Posted by: The Sapia Science Blog | October 1, 2015

Rippowam PTO Announcments

Rippowam Picture Day – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Rippowam picture day is Thursday, October 1. We are in need of two volunteers for the following shifts: 7:30-9 and 12-1:45. If you are available to volunteer, please contact Michele Somody at

PTO Meeting
Our first PTO meeting is scheduled 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.
Physical Education Fundraiser
START DATE: 10/5/15       ***     FINAL TURN IN DATE: 10/20/15Give forms to: Your PE Teacher (Mr. Strazza, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Lopiano or Ms. Chymbor)Prizes will be given to:o   First seller to turn in 10 order; Top seller (must sell a minimum of 20 orders)
***The major prize, for every student, is the NEW Physical Education equipment we plan to purchase with the funds raised. The more we raise, the more equipment we can purchase. Every bit helps so please sell what you can! ***
Checks payable to: Rippowam PTO
Any questions please contact Ms. Chymbor at 203-977-4346
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. 

Calling all Creative Minds…

Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities which range from building mechanical devices to presenting dramatic interpretations of literary classics. By tapping into creativity, this unique program encourages imaginative paths to problem solving and teaches useful skills for a lifetime.  You can find additional information on the attachedStamford Youth Foundation Odyssey of the Mind flyer.

Participation is open to students in grades 3 – 12.  Teams of 5-7 students meet weekly from October – March, preparing for the State Competition on Saturday, April 2nd.  New teams will be formed based on availability of coaches. Teams can be coached by teachers and/or parents.  No previous experience is necessary.  Training, materials and mentoring is provided.

1. Attend the Odyssey Information Session on Wednesday, September 30th from 7-9PM(location TBD).
2. Check out the Odyssey of the Mind link at
3. Contact Program Director, Kim Kempton at  

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


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