Thursday Notes
The Raskob Parent Association Newsletter
September 28, 2017                                                Volume 7   Issue 1 

Presidents' Message

Dear Raskob Community,
We're off to a wonderful start to the new school year. It has been great meeting the new families and catching up with the old at the several events we've had this year - the back-to-school coffee, the RPA BBQ and back-to-school night. It looks to be a fun and exciting year for the Raskob community.
Speaking of events, we have our first RPA Parent's Social coming up on Saturday, October 7, 6:30-9:30pm. The theme is "Fall Fiesta: Tacos and Tequila". The event will be catered and we'll have a few bottles of tequila for tasting, but we ask that you bring something to drink if you plan to do so (wine, beer, etc.). You should have received an Evite for the event - the Evite link is also included below. Please respond to the Evite as soon as you have a chance, so that we can get an accurate headcount for planning. The event will be hosted by Vanessa and Brandon Bergmark at:
5330 Estates Drive
Oakland, CA 94618
The event is free, but it's a good opportunity to drop off your RPA dues if you haven't done so already (you can also leave it with Marlen at the front desk). Everyone is a member of the RPA, but we ask for a donation of $100 per child to cover our operating expenses for the year, which includes items such as welcome gifts for new families, holiday money for faculty and staff, cost for fall social and spring fundraising party, annual donation for library, teacher appreciation gifts, back to school BBQ and more. Our goal is 100% participation from the community and any amount is greatly appreciated.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the Fall Fiesta. We can't emphasize enough how nice it is to see other parents in a non-school, non-child setting. We hope you can make it. 
Phil & Mark 

Phil Wright 
Mark Headley 
In This Issue

Important Dates
October 9
Photo Day!


October 11

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Breakfast


October 13 

Raskob Parent Association Meeting @ 8:30am, Raskob Library

Quick Links

Save the Date
Raskob's Fall Social

Tacos and Tequila Fall Social hosted by the Raskob Parents Association!  

Please join us at the Bergmark Family home and enjoy an evening of socializing with parents and faculty from the Raskob community.

The night is all about us and a fun night out. We dedicate this evening to kicking off the new school year hangin' with our amazing staff, teachers, TAs and families who make our school special. Come fiesta with us like there's no manana!

Feel free to bring something to drink to share. Contact Phil Wright at for more info.

Parking is limited we encourage carpooling or alternative car sharing.

To RSVP, please visit the Evite.

Join us in celebrating
our Raskob Teachers & Staff
on October 11th!

Fall is here, and it's time to show our appreciation & gratitude
for our teachers & staff!

Our first Staff & Teacher's Appreciation Breakfast is on
October 11th
and we need your help!

Please help prepare a tasty breakfast spread of "homemade" goodies,
delicious breakfast favorites, coffee/tea
and so much more for our kids' awesome teachers.

There are a few volunteer slots open for breakfast items.
Please view the sign up link:

Thank you Raskob Community for your support!
Teacher's Lounge
Last year's fundraising was a big success with a new electronic water fountain, staff room makeover, whiteboard for the library (photo), imagination blocks, chromebooks for all and new middle school chairs.
Learn more about what we are looking to raise money for this year here.