Thursday Notes
The Raskob Parent Association Weekly Newsletter
March 16, 2017                                                Volume 6   Issue 23
Let's make it a "Three-peat"!
Please vote to make sure Raskob is recognized for the great work the faculty and staff does for our children... vote for Best of Parents Press
For the past two years Raskob has earned
    • Best Special Needs Program- Elementary School
    • Best Special Needs Program- Middle School
    • Best Special Needs Program- Summer Camp
Presidents' Message

Welcome to Spring, Parents and Guardians!

And a very big welcome to the many new members of our community!  To the new members (and old members)  please come to our amazing Spring Social next weekend and visit our RPA meeting in April - our monthly meetings are quick and informative and a great way to meet the team that runs the school.  Both of these venues will provide stress-free environments to hang out with people that "get it."

Please check your inbox or Spam folder for the evite for the Spring Social on March 25th and RSVP if you have not done so.   Please contact Christine Puccio at if you have not received your evite. This year's social will be truly memorable with its Moroccan inspired flair!

Spirit Day is March 17... your kids can tell you all about it - if you happen to have kids that will answer any questions! HA :)

All the very best,

Mark and Phil

Mark Headley   

Phil Wright

Several awesome people to help with set-up and clean-up for the Spring Social.

Please contact
If you are awesome and want to help.

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 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 

Quick Links

Last Day This Round for Pocket Change...

Which class will win the coveted extra 20 minutes of recess? 

Children are encouraged to bring in their pocket change tomorrow.  Again, thank you for supporting our school!