News from the Principal
Spring Fever – If only Tylenol would help!
At this time of year it is a pleasure to see the “early risers” beginning to sprout from the ground. However, warm weather also seems to bring with it thoughts of spring vacation, which begins tomorrow, and a sort of “spring fever” to some of our students. It’s a “fever” more prevalent this time of year with older students, but younger students are not necessarily immune. Maybe you are experiencing the same at home or for yourself, especially as the daylight hours become longer. I am not immune either.
Nonetheless, many important lessons lay ahead to finish out the rest of the school year. Please remind your child of the importance and value of self-discipline, to stay on-task with class work, and to comply with school rules. Everyone’s energy and focus needs to be on eight more weeks of learning versus managing 38 school days of reminding and disciplining students about our expectations for dress code, classroom attention, homework and general behavior.
Thank you and enjoy the official Spring which began on Tuesday and will be capped by a fun and relaxing spring break. Everyone – please return rested, ready, willing and able to make a great run for May 25th.
PARCC Testing will continue for the two weeks after spring break. Well rested, well fed and well hydrated students make happy test takers! The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a group of states working together to develop a set of assessments that measure whether students are on track to be successful in college and careers. The test is aligned to what students are learning in the classroom and measures real-world skills, such as problem solving and critical thinking. It is only one measure of a student’s achievement.
Talent Show & Try-outs – There will be additional talent show try-out opportunities after spring break. Try-outs will be held Monday and Wednesday, April 3rd and 5th from 3:15 pm to 5:00 pm. Other arrangements can be made to accommodate students if required. The talent show is scheduled for Tuesday, April 11th 5:30 to 7:30 pm, here in the school cafeteria. Questions may be directed to Don Williams at email@example.com.
RMAE Carnival – Thursday, April 6, 5:30-7:30
The first Thursday after Spring Break, come for a night of fun, bring your friends from other local schools and share the creative, engaged and wonderful school we have at RMAE!
- Drawing for an electronic device, gift certificates to Hearthfire, local restaurants and a ride with Dr. Stueven in his sweet ’57 Chevy
- Student-run booths (PLEASE SIGN UP STUDENTS FOR 20 MIN SHIFTS ON YOUR CLASSROOM GOOGLE.DOCS!!)
- Free popcorn, cotton candy, cookie and lemonade
- Pizza $2 a slice– free if you bring a friend!
Booths by Grade:
(Please check your class room sign ups)
- Kindergarten & Ms. Geiger – Petting Zoo
- 1st – Silly Wheel and Softball Toss
- 2nd – Bowling Game, Ring toss
- 3rd – Dice Games & Score O
- 4th – Cup challenge, Football toss
- 5th – Tattoos, Horse races
- 6th – Cake walk
- 7th – Refreshments
- 8th – Face painting
- Mr. Bryant – Mad Science
- Mrs. Narans – Fortune Telling
- Mr. Dunbar & Ms. Mortiz – Scavenger Hunt
- Duct Tape and Pie in the Face the teachers from winning classrooms!
RMAE Parent Survey – Parents should have received the email with a link to the annual parent survey that went out on Monday. Please take the time to provide us with your feedback prior to spring break. The results will be reviewed by the School Accountability Committee (SAC), the Board of Directors, the new Principal/Director (once hired) and Dr. Stueven. Only one parent survey response per household is requested.
Elective of the Week – Cake Decorating - This week we modeled character pigs out of fondant. In the coming weeks students will be learning various cake decorating skills using royal icing to make fondant flowers. There will also be opportunities for students to pursue individual interests and to create their own cakes.
Volunteer(s) Needed – We are searching for a volunteer with reasonable painting skills to give our lobby a face lift. If you can help out in this way, please contact the school office as soon as possible. Thank you!
After School Chess Club – WIZ-KIDS is a non-profit group which teaches chess to kids in after-school chess clubs. They care for each child’s progress – as a chess player and as a person. There is also an emphasis on the many vital life lessons that can be learned through chess playing. Chess has been proven to raise kids’ math test scores by 17%, along with increasing their IQ’s and overall cognitive abilities! Class dates will be: April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16. Go to the Wiz-Kids website to enroll.
Parenting Safe Children Workshop – Red Rocks Elementary School PTA is presenting a workshop to empower adults to keep children safe from sexual abuse – Saturday, April 22nd, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. For more information, see the Parenting Safe Children Information/Flier.