K-5 Dance Party – Grab your hats and do up your crazy hair and join the dance party fun! We hope to see all K-5 students at the dance tonight, Friday, October 16, at the PLACE from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. This will be a fun evening for the entire family with games, prizes, face painting, dancing, and more. Cost is only $5.00 per student or $20.00 per family. Tickets are available at the door. Food items will also be for sale. The sixth grade class is sponsoring this fundraiser to benefit their class trips.
Middle School Electives – Middle school parents, please carefully review with your student his/her elective choices for the 2nd quarter. Forms will be sent home today, Friday, October 16, to be returned on Monday, October 19, with parent signatures. Descriptions of the elective offerings along with requirements for each grade level will be included in the documents coming home. The middle school team will make every effort to give each child at least one of their first choices. New electives for the 2nd quarter will begin on Monday, October 26.
Eight Grade Spanish – Eighth grade students will have 3 periods of Spanish beginning 2nd quarter. Students will continue to have their 2 weekly Spanish periods with Sra. Geiger and going forward, will add one weekly conversational Spanish class with Mrs. Goodheart. Mrs. Goodheart is our 6th grade science/math teacher who is also a fluent Spanish speaker. Sra. Geiger and Mrs. Goodheart will work together to ensure our eighth graders are ready for high school Spanish.
NEWS FROM THE BOARD
Call for all Handy-man hands on deck! We desperately need parents with basic carpentry skills and tools to repair and complete the PE shed up by our field. As the roof was not completed during our August Volunteer Day, the strong winds over the last few days have torn one side off the shed. This needs to be reattached, and the roof decking installed ASAP.
If you can spare a few hours on Saturday October 17th (tomorrow), please let myself (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or Richard Koch (email@example.com) know. If we can get a group there at about 11:00 am, it really shouldn’t take too long to complete this project.
Facilities Committee Chairman.
Yearbooks – Please note that there is a 10% discount for orders placed during the month of October. A flyer was sent home which gives additional details including the option for creating 2 personal pages of your own to reflect your child’s special memories of the school year.
Spanish Test – A note from Sra. Geiger that all 4th – 8th grade students will have a Spanish test during the week of October 19.
Director’s Coffee – The next Director’s Coffee will take place on Wednesday, October 21, from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. in the Spanish room. This is an opportunity to meet new people, hear from staff and board members, and chat about any topics that parents would like to discuss. We hope all parents will consider attending at least one of these coffees during the year. In order to have enough space for everyone, we will limit the number of attendees to 25. Please RSVP to Kate Collier at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
Soldier Box Project – Tallgrass Salon asked for our help in their drive to get 100 care packages delivered to soldiers in Afghanistan for the holidays. A donation box is located in the front entryway in Building 1. They are asking for travel size toiletry items, personal notes, holiday cards, and letters from students. Your help in supporting our community is appreciated. Please no aerosols or food items.
Soaring with STEAM – Congratulations to the following students selected as the 2015-2016 Rocky Mountain Academy All-Stars. These students will be taking their passion for science to other area schools with a goal of sparking interest in a variety of science topics. Students meet weekly with All-Stars sponsors, Mr. Bryant, Ms. Gordon, Mrs. Burditt and Dr. Harrell to plan and prepare their presentations.
- Alex Purrington- 8th grade
- Weston Genender- 8th grade
- Savannah Raley – 6th grade
- Tia Egan- 5th grade
- Sophie Seybold – 5th grade
- Sophie Rozman – 4th grade
- Greg Hertz – 4th grade
- Jadyn Hager – 4th grade
- Elle Kingsberry – 4th grade
- McCants Meinders – 4th grade
- Nate Kopp- 4th grade
- Molly Beach -4th grade
Middle School Kid Art – These original works of art will be auctioned off again this year at the Night of the Arts on November 17. PTO is asking for a $5.00 donation for the Kid Art projects from 6, 7 and 8th grade parents to help cover some of the costs to create the projects. Any funds left over will go to the PTO fund. The Kid Art projects for each grade will be auctioned off and raffled at the Night of the Arts on November 17. Since the Middle School Kid Art projects coincide with the Original Works projects, middle school students will not be participating in Original Works.
Ms. Pumphrey is still in need of a musical instrument for the 8th grade project. An old guitar, conga type drum, ukulele, violin… would be fine. The instrument does not need to be in perfect shape, it can have scratches, be worn or not even work. They will be sanding the instruments and turning them into works of art.
