Staff of the Year                                                   

Dionne Silvester -School Psychologist - Rashkis Student Services Employee of the Year (Left)
Mary Battista - Receptionist - Rashkis Classified Employee of the Year (Center)
Gretchen Pegram - 1st grade- Rashkis Teacher of the Year (Right)
Congrats Raptors!

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Hello Rashkis families!


I hope everyone has had an enjoyable weekend so far!


It is mid-April, and kindergarten registration for the 2018-19 school year is already underway. If you have a child who will be 5 years old by August 31 and will be entering kindergarten in the fall, please register now! Many budget and staffing decisions are made based on enrollment, so it is helpful for us to have accurate information about the number of students who will be in kindergarten next year. If you have any friends or neighbors who have an upcoming kindergarten student, please encourage them to go ahead and get their child registered for school.


Many of you are aware that nearby Glenwood Elementary School houses a Mandarin dual-language program. Glenwood is a relatively small school, and there  is currently not adequate space at that school for the program to be fully implemented. This coming Thursday, April 19, the school board will be conducting a work session to discuss options for addressing the overcrowding situation at Glenwood. Similar discussions in the past have included options such as redistricting some Glenwood students to other schools to make more room for the dual-language program, or even relocating the program to another elementary school that has the capacity to house a larger number of students. I am sharing this information with you because, depending on what the school board decides to do, there is a potential for decisions to affect Rashkis as well as other schools in the district. Here is a link to the agenda for Thursday’s board meeting. Included in the agenda are links to a powerpoint presentation and historical documentation regarding the dual-language program.


Thursday, April 19 is also PTA Spirit Night from 5-8 pm at Moe’s Southwest Grill on Franklin St. in downtown Chapel Hill. Proceeds from Rashkis Spirit Night will go to our wonderful PTA, so come have some delicious food for dinner while supporting our school at the same time!


Looking ahead to next week, spring picture day will be Monday, April 23.


Have a great week!

Spring Cleaning?  Have some books that need a new home?

Why not donate those books to some of our very own Rashkis families that need some books for the summer?

When: April 23-May 18

What We Need: Books for ALL ages:Pre-School-Adult

Where: There will be tubs in each hallway and the front foyer

Who: These books will be donated to Rashkis families through the Read 2 Me Tailgate Stories Program

Why: Because you can help out your Rashkis family!


Rashkis Field Days will be starting soon and we need your help to make them run smoothly!  We need volunteers to help with writing ribbons, starting relays, setting up equipment and running stations.  No experience is necessary – we will train you! If you can help, please let Mrs. Wood know at or 919-918-2160 x 22510.

We need volunteers to work either 8:45 am – 10:45 am or 10:30am – 12:30pm. Just come to the field behind the school on your day and we will assign jobs.

If you cannot help during the field day but can send in bottled water for your child’s class, please send that to Mrs. Wood in the gym any time before the field day.

Friday, May 4th - 2nd Grade

Wednesday, May 9th - 3rd Grade

Thursday, May 10th - 1st Grade

Friday, May 11th - 5th Grade

Tuesday, May 15th - 4th Grade

Friday, May 18th - Kindergarten

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The Rashkis Way

Rashkis students do their best
In reading, math, and all the rest.
At Rashkis, we obey the rules
In our class and in our school. 
We respect ourselves and others, too.
We expect the best in all we do.
In everything we do and say,
We think about the Rashkis Way: