Science Fun – Once again, middle school students successfully dropped eggs in secure containers from great heights, created Mentos geysers that shot up in the air, sailed self-propelled boats, and stomped self-made rockets to amaze the elementary students.at the annual middle school Science Innovation Day. Thanks to Mr. Bryant and Mrs. Goodheart for heading up this fun and educational day!
Kaleidoscope Classes – There is still time to join Mr. Dunbar’s Woodworking class or his Robotics class starting on June 6. If you signed up for a Kaleidoscope class that is not taking place; you may transfer your registration to one of these classes or request a refund. Please contact Cherie Mazurek at email@example.com
Donations Needed – Mr. Dunbar is requesting donations for his Woodworking Kaleidoscope Class. He is asking for donations of all kinds including extra 2x4s from decking projects, any old tools including power tools/machines etc. Anything would be helpful in getting a head start on RMAE’s Shop Program!
Lost and Found – All items left after Wednesday, May 25, will be donated. Please take a moment to check for your child’s lost items. There are lots of single gloves, nice lunchboxes, and clothes that need collection, very few which have names. There are also sleeping bags and items from field trips!
Educational Outfitters May Sale – Our uniform company, Educational Outfitters is offering 20% off purchases during the month of May. Hoodies in approved uniform colors (red, navy, white) with our logo have been added. These can be worn in the classroom. You can find all dress code items on their website under Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen: www.educationaloutfitters.com
Summer Work – Grade level teachers will be sending home reading and math work for students to complete over the summer. I encourage you to support this extra effort to keep students’ skills sharp over summer break.
Summer Skills Sharpeners – An order form went home a few weeks ago for the option to order these summer skills workbooks. These are the same books that we ordered last year and had delivered to the school. This year we are asking that you order books individually, and they will be delivered to your home. It is suggested that you purchase the book for the grade your child is currently in this year. The purpose is to strengthen skills learned throughout the year. The website is www.summerskills.com
FREE Summer Bowling– Look for a flyer that was sent home from the Wild Game for information on how to receive free bowling for students this summer!
Summer Lunch Program –See the attached flyer with details about EChO’s summer lunch program. EChO will pack lunches for kids in day camp so it is very convenient and helpful.
NEWS FROM THE FOUNDATION
2nd Annual EVERGREEN BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL! AUGUST 27, 2016, Gates open at 11:00 AM. Bands play from Noon-8 PM
- Tickets go on sale NOW. RMAE families will receive a special discounted rate. Go to evergreenbluegrassfestival.com and click on the purchase tickets tab. Enter coupon code: RMAEFAM16. Offer valid until May 31, 2016.
- If you are a business owner and are interested in sponsoring this event, information can be found at evergreenbluegrassfestival.com click on the Sponsor tab or contact Gretchen Hock at Gretchen.firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Volunteers are needed for this event to be a success. We need YOU! To volunteer please email Dana at email@example.com. Volunteers receive free entry to the event, food & a T-shirt. This is a great opportunity to get your volunteer hours in for RMAE at a fun event!
***We have 3 vacant positions on our Board for the next academic school year. Please go to our website: http://www.rmae.org/foundation to read more about what we do. This year our accomplishments included raising over $20,000 with the Evergreen Bluegrass Festival, raising over $10,000 with our Sponsorship campaign, raising $25,406 through Annual Giving, acquiring a professional Grant Writing Group, JVA, & aligning Colorado Gives Day for launch in December. We have been able to provide the Middle School with new Chrome Books, New computers for the Technology Lab, disbursed money to PTO for Community Service Day and Security upgrades. This is a great time to join this constructive group and support the teachers & students in our RMAE community.
Our last meeting of this school year will be on Monday, June 6.
NEWS FROM THE SAC
On May 4th, SAC had its last meeting of the school year. In this meeting we continued to discuss how to better measure our strategic initiatives. We are reviewing carefully our annual parent, teacher and student surveys as well as items that measure our students’ success in both the academic and social-emotional realms. In addition, we recommended to the Board of Directors that the issue of Relational Trust between parents, teachers, and administrators be a top priority and the BOD agreed.
For the 2016-2017, Sheila Atwell has agreed to serve as the chair of the SAC committee, and we are excited for her leadership on this team. We are still looking to add more parent members and if you are interested in being a part of this important team please contact Sheila at firstname.lastname@example.org. SAC serves in an advisory role to the director and board of directors regarding the school’s academic performance. Sheila will be planning a summer meeting as well as putting together next year’s SAC meeting schedule. We wish everyone a fabulous summer and look forward to seeing you in the new school year.
May Core Virtues – Integrity and Service – Hats off to Mr. Williams for his service to the RMAE preschool. He has been a blessing to the preschool; elevating their music program to a new level. All parents and families enjoyed the students’ musical talents at the recent Preschool Graduation!
May 23 – 8th grade last day of school
May 23 – 8th grade graduation, EHS, 6:30 p.m.
May 24 – Kindergarten Graduation, 10:00 a.m.
May 25 – Last day of school, noon dismissal
June 2 – School Accountability Committee, 5:00 p.m.
June 6 – Foundation Meeting, 6:00 p.m.