Sep 7 - News

Posted on 09/07/2018
September 7, 2018 - Vol. III


Message from the Principal

Hello RMAE Families,

Thank you for attending our back to school nights this week.  We are truly honored you have entrusted your child’s education with us!  We take a team approach to best support your child so please don’t hesitate to reach out to your teachers throughout the year.  Our staff contact information is on our website under “About RMAE” then “Faculty and Staff.”

We appreciate everyone adhering to our drop off and pick up policy.  As a reminder, all students are to be dropped off and picked up in the circle where we have a sidewalk and supervision.  It helps us keep all of our students safe.  To expedite our pickup, we will be giving each family a placard to put on your dashboard.  We are asking you to print in large letters the name(s) and grade(s).  This will be small enough to fit in your glove compartment when you aren’t picking up.  We value your time and appreciate you supporting this effort!

Your proud Principal,
Dr. Ann Hudson


Classroom News


100 Elk -  Students love seeing themselves in photos!  Follow this link to share photos from 100 Elk with your middle school student.

100 Elk Photos Link


4th Grade - In fourth grade we are learning about map reading skills.  Students made construction dough and created birds eye view and side views of elevation maps with coordinates, map keys and legends.


5th Grade - Fifth grade reading made "thought webs" to explain what they learned about our theme of the week:  How do people survive in the wilderness?



7th Grade -  We’re fully into our short story unit. This week, students acted out “The Tell Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe.  They practiced their lines and directing skills earlier in the week for their final performance on Friday. 


Preschool Elective - During our first preschool elective, the middle schoolers supported the preschool students in creating a life size version of themselves. They worked on fine motor skills like cutting, coloring, and measuring string for hair. 


RMAE Happenings


Student Picture Day - Wednesday, September 12th - Local photographers Annie Coppock and Tammie McCarl are partnering with RMAE for student pictures and professional photography services!  All students will have their photographs taken during school as usual and dress code is required.  The photographs will be taken outdoors and parents will have a selection of images to choose from and purchase if desired.  Annie and Tammie’s approach to school portraits is anything but traditional.  They work with each child to bring out their unique personality, their real smile, and their genuine emotion.  Images may be purchased ala carte, in cost-savings packages, and in print or digital format.  A price sheet will be distributed after picture day with the link to preview the photos.


RMAE Sibling Photos Mini-Sessions - September 12th before and after school - This photography team is also offering Mini-Sessions for siblings at no charge.  Sessions will be held before and after school on student picture day, so that parents have the option to have photographs with all of their kids (non RMAE siblings are welcome).  Free Dress is optional for the shoot, please make sure to allow time for your children to change clothes before/after as necessary.

To Learn More and Reserve a time slot - Sibling Photo Mini Session Sign-up Link 


Emergency Contacts - We are noticing that several families have no emergency contacts listed in Jeffco Connect for their students.   When we are unable to reach a parent regarding their sick or injured child, said child is forced to remain in the clinic, often for hours.  Please check that you have at least one emergency contact listed with their correct contact information in Jeffco Connect.  For login issues, please call the office.

Jeffco Connect Login Link


On Line Permission Forms - This year, permission forms for all school field trips (except Sea Camp) will be emailed to you and are filled out online. Please check your email a few weeks in advance of your child's scheduled trip for the link. 


Izze Sales on Pizza Day - Students will have the opportunity to purchase Izze drinks on Pizza Wednesdays for $1 (cash).  


RMAE Volunteer Opportunities


Thank You!  Our sincere gratitude goes to those who have already volunteered in the classroom, library, for our campus clean-up day and so much more.  Our charter includes the whole school community being involved in making RMAE the special place it is.  As a member of our school community, your family has committed to a minimum of 60 hours volunteer service and there are a variety of opportunities throughout the year.  Two committees are currently seeking new members - the Marketing Committee and FUNdraising committee.  Please see descriptions below.  All of us truly appreciate your dedication, time, ideas, and hard work in keeping RMAE special!  


