Director’s Newsletter January 29

Dear RMAE Parents,

Spelling Bee Winners – Congratulations to fifth grader, Benjamin Simpson, for winning the RMAE Spelling Bee for the third year in a row. Benjamin correctly spelled “farrago,” a noun meaning disordered or irrational collection of words or ideas. First runner up, fifth grader, Zach Cindrich, was a very competitive challenger, along with third grader, Ian Simpson (brother to Benjamin) who placed second runner up. Benjamin will move on to the Regional Spelling Bee. Thanks to teachers, Christine Riedlin, Karen Hines, and Mary Gordon for organizing the Spelling Bee.

Girls and Science — Come and be inspired by women in science! The Denver Museum of Nature & Science and CBS4 are excited to host a Girls and Science event on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Girls will have the opportunity to explore and play in a variety of Science Clubhouses, where girls will meet women scientists and experience the many diverse opportunities in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) fields, some you may not expect from a career in science—including botanical illustrations and coding!

Location:   Throughout the Museum
Date/Time: Saturday, February 7, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ages: Ages 3-18
Tickets: This event is included in the price of general admission, and on this day ages 18 and under receive $4 general admission tickets.
More information here: http://www.dmns.org/museum-news/girls-and-science/

Governor’s RAK Challenge – The Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Foundation and Gov. John Hickenlooper need our help encouraging a new StateOfKind in 2015. They are challenging the citizens of Colorado to complete 10,000 acts of kindness before July 14, 2015. Our school has been picked as a community leader to spearhead this initiative and challenged to complete 100 acts of kindness by April 3, 2015. We are placing jars in each classroom for teachers and students to record acts of kindness that they witness. We will then email RAK to post. Our school logo will also appear on the Governor’s webpage.

After School Spanish — Registration is open for the spring session for 1st through 3rd graders. Class meets every Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. beginning February 3. The deadline to register is January 30. Registration forms are available in the front office. For more information contact Ms. Iverson at diverson@rmae.org

Talent Show Tryouts – Encourage your students to bring their best acts to the RMAE 2015 Talent Show tryouts on Wednesday, February 11. You may sign up by clicking on the link below. The talent show will be at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 24, at Evergreen High School Auditorium. https://sites.google.com/a/rmae.org/rmae-talent-show/

Middle School top Geography Bee students! Congratulations to the following students who qualified to participate in the next round of competition to find our top two RMAE Geography Bee finalists. The finalists will earn the chance to compete in the Colorado State Geo Bee. The next round will occur on February 3 and the final round on February 5.

Gabriel Bengtson
Rachael Castor
JJ Cox
Graham Dickson
Megan Ellis
Jacob Foley
Ben Gonzales
Sophia Lamas
Jenny Lawrence
Connor Long
Thomas Lynch
Martin Michalik
Isaac Mohr
Sam Nease
Will Olivieri
Paige Radcliff
Celia Simpson
Arija Williams

Valentine Grams – Student Council is offering Valentine Grams for purchase until February 9. Funds raised will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Pennies for Patients fundraiser. Forms are available at the front office. Chocolate roses can be sent for $1.00 or Pink Monkeys for $2.00.

Girls on the Run–This new after school club for 3rd – 5th grade girls will start the week of March 2. Girls on the Run inspires girls to a lifetime of self-respect and healthy lifestyle through an innovative program that combines training for a 3.1 mile run/walk race with a fun, health education lesson plan. The club will meet on Tuesday and Thursdays after school. Watch for registration information coming soon. For more information about the program go to: www.girlsontherunrockies.org or contact Cherie Mazurek at cmazurek@rmae.org. If you would like to coach, contact Ali Hostein at ali.holstein@girlsontherun.org

Advocacy Training–The League of Charter Schools is offering free advocacy training for charter school parents at the upcoming Colorado Charter Schools Conference on Thursday, February 26, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The conference is being held at the Marriott Denver Tech Center. Parents can register by visiting www.cocharterconference.org and selecting “Register” then “Charter Conference-Thursday Kickoff Workshop Only.”

Family School Partnership Survey –Below is a link and login from Jeffco Schools to complete a survey about our family school partnership at RMAE. The survey is anonymous and will take 10 – 15 minutes. The survey opens Monday, Feb. 2 and closes Friday, Feb. 13. Thank you for taking the time to give feedback. (NOTE: This does not replace our annual school survey from the RMAE AAA).

Survey Link:  https://soars.jeffco.k12.co.us/survey/Login.aspx       User Name:   69570795        User Password: 574B0FAF

An Important message from RMAE’s PTO: Shaking things up at the Auction — We need a parent to be the point person for the Annual Auction. THIS AUCTION IS THE PRIMARY MONEYMAKER FOR TEACHER & SCHOOL SUPPORT! We cannot underscore how important this event is! There are already many who would like to help with the footwork but we really need an organizer!   Please help RMAE make this annual fun and financially successful fundraiser happen. Please contact Jan Douglas at jdouglas@rmae.org

Top Three Volunteers – Congratulations to Liesl and Ned Parker, Tonje Williams, and Christine and Jeff Emery, 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

January Core Virtues:Honesty and Forgiveness–Forgiveness is not an easy thing to do sometime, as suggested in this quote:

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Important Dates:

February 2         Chess Club, Spanish Room, immediately after school

February 2         Foundation Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

February 11       Talent Show tryouts

February 12       BOD Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

February 13       4th and 5th grades to AmeriTowne

February 16       No School, Presidents’ Day

February 24       Talent Show

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Director’s Newsletter January 22

Dear RMAE Parents,

Noetic Learning Math Contest – Last fall, our elementary students entered the Noetic Learning Math Contest and the results are now in. The Noetic Learning Math Contest (NLMC) is a biannual math problem solving contest for elementary students. The goal of the competition is to encourage young students’ interest in math, to develop their problem solving skills, and to inspire them to excel in math. During the contest, students are given 45 minutes to solve 20 problems. Problems are designed to challenge students and enrich their problem solving experiences. This competition aligns with our STEM goals for the school.

