Director’s Newsletter March 17

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 bgiles@rmae.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.     

Best Regards,

Brad Giles

RMAE Board of Directors

Parent Representative

SAC Meeting—Our School Accountability Meeting is also seeking new membersParents 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 jan8965@gmail.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 jan8965@gmail.com  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 drosenberg@coloradoleague.org.

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 rkoch@rmae.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                 

Important Dates:

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.

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Director’s Newsletter March 12

Dear RMAE Parents,

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.  We wish all teams continued success and appreciate their positive representation of RMAE.  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

SAC Meeting—Parents are invited to attend the next School Accountability Meeting at 5:00 p.m. on March 19 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. 

“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.  To volunteer with auction help, please contact Jan Douglas at jan8965@gmail.com  Ticket purchase information to come.

Mammoth Players Visit RMAE – Our students received an introduction to the game of Lacrosse from the best!  Two members of the Mammoth Lacrosse team spent the day with our students teaching the basics of the game and letting students practice the skills.  Thanks to Mammoth defenseman #18, Rob Hope, and goalie #45, Dillon Ward for their time and energy working with our students.  Thanks to PE teacher, Christine Schoen for bring this opportunity to our students.

Wearin o’ the Green — Student Council is sponsoring a St. Patrick’s Day food drive on March 17.  Students may wear school appropriate green free dress if they bring either a green canned food item (like green beans, green peas, asparagus, etc.) or a green, one dollar bill.  All donations will benefit Joseph’s Storehouse. Student Council members will greet students in buildings 1, 2, and 3 to collect food items or dollars and ensure students are dressed appropriately.

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 email Donnell Rosenberg at drosenberg@coloradoleague.org.

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 rkoch@rmae.org to volunteer or just show up.  These hours count towards volunteer hours!

Carpool reminders –.Only parents who have children in the Preschool are permitted to park in the Congregation Beth Evergreen (CBE) parking lot while waiting for their K-8 student to come to their car. We need to be good neighbors and have been asked by the staff at CBE for our families to honor this policy that was put in place last year.  Please also remember that carpool is a “NO CELL PHONE ZONE” for the safety of our students.

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.

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 jan8965@gmail.com for more information.  PTO is looking forward to welcoming new members to this very important school committee.

 “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; and Self-discipline – giving the best of ourselves and saying “no” to our weaknesses. 

It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer. ~Albert Einstein

                               

Important Dates:

March 17               Wearin o the Green – students may wear green with canned food or dollar

March 19               RMAE SAC (formerly AAA) meeting, 5:00 p.m.  Seeking new members!

March 20               In-Service for all staff – NO SCHOOL for students

March 23-27         Spring Break – NO SCHOOL

April 10                  “Get Your Game On” PTO Fundraiser at Wild Game, 7:00-11:00 p.m.

 

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Director’s Newsletter March 5

Dear RMAE Parents,

TWO UPCOMING RMAE EVENTS:   We have two very important events coming up in March and April to support our school. Coming up on March 13 is an Evergreen community-wide event led by the RMAE Foundation, and the second event on April 10 is the annual RMAE school auction sponsored by RMAE PTO. Coincidently, both events take place at The Wild Game, and they are both guaranteed for a night of fun! Specific information about each event is listed below:

  • Parents’ Night Out –The RMAE Foundation is pleased to announce “Luck of the Wild,” an evening of fun for adult members of the Evergreen Community. The event will be held on Friday, March 13, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at The Wild Game.   Tickets are $100 per person and include two drink tickets, food, live music by Tunisia, dancing, unlimited games and bowling, and a $20 game card for a return visit to The Wild Game. Half of the ticket price ($50.00) is donated to RMAE and is tax deductible. Please invite your friends and neighbors to join in the fun. For tickets and sponsorship details please click: regquick.com/rmaeluck or contact Marie Lynch at mlynch@rmae.org.
  • “Get Your Game On” –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 $25.00 per person, 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 jan8965@gmail.com Ticket purchase information to come.

“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. Please look in your child’s Friday folder for information on how you can pay tribute to Tom and invest in our success at RMAE. Further questions can be directed to info@EvergreenBluegrassFestival.com.

SAC Meeting—Parents are invited to attend the next School Accountability Meeting at 5:00 p.m. on March 19 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.

Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences — Due to the weather delays, spring conferences for elementary students will be voluntary.  Teachers will send home information with students they previously planned to share at conferences.  If your classroom teacher feels the need to meet, you will be notified.  Please also note that you may request a conference with your child’s teacher and your teacher will be happy to set up a convenient time to meet.  We apologize for this inconvenience.

Middle School Parent/Teacher Conferences– Please feel free to reach out to your student’s teachers if you would like a conference.  If your student’s teacher feels the need to meet, you will be notified.

Little Shop of Horrors – The Evergreen Chorale is extending a special offer to all RMAE families for the final three performances of Little Shop of Horrors this weekend, March 6-8. They are offering the group rate of $17 to anyone from RMAE who wants to purchase any number of adult/student/senior tickets. Tickets for kids 12 & under remain $15. People can purchase the tickets online by selecting “RMAE” in the drop down menu at www.evergreenchorale.org or call and speak with Tobia at 303-674-4002 to reserve tickets.

Top Three Volunteers – Congratulations to Liesl and Ned Parker, Alan and Laurie Scheik, and Jamie and Mary Beth 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

Spring Forward – Reminder to turn clocks forward one hour this weekend.

March Core Virtues:Perseverance – pushing on despite difficulty and hardship; and Self-discipline – giving the best of ourselves and saying “no” to our weaknesses.

With baseball Spring Training beginning, I thought this quote appropriate:

“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.”Babe Ruth                       

Important Dates:

March 10           RMAE PTO Meeting, 1:30 p.m.

March 12           RMAE BOD Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

March 13           “Luck of the Wild” at Wild Game, 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

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

April 10              “Get Your Game On” PTO Fundraiser at Wild Game, 7:00-11:00 p.m.

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Director’s Newsletter February 26

Dear RMAE Parents,

Conferences Cancelled – Due to the weather conditions, parent-teacher conferences had to be cancelled February 26 & 27. We will send out communication next week announcing reschedule dates. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Parent Survey – Your opinion counts! Please take a few minutes to complete the parent survey put out by our SAC (School Accountability Committee). We are hoping for 100% participation! Due to the weather delays, the survey deadline has been extended to next Wednesday, March 4. You can access the survey online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015RMAEParent

Live Action! – Be sure to check out the video on the RMAE website home page (www.rmae.org). Thanks to Jack Maher from the Jeffco Schools Communication department for capturing the middle school girls’ shed-building experience! Thanks to Rachel Smith for giving our girls this opportunity to learn important lifelong carpentry skills.

PARCC Testing—Testing begins Monday, March 2, for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. Middle school students will begin testing the following week in math, English, and Language Arts. Your help in ensuring that students are well-rested and ready to do their best on these state tests is appreciated. Student attendance is extremely important, including students being on time, in seats, and ready to learn at 8:00 a.m. PARCC tests are just one part of a body of evidence that we use to determine student academic progress as well as identify areas of strength and those needing improvement.

Parents Night Out –The RMAE Foundation is pleased to announce “Luck of the Wild,” an evening of fun for adult members of the Evergreen Community. The event will be held on Friday, March 13, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at The Wild Game.   Tickets are $100 per person and include two drink tickets, food, live music by Tunisia, dancing, unlimited games and bowling, and a $20 game card for a return visit to The Wild Game. Half of the ticket price ($50.00) is donated to RMAE and is tax deductible. Please invite your friends and neighbors to join in the fun. For tickets and sponsorship details please click: www.regquick.com/rmaeluck or contact Marie Lynch at mlynch@rmae.org. (This event is separate and completely different from PTO’s auction event in April)

Unsupervised students – Beginning March 2, any unsupervised students inside or outside of the school building after 3:30 p.m. will be directed to ACC (Adventures in Child Care), the after school program located in the school cafeteria. Parents will be charged by ACC for this day care ($11.50 for families registered with ACC, $21.00 for families not registered). Unsupervised siblings of students participating in after school activities (musicals, band, clubs, etc.) are included in this procedure. This decision was based on the concern for the safety of all students and the security of our school building.

Top Three Volunteers – Congratulations to Liesl and Ned Parker, Angie O’Keefe, and Jamie and Mary Beth 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

A Night of Fun and Entertainment – Your RMAE staff kicked off the night with a unique (to say the least) song and dance to start the fun! Thanks to all of our talented RMAE students who shared their amazing abilities at the annual RMAE Talent Show this past week. Thanks also to PTO along with Gretchen Moritz, Carrie Quinn, Don Williams, and Karen Hines for making this a night to remember!

