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Director’s Newsletter May 22


Dear Parents,

Evergreen Bluegrass Festival—A tribute to Tom Hushen – Special Tickets Prices for RMAE families only!  Purchase your 12-pack of tickets for the price of 10.  This offer good through May 22nd.   Tickets will be distributed on May 27th.  Prices increase after May 31st.   Look for flyers in your child’s Friday folder, pick one up at the main office or visit the RMAE Foundation page and purchase online.  For more ticket options, visit the Festival website.  Volunteers are needed.  Please visit the website and click the Volunteer tab.

Board Positions – The new community representative to the Board of Directors will be voted on at the next Board meeting on June 11.  Dave Graham’s letter of interest for this position is posted on the BOD page on the website.  The BOD also has an open parent representative position on the Board, and a letter of intent from Dan Hock is also posted on the website.  Additional candidates are welcome to apply for this open position.

End of Year Assembly – Please join us for an awards assembly for all students on Thursday, May 28, at 9:00 a.m. on the turf field.  Teachers will recognize K-7 grade students for outstanding achievement in academic and other areas.  Parents are welcome to join in this celebration of achievement.

Graduations Big and Small — We are looking forward to having our 8th grade graduation ceremony on Wednesday, May 27, on our new turf field, at 6:30 p.m..  Kindergarten graduation will take place in the cafeteria on the morning of Wednesday, May 27, at 10:00 a.m.

Yearbooks on Sale — Extra yearbooks are on sale in the office for $14.00.  First come, first serve!

BEST Grant Narrow Miss (3 Votes to 5) – The Foundation, Board, and Director have been working diligently with an architectural firm to present a request for a BEST Grant from the Colorado Department of Education.  The grant request was to connect our three buildings together and give us an indoor gymnasium amongst a few other needs. We narrowly missed to many schools that have much more serious needs. Our team is committed to continue to pursue the BEST grant next year as well as additional grants to meet our needs of the school.

Meds in the Clinic – All medicines for your children that are kept in the clinic need to be picked up by next Thursday, May 28.  This includes meds that were taken on the middle school trips.  All meds that are left here will be turned over to the area nurse for proper disposal on May 28

Foundation Board Members needed!  The RMAE Foundation is looking for several new members for two-year terms beginning in July 2015.  The Foundation is the fundraising arm of the school, dedicated to ensuring RMAE’s long term sustainability.  The Foundation is coming off of two strong years, with exciting opportunities on the horizon.  The Foundation board meets for two hours on the first Monday of every month.  Other duties for interested candidates include participation in fundraising efforts and planning sessions between meetings.  Please send a letter of interest to Angie O’Keefe:  and plan to attend the next Foundation meeting on June 1.

Top Three Volunteers – Congratulations to Cheryl Hadsell, Dave Hadsell, and Ned and Liesl Parker, for collecting the highest number of volunteer hours for the past 6 weeks.  Remember to log your hours on Track It Forward (formerly Our Volts) on the RMAE home page at

May Core Virtues – Integrity and Wisdom

“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.” ― William Shakespeare, As You Like It   

Important Dates:

May 26                   Last day of school for 8th graders

May 27                   Kindergarten graduation, 10:00 a.m.

May 27                   8th grade graduation, 6:30 p.m.

May 28                   End of Year Assembly – 9:00 a.m.

May 28                   Last day of school for students/early dismissal

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For our children,


Roberta Harrell, PhD.

Upcoming Events

all-day 1st Grade Field Trip @ Casa Bonita
1st Grade Field Trip @ Casa Bonita
May 27 all-day
1st Grade Field Trip @ Casa Bonita
End of year conclusion to study of Americas
all-day Free Dress Day!
Free Dress Day!
May 28 all-day
Free Dress Day!
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8:00 am Last Day of School – NOON DISMISSAL
Last Day of School – NOON DISMISSAL
May 28 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Last Day of School – NOON DISMISSAL
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RMAE 2014-2015 Surveys

Hello RMAE Community,

We’d like to thank everyone for participating in the RMAE 2014-2015 Survey. We had a great response from parents, staff and students. We have summarized the results, and would like to share them with you. There are a lot of wonderful things happening at RMAE, including a strong school community, high academic standards, and great teachers and staff.

We encourage you to take a look at the summarized results to see what students, staff and parents said about RMAE.

Once again, we thank you for all of your support of our wonderful school.

Best wishes
RMAE SAC (School Accountability Committee) formally AAA

RMAE Parent Survey 2014-2015
RMAE Staff Survey 2014-2015
RMAE Middle School Survey 2014-2015
RMAE Elementary School Survey 2014-2015


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