APR 20, 2020

April 20, 2020 - Vol. XXIV

Grizzly Growl

Classroom News

Ms. Simonds' students love working on their Art projects from home!  


Ms. Best is keeping the students fit at home!


Mrs. Wellman's class did a geoboard activity to create designs using 2D shapes!


Fun Tips to Avoid Cabin Fever!

  • Stick with a routine 
  • Learn an instrument
  • Start a garden or grow herbs
  • Set up Zoom chats with friends

RMAE Happenings 

The yearbook has been finished! And updated to have a page that overviews our year and our current situation in the world.  Due to the great importance of this yearbook and this year, we've extended the yearbook sales! We only have 30 yearbooks left to sell, and you have until April 30th to order. Visit this link to order yours before they're all gone: https://bit.ly/2V6J0fj

Reminder of Resources for Families: 

  • 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
  • EChO Food Bank: Anyone who needs food is welcome to come to the food pantry at 27640 Hwy 74 Evergreen and you will be given a box of food for you and your family.  Individuals who are ill or self-quarantining may request to have their order delivered. Check out their Website for details.
  • COMCAST ESSENTIALS - Comcast Waives Outstanding Balance Restriction for Internet Essentials Package Comcast is offering their Internet Essentials program to families who are eligible (most families who qualify for free and reduced meals, Medicaid, or SNAP benefits), live in the Comcast service area, and have not had Comcast service in the past 90 days. Apply Here.
  • Jeffco FOOD SERVICE - Sites will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from: 10:30-1:00pm
    • Lakewood High School 
    • Arvada K-8
    • Alameda High 
    • Colorow Elementary
    • Edgewater Elementary
    • Foothills Elementary
    • Lasley Elementary
    • Parr Elementary
    • Wayne Carle Middle 
    • Welchester Elementary 
    • West Jefferson Elementary
    • Wheat Ridge High
  • DOLA:  https://cdola.colorado.gov/housing-covid19
  • Benefits in Action can help families with Medicaid and SNAP (food assistance) applications over the phone 720-221-8354  https://www.benefitsinaction.org/

Common Sense Media has some tips on how to Protect Kids' Mental Health During This Pandemic.  Check it out HERE

Resources for Parents from Simple Solutions Learning: check them out at Simplesolutions.org  They are also running a special promotion for their Summer Solutions program. There are a lot of parents that are concerned that their children are going to fall behind, and Summer Solutions is a fantastic way to help. Use the Code SCHOOL2020 and get 20% off your order of 3 books or more.

Board Update

2020-2021 RMAE Board Election: Our Board of Directors consists of 9 members, 8 of which represent current RMAE families.   This year three of our Board of Directors terms expire.  We are currently accepting applications for three 3-year positions. Our school needs leaders that are passionate about our school and want to contribute their time, expertise and ideas to help us provide the best educational experience for our kids.   This is an opportunity to help guide our great school, leverage your leadership skills, and book some volunteer hours!  For an example of what you'll be working on, see the Family Summary of our April Board meeting below.   

Do you have Fundraising, Education, Management, Finance or Legal experience? Please forward your letter of intent including, 'Why are you interested and What do you have to offer?' to  the RMAE Board Selection Committee, in care of Kelli Anderson, RMAE Board Community Representative, kanderson@rmae.org

Important Dates: Submit Letter of Intent by April 27, 2020, Zoom Meet and Greet Board Candidates May 4, 2020 (time to be determined), Voting opens online May 5 to 8, 2020 (one vote per RMAE household)

Need more information?   Use this link:  Learn more about the RMAE Board

Health Department Update

Coronavirus - Please refer to the district’s coronavirus information page  as new information becomes available from public health resources, including the CDC.   RMAE will continue to follow the district's direction as they have 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.

After School Activities

Envision Martial Arts is offering FREE Virtual Community Martial Arts Classes! They are open to everyone, no strings attached, 100% free. Classes are offered Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:00-5:15pm. All people would need is a computer/iPad/Phone with internet and a space to move around in! Classes start Tuesday, April 7th! If you’re interested, click HERE 

RMAE's own PE Teacher, Lisa Best is hosting the BEST Summer Camp this Summer. The Deadline to sign up is May 20th. See FLYER for details.

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