Posted by: The Sapia Science Blog | May 23, 2016

Rippowam PTO Announcement

 May PTO Meeting
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On May 24 & 25, Rippowam I.B. Middle School will be participating in a school wide Diversity Celebration. The purpose of this 2 day event is to celebrate cultural diversity, learn about each other, and develop empathy for our differences. Students and staff will engage in fun activities specific to countries in North America, South America, Asia, Africa, and Europe.
Check out Diversity Celebration PSA
Cultural Food
May 25, as part of this celebration, we are asking students to bring in a hot or cold dish representing their family’s heritage.  Please be sure to attach a label or index card including:
1. Name of dish and country it is from
2. List of ingredients used
Due to food allergies, please do not include any ingredients containing peanuts, tree nuts, or seafood
Cultural Dress
On May 25 we strongly encouraged our students and staff to wear traditional clothing/costumes from their family’s country of origin on . Students can also wear colors representative of their culture or country of origin’s flag as well if they do not have access to traditional wear.   
Any Questions Please Contact:
Demetria McKenzie: 203-977-5699
Angela Schuman: 203-5878
Laura Mase: 203-977-4359
Volunteers Needed For Raptor Dash
The Rippowam PTO, administration, and teachers are excited for the second annual all school RaptorDash FUNdraiser! It will take place on Wednesday, June 1, during the school day (rain date will be Thursday, June 2). In short, RaptorDash is an obstacle style event that will take place in the gymnasium and outdoors on various school fields. The day will be filled with team-based competitions that include complex puzzles, brain teasers and physical challenges.
Click on this link to watch a video of all Raptordash 2015 fun in action!
For the event to be successful, we will need parent volunteers. This will be a great opportunity to help our children, volunteer alongside teachers and administrators, while coming together as a community to cheer on our children. We promise an incredible day of FUN and FUNdraising! If you can volunteer your time, please visit our Rippowam Middle School, PTO volunteer spot link Please hurry, time slots are filling up quickly!
Our school wide goal is to raise $20,000. Funds raised will go towards sponsoring programs that directly benefit our students’ daily experiences (in class resources, after school activities and a culminating 8th grade trip to DC).
The first 300 students to submit $25 or more in donations will get a Raptordash tshirt and a chance to ambush a participating administrator or teacher with silly string! Every additional $25 donated earns another silly string chance. And there are more prizes — see attachment for info., deadlines, and rules.
If you have any questions regarding this event please contact Doris Frattaroli, Judy Klym at, or Christine or the Rippowam main office at 203-977-4410.
Thank you from the Rippowam PTO for your continued support!
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