Friday, January 19, 2018

Project SAFE Success!

At our January RAOK Club meeting, students and volunteers stuffed hundreds of donated new and gently used stuffed animals into zip lock bags with small notes of kindness for police officers to distribute to children they encounter while on patrol. Sargent Tammy Stanley from the Winnebago County Police Department, Sargent Matt Krantz (one of our substitute paras), and Officer Andy DoBran joined the meeting before heading into work for their shift. The police officers thanked us for once again helping them with this project!

Parents, please consider helping at our next meeting!  We were short on volunteers this month.

A HUGE thank you to Mrs. Hickman for co-leading RAOK Club with me this year! 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Project SAFE donations due Friday!

Please send in any new or gently used stuffed animal donations by Friday, January 12 so I have time to sort them!  Thank you!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

November and December meetings were amazing!

Our first two RAOK Club meetings have been awesome!  Thanks to Emily Bullock for once again helping create scarves for the students to tie knots in the ends for Chase the Chill!  We had beautiful weather for the Chase the Chill event day!

Then we took our club photo at our December meeting thanks to Mrs. Brandenburg’s amazing photography skills!  It takes a long time to make 110 kindergarten through 4th grade students into a heart shape!  The kids did a fabulous job and even made notes of kindness for others with our time leftover!

For our January 17th meeting, we are currently collecting new and gently used stuffed animals for project SAFE (stuffed animals for emergencies) and 1-2 gallon zip lock bags to distribute to local police and fire departments.  Please send in donations by Friday, January 12 so we have time to sort them.  Thank you!

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 begin 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!