 

Congratulations to the following students for their outstanding achievement:

 

2nd Grade

School winner – Hudson White

Honorable mentions: Grace Warren, Caleb Lessig, Liam Houlihan, Andrew Trent, Ulla Schultz

 

3rd Grade

School Winner (plus Honor Role): Hayden Riddle

Honorable mentions: Jayden Hager, Quinn Lane, Oliver Norman, Nate Kopp, Lorenzo Carvalho, Nick Jacobs, Ned Houlihan, Hayden Hyslop, Milo Lamas

 

4th Grade

School Winner: Caleb Gregory

Honorable mentions: Ava Warren, Ellie Seutter, Nicolas Reimers, Keeley Running Crane, Dillyn Collins

 

5th Grade

School Winner: (plus Honor Role) – Benjamin Simpson

Honorable mentions: Anna Jermano, Collin Palmer, Kelsey Vaughn

 

6th Grade

School Winner – Jacob Foley

Honorable mentions: Sofia Verheij, Dakota Griger

 

Noetic Learning Math Spring Contest– Students will be taking the Noetic Learning Math Contest again this spring. The Challenge Math Online 2015 spring is a program designed to help students prepare for the contest. There is a charge for this program. You may register your child at http://www.noetic-learning.com/gifted/signup.jsp

Spelling Bee —   Parents are welcome to attend the 1st through 5th grade Spelling Bee this coming Wednesday, January 28, from 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the school cafeteria.

National Geographic Geo Bee is this coming Wednesday, January 28. You can help your student prepare by going to www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee/quiz/today

Chess Club – We will be starting Chess Club again on January 26, on Mondays after school. We will start K-3 students at 3:00 (right after school dismissal) and end at 4:15 p.m. Chess club for 4th – 8th grade students will run from 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Cost is $60.00 per 6-week session, payable at the first meeting. Registration forms and additional information will be coming home this week in Friday folders.

After School Spanish — Registration is open for the spring session for 1st through 3rd graders. Class meets every Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. beginning February 3. The deadline to register is January 30. Registration forms are available in the front office. For more information contact Ms. Iverson at diverson@rmae.org

Pennies for Patients – Student Council is busy preparing for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients fundraiser. They will kick off the event on February 2. More details to come.

Valentine Grams – Student Council is offering Valentine Grams for purchase until February 9. Funds raised will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Pennies for Patients fundraiser. Forms are available at the front office. Chocolate roses can be sent for $1.00 or Pink Monkeys for $2.00.

Lost and Found is growing! Please stop by or have your children search for lost items right away; items will soon be donated to charity.

Mixed Bag Fundraiser — RMAE PTO will distribute sales packets to go home in K-5 Friday folders and given to middle school students on Friday, January 23. Samples will be displayed in the front hall of the admin building.  Students may return their order forms to their classroom or drop them off at the office.  The class with the most sales will win ice cream treats.  The students with top sales from K-2, 3-5 and middle school will receive a surprise gift from Mixed Bags.

 

First Round Enrollment Going Strong! Be sure to let friends and neighbors know that First Round Enrollment for the 2015-16 school year ends January 30. Enrollment forms are available on our website and can be emailed to Kate Collier, our enrollment secretary at kcollier@rmae.org or faxed 303-670-1253. Parents of potential NEW STUDENTS who are interested in having their child(ren) attend RMAE as a new student for the following year must complete an open enrollment application. Parents of current RMAE students need not re-enroll. Registration for ALL students will be in May.

Top Three Volunteers – Congratulations to Christine and Jeff Emery, Liesl and Ned Parker, and Laurie Morrill for once again 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

 

January Core Virtues:Honesty and Forgiveness

The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousand fold. ~Aristotle

                                               

Important Dates:

January 26            Chess Club

January 28            Spelling Bee

January 28            Geography Bee

February 2            Foundation Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

February 12          BOD Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

 

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Director’s Newsletter January 15

Dear RMAE Parents,

School Start Time – Please help your children get off to a positive start each day by helping them arrive on time. Doors open at 7:55 a.m. for K-5 students, enabling them to settle in and begin instruction promptly at 8:00 a.m. When a student arrives late, he/she is missing instruction as well as disrupting the class. Middle school day begins at 7:45 a.m., so 6-8th grade students should be in the building by 7:40 a.m. Thank you for your help with this issue that is taking away valuable instruction time from students.

Geographic Geo Bee — On January 28, Mr. Reynolds and Ms. Johnson will be holding the preliminary round for the National Geographic Geography Bee. The first round will take place in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade history classes for all Middle School students. The top 10 scorers will move on to the final round to take place during elective time on February 2. The top student will have a chance to advance to the state and national championship where he/she could win up to a $50,000 college scholarship. Check out the following resources! www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee/quiz/today, http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee/study-corner/  AND www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee/apps. Please email Mr. Reynolds or Ms. Johnson with any questions.

Chess Club – We will be starting up Chess Club again on January 26. Chess Club will take place again on Mondays after school. We will start K-3 students at 3:00 (right after school dismissal) and end at 4:15 p.m. Chess club for 4th – 8th grade students will run from 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Cost is $60.00 per 6-week session, payable at the first meeting. Registration forms and additional information will be coming home this week in Friday folders.

First Round Enrollment Going Strong! Be sure to let friends and neighbors know that First Round Enrollment for the 2015-16 school year ends January 30. Enrollment forms are available on our website and can be emailed to Kate Collier, our enrollment secretary at kcollier@rmae.org or faxed 303-670-1253. Parents of potential NEW STUDENTS who are interested in having their child(ren) attend RMAE as a new student for the following year must complete an open enrollment application. Parents of current RMAE students need not re-enroll. Registration for ALL students will be in May. Tours are available please call the school soon to schedule!

Names will be drawn and calls or emails informing parents of available spots will begin Monday, February 2. Parents will be notified as classroom spaces become available. All others will be placed on the waitlist and called as spaces open.

