“Go Orange Day” Food Drive — We will be celebrating “Go Orange Day” on Wednesday, October 14 in partnership with the Home Depot. Students may wear orange garments to show support of ‘No Kid Hungry’ awareness on this day. This is an opportunity to educate our children about hunger in Colorado, which has the fastest growing rate of childhood poverty in the nation. More than one in four (26.9 percent) of Colorado children face a constant struggle against hunger.
You can help by sending in can goods from October 12 – 15. There will be Home Depot boxes in front of each classroom to collect the donations which will be given to our local food bank, EChO. Teachers will also have envelopes to collect monetary donations for nokidhungry.org — Just $10 can supply a child with 100 meals!
The food bank items in greatest need are:
Canned beans (black, pinto)
Hearty soups and stews
Canned tuna & chicken
Hot and cold cereal
Director’s Coffee – The next Director’s Coffee will take place on Wednesday, October 21, from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. in the Spanish room. This is an opportunity to meet new people, hear from staff and board members, and chat about any topics that parents would like to discuss. We hope all parents will consider attending at least one of these coffees during the year. In order to have enough space for everyone, we will limit the number of attendees to 25. Please RSVP to Kate Collier at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
Original Works – We have teamed up with Original Works once again to offer a variety of items made which feature your child’s artwork. This is a great way to purchase personalized gifts while supporting the school at the same time. Complete details will be coming home soon.
Middle School Electives – It has been decided by middle school staff and administration, that all elective classes will be pass/fail, beginning this first quarter. Students are responsible for getting to elective class on time and participating in the activities of the class. Elective offerings for second quarter will be coming out the week of October 19. The procedure for selecting elective classes will also be communicated to middle school students and parents.
Middle School Dress Code – Please note that the official Sea Camp sweatshirts are approved dress code for middle school students.
Guitars Wanted! The art department is in need of two guitars for one of the Kid Art projects. These do not have to be new; any condition is fine. If you have a guitar to donate, please contact Brinda Pumphrey at email@example.com or just drop off your used guitar off at the front office!
Soldier Box Project – Tallgrass Salon asked for our help in their drive to get 100 care packages delivered to soldiers in Afghanistan for the holidays. A donation box is located in the front entryway in Building 1. They are asking for travel size toiletry items, personal notes, holiday cards, and letters from students. Your help in supporting our community is appreciated. Please no aerosols or food items.
Movie Night This Wednesday! — Last chance to sign up for a benefit “movie afternoon” sponsored by staff and friends at RMAE to benefit Ella Silvester, one of our 3rd graders with a very serious illness. Movie night will be held on Wednesday, October 14, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the school. 100% of the funds will be donated to the family. A sign-up sheet and flyer with more information is attached. Thanks for your support and caring for one of our RMAE families.
Dogs on campus – As much as we all love our furry friends, please do not take dogs out of cars at the end of the day during pick-up. This is a safety issue that we need to follow. Thank you for your help with this.
NEWS FROM THE FINANCIAL OFFICE
Please remember to pay your student fees, Kindergarten tuition, and field trips. Payments can be made online or dropped off at front office. In the event you are having financial difficulties, please fill out the attached Family Economic Form and return to Stephanie Woodward in the Finance office, or call at 303-670-1070, x104.
NEWS FROM THE FOUNDATION
Sponsorship Drive — The Foundation would love to offer RMAE family businesses the opportunity to become one of our Business Partners. This program supports PTO, Community Service Day and the Foundation. Our most popular item in our sponsorship program is the Banners displayed outside of our school. If you would like further information regarding all the levels of the sponsorship program, please email Gretchen Hock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Random Acts of Kindness – What better way to spoil teachers during conference week than with sugar! Thanks to the Hiltabiddle family and Mary Beth Price for providing us with much appreciated treats!
October 14 – Go Orange Day – Bring can goods; students wear orange
October 14 – Movie Afternoon, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
October 14 – PTO Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
October 15 – Spirit Day – Students may wear school spirit shirts
October 30 – Trunk or Treat, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.