FEB 3, 2020

February 3, 2020 - Vol. XXI

Grizzly Growl

Classroom News

Mrs. Johnson’s class has teamed up with Mrs. O’Connor’s environmental sustainability and policy making elective to figure out how much plastic our school uses in an attempt to curb that number. On Tuesday, the elective class went to the cafeteria and collected plastic ziplock bags and other plastic that could have been recycled from k-3 lunch and middle school lunch. Now, Mrs. Johnson’s class is using scientific notation and math facts to make posters to educate the school on our plastic waste. 

You can do your part to help us decrease our one use plastic waste by:

- Packing your student’s snacks in reusable Tupperware instead of ziplocks

- Making sure your student knows what in their lunch can be recycled

- Sending their lunch in a lunch box or reusable bag instead of in a plastic grocery bag

- Taking your plastic grocery bags to be recycled at the nearest Safeway or King Soopers


The 8th Grade Science class has been focused on the study of Forces as we start off the New Year. As part of their investigation, the students constructed Mouse Trap Cars to study how physics and Newton's Laws of Motion apply to the performance of the Mouse Trap Cars.  One class chose to compete for maximum distance, while the other class chose to compete for speed  


Core Knowledge fact of the week: Are you smarter than a 8th grader?

In 1599, what did Shakespeare's theater company build?

Scroll to the bottom of the Growl for the answer.


RMAE Happenings 

It’s that time of year to purchase your yearbook! The yearbook staff has been working since August to bring you the best yearbook our school has had. Our theme this year is "This is Us" -- highlighting and appreciating everything that makes RMAE a special place to be. To make sure that your student isn’t left out, please be sure to order early. We sold out last year! Follow the link below OR visit the RMAE website to place an order today!  
shorturl.at/aeiox  Thank you! The RMAE Yearbook Staff

Valentine's Day Goodies Sale 
On Thursday, February 13, the RMAE Student Council will be selling Valentine's Day carnations and candy to all grade levels. MS students will be able to purchase items in the morning before class starts in building 3, while elementary students can purchase items from a mobile cart we will be putting together before they enter the school. Remember to send money with your children to purchase fun, Valentine-themed items on that day. 

Party for a Purpose: Valentine's Day Love Painting and Meditation Class- Save the date for Sunday, February 9 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. for a family painting party. Join host Adrienne Stohr Lewis for a collaborative canvas painting class between adult & child focusing on what love means and how love is shown. $30 per parent and child, which will include all art supplies. Come spend a special afternoon at RMAE learning painting and meditation with your older children. You will experience a guided meditation together and learn 3 simple exercises you can do anywhere, anytime. These practices foster the connection and creativity we all seek with ourselves, the earth, and our families. Go to the CAE website for more information about Family Meditation and Painting: https://evergreenarts.org/courses/family-meditation-painting/

Parent Teacher Conferences are February 10th-13th.
Sign up sheets can be found on our website: HERE


The Hot Lunch order form for March is open.
  CLICK HERE to place an order.


 Join us for a fun, family-friendly night of BINGO on Thursday, February 6 at the Wild Game. For more info, please contact Tiffany Fontaine (fontaineFamily@mac.com). 


Save the Date: Celebration of the Arts Mark your calendars for RMAE Middle School's big art/music event on Tuesday, March 17 at Evergreen High School at 5:30 p.m. (Please note the change in date due to a scheduling conflict with EHS.)   

Hundreds of new images and thousands of old images are now available online! Annie Coppock just posted the Class Photos, the New Student Portraits, AND re-opened the 2019-20 Student Portrait Gallery for one last time! To view, go to: www.anniecoppockphotography.com and click on the RMAE logo at the bottom of the page. THE PASSWORD FOR BOTH GALLERIES IS: ROCKY

All orders will be delivered directly to the school. Sorry, but late orders will not be accepted.
Contact Annie at annie@coppock.com with any questions!

PTO Meeting- Our February PTO meeting is at the Murphy's Mountain Grill on Tuesday, February 11, at 5:00 p.m. We’d love to have you join us to get social and help us plan upcoming events for the benefit of your teachers and students.

King Soopers has launched a new community giving program that is connected to your loyalty card, rather than to a re-loadable gift card. Link your loyalty card to the organization of your choice and shop with King Soopers. For instructions on how to sign up, download the instruction document: King Soopers Community Rewards Program. FLYER

Each time you add funds to your Safeway re-loadable gift card, 5% will be donated directly to RMAE PTO. For every $100 loaded, ONE HOUR of volunteer time will be credited towards your family's 60 hour volunteer requirement. Order Safeway re-loadable gift cards via www.atozconnect.com. The cost per card is $5 and this amount will be pre-loaded on your card so you will get a full refund the first time you use the card. Questions about the grocery store program, please contact Carrie Wassemiller (carrie.pto@outlook.com).

After-School Activities & Clubs 

Young Rembrandts Cartoon drawing class begins at RMAE on FEB 26th.  Classes will be each Wednesday after school from 3:10-4:10pm in the Art Room.  Register at www.youngrembrandts.com or call 719-310-2566. FLYER

Spring Break Camps at Colorado School of Mines for 3rd through 5th grade students. See the Details HERE

Free Baseball Skills Clinic Ages 4-8 years old, boys and girls.  For details see the FLYER

1st Annual Foothills Cotillion at Mount Vernon Canyon Club March 5, 19, April 2,16, & 30th for 4th & 5th Graders.  For program descriptions and pricing visit www.cotillion.com

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

To celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month, our Adventure Dental Lakewood office is participating in Give Kids a Smile  on February 3 – 7, 2020. This program offers FREE dental care to uninsured children, including: dental exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, fillings, x-rays, sealants and extractions. See Flyer for details.

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

2/06 BINGO at The Wild Game
2/9 PfP: Valentine's Day Love Painting 
2/11 PTO Meeting at Murphy's 
2/10-2/13 Parent Teacher Conferenc
2/10 Native American Day 3
2/12 Science Innovation Day K-3
2/14 No School
2/17 No School
2/20 Board Meeting 7:30 pm





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