Riffenburgh Elementary School

1320 East Stuart Street Fort Collins CO 80525
Principal: Melanie Mierzwa
Phone:(970) 488-7935 Fax:(970) 488-7937 Attendance: (970) 488-7936


PTO Information


Please join us each month for the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) meetings.

No Membership Requirements or Fees.
All parents, guardians, teachers & staff are members of the Riffenburgh PTO.

The mission of the PTO is to promote the education and well-being of our 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, the 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 and Family Fun Walks!  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 our 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.

Please visit our new website!  Riffenburgh PTO

PTO Parent Engaement Nights 2019-2020

6:00-7:30 PM

September 23rd 

November 18th 

January 13th

March 30th

May 11th

2019-2012 PTO Board Members

President, Liz Schumacher
Vice-President, Angie Dixon
Secretary, Kelly Moran
Treasurer, Barb Gustison
Volunteer Coordinators, Nicole Hirschfield

Meeting notes can be found at