Posted by: The Sapia Science Blog | September 17, 2015

Rippowam PTO Updates

Rippowam PTO Weekly NEWS
Week of September 14, 2015

Welcome to Rippowam IB Middle School from your PTO!!

Dear Rippowam Parents and Guardians,
We are excited to welcome students, parents and staff to the 2015/2016 school year at Rippowam International Baccalaureate Middle School. Due to changes in administrative schedule, the first PTO meeting has been rescheduled for Oct 1st at 7:00 pm in the CyberCafe. Please come to our Meet and Greet, jointly hosted by the PTO and administration. This will give you an opportunity to learn about the goals and plans for this coming year from our principal. Meet PTO and staff members, and learn about ways to get involved.
Kathy Pia Kelly Robb
Co-President Co-President

Parent Volunteers
If you are interested in volunteering for PTO activities, please email Please include your name, student’s name and grade, phone number and email.

Stamford Youth Cheerleading

Stamford Youth Cheerleading is looking for kids to join our program. If you would like information or have any questions, please contact Rachele Ligi at

Soundwaters FREE Sailing Program
SoundWaters is pleased to announce a free spring afterschool program for 6-8th grade students called SoundWaters Sailing Academy. We are able to offer this program free to the students through our own fundraising efforts. SoundWaters is non-profit environmental education organization. Our mission is to protect Long Island Sound through education. Through hands-on science education, we provide people with an awareness of the changes they can make in their lives and communities to restore, protect and preserve Long Island Sound and the environment as a whole.

Here are some details about our program:
The focus/components of this FREE program:
· Allow students to learn how to sail a small boat on Holly Pond (next to SoundWaters in Cove Park) with a partner
· Includes classroom sessions to learn important details for knowing how to sail
o parts of the boat
o how to make your boat move when the wind is coming from various directions
o how to set up a sailboat
· Incorporate science activities about the habitats and animals of Long Island Sound
Program details/logistics
· FREE (funded by SoundWaters through our own fundraising efforts)
· 4 weeks long(Requires a full commitment for all 8 sessions (those participating in sports should not sign up if they have date conflicts) — See attached flyer for specific school dates
· SoundWaters staff will pick the students up at the end of the school day and bring them back to SoundWaters for the program — See attached flyer for specific school times
· Students must be picked up at 5:30 by a parent/guardian at Cove Island Park (there will be no transportation back to the school)
· Limited Spaces (24 max per school) so register today!
How to Register
– Fill out the registration form attached to this email
o We have distributed flyers/registration forms to the school
– Return it to Amy Arent, Assistant Education Director
o Email:
o Fax: (203) 967 8306
– We will contact the family directly once we have received the registration form to confirm that the student is accepted.
If there are any questions
· email or call (203) 406 3309 with any questions


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