Posted by: The Sapia Science Blog | November 9, 2015

Rippowam PTO Announcements

Rippowam PTO Weekly NEWS/Week of November 8, 2015

Rippowam Yearbook

YEARBOOK 8th GRADE PARENT AD ANNOUNCEMENT: Want to give your 8th grade graduate a special message in the yearbook?- here’s how….See attached for the front and back of the parent ad flier. The first deadline is November 27th if you turn them in to Ms. Chymbor. However there is a great online offer happening until January 29th- a 10% discount on all ad prices but you must place your ad order online. See forms below for information. Any other questions please call Ms. Chymbor at 203-977-4346

Food Drive

Interdisciplinary Poverty unit in the 7th grade begins with a Kick-off assembly featuring Kate Lombardo, Director f the Lower Fairfield County Food Bank. Canned food drive will be November 2nd-November 20th, collection boxes will be in the math classrooms! Spread the word!! We would like 100 participation from our students.

In deciding what food to donate, a good rule of thumb is to donate the same food that your own family would eat .The following is a list of the most needed food for 2015:

  • Canned Chicken
  • Canned Tuna
  • Breakfast Cereals
  • Pasta
  • Pork & Beans
  • Canned Fruits
  • Juices (Bottles & Boxes)
  • Powdered Milk
  • Parmalat Milk
  • Peanut Butter
  • Grape Jelly
  • Progresso Soups
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Jarred Spaghetti Sauce
  • Half Pound or Two Pound Bags of Rice
  • Canned Pasta (Such as Beef Ravioli, Spaghettio’s etc.)
  • Applesauce
  • Coffee
  • Half Pound Bags of Dried Beans
  • Canned Black Beans
  • Instant Oatmeal

IMPORTANT: Safe Routes to School Survey — *NEW SURVEY LINK*
As parents of the Rippowam Middle School community, we would like to propose the implementation of a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program. The first step is a Parent Survey (link is provided below). We would greatly appreciate your participation in this survey by November 13.  Please note there were problems with the link we originally shared, so if you took the survey, please take it again so your responses will be recorded.We apologize for any inconvenience.


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

“Tour Your Schools Day” Thursday Nov. 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:

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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