March Core Virtues:Perseverance – pushing on despite difficulty and hardship; and Self-discipline – giving the best of ourselves and saying “no” to our weaknesses

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” – Dr. Seuss

Important Dates:

March 2                 RMAE Foundation meeting, 6:30 p.m. Spanish Room
March 10               RMAE PTO Meeting, 1:30 p.m.
March 12               RMAE BOD Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
March 13               “Luck of the Wild” at Wild Game, 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
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

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Director’s Newsletter February 19

Dear RMAE Parents,

Parents Night Out –The RMAE Foundation is pleased to announce “Luck of the Wild,” an evening of fun for adult members of the Evergreen Community.  The event will be held on Friday, March 13, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Evergreen’s newest family fun center, The Wild Game.   Tickets are $100 per person and will include two drink tickets, food, live music by Tunisia, dancing, unlimited games and bowling, and a $20 game card for a return visit to The Wild Game.  A portion of your ticket price will also be tax deductible.  Please also consider sponsoring this community event which benefits RMAE.  Please invite your friends and neighbors to join in the fun.  For tickets and sponsorship details please click:  www.regquick.com/rmaeluck or contact Marie Lynch at mlynch@rmae.org. (This event is separate and completely different from PTO’s auction event in April)

Swingin’ Seventh Graders – As part of the Core Knowledge history and music curriculum, seventh graders listened to the history of Swing dance in America presented by national Swing Dance Champions, Tiffiny Wine and Ceth Steifel.  These two passionate dancers teach the history of jazz and its influence on dance in America as well as swing dance classes in Denver.  After the history lesson, students were given a swing dance lesson followed by an opportunity to let loose in the classroom!  Thanks to middle school teachers, Rachel Smith, Emily Johnson, and Gretchen Moritz for bringing this authentic learning experience to our students.

Lost and Found – Our cabinet is overflowing with lost items! Please stop by and claim items belonging to your children. All unclaimed items will be donated to Lumberg Elementary next Wednesday, February 25.

Extra drink choices on Pizza Days — Student Council is making additional drink choices available for sale during Wednesday lunch periods. All profits will benefit the 7th grade fundraiser. To kick off this new program, for this week only, Student Council allowed students to exchange their water for milk. Ongoing, all drinks sold during pizza day will cost $1.00. If you have prepaid for water with pizza, that will run as usual.

Volunteer Opportunity – The RMAE Board is seeking volunteers for the 2015-16 budget committee. If you are interested in participating in this important planning committee for next year, please email school Finance Manager, Stephanie Woodward at swoodward@rmae.org

Unsupervised students – Beginning March 1, any unsupervised students inside or outside of the school building after 3:30 p.m. will be directed to ACC (Adventures in Child Care), the after school program located in the school cafeteria. Parents will be charged by ACC for this day care ($11.50 for families registered with ACC, $21.00 for families not registered). Unsupervised siblings of students participating in after school activities (musicals, band, clubs, etc.) are included in this procedure.

Handicap Parking – Please only park in these designated spaces if you have the required permits. Thank you for your cooperation.

New Preschool website – Check out the RMAE preschool’s new website at: www.rmaepreschool.com

Girls on the Run–This after school club for 3rd – 5th grade girls will start the week of March 2. The club will meet on Tuesday and Thursdays after school. For more information about the program go to: www.girlsontherunrockies.org or contact Cherie Mazurek at cmazurek@rmae.org.

Top Three Volunteers – Congratulations to Liesl and Ned Parker, Tonje Williams, and Alan and Laurie Scheik, 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

February Core Virtue:Patience – Let’s all demonstrate patience as we drive through the carpool line! I received reports of cars going on the wrong side of the road to bypass the line to get to the parking lot; parents talking on cell phones while dropping off students; students getting out of the car on the street side of the car instead of the sidewalk side; parents getting out of cars and holding up the line; and cars not moving forward to the front of the circle. We are all in a hurry, but patience and consideration of safety of all students is greatly appreciated. Thank you for taking a few extra minutes each day to ensure we keep all students safe.                                   

Important Dates:

February 24       Talent Show, 6:30, Evergreen H.S.
February 24       6th grade Keystone Science Center parent meeting
February 25       Free Dress of Choice Day
February 26-27  Parent/Teacher Conferences (noon dismissal on Thursday/no school on Friday)

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Director’s Newsletter February 12

Dear RMAE Parents,

Academic Achievement – It was my honor last week to recognize elementary students for outstanding achievement in math, reading and writing as well as present certificates to middle school honor roll students with a 3.5 or better grade point average for the first semester. Special recognition was given to students who achieved a 4.0 grade point average. Congratulations to all of these students for outstanding academic achievement. The names of these award recipients are located at the bottom of my newsletter.

