FEB 14, 2022

Posted on 02/14/2022
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February 14th, 2022
Dear RMAE families,
A shout out to everyone who attended and supported RMAE’s Charter Renewal.  I am pleased to announce the Renewal passed without any concerns!  

Thank you to all who have supported the Capital Campaign.  To date, we have received over $100,000 from current families, alumni, staff, and community partners.  This allows us to fulfill several items on the wish list: the gym floor, basketball hoops, volleyball equipment and wall pads.  Of course, our wish list is long: bleachers, theater equipment, PE equipment, music room equipment, STEM Lab equipment, furniture and more.  Any amount that you can contribute or network with businesses would be greatly appreciated and will enter you into the drawing for the Reserved Parking Space through the end of the school year.

Now an update on The Den progress.  The exterior stonework is complete and stucco color is being applied with the goal of it being done mid-week.  The scaffolding will then be removed, and the donated HVAC system installed.  Inside all the sheetrock is complete and the walls will be fully painted by the end of the week.  Everything is on schedule, except for Excel.  They still need to complete the electric and gas hookup.  Unfortunately, they haven’t given us a timeline and that is holding up the next phase.   We still have high hopes The Den will be complete before we leave for summer break.
Your Proud Principal,
Dr. Ann Hudson
- Enter to win a reserved parking spot for the remainder of the year.
Parent Teacher Conference Week Feb 14-17
- RMAE Spelling BEE February 17th Grades 3-5
- No School for students Feb 18th- 22nd-- 5 Day Weekend!
Kindergarten celebrating Valentine's Day 
Kindergarten Process Art- students spent time looking at Jackson Pollock's paintings and talking about how sometimes the action of making the artwork is more important than the final product. We then used cups of paint and yarn to create these Pollock style abstract paintings.
Once again, the PTO, Sonya Sava and Kristin Hoppes spoiled the staff  with chocolate covered strawberries, fresh fruit, cookies and coffee! 
PE Snowshoeing expeditions in 7th, 6th and 3rd grades. 
2022-23 Family Calendar
The calendar is now published to our website under Family Resources- School Calendars. Speaking of the website, we have a new look- check it out!
RMAE Spelling Bee- Grades 3-5
Thursday February 17th, beginning at 8:15 AM in the cafeteria. The winner of the Spelling Bee will go to the the state Spelling Bee on March 5th!
COVID Testing at Home- 3 Ways
1.  We now have take home tests available at the office. 
2.  CDPHE-  
Rapid At-Home testing program. 
3. The Federal Government Program- Free Covid Tests Here 

Looking for a PCR Test? www.testdenver.com  off of 70 and Kipling,  open 7 days a week and have several same day appointments.

Thank you to Tom Irons for shoveling the field after the last snow!
No small feat, but truly appreciated.


MARCH FOOD ORDERS LIVE – DEADLINE FEBRUARY 20 – ONE WEEK LEFT!
To purchase please visit AtoZ or the mobile app Membership Tool Kit to place your orders for the month of March. Please note: We will not be accepting orders after February 20th.

LOG VOLUNTEER HOURS
Don’t forget to log those volunteer hours.  If you log one hour or more in a month, you are automatically entered in our monthly drawing to win a Starbucks gift card.
Visit AtoZ or the mobile app and click on the “Log Hours” tab on the home page.  Fill in the short form and voila, you are done! 
Oops, maybe your forgot to log hours from previous months or events. If so, don’t worry! You can still log and get credit for those hours. Just follow the steps above.
 
Questions? pto@rmae.org
Family Summary of February Board Meeting
Congratulations to the RMAE community on the renewal of our charter for five years!  The Board appreciates all of the families who offered eloquent public comment about our wonderful school, and those who showed their support in numbers. 
Our February regular meeting was packed with necessary business.  Of note for families is that the Policy Committee is hard at work on a Family Handbook that both endures across school years and clears up ambiguity about various policies.  Check back for more information around the end of the school year.
As always The Den is a huge focus area.  The Board approved a contract to install the gym floor and sports components, which was only made possible by the generous donors to the Capital Campaign so far.  There is lots more to be accomplished in this area.  Please visit rmae.org/the_den to identify ways you can help!
Trail Running Club with Mrs Adams
New session starting March 8th, open to students in 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade. See the FLYER for more details. 
RMAE Ski Club Open to 4th - 8th Graders
If you are doing Ski Club meet at Echo base at 4:30. Reminder there is no bus transportation. Ski Club goes from 4:30-6:30. 


See the attached FLYER for more information and to sign up.
Email Lynette Adams ladams@rmae.org with any questions!
The Evergreen High School Poms team is excited to offer its traditional Jr. Poms Clinic on Feb. 18 for boys and girls in grades K-5.

Free, Confidential Counseling, Support Groups, and Workshops
Take a look at their website for all their offerings. 
  FEB 14-17
Parent Teacher Conference Week
  FEB 17
RMAE Spelling Bee
  FEB 18-22
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February Core Virtue: Loyalty
Loyalty is being faithful and true to our duties, relations, and ideals.






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