MAR 2, 2020

March 2, 2020 - Vol. XXIV

Grizzly Growl

Jeffco Health Announcement

Dear Jeffco Public Schools Families, Staff, and Community:

Jeffco Public Schools has been coordinating with local public health agencies as we monitor the global outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), keeping in close contact with Jeffco Public Health Department (JCPH) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) on this subject. Due to our heightened awareness of our students' health and to mitigate the spread of germs, if your child is sick please keep them home. Please see this link for more detailed information.

Classroom News

Mrs. Wellman's 1st grade Future Geologists created geodes to enhance their study to the earth’s history (a.k.a the study of rocks).


One of RMAE's artworks was selected to be on the Women's Rights Historical Park Equality Exhibit poster! Congratulations to the group of students that worked together to create this artwork!


Core Knowledge fact of the week: Are you smarter than a 1st grader?

Did you you know that there are approximately ______ miles from the crust of the earth to its inner core? 

Scroll to the bottom of the Growl for the answer.

RMAE Happenings 

The hot lunch order form is open for April. 
Place your orders HERE. Lunch orders are due by Tuesday, March 17th.

- Join us for a fun, family-friendly night of BINGO on Thursday, March 5 at the Wild Game. For more info, please contact Tiffany Fontaine ( Our next scheduled BINGO night is April 2.


Spirit Week - Student Council has planned a Spirit Week for March 9 to 13. Three of these days will be free dress and three will be paid dress. The cost for the paid days will be $1/day. 
The themes are as follows:

  • March 9 - Crazy Day (Paid)
  • March 10 - Twin Day (Paid)
  • March 11 - Favorite Character Day (Paid)
  • March 12 - Teacher Look-Alike Day (Free)
  • March 13 - Future Self Day (Free)
  • In addition, Dr. Hudson has approved a themed dress day during CMAS week, April 3rd.  The theme for this free dress day will be Decades and will be free of charge.

PTO Meeting- 
Our March PTO meeting is at the Starbuck's on Tuesday, March 10, at 8:10 a.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.

Congratulations to 11 students for being selected for the Center of Arts Evergreen Mountain Area Schools Art Show! The students selected are: Reeve and Brooks from Kindergarten, Drew from 1st grade, Shawn and Maxwell from 2nd grade, Vincent from 3rd grade, Rowan from 4th grade, JD Dalton, Bella Lasater, Titus Easter, and Clarissa Dominguez. The show will open Thursday, March 5th with a reception 4:30-6:30. There will be an awards ceremony at 5:30. The show will feature over 150 artists from 15 different schools. For details see HERE

The Environment Sustainability and Policy Making Elective (ESPME) has recently been trying to figure out how single-use plastics and idling your car can impact the environment. The elective has been collecting all the one-use plastic from the lunchroom, and we have been overwhelmed by the amount  that we have collected! Did you know that 500,000,000,000 lbs of plastic gets buried and can release harmful pollutants into the Earth? Or that idling your car for a long time can be so bad for you as smoking a cigarette? Were looking for helpers in RMAE, and you can by doing the following:

  • Not idling your car at pick up; you save fuel, money, and the environment. 

  • Using little to no single-use plastics such as ziploc bags.

  • Using reusable tupperware and bags.

  • Bringing your plastic bags to be recycled at the nearest Safeway or King Soopers. 

  • Recycle anything you can like paper bags. 

  • Having students carpool to save gas and energy. 

Celebration of the Arts - Come enjoy an evening appreciating art, music, creative kid energy, and hard work.  We will have an art show and music performance all brought to you by RMAE Middle School kids.
When:  Tuesday March 17
Where:  EHS cafeteria and auditorium
Art can also be viewed during the dress rehearsal time.
We need some help to make this celebration a success, so go to the Sign Up Genius link to volunteer.  Please take a minute and see if you can add your time, energy, and support.
Please also contact Brinda if you can donate some time during art classes Tuesdays or Fridays beginning in March.

RMAE Olympics 2020 Thursday, April 30, 2020 is RMAE's Middle School Olympics.
Our 6th, 7th, and 8th graders will be competing in 6 sporting events: football, soccer, newcomb ball, volleyball, basketball, and running relay. Come volunteer and see who goes home with gold, silver, and bronze. If you aren't available to volunteer on April 30th, please help provide snacks for the event. See the signup for snacks.

After-School Activities & Clubs 

25th Annual Mountain Area Young Writers' Conference- Thursday, April 16, 2020. For details on how to register see the FLYER

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 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

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

03/05 BINGO at The Wild Game
03/06 Third Quarter Ends
03/06 FroYo Friday
3/9-13 Spirit Week
03/10 PTO Meeting at Starbucks (El Rancho)
03/13 FroYo Friday
03/17 Celebration of the Arts




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