Parent Teacher Conferences – Please plan to attend these important meetings coming up next week on Wednesday, February 10, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., and Thursday, February 11, from 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Parents of elementary students need to sign up with their child’s teacher for a specific time. Middle school conferences are open. Please note that middle school teachers will have a dinner break from 5:00-5:30 p.m. on Thursday. These conferences are essential to keep communication lines open between home and school to share student successes as well as discuss areas needing improvement. Specials teachers will be available in their classrooms, so you are welcome to meet with them at you convenience.
Teaching Safe Children – This week RMAE hosted a workshop led by Feather Berkower, a professional speaker/author with a background in Child Abuse Prevention. Over thirty members of our staff attended along with staff from Montessori of Evergreen and the Beth Evergreen Congregation. RMAE staff was pleased to learn that many of the recommended protocols are already in place at our school. RMAE follows Jeffco Public Schools in conducting thorough background checks by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Jeffco School District. We also follow guidelines for required Fingerprinting through CDE then follow up with personal recommendations and references. We plan to follow up at a staff meeting to discuss possible implementation of recommended policies. Thanks to parent, Leigh Ann Margolin for bringing this impactful workshop to our school.
Jump Rope for Heart is here! Please register for our school team at www.heart.org/jump or by searching Jump/Hoops in the app store on your mobile device. Our students are learning all about what they can do to keep their hearts healthy, and how they can help others by collecting donations for the American Heart Association. We are a healthy and service-minded community!
Dress for Colorado Weather – Students will have PE classes and recess outside everyday unless there is extreme cold or wind. Please have students bring appropriate clothing and boots every day.
Butter Braids for Sale — Seventh grade is raising funds for their Sea Camp trip. Order forms are going home with elementary students in Friday folders today and are also available at the front office. Please make your purchases by February 18. Deliveries will be the following week. Make checks payable to RMAE PTO. Thank you for your support.
Snack Shack – Special Day – Special Time! On Thursday, February 11, when students are dismissed at noon for parent teacher conferences, the Snack Shack will be open at 12:00 p.m. for students to purchase special treats. Students are encouraged to bring their quarters to help support this eighth grade fundraiser.
Friday Fun Day Cancelled – This fundraiser for sixth grade is cancelled for February 19 due to conflicts with school rehearsals and other activities.
Library Volunteers – If you are in need of volunteer hours, we would appreciate help in the library, organizing and shelving books. Just stop in anytime, and we will put you to work!
Colorado School of Mines Summer Camps for elementary school students — The Academies for Young Minds encourages children to be innovative and use creative problem-solving by engaging them in fun, hands-on activities. Visit their website at http://students.csmspace.com for descriptions of each camp, times and dates, information about each camp leader, and more. Registration for all of the Academies for Young Minds camps opens at 10:00 AM (MST) on Monday, February 8, 2016.
NEWS FROM THE BOD
Due to Parent Teacher Conferences, the February Board meeting has been moved to Thursday, February 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the Spanish room.
NEWS FROM PTO
Take Me Out To The Auction! SAVE THE DATE! April 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm — Please join us at The Wild Game for the PTO’s largest fund raising event of the year! The money raised at the auction goes directly to the teachers and students of our wonderful school.
President and Vice President Wanted! PTO is still on the hunt for a President and Vice President. If you would like to get more involved and enjoy fundraising, PTO would love to talk to you about these two open positions. Please contact Leigh Ann Margolin at firstname.lastname@example.org
NEWS FROM THE FOUNDATION
Donations are continuing to come in! As of Thursday, February 4, we have received $22,205. The gifts have come from 76 families, which is approximately 26.6%. Slowly but surely we are getting to our 100% goal! It is not too late to donate! Remember, any amount counts! The RMAE Foundation thanks you in advance for your donation.
February Core Virtues –
Loyalty: “What I value most in my friends is loyalty.” – David Mamet
Patience: “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
February 8 Foundation Meeting, 6:00 p.m. Spanish Room
February 10-11 Parent Teacher Conferences
February 12 No School, Comp Day for teachers
February 15 No School, Presidents Day
February 17 Spirit Day
February 18 BOD Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Spanish Room
February 26 Free Dress Day for all students