FEB 10, 2020

February 10, 2020 - Vol. XXII

Grizzly Growl

Classroom News

Mr. Vickery from the health department taught 4th grade how to properly wash hands!

The 2nd graders had a blast making covered wagons during Makerspace to go along with their Westward Expansion unit!


1st grade did a snow experiment based off of the book Axle Annie. Students created snow then had to determine if a vehicle could get up the hill in snowy weather.                          

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

How many different potato varieties did the Inca cultivate and grow?

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. 

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


Several RMAE students are participating in the Jefferson County Elementary School Art Show:  Red Rocks Community College,  13300 West 6th Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80228 The artwork will be on display February 19 – March 12, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Friday, February 21, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.   More Details: Here
Are you constantly building things out of cardboard and duct tape? Do you like making things fly? Are you interested in being a pilot? Join Flight Club!  Mr. Dunbar will offer an after school club for scratch building foam core gliders for 6th thru 8th graders. Flight club will take place over 6 total classes on Mondays from 3:15pm to 4:30pm and will start on February 24th. Cost for Flight Club will be $160 per student. Please email Mr. Dunbar at idunbar@rmae.org for more information.

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


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).

A Message from the Principal

Hello RMAE families,

I hope everyone stayed warm, safe, and enjoyed an unexpected 3-day weekend!  Another event, this one planned, is on Saturday, February 29th.  The Board of Directors approved to pursue the possibility of building a gym/multipurpose building.  We have contracted with Neenan Archistruction who has done many successful projects for charter schools to create a plan.  At the same time, we are pursuing refinancing our current bond.  Lots of exciting things happening and we want your voice to be included!

On February 29th our community will engage in a Collaborative Design Process with Neenan facilitating and architects attending.  The goal is to gather community input to maximize every construction dollar, hear all voices in the design, and deliver a lower cost facility that meets our needs.  The day will consist of stakeholders contributing, listening, and sharing in the development of the dreams and ideas for our new gym/multipurpose building.  Our ideas will then be prioritized based on what is the best fit for RMAE.  This will be a day long work session from 9a-6p where we will receive real-time feedback on critical elements of design, scope, budget and schedule, as options are analyzed.  Our stakeholders voice is critical to a successful day.  If you would like to be a part of this important process, please email Dr. Hudson at ahudson@rmae.org.  

Your Proud Principal,

Dr. Ann Hudson

After-School Activities & Clubs 

UPDATE Young Rembrandts Cartoon drawing class begins at RMAE on FEB 24th.  Classes will be each Monday 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

Lisa Best is hosting an After School Sports camp starting April 1st every Wednesday. See the FLYER for details.
Evergreen High Junior Poms Clinic: Details HERE

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

RMAE's own PE Teacher, Lisa Best is hosting the BEST Summer Camp this Summer. See 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

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

2/11 PTO Meeting at Murphy's 
2/10-2/13 Parent Teacher Conferences
2/10 Native American Day 3
2/12 Science Innovation Day K-3

2/13 Noon Dismissal
2/14 No School
2/17 No School
2/20 Board Meeting 7:30 pm

2/26 Movies with Teachers





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