OCT 18, 2021

Posted on 10/18/2021
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October 18th, 2021
Dear RMAE families,
The weather has been cooperative supporting continued progress on our campus improvements. Last week the playground equipment was assembled, and posts cemented. The next steps are a retaining wall and ground cover. This week the curbing and gutter is scheduled for the road. I still don’t have a timeline on asphalting but, hoping it happens sooner rather than later. The students submitted and voted on names for the road. It is officially been named “Rocky Rd.” The Den will have a roof and windows installed this week with stucco beginning shortly thereafter.
 
We also have a change in staff. Melanie Kilroy, who has been a part of the RMAE community for 14 years, has decided to retire. We wish her nothing but the best as she enters this new phase of adventure. In her place is Jennifer Jones. Prior to relocating to Colorado, she was in private practice then earned her Master’s in School Counseling. Although Jen has been a member of our team, we look forward to working with her in a different capacity.
 
On a completely different note, our Trunk or Treat community event is around the corner. I hope to see all of you at this fun event. The kids have a great time trunk or treating so the more decorated cars we have, the merrier. Please consider signing up in AtoZ. In addition to trunk or treating, our Middle School students have been working hard on their zombie thriller dance; the grilling elective will provide a $5 hotdog dinner; and the Student Council has great plans for their Haunted Hall. All the ghoulish fun is on October 29 th at 4:30.
 
Your Proud Principal,
Dr. Ann Hudson
- Seeking Parent Testimonials
- RMAE Winter Weather Procedures 
- Student Art Contest Winner!
- Family Summary of the October Board Meeting
Construction Update Photos:
The big beautiful beams are getting stained. The view from inside The Den. The new playground equipment is being installed.
Ms Prouty's 3rd Grade class is taking advantage of these warm fall days by going outside for D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read) time. 
Graveyard Silhouette-Ink and watercolor halloween landscapes by 4th grade.
2nd Grade finished their metamorphosis unit by releasing butterflies (Painted Ladies) into Elk Meadow.  
Dear RMAE Families
If you have a few minutes to help us grow, we will say "thank you" with a volunteer hour for your family!
We are seeking testimonials on what brought you to RMAE, what you love most about RMAE and what you would like others to know about RMAE.
Please answer as many questions as you would like or add a testimonial in your own words. Your responses will help us bring other wonderful families to the RMAE community!
Thank you for your help!
FILL OUT FORM

Winter Weather Closure and 2-Hour Delay Procedures

As we approach the winter months and the possibility of delayed starts and snow days, we are writing to remind you of our inclement weather policies. RMAE will follow Jeffco Schools for closures and delays.  Jeffco Public Schools rarely takes snow days or implements a delayed start time. We live in an area where snow is typical in the winter and unless the storm is extreme, school will not be cancelled. Parents and guardians can always make the decision to not send their children to school that day if they feel it is unsafe. Our schools are flexible with late arrivals and will always excuse a student absence when called in by a parent or guardian. Click here for more information on Jeffco school inclement weather policies. 
1st Quarter Report Cards for K-2nd Grade
Report cards for K-2nd grade will go home  Friday October 22 in Friday Folders. 
Square 1 Art 
Kindergarten - 6th Grade students have been working on creating a special art project that you may purchase on unique gifts and keepsakes for the Square 1 Art Fundraiser.  Look for ordering sheets with your child's artwork coming home soon.  
Rapid At-Home COVID testing kits from the CDPHE. 
To make sure Coloradans have the tools they need to keep their families safe, CDPHE is providing free over-the-counter tests for parents, guardians, and caregivers to administer to school-aged children at-home. 
HERE is the link to information about how parents can order FREE at-home testing kits.
STUDENT DIRECTORY ART CONTEST
The art contest has come to a close and the winner is…
Eloise Toussaint, 8th Grade!
Her drawing will be featured on the cover of our upcoming printed school directory.  Congratulations, Eloise!

Thank you to the following students who also submitted entries:
Lotus Coffey,  Sol Coffey,  Alora Davis, Emerson Haas, Amelia Hoppes, Jamie Jachimek, Unica Khlop, Bria McCourt,  Avery McGillivray, Rae Pegues,  Joshua Phillips, Camille Richards, and Isadore Tanner
A special thank you to Marci Stellman for running the contest. Well done!


