Posted by: The Sapia Science Blog | April 26, 2016

Rippowam PTO


Rippowam Parent Survey — Please Complete by 5/19
Please take a few minutes to fill out the Rippowam Parent Survey. It’s very important to receive feedback to improve our school. Here is a link to the survey in both English and Spanish:

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2 – 6
Help us show the Rippowam teachers and staff our appreciation for all they do by:

  • Donating snack/treat items (granola bars, trail mix, popcorn, fruit) please no loose items, just individual prepackaged items
  • Donating supplies (expo markers, pens, pencils)
  • Volunteering with set up/clean up

Any items donated can be dropped off at the main office with Carla Pinto. If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions please contact Kelly Robb  or Maria

Mother’s Day Flower Sale — May 5 & 6 at Rippowam
Support the Rippowam Drama Club and keep your status as mom’s favorite by purchasing flowers for Mother’s Day. Cost is $3 for a single rose; $5 for a small bouquet and $1 for a card.   Supplies will be limited so pre-order by May 2 with the attached form.  Pick-up flowers and cards at the Sale Table (near the front entrance) before school, during lunch and till 2:45 after school.

Support the Rippowam/Scofield All-Girls Odyssey of the Mind Team 

As you may remember, the Rippowam/Scofield all-girls team of creative wonders finished first last year at the Connecticut State Odyssey of the Mind competition. A few weeks later, they traveled to Michigan State University to the World Competition, where they finished 18th out
of 65 teams from across the globe. It was an incredible experience.Using the World competition as inspiration, they increased their creativity and theatrics and earlier this month finished the Connecticut State competition with the highest style and spontaneous scores for their problem and division; once again earning an invitation to compete at the World Competition. The team is now challenged to raise $10,000 to cover costs associated with travel, room and board for the competition. This is a financial burden for many of the involved families. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Stamford Odyssey of the Mind program, and help get the team to the 2016 World Finals being held at Iowa State University from May 25 – 28.

You can quickly and easily make a tax-deductible donation online at and make sure it’s the Scofield/Rippowam Mixed Middle School Team. All donations are made to the Stamford Youth Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, dedicated to improving the lives of the youth of Stamford. Any amount that you feel you can contribute will be appreciated. The website also includes photos of their performances, as well as additional information about the program and all five advancing Stamford teams. They are also having a fundraising event on May 1 and the information is attached. Thank you, in advance for your kind contribution and helping to make this dream come true. Please feel free to pass along our request to anyone else who you think might be interested in contributing.
Volunteers Needed For Raptor Dash
Volunteers are needed for RAPTOR DASH! The event will take place on Wednesday, June 1. We need parents to volunteer to help run the course. We can’t do it without you! Please email Doris Tersigni-Frattaroli at or Judy Klym if you would like to help out.Are you on FACEBOOK?  So are we! Find us


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