Thursday Notes
The Raskob Parent Association Weekly Newsletter
January 19, 2017                                                Volume 6   Issue 16
    Cognitive and Social-Emotional Resilience in Children with Dyslexia 

Presented by Fumiko Hoeft, MD, PhD 
Friday, January 20th 9:00-10:30 
Valley Center for Performing Arts on the Holy Names University Campus, Oakland, CA
Hoeft has delivered over 120 lectures including remarks at UNESCO, White House, and keynotes at IMBES and Learning and the Brain conferences. Her work has been covered in media such as The New York Times, NPR, CNN, the New Yorker, and Scientific American.
Presidents' Message
Dear Parents and Guardians,

Our wet and wild winter continues to dampen the Bay Area, but hopefully not your spirits. 

We hope you will be able to join many of us in attending the   9 am presentation  this Friday by the famous Professor Fumiko Hoeft, UCSF Neuroscientist and Psychiatrist.  She will be presenting at the Valley Center for Performing Arts on the HNU campus.  This is sure to be one of the most fascinating and important talks the school has ever brought to our community.  It will be totally worth rearranging busy schedules!

A link to a 2015 New Yorker article on Dr. Hoeft and her work can be found below. 

We would also like a to send a great big THANK YOU to the parents the ran and provided food for the Teacher Appreciation Breakfast!  The teachers really appreciate these events.

All the very best!

Mark and Phil
Volunteers Needed
The RPA could really use someone to volunteer for this position.

"Bring Out Your Goods Donation Drive"  Coodinators (2 Parents)

Savers FUNDrive is a new kind of fundraising event, one that will pay Raskob for gently-used items we collect, including clothes, shoes, jewelry, accessories and linens. 

No one has to dig into their pockets for money; they simply need to clean out their closets, something we all need to do anyway! 

But, we need two parents to help coordinate and implement this new FUNDrive.  If you want to help all of us at Raskob get our "2017 Spring Cleaning" done while making money for our school, contact either Margaret Gelini at  or Tiffin Groff at  .
Calling all Girls K-5

Girls Leadership workshops, parent-daughter pairs will learn about identifying healthy relationships, finding their voices, and communicating more effectively. Girls also develop resilient responses to conflict, drama, challenges, and mistakes. The program is interactive, fun, and enlightening, and it's also a great opportunity to gain insight and spend time with your daughter in a new and different way. 

Link to the Workshop for Grades K/1, 4:30-5:30pm, $180

Link to the Workshop for Grades 2/3 Pt. 1, 6-7:30pm, $215 programs/millscollege23/

Link to the Workshop for Grades 4/5 Pt. 1., 6-7:30pm, $215 programs/millscollege45/

In This Issue
Important Dates
Jan. 20
Raskob hosts
Fumiko Hoeft MD, PhD 
Cognitive and Social-Emotional
Resilience in Children with Dyslexia

Jan 25
All Staff Mtg. NO After School Program

Quick Links

Parent Education
Assistive Technology Workshop for Dyslexia


  Click here for more info.

Parent Lecture Series:  Simone Marean on Girls Leadership

January 31, 7:00 to 8:30pm
The Seven Hills School

975 North San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek


· Th, Jan. 19th vs  Redwood Day
· M, Jan. 23rd vs. Beacon
· Th, Feb. 2nd vs Park Day
· M, Feb.13th vs Bentley
· Th, March 2nd vs East      bay School for Boys