DEC 6, 2021

Posted on 12/06/2021
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December 6th, 2021
- Can you help with The Den? 
- The RMAE Book Fair is this week!
- Elementary students will be caroling next week.
- Student Council is selling Candy Grams this week.
What's new with The Den?
Exterior doors and windows are in, back sidewalk and the concrete pad for the HVAC coming this week, drywall is scheduled for next week and the covered entrances are in progress!
Your school needs all hands on deck to get us moved into a fully functioning Den by the end of the school year.  Here are some ways you can help:
·       Do you “know a guy?”  Please contact the RMAE Board Facilities Committee via Scott Jones at sjones@rmae.org if you are able to donate or arrange a donation in kind of trade work, materials, or other finishing steps.
·       Do you have free time during the work day?  Volunteer to call prospective business donors.  We provide the materials, scripts, list and tracker.  Sign up on the AtoZ Membership Toolkit or contact Janelle Herrera with questions at jherrera@rmae.org.
·       Are you a talented event planner, or just a willing volunteer?  Volunteer to plan The Den Fabulous Fundraiser.  This first of its kind RMAE event will be created in the vision of the planners.  This is a fun chance to really leave your stamp on our school.  Sign up on the AtoZ Membership Toolkit or contact Kelli Anderson with questions at kanderson@rmae.org
Elementary students will be caroling at the end of the school day the week of December 13th. Caroling will take place at the wood benches outside building two from 2:30-3:00pm. Parents are invited to attend and share in the holiday spirit! The performances will be split into the following three days based on grade level:

 
 
Monday, December 13th: 4th and 5th Grade
Wednesday, December 15th: Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Thursday, December 16th, 2nd and 3rd Grade
 
Parking will be available in the main lot, on the street, and in the dumpster area.
We hope you can make it!
Cozy Sweater Bears. 3rd grade art project of paper woven sweaters on bears.
Kindergarten is studying plants! We learned the different parts of a plant and flower as well as what plants need to survive. We also saw that different plants have different edible parts and got to taste roots, stems, leaves, flowers and seeds!
7th grade students are currently learning about the structure of the DNA molecule and how that structure relates to the process of DNA replication. Students worked in pairs to construct models of the DNA molecule.  Once all of the model segments were completed, the segments were all joined together to create a model of a DNA segment that was 88 base-pair segments long, and the model was twisted slightly to reflect the characteristic double-helix structure of the DNA molecule. 
Since April of this year, a senior design team from the Colorado School of Mines has been working with Mr. Bryant on a project to modify a satellite to function as a laboratory instrument for use in the Middle School Science Classroom   Last week, eleven RMAE 8th grade students attended the public debut of the device (called EduCan) at the Capstone Design@ Mines Event in Golden, Colorado.  The RMAE students had the opportunity to meet with the members of the School of Mines Team, which included a former RMAE student, Mia Danato.  The device had been adapted to measure velocity, acceleration, GPS location, temperature, etc.  Most recently, it was used to track the  motion of a bowling-ball pendulum in the Science room.

DECEMBER 7-10
Please join us for the annual book fair located in the
RMAE Library

Tuesday 12/7     2:45 – 4 PM
Wednesday 12/8    7:30 – 8:30 AM  &  2:45 – 4 PM
Thursday 12/9    7:30 – 8:30 AM  &  2:45 – 4 PM
Friday 12/10    7:30 – 8:30 AM
25% of profit from all items purchased at the fair will be donated back to RMAE and we will be supporting a great local business!
 If you are interested in volunteering at the fair, please email carrie.w@outlook.com
Candy Cane Grams
This week, student council will be selling candy grams during lunch! They will be selling candy canes for $0.50 and bags of peppermint hot cocoa for $1. They will be delivered to students on Thursday before winter break. 
Important Announcement for Parents of Walkers
Unfortunately after years of allowing our students safe passage, per the director and Rabbi of Congregation Beth Evergreen students are no longer allowed on their property.  Therefore students walking home or catching the bus will need to walk down the Royale Elk Way road to get to the bus stop or the walking path.  For walkers, an alternative is to go up Royale Elk onto and down John Wallace Rd.  For safety, please talk with your child about the importance of walking against traffic and on the side of the road.
Save the Date for the Middle School Dance! January 14th, 2022
We are also looking for Parent Chaperones and help with the dance. See the google form if you are interested! 

Family-School Partnership Survey Opens November 29

Family engagement is a critical element of school culture and student success. The Family-School Partnership survey will open on Monday, November 29 through Tuesday, December 21.
 
The Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen Yearbook is now on sale. Reserve your copy today!
PTO MEETING - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9TH
Meeting held from 4:00-5:00PM in person and via Zoom. Click agenda for discussion topics and Zoom link info. Anyone attending the meeting in person who would like a sneak peek at the new building can meet at 3:40pm by the construction fence!

SANTA IS COMING TO RMAE! - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11TH
Annie Coppock will be on campus 9:00am – Noon, to take photos with Santa. Families will then move to the North Pole (cafeteria) where there will be a hot cocoa bar with treats! We will have crafts and treat making stations for the kids to get creative. Tickets are $35/family and includes (1) free digital. Tickets must be purchased prior to the event. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit AtoZ and click Event Tickets.

MOVIES WITH TEACHERS - TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14TH
Cost is $10/child and includes: the movie, a light snack and drink. This time snacks will be cookies from Alpine Pastries. Gluten-free snack available upon request. Students attending can wear PJs to school and bring a pillow, blanket and s stuffed animal. Each movie has a max of 30 students allowed. Pick up at 5:00PM. Please note: Due to space considerations and contact tracing if needed, there will be no switching of rooms on the day of the movies. To see the great movie line up and purchase tickets, please visit AtoZ and click Event Tickets.

WARREN MILLER MOVIE SCREENING EVENT – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17
ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT to purchase your tickets for the PTO-hosted Warren Miller movie screening (12/17 at the Evergreen Elks Lodge) 
  • We are still in need of two volunteers to help at the event. Please visit AtoZ to sign-up and don’t forget that if you volunteer at the event, you don’t need to purchase a ticket!!
    • One parking lot volunteer
    • One food distribution volunteer

MONTHLY FOOD ORDERS FOR JANUARY
DEADLINE MONDAY, DECEMBER 20TH 


Please visit AtoZ or the new mobile app Membership Tool Kit to place your orders for January.  You will have until December 20th to purchase Jimmy John’s, Domino’s, and Hearthfire treats. Please note: We will not be accepting orders after the 20th. Also, if purchased food for the first semester, you are covered through January! The option to purchase for second semester (February – May) will be available in January.
 
DECEMBER HAS LOTS OF FUN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES. ONE IS WAITING FOR YOU!
  • New! Parent Photographers needed for caroling performances and field trip: Shifts available December 13, 15, & 16.
  • Book Fair – December 7-10’: morning and afternoon shifts available
  • Photos with Santa – December 11: set up, clean up, event and photo helpers
  • Warren Miller event – December 17: parking assistant, food distribution
Please visit AtoZ to sign-up and log volunteer hours.
Questions? pto@rmae.org
Next Monthly BOD Meeting: Thursday December 9th 6:00 PM
Trail Running Club with Ms Adams
The class is open to students 5th - 8th Grade.  New session begins November 30th`.
Class is Every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 - 5:00 PM. 
See the FLYER for more details and to sign up. 

NEXT SESSION STARTS
:
Wednesday, January 12th-March 16th 2022
This session will involve sports, outdoor games, and including snow games. The snow makes the class even more fun! Children should dress according to the weather forecast. 
 

RMAE Ski Club Open to 4th - 8th Graders

See the attached FLYER for more information and to sign up.
 4th, 5th and 6th Grade Ski Passport Program. 
The CSCUSA Ski Passport Program offers 4th through 6th graders up to 88 days of skiing or riding at 21 of Colorado's mountains (starting at $59). Passport holders also receive 2 free ski or snowboard rentals from Christy Sports. 

Free, Confidential Counseling
For young people ages 12-20 who reside in the mountain communities west of the Denver metro area in Colorado.  Through counseling, support groups, and community outreach, we work to raise awareness of the social, emotional, and mental health issues young adults face, and to provide the necessary life skills to create wellness and resiliency in their lives.
  DEC 7-10
RMAE Book Fair
  DEC 9
4:00 PM PTO Meeting
6:30 PM BOD Meeting
  DEC 10
Elementary Spirit Wear Day/Middle School Free Dress
  DEC 11
Photos and Cookies with Santa

 
  DEC 13
Round 1 Enrollment Window Opens
  DEC 14
Movies with Teachers

 
  DEC 17
Whole School Free Dress
Last Day of Quarter 2
5:00PM Warren Miller
  DEC 20- JAN 5
No School 
Winter Break

 
  JAN 6
Return from Winter Break
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