NOV 4, 2019

 November 4, 2019 - Vol. X

Grizzly Growl

Classroom News

Ms. Vickery's class used pumpkins for their math experiment: Does the Size of the pumpkin determine the amount of seeds?

Kindergarten created the Tower of Pisa while studying Europe last week!      

Ms. Lasater's Class created Sugar Skulls!                  

Halloween was a blast last Thursday!  Find more photos HERE!  

Fun Core Knowledge Fact of the Week!   Are you smarter than an RMAE 7th grader? What are the three rhetorical appeals used in persuasion and argumentation?"

Scroll to the bottom of the Growl to find the answer!


A Message from the Principal

Hello RMAE families,
The results of the initial Annual Giving Drive are in.  I am excited to announce to date about half of RMAE families have participated for a total of $63,000!  Through the power of your donations we’ll be able to fund:  

  • Technology in the classroom:  Curriculum subscriptions to Discovery Education, Learning Ally, Brain Pop, and RAZ Kids.  Ten additional chromebooks, Hummingbird Robotic sets, Lego Robotic sets, and Chromecasts 
  • Staff Professional Development:  Colorado League of Charter School conferences, Math teacher trainings and Core Knowledge seminars
  • Curriculum enrichments:  Elementary science textbooks, middle school math counts, middle school electives, and elementary spelling bee entry fees
  • Facility upgrades:  Elementary lockers, display boards, whiteboards, and additional storage for middle school science
  • Enhancements for specials classes:  IPads, Music Stands, Instruments and repair, Night of the Arts, Art Supplies, PE equipment, Spanish dictionaries

It’s not too late to donate.  With additional family participation we will be able to invest even more into our classrooms.  THANK YOU to all of you who have made donations and those who plan on it.  Together, we’re enriching the educational experience at RMAE.

Your Proud Principal,
Dr. Ann Hudson



RMAE Happenings 


Warren Miller Film @ The Wild Game 
November 8, 2019 at 7:30 pm   

For tickets: 

Please note: The viewing of this film at The Wild Game is a special event and the bowling and games will not be operating                        

Please check out Jeffco Public Schools "Sick" Season Announcement: FLYER

Square 1 Art: WHAT AN ARTIST! Your talented child has been creating artwork for you that you will see soon on their personalized catalog coming home!  Celebrate your child's artistic achievement! You'll be able to order timeless keepsakes to cherish for years to come. Check out www.square for gift ideas! Orders are due November 11th.  Turn in your order to the front office at RMAE! For details see the official Flyer .

Library Volunteers Needed: We need help shelving books on a regular basis, in the mornings. If interested, please email Camar:

SAVE THE DATE & SPREAD THE WORD! RMAE's Open House is this Thursday, November 7th from 6 pm - 7 pm. Open Enrollment begins December 10th!



December Hot Lunch Orders are open.  Please place your orders HERE



Parties for a Purpose: Friendsgiving Potluck Dinner
Eat, Drink and be Thankful! Join the Leach family for a Friendsgiving at their home on Friday, Nov. 22nd from 6PM to 9PM, dinner starting at 7PM. The Leachs will provide the turkey, rolls, a side dish, wine and kid drinks - as well as fun Thanksgiving craft station and plenty of games and toys for kiddos to be entertained! Time to gobble till you wobble! Purchase tickets ($25/family) on AtoZ > Store > Products > Parties for a Purpose. Once you complete your registration, please go to the Event Sign Up in AtoZ to sign up for a dish to bring.  

Check out the other parties on AtoZ Connect. Or if you would like to host a party, contact Tori Gill at

Celebrate your Artist!  PTO has partnered with your child’s school to create a unique opportunity to celebrate their artistic accomplishments while raising much needed funds for the school. See the FLYER for details. Deadline to order is November 11th!

