Monday, November 6, 2017

Just a friendly reminder that permission slips and RAOK spirit-wear orders are due this Friday, Nov. 10th!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

RAOK Begins Nov. 15th!

Watch your communicators tonight for information about RAOK Club!  We have new t-shirt designs that I am so excited about!  They will be white, purple and gold ink on black fabric.

Friday, August 25, 2017

2017-18 RAOK Club

RAOK Club will being in November!  We meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month until 4pm in the elementary school gym.  Looking forward to continue spreading kindness this school year!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Last RAOK Club Meeting for the 2016-17 School Year featuring the LCC Comfort Dogs!

We had our last RAOK Club meeting of the 2016-17 school year on May 17, 2017.  We had the pleasure of hosting 2 LCC Comfort Dogs and 2 Comfort Dogs In Training for the children to love on.  The children reflected and shared with the handlers all the wonderful kind deeds they have accomplished through RAOK Club over the past few months and it was great to have them be the recipients of kindness through the dogs.  We presented the LCC Comfort Dogs with a $55 travel expense donation check.  LCC Comfort Dogs are charity based and only visits where invited.  I think it's safe to say the kids loved it!  We will begin RAOK Club again in November!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

RAOK Club fills Pecatonica Food Pantry Shelves!

During the months of March and April, RAOK Club and Pecatonica Key Club members collected canned and non-perishable foods for the Pecatonica Food Pantry.  Our goal was 150 items, which we more than doubled!
On April 19, 2017, the 150 kindergarten through fourth grade RAOK Club members met in the elementary school gym with additional help from PES staff members, parents, grandparents and Pecatonica Key Club members.  Students enjoyed donated snacks while listening the story, Maddie's Fridge by Lois Brandt.  Pecatonica Community Food Pantry representative Lori Peterson spoke to the children about the services the food pantry provides our community,  Students each added notes of kindness to the donated items to hopefully brighten the recipients day!  For our last meeting on May  17, we will be welcoming the LCC Comfort Dogs again.  Any monetary donations to help with travel expenses for the dogs and their handlers may be sent in before May 16th.

 There were so many donations, we filled not one, but TWO SUV's with food!  Way to go, Pecatonica!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

WZOK Small Town Show Down Celebration!

Thanks to everyone that got up extra early last Friday to represent RAOK Clubs at Ciminos!  Steve and Mandy were sure impressed with Pecatonica pride!

Monday, April 3, 2017

March Meeting

At our March meeting, students learned about the organization called Students Rebuild.  Through the Bezos Family Foundation Foundation, each decorated hand we send in will earn up at $1.90 to Save the Children's programs empowering youth in Nicaragua and Indonesia.  We sent a total of 170 hands!  More information can be found here!

Our April 19th meeting will focus on helping our Pecatonica Food Pantry.  Students may donate non-perishable foods in the containers outside the Dragonfly Studio.
Pecatonica Food Pantry Urgent Needs:
Toothpaste, Juice, Syrup, Canned Fruit, Tuna
Ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, salad dressing, BBQ Sauce, pickles, jelly, canned fruit, applesauce, fruit juice, cereal, oatmeal, pancake mix, syrup, crackers, pasta (lasagna, fettuccine, macaroni, elbow, etc.), pasta sauce, rice, hamburger helper and/or other meal kits, canned vegetables, instant potatoes, canned tomatoes (diced, stewed, whole), canned chicken, canned beans, canned ravioli, canned spaghettios, soup, pork & beans.

Our goal is to collect 150 items to add notes of kindness to so that each RAOK member gets to decorate at least one item!

For our May 17th and the last meeting of the year, I have invited the LCC Comfort Dogs again! This was a favorite for both kids and adults and a great way for the kids to receive kindness in return for all the wonderful deeds they have completed this school year! Please let me know prior to our meeting if your child will not be attending.