Top Three Volunteers – Congratulations to Christine and Jeff Emery, Liesl and Ned Parker, and Laurie Morrill 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

January Core Virtues:Honesty and ForgivenessMs. Smith’s eighth grade students were incredibly honest when they presented their autobiographies to their classmates. Students had the opportunity to select the format for their presentations, which included accompanying songs to represent events in their lives. I was privileged to observe several of the presentations and was impressed with not only the superb writing but the sincerity and honest assessment they shared.

                                               

Important Dates:

January 19        Martin Luther King Day – NO SCHOOL

January 26        Chess Club

February 2         Foundation Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

February 12       BOD Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

 

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Director’s Newsletter January 8

Dear RMAE Parents,

Happy New Year! The Random Acts of Kindness team welcomed staff back to school at our inservice day this past Monday. Hearing new ideas to implement this very positive program in classrooms was an energizing way to start off second semester.   You can support this program at home by modeling random acts of kindness when you are with your children as well as recognize and comment on random acts of kindness that your children exhibit at home.

Sad Start to the New Year – We may have all heard about the tragic accident which resulted in the death of Sean Renfro, a Jefferson County sergeant. Sgt. Renfro was active in the local MAMFA football organization, a connection to many of our RMAE families. To join other area schools in a tribute to Sgt. Renfro, on Monday, January 12, we will allow students to wear a MAMFA jersey or any football jersey/shirt. Information for whose wanting to help the Renfro family, a donation site has been set up at http://www.gofundme.com/jocxks

Teacher’s Websites – Please remember to check your students’ teacher’s websites for important information regarding important dates and happenings in the classroom. Simple go to our website at www.rmae.org and click on Parent Links, then on Teacher Websites.

Enrollment for 2015.16 School Year – A message from Kate Collier, Enrollment Secretary: We are off to an exciting start of the Enrollment Season. First Round Enrollment began Wednesday January 7 and ends January 30. Applications for enrollment are available on our webpage. First Round Enrollment forms can be emailed kcollier@rmae.org or faxed 303-670-1253 care of Kate Collier. Parents of potential NEW STUDENTS who are interested in having their child(ren) attend RMAE as a new student for the following year must complete an open enrollment application. Parents of current RMAE students need not re-enroll. Registration for ALL students will be in May. Tours are available please call the school to schedule!

Names will be drawn and calls or emails informing parents of available spots will begin Monday February 2nd. Parents will be notified as classroom spaces become available. All others will be placed on the waitlist and called as spaces open. Thank you for your continued support of Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen!

Irv Brown to visit RMAE – As part of the Nuggets Basketball and Sportsmanship Fundamentals Program, our PE teacher, Christine Schoen has arranged for Irv Brown, a Colorado sports legend as a player, coach, referee and broadcaster, to come and speak with our 4th and 5th graders. This program provides students with lessons on how to communicate effectively, the importance of teamwork, basketball fundamentals, and the importance of physical fitness. Coach Brown along with a current Nuggets player will be here on January 21 at 9:45 a.m.   Hopefully the weather will allow time to shoot some hoops outside!

Bronco Support – The mayor’s office has asked all schools, businesses, and government offices to show support of the Broncos making it into the playoffs, by wearing orange on Friday, January 9. So RMAE is going to join in the fun by allowing students to wear Broncos (or orange) shirts with appropriate dress code pants or skirts this Friday.

Chess Club – We will be starting up Chess Club again on January 26. Registration forms and additional information will be coming home next week in Friday folders.

Top Three Volunteers – Congratulations to Liesl and Ned Parker, Kim Canon, and Helga and Troy Schultz, 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

The “Do Something” Elective is so grateful for all the support they received from the school to make this fundraiser a success!!  They raised $1,862.19 which is enough to send 2 students to college and buy chickens for one family and one piglet for a family!  Into Your Hands is grateful for what RMAE accomplished in such a short time, and Do Something owes it all to the great RMAE community!  Mr. Reynold’s class raised the most with almost $500 and will be getting ice cream sandwiches.  Thanks so much RMAE!

January Core Virtues:Honesty and Forgiveness– What better way to start the New Year than with a resolution to be honest and forgiving toward our fellow man. Students are sent to my office when they have a disagreement with a fellow classmate. It is so touching and encouraging to see forgiveness in their hearts when they are able to forget and forgive any differences that they may have had in the past. I found the following quote that I think is a lovely definition of forgiveness:

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that crushed it – Mark Twain.


Important Dates:

January 9          Broncos Day – students may wear Bronco’s shirt

January 12        Support for Sgt. Renfro – Students may wear football jerseys

January 13        Sea Camp Parent Meeting, 3:30 p.m., Room 301

January 14       Moab Parent Meeting, 3:30, Middle School Commons

January 15        AAA meeting, 5:00 p.m., Spanish Room

January 15        Spirit Day

January 19        Martin Luther King Day – NO SCHOOL

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Director’s Newsletter Dec 19

Dear RMAE Parents,

Annual National Geographic Geo Bee is back! On January 28th, Mr. Reynolds and Ms. Johnson will be holding the preliminary round for the National Geographic Geography Bee. The first round will take place in 6th , 7th , and 8th grade history classes for all Middle School students. The top 10 scorers will move on to the final round to take place during elective time on February 2. The top student will have a chance to advance to the state and national championship where he/she could win up to a $50,000 college scholarship. Over break, students and parents are encouraged to look at the following resources: www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee/quiz/today, http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee/study-corner/  AND www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee/apps.

Please email Mr. Reynolds or Ms. Johnson with any questions.

Annual Giving Letter –Time is running out to receive a tax deduction for contributions in 2014! Please consider making a donation amount that best fits your budget, large or small. These funds provide support to many different areas of our school. You may mail in your donation, drop off a check at the front office, or go to the Donate to RMAE page under the Giving tab on our website at http://www.rmae.org/ways-to-give/support-rmae

Skate the Lake New Year’s Eve Fundraiser — Drive Smart hosts this annual community event for families. This year they will donate $5 back to the school of choice when purchasing tickets through the link below. Please consider attending this fun event while earning money for RMAE!

