Board of Directors Openings – We have openings on the RMAE Board of Directors for the 2015-2016 school year. The following letter details the process for submitting a letter of interest.
Dear RMAE Community,
Please send letters of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday the 27th of March if you would like to be considered for the RMAE Board of Directors in the upcoming election.
Serving on the RMAE Board of Directors is an incredible opportunity to contribute to the RMAE community and to ensure its continued sustainability and excellence. Due to the expiring terms of present members, the Board of Directions has five open seats for the term commencing July 1, 2015. The election process to fill those seats is now underway. There are four Parent Representative seats (2 year terms), and one Community Representative seat (a one-year term) presently available.
If you or someone you know is interested, please consider candidacy for one of these important positions. A dedication to education and the Core Knowledge curriculum, community, and objectivity is more important than any specific skill set. Attending our next Board meeting is a great way to become more familiar with the topics and governing style of your school. The meeting will take place on Thursday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Spanish room.
Letters of Interest should be limited to one page and briefly describe the candidate, their history and involvement with RMAE, and any skills or experiences that they would bring to the Board. Minimum qualifications include a dedication to education and community, as well as a commitment to objectively evaluate the issues before the Board in order to steer the school in a direction consistent with our values, mission, and vision. Board members typically meet for about 3 hours once a month on the evening of the second Thursday. There is some reading, preparation and involvement outside of these meetings. The total commitment should be less than 10 hours per month.
We encourage you to discuss the positions by speaking with any of the current Board members, or by calling Brad Giles at (303) 917-3391. In the near future, additional e-mails will outline the election calendar.
Thank you for your interest in this important opportunity to be a voice in the continued growth and development of the RMAE community. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the excellence of the RMAE program, and to serve on a Board which is dedicated to the success of the school, and to the education of our children. We look forward to your letters of interest.
RMAE Board of Directors
SAC Meeting—Our School Accountability Meeting is also seeking new members. Parents are invited to attend the next SAC meeting (formerly AAA) this Thursday, March 19, at 5:00 p.m. in the Spanish Room. We encourage you to attend to learn about the responsibilities of the SAC committee and possibly consider joining this important advisory school committee next year. The SAC committee assists with curriculum recommendations and monitoring of the adherence to the mission and vision of the school.
PTO Openings – PTO is seeking new members who are interested in serving in some of the officer positions for next year. We invite you to email the 2015-16 PTO President, Jan Douglas, at email@example.com for more information. PTO is looking forward to welcoming new members to this very important school committee.
Odyssey of the Mind Teams SOAR! Congratulations to our three RMAE Odyssey of the Mind teams for qualifying in their divisions at the regional competition this past weekend, to advance to the State Competition on March 28 in Fort Collins. You can see a photo of the entire group by going to the Student Life page on our website under K-5 and Middle School. Below is a list of the teams.
First Place: Division 1 Team: Coaches: Christine Emery and Julie Gregory. Milo Lamas, Matt Emery, Tia Egan, Dillyn Collins, Alec Dorkin, and Caleb Gregory
Second Place: Division 2: Coaches: Aaron Hansen and Susan Adcock. Team members: Trevor Hansen, Will Emery, Ashley Hushen, Ethan Beiriger, Ben Gonzales, Sophia Lamas, Johanna Adcock.
Third Place: Division 1 Team: Coaches: Julie and Scott Hushen. Team members: Cora Adcock, Elan Lamas, Sayre Hushen, Savannah Raley, Lainey Ross, and Daniel Ross
“Get Your Game On” – SAVE THE DATE! The RMAE PTO is pleased to announce their annual auction event; this year at The Wild Game in Evergreen on April 10, from 7:00 –11:00 p.m. Come enjoy an evening of fun and games while bidding on silent and live auction items including lodging at a condo in Breckenridge and a condo in Florida! For only $30.00 per person ($50.00 per couple), parents can enjoy a night out while supporting our school. Money raised by PTO supports teachers by providing funding for professional development, conferences, classroom items, coffee and tea in the lounge, and many other items to make our teachers feel valued and appreciated. To volunteer with auction help, please contact Jan Douglas at firstname.lastname@example.org Ticket purchase information to come.
Today’s Students. Tomorrow’s Leaders. Join hundreds of charter school students, parents, teachers, principals and other supporters at the 2015 Colorado Charter Schools Rally. Hosted by the Colorado League of Charter Schools, the rally is on April 16, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the west steps of the state capitol building. Hear from state legislators who support choice and innovation in education. Click here for more information and to register, or for more information email Donnell Rosenberg at email@example.com.
A FEW GOOD MEN (or women) Wanted – Volunteers (with tools) are needed to help Richard Koch, RMAE facility manager, set up our new, donated bleachers. Richard scheduled March 26-27 for this project. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer or just show up. These hours count towards volunteer hours!
Summer STEM Camps – The Colorado School of Mines is offering summer school camps for elementary and middle school students. The Outreach Program is offering an enriching environment that will engage elementary students in creative problem-solving, fun, hands-on activities. Discover STEM is a week long program designed to introduce middle school students (grades 6-8) to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics concepts through fun and engaging activities. For more information on these programs: http://inside.mines.edu/CASTEM-Discover.
“Evergreen Bluegrass Festival” – The first of this future annual event will take place on Saturday, August 22, 2015, from noon to 8:00 p.m. at the Rodeo Grounds. After more than a year of planning the EBF Committee, working with the RMAE Foundation, is ready to bring Tom Hushen’s dream to life. The Railsplitters, Oakhurst and Ragged Union are just a few of the bands lined up to play. Visit www.evergreenbluegrassfestival.com for further information on the musical talent, vendors, tickets and sponsorships. Further questions can be directed to info@EvergreenBluegrassFestival.com.
Top Three Volunteers – Congratulations to Alan and Laurie Scheik, Liesl and Ned Parker, and Dana Price, for collecting the highest number of volunteer hours for the past 6 weeks. Remember to log your hours on Our Volts on the RMAE home page at www.rmae.org
March Core Virtues: — Perseverance – pushing on despite difficulty and hardship . Teams selected for the NCAA final four will need perseverance as they advance through the process. Below are a few fun facts about the tournament:
Fun at Home with The NCAA Final Four Tournament
The NCAA Tournament has arrived, and with it comes the endless possibilities that can only happen in a single-elimination playoff. Math plays a big part in the Science of “Bracketology.” Here are some fun facts to share with your student(s) … the odds of picking a perfect bracket for the NCAA men’s basketball March Madness championship tournament are a staggering less than one in 9.2 quintillion (that’s 9,223,372,036,854,775,808), according to Jeff Bergen, mathematics professor at DePaul University. “Getting a perfect bracket is also the mathematical equivalent of picking the winning party of each presidential election through 2264.”
“It would be more likely for the next 16 World Series to be won by the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox than it would be to pick a perfect bracket by guessing,” said Bergen.
Early on – I like Valparaiso, that’s my undergrad alma mater. Who do you pick to go all the way? –RH
March 19 RMAE SAC (formerly AAA) meeting, 5:00 p.m.
March 20 In-Service for all staff – NO SCHOOL for students
March 23-27 Spring Break – NO SCHOOL
March 27 Deadline to submit letter of interest for BOD
April 10 “Get Your Game On” PTO Fundraiser at Wild Game, 7:00-11:00 p.m.