Log Your Volunteer Hours - We strive for the 60 hours per family time commitment that was written into our charter by the original founders in 1999. Tracking these hours is fundamental for us to keep our JeffCo School District charter, as well as to obtain grants that will improve our school. For assistance in logging your volunteer hours in AtoZ Connect (, go to the Volunteering page on our website 



Connect with us on Facebook: Keep in touch with us.
Events, happenings, reminders, and all the things that make RMAE great are on our Facebook page. Like us at: Facebook 


Your yearbook staff is back and already at it! We are excited to get this year rolling, and we need your help. One of the biggest areas that we end up lacking in each year is pictures. We have set up a "Community Upload" section of the ordering page. Please share your pictures HERE!   The access code is "RMAE". The website will prompt you to upload and then select a category. Then just click "Upload". Easy as pie! You will be credited, and greatly appreciated. If you have any questions or are struggling, please reach out to us at

 Future PTO meetings:

  • Tuesday 11/12 - 5pm  Location Change - Evergreen Tap House
  • Wednesday 12/11 - 8am Bread Lounge 
  • Tuesday 2/11 - 5pm Murphy's Mountain Grill
  • Tuesday 3/10 - 8am Starbucks 
  • Tuesday 4/14 - 5pm Evergreen Brewery
  • Wednesday 5/13 - 8am Bread Lounge

After-School Activities & Clubs 

BECOME AN EAGLE SCOUT! For more info, you can email one of our adult leaders at


RMAE Ski Club Registration is OPEN! CLICK HERE to register for Ski Club.  When: Wednesdays, January 8th-March 18th
Participation Fee: $165-includes instruction & snack
Pass Cost: $99 (mid week or night pass); $149 (6-12yrs); $189 (13+yrs)--purchased through Echo Mountain with discount code All ability levels are welcome!
Join the RMAE Ski Club this year! Professional ski instructor, Olga Marinkina, will lead the group and give lessons. Participants leave directly after school from RMAE, will ski from 4-6pm at Echo Mountain, and will return to RMAE by 6:30pm. Ski equipment may be stored at school on Wednesdays.

To make the club work, Olga will coordinate parent carpooling.  Busing is not available. After filling out this form, participants will receive a code to use at Echo Mountain to purchase a discounted pass, a waiver and additional registration details.

Come visit the RMAE music classroom and see what we have been learning so far this year! Meet us during our regular class time for a glimpse into what a typical music lesson looks like at RMAE. FLYER


Come see the production of HONK brought to you by the 3rd - 5th grade company of Mountain Youth Musicals.  The shows are on November 14th and 15th at Center Stage.  To purchase tickets, visit


Attention All Runners!!!!
HIGH ALTITUDE PIRATES are back and looking for new and former members!!! You may just be the pirate we're looking for, if you have the right pirattitude!!!!! See the FLYER for details!


We are pleased to be able to offer a wide variety of after school activities to our families.   To view these offerings, you may click on the link below or refer to the After-School Activities Newsletter that went out yesterday.  Additional options may be added throughout the year.  Updates will be included in the weekly newsletters as well as posted on our website under Clubs & After-School Activities.  

Community News

Discount on Echo Mountain Ski Passes! Echo Mountain is offering all RMAE families a discount on their season passes.  Use RMAEdiscount at checkout to receive your discount.

Order Discounted Tickets to the National Western Stock Show.  For Details see the FLYER

4th Annual Breakfast with Santa December 8th! See the FLYER for details.

Blood Drive! Come join us (PandoraJohn Properties) in donating the gift of life for our inaugural Lifegiving Campaign on November 26 from 12-5 at the Bergen Park Fire Station!  Fun Facts: Each single donation can save up to 3 (yes, 3!) lives! You can donate as much as every 8 weeksIf you recently got a tattoo from a licensed parlor in CO, you can still donate... even if it was yesterday! Denver needs 6,000 donations per week to meet the need!  The greatest need is around the New Year.

Mountain Backpack Program – If you are in need of a hand up to meet the nutritional needs of your family, this program can help. There are no qualification requirements and only contact information is requested. 

Mountain Backpack Program Enrollment Form

Upcoming Events

NOV 7 - Open House
NOV 8 - Warren Miller Film Tour
NOV 12 – PTO Meeting at Evergreen Tap House
NOV 13 - 6th Grade Field Trip NREL
NOV 14 - Elementary Musical HONK 6:00pm
NOV 15 – Elementary Musical HONK 6:00pm
NOV 15 - Middle School Dance at Elk's Lodge
NOV  20 - 6th Grade Field Trip 
NOV 25-29 - Thanksgiving Break



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