LINK FOR $5 DONATION TO YOUR SCHOOL http://www.drive-smart.org/campus-messenger-email-instructions (Please note:  The website states the link will close today, the 19th, but it will be open through Sunday, December 21.)

Top Three Volunteers – Congratulations to Christine and Jeff Emery, Liesl and Ned Parker, Helga and Troy Schultz, 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

December Core Virtues: Gratitude – I would like to share that we are so thankful for the fine work that our staff has been doing in carrying out the RMAE mission and we’re happy that this year’s finances have allowed us to give our staff a well-deserved bonus.   Please share in our appreciation thanking them.

The first half of the 2014-2015 school year has been a special time for me as the new director of RMAE. I am so grateful for the continued support from students, staff, and parents. Below are some of the successes that we have achieved together as a team. With so much support and enthusiasm, I can only imagine what we can accomplish in the remainder of the year and many years to come!

  • John Irwin School of Excellence Award for outstanding student achievement.
  • Veteran’s Day Celebration –with the help of vets from the Evergreen American Legion. Students sang and honored the vets in the audience after hearing some of their incredible stories of service to our country.
  • Volunteer Day — With the help of supplies and manpower from the Evergreen Home Depot, RMAE volunteers painted the entire front office, trimmed, raked, and beautified the school grounds, repaired and replaced broken items, and much more! We received a video on the Jeffco website of our community effort!
  • UIP Submitted –Thanks to the AAA for completion of our Unified Improvement Plan.           
  • State of the School meeting which included performances by members of the RMAE orchestra. Event also provided RMAE PTA, AAA, and Foundation to put forth a unified message of coorperation.
  • Technology Update — Through financial help from the Foundation, we were able to update our technology infrastructure, purchase new servers, and purchase additional computers and iPads.
  • New Website — The website was revised and refreshed to provide timely communication to our school community.
  • STEM-related classes:
    • Middle School electives to have students build storage sheds – great authentic learning!
    • Connected with Warren Tech to offer robotics instruction to our students using LEGO Mindstorms
    • Added Chess Club after school for K-8 students
  • Lockdown Drill received high marks from Jeffco Security team for this important safety drill.
  • Music Performances — The many outstanding choir, orchestra, band, and classroom holiday performances ended 2014 with a sense of peace and harmony at our school!

Best wishes to all RMAE families for a wonderful holiday break!                                               

Important Dates:

January 5          Professional Development Day for teachers – NO SCHOOL for students

January 7          First round enrollment begins

January 13        Sea Camp Parent Meeting, 3:30 p.m., Room 301

January 15        Spirit Day

January 19        Martin Luther King Day – NO SCHOOL

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Director’s Newsletter Dec 11

Dear RMAE Parents,

Hour of Code –All students have enjoyed an “hour of code” this week, learning the basics of computer programing. It was amazing to see how quickly young students can pick up the concepts and strategies involved. Thanks so much to tech teacher, Wendy Forsythe, for organizing this STEM event for all students. Students can continue the practice at home by going to www.code.org

Annual Giving Letter –There is still time to receive a tax deduction for contributions in 2014! Please consider making a donation amount that best fits your budget, large or small. These funds provide support to many different areas of our school. You may mail in your donation, drop off a check at the front office, or go to the Donate to RMAE page under the Giving tab on our website at http://www.rmae.org/ways-to-give/support-rmae

Middle School “Movie Night” is TOMORROW! Friday, December 12, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Choice of 3 movies: ElfWalter Mitty, and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Admission is $5.00 (to be paid at the door) which includes a slice of pizza. Students can purchase additional slices of pizza for $2 each.  Do Something will also have drinks and snacks for purchase to help raise money to send a rural Ugandan student to college to become a teacher.

Snack Shack is back!  Student Council is selling drinks, snacks, and school supplies after school from 3:00-3:30 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays. Do Something will be sponsoring the month of December with funds going to Into Your Hands. Snack Shack will also support various electives throughout the year.

Call for Cookies! This Sunday, December 14, PTO is hosting a free, community event, Cookies and Cocoa with Santa from noon -2:00 p.m. PTO still needs volunteers to help with the event and more cookies! Contact Kelly Breuer at kellyannbreuer@gmail.com for more details and sign up using PTO’s new “Events” option on the OurVolts website. Cookies can be dropped off at the front office.

RMAE car magnets are now being sold for $5.00 at the Snack Shack. PTO accepts cash and checks made out to RMAE PTO. You may also email Tina Mitchell at tmitchell@rmae.org and she will get one to you.

Top Three Volunteers – Congratulations to Christine and Jeff Emery, Liesl and Ned Parker, Helga and Troy Schultz, for collecting the highest number of volunteer hours for past 6 weeks. Remember to log your hours on Our Volts on the RMAE home page at www.rmae.org

December Core Virtues: Gratitude –A sincere expression of gratitude for the outstanding musical performances we enjoyed this week. Thanks so much to elementary music teacher, Claudia Bloom, for her direction. On Monday evening, we enjoyed a 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade holiday musical presentation of singing and playing recorders. We continued to get into the holiday spirit Wednesday evening at the orchestra concert which included performances by the beginning, intermediate, and advanced orchestra students. There are two more opportunities to hear our talented musical students at the upcoming choir concert on Wednesday evening and the band concert on Thursday night.

This week also included a 3rd grade Native American Day, where third grade teachers, Cherie Mazurek and Sharon Narans, led students through a day of activities, complete with costumes, sports, food, and activities that were part of the Native American culture. Thanks also to all of the 3rd grade parent volunteers who made this fun and educational day possible.                                               

Important Dates:

December 14     Cookies with Santa, 12:00-2:00 p.m. School Cafeteria

December 16     Choir concert, 6:30 p.m. RMAE cafeteria

December 17     2nd Grade Holiday Program, 8:30 a.m.

