OCT 14, 2019

 October 14, 2019 - Vol. VII

Grizzly Growl

Classroom News

3rd grade dissected cow eyes in class!

The Evergreen Fire Department visited RMAE on Tuesday! Students got the chance to check out the interior of the trucks and learn about the equipment.


2nd Grade had a creepy crawly experience at the Butterfly Pavilion!


Congratulations to Thursdays Spelling Bee Winners:

1st Place Riley Martin

2nd Place Jovie Schaub


7th Grade read to Elementary Students on Thursday!    

Ms. Prouty's 3rd grade class Built Roman Temple's last week to apply what they are studying in Social Studies!

Fun Core Knowledge Fact of the Week!   RMAE Middle Schoolers know.....
The Cotton Eyed Joe can be danced to any song as long as it has a time signature of _____?  That time signature, also called common time, has how many beats in a measure? 

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

RMAE Happenings 

The Annual Giving Campaign kicked off today with coffee and donuts at drop off!  To Donate to the "ALL IN for RMAE" campaign please go to RMAE's Homepage and click the red Count Me | Donate Now button on the right side of the home homepage! 


Warren Miller Film @ The Wild Game 
November 8, 2019 at 7:30 pm                               
Ticket prices will increase this Wednesday:

For tickets: 

PARTY AT HEARTHFIRE BOOKS - Friday October 18  -  3 to 6 PM
Please join the RMAE community to celebrate the close of the 2019 Book Fair.  BOOKS - YOGURT - PIZZA - FUN! This is an open house format in order to accommodate various schedules, stop in anytime between 3 & 6, mention RMAE and  25% of all profit from your purchase will be donated to RMAE!

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

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

SAVE THE DATE! RMAE's Open House is November 7th from 6 pm - 7 pm. Open Enrollment begins December 10th!



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


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 

Family Summary of October Board of Directors Meeting

The Board of Directors met on October 3.  Student Council reported on their plans for the Haunted Hall at the Trunk or Treat event on October 25.  Sounds pretty spooky!  

We received a presentation from Neenan Archistruction on a proposed process to design a multi-purpose space for RMAE.  They described their collaborative design process that would involve the whole community, and how that process overlaps with requirements for the Colorado Department of Education BEST Grant application, which could be part of the funding make-up if we move forward.  

Dr. Hudson reported that the JeffCo choice enrollment window will be one month earlier than previous years. from December 10 to January 15.  Encourage new families you may know to attend our open houses on November 7 or December 11, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm! 

Members of the Board committed to 100% participation in the upcoming Annual Giving Campaign.  Please look for more information starting today.  Let's go ALL IN for RMAE!

The next meeting will be on November 7, beginning with a working session at 6:30 and formal board meeting at 7:30.  We hope to see you there.  


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 (

  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 Thursday, October 17th, 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 from 9:00 am - 9:45 am for Toddler and Me Yoga. 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.

UPDATE Young Rembrandts Drawing Class has been postponed until Spring 2020 due to low attendance.

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

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 14 - Annual Giving Block Party
OCT 15 - PTO Meeting at the Muddy Buck
OCT 16 - Movies with Teachers
OCT 18 - Quarter 1 Ends
OCT 18 - Book Fair Closing Party at HearthFire
OCT 23 - Alumni Panel Event
OCT 25 - Trunk or Treat 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
NOV 1 - No School
NOV 7 - Open House 



Answer: 4/4 time and 4 beats per measure 


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