Thursday Notes
The Raskob Parent Association Weekly Newsletter
March 9, 2017                                                Volume 6   Issue 22

Keep a look out for a reminder evite tomorrow.

Presidents' Message

Are you ready to go on an adventure to Morocco without leaving the Bay Area? 

This year's Spring Social on March 25th will be a Moroccan themed party complete with a Belly Dancer, Hookah, Henna, and a photo booth.  There will be fantastic food and beverages as well.  Please bring a bottle of wine to share if you feel inclined.  You will also get the opportunity to help our amazing school purchase chromebooks, playground equipment, a whiteboard, electric water fountain that will fill water bottles, and give our staff and teachers a staffroom worthy of their dedication to our children.  This fun-filled event is always a highlight of the school year.  

We are deeply sorry for the trouble we have been having with the evite. Apparently there has been a glitch and we have lost many responses.  Also, the shareable link has not functioned properly.  Please be on the look out for a reminder evite in your mailboxes tomorrow.


Mark and Phil

Mark Headley   

Phil Wright

Next Round of the Penny Plays Game

Which class will win the coveted extra 20 minute of recess?  Children are encouraged to bring in their pocket change for next week's round, March13-17.  Again, thank you for supporting our school!

Parent Education

 School Dispute Resolution Workshop   This free event covers options  available to parents when conflicts over IEPs that cannot be  resolved.  March  18 at the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley (across from  the Ashby  BART).  Pre-registration required.
SEED (Special Education Enrichment and Development) is a Lafayette based parent group for kids with LD.  They are sponsoring an LD/ADD simulation   March 28 @ 6:30 . Free but requires advanced registration.  

Dyslexia Training Institute is presenting a virtual conference April 24th- May 5th. This will be a series of prerecorded topics to include issues in assessment and advocacy; Orton-Gillingham; dyslexia, dyscalculia, and executive function; and current dyslexia law.  After watching the podcast the attendee can post questions, which will be answered by the speaker. The keynote speaker is Ameer Baraka. Title of talk is Dyslexia: pipeline to prison.  It will be live.

In This Issue
Important Dates

March 10 (Tomorrow)
Middle School Dance
pick up @ McElroy which is the lower parking lot.
$3 for admission

March 13-17
Optional Parent Teacher Conferences

Optional High School Check-in for 8th Graders

March 17
Spirit Day

March 20-24
Testing for ALL Students

March 25
Spring Social 

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