December 17     Band concert, 5:30 p.m. RMAE cafeteria

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Director’s Newsletter Dec 4

Dear RMAE Parents,

Congratulations RMAE! Once again, Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen has received The John Irwin School of Excellence Award for 2014. Awards are given to schools that demonstrate excellent academic achievement. On the three-year school performance framework that is used by the state to evaluate schools, RMAE “exceeds” expectations on the academic achievement indicator.  Way to go RMAE staff, students, parents, and Board!

STEM is for Everyone! – Your RMAE teachers attended a day of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) at the Colorado Science Conference for our professional development on November 21. The conference had something for everyone, including “Supporting Reading in the Science Classroom,” “Full STE(A)M Ahead: Tinkering in the Arts to promote STEM,” “Elementary Science Make and Take,” and “Integrating STEM Learning” to name a few of the great sessions.   We all came away with new ideas for implementing STEM components (problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaborative learning” into all curricula areas. Congratulations to Kindergarten teacher, Anna Grose, for winning one of the door prizes. Thanks to PTO for providing professional development funds which make great opportunities like this possible for staff.

Annual Giving Letter –There is still time to receive a tax deduction for contributions in 2014! Please consider making a donation amount that best fits your budget, large or small. These funds provide support to many different areas of our school. You may mail in your donation, drop off a check at the front office, or go to the Donate to RMAE page under the Giving tab on our website at http://www.rmae.org/ways-to-give/support-rmae

Open House for Prospective parents – Please let friends and neighbors know about these two upcoming opportunities to learn more about RMAE. On Tuesday, December 9, we are hosting two open houses, one at 8:30 a.m. and another at 1:30 p.m. at the school. These will include an informational meeting and a tour of the school.

We are also hosting a meeting for upcoming Kindergarten parents for the 2015-16 school year on Thursday, December 11, at 8:00 a.m. at the Preschool. No reservations are required for either of these meetings.

Lockdown Secure! — The Jefferson County Security officers gave RMAE a “thumbs-up” on our first lockdown drill. All students and staff went into hiding and silence mode for approximately 45 minutes to practice for a potential emergency inside of our school buildings. The officers did a thorough job of going class-to-class to explain to students the purpose of the drill. A special thanks to Kate Collier, head of our SRT committee, for organizing the logistics of the drill and thanks to our entire SRT team for helping make the drill a success.

Eyewear Extravaganza to benefit RMAE! Please join us on December 5, from 1:30 – 7:00 p.m., for a special event showcasing RMAE’s art and music at Evergreen Vision Clinic at 30960 Stagecoach Blvd. in Evergreen. While enjoying the art and music of our students and refreshments, you can also shop for discounted Smith helmets, Smith Rx Ski Goggles, Designer eyewear, and more. A portion of the proceeds from the day’s event will be donated to RMAE.

Student Council Upcoming Events:

  • Middle school movie night is coming up! On December 12, 2014, student council is hosting a movie night at RMAE. It is from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. with a choice of 3 movies:   ElfWalter Mitty, and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Admission is $5.00 (to be paid at the door) which includes a slice of pizza. Students can purchase additional slices of pizza for $2 each.  Do Something will also have drinks and snacks for purchase to help raise money to send a rural Ugandan student to college to become a teacher.
  • Snack Shack is back!  Student Council will be selling drinks, snacks, and school supplies after school from 3:00-3:30 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays beginning December 1. Do Something will be sponsoring the month of December with funds going to Into Your Hands. Snack Shack will also support various electives throughout the year.
  • Winter Grams– All order forms are due on December 8. Teacher will distribute the grams during the week before Winter Break.  Proceeds will go toward projects to help pets, children, and schools in need during this holiday season along with a portion being donated to Into Your Hands. Thanks for your support!!

Volunteer Survey – Please take a moment to complete this survey to supply our PTO with valuable information for how you can continue to support the needs of our school: https://docs.google.com/a/rmae.org/forms/d/1T_0w_Xg1pKCiqo9cKyvPuWCoUqvnAVoFYJFVH9mXIpI/viewform?edit_requested=true

Here Comes Santa – PTO is sponsoring this free, community-wide event to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus on Sunday, December 14, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Cookies, cocoa, and pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available.

GT Seminar – You are invited to attend a free Gifted and Talented seminar at the Jeffco Board room on January 26, from 6:30 -8:30 p.m. Cognitive neuroscience informs us that dense and well-elaborated emotional expression is positively associated with cognitive functioning. Across-the-board gifted learners display significant differences from the developmental patterns observable in age-peers of average ability. In this presentation teachers delve into the Integral Practice for the Gifted™ model. Within this comprehensive developmental scaffolding we learn how to energetically promote intellectual development by attending to the gifted child’s communicative capacity, moral development, emotions, affect, spirit and kinesthetic experience.

Volunteers Needed – We are looking for help in two areas.   If you have experience in graphic design to help with a school brochure, please contact Kate Collier at kcollier@rmae.org or call 303-670-1070. We are also seeking an experienced event planner for a possible upcoming event. Please contact Dana Price at danaprice@gmail.com or call 303-551-2962.

Top Three Volunteers – Congratulations to Liesl and Ned Parker, Helga and Troy Schultz, and Laurie Morrill for collecting the highest number of volunteer hours for past 6 weeks. Remember to log your hours on Our Volts on the RMAE home page at www.rmae.org

December Core Virtues: Gratitude and Charity – With the holiday season approaching, I encourage you to relax and enjoy the variety of performances that we are so fortunate to have at RMAE. Your RMAE teachers have given freely of their time and talents to prepare for the upcoming events; we hope you will take advantage of these holiday treats.

“No one has ever become poor by giving.” — Anne Frank, Diary of Anne Frank                                       

Important Dates:

December 5       Eyewear Extravaganza, 1:30-7:00 p.m., Evergreen Vision Clinic

December 5       Tryouts for Spring Musical

December 8       Winter Grams due

December 9       Open Houses for Prospective Parents, 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

December 10     Orchestra Concert, Church on the Hills, 5:30 p.m.

December 11     Meeting at the Preschool for Kindergarten Parents for the 2015-2016 School Year, 8:00 a.m.

December 11     Board of Directors Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

December 12     Middle School Movie Night, 5:30 p.m.

