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  • PTO Newsletter – February 14 (February 14)

    Volunteering

    Volunteering Update

    Congratulations and a HUGE THANK YOU to the following families who have reached or exceeded 60 hours of volunteer time:

    The Arnold Family
    The Beach Family
    The Boyle Family
    The Brand Family
    The Broxterman Family
    The Cahill Family
    The Edmonds Family
    The Fontaine Family
    The Fuse Family
    The Galloway Family
    The Goin Family
    The Gomez Family
    The Goldenberg Family
    The Hertz Family
    The Houlihan Family
    The Law / Raley Family
    The Lee Family
    The Lindsay Family
    The Lippert Family
    The Nichols Family
    The Parker Family
    The Shields Family
    The Steele Family
    The Verheij Family
    The Wassemiller Family

    Please visit http://school-92487.volunteerbuilder.com/ to log your hours.  This extra step helps our school show that we are meeting our charter requirements and therefore allows us to apply for much needed grants!

    A paper log will be coming home this week in Friday Folders. If you have not been able to log your hours online (or just prefer to use a paper log), please fill out the form and return it to the office. Dates can be approximated… they do not need to be exact. There will additionally be a clip board in the office to log hours at school. These forms are only for hours that have NOT already been logged online. Please contact Mary Houlihan (mary_houlihan@hotmail.com) with any questions or concerns.

    Thank you for all that you do for our wonderful school!

    Volunteers Needed

    Our school is in desperate need of parents to help out in a couple of areas, especially with the recent plague of illness and teacher / aide absences.  Please take a look and help out where you can:

    • Lunch and Recess - Volunteers are needed to help monitor the kiddos at both lunch and recess.  You are welcome to stay with your child’s / children’s class. Please sign into the office and wear a name tag so that you can be identified as a volunteer. *All discipline issues should be directed to school staff.
      Sign up: http://signup.com/go/1Xzv2K
    • Morning Drop Off - Volunteers are needed to assist students getting out of their cars and onto the sidewalks. Because this is a safety issue (especially during inclement weather) we are asking that parents sign up to help so that we know this area will be covered. Sign up: http://signup.com/go/kctD8b

    Fundraisers

    Box Tops

    Box Tops are due 2/24!  Paper label organizers and baggies went home in last week’s Fri folder, (except MS).  Families can choose to cut and glue/tape their box tops onto those sheets OR they can just send them to school with their student in the provided baggies.  Either way works for us — please just send what you have! The MS will have a collection container as well.

    Grocery Cards

    Do you  shop at King Soopers or Safeway?
    Get a Gift Card and earn money as you shop!

    Please use your King Soopers or Safeway gift cards each time you purchase groceries and gas! RMAE gets 5% when you load them, which can be done at any check stand at any time. To date this school year, we have raised over $6,500! That is with only 20% of families participating! We need this number to be 100%. It so simple and costs us nothing! If you need a grocery card, PTO will provide one to you with $2.50 pre-loaded on it. Please contact Carrie Wassemiller: carrie.pto@outlook.com

    Online Shopping for RMAE

    Flipgive: You can shop the brands everyone loves and earn money for RMAE. Simply start from our Flipgive fundraising page then shop as usual.
    AmazonSmile: Start at smile.amazon.com, when you shop at Amazon, and you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a percentage of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The first time you shop at http://smile.amazon.com, select Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen PTO as your charity.


    Events

    Movie Night
    Thursday, February 23 (3:00-5:30 pm) — Students attending can wear PJ’s to school and bring pillows, blankets and a stuffed animal. Download and fill out the form and bring to the office with cash or check by end of day Monday, February 20. Cost is $10/kid which includes: the movie, mini water bottle, popcorn and fruit snacks. PTO is using the funds from Movie Night towards the purchase of new Epson 520 Short Throw projectors for the classrooms ($700 per unit). Our first movie night raised enough to purchase two projectors!

    Monthly Meet Up:
    Coffee at the Muddy Buck

    Friday, February 24 (8:00-9:00 am) — Reconnect with other parents as well as meet some new people. It is also a perfect opportunity for new families to get connected with others in the school. Come grab a quick coffee or breakfast on your way to work or your way home. Come for 5 minutes or 55 minutes — we’ll be there to welcome you. If you have any questions, email Valerie Brown at valkbrown@gmail.com.

    Community Service Day
    Wednesday, April 26 — Save the date for our annual Community Service Day!  We need sponsors to contribute to our costs to make this incredible event successful.  If you own a local business, (or know someone one who does), and would like your name on our all-school shirt that will be worn that day by students, staff and volunteers, please contact Jamie Brand at jmeb53226@gmail.com.

