Thursday Notes
The Raskob Parent Association Weekly Newsletter
November 10, 2016                                                 Volume 6   Issue 9

Presidents' Message
Dear Raskob Community,

As we approach the Thanksgiving Break, this is a wonderful time to reflect on the vital importance of community in all of our lives...our family, friends, neighborhoods and towns.  And, of course, our schools.

This school year many members of our community have stepped up and have had terrific events that have been filled with fun, communication, and learning.

A huge shout-out of thanks to all of you who have taken time out of your very busy lives to make our community truly special.  We thank you!

Today your child had an assembly on internet safety. This assembly was in conjunction with the Teen Esteem Parent Education Event two weeks ago.  In case you missed the Parent Education Event check out this link for a presentation.

Last but not least, we have one more huge opportunity to say thanks to the Raskob Staff and Teachers with a holiday gift.  This has been long standing tradition at Raskob.  It provides a bit of comfort and joy to the dedicated and loving team of professionals that look after our most precious gifts everyday.  We are truly thankful for all of them...
especially in a world that sometimes seems a bit crazy.

As always, do not hesitate to reach out to us with your questions or comments.

In Peace and Gratitude,

How Does Holiday Gift Giving Work?
A Raskob Tradition -
Staff Holiday Gifts -
 Give today!

Every year families pitch in to thank the entire Raskob staff at the holidays with a card and $100.

We're asking each family/guardian to contribute $50 to help cover the entire staff.  Tiffin Groff will be collecting the money on behalf of RPA and distributing the staff gift.
Important Details
Donation is due by Dec. 7th.
Multiple ways to pay: 
1) give Marlen cash or a check (made out to Tiffin Groff); or
2) Use PayPal:

See's Candy Update

Reminder,  See's Candies orders are due Thursday, November 17th.  

See's Candies sales support the RPA.  
No late order will be accepted, please make checks payable to the RPA.  This is a great opportunity to purchase business client gifts, as well as holiday presents for family and friends and support the RPA.  Also, the three kids with the most sales will each receive an amazon gift card.  

Card Update
Excited to get your child's cards?

A big thank you to all the families participating in the art card fundraiser.  We are so lucky to have an incredibly talented group of kids who created some amazing art work.  The card orders have been processed and are currently in production!   We're on course to receive them during the first week of December.

In This Issue
Important Dates

Nov. 11
Veterans Day
No School 

Nov. 17
See's Candy Due

Nov. 18
Turkey Trot and Spirit Day
Nov 21-25
Thanksgiving Break 
No School
Quick Links

Box Tops
Please remember to turn in your boxtops.  There is a brown basket to place them in as you enter the school.  Thank you!
Parent Education

Our Family Coalition is sponsoring a workshop for parents on the psychological, emotional, and physical changes during adolescence, and how to best support our kids. 

For more info click here.