OCT 7, 2019

 October 7, 2019 - Vol. VI

Grizzly Growl

Classroom News

On Monday in Mr. Dunbar's class students created robotic art work by programming the school's lego robotics kits with loops.

Mrs. Vickery's 4th Grade class finished their first Core Novel, Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter. Tuesday they celebrated Pollyanna Day! Students dressed as a character from the book, watched the movie to compare and contrast it with the book, and played the Glad Game. 

In Mrs. Sava's 1st grade class students worked on writing Words of Wisdom.  One of their goals was to work on students' writing and incorporate the writing process into the Core Virtues curriculum.   Watch the Video HERE!

Fun Core Knowledge Fact of the Week!  Are you smarter than a 2nd Grader?

"Who is Siddhartha Gautama?"

Scroll to the bottom of the Growl to find the answer!

Students had a blast at Elementary Field Day Friday!

Congratulations to Mrs. Scheid's 2nd graders for winning the Spirit Award at this year's Elementary Field Day!

A Message from the Principal

Dear RMAE Families,

We are kicking off our Annual Giving Campaign, “All In,” on October 14th.   To continue enhancing the educational experience at our school the goal is 100% participation.  Thank you to everyone who completed the survey and shared your priorities.  As a result of your input, all donations will go towards staff professional development, technology, specials, and curriculum enhancements.  Thank you for making a difference. We are very grateful for your support and involvement in RMAE.  

Your Proud Principal,

Dr. Ann Hudson


RMAE Happenings 

Parent Teacher Conferences are October 9th & 10th. 
If you haven’t done so already, sign up for Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences: Schedules



RMAE  High School Panel - DON’T MISS THIS!
Wednesday, October 23rd 6 pm-7 pm.  Learn about high school from RMAE Alumni.  For more details see the FLYER

The annual RMAE book fair starts today!  Hosted by RMAE PTO & Hearthfire books, 25% of profits will be donated back to RMAE.  Please support RMAE's school library by purchasing or donating the titles below at the Book Fair!  3 series: I Survived; The (Fairly) True Tale of...; Who Was... / Where Is... If you can contribute, please take your donations to the main office. Used books of those titles are welcomed, too! Thank you!

LOCATION: RMAE Middle School Learning Lab (Building 3)

  • October 7th 2:45 – 4 PM
  • October 8th & 9th 7:30 – 8:30 AM & 2:45 – 4 PM
  • October 10th 12 – 4 PM

BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We are looking for a few more volunteers to assist with the fair.  If you would like to help, please sign up via AtoZ (remember to log in to your account before copying and pasting this link):

Student Council has been hard at work at the beginning of this year. We helped run the Giving Apple Assembly. We are also planning the Haunted Hall for Trunk or Treat on Friday, October 25. This year the Haunted Hall is themed The Forbidden Forest. We are also beginning to plan the Middle School Dance. As always if you have ideas contact a student council member: Contact


Parties for a Purpose: Movie and Margaritas
Join fellow movie lovers for a viewing of Rocketman on Friday, October 18, 2019, 7:30 p.m. at the home of Joanne and Gil Gomez. Light refreshments will be served. Open to the first 10 adults who purchase a ticket on (
If you would like to host a party, contact Tori Gill at


BINGO is back at the Wild Game!
 Our next BINGO will be Thursday, October 10; doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the games start at 6:30. Food and drinks are available for purchase. Bring the family — participants do not need to be 18 to play Bingo. (The bingo cards need to be purchased by someone 18 and older.) For more info, please contact Tiffany Fontaine (


Annual Giving BLOCK PARTY next Monday, Oct 14th from 7:30AM-8:30AM: Park your car for drop-off and join us in the basketball area of the parking lot for coffee and goodies, plus “meet and greet” with your fellow parents, faculty and board members to kick off this year’s Annual Giving Campaign: ALL IN for RMAE!


Warren Miller Film @ The Wild Game 
November 8, 2019 at 7:30 pm                               
For tickets: 


Giving Apple 
THANK YOU so much to all the families, along with the support of the PTO, who contributed to the Giving Apple! We had a blast gifting all items to the staff on Friday. They loved receiving fun things to enhance your kiddo’s school experiences each day! Purchases have already begun to be put to good use. With your generosity, we presented over $10,000 worth of teacher and staff requests! Our RMAE family is truly the best. 

**In addition, if you were the family who graciously purchased the Alphabet Readers from Orton Gillingham, could you please reach out to Bre Boyle at so we can get those digital files to the staff member that requested them, thank you.

Movies with Teachers - 
Have your child stay after school on Wednesday, October 16 to watch a movie and enjoy popcorn, bottled water, and fruit snacks. Go to AtoZ Connect ( to purchase a movie ticket for $10. 100% of proceeds go towards the purchase of new technology for our classrooms.  Students attending can wear PJs to school and bring a pillow, blanket and a stuffed animal.

  • Aladdin - Bartelt
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World - Schwinn
  • Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb - Gordon
  • Pokemon Detective Pikachu - Lasater
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PG-13) - Dunbar

Trunk or Treat - 
We are looking for volunteers to help make Trunk or Treat on Friday, October 25 a fabulous event. Go to AtoZ Connect > Event Sign Up > Trunk or Treat to sign up.

