November 3, 2023

News from the Main Office

**Tour de Turkey - Thursday, November 16th**

Donations can be dropped off with the Volunteer in the Riffenburgh Parking Lot - 7:30-8:30am

Picture Retakes - November 9th

**IB Primary Years Program Evaluation Report**

For the 22-23 school year, Riffenburgh underwent a rigorous evaluation of our IB program. Our evaluators produced a final report with their findings and we wanted to share some of those findings out to our community! We are highlighting one finding each newsletter. There are several standards of practice that IB looks for when doing an evaluation. Over the next few weeks, we will focus on what they found in the Culture: Creating positive school cultures.

Culture 2: The school implements, communicates and regularly reviews an inclusion policy that creates cultures that support all students to reach their full potential.

  • The school implements and reviews the inclusion policy that meets IB guidelines with a variety of stakeholders regularly. The policy identifies district and legal requirements framed by the local school context.

**Check out more about our IB program through our school website!

Melanie Mierzwa, Principal

Classroom Treats

If it is necessary to have food in classrooms during school hours (i.e. birthday snack, holidays, special occasions, school events, etc.),

  • only commercially prepared and packaged, INDIVIDUAL items (NO CAKES or HUGE COOKIES ) with ATTACHED ingredient labels from retail stores can be served
  • contact your child's teacher prior to sending food or treats in
  • do not send in Balloons or Gifts for the Birthday Child
  • all treats should come to the Main Office

News from the Riffenburgh Family Liaison

News from Music

News from our SRO


News from PTO

**ROADRUNNER FUNDRAISER AT CAFE MEXICALI (All Day on Wednesday, November 8th)**

Show this flyer when you grab lunch or dinner from Cafe Mexicali on Wednesday, November 8th, and Cafe Mexicali will give us 20% of sales!

So far you have helped us raise $687.13 from our Roadrunner Fundraisers at restaurants around town. Thank you so much for your continued support!



Do you shrug when your friends and family ask you what it means that Riffenburgh is an IB (International Baccalaureate) school? Are you wondering whether your child should continue the IB program into middle school and high school? Did you even know what "IB" stands for? Don't worry...you're not alone!

Jason Malone (Riffenburgh's IB Coordinator) is new to Riffenburgh...but has been in the IB world for years and he has a wealth of knowledge. Jason will talk about what it means to be an IB school and what sets Riffenburgh apart as an IB school. It will be hard to pack everything into one hour, but you will learn so much! PLUS...we'll provide free pizza to everyone and free childcare to school-aged children.

Please RSVP so that we can make sure we have enough pizza and childcare providers:


District News

**Lesher Middle School - Open House for Current 5th Grade Families**

**Lesher Middle School - Current 5th Grader Transition Events**

**Support Students Experiencing Homelessness**


RamEvents is holding the annual TEDxCSU Conference on November 4th, 2023, and we would love for you to join us! With the theme being endure, this TEDxCSU will be examining how we endure in our personal and professional lives, as well as how we practice endurance within our community.

TEDxCSU is a half-day event, with multiple speaker sessions and between those, an opportunity to check out innovative exhibitions, engage with speakers and discuss ideas worth spreading with hundreds of other TEDxCSU attendees. Admission to TEDxCSU includes access to the speaker sessions and entrance into the Exhibit Hall, with food and beverages and a chance to engage in conversation with almost 400 other participants.

General public: $15.00


to get your tickets now!

How Sick is too Sick (District Guidelines)

If you have any questions regarding when your student can return to school, please contact your school’s health office. For more information on Poudre School District Illness Guidelines click on the button below:




Calendar for the 2023-24 School Year

Important Dates:

  • Thursday, November 9, 2023 - Skillman - Photo Retakes
  • Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 5th grade Family Information Night at Lesher Middle School - 6:00-7:30pm
  • Friday, November 10, 2023 - NO School for Students
  • Monday, November 13, 2023 - PTO Meeting 6-7pm
  • Monday, November 20 through Friday, November 24, 2023 - No School - Holiday Break