December 14     Cookies with Santa, 12:00-2:00 p.m. School Cafeteria

December 16     Choir concert, 6:30 p.m. RMAE cafeteria

December 17     2nd Grade Holiday Program, 8:30 a.m.

December 17     Band concert, 5:30 p.m. RMAE cafeteria

 

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Director’s Newsletter Nov 20

Dear RMAE Parents,

Lockdown Drill – We are required by Jefferson County to conduct regular emergency preparation drills throughout the year. By December 7, we are required to have a Lockdown drill, which prepares for an intruder entering the building. This drill involves getting all students to a safe and secure location as soon as possible. If students happen to be outside when the drill occurs, they will be instructed to follow a staff member to a safe location. I am writing to let you know that your student may need to walk off the school grounds, led by a staff member. Students are not required to have a permission slip for this drill. Jefferson County personnel will assist us with the drill to offer suggestions so as to ensure that we are keeping all students as safe. To be a true drill, we are not allowed to notify teachers of the exact date and time for the drill.

Hour of Code –We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and fewer students are studying it than a decade ago.

That’s why our entire school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 8-14). Last year, 15 million students were exposed to a week of computers science. This year, we’re joining students worldwide to reach 100 million students! Hour of Code makes a statement that RMAE is ready to teach these foundational 21st Century skills. To continue bringing programming activities to your students, we want to make our Hour of Code event huge. I encourage you to volunteer to speak to our students if you have experience in computer science during one of our assemblies on December 8. This is a chance to change the future of education in Evergreen.   See http://hourofcode.com/us for details or contact tech teacher, Wendy Forsythe to volunteer at wforsythe@rmae.org.

Student Council – Our RMAE Student Council has been very busy this year organizing events to help others in the Evergreen community as well as to provide fun activities for our students.  Student council is self-sustaining, in that they raise money for the events that they sponsor, such as school dances where they pay for the venue, food, and DJs.  Thanks to middle school teacher, Emily Johnson, for making student council an authentic learning experience in government for our students.  The elected officers for this year are:             

            President – JJ Cox 

            Vice President – Clay Robertson 

            Secretary – Sophia Lamas 

            Treasurer – Susanna Shepard    

Upcoming Student Council events that will benefit the Do Something elective: The middle school elective, Do Something teaches students ways to help others in need. For the month of December, the Do Something elective is working with Into Your Hands, a local non-profit that provides scholarships for Ugandan students. Funds raised are used in assisting students in attending college along with providing chickens and piglets to families to help make them more sustainable.  Student Council is partnering with the Do Something elective to allow them to raise the money for this worthy cause.

Winter Grams –As it’s almost holiday time, student council will be sending out Winter Gram order forms. All order forms are due on December 8, and teachers will distribute the grams during the week before Winter Break.  Proceeds will go toward a variety of donation projects to help pets, children, and schools in need during this holiday season along with a portion being donated to Into Your Hands. Thanks for your support!!

Middle school movie night is coming up!  On December 12, 2014 student council is hosting a movie night at RMAE. It is from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. with a choice of 3 movies:   ElfWalter Mitty, and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Admission is $5.00 (to be paid at the door) which includes a slice of pizza. Students can purchase additional slices of pizza for $2 each.  Do Something will also have drinks and snacks for purchase to help raise money to send a rural Ugandan student to college to become a teacher.

Snack Shack is back!  PTO has graciously offered to allow Student Council to use Snack Shack as a fundraiser to support a teacher appreciation project. We will be selling drinks, snacks, and school supplies after school from 3:00-3:30 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays beginning December 1. Do Somethingwill be sponsoring the month of December with funds going to Into Your Hands. Snack Shack will also support various electives throughout the year. 

The Eyes Have it! Please join us on December 5, from 1:30 – 7:00 p.m. for a special afternoon showcasing RMAE’s art and music at Evergreen Vision Clinic during their winter trunk show. A portion of the proceeds from the day’s event will be donated to Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen.

RMAE Odyssey of the Mind is off and running. We have three elementary teams and one middle school team this year.  One of our elementary teams is looking for two to four more students to join their team.  This team has chosen the vehicle problem which involves building a train. If your son or daughter is interested in creative problem solving, likes building things or performing; please contact Jeff Luken at janelinsba@centurylink.net .

Top Three Volunteers – Welcome Laurie Morrill to the list of top 3 volunteers! Way to go! Laurie joins Liesl and Ned Parker followed by Christine and Jeff Emery, for highest number of volunteer hours for the week. Remember to log your hours on Our Volts on the RMAE home page at www.rmae.org

Speaking of volunteers, the entire RMAE staff would like to thank all of the parent volunteers who continue to make our staff appreciation weeks so wonderful. We are being lavished with delicious breakfast items, fabulous lunches, wonderful gifts and special treats. We are all feeling VERY appreciated and spoiled! We are truly thankful for all of you who make our days so bright and delicious!

RMAE Alumni Speak Out! We were so happy to hear from another RMAE alumni this past week. We are posting these testimonials on our website, so please spread the word that we want to hear from even more! Ask students to send us an email to let us know where they are, what they are up to, and what their experience was like at RMAE. Students may email Kate Collier at kcollier@rmae.org.

Here’s what RMAE alumni, Kit H, had to say:

Coming from a small, close-nit school like RMAE, to a large 2000+ student school such as Lakewood High School (as one can imagine) was a little tough. But as the shock of not knowing everyone’s name wore off, it became more and more apparent how well RMAE had prepared me for high school. I am currently enrolled in Lakewood High Schools IB (International Baccalaureate) program, a program who’s reputation of unbearably hard academics frightened me. As I sat in my Honors Biology class, participating in the same lab as my 8th grade class once did, and in English class having previously studied at RMAE, in depth, 4 out of 5 of the novels my 9th grade English class will be reading. I am comforted, and confident that my teachers at/and RMAE have prepared me for high school in a way no other school could. If only RMAE continued through high school.

