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The Raskob Parent Association Newsletter
 
January 18, 2018                                                Volume 7   Issue 7   



 
RPA Message
Dear Raskob Community,
Happy New Year!
We have some exciting events coming up as we celebrate the new year!
Raskob's Spring Social is March 24th!
The Raskob Parent Association is planning the Spring Social to be held on Saturday, March 24th. We hope you can all join us to celebrate our amazing staff, teachers, students and families who make our school special. Please join us at the West Berkeley Fencing Club and enjoy an evening of socializing with parents and faculty from the Raskob community.
In addition to what promises to be an evening of great conversation, delicious food and a relaxed atmosphere, you will have an opportunity to make a gift to support the educational expenses not covered by tuition. Specifically, we'd like to raise money for these items:
  • 56 Waterproof outdoor lockers   
  • Front Lobby Makeover        
  • Rain mats w/ logos  
  • Air conditioners        
  • New drive up sign for RPA and Raskob Communications
We dedicate this evening to honor our amazing staff, teachers, students and families who make our school special.
Come hang, eat some great renasance food, take some fencing lessons, grab a beer at the beer garden and get your tarot cards read! Feel free to bring a bottle of wine to share! 
Please RSVP by March 16th. If you did not receive your Evite, please contact Christine Puccio atcpuccio@yahoo.com.
Raskob Penny Plays is back!
Start digging in the corners of your sofa...the fundraising committee has a place for all of that annoying spare change!  Get ready for Raskob's 2nd Annual Penny Plays Fundraiser; a fun way for our kids to participate in a game while raising money for their school.
Here's how to play:   A labeled container is located in each classroom/advisory.  The kids bring in loose change for a week.  When the week is up the money is counted & and a winner is declared - there will be one winner per month.  Winners are rewarded with a one-time treat of 20 minutes extra recess and those in middle school will earn 20 extra minutes of free time.
Game schedule: January 22-26, February 26-March 2, April 23-27 and May 21-25.
Flyers will be posted around campus as a reminder of when to bring in coins and to announce winners.  Questions... please contact Isabella Brown at  ibella42@gmail.com .
Kindest Regards
Christine Puccio  
VP Fundraising 
In This Issue

Important Dates
Spirit Day Assembly
January 19th

Winter Teacher/Staff Appreciation Breakfast
January 24th

Financial Aid Applications
February 9th, 2018

Quick Links


 
Help Us Celebrate our Teachers and Staff
 
The Winter Appreciation Breakfast for Raskob teachers and staff is on: Wednesday, January 24th.
 
How can you help with the appreciation breakfast?
  Please take a moment to review the sign up list with the suggested foods and other breakfast items to help us plan for the appreciation breakfast. 
 
 Thank you for volunteering!
  
Meet Raskob's Teachers:
Valerie Cordes  

Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Kailua, Hawaii

What's your favorite movie?
Movies don't stick for me. I am more of a book person.
 
What's your favorite food?
My favorite food is sushi. Hands down.

What is your favorite quote?
Man plans. God laughs. It sounds pessimistic, but I take it as relax and surf whatever comes along.

Why did you become a teacher?
I became a teacher because I am fascinated by learning and brain differences.  I also want to help students become successful, happy adults.
 
How would you describe your teaching style?
My teaching style is relaxed, friendly, and sometimes silly. I want students to feel relaxed and capable because you can't learn if you are anxious.

What is your favorite thing to teach?
I love teaching science of course, but reading is a very close second.

What makes Raskob a special place?
The teachers and our administrators are what makes Raskob great.  We have a problem solving attitude mixed in with a healthy dose of creativity and compassion.
Raskob Penny Plays!
 
Start digging in the corners of your sofa...the fundraising committee has a place
for all of that annoying spare change!  Get ready for  Raskob's 2nd Annual PennyPlays  Fundraiser;  a fun way for our kids to participate in a game while raising money for their school.
 
Here's how to play:   A labeled container is located in each classroom/advisory.
The kids bring in loose change for a week.  When the week is up the money is counted & and a winner is declared - there will be one winner per month.  
Winners are rewarded with a one-time treat of 20 minutes extra recess and those in middle school will earn 20 extra minutes of free time.
 
Game dates: January 22-26, February 26-March 2, April 23-27 and May 21-25.
 
Flyers will be posted around campus as a reminder of when to bring in coins 
and to announce winners.
 
Questions...contact Isabella Brown at ibella42@gmail.com.