MAR 9, 2020

March 9, 2020 - Vol. XXV

Grizzly Growl

Classroom News

Middle school students taught kindergarten about money by selling them some fun items last week      

3rd Grade enjoyed snowshoeing in PE!


Core Knowledge fact of the week: Are you smarter than a 7th grader?

What is 111,111,111 times 111,111,111 =

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.

It is spirit week at RMAE to raise money for the Student Council. The cost for the paid days listed below are $1/day CASH only, please no checks.  

 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.

RMAE Community Service Day is April 24, 2020 - Your company can join our Sponsorship Program  by donating to our good works.  Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen strives to teach students empathy, kindness and good citizenship through service to others. Spread the word about our Sponsorship Program to support RMAE's Community Service Day.  

Color My Plate Day - It’s that time of the year again for the Annual RMAE Color My Plate Day in recognition of National Nutrition Month. Our fruit and vegetable party will be held on Monday, March 16, during the lunch periods, 11:40 a.m. - 12:55 p.m. We need 5 amazing and fun parents to dress up in our fruit and vegetable costumes and give out samples of fruits, vegetables, and prizes for the kids. We will be giving out fruits and vegetables this year that most kids have probably never tried. We also need a few parents to help us decorate the lunch room at 10:30 a.m. The event is being sponsored by King Soopers of Evergreen and RMAE parent, Michelle Lewis Text Michelle Lewis for more information 561-596-9654. 

Mrs. Sava has started a GoFund to bring Virtual Expeditions to her classroom!  Check out the details HERE on how she wants to help give her students the wold with virtual field trips!

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.

Celebration of the Arts - Come enjoy an evening appreciating art, music, creative kid energy, and hard work Tuesday March 17 at the EHS cafeteria and auditorium.  We will have an art show and music performance all brought to you by RMAE Middle School kids. 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.

If you've been in the pickup line or parking lot recently, you may have noticed some signs posted around. These signs are part of ESPM's new initiative: to reduce the amount of idling that happens in our parking lot and pick up circle. We know that waiting in the pick-up line can be time consuming, which is why many parents choose to arrive early to wait for their students. However, we have noticed that the cars who are waiting end up idling for sometimes up to an hour and a half before the end of the school day. Leaving your car running is bad for the air quality and the environment at our school. We are asking that if you are going to be waiting for longer than five minutes, that you turn off your engine. There are young lungs at work that need clean air! Here are some facts that you may not have known about idling your car:

  • Pollutants have been linked to serious illnesses, such as asthma, heart disease, chronic bronchitis, and cancer.
  • For every ten minute your engine is off, you'll prevent one pound of carbon dioxide from being released.
  • You'll save fuel and money! An idling car uses between 1/5 to 7/10 of a gallon of fuel an hour
  • It is better for your engine to not have it idling for long periods of time.
  • And, most importantly, it is an easy and simple change you can make: Simply turn the key when you're stopped for more than five minutes. 

Please be aware that you may be asked to turn off your engine by one of ESPM's members if you are seen idling for more than five minutes in the circle or in the parking lot.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Jeffco Health Department Update

Jeffco Continues to work with the CDC & RMAE has hired a professional cleaning company to come in over spring break and deep clean and disinfect the school. Please remember that 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.

After-School Activities & Clubs 

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

Mad Science at RMAE starts March 18th.  For Details 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. The Deadline to sign up is March 20th. See the FLYER for details.

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. The Deadline to sign up is March 20th.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

3/12 Board Meeting
3/9-13 Spirit Week
03/10 PTO Meeting at Starbucks (El Rancho)
03/13 FroYo Friday
03/17 Celebration of the Arts
3/20-3/27 - Spring Break



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