Posted by: The Sapia Science Blog | October 16, 2015


Rippowam PTO Weekly NEWS/Week of October 12, 2015

Holocaust Survivor to Speak at Rippowam on Tuesday 10/20 — Parents Invited to Attend
The 8th grade Language & Literature classes are nearing the end of their unit of study of Night, written by Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Elie Wiesel. As one of the final activities, Mrs. Judith Altman, a local Holocaust survivor, will be talking to Ripp students about her experiences. This generation will likely be the last to benefit from a first-hand account of the Holocaust. She will be visiting Rippowam on Tuesday, Oct. 20 from 10 am to noon.  Parents are invited to join the students for this memorable experience.  If you plan on attending, please sign in at the Main Office and obtain a visitor’s pass.  See attached letter.

Halloween Dance for Rippowam Students on Friday 10/30
All Rippowam students are welcome to attend the upcoming Halloween Dance on Friday, October 30 from 7 to 9:30 pm. Permission slips and $10 should be given to homeroom teachers in advance. Costumes are allowed (abide by school dress code), but masks are not. If students would like snacks or refreshments, they need to bring additional money. Please contact Mrs. King if there are any other questions at

Need some Ripp Spirit Wear? RIPP SpiritWear order forms are available in the office.

Save the Date — Community Resources Night on Thursday 11/5 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Rippowam School and the Rippowam PTO will be hosting a Community Resources night on Thursday, November 5th, from 6:30-8:30.  It will be in the Cyber Cafe.  Families are encouraged to come and learn about resources and programs available for middle school children and their families.  Food and drink will be provided. Stay tuned for more details!

“Tour Your Schools Day” Thursday 11/12 at all Stamford Public Schools

This is a day for prospective parents, realtors, and community members to learn about the schools and educational programs in our district. Click here for more info:
Upcoming 8th grade high school visitation days (Nov. 13 & 20) will feature (click on the individual links for more information):
Agriscience and Technology Program at Westhill – Nov. 13th, 9:30 am
JROTC at Westhill – Nov. 13th, 9:30 am

Academy of Information Technology and Engineering – Nov. 13th, 10:30 am:

Wright Tech –  Nov. 20th, 11:30 am:

Center for Global Studies at Brien McMahon High School – Nov. 20th, 11:00 am:

JM Wright Technical High School Open House, Thursday, October 15 from 5 to 7 pm
See attached flyer with all the details.

CoderDojo Programming Club Volunteers Needed
This is a local, independent, volunteer-led club for children between the ages of 7 and 17.  Monthly workshops are held to learn how to design, code and develop.  Websites, apps, and games are created while exploring technology in an informal environment.  Volunteers are being sought.  For more information, please see the attached (click for link) and/or contact Michael Simmons.
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. 

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