May 4, 2020

May 4, 2020 - Vol. XXVI

Grizzly Growl

Classroom News

Students are getting creative with their online learning programs!!


Mrs. Schwinn's Kindergarten Class participated in a guided draw for their plant unit over Zoom. They learned about how different plants can grow above or below ground.


As one of Ms. Jacobson's online music assignments, the 4th and 5th graders submitted song selections to compile a playlist of uplifting songs for us to listen to during this time. Check them out below!

Fun Tips to Avoid Cabin Fever!

  • Create a vision board 
  • Learn outside!
  • Build a spaghetti and marshmallow tower
  • Create a memory wall

A Message from the Principal 

Dear RMAE families,

After being in what feels like a time-warp all of a sudden it’s May!  This May looks and feels very different than last year, but at least it’s warm and we don’t have all the snow.
Although we had to cancel many of our end of the year traditions, our wonderful music teachers are sponsoring a student talent show.  I encourage students to participate or at the very least – tune in and watch!  Details on the talent show details are included in this newsletter.

Way back on March 13th we were hopeful we would return to school this year.  Unfortunately, that never came to fruition.  As a result, students have personal belongings at school and our lost & found is full.  In this newsletter there is information regarding pickup procedures.  We are following recommended protocols so please make sure you read that section carefully.  To keep our families and staff safe, each class has a designated day and time.  Your child(ren)’s teachers will be there giving 6ft hugs and high fives.

We all greatly miss our students and RMAE community and are hopeful we will be able to return to in person classes in the fall.  We will keep you posted as time will tell what that will look like.

I wish you continued good health and days ahead.

Your Proud Principal,

Dr. Ann Hudson

RMAE Happenings 

Please review the RMAE End of the Year Student COVID-19 Pick-up/Drop-off Here is also a list of items that your student will need to return.  If you have fee payments, they can be dropped off in the school mailbox outside of the administrative office.

Decorate a sign for RMAE's 8th Graders! The  RMAE 8th Grade Drive-in Continuum is May 15th.  To celebrate our RMAE 8th graders we are asking families to create and design yard signs & posters to decorate RMAE's campus to show them our support!  If you would like to participate, please fill out the form HERE.  Katie Beach or Lisa Best will pick up your signs from your house by May 13th.  For questions email Katie at or Lisa

  RMAE Virtual TALENT SHOW Come celebrate all of the talented kids who attend RMAE! May 12th AND May 19th at 6:30 Any RMAE student k - 8 Any RMAE family or friends with the linkIn the comfort of your own home ---- of course Any student interested in being one of the performers must submit a video to our talent show google drive  

Please email Gretchen Moritz or Susanna Jacobson if you have any questions.

Teacher Appreciation Week-National Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4-8, 2020. Given that our children are not physically in school, let’s honor our teachers who are working hard to keep our students learning by celebrating “Random Acts of Appreciation.”

We know things are really busy and stressful right now. We’ve put together some random acts of appreciation that will help you celebrate your favorite teachers and show your gratitude in what we hope is a fun and non overwhelming way!

  • Add a 'Facebook Frame' in Honor of Teacher Appreciation Week
    Jeffco has created frames for your Facebook profile picture
    (Thank You Teachers | Teachers Rock) so we can join together as a community to celebrate the tireless efforts of teachers and staff in serving our students.

  • Share your favorite photos with Teachers and Staff on your school’s social media (and your own!). Or create new photos with printable PDF versions that kids can fill out — take a picture of their creation, or scan it, and email it to your teacher, post on social media, or upload the picture to your child’s digital classroom in Google Classroom.
    Topic Ideas:
  • Record a video message or write a letter to your teacher! You can email it directly to them, upload to your digital classroom, or share a photo on your school’s social media.

Are you following RMAE’s Facebook page? Go to to keep up with RMAE news.

School Supply Kits-Pre-ordering of next year’s school supply kits will be available next week. If you pre-order your supplies, your student’s supplies will be delivered directly to the school for next year. Watch your email for more info.

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:
  • Benefits in Action can help families with Medicaid and SNAP (food assistance) applications over the phone 720-221-8354

2020-2021 RMAE Board Election

Zoom Meet and Greet Board Candidates May 5, 2020 at noon. Click HERE to join the meeting and email for the password

Voting open online May 5 to 8, 2020 (one vote per RMAE household)

We have two parent representative positions up for election. Please use this form to vote by Friday May 8th.

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

Health 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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