AUG 9th 2022

Posted on 08/09/2022
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August 9th, 2022
Hello RMAE families!

I hope you have enjoyed a summer of making lasting memories with family adventures!  With the 2022/23 school year ready to be back in full swing, please look for our weekly newsletter, The Grizzly Growl every Monday from the school regarding happenings, updates, and pertinent information.  

We are looking forward to seeing our students and families on Monday for the Welcome Back Social.  Please refer to the more detailed information in this newsletter.  Please make every effort to arrive during your designated time.  When you arrive, you will notice some exciting changes. First and foremost, the Den is open!  All of the family information and booths will be inside in the air conditioning.  Among other things, you will also see the other three buildings got a fresh coat of paint matching the Den.  

We have an energetic and caring group of teachers who can’t wait to meet their students.  In addition, Renee Renken has joined the front office staff as the marketing/communications/enrollment specialist.  She has jumped in and done an amazing job learning her multiple roles.
We are thrilled you are a part of our school community.  More importantly, we are very honored you have chosen RMAE to be a part of your child’s education.  Here’s to another great year at RMAE!

Your Proud Principal,
Dr. Ann Hudson
 
-Campus Clean up, help needed - details below
- Welcome Back Social August 15th
-100 Elk field trip info and important dates
Back to School Campus Clean Up August 11th and 12th
HELP! We need you!  
Our need for helping hands has increased since our facility manager, Todd Wellman has suffered a health emergency and will be out for an extended period of time.
Our campus has undergone a dramatic transformation over the summer. Not only do we now have our beautiful new gym facility, The Den, open. The exterior of the other three buildings have a fresh look! 
We need some parent help for the final beautification and general landscaping of the campus to get it ready for students for the new school year.   Get a head start on your volunteer hours- time spent sprucing up the campus counts towards your family volunteer hours! 
Please see the sign up genius for a list of tasks and needed materials
Nominate RMAE! 

SignUp Genius is giving you the chance to help support your favorite school with a $5,000 back-to-school giveaway.

Nominate RMAE here by September 15, 2022. They will be awarding $5,000 to one randomly selected school nomination and a $100 gift card to the nominator.

The Den is officially open! The Evergreen Chamber of Commerce was on hand to cut the ribbon for The Den. 
Students had an amazing time last week at Ms Best's summer sports camp!
Pick My Kid - school dismissal app 
Please follow this parent's guide to sign up and set up your app for school pick up in the Pick My Kid app.
Parent's Guide
Change of Plans?
We know that plans change, if your student(s) will NOT be returning to RMAE please let us know so the we can adjust and prepare for the upcoming school year. Email  rrenken@rmae.org at your earliest convenience. Thank you. 
Uniform Exchange and Dress Code Information
RMAE Dress Code– please review along with your student.

We also run a uniform exchange program where gently used uniform items are donated and parents can arrange a time to take a look. This is a free program run via the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). 
Please contact Julia Corrin  via text (571)409-4338  to arrange a time to "shop" the uniform exchange or for more information on the Uniform Exchange Program.
If you can’t find what you need in the uniform exchange or want to buy elsewhere you can find uniform items at Lands End, Target, French Toast, Old Navy, Justice, Children’s Place, and Walmart. 
Find our school supply lists HERE
Attention Incoming Kindergarten Families: 

Kindergarten Student Orientation- August 15th 8:30 AM
Kindergarten teachers have a fun and informative orientation for their students to help them acclimate to the classroom and the RMAE campus. Parents can attend the learning market and older siblings can meet with their teachers during this time. 
Attention Middle School Families:

100 Elk Fieldtrip - Paperwork deadline is no later than August 23rd. Please respond to the google document that was sent out last week. 

Trip Dates August 31-September 2nd.


Welcome Back Social Details:

IMPORTANT EVENT: We invite all new and returning students and their families to join us for the RMAE Welcome Back Social on Monday, August 15th to celebrate the end of summer and get ready for the new school year.
 
Please attend during your assigned session: 
· New families and ALL families with Kindergartners - 8:30 am – 10:00 am 
· Returning students with last name starting with A-K – 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
· Returning students with last name starting with L-Z 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Highlights of the social:
·    Students will meet with their new teachers and drop off school supplies (supply kits ordered through the school will already be with teachers)
·  Parents will visit our RMAE Learning Market to get a better understanding of school resources, programs, volunteer opportunities, and fundraising efforts, as well as sign-up for PTO memberships, pay school fees, and sign-up/pay for Jimmy Johns Mondays, Pizza Wednesdays, and Frozen Treat Fridays (Must have an active AtoZ account on the mobile app to make PTO purchases. Please visit  rmaepto.membershiptoolkit.com to create or reactivate your account prior to 8/15. Remember to also download the mobile app.)
·        Limited supply of spirit wear from previous inventory available for purchase. Visit our new on-line vendor for more styles, sizes and colors sent directly to your house.
·        Gently used uniforms accepted for swap.
·        Slife’s will have their truck parked at the school - students will receive a coupon for a free shaved ice to enjoy during the social.
 
If you are unable to make the social or want to review the documents prior to the event, please click WBS packet.

 
Boohoo-Yahoo Breakfast & 1st PTO Meeting:
 
The PTO would like to invite you to a potluck-style breakfast and our first PTO meeting of the year starting at 8:00am on the first day of school (8/16) in the cafeteria. Please sign-up to bring a breakfast dish or juice to share. We will be voting on the annual PTO budget.
Save the Date: Back to School Celebration
Join us for a family fun celebration featuring NinjaNation on Friday, August 26 4:30-7:30pm at the RMAE field. PARENT SUPERVISION IS REQUIRED - this is not a drop off event. More event information and details on waivers and volunteer needs to come.
A message from the parent lunch committee :

Hi parents - we hope everyone had a great summer. The parent committee spent last spring researching new lunch program options that met the needs of parents (based on the survey) and made sense for the school operationally. Unfortunately, we weren't able to secure an option for the upcoming school year. The primary roadblock was the limited number of vendors that would service our mountain-area school within a reasonable budget for parents, especially with staffing shortages and food prices being what they are currently. We'll continue to pursue any new ideas that the committee or parents may have and will update parents if new opportunities for a school lunch program arise. 

Just a reminder that PTO fundraisers are separate from the school lunch program discussed above and will be offered similar to last year (Jimmy John's + Dominos). 
The next Board of Directors Meeting is August 11th 630pm
Ms Best After School Sports Class
Tuesday August 23rd to October 18th 
sign up 
This session will involve sports, outdoor games. Children should dress according to the weather forecast. 
Middle School League Sports via ERPD 
Cross Country, Volleyball and Basketball are available and will be located at RMAE. For more information and to register click HERE.
  August 11-14th
Campus Clean up
  August 11th 
Board of Directors Meeting
  August 15th 
Welcome Back Social
  August 15th 
Kindergarten Orientation
  August 16th
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!!
First PTO Meeting & Pot Luck Breakfast

 
  August 31st - Sept 2nd
100 Elk Middle School Trip
 
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