Authentic Economics Learning – Authentic learning was on display throughout the school this week. In Emily Johnson’s middle school social studies classroom, students were buying and selling stocks in a mock stock market game. All investors seemed to be making money until the crash of 1929! Quite a learning experience.

Fourth and fifth graders are preparing for their trip to AmeriTowne on February 13, where they will be in charge of running the town. Each “shop” was planning for the big day by preparing their budgets, creating advertising campaigns for the TV, radio, and newspaper, appointing positions, and other duties associated with running a business or a town. Congratulations to the elected officials, Ellie White, Judge and Grace Courtney, Mayor. Thanks to the fourth and fifth grade team for organizing this authentic learning experience in government and economics.

Volunteer Opportunity – The RMAE Board is seeking volunteers for the 2015-16 budget committee. If you are interested in participating in this important planning committee for next year, please email school Finance Manager, Stephanie Woodward at swoodward@rmae.org

Fees and Annual Giving – If you have already paid your school fees and given to Annual Giving, a huge “Thank You!” If not, please go to the website and click on the “Donate” button for Annual Giving. Student fees may be paid online at Jeffco Connect or drop off payments at the school front office. Questions regarding outstanding fees, contact Stephanie Woodward at swwodward@rmae.org

Jump for Heart Fundraiser – We are off to a great start with this fundraiser for the American Heart Association. In addition to jumping rope during PE class, students are encouraged to jump at home and have parents sign off on a log recording the number of jumps. The logs need to be turned in with the fundraising packet on March 2. The off campus jumps will be added to the school jumps to arrive at the grand total. If your child is still learning to jump, invisible jump ropes are allowed! Questions, email Christine Schoen at cschoen@rnae.org

Mixed Bags order deadline has been extended to end of day Tuesday, February 17. Take advantage of this opportunity to purchase unique bags while donating to the school.

Carpool SafetyA few friendly reminders as you maneuver through the carpool line. Please make sure students properly seated in the car. Cell phone usage is not allowed in the carpool line. and pulling completely around the circle is appreciated. Also, please do not park on the road by the stop sign. This blocks visibility of students crossing at the crosswalk. Thank you for your support of these important safety rules.

Valentine Grams –Student Council members send a huge thank you to everyone who supported the Valentine’s Day Grams Leukemia & Lymphoma Society fundraiser! Student Council reports the fundraiser was very successful.

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.

Top Three Volunteers – Congratulations once again to Liesl and Ned Parker, Tonje Williams, 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

Cup of Coffee? PTO installed a Keurig machine in the teachers’ lounge last fall. We have been enjoying this special treat but recently have been low on coffee for the machine. Any donations to keeping our staff caffeinated is appreciated!

February Core Virtues: — Patience and Loyalty – “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” – John Quincy Adams

Important Dates:

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

February 13          4th and 5th grades to AmeriTowne

February 16          No School, Presidents’ Day

February 19          AAA Meeting, 5:00 p.m.

February 24          Talent Show

Elementary Academic Awards:

Math

Kindergarten—Anna Brand, Vivian Stults

First Grade—Tallaby Riddle, Chase Allbritton

Second Grade—Thomas Canon, Mitchell Price

Third Grade—Lleyton Burghardt, Nate Kopp

Fourth Grade—Caleb Gregory, Fletcher Hoban

Fifth Grade—Trevor Chartier, Alayna Szuch

Reading

Kindergarten—Keenan O’Connell, Lucy Margolin

First Grade—Xavier Gomez, Maya Hyslop

Second Grade—Ulla Schultz, Anna Hock

Third Grade—Sydney Grissom, Milo Lamas

Fourth Grade—Katelyn Canon, Ethan Scheik

Fifth Grade—Lainey Ross, Sayre Hushen

Writing

Kindergarten – Finnegan Fierst, Slade King

First Grade—Aiden Hargrove, Jillian Morrill

Second Grade—Liam Houlihan, Grace Warren

Third Grade—Peyton Fitzgerald, Mila Koeva

Fourth Grade—Ellie Seutter, Nicholas Reimers

Fifth Grade—Anna Jermano, Elizabeth White

Middle School Honor Roll:

