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MAR 16, 2020

March 16, 2020 - Vol. XXIII

Grizzly Growl

Classroom News

When times get tough, we band together and build reading forts. The eighth graders did some project based learning to create a massive fort with tunnels to entertain kindergarten. 

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Spirit week was a hit last week! From Twin Day, to Dress like your Teacher Day, Students showed their spirit and had a blast!!

      

A message from the Principal 

Dear RMAE families,

I hope this finds everyone in a good place given the circumstances we are all dealing with.  I appreciate you taking a few minutes to receive an update on RMAE’s remote learning plan.  

Your teachers met remotely today to learn, collaborate, and plan.  We are doing our best to accommodate the different needs and tech comfort levels of grades kinder through 8th while providing organizational consistency for you.  Everyone will be using Zoom as the video conferencing, live instruction, and group discussion platform.  This is web based so there is no need to download an app.  Classes will be utilizing google classroom as the main platform for assigning work.  In 4th – 8th grades work will be submitted through google classroom.  The primary grades will be using SeeSaw for assignment submission.  The rationale for the two platforms is to accommodate for the age and ability differences.  You will be receiving a message from your teacher with specific information on your child’s class, log ins, etc.  At times it may feel that we are over communicating.  However, I’d rather that feedback than the opposite.  Throughout this process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher with questions.  

This is new to all of us and we’ve all had minimal time to assimilate to this new reality.  Yet, your teachers have done a phenomenal job making this adjustment.  There will be challenges but know we will work together to problem solve.  Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we transition into unchartered waters.  

Stay safe and healthy.

Your Proud Principal,

Dr. Ann Hudson

RMAE Happenings 

A Message from Jeffco Food and Nutrition Services:

Beginning Monday 3/16 until Friday 3/27, “Grab and Go” meals will be available for collection for Breakfast (8:00-9:00a) and Lunch (11:30a - 12:30p) at the following school locations:

  • Conifer High School
  • Arvada K-8 School
  • Colorow Elementary School
  • Edgewater Elementary School
  • Foothills Elementary School
  • Lasley Elementary School 
  • Parr Elementary School

All children (ages 1-18) can go to any of the above school locations, to receive a no-cost meal. We will be serving anyone in need. Each person will be required to be present and pick up their own meal. We will also be donating perishable foods and working with our local food banks in order to mitigate the community impact of missing food services in schools. Additional school distribution locations will be added as needed. For questions regarding this program, please call 303 982 6748.


Field Trip Updates: All field trips for the remainder of the year have not yet been cancelled.  If a field trip is cancelled, you will receive a prorated refund of the field trip fee.

Middle School Trips:  The 8th grade trip to Stone Canyon Ranch and the 6th grade trip to Keystone Science School have not yet been cancelled.  If they end up being cancelled, you will receive a refund.  Unfortunately, the 7th grade trip to SeaCamp has been cancelled.  Refunds are currently being processed.  



CLICK HERE to order Hot Lunch for April.  The deadline for ordering is Tuesday, March 17th.  April lunches will not be billed until the date is set for returning to campus.  Also note that lunch for Monday, April 20th has changed to Chicken Chow Mein instead of Szechuan Chicken.  Additionally, refunds will be issued for all lunches ordered in March for days that we are off campus.


It’s that time of year to purchase your yearbook! The yearbook staff has been working since August to bring you the best yearbook our school has had. Our theme this year is "This is Us" -- highlighting and appreciating everything that makes RMAE a special place to be. To make sure that your student isn’t left out, please be sure to order early. We sold out last year! Follow the link below OR visit the RMAE website to place an order today! Order HERE.  


Mrs. Sava has started a GoFund to bring Virtual Expeditions to her classroom!  Check out the details HERE on how she wants to help give her students the world with virtual field trips!

Health Department Update

Coronavirus - Please refer to the district’s coronavirus information page  as new information becomes available from public health resources, including the CDC.   RMAE will continue to follow the district's direction as they have been coordinating with local public health agencies as we monitor the global outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), keeping in close contact with Jeffco Public Health Department (JCPH) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) on this subject.
RMAE is following all protocol to keep the school as sanitized as possible.  Teachers are wiping down classroom surfaces at the end of each day.  In addition, the nightly cleaning crew is disinfecting all common areas outside of the classroom.  We have a professional cleaning crew scheduled over spring break to do a school wide deep clean.  Thank you for being considerate of everyone's health and keeping sick children at home.  

After-School Activities & Clubs 

Lisa Best is hosting an After School Sports camp starting April 1st every Wednesday. The Deadline to sign up is May 20th. See the FLYER for details.


RMAE's own PE Teacher, Lisa Best is hosting the BEST Summer Camp this Summer. The Deadline to sign up is May 20th.See FLYER for details.


We are pleased to be able to offer a wide variety of after school activities to our families.   To view these offerings, you may click on the link below or refer to the After-School Activities Newsletter that went out yesterday.  Additional options may be added throughout the year.  Updates will be included in the weekly newsletters as well as posted on our website under Clubs & After-School Activities.  

Community News

Mountain Backpack Program – 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. 

Mountain Backpack Program Enrollment Form

Upcoming Events

3/20-3/27 - Spring Break

 

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