     

  • December Newsletter: Happy Holidays (December 19)

    Kudos


    A Night of the Arts: Merry & Bright

    A huge thank you to all who helped make this year’s event amazing!
    Thank you to all who contributed to the event:

    • The music
      The middle schoolers and Mrs. Moritz & Mrs. Pumphrey did an amazing job with the assistance of Kasity Briley as Program Coordinator.
    • Volunteers
      Thank you to all who helped with the music, art and ornaments, setup, and clean up. And a special thank you goes to Bre Boyle and Tiffany Fontaine and who pulled it all together.
    • Donors
      We had so many wonderful donations of food, including Da Kind and the winners of the Chili Cookoff; and desserts to make the dessert bar irresistible.
    • Attendees
      Thank you to all the families that came to support the event. We had a great turnout, even with the snow storm.

    Congratulations to the auction winners.

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    And in addition to a wonderful evening of music and art, we raised over $7,000 for RMAE.

    Volunteering


    The staff lounge is in desperate need of a little love!  We need volunteers to help clean out cupboards, wash dish towels, stock paper goods, etc. on an on going basis. Please contact Mary Houlihan at mary_houlihan@hotmail.com
    if you can help.

    Please remember to log your volunteer hours!  We know that it means one more thing to do, but this step helps us show that we are meeting our school charter.  Please contact Mary Houlihan (mary_houlihan@hotmail.com)
    with any questions or concerns.

    PTO Fundraisers


    3 simple ways in which YOU can help RMAE

    Grocery Card Fundraiser

    Earn money for RMAE & Volunteer Hours for your family while Grocery Shopping!

    In October alone the RMAE community reloaded over $25,000.  and $1,250 was donated to RMAE by King Soopers and Safeway, this equates to $15,000 in annual revenue.  WE CAN DO BETTER, if every RMAE family participates and averages $550 a month in grocery purchases, RMAE will earn $60,000. in one year!  This is a simple yet richly rewarding fundraiser.  1 hour of volunteer time is logged for every $100 reloaded to the card. In an effort to assist with RMAE’s current budget deficit, RMAE PTO has pledged 100% of the proceeds from the Grocery Card program to Rocky Mountain Academy.
    There are King Soopers/Kroger, Safeway & Albertsons stores located nationwide.  It is very likely your family shops at a participating store. Cards can be used to purchase Groceries, Gas & Prescriptions.  Ask your parents/in-laws and extended family to get involved.

    PTO is giving the reloadable cards for FREE during the month of December to anyone who will pledge to use it!  Contact Carrie Wassemiller at carrie.pto@outlook.com to request your card(s). Go to our website to get a card or find out more.

    Flipgive

    In this season of giving, you can shop the brands everyone loves and earn money for RMAE. Simply start from our Flipgive fundraising page then shop as usual. You can still take advantage of deals and promotions and a percentage will be donated back to RMAE.  It is even easier if you browse with Chrome – download the browser extension and you will automatically be alerted when you navigate to a participating retailer.

     

    AmazonSmile

    Don’t forget to do your shopping through AmazonSmile. It is a simple and automatic way for you to support RMAE every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you start at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a percentage of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The first time you shop at http://smile.amazon.com, select Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen PTO as your charity. Then every time you shop, AmazonSmile will remember to credit RMAE.

     

  • PTO presents A Night of the Arts: Merry and Bright (November 28)

    You don’t want to miss this incredible all school holiday event!  For your enjoyment, there will be dinner, a dessert bar, a selection of local homemade vendors for your holiday shopping convenience, music and art pieces from our incredible middle school arts and music program, your student’s handmade ornament for purchase and much, much more!!

    When:
    Tuesday December 6th, 5-9pm

    Where:
    Evergreen High School Auditorium

    Tickets:
    The event is free, but you can purchase your food and drink tickets here:
    http://RMAEPTOevents.eventbee.com/event?eid=109240875

    Volunteer:
    There are also many opportunities to get volunteer hours and help Merry and Bright be a success:

    • Donate desserts
      See sign up here: Dessert Bar Volunteering
    • Help us the night of the event
      We have a sign up to volunteer in a variety of ways, there is something for everyone and we need you!  That sign up is here, please fill in where you are able: Merry & Bright Volunteer Sheet

     

Be A Part of PTO!

Help your child’s school be successful! The $25 PTO membership fee goes directly to programs supporting our students.

Download the PTO Membership and Grocery Card Form and turn in with your check.
OR
Pay the annual membership fee online with PayPal using the button below.