What we Accomplished in 2017-2018


We RAISED nearly $30,000 from

  • book fairs ($8,626)

  • individual and class photos ($4,862)

  • catalog sales ($3,765)

  • distributing uniforms through the school store ($3,508)

  • believe catalogue & mixed bag fundraiser, ($3,246)

  • Turtle Trotathon sponsors ($2,210)

  • screening half-day movies ($1,994)

  • yearbook sales ($867)

  • Box Tops for education ($520)



  • kindergarten and new family playdates

  • a welcome breakfast for new parents

  • a “Who We Are” potluck, cultural heritage evening

  • the Monster Mash and Luau party for 5th and 6th graders

  • the 7th grade social at Sky Zone

  • 8th grade year-end events, including a formal party and graduation ceremony celebration

  • after school child care—and entertainment!—for lower school children through movie screenings on half-days

  • open gym child care during select PTO meetings

  • an enriching, cultural experience at the Stamford Symphony

  • an action-packed arena show, Marvel Universe Live

  • family fun nights at RIS, including: the ice cream social, pasta dinner with bingo, cookie decorating and backyard movie night

  • teacher appreciation week


We REACHED our community

  • developing a new PTO website including a credit card payment portal

  • translating flyers

  • archiving memories in the Upper and Lower School yearbooks

  • emailing the Rogers Current newsletters to families on a weekly basis

  • guiding prospective parents through RIS during lottery orientation tours

  • utilizing class moms to organize events for teachers and liaison with the PTO board and RIS administration

  • participating in Stamford Public Schools’ PT Council to stay connected with other schools in the district

  • attending Board of Education meetings and reporting on leadership activities

  • nominating one of our amazing teachers for SPEF’s Educator of the Year Award


  • guest speakers at PTO meetings, including: SPS head of safety and security, John Perrotta, Captain Diedrich Hohn and Sargent Joe Kennedy from the Stamford Police Department on the topic of safety, as well as Jessica Feighan from The Center who provided parents with an overview of the Feeling Safe workshops and the impact of media culture

  • the Learning to Look art appreciation curriculum that culminates with a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art ($2,712)

  • the Unity Award and volunteer recognition breakfast

  • RIS students who need assistance attending field trips ($16,156)

  • teachers with a fund for extra classroom supplies ($7,500)


We PROMOTED environmentalism through Green Team initiatives that

  • cultivated a schoolyard habitat

  • built an outdoor classroom

  • observed the school’s Tree Swallow family hatching, growing, eating and leaving the nest on a live birdcam, which streamed on YouTube

  • shared our efforts with RIS classes and families on a guided nature walk

  • saved hundreds of thousands of sheets of paper (and dozens of trees) by utilizing Peach Jar and the Rogers Current for our communications


These activities—and more!—are on deck for 2018-19 including our upcoming Gala on Nov. 30.

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