Make It, Bake It, Sew It – Kindergarten through 5th grade students have the opportunity to sign up for Home Economics after school classes with a crafty twist! This is a unique opportunity to learn to cook, make fun crafts like Needle felting, do woodworking, and learn to sew. Classes are on six Thursdays after school, beginning December 11, for $75.00. Contact Carrie Quinn at cquinn@rmae.org or (619) 306-3563. Registration forms are also available at the front office.

Support our team! The Jefferson County Midget Football Association (JMFA) is hosting the Carnation Bowl this Saturday, November 22, at 11:00 a.m. at Trailblazer Stadium at 50 S. Kipling in Lakewood, CO.   Many of our RMAE students play in MAMFA (Mountain Area Midget Football Association) which is part of JMFA. MAMFA rents out our turf field for practices, so we feel that they are part of our school community. One of the MAMFA teams made it to the Carnation Bowl. RMAE 4th grader, Ethan Schiek, is on the D2 team that beat out an undefeated South Jefferson team at the semi-finals last week, putting them in the Carnation Bowl this Saturday. So if you are looking for an exciting Saturday family activity, come out and support our team!

November and December Core Virtues: Duty and Charity. We will be collecting any non-perishable food and toiletry items in each classroom to be given to the Senior Resource Center (SRC). The SRC is a community partner which provides services to aging adults and their families. Gift cards or checks are also appreciated and can be made to Senior Resource Center and brought to the main office. These funds are used to purchase supplemental and perishable goods. Please consider taking time at the store to pick up items to donate to help spread the RMAE sense of duty and charity to the Evergreen community.  Please bring donations to the school by Thursday, December 4.                                                                                               

Important Dates:

November 21     Staff Development Day, No School for Students

November 24-28 Thanksgiving Break

December 4       Holiday Food Drive Items Due

December 5       Tryouts for Spring Musical

December 9       Open Houses for Prospective Parents 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

December 11     Meeting at the Preschool for Kindergarten Parents for the 2015-2016 School Year

December 11     Board of Directors Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Spanish room

December 14     Cookies with Santa, 1:00-3:00 p.m. School Cafeteria

 Best wishes to RMAE families and friends for a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. I am thankful for the opportunity to work with all of you and your delightful children.

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Director’s Newsletter Nov 13

Dear RMAE Parents,

So much talent in one school! The Veterans Day celebration and the Night of the Arts program were two examples of the amazing musicians, vocalists, and performers here at our school. A special “thank you” to our talented musicians, Gretchen Moritz, Claudia Bloom, Don Williams, and Karen Hines. Under their direction, our students are receiving a music education in a variety of different venues. You will have one more opportunity this week to experience the RMAE talent at the musical tomorrow night, Friday, November 14, at the “We Haz Jazz” fall musical at Center Stage at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com

Speaking of talent, our middle school art instructor, Brinda Pumphrey, is to be recognized for her incredible talent. She directed students and parent volunteers to create exquisite mirrors, tables, and art pieces to be raffled off and auctioned off at the Night of the Arts. These beautiful pieces raised over $10,000 for the school. Way to go 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students and parents!

Pioneer Day – Our second graders had a true pioneer experience at their Pioneer Day this week. Dressed in authentic pioneer garb, students were busy shaking cream to make butter, wrapping corn husks to create dolls, putting patterns together to design quilts, making sling shots to capture large game, and eating a hearty breakfast of pancakes and cornbread. Kudos to second grade teachers, Ann Hushen and Karen Hines along with their team of volunteers for organizing this authentic learning experience for our students!

We’re still teaching at 2:30! We are still experiencing an excessive number of early dismissals. PLEASE try to schedule appointments and other obligations until after 3:30. Our teachers teach right up until the end of the day with important curriculum. Thank you for your help with this important request.

Food Drive Coordinator:  Every year our school has collected food and other items for families in need in our community.  We need someone to coordinate the effort.  Individual classes have someone to help get the word out.  Please consider taking the time to lead this worthwhile community effort.  For more information, please contact Tonje Williams at tonjewilliams@mac.com

Community Service Day – Class coordinators are needed for 2nd, 3rd, and 8th grades. Ideally, two coordinators for each class works well. Please consider volunteering for this very special day where our students reach out to serve the Evergreen community in many different areas. Contact Jamie Brand at jmeb53226@gmail.com for more information or to volunteer.

Top Three Volunteers – Once again, our top three volunteer families for number of volunteer hours for the week has stayed the same!   Congratulations once again to Christine and Jeff Emery, Liesl and Ned Parker, and Helga and Troy Schultz. There are many other dedicated volunteers who put in many hours this week to make our Scholastic Book Fair a success. Thanks so much to Kelli Anderson for heading up this educational fundraiser.

Volunteer Opportunity of the Week:

  • Snow Shoveling – With the winter weather here, please continue to offer help with snow shoveling. Even with our new snow blower, hand shoveling is still needed and appreciated. Just show up and we can provide the shovel!
  • Lunch Help – We can always use help between 11:30 and 1:30 with lunch room set-up, take down, and clean-up. Just stop by any day and join in the fun!

RMAE Alumni Speak Out! Do you know an RMAE alumni who would like to share their past experience at our school? We are asking former RMAE students to send us an email to let us know where they are, what they are up to, and what their experience was like at RMAE. Students may email Kate Collier at kcollier@rmae.org. We recently received this note from a former student, Grace Collie, who graduated last year from RMAE:

            My transformation from Rocky Mountain Academy was very smooth in Mullen High School. I finished my first       trimester with four A’s and one C. I never thought my learning experiences here would create such a great            basis for my learning foundation. Right now my class in high school is just reviewing greater things ahead.          All my siblings (who did not go here as long as I have) struggled while going into high school, while I have       had it to be an amazing experience. Over all I would never have been able to do so well if I did not go to       Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen.             -Grace Collie, freshman, Mullen High School

November Core Virtues: Empathy and Duty: Duty is the perfect virtue for this month as we remembered our veterans on November 11. We were so fortunate to have representative from the Evergreen American Legion along with RMAE veterans to speak to our students about their experience in the military. Their stories reminded us of the service and sacrifice these brave men and women gave to allow us enjoy the freedoms we have in America.                                                                                               

Important Dates:

November 14     Fall Musical, We Haz Jaz, 6:30 p.m., Center Stage

November 20     AAA meeting, 5:00 p.m.

