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Director’s Newsletter August 20

 

Dear Parents,

Ice Cream Social Tomorrow!  We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow, Friday, August 21, from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the school.  This is your opportunity to meet teachers and visit your child’s classroom.  It is a great opportunity to meet new parents and staff. Please visit the cafeteria to enjoy ice cream, find out information about joining the PTO, SAC, and other school committees, shop at the uniform swap, pick up carpool signs, and other beginning of the year business.  Teachers are still in the process of getting their rooms ready, so please respect the 2:00 start time.

Back-to-School Nights are coming up on September 1-3.  This will be your opportunity to hear from your child’s teachers about specific goals for the upcoming year and ways to assist in making this a successful year for your student.  Specific information about times for Back-to-School nights will be communicated.

Get Your Groove On—THIS SATURDAY!  — The Evergreen Bluegrass Festival benefitting Rocky Mountain Academy is this Saturday, August 22, from noon—8:30 p.m. at the Evergreen Rodeo Grounds.  Discounted tickets are still available online, or you may purchase tickets at the door.   All information can be found on the website: www.evergreenbluegrassfestival.com

 

Dress Code –Please note that the 2015-2016 Family Handbook states that all shirts are expected to be tucked in at all times as well as the following requirements for belts:

      Belts

  • Belts are required for 5th through 8th grade students for any garment made with belt loops.
  • Kindergarten through 4th grade students are encouraged to wear belts but are not required.

Belts may be in any solid, natural color (black, tan, brown, navy).  No designs allowed.

 

RMAE HOT LUNCH PROGRAM – RMAE will be participating in the Jeffco School Catered Lunch Program.  We are currently working with Jeffco to finalize the menu and payment plan and will email information as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience as we go through this transition from our former service. The lunch program is scheduled to start on September 15.  Hot lunch will be offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.  Wednesday will continue to be Pizza Day.

 

Pizza Day Returns! – The seventh grade fundraiser continues this year with Pizza Day every Wednesday.  Pre-orders will be taken at the Ice Cream Social this Friday.  PTO will have a table set up in the cafeteria.  Please stop by with a check made out to RMAE PTO if you would like to place an order.  You may also order peaches at the same time!

 

RMAE Volunteers ROCK!   We had an amazing work day on Saturday, August 15, when over 75 parents and students volunteered to get our school looking crisp and clean for the new school year.  Families arrived before 8:00 a.m. and didn’t leave until after 6:00 p.m..  Classrooms were painted, sheds were built, outside railings were painted, mulch was spread, weeds were whacked, and many more jobs were completed. If you missed this day, we still have tasks that need to be done, so just stop by the front office to volunteer at your convenience. Thanks so much to the families that devoted their Saturday to helping our school prepare for a terrific 2015-2016 school year!

Welcome new Spanish Teacher – We are excited to welcome Sylvia Geiger as our new Spanish teacher. Sylvia brings a wealth of experience including being a native speaker. Sylvia is also a RMAE parent to Dakota (7th grade) Eliana (6th grade) and Alejandra (2nd grade). We are also happy to announce that Senorita Geiger will be adding 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades to her roster, so the students will begin their Spanish instruction at an early age. ¡Bienvenidos, Sra. Geiger!

SchoolPool – We are pleased to announce RMAE will continue our partnership with Schoolpool to help pair parents with other families in their neighborhood who are interested in carpooling to and from school.  For those families who do not wish to participate, there is an opt-out form due no later than August 24, 2015.  After the opt-out period, your information will be shared with Schoolpool.  Schoolpool will then send you a customized list and map of RMAE families in your neighborhood.   Note: Schoolpool does not share your information or use your information for marketing.   The link attached will explain how the program works, how it can benefit your family, and how to opt-out of the program.   NOTE: If you do not opt-out, your information will be shared. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/_RMAE

 

Future Artists! The RMAE art department is pleased to announce the CAE’s Wild Wild West art contest winners.  Fifth graders from four mountain schools sent in original artwork to the Center for the Arts Evergreen. ​ 25 designs​ were chosen to be printed onto c​eramic ​plates​ which will be​ auctioned off to raise money for CAE’s “Arts in the Schools” program.  I’m​ proud to let you know that 16 of the 25 art pieces chosen were created by our artists at ​RMAE. In addition, Lainey Ross won the second place ribbon, Ryleigh Singleton won the third place ribbon, and Ivan Brazy won an honorable mention title. Our children shine again!

Additional winners are: Zane Steel, Nikki Richards, Cora Adcock, Savannna Raley, Jackson Williams, Alayna Szuch, Ellie Geiger, Cadeon Kelly, Kelsey Vaughn, Chloe Petri, Jack Rozman, Sayre Hushen, Ava Walden. Congratulations to all of our young artists!

Mountain Backpack Program Available to RMAE Families –The Evergreen Rotary Club and Evergreen Lutheran offer this wonderful program to all families.  The purpose is to assist with weekend food for students.  Every Friday your child picks up a backpack filled with breakfast, lunch and snacks for the weekend. They return the empty backpack on Monday to be refilled. This has been a very successful program at RMAE in the past.

The Rotary and Evergreen Lutheran know how hard families work to provide for your children. They hope the Mountain Backpack Program can help. There are no qualifications for this program. Only contact information is required.  If you would like to enroll your child you can contact Shelley Harmon at 303-653-2732 or by email at mharmon7@comcast.net   You can also pick up registration forms at the front office.

 

Important Dates:

Ice Cream Social – Friday, August 21, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

First Day of School for all Students – August 24

Middle School to 100 Elk – August 26-28

Foundation Meeting – Monday, August 31, 6:30 p.m.

Back-to-School Nights – Sept. 1-3, evenings

Labor Day, NO SCHOOL – September 7 (NO SCHOOL)

Teacher Professional Development Day – September 14 (NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS)

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Roberta Harrell, PhD.

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