Original Works – We have teamed up with Original Works once again to offer a variety of items made which feature your child’s artwork. This is a great way for K-5 parents to purchase personalized gifts while supporting the school at the same time. A flyer is attached.
Families helping families — A big thank you to all who supported the Movie Afternoon Fundraiser for Ella Silvester. A total of 179 students enjoyed a fun afternoon together while supporting one of their fellow RMAE students. Through your generosity and kindness, $3,397 was raised for the family ($385 in carpool line donations and $3,010 at the movie night event). The following local businesses have also generously donated financially and provided meals to the Silvester family. We are fortunate to be part of a wonderful, caring RMAE community!
- Muddy Buck Cafe
- A Tavola Ristorante
- Da Kind Soups
- Evergreen Crafters
- Beau Jo’s Pizza
- Java Groove Cafe
Lunches getting rave reviews! Students (and teachers!) have been responding favorably to our new lunch program through Jeffco. Our chef is even famous; take a look at the following clip from Fox News:
Welcome Mrs. Deeter – We are fortunate to have Sara Deeter continuing at the school as our PE teacher. Mrs. Deeter came in to fill in as a short term substitute and jumped in with both feet! She has agreed to stay on our PE teacher for the remainder of the year. She is doing a great job of delivering a strong PE program to our K-8 students. Welcome!
Dishwashers Needed – We are in need of two dishwashers is anyone has one to give away that is still in good condition. Both the dishwasher in the cafeteria and the dishwasher in the lounge are no longer working. If you have one to donate, please contact Mr. Richard at email@example.com
NEWS FROM THE FINANCIAL OFFICE
Please remember to pay your student fees, Kindergarten tuition, and field trips. Payments can be made online or dropped off at front office. In the event you are having financial difficulties, please fill out the Family Economic Form and return to Stephanie Woodward in the Finance office, or call at 303-670-1070, x104.
NEWS FROM THE FOUNDATION
Sponsorship Drive — The Foundation would love to offer RMAE family businesses the opportunity to become one of our Business Partners. This program supports PTO, Community Service Day and the Foundation. Our most popular item in our sponsorship program is the Banners displayed outside of our school. If you would like further information regarding all the levels of the sponsorship program, please email Gretchen Hock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEWS FROM THE PTO
Meet the Board candidates at this PTO sponsored event – On Thursday, October 22, at 2:00 p.m., in the school cafeteria you are invited to an informal Q & A with the Jeffco School Board candidates. All Board candidates have been invited to this event. This is only for RMAE parents.
Volunteer Survey – Please take a few moments to complete the Volunteer Survey for 2015-2016. Your interests will be passed on to the chair(s) of each opportunity. If you completed the survey last year, the results have been reset as it is a new year and each family may have different volunteer needs. Thank you for taking the time, and don’t forget to log your volunteer hours at TrackItForward.com. You can fill it out in Google Forms.
Trunk or Treat will soon be upon us! Please visit the Event to sign up for a volunteer slot. We need cars for the kids to trick or treat, candy donations, decoration donations, and a clean-up crew. Thank you for volunteering! RSVP on Track it Forward at http://www.trackitforward.com/site/66353/event/72986
Scholastic Book Fair Time! Mark your calendars to shop for the holidays on November 10-12 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00p.m. for gifts for family teachers and friends. http://vols.pt/mTgaqB We are using VolunteerSpot to organize our upcoming Sign-ups. Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
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2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.
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NEWS FROM RMAE ALUMNI
Congratulations to the following RMAE alumni heading to state championship as part of the Evergreen High School Mountain Biking Team. State Championships will be held on Sunday, October 25th in Eagle, Colorado.
- Quintin Kurtz, 11th grade
- Hayden Cole, 11th grade
- Kit Hager, 10th grade
- Sean Hennessey, 10th grade
- Isaac Mohr, 9th grade
Other RMAE alumni on the Evergreen High School Mountain Biking Team include Shannon Kittelsen (10th grade) and Michael Amdur (11th grade). These 7 kids make up 35% of the entire EHS mtn biking team!
October 16 – K-5 Dance at the Place
October 19 – Da Kind Fundraiser, 11:00 a.m. Da Kind Soups
October 21 – Vision and Hearing Testing
October 30 – Free Dress, all school
October 30 – Trunk or Treat, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.