AUG 30, 2019 NEWS

Posted on 08/30/2019
 August 30, 2019 - Vol. III

Classroom News

First Grade experienced their first Maker Space of the new school year!  
Students explored how to use the cardboard box tools and practiced collaboration and cooperation.  These tools will be used as they enter into the Core Knowledge Science curriculum studying the human body.  Students will create a basic cardboard skeletal system and add the organs as they progress through the unit.



A message from the Principal 


Hello RMAE families,

It is truly an honor and privilege that you have entrusted your child’s education with us.  As such, we take a team approach to best support your child so please don’t hesitate to reach out to our teachers throughout the year.  The staff contact information is on our website under “About RMAE” then “Faculty and Staff.” 

We look forward to seeing you at our Back to School Nights this week.  You will have an opportunity to learn about the core and special classes as well as experience firsthand our staffs’ positive energy, dedication, and nurturing approach in supporting all students. Fifth through eighth grade is on Tuesday and Kinder through 4th grade is on Wednesday, both from 6:00 – 7:30.  Please look for your specific schedule here Schedule.  If you have any questions, contact your child’s teacher.

I wish all you a safe and fun long weekend!

Your Proud Principal,
Dr. Ann Hudson




RMAE Happenings 


RMAE STUDENT PICTURE DAY IS SEPTEMBER 5th! Each student will be photographed during the regular school day by Annie Coppock Photography. Portraits will include images taken outdoors as well as black and white studio style portraits. All students must be in RMAE dress code for the student pictures. Please contact Carrie Wassemiller ( if you can help out for all or part of the time. 

Mini sessions with siblings are available before and after school - availability is limited. 
Sign up for a mini-session at: SignUpGenius. There is no charge for the photo sessions. All images will be posted in a secure, online gallery, accessible only to parents, within 4 weeks after the School Portrait dates. 





SHOW YOUR SCHOOL SPIRIT!  Spirit wear shirts, hoodies, and field trip shirts are now available for purchase via 

Order Deadline: September 7, 2019. For more details click the link below: Spirit Wear Flyer




FroYo Fridays begin September 13th!   IMPORTANT: Deadline to purchase for the 1st semester is Friday, September 6th.  Twice a month Frozen Yogurt cups from Hearthfire will be offered during lunch period.  Proceeds from sales go to 6th grade trips.  Sixth grade parent volunteers are needed to assist in serving. Go to AtoZ Connect ( to purchase. For more information contact Katie Beach at (303) 570-9434



PTO to Host it's First Back-To-School Bluegrass Concert!  Saturday, September 14th, 1-3 pm.  The Bluegrass band, Mo' High, Mo' Lonesome will be performing.  Bring a picnic and join us on the field for this free event for all current RMAE Families. 



Bingo Night - Thursday, September 5th @ The Wild Game - Fun for the whole family! Participants do not need to be 18 to play Bingo.  However, the bingo cards need to be purchased by someone 18 and older and then the cards can be gifted to the under 18-year-old, as long as they have a receipt.  Any payout needs to be presented to the individual who purchased the card and must be over 18 years old.  Pickles may also be purchased using the same guidelines as stated above.  To get involved, please contact Tiffany Fontaine - Flyer: Bingo 





Pizza Wednesday Fundraiser: PTO would like to thank all the families that are supporting our 7th Grade Pizza Fundraiser! The deadline to pre-order pizza for the 1st semester or the year is Saturday, August 31. For those who are purchasing pizza on a month to month basis, please go to AtoZ Connect ( to get your September orders in by Saturday also.





Parties for a Purpose: PTO will be kicking off this new program at our Back to School nights. A Party for a Purpose (PfP) is an event donated by an RMAE family. In most cases, the entire fee for attending a party goes directly to RMAE! Every event, big or small, can make a HUGE difference! Do you have a great idea for a party? Sign-up



Giving Apple: Teachers have given the PTO a wish list of classroom items. Take an apple and purchase the item by Thursday, September 19. These classroom gift items will be presented to the teachers at an assembly on September 27. 




Your yearbook staff is back and already at it! We are excited to get this year rolling, and we need your help. One of the biggest areas that we end up lacking in each year is pictures. We have set up a "Community Upload" section of the ordering page. Please share your pictures HERE!   The access code is "RMAE". The website will prompt you to upload and then select a category. Then just click "Upload". Easy as pie! You will be credited, and greatly appreciated. If you have any questions or are struggling, please reach out to us at




PTO Open House and Meeting: Wednesday, September 11 at 5:00 p.m.  Join us for a fun evening out at Wild Game to see what we are all about. Make new friends, have a drink and a bite, and find out about our busy calendar of upcoming events. Hope to see you there! Future meetings:

  • Tuesday 10/8 - 8am Muddy Buck
  • Tuesday 11/12 - 5pm  Revival
  • Wednesday 12/11 - 8am Bread Lounge 
  • Tuesday 2/11 - 5pm Murphy's Mountain Grill
  • Tuesday 3/10 - 8am Starbucks 
  • Tuesday 4/14 - 5pm Evergreen Brewery
  • Wednesday 5/13 - 8am Bread Lounge





Grocery Store Fundraisers:  King Soopers has launched a new community giving program that is connected to your loyalty card, rather than to a re-loadable gift card. Link your loyalty card to the organization of your choice and shop with King Soopers. For instructions on how to sign up, download the instruction document: King Soopers Community Rewards Program.


Safeway- Each time you add funds to your re-loadable gift card, 5% will be donated directly to RMAE PTO. For every $100 loaded, ONE HOUR of volunteer time will be credited towards your family's 60 hour volunteer requirement. Order Safeway re-loadable gift cards via The cost per card is $5 and this amount will be pre-loaded on your card so you will get a full refund the first time you use the card. Questions about the grocery store program, please contact Carrie Wassemiller (





Box Tops: The Box Top clipping program is sunsetting, and is being replaced with an online only submission.  Keep clipping the box tops that you have, and we will have a collection in October, and another in early 2010






Back-to-School Nights - Please note the date changes from the previously published back-to-school nights.  In order to help alleviate campus congestion, we have moved 5th grade to the middle school night. Mark your calendars: 

Grades K-4 – Wednesday, September 4, 6-7:30 pm
Grades 5-8 – Tuesday, September 3, 6-7:30 pm

Schedules have been posted hereSchedule



AtoZ Connect Verification: In preparation for publishing the RMAE family directory, we are asking all our families to go into AtoZ Connect and verify their contact information for the new school year. Go to AtoZ Connect ( and click on the Login button on the top right. Enter your credentials to log in. (If you forgot your username or password, click on the “Forgot Password?” link. You will be presented with a wizard that will walk you through the verification process. 

If you are new to RMAE, go to AtoZ Connect ( and click on the Login button on the top right. Click on the “Don’t have an account? Signup Now” link at the bottom of the panel. Fill out and submit the form. New signups require administrator approval.


After-School Activities & Clubs 


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



West Jeff Baseball - September 15th - 8-14 yr Boys & Girls - Tryouts for Spring Baseball Competitive League will be held at Evergreen High School.  

West Jeff Baseball Registration Flier 


Upcoming Events

SEP 3 - Back-to-School Night - 5-8 - NOTE DATE & GRADE CHANGE
SEP 4 - Back-to-School Night - K-4 - NOTE DATE & GRADE CHANGE
SEP 5 - Student Picture Day
SEP 5 - Family Bingo Night
SEP 11 - PTO Open House/Meeting
SEP 12 - RMAE Board Meeting
SEP 14 - Back-To-School Bluegrass Concert
SEP 19 - Giving Apple Deadline
SEP 20 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher-In-Service



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