JAN 12, 2021

Posted on 01/12/2021
January 12, 2021
Dear RMAE families,
It sure has been wonderful having the students back on campus.  Their positive energy, smiles, and enthusiasm has been very infectious!  Along those lines, I have some exciting updates to share.
During drop off or pickup you may have noticed more outdoor tables.  We were fortunate to be awarded a grant and were able to purchase 36 additional picnic tables!  These have been placed to expand the outdoor lunch space as well as provide additional outdoor classroom options.  Thank you to the families who helped assemble these so our students could immediately enjoy them. 
We have also purchased thermometers for each classroom teacher to conduct temperature checks as the students enter the room.  For safety reasons, students will enter through the front doors when there is snow and ice on the ground.  Students then immediately go to their homeroom class for screening.  We have supervision in all hallways to support distancing and cohort separation.
Lastly, we have been approved to conduct Binax rapid COVID tests for our staff.  We received the testing kits last week from CDPHE and have already begun regular testing of staff.  The goal is to identify potential asymptomatic staff who would then immediately leave campus and get a PCR test.  This is yet another preventive measure we are implementing for the safety of our school community.
Thank you for all you do to support our school community.  I look forward to a successful second semester
Your Proud Principal,  
Dr. Ann Hudson
Campus Happenings
We would like to sincerely thank the following families that came to help Mr Wellman assemble the new picnic tables last week: Knopf, Graybill, Bruneau, Edmonds, Daly, Faulkner, Irons, Yost, and Vandenberge. What a huge help! The students were so thrilled to have this additional outdoor seating around campus. There are 4 tables left to assemble. Please come lend a helping hand!
Trail running elective with super happy sixth graders! They love being back to school!
Las doce uvas de la suerte, "The twelve grapes of luck" is a Spanish tradition that consists of eating a grape with each clock bell strike at midnight of December 31 to welcome the New Year. ... According to the tradition, eating the twelve grapes leads to a year of good luck and prosperity. 
5th grade made New Year’s Crowns and wrote down their resolutions in Spanish. We then cut and stapled our Spanish resolutions to the rim of the crown
Important Updates and Information
Lost and Found is overflowing! 

Please contact Julia Corrin 571-409-4338 if your student is missing anything specific or if you recognize an item in the picture. All unclaimed items will be donated in 2 weeks. 
Educate Your Elected Officials On Charter Schools Today
As Colorado's legislative session gets set to begin this week, we must continue to use our voice to positively impact charter schools and their students. Please see the following link to send a preformatted letter, or if you’d prefer, you can customize it as you see fit. This simple task will help lay the groundwork for what we hope to be another successful legislative session for charter schools this spring. For more information visit the Colorado League of Charter Schools
Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) News and Information
Please join us next Wednesday, January 20th for our monthly PTO meeting via Zoom.  Link to join posted in the school calendar.
An Exciting new program is under way at RMAE
New Family Mentor Program

 To have current families welcome new families into the community so new families:
  • have a direct resource for questions and information
  • feel comfortable at the school
  • become knowledgeable about events/activities and policies
  • develop into enthusiastic members of the community
The PTO is in search of a chairperson for this program.  The chairperson will work closely with the PTO Communications Director
and RMAE Enrollment Secretary.  If interested in chairing this program or for more information, please contact Jill Jachimek:  303-718-3627
Board of Directors (BOD) Updates and Information
The next BOD meeting will be held Thursday, January 14th. The Zoom link to attend the meeting and the agenda are posted on the RMAE website and school calendar prior to the meeting. 
Decision Framework and Supporting Indicators for COVID-19
Over the holiday break, the RMAE Board approved the Decision Framework and Supporting Indicators document developed by the Board’s Ad Hoc Indicators Committee following a recommendation during the November 16th Special Session of the Board. The Decision Framework uses a series of public health, community, and school indicators to drive evidence-based decisions concerning the transition to/from remote learning at RMAE due to COVID-19 in the community. Families are welcome to view this document on the RMAE website, as well as a separate listing and description of the indicators. In addition, data collected for each of the indicators will be posted on Friday afternoons to the same location.
After School Activities and Community News
New Session of Trail Running Club with Mrs. Adams Starts January 12th
 Have your student join Ms Adams every Thursday after school from 3:20 -4:30 PM. Learn how to pace yourself, navigate the trail, and get in great shape!  Check out the FLYER for details!
Join Ms Best for another session of After School Sports Starting January 24th
Wednesdays after school from 3:15- 4:15 PM on the field. Check out the FLYER for details. 
My name is Kimball Boyle and I am a sophomore at Evergreen High School. I attended RMAE from 1st-8th grade and I currently have 3 siblings still there. I have been nominated to participate in the Students of the Year Campaign 2021 with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. High school students across the country learn communication, management, and financial stewardship through raising funds used by LLS for research, advocacy, and access to treatments for blood cancers. I will be competing against other Colorado high schoolers to raise as much money for patients with blood cancers as possible during the campaign donation window of January 7th- February 27th. My personal goal is to raise $50,000. It’s a lofty goal, but I am willing to work hard to reach it. I cannot do it alone, I need your help. Please click on the link which will take you directly to my fundraising page. Kimball Boyle

Thank you so much for your consideration. 

Did you get a Peloton for the holidays???

Peloton riders and runners- we have created a tag to ride and run together as an RMAE community. Click on the link to join and connect with other RMAE folks on the leaderboard.
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. Use the link below to contact them directly. 
After Care by ACC

Adventures in Child Care (ACC) is our on campus provider of after school childcare. For more information visit the ACC Website.

Events and Dates to Remember
 JAN 12
Trail Running Club with Ms Adams Starts
 JAN 14
6:30 PM BOD Meeting
 JAN 15
Spirit Wear Day for Elementary Students
 JAN 18
 JAN 20
6:00 PM PTO Meeting
 JAN 22
Spirit Wear Day for Elementary Students
View the RMAE calendar for more details
January Core Virtue: Courage

Courage is moving beyond fear. Courage is finding the strength to venture and persevere.

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