FEB 18, 2020

February 18, 2020 - Vol. XXII

Grizzly Growl

Classroom News

8th graders presented their final projects for our Twelfth Night unit. Their job was to write the next act in Twelfth Night, where they imagine how Malvolio gets revenge on those who have wronged him. In addition to writing the play in Shakespearean English, they also wrote a response explaining the choices they made and giving evidence to support their choices. 

Kindergarten was so excited to go to their Field Trip at the Arvada Center!

4th grade Young Ameritowne Groups starting planning last week!


Congratulations to RMAE's MathCounts Team! - In its third year of competing in the Jefferson County MathCounts competition, the RMAE math team had its best showing ever, coming in fifth out of 12 teams and sending Reagan Kipp to the state competition on March 14.  Be sure to congratulate Reagan and the rest of the team (Hayden Hyslop, Lochlan DaRondo, and Kaylee Kipp) if you see them and wish Reagan success at the state competition. The team will be continuing through the spring and welcomes new students to join them in the Tuesday elective class which will be exploring totally new material in the next quarter.  

Ms. Prouty's pup, Chuck is running for Honorary Mayor of Evergreen! Vote for Chuck HERE!

Core Knowledge fact of the week: Are you smarter than a 2nd grader?

I took care of my mistress's baby when I was young and escaped from slavery on the Underground Railroad when I was older.  Who am I?

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 

Mr. Dunbar is hosting a Flight Club!- 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.

March Hot Lunch orders are due TODAY!  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.)   

 RMAE has been selected by the Whole Kids Foundation for a $3,000 gran
t to support healthy students! We are among 550 recipients selected from over 900 applications. Learn more about the Whole Kids Foundation HERE.
Movies with Teachers- Our next after-school movie night will be on Wednesday, February 26 at RMAE.  Go to AtoZ Connect to purchase tickets.
  • Addams Family
  • Apollo 13
  • Lego Movie 2
  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
  • Toy Story 4

The Jefferson County Elementary Art Show is happening at Red Rocks Community College! Eight RMAE artists were selected for outstanding artwork to be displayed at the college's library. The show will be on display at the library from February 19 - March 12, from 8am to 7pm. 

The Artist's Celebration Ceremony (Reception) will be Friday, February 21, 5-8pm. Ms. Simonds and Ms. Pumphrey will be there 5-6:30, and Dr. Hudson will be there too! Come support RMAE artists and other Kindergarten-6th grade artists from Jefferson County Schools! Hope to see you there!

Last chance to order class photos! Deadline is Friday, February 21st. 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!

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 

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

2/19 6th Grade Field Trip
2/20 Board Meeting 7:30 pm
2/21 4th Grade Field Trip
2/25 4th & 5th Grade Field Trip
2/26 Movies with Teachers




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