MOVIES WITH TEACHERS
DEADLINE - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20

Kid only event held after school. Tickets are $10 and include movie, light snack and drink. Kids can wear pajamas to school that day. Please visit AtoZ to purchase tickets and view the movie selection.
(Each movie will be limited to 30 students and no switching of movies day-of allowed.)
Questions: Please contact Nicole Folino nfskier@gmail.com

 
NOVEMBER FOOD ORDERS
DEADLINE – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20
ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT TO ORDER

Thanks to everyone who has been supporting these fundraisers!
Log in to AtoZ to purchase Jimmy John’s, Domino’s and Hearthfire Treats for November.
Please note: We will be unable to accept any November orders after October 20th.

TRUNK OR TREAT
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29

Mark your calendars for the spooktacular event! Join us starting at 4:30PM at RMAE parking lot for trick or treating, games, haunted hallway, Thriller Flashmob and more!
Join in the fun by decorating your vehicle so kids have lots of opportunity to trick or treat.
Volunteers are also needed to donate candy and provide games.
Please sign up by October 22 on AtoZ.
Questions? Contact Jennie Page jenniepage@yahoo.com
Family Summary of October Board Meeting
Prior to October’s regular meeting, the board was treated to a tour of The Den construction site and nearly completed playground.  It was inspiring to see the progress first-hand since we broke ground only four months ago.  Your help is still needed to make The Den a reality.  Please volunteer to assist the Capital Campaign with events, sponsorships, and other efforts to ensure the building is outfitted as a working gym with performance and classroom spaces!  During our meeting, the board approved an adjusted budget for the current year, which always follows the October student count.  While we remain in good shape for overall financial health, The Den project has necessitated withdrawing additional loan funds.
This highlights the importance of each and every family participating in the Annual Giving campaign.  Each board member is committed to giving this year and every year.  Remember, this is an annual fundraiser that is distinct from funding the new build.  Rather it supports your children’s in-classroom experiences by funding things like technology, specials, and learning materials.  Your participation is also a gauge of the health of our school community.  Please give today!
Also during October’s meeting, we received an impressive report from our innovative and dedicated Student Council.  The board continued work on our charter renewal, the application for which is due in early December.  Finally the board adopted our 2021 Review of the current five-year Strategic Plan for 2018-2023.  The results can be found here. 
In closing, we want to acknowledge the additional hard work of RMAE staff to keep our students and families safe during the recent COVID outbreak.  RMAE continues to be a leader in our safety measures.  We thank everyone for their patience and participation.  Keep up with the latest at https://www.jeffco.us/3999/Coronavirus-Disease-2019-COVID-19.
Please note the next Regular Board Meeting was moved from November 11 to Tuesday, November 16.
Do you Peloton?

Join other RMAE community members on the leaderboard with our very own hashtag.
#RideRunWithRMAE
Trail Running Club with Ms Adams
The class is open to students 5th - 8th Grade.  New session begins October 12th.
Class is Every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 - 5:00 PM. See the FLYER for more details and to sign up. 

Join Ms Best for new session of After School Sports
October 6th - December 15th
Play a mix of sports and outdoor games Wednesdays after school from 3:15- 4:15 PM on the field. Check out the FLYER for details.
EAPL's 5th Annual Zombie 5K Run

Sunday,October 31st, 2021  @ 10am
Get your spook on… run, walk, creep or crawl for a ghoulish good time. 
Benefitting the Evergreen Animal Protective League.
Scary Good Bake Sale * Spirited Music * Costume Contest for 2 & 4 legged participants.
Race Starts at ChowDown Pet Supplies @ Bergen Village
Register @ http://getmeregistered.com/EAPLZombieRun5k
Or at Chow Down Pet Supplies or at EAPL Thrift Store
Mountain Backpack Program
The Mountain Backpack Program’s mission is to keep kids full and focused throughout the school year. 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. Click on the fox for the enrollment form and for more information.
  OCT 20
Movies with Teachers After School
7:00 PM RMAE Alumni High School Panel
  OCT 22
Elementary Spirit Wear Day/ Middle School Free Dress
  OCT 29
Whole School Free Dress
4:30 PM Trunk or Treat
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Perseverance is pushing on despite difficulty and hardship






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