Sep 14 - News

Posted on 09/14/2018
September 14, 2018 - Vol. IV


Classroom News


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RMAE Happenings


RMAE Ski Club - We are thrilled to have the opportunity to offer an RMAE SKI Club this year! Professional ski instructor and RMAE parent, Olga Marinkina, has generously offered to lead the group and to give lessons to beginners.  SKI Club will tentatively run on Fridays from January-March.  Participants will leave directly from RMAE and will ski from 4-6pm at Echo Mountain.  The only cost will be $99 for the ski pass plus equipment rental if needed.  In order for it to work, we will need parent volunteers.  Please give us your feedback by following the link below, and we will send out the final registration details soon.  Thank you! 

SKI Club Questionnaire Link  


Dad's Club is Back! - Monday Night Football Event - October 1st, 5:30 pm - Broncos vs. Chiefs - At the Wild Game - Dad's Club is an opportunity for dads to get to know each other, organize fun school events, and enjoy some football and adult beverages.  We would especially like to meet dads who are new this year to RMAE!


Giving Apple - Thank you so much to those of you who picked an apple from your child’s classroom. The giving apple is an opportunity for staff to make requests for items that will enhance your children's learning environment.  If you would like to participate, please see the google doc below for remaining items for purchase.  All items are due to the office by 9/21.  Items can be sent directly to the school from the vendor and addressed to RMAE - PTO.  There will be an assembly to present the items to staff on Friday, September 28th at 2:30 pm (likely on the field) and all parents that would like to attend are welcome!

PTO's Giving Apple Google Doc Link




Student Art Contest - The annual search for artwork for the cover of the student Directory is underway.  Please have your budding artist(s) submit their art work on unlined white paper to the front office by 3pm on September 17th.  Each work of art will be displayed (anonymously) in the art room during the following week and students will vote on their favorite.  The winner will be announced on September 28th.


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


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



After School Clubs/Activities 


NEW - Young Rembrandts Cartoon and Drawing Class -  K-5th - Mondays - Begins October 8th -  Students will learn how to personify animals, transforming them into cartoon characters. The importance of facial exaggeration and body gesture will be showcased in our illustrations featuring baseball characters and ogre expressions. And, in keeping with the season, our students will create fall-themed illustrations like a farmer’s scarecrow and covered wagon. Stylized art styles will be explored through our tarantula line art and Van Gogh-inspired drawing featuring vibrant sunflowers. Give your child the gift of learning and artistry. Enroll your student today! 

Registration Information Flier Link     Registration Link


Many of the RMAE after school activities offer rolling enrollment.  

View a complete list of After School Activities HERE.


RMAE Board News


The next Board meeting will be held on Thursday, October 4th 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 at 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.

All families should complete the verification process in AtoZ:

  • 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


Community News/Opportunities


Wait Until 8th - Interested in learning more about the 'Wait Until 8th' movement in Evergreen?  The 'Wait Until 8th' is a national movement, which empowers parents to rally together to delay giving children a smartphone until at least 8th grade.  By banding together, this will decrease the pressure felt by kids and parents alike over the kids having a smartphone.  Currently, there are over 100 parent members throughout all Evergreen schools in our local Evergreen chapter of this national movement.  Stop by for their quarterly meeting at Bergen Meadow gym on Monday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m.  There will be a panel of teenagers there to answer questions you may have as to the pros/cons, etc. of smartphone use and how it has impacted their lives.  Tracy Denver, the leader of this chapter, is looking for a RMAE parent representative - if interested, contact  If people are interested in being a part of the loop, getting the occasional informative e-mail and want to be in the know for meetings, possible speakers, etc.....they need to be on this Sign-Up.


Teens and Food Allergies - There is a local Teen Food Allergy conference for teens 13 to 19 years old on Saturday, September 22nd.  Food Allergy management can often be tougher in the teen years, due to the peer pressure and the stretching of boundaries.  Kids learn a great deal about managing their allergies and bond with other teens facing similar challenges.  They hear from other teens and adults, how important carrying their Epinephrine is.   There is no cost but space is limited and advanced registration by Sept 20th is required.

Online Registration Link

Reminder:  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



Upcoming Events

SEP 19 – Student Picture Make-up Day
SEP 21 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher In-Service
SEP 27 - Vision and Hearing Screening
SEP 27 - 7th Grade Seacamp Parent Meeting
SEP 28 - FroYo Friday 
SEP 28 - All School Free Dress Day



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