Thursday Notes
The Raskob Parent Association Weekly Newsletter

September 8, 2016                                                 Volume 4   Issue 3

Please remember to bring your checkbooks to 
Back to School Night.

RPA Presidents' Message
Happy Thursday Everyone!
We hope your family is settling back into school life as we know it can be hard to break out of summer-mode.  

September is a busy month with lots of  fun events planned.  

We have the two back to School Nights- Elementary Families tonight and Middle School Families September 15th

Be sure to mark your calendars for what is shaping up to be a truly epic event on September 24th.  The RPA Fall Fiesta
Come kick back, eat some yummy tacos (Taco truck on-site), listen to live Latin music, drink margaritas, and learn to dance the Samba (no pressure).

Lastly, thank you for stepping up to volunteer! It says a great deal about our community when the vast majority of needed volunteer positions have almost been accounted for.  Please see down below for the last jobs to be filled.  See you tonight!


Mark Headley 
Phil Wright

A round Campus
Students are loving the new Raskob Library!  

One parent reports,  "He's super excited to go to the  library.  He has several lists of books he's interested in checking out."

Another parent exclaimed,  "She went right home and got her library book to read. It was so wonderful to see!"
In This Issue
Quick Links

Important Dates
Sept. 8
Back to School Night 6 pm

Sept. 15
Middle School
Back to School Night 6 pm

Sept. 16
Spirit Day Assembly

Sept. 24
RPA Social

Sept. 28 
All Staff Meeting NO ASP

I love the creative classroom doors around campus. Here's Mrs. Cohen and Ms. Marquez's.
Volunteers Needed
Parents - Get Your 20 Family Hours Here!

Do you still need your 20 Family Hours to help our school?   Below are the open volunteer opportunities which fulfill your Family Hours for school year 2016-2017.  These positions represent the greatest need for events scheduled. 
Please contact Margaret Gelini at, O R  Tiffin Groff  to sign-up today! 

See's Candies 1 or 2 Volunteers: I f you're an organizer, this job is for you!  It's easy: get the candy order forms to the kids, collect forms/money, order candies, organize orders and distribute to kids/families at drop-off after school - DONE! Fulfills your 20 Family Hours. Not hard to do; it just takes someone with good organizational skills. Hey, maybe you could find a partner to co-share the job?! We'll gladly count 20 Family Hours for you both!

Teacher Appreciation Co-Chairs Elementary (1) and Middle School (2):
If you can type an email, you can do this job!  
We're looking for 3 more parents - 1 from elementary and 2 from middle school classes - to help coordinate all parent volunteers signed-up to help with various activities. Parent volunteers are ready to implement the four Teacher Breakfast dates throughout the school year, Teacher Appreciation Week which includes the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon in May, and End-of-Year teacher/staff gifts. The Four Co-Chairs will team together to make these special events happen.  You'll not only serve with the list of confirmed parent volunteers, but Room Parent leaders too - it's a team effort with this job!  Of course, your 20 Family Hours are fulfilled.

Spring Social - 2 More Volunteers Needed!
Are you always ready for a good party?  Do you enjoy throwing a fun party!?  Well, we have 2 more volunteer positions open to help plan our Spring Fundraiser - The Spring Social.  Join the Spring Social team and help to make our event the best ever!