Thursday Notes
The Raskob Parent Association Weekly Newsletter

October 13, 2016                                                 Volume 5   Issue 7

Now Hear THIS!!!
 will be provided for the Parent Education Event held on Sunday, October 23.
Keep your child safe with hands-on training to implement safety features on various devices. 
Bring your device with you!

Sunday, October 23rd
California Room at Holy Names from 3:00 to 5:00pm.

Please register here if you will be attending and/or need childcare (available at no cost).

For more information about Teen Esteem see this link.
Presidents' Message

Happy Thursday Everyone! 

Please be sure to check out the Thursday Notes as there is A LOT going on!

First, the book fair opens today.  See below for hours.

Second, your child designed cards in Art class that you may purchase to help earn money for Raskob.
Check your child's backpack for their card samples.

Third, Jessica is looking for some library volunteers. See below for more information.

Finally, this year for our See's Candy Fundraiser we're trying something new for our student body...

Amazon gift cards will be given to the top three sellers in increments of $75, $50, or $25!

 Have a good weekend and happy candy selling! ;)


Mark Headley 
Phil Wright
A New Take on Fundraising

It's Candy and Card Time!

It is time for the RPA's Annual See's Candies + Card Fundraiser.  Order forms and instructions will be sent home this week in each student's binder or folder.  We appreciate everyone's support raising funds for the RPA.  


Remember there will be prizes for the 
top three sellers!


Did you know...?

The Book Fair is HERE! 

Stop by the California Room on the Holy Names campus during the below times to choose books for your family and/or the Raskob Teachers.

Can't make it during the Book Fair Hours... Have no fear the Online Sale at the  The Laurel Books website is up and running. Click on the schools link at the top of their website page and choose Raskob.

Please click  Book Fair FAQ  for more information.

Please note: This sale is a "single copy" book fair.  You won't actually leave with the books you buy.  You will purchase your selections at the sale, and they will be delivered to Raskob in a few days.

Save The Date
In This Issue
Important Dates

Oct. 13-18
Raskob Book Fair

Grades 5-8
Health Education

Parent Teacher Conferences

Oct 20-21
Minimum Days (12:00 Dismissal).  
ASP ENDS at 3:00pm

Oct. 23 
Teen Esteem: Hands on Help for Today's Family

California Room 
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Childcare provided

Oct. 26
Shoo the Flu Vaccine Day

Oct. 28
Sprit Day: Pajamas

Middle School Dance

Oct. 31

Nov. 6
High School Panel

Quick Links

Volunteers Needed

Two Parent Librarians Needed 

Do you love to help kids discover the wonder of reading?  Are you a book lover?  Well, you're needed at Raskob!  

Ms. Jessica Baiocchi is looking for one or two parents who can volunteer about 2 hours a week on a regular basis to help with our beautiful Library.  

Here are some of the things you'll do: research new books we should purchase to have for the kids, re-shelve the books, help with special library projects,  and perhaps support our students in the library.  

20 Family Volunteer Hours can be easily gotten by serving in this way. 

If you're interested, please contact Jessica Baiocchi  

Parent Education

Parents Education Network (PEN) presenting 
Beyond Labels: Exploring Root Causes of Learning and Behavioral Challenges

Fri, October 14  
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
For more information or to register: click here


Decoding Dyslexia 

Please join us as we support one another and advocate for the 1 in 5 learners with dyslexia.  

October 19, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Offices of Jacobsen Education Law: 1919 Addison St, Berkeley CA Suite 105

Please contact
Sonia Beers:  510-423-3411 
Eva De Oro:  510-469-5709

RSVP.  Please RSVP by Oct. 17.

Light refreshments will be served.  We hope you can join us!