SEP 13, 2021

Posted on 09/13/2021
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September 13th, 2021

Please be advised that if you need to come on campus either Tuesday or Wednesday of this week, our normal parking lot will not be available. There will be 10 min parking from 8AM - 2:15PM in the drop off/pickup line outside of the cafeteria. Thank you for your flexibility!

Campus and Classroom Happenings
The first wall of The Den went up last Friday!
The second graders had a blast during STEM last Friday.  Their challenge was to make a basket using a paper plate, tape, and glue.  They enjoyed discussing what some of their challenges were and how they persevered. 
Important Updates and Information
TOMORROW IS PICTURE DAY! 9/14
Annie Coppock will be on campus to take student photos. NO free dress on picture day, students must be in uniforms. 

Opportunity for Sibling Photos!

Annie would like to invite families to an off-site, sibling mini-session at Stagecoach Park. Please no pets, no parents. These images are all about the kiddos! Date: Tuesday September 14th. Time: 3-5 PM. Sign up here. Contact Annie with questions at 303.667.9910.


RMAE Alumni High School Panel

Join us Wednesday, Oct. 20th 7-8pm in the Cafeteria. It's open to all middle schoolers and their parents. The Panel gives great insight on how high school works, and the panelists answer student-oriented questions.
Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) News and Information
GIVING APPLE DAY
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
A big thank you to all participating families for your Giving Apple commitments. The response has been terrific! Please remember to send your purchased item(s), clearly labeled “To/From” to school with your kids this Friday (preferably not before) for Giving Apple Day.  If item(s) are too big for kids to carry, parents can drop them off in the front office.
 
OCTOBER FOOD ORDERS
DEADLINE - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Jimmy John’s, Domino’s, and Hearthfire orders must be placed on AtoZ by the 20th.
 

DIRECTORY STUDENT ART CONTEST
DEADLINE - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
The annual search for student artwork for the cover of the school directory is underway. Please have your budding artist(s) submit their artwork on unlined white paper to the front office by 3:00pm, September 24th.  Please have students label their artwork with their name and grade on the back in order for voting to be anonymous. Artwork will be displayed in the art room for one week so all students have an opportunity to vote September 27-October 1. All students welcome to submit entries. Please contact Marci Stellman marci_stellman@yahoo.com with any questions.
 
SWEET SUPPORT WITH BASKIN ROBBINS
STARTING - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

“I can eat ice cream cake AND support RMAE?” Yes! Click here to find out how.
 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – HIGH PRIORITY
Teacher Appreciation chair(s) needed. Make our teachers feel special and thank them for all they do by organizing general teacher/staff appreciation, special days, birthdays, gift collection, and oversee volunteers for Teacher Appreciation Week in May. If interested, please sign up under Volunteer Opportunities listed on AtoZ. Questions please contact pto@rmae.org
Board of Directors (BoD) Updates and Information
Family Summary of Sep 9 Board Meeting
Families, there is a ton of work going on at RMAE, some that you can see and some that you can’t.  We’d like every family to know that this year we are required to renew our Charter with Jefferson County Public Schools.  One of the main components of the process is to share the school’s great achievements over the last 3 years.  To support this effort, please reach out to the board to submit your own (or your student's) personal highlights from attending this unique school.  We would love to share your story.
Of course RMAE’s current good-news story is the continued campus improvement.  First a huge thanks.  Construction would not be possible without the incredible outpouring of volunteer time and in-kind donations already committed by parents and alumni parents.  Joining the Capital Campaign is the best way to pitch in.  Our goal of $1 million will pay for outfitting The Den’s interior with things like basketball hoops, a stage, and seating.  The Capital Campaign will seek sponsorships, plan events, write grant applications, and more to get the job done.  To assist, email Kelli Anderson at kanderson@rmae.org. or sign up in the RMAE PTO Membership Toolkit app under Board of Directors Advisory Committees.  There’s still time to join this effort, or to go to the same tab to read about and join our other advisory committees.  
With October on the way, it’s time for everyone to prepare for Annual Giving.  Remember, this is different from our one-time Capital Campaign to raise significant capital to build The Den.  Rather, Annual Giving asks RMAE families, their employers, and alumni to support our purchase of educational materials across the board.  Charter schools receive the same funding as neighborhood schools, but we have greater expenses such as facility and property maintenance, IT, and other daily services.  Each family’s participation in Annual Giving is critical to our school's success, no matter how much you're able to give.  Your donation has a direct impact on your student’s education.  Look for more information the second week of October.
Finally a reminder.  Having met many of the goals of our last Strategic Plan early, the Board will convene a Strategic Planning session this week.  Please send suggestions for five-year goals regarding Educational Excellence and School and Community Culture to RMAEBoard@rmae.org
After School Activities and Community News
RMAE Orchestra Interest Survey
RMAE's orchestra will be resuming this year depending on student interest and availability. Rehearsals will be after school on Wednesdays. Cost will be $200 per semester (payment plans available). Please fill out the following survey if you are interested in participating. Thanks! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe2yw5maSrfIBNaVp48CxxDZUs_K3pHV5-ieMIz4TJFjzw0Ig/viewform?usp=sf_link
Mad Science Secret Agent Lab beginning September 14th until October 19th. 
Tuesdays afterschool from 3:15- 4:15PM. See the FLYER for more details. 
Band Class
Join us for some amazing music making
Band class will be available from September. Class will be after school on Thursday. Instruments offered: flute, clarinet, percussion, trumpet, French Horn, trombone, baritone and tuba. Cost per month $50 and $15 instrument rental. Contact Denise Clark for more information / sign up and to check out an instrument that might be a good fit for your child.
Cell 720 785 3695/Website www.ymadenver.com
Mountain Backpack Program
The Mountain Backpack Program’s mission is to keep kids full and focused throughout the school year. 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. Click on the fox for the enrollment form and for more information.
Events and Dates to Remember
  SEP 14
Student Picture Day
Virtual Back to School Night K-5 6:00PM
  SEP 15
Virtual Back to School Night 6-8 6:00PM
 
  SEP 17
Elementary Spirit Wear Day/Middle School Free Dress
  SEP 24
Whole School Free Dress
 
View the RMAE calendar for more details
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