6th Grade

Emily Burt (4.0)

Mackenzie Campbell

Melia Carvalho

Astraia Dahlen Flor

Lute Douglas

Jacob Foley

Cooper Frey

Aurora Gearhart

Imogen Harris

Sarah Jermano (4.0)

Kirby Kilroy

Sidney Parker

 

7th Grade

Michelle Chartier (4.0)

Kate Delson (4.0)

William Emery

Benjamin Gonzales

Trevor Hansen

Ashley Hushen

Samuel Jacobs

Aliya Janov

Kevin Lacjak

Susanna Shepard

Sophia Lamas (4.0)

Sara Skuladottir

Cassidy Vallin (4.0)

Arija Williams (4.0)

Kayla Wolfe

 

8th Grade

Kwon Anderson

Gabriel Bengtson

Mayzie Branson

Julia Cox (4.0)

Dominic Delany

Sophia Gordon

Maria Hadsell

Brooke Hager (4.0)

Elena Kopp

Mackenzie Kurtz

Madison Lippert (4.0)

Sydney Mayer

Abigail Mathis

Samuel Nease

William Olivieri

Chance Palmer

Clay Robertson

Evan Robertson

Iskandar Shayusupov

Celia Simpson

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Director’s Newsletter February 5

Dear RMAE Parents,

Talent Show Tryouts – Please 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 https://sites.google.com/a/rmae.org/rmae-talent-show/

Space Foundation Selects RMAE Teacher as Teacher Liaison! The Space Foundation Teacher Liaison program is a prestigious, internationally recognized program, that provides an honored few with benefits and privileges that improve teaching skills, strengthens resumes and influences space and science education at an international level. One of the honored few chosen this year is our own fourth grade teacher, Mary Gordon.

The Space Foundation selects a new flight of Teacher Liaisons each January.  Space Foundation Teacher Liaisons serve as active links between the Space Foundation and their schools and work with other space organizations, such as NASA. More than 150 educators from throughout the world are active Teacher Liaisons. We are so proud of Ms. Gordon – Congratulations Mary!

After School Pick-up – A reminder that students need to be picked up by 3:30 p.m. unless participating in an after- school activity. Students are not allowed to play on the playground after school, unsupervised, waiting for their ride. Students still at school after 3:30 will be walked to ACC (Adventures in Child Care), the after school program located in the school cafeteria. Parents will be responsible for payment to ACC for this daycare.

IRV Brown and Ervin Johnson – Today our fourth and fifth graders were treated to a very memorable presentation by sportscaster Irv Brown and former Nugget’s player, Ervin Johnson. Thanks to RMAE PE teacher, Christine Schoen, for bringing this impactful program to our school. These two powerful speakers provided students with lessons on how to communicate effectively, set lifelong goals, respect people, believe in yourself, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Girls and Science –The Denver Museum of Nature & Science and CBS4 is presenting the Girls and Science event this Saturday, February 7, 2015. Girls will have the opportunity to explore 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.   More information here: http://www.dmns.org/museum-news/girls-and-science/

 Asian Day – Second graders learned about the Asian culture in the annual Asian Day presented by teachers Ann Hushen and Karen Hines. This special day gives students an opportunity to experience an authentic tea ceremony, a meal using chopsticks, a variety of Asian art projects, and Asian jewelry making. Thanks so much to the many second grade parents who assisted in making this day a memorable one for all students.

Middle School top Geography Bee students! Congratulations to Rachel Castor, our top RMAE Geography Bee winner and runner up, Graham Dixon. These two middle school students answered challenging geography questions competing against 16 other finalists. The next qualifying round is a written test, which determines if Rachel progresses to the state competition. Good luck, Rachel!

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.

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

Flu and Cold Season– We need your help! It has been a challenge to keep a supply of facial tissues and disinfecting wipes in the school. Classroom teachers and the front office are asking for donations with either of these important supplies to keep our school germ-free and disinfected! Thanks in advance for your help.

February Core Virtues: — Patience and Loyalty — Ms. Gordon’s fourth grade class partnered with Ms. Reidlin’s first graders to play math games that the fourth graders created to help reinforce addition, subtraction, and telling time skills. Fourth grade students Fletcher Hoban and Kimball Boyle exhibited patience when they met with their first grade buddies, carefully describing the rules of the game and answering questions before playing very patiently with their new friends.                                   

Important Dates:

February 10       PTO Meeting, 1:30 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 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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