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Riffenburgh Elementary School is located in the south central/east area of Fort Collins on the Front Range of the beautiful Rocky Mountains. It was named in honor of Waldo Riffenburgh, who served as a member and president of the Fort Collins Board of Education for eighteen years. The school occupies what was once part of Ed and Cora Johnson’s farm. It adjoins Edora Park, which was named to honor Ed and Dora.
Riffenburgh is recognized throughout the neighborhood as a rich learning environment. They have a strong history of sound academic excellence and strive to continue that excellence through sustainable learning to meet state standards.
The mission of the Riffenburgh Elementary PTO is to promote the education and well-being of their children in the home, school and community.
Fundraisers sponsored by the PTO each year pay for such enrichment activities as Missoula Children’s Theater, Odyssey of the Mind, Accelerated Reader program, assemblies and speakers, as well as many fun activities for the whole family such as an Ice Cream Social, Family Fun Nights, Family Fun Walks and a Spring Carnival! Over the past several years, PTO funding has been used to replace all the desks throughout the school.
Riffenburgh has a history of strong parental involvement through the PTO. Although PTO is not a formal part of policy creation or decision-making, its input and support plays a big role in the functioning of the school.
One of PTO’s greatest services is coordinating school volunteers. VIPS (Volunteers in Poudre Schools) is an integral part of Riffenburgh and provides volunteers including parents and grandparents, students from our high schools and CSU (Colorado State University), and retired folks. Volunteers work with children on reading, math and other subjects during the school day, and also help coordinate and run school-wide events throughout the year.