to the RPA BBQ.  We had an amazing turn out, and a good time was had by all.  It was a pleasure meeting so many new families and catching up with old ones. 

We look forward to future fun!  The Fall Social is Sept 24 - please RSVP today!  We would also like to invite you to our monthly RPA Meeting this Friday, September 2nd at  8:30 am. Future meetings are held the first  Friday of each month and are always open to all parents and guardians.  The meetings are a great way to learn more about the school and get questions answered.  

If you haven't paid your RPA dues yet -  this Friday  would be a great time to drop  them off. 100% participation is our goal and any amount is greatly appreciated!

Finally, we want to thank the community for the enthusiastic sign-ups on the many jobs (big and small) that allow the RPA to help students, teachers and staff.  Please see the side bar for more info about jobs that still need to be filled. Your help is pivotal for a terrific school year!  


Mark Headley 
Phil Wright

RPA Fundraising Status 

I am so excited that we have started our 2016-2017 year ~ 40% of our 100% participation goal for suggested donation amount of $55 per student - YAY!  If you are unable to donate this suggested amount, please know we gratefully accept any level of giving, and at any time during the school year. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible (Tax ID 94 1358 307.   A successful donation will allow our school to make the best possible investments for our school and programs through the end of the school year. 

Double the donation through corporate matching. Click here  to see if your company participates

You can use this from to donate Please return your form to Marlen Valle at the front desk, or mail to: 
Raskob Day School- RPA 3520 Mountain Blvd., Oakland, CA 94619

Chrissy Puccio
VP Fundraising 

What's Your Talent?

Are you a whiz with websites? How about a professional chair massage therapist? (Maybe during Teacher Appreciation Week you could help?).  Do you have an eye for design? Or, perhaps you excel in music or with a paint roller, or garden hoe?  What's your special skill that you can offer the Raskob Family?  

The RPA is looking for new ways parents can use their skills and talents to help our school. Let us know, as we are looking for creative ways to serve our teachers and kids, raise funds, and reach out to the community to let others know about what a terrific school we have at Raskob. Contact: Margaret Gelini or Tiffin Groff so we may pass along your contact information; remember all your time counts towards the 20 hours of service to Raskob.  Thanks so much!

In This Issue
Quick Links

Important Dates
Sept. 2
RPA Board meeting
8:30 am in the Californian Room

Pizza form due

Sept. 5
Labor Day No School

Sept. 8
Back to School Night 6 pm

Sept. 15
Middle School
Back to School Night 6 pm

Sept. 16
Spirit Day Assembly

Sept. 24
RPA Social

Sept. 28 
All Staff Meeting NO ASP


Click on the above link to find out how you can join in to help Raskob's Students and Staff have a great year.

The school requires all families donate 20 hours of their time to the betterment of the school. All of these jobs help fulfill the 20 hour commitment and many of the jobs can be completed from the comfort of your own home.  

Some of the jobs are helping with the book fair, teacher appreciation breakfasts, Sees candy sales, and planning the spring social gathering.

If interested, please send your name, email with cell contact and volunteer sign-up choice by September 15th to 

Margaret Gelini -


Tiffin Groff