Marketing Committee - The marketing committee is looking for new members! We are a committee of parents and staff who plan lots of fun ways to show our community all the great things going on at RMAE.  Please join us next Tuesday, September 11th at 2:15 pm in the conference room. 


FUNdraising Committee - The FUNdraising committee is seeking new members!  We are a committee of parents and staff who are dedicated to developing,  increasing involvement in, and awareness of fundraising events to support the needs of the school.  Please contact Ann Hudson -  We will be setting our September meeting date once membership is established. 


RMAE ELEMENTARY FIELD DAY - Wednesday, October 10th - Volunteers Needed!
Please follow the link below for more information and to volunteer. 

Elementary Field Day Volunteer Link 


RMAE's PTO -   Please follow the link below to complete the Volunteer Interest form to so that you may be contacted with volunteer opportunities that work with your schedule and skill set:

Volunteer Interests On-Line Form





October Lunch Order Form -  Once you have submitted your order, your student's School Account will be billed, after which, payments may be made through Jeffco Connect.  Deadline for October orders is Friday, September 14th.

October Lunch Order Form Link - Deadline to order is Friday, September 14th

2018-2019 Hot Lunch Menus Link 


After School Clubs/Activities 


CHOIR - 2nd-8th - Tuesdays, Begins September 18th - Come unite voices every Tuesday after school.   

2nd-5th - Tuesdays, 3:00-3:40

Middle School - Tuesdays, 3:40-4:45 

This is a great opportunity to explore choral music in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.  You may click on the link below or pick up a form downstairs in the folder outside the music room.  Your child can bring it with him/her to the first rehearsal on September 18th, or turn it into the office.  Please contact Gretchen Moritz at if you have any questions.

2nd-5th Choir Registration Information/Form Link

6th-8th Choir Registration Information/Form Link


Orchestra - 3rd-8th - Mondays & Wednesdays - Registrations are still being accepted for Orchestra - do not worry if the audition was missed.  Sign up soon!  Students with no prior experience, are welcome along with the experienced player.  

Beginning Orchestra - Mon & Wed - 3:15-4:15 pm

Intermediate Orchestra - Mon & Wed - 3:15-5:15 pm

Orchestra Information Letter

Orchestra Audition/Registration Form


Full Circle Dance - K-5th - Mondays, 3:15-4:00 - Begins August 27th - Full Circle Dance is an after school dance program founded on the belief that dance is a powerful way to promote creativity and critical thinking, self awareness, collaboration, pride of achievement, and well-being.  OUR GOAL IS TO INFUSE STUDENTS’ LIVES WITH THE JOY AND MAGIC OF DANCE.

Full Circle Dance Registration Information Link


Chess Wizards - K-8th - Wednesdays, 3:15-4:15 pm - Begins Sept 12th - Ready to make some new friends and amaze your parents with your brain power?  Join Chess Wizards this school year for challenging chess lessons, exciting tournaments, fun team activities, and more!  If you’re brand new to the game, we’ll teach you the basics and get you playing with the big kids in no time. If you’re a seasoned checkmate artist, we’ll show you new ways to let your creativity loose on and off the chess board.  Studies have shown that chess enhances cognitive development, improves scholastic performance and boosts confidence… plus it’s a game kids can enjoy their whole lives!

Chess Wizards Registration Information Link


Yoga - Looking for a few more students to meet the minimum to run this class.  Do not miss out on this one - sign up now!  All our classes include movement and aspects of Mindfulness for body, mind and spirit.  Some of the benefits of regular yoga, mindfulness and meditation practice include:

*Regulate mood and anxiety disorders
*Improve focus, attention, and ability to work under stress
*Help manage ADD and ADHD 
*Regulate sleep
*Reduce risk of heart disease, stroke and reduce blood pressure
*Help prevent asthma
*Improve performance and memory

K-5 - Tuesdays, 3:05-4:05 pm - Begins September 4th

Middle School - Thursdays, 3:20-4:20 pm - Begins September 6th

Yoga Registration Link

Yoga Information Flier Link


RMAE Board News


Our next board meeting is scheduled for September 13 at 7:00 pm in the music room next to the technology room in the back of the first building. Everyone is welcome to attend. There is time allotted for public comment at the beginning and at the end of each meeting. Please feel free to contact us in person or via email if you have any comments, questions, or concerns.


