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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.com. If you would like to coach, contact Ali Hostein at firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
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
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