AUG 15th 2022

Posted on 08/15/2022
August 15th, 2022
A Message From the Principal 
Dear RMAE families,

A huge shout out to all the families who helped prepare our campus for our students! Everyone working together for our students, it is one of the many things I love about our school community.

Today’s welcome back social was incredible! We all thoroughly enjoyed all the positive energy with having our students and families on campus. We can’t wait for school to officially start tomorrow.

As you plan your drop off, keep in mind students are supervised starting at 7:30am. Please use Rocky Road, the first turn behind the main building and pull all the way to the end. Staff will be there to help your child. To avoid cars getting backed up, we ask for you to remain in your car. If you feel you’ll need extra time, please park.

For picking up, it is imperative you do not arrive prior to your oldest child’s release time. For example, if your oldest child is in 4 th grade, do not arrive prior to 3:05. If you do, you’ll be asked to leave the pickup line and park. This is for everyone safety and avoids a car line that is backed up beyond our property.

Thank you again for sharing your amazing children with us!
Your Proud Principal,
Dr. Ann Hudson
Important Annual Family Update- step by step guide.
- Don't forget to log in and update your Membership/AtoZ connect app 
-BOD meeting summary
We could not have done it without you!! 
The teachers had a great time playing basketball as part of staff orientation day! 
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.


Please see this link to the annual update guide.
This is an important informational update that encompasses all student and parent info and must be completed as soon as possible. Thank You! 
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  [email protected] 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 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.
Picture Day will be September 13th and 14th - More info to come

Don’t forget to create/re-activate your account for the 2022-2023 school year. Please visit This is where you can purchase a PTO membership, food fundraisers, and event tickets, plus sign up to volunteer, log volunteer hours and more! Remember to download our mobile app so you can have access on the go.
The last day to order food fundraisers is August 26th, no late orders.

Questions? [email protected]
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). 
Family Summary of August 11 Board Meeting

Welcome Back Grizzlies!  The August 11 Board Meeting was productive.  We started the meeting by holding one of many strategic sessions in which we look to continue to do even more to help us achieve our strategic goals. Tom McMillen, our JeffCo Charter School Representative graciously provided his time during that session.  We are also pleased to share that we have officially approved our 5-year charter contract with JeffCo.  As always, the board meeting schedule, meeting agenda, and meeting minutes are posted on our website.  We encourage families and faculty to join these meetings in the newly open Den and encourage participation during public comment.  You can contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions about the board or our meetings.  

Speaking of participating in Board meetings, we have one open Board position. The Board is the governing entity of RMAE, and meets at least monthly to discuss budgeting, achieving academic standards, strategic planning, and campus improvements as we continue to move the vision and mission forward. While all parents are welcome to submit their names for candidacy, the Board is particularly interested in candidates with previous involvement in RMAE committees and experience across Human Resources or fundraising/capital campaigns.  

If you have interest, please submit a brief letter of intent by this Thursday, August 25th describing your background and outlining what you believe you can offer the school through Board service. The letter may be sent to Board Secretary Janelle Herrera at [email protected]. Once the letters are compiled and reviewed, candidates will join the board meeting on the evening of September 8th in which the board will appoint a candidate.

In addition, the Board has various committees you can participate which include marketing, fundraising, school accountability, or facilities. If you are interested in joining one of these committees please email Board President Scott Jones at [email protected]..
We look forward to a wonderful 2022 – 2023 school year.
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.

Mountain Youth Musicals has opened registration for the fall musical production of  HONK  for any mountain area 3rd - 5th grader.  The first rehearsal is August 26th.   
Please visit our website for more information
or email Gretchen Moritz at [email protected]

  August 15th 
First Day of School!
  August 15th 
Kindergarten Orientation
  August 31st-Sept 2nd
100 ELK Middle School Field Trip
  August 31st 
Deadline for annual family online update
September Core Virtue:  Respect and Responsibility

Respect is treating others politely and kindly with high regard. 
Responsibility is doing your part for the groups that make us whole.

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