Dear RMAE Parents,
Veteran’s Day Celebration – Please plan to join us on Veteran’s Day, Thursday, 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, or 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.
Top Volunteers – Kudos to our top 3 families for logging the most volunteer hours for the past 6 weeks! Congratulations to Christine and Jeff Emery, Liesl and Ned Parker, and Tiffany Branson for their time and talent to help out in so many different areas of the school. Bookmark this link: www.ourvolts.com/site/rocky-mountain-academy-evergreen to register your volunteer hours or log on to www.rmae.org and click on “Our Volts” and record your hours.
Messages to students – To limit the number of interruptions to the classroom, the front office will now hand deliver messages instead of calling classrooms. Your assistance with pre-arranging pick-up schedules or other messages to your student prior arriving at school is greatly appreciated and will assist the front office.
Chess Club – Chess club starts this Monday, October 27, from 3:15 –4:45 p.m. in Building 3 in Ms. Johnson’s room. We have partnered with Rowan Tate, a chess master in the Denver area, to coach all students, whether beginner or advanced. The cost is $60 for six sessions. Registration forms can be picked up at the front office or go to www.Wiz-Kids.org to sign up.
RMAE car magnets for sale – Be prepared tomorrow, Friday, October 24, at the Trunk or Treat, to purchase a shiny new RMAE magnet to place on your car. For only $5.00 you can show your school pride while helping the 6th graders raise money for class trips.
Odyssey of the Mind Sign up – A reminder that the deadline to sign up your child for Odyssey of the Mind is tomorrow, Friday, October 24. If you have questions about the program, please email Brinda Pumphrey at email@example.com or call 303-932-0935. Registration forms are available at the school front office.
Volunteer Opportunities of the Week –PTO is offering the following volunteer opportunities:
1 – Talent Show Coordinator – We need one or two people to take over organizing the RMAE talent show. Gretchen Moritz and Carrie Quinn will assist and guide the process. Contact Gretchen Moritz at firstname.lastname@example.org
2 – Holiday Food Drive Coordinator – We need someone to coordinate the school wide food drive. Each class has a coordinator that you will oversee. Contact Christine Emery at email@example.com
3 – Auction Planning Committee – We are planning to meet on November 5th at the Bagelry right after drop off. Come and give input for the school auction this year. Contact Kelly Breuer at firstname.lastname@example.org
4 – Evening With Santa – We need a coordinator(s) to take on planning our evening with Santa on 12/12 from 5:00-7:00 pm. Contact Kelly Breuer at email@example.com.
A Night at the Arts: The Beat Goes ON! – Please mark your calendars for November 11 to attend this middle school fundraiser the entire family will enjoy. There is a Live Auction with fabulous student artwork to bid on as well as purchase raffle tickets. Music will be provided by 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.
“Race to Nowhere” – The RMAE community has been invited to attend a screening of this documentary that calls us to challenge current thinking about how we prepare our children for success. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with teachers and administrators in the choice movement. For more information you may click on Film Synopsis. The screening is taking place at Mountain Phoenix Community School located at Great Hall, MPCS Campus, 4725 Miller Street, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033Tickets are free, but space is limited, so you must register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/race-to-nowhere-presented-by-mountain-phoenix-community-school-tickets-13170125199
October Core Virtues: Courage and Wisdom – With our Veteran’s Day celebration coming up next month, I thought the following quote by Emerson was appropriate for this month’s virtue of “Wisdom”:
Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
October 23 Middle School Dance at the Lakehouse, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
October 24 Trunk or Treat – 5:00-7:00 p.m.
October 27 Chess Club, 3:15 p.m.
October 31 Halloween parties/parade
November 11 Veteran’s Day Celebration, 10:40-11:40 a.m.
November 11 “Night of the Arts”