November 21     Staff Development Day, no school for students

November 24-28 Thanksgiving Break

December 5       Tryouts for Spring Musical

December 9       Open House for prospective parents. One at 8;30, another at 1:30.

December 11     Meeting at the preschool for Kindergarten parents for the 2015-2016 school year

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Director’s Newsletter Nov 7

Dear RMAE Parents,

Veteran’s Day Celebration – Please join us on Veteran’s Day, this coming Tuesday, November 11, 2014, from 10:40 -11:40 a.m. for our all-school assembly outside on our new field. We are partnering with the Evergreen American Legion to honor our veterans. RMAE parents, grandparents, and other relatives who have served in any branch of the military are encouraged to come in uniform to be recognized and/or share stories. Music will be provided by our choirs and band. Please join us for this patriotic celebration to honor our men and women who served the cause of freedom. Dress warmly . . . . the forecast is sunny but chilly!

Welcome New Technology Teacher – We are pleased to announce the addition of a full time technology teacher, Wendy Forsythe. Wendy is a former 4th grade teacher and also has her masters in Instructional Technology. In addition to teaching technology classes, Wendy will assist teachers with technology concerns — she has already assisted many staff members in this area! Wendy and husband, Jerry, are parents to RMAE students, Graham (PK), Gunner (2nd), and Grady (3rd).

Report Cards – We appreciate your patience with the release of student report cards. Due to unforeseen circumstances, report card release has been postponed until Monday, November 10. We apologize for this delay and inconvenience.

Battle of the Sexes – Ms. Smith and Mr. Koch are offering an elective this quarter where two groups of students will each build a storage shed on the school property. Rachel Smith is sponsoring a team of middle school girls and Dwight Koch will lead a team of middle school boys. The challenge will be to see who can build the best solid and sustainable shed. Thanks so much to the RMAE Foundation for donating money to purchase the kits from Home Depot. One of the sheds will be used to house PE equipment and the other will store our new stage, chairs, and other facility supplies. Students will learn valuable life skills in construction, time management, and reading directions (at least the girls’ team ☺). You may notice the structures going up near our new field. Be sure to cheer on your favorite team! We will have a ribbon cutting ceremony at the end of the project . . . stay tuned!

Frozen Yogurt for Sale – Please support the 7th graders with this fundraiser for their trip to Sea Camp. Next Thursday, November 13, students may purchase frozen yogurt during the 4th -8th grade lunch periods and also after school.

Community Service Day – Class coordinators are needed for 2nd, 3rd, and 8th grades. Ideally, two coordinators for each class works well. Please consider volunteering for this very special day where our students reach out to serve the Evergreen community in many different areas. Contact Jamie Brand at jmeb53226@gmail.com for more information or to volunteer.

Annual Giving Letter –Thanks to everyone who already donated! If you have yet to give, please consider making a donation amount that best fits your budget, large or small. These funds provide support to many different areas of our school. You may mail in your donation or go to the Donate to RMAE page under the Giving tab on our website at http://www.rmae.org/ways-to-give/support-rmae

A Night at the Arts – The wait is over! Don’t miss this fun and entertaining evening coming up Tuesday, November 11, at Evergreen High School. There is a live auction featuring student artwork as well as a raffle to purchase tickets to win student art. Music will be provided by 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for dinner, auction, and raffle; music performances begins at 6:15. Bakers for the bake sale are needed for are still needed. Please clink on this link to volunteer: 2014 Bake Sale

Music is in the air! RMAE is proud to present: We Haz Jazz! In the words of Thelonius Monk himself, “Jazz is our music…the music of America!” From New Orleans to Chi-town, from the cotton fields to the Cotton Club, you will learn about such jazz greats as Fats Waller, Cab Calloway, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday and more as a group of students have a close encounter with the jazz legends themselves. Come snap your fingers and learn a little American history while you’re at it. This swingin’ 4th and 5th grade musical is being performed at Center Stage Theater, Friday, November 14, at 6:30pm. Tickets go on sale October 31, starting at $6.00, at www.brownpapertickets.com

Spring Musical tryouts are coming up for the spring musical, Guys and Dolls on December 5. All middle school students are welcome to take part. Smaller roles can be cast with no try-outs other than a form handed in on or before December 5. Students interested in speaking roles will need to audition on December 5. Students trying out for a lead role will need to prepare a 1 minute singing solo and a short monologue. Please check Ms. Smith’s or Ms. Moritz’s web sites for more details and necessary documents.

Top Three Volunteers – Our top three volunteer families has stayed the same this week! Congratulations once again to Christine and Jeff Emery, Liesl and Ned Parker, and Helga and Troy Schultz. Log on to www.rmae.org and click on “Our Volts” to record your hours. You can also see the overall top volunteers for this year so far!

Volunteer Opportunities of the Week –PTO is still seeking the following volunteers:
1 – Holiday Food Drive Coordinator – PTO needs a volunteer to coordinate the school wide food drive. Each class has a coordinator that you will oversee. Contact Christine Emery at cemery80439@gmail.com
2 – Evening With Santa – PTO needs a coordinator(s) to take on planning our evening with Santa on 12/12 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Contact Kelly Breuer at kellyannbreuer@gmail.com

November Core Virtue: Empathy: Empathy is about standing in someone else’s shoes, feeling with his or her heart, seeing with his or her eyes. Not only is empathy hard to outsource and automate, but it makes the world a better place. – Daniel H. Pink

Important Dates:
November 11 Veteran’s Day Celebration, 10:40-11:40 a.m.
November 11 “Night of the Arts”, Evergreen High School
November 14 Fall Musical, We Haz Jaz, 6:30 p.m., Center Stage
November 21 Staff Development Day, no school for students
November 24-28 Thanksgiving Break
December 5 Tryouts for Spring Musical

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