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APR 26, 2019 News

Posted on 04/26/2019
April 26, 2019 - Vol. XXVI

Community Service Day - Today!

 

Today’s Community Service Day was focused on the environment.  Through guest speakers, investigations, and hard work, students furthered their knowledge and positively impacted RMAE’s environment.  Each grade level partnered with another on energy, environmental quality, school site, waste and recycling, and water.


Kindergarten and fourth grade worked on improving our school site.  They built butterfly houses and boxes for owls, bats, and birds. These will be placed on our upcoming RMAE nature trail around the perimeter of our campus.  They also listened to a guest speaker about how to be safe and interact with the habitat we live in.  The afternoon was spent planting shrubs and flowers.

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First and fifth grade has been investigating our waste production.  Their emphasis was on maintaining a healthy planet. After learning about benefits of composting and what it takes, they took a field trip to visit a landfill and recycling site.

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Second and sixth grade continued their study of water usage and quality.  They hiked to Buchanan Ponds where they tested the water quality.  In the afternoon they listened to a presentation given by a water engineer.


Third and eighth grade focused on energy usage and renewable energy.  Eighth graders collected data around the school on our energy usage and made recommendations for energy savings.  Third grade students made water wheels, wind farms, solar ovens, and ice cream to learn about the different types of renewable energy.  

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Seventh and the other third grade worked on environmental quality.  Their morning began with an overall campus cleanup. They worked on mulch distribution and landscaping as well as planted and propagated ferns.  The ferns are the particular variety which improve air quality. These ferns have been placed in every room on campus.

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Students had quite an experience from the volunteers of HawkQuest.  The students had the chance to see a hawk, falcon, eagle, and owl up close!  They learned all about these beautiful birds and the role they play in our environment.

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We finished the day with a school wide assembly sharing our learnings.  We were also presented with an Earth day flag. This day would not have been possible without the efforts and time given from our amazing parents.  A huge thank you to all of you who helped learning come alive while positively impacting our environment and school grounds!

 

 

Your Proud Principal,

Dr. Ann Hudson

 

 

RMAE Reminders 

 

Musical Instrument Interest Survey - We want to hear from you!  We are exploring the possibility of expanding our music programs for the 2019-2020 school year.  Does your student have a hidden desire to learn to play a new instrument?  Maybe they are already an accomplished player but looking for an additional outlet to practice and perform in a larger group.  Please take a moment, along with your student, to complete the Musical Instrument Interest Survey linked below to give us an idea of the interest level at RMAE.  Thank you!

Musical Instrument Interest Survey Link

 


 

RMAE Music Performances!  Grades K-2 - Thursday, May 2nd at 6 pm 
Students are required to attend the performance for their respective grade level unless otherwise arranged with Miss Jacobson. Students are to arrive at 5:30 pm the night of their performance and dress in black and white with (optional) blue accents.  Please contact Susanna Jacobson at sjacobson@rmae.org with any questions/concerns or if you are interested in volunteering.  We look forward to sharing an evening of music with you!

 


 

2019-2020 RMAE Family Calendar -  Next year's school calendar has been approved by the Board and is now available on our website and by following the link below.

2019-2020 RMAE Family Calendar

 


 

Library Update - The last day for class visits to the RMAE library will be Friday, May 3.  Please ensure your student(s) returns his or her books to the Library by May 3rd.

Thank you to all families who expressed interest in donating your gently used books.  Donations may be dropped off in the library only between May 6 and May 17.  Please help your fellow parent volunteers who run the library by limiting your donations to school-age appropriate books in good condition.  Please do not donate other media besides books, adult level content, or books in disrepair.  Questions?  Contact Jamie Richards at seidjam@gmail.com.

 


 

Yearbook Quantities are Limited and the Supply is Dwindling.  Deadline for ordering - April 30th!    Once they are gone, they are gone and we will be unable to order additional books.  The RMAE Yearbook Staff.  Follow the link below OR visit the RMAE website to place an order today!

Order your 2019 Yearbook Link  

 


 

Thank You!  King Soopers Fundraiser - Thank you to all the families that have connected their King Soopers loyalty card to RMAE and sent in screenshots. We are working on adding the 10 hours of volunteer time to those families. If you haven’t connected your card to RMAE you can still do so before the end of the school year. 

Instructions to Link Your King Soopers Card to RMAE 

 


 

RMAE Carnival - Friday, May 3,  5:30 to 7:00 pm - Mark your calendars for this fun event. Come one, Come all!  Family fun!  Student-built and run carnival booths, hotdogs, and popcorn for purchase, raffle prizes, including 4 tickets to a Garth Brooks concert and more!  Students are welcome to bring their friends from other schools.  Each grade is sponsoring an activity, so check with your Classroom Coordinator for volunteer opportunities.

 

 

RMAE Board 

 

Election - Our Board of Directors consists of 9 members, 8 of which represent current RMAE families.  Every year three of our Board of Directors terms expire. We are currently accepting applications for the open seats.  Our school needs leaders that are passionate about our school and want to contribute their time, expertise and ideas to help us provide the best educational experience for our kids.  This is an opportunity to help guide our great school, leverage your leadership skills, and book some volunteer hours!  If interested, please forward your letter of intent including, 'why are you interested and what do you have to offer?' to the RMAE Board Selection Committee, in care of Dr. Ann Hudson, ahudson@rmae.org

Board of Directors - Who, What, Why? Link

 

  

Upcoming Events

MAY 2 - Middle School Olympics
MAY 2 - Grades K-2 Music Program
MAY 3 - RMAE Carnival
MAY 9 - 2nd Grade Patriotic Program
MAY 9 - BINGO Night - note the change of date
MAY 9 - RMAE BoD Meeting
MAY 13 - PTO Meeting
MAY 13 - Elementary Science Innovation Day
MAY 14 - Middle School Science Innovation Day
MAY 14 - Choir Concert
MAY 21 - 8th Grade Continuation
MAY 23 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - Noon Dismissal
MAY 23 - All School Picnic - Bring Your Own Picnic

 

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