MAR 7, 2022

Posted on 03/07/2022
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March 7th, 2022
Dear RMAE families,
With March’s arrival, we have many events coming up beginning next week.  Student Council is sponsoring a spirit week and K-5 Carnival.  The students have put a lot of thought and time into both events, please read the descriptions below from their Director of Communications, Eliza Graybill.  In addition, PTO is sponsoring a book swap.  All students are encouraged to donate between 1 and 5 books they have read in exchange for selecting ones they haven’t. The hope is all students go home with at least one new book they can dive into during Spring Break.  Students may bring books in good condition and at their level this week.  Each student will receive a ticket (up to 5) for each book in good condition donated.  They will exchange the ticket for a new to them book next Thursday or Friday during the Book Swap. We hope this becomes a new annual tradition for RMAE.  Many thanks for our amazing parent volunteers who are making this event possible.  
Your Proud Principal,
Dr. Ann Hudson
- Spirit Week is March 14th-18th- see the schedule below
Book Swap collection March 9-11- see details below
- Check Lost and Found!
- Spring Break is March 21st-25th!
- 53 school days until summer break :)
Fifth Graders explored codes the Underground Railroad used to communicate messages with passengers through quilts.  They created a coded message with these patterns.
The second graders had fun saving Fred, the gummy worm, by getting his life preserver (gummy life saver) around his body using only paper clips to touch him.  They practiced perseverance and teamwork during this fun STEM challenge.
4th and 5th graders participated in a Job Fair as part of their preparation for Young Ameritowne.  Students completed a skills assessment, filled out a job application, and wrote a cover letter in preparation for their mock interview.
Kindergarten celebrated Read Across America Day by dressing as Dr. Seuss characters and doing several Dr.Seuss themed activities. We wrote about the places we will go and did a guided draw of the cat in the hat!
Lost and Found will be purged on Friday March 11th.
Come claim your student(s) missing items.
Upcoming Student Council Activities
SPIRIT WEEK March 14th-18th

Monday: Color day
Kindergarten: Red, 1st Grade: Orange, 2nd Grade: Yellow,  3rd Grade: Purple, 4th Grade: Blue, 5th Grade: Green, 6th Grade: White, 7th Grade: Black, 8th Grade: Gray
Tuesday: Twin day.
Match everything with friends. There is no real limit for how many people can be twins, we want everyone to feel included!
Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday.
Wear inside out clothes, mismatched shoes and socks, and crazy hair to participate in Wacky Wednesday. 
Thursday: Teacher day
Dress up as your favorite teacher, make sure you're recognizable!
Friday: Career day.
Dress up as your favorite career, or your dream job. Example wear a lab coat for scientists or carry a lot of books for librarians. 

Elementary Carnival Day!
Student council Presents the Elementary Carnival (Kindergarten - 5th Grade) on Friday, March 18, 2022 -each grade will spend 30 minutes in the cafetiera playing  fun games and cool prizes.
Middle School Sports Survey
For current 5th-7th graders:
Beginning in the Fall of 2022, RMAE will be partnering with Jeffco Sports League and EPRD to offer middle school sports.  Please help us gauge interest by completing THIS FORM.  That will guide us in what to offer to students.
RMAE Published School Year Calendars
We follow our own BOD approved yearly school calendars, the recently announced Jeffco non-student contact days do not apply to us.  You can find the calendars published to our website under Family Resources- School Calendars. Speaking of the website, we have a new look- check it out!
Middle School Quarter 4 Elective Selection
HERE is the link to sign up for Q4 middle school electives.  Please fill out this entire form to select your next electives.  Choose a different elective activity for each "Choice."  Forms are due by 8pm today- Monday, March 7th.  Students without completed forms will be assigned electives.


PTO MEETING – THURSDAY, MARCH 10

We would love to see you in person or via Zoom from 4:00 – 5:00pm.  See what we have planned for the remainder of the year and hear about elections for next year. Please click here for the agenda and Zoom link.



APRIL FOOD ORDERS ARE LIVE

Please visit AtoZ to place Jimmy John’s Domino’s and Hearthfire orders for April. Orders will be taken through Sunday, March 20. Please note: Orders will not be taken after the 20th.



NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

1. Book Swap Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to work shifts during the book swap on March 17 & 18 in the library. Click here to sign up.

2. Food Committee Members – 2 Spots left!
Volunteers will work together to evaluate food fundraising options for next school year, work on a survey to families, and potentially support the school in finding a different hot lunch program if necessary. The chair will also be the point person for the committee and liaison to the school and PTO Board.
 
3. End of Year School Event/Party Chair
Volunteer is responsible for coordinating and running the End of Year Event/Party at the school in May. Plans are already being developed and approved by the school for some parts of the event. This volunteer will help with developing communications being sent to our families, finding event volunteers, managing the process and event itself.
 
To sign up, please visit AtoZ and click Volunteer Opportunities.  
Questions? pto@rmae.org

BOOK SWAP – PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO REFRESH HOME LIBRARIES MARCH 17 & 18

Book Collection begins Wednesday! Details in above flyer.

The next BOD meeting is Thursday March 10th.
ONCE UPON A MATTRESS- EVERGREEN HIGH SCHOOL
On Wednesday, March 9th, EHS Performing Arts will host a special showing of  our spring musical, Once Upon A Mattress, at 6pm in the EHS auditorium.
After the show, we will offer snacks and a Q&A session with our cast and crew! The suggested donation is $5 at the door, and the cast has requested that audience members wear masks and social distance as possible. 
One of our community members is part of the Polish community of Denver, they have a drive to help deliver crucial supplies to Ukrainian refugees who have emigrated to Poland, as well as Ukrainian people who have stayed behind and are facing this crisis head on. 
A Collection box is available at RMAE to drop off donations
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 After School Sports class: Wednesdays 3:15pm-4:15pm
Session 3 continues through Wednesday, April 6th (If your child is interested, you can still sign them up for any remaining classes for session 3) 
Session 4 (last session of the school year!) April 13th- May 25th
Contact: PE teacher, Lisa Best  lbest@rmae.org  
THE BEST SUMMER CAMP 2022
Come have fun with Ms. Best through outdoor recreation, sports, games, and field day activities. 
WHEN: June 6th-10th (Mon.-Fri.) 
August 1st-5th (Mon.-Fri.)
TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm
AGES: 6-13
WHERE: RMAE field
See the details and sign up HERE

Free, Confidential Counseling, Support Groups, and Workshops
Take a look at their website for all their offerings. 
  MAR 9-11
March 9th-11th- Book Collection (in class) see flyer above for details.
  MAR 10
PTO Meeting 4:00 PM
BOD Meeting 6:30 PM
  MAR 11
LAST DAY OF Q3
Elementary Spirit Wear Day/Middle School Free Dress
  MAR 14-18
SPIRIT WEEK! see above for details
  MAR 15
6th Grade Field Trip to Denver Museum
  MAR 17
4th/5th Grade Young Ameritowne Fieldtrip
Book Swap
  MAR 18
Whole School Free Dress
Stu Co Elementary Carnival
Book Swap
  MAR 21- 25
NO SCHOOL- SPRING BREAK!
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March Core Virtue: Mercy
Mercy is showing kindness to those who have not been kind to us.
Mercy is showing compassion to the enemy, the wrongdoer, or those over whom one has power. 






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