PTO News



We have an all-in-one system for creating our school directory, logging and tracking volunteer hours, and purchasing spirit wear and logo polos online.

A welcome email was sent out last week and again this week (PTO - AtoZ Connect Login & Verification).  This email provided instructions on logging into the system, and completing the verification process.

  • New families, please go to and set up your family. 
  • All families, verify your information for our directory by completing the Verification Wizard. 
  • The verification wizard also provides the opportunity to purchase PTO Memberships, Grocery Cards. Field Trip Polos & Spirit Wear



SPIRIT WEAR ORDER DEADLINE - Sunday, 9/9 - This is the last opportunity to purchase Hoodies and Spirit Wear shirts.  After the deadline, there will be an extremely limited quantity of colors and sizes available.  All orders will be delivered to your child’s classroom in early October.

PTO MEETING- Monday, 9/10 - The PTO is invaluable in its purpose to organize volunteers and its support of  special projects and fundraisers for our students and teachers. Get involved by attending our monthly meetings.



Community News/Opportunities


GREAT OPPORTUNITY to see Ovation West's "Funny Girl" AND support Mountain Youth Musicals!  Mountain Youth Musicals was given the opportunity to sell tickets at a deeply discounted rate of $12.00 for the show on September 12 at 7:00 p.m. -  50% of proceeds will go directly to help fund children's theater.  GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!    

Funny Girl Box Office Ticket Link

Funny Girl is the story of beloved comedian, Fanny Brice.  You'll recognize songs such as "People who Need People" and "Don't Rain on My Parade".  Colleen Lee (Mymusical director) plays Fanny Brice and several RMAE students and alumnae are in the cast.  For more information follow this link - Ovation West's Funny Girl Information Link

Mountain Back Pack Fundraiser
- This is a really fun Halloween/Costume party with a live band, auction, prices, etc. It is Saturday, October 20th at 7 pm at the Wild Game in Evergreen. Proceeds will be donated to Mountain Backpacks and four other wonderful local non profits. Last year we received $9K from this event and it allowed us to expand our reach and feed double the amount of children in need.  Please come if you can and tell all your friends.  Thanks for helping to keep kids full and focused. 

Mountain Back Pack Fundraiser Flier


OPEN Gym - The Evergreen High School gymnastics team is hosting an open gym for kids ages 5+ at Pinnacle Academy on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 2-5 p.m. Snacks and drinks will be provided during this fun afternoon in the gym! 

Please visit for more details about this team fundraiser run by the EHS gymnasts. 


Jeffco Schools Hearing / Vision Screeners Wanted!! - We’re looking for people who enjoy working with children of all ages and who want to help them do their very best in school. You will be visiting a new school most days, helping the district Nurses and Health Room aides to screen Jeffco students for any vision or hearing issues.  All student information must be kept confidential.  Approx. $10 per hr  PLUS mileage to and from school sites.  Hours: 7:30am -2:30pm (this includes driving time – work time is 6 hours per day).  Monday – Thursday – some Fridays.  September through December.  If this sounds like a great fit then please apply on Teacher Match!  Teacher Match Link  - Job ID# 50317


West Jeff Baseball - September 16th - 8-14 yr Boys & Girls - Tryouts for Spring Baseball Competitive League will be held at Evergreen High School.  

West Jeff Baseball Registration Flier 



Upcoming Events

SEP 10 - PTO Meeting
SEP 12 – Student Picture Day
SEP 13 – Rain Day for Student Pictures
SEP 13 – RMAE BoD Meeting
SEP 19 – Student Picture Make-up Day
SEP 21 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher In-Service
SEP 28 - All School Free Dress Day



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