Day of the Dead Volunteers Needed - 
Sra. Lasater is looking for volunteers beginning October 28 to assist her Spanish classes in making sugar skulls for The Day of The Dead. She will need sugar and meringue powder, and skull molds to borrow. Contact her by email ( for more information. Gracias!


Log Your Volunteer Hours - We strive for the 60 hours per family time commitment that was written into our charter by the original founders in 1999. Tracking these hours is fundamental for us to keep our JeffCo School District charter, as well as to obtain grants that will improve our school. For assistance in logging your volunteer hours in AtoZ Connect (, go to the Volunteering page on our website 


Grocery Store Fundraisers:  King Soopers has launched a new community giving program that is connected to your loyalty card, rather than to a re-loadable gift card. Link your loyalty card to the organization of your choice and shop with King Soopers. For instructions on how to sign up, download the instruction document: King Soopers Community Rewards Program.

Each time you add funds to your re-loadable gift card, 5% will be donated directly to RMAE PTO. For every $100 loaded, ONE HOUR of volunteer time will be credited towards your family's 60 hour volunteer requirement. Order Safeway re-loadable gift cards via The cost per card is $5 and this amount will be pre-loaded on your card so you will get a full refund the first time you use the card. Questions about the grocery store program, please contact Carrie Wassemiller (


Gallery Link: Password: RMAEROCKS

Ordering information:

  Your yearbook staff is back and already at it!
We are excited to get this year rolling, and we need your help. One of the biggest areas that we end up lacking in each year is pictures. We have set up a "Community Upload" section of the ordering page. Please share your pictures HERE!   The access code is "RMAE". The website will prompt you to upload and then select a category. Then just click "Upload". Easy as pie! You will be credited, and greatly appreciated. If you have any questions or are struggling, please reach out to us at

 Future PTO meetings:

  • Tuesday 10/15 - 8:30am Muddy Buck
  • Tuesday 11/12 - 5pm  Revival
  • Wednesday 12/11 - 8am Bread Lounge 
  • Tuesday 2/11 - 5pm Murphy's Mountain Grill
  • Tuesday 3/10 - 8am Starbucks 
  • Tuesday 4/14 - 5pm Evergreen Brewery
  • Wednesday 5/13 - 8am Bread Lounge

After-School Activities & Clubs 

RMAE Hiking Group!
 The weather is still so beautiful and we are lucky enough to have Elk Meadow in our backyard! Join us Tuesday, October 1 after drop off in the parking lot for our new hiking group. We will head out on the new Ever So Green trail that is up behind the field and connect with the Sleepy S trail. The hike is just a little under 3 miles and takes about an hour. Anyone is welcome to join us, including well-behaved dogs. 

Toddler & Me Yoga!
 Join RMAE's Lauren Aidinovich - RYT 200 in the Cafeteria on Saturday, October 26, 2019 9:00 am - 9:45 am. Toddler and Me Yoga is a great way to enjoy yoga while bonding with your little one! For more information: FLYER


The RMAE SKI CLUB is coming soon! 
 Click HERE to take the SKI Club survey.  



Kids Self Defense After School Program - Monday-Thursday 5-6 p.m. at the Pack Fitness & MMA. For more information check out the Flyer.

Young Rembrandts Drawing Class!
 October 7, 2019 - December 16, 2019 at Rocky Mountain Academy.  Click the Flyer link for details.



Attention All Runners!!!!
HIGH ALTITUDE PIRATES are back and looking for new and former members!!! You may just be the pirate we're looking for, if you have the right pirattitude!!!!! See the FLYER for details!

We are pleased to be able to offer a wide variety of after school activities to our families.   To view these offerings, you may click on the link below or refer to the After-School Activities Newsletter that went out yesterday.  Additional options may be added throughout the year.  Updates will be included in the weekly newsletters as well as posted on our website under Clubs & After-School Activities.  

Community News

HELP WANTED! ACC is looking to hire a part-time employee to help out from 3 pm - 5 pm Monday-Friday.  For more information please contact Lucy 303-912-6794

Interested in learning more about the 'Wait Until 8th' movement in Evergreen?  The 'Wait Until 8th' movement is a national one, which empowers parents to rally together to delay giving children a smartphone until at least 8th grade.    Bergen Meadow Elementary library 
on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. For more information: Flyer

October is Bullying Prevention Month - Join Envision Martial Arts for a FREE Bullying Prevention & Awareness Seminar Saturday,  October 12 1:00 - 2:00 pm FLYER

Mountain Backpack Program – If you are in need of a hand up to meet the nutritional needs of your family, this program can help. There are no qualification requirements and only contact information is requested. 

Mountain Backpack Program Enrollment Form

Upcoming Events
OCT 7 - 2nd Grade Field Trip
OCT 7 - 10 - Book Fair
OCT 8 - 1st & 3rd Grade Field Trip
OCT 9 - 4th & 5th Grade Field Trip
OCT 10 - Elementary Spelling Bee
OCT 10 - BINGO at the Wild Game
OCT 9-10- Parent Teacher Conferences
OCT 10 - Noon Dismissal
OCT 11 - No School
OCT 14 - Annual Giving Block Party
OCT 15 - PTO Meeting at the Muddy Buck
OCT 16 - Movies with Teachers
OCT 17 - Book Fair Closing Party at HearthFire
OCT 23 - Alumni Panel Event
OCT 25 - Trunk or Treat



Answer: He was a prince from India who later became known as the Buddha.


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