September 7th 2022

Posted on 09/07/2022
September 7th, 2022
A message from Dr Hudson
Hello RMAE families,
It is truly an honor and privilege that you have entrusted your child’s education with us. As such, we take a team approach to best support your child so please don’t hesitate to reach out to our teachers throughout the year. The staff contact information is on our website under “About RMAE” then “Faculty and Staff.” We look forward to seeing you at our Back to School Night on Wednesday, Sept. 14 th 6:00-7:30. You will have an opportunity to learn about the core and STAMP classes as well as experience firsthand our staffs’ positive energy, dedication, and nurturing approach in supporting all students. To help with parking please consider carpooling with a friend. For those who can’t make it, all teachers will be posting their presentations on their google classroom. If you have any questions, contact your child’s teacher.
Your Proud Principal,
Dr. Ann Hudson
Teacher Spotlight - Ian Dunbar
Howdy RMAE Community,
For those of you I have not met, my name is Ian Dunbar. For nearly 7 years, I have served as the Technology Teacher here at RMAE. In short, this means I have the coolest job and classroom at the school. My students build robots and lego projects, design houses and skyscrapers out of cardboard, learn how to use tools with confidence and safety,  and work together as a group to solve complex problems.  My main goal as a teacher is to get students excited about the process of making (code,woodwork, electronics, cardboard creations, architecture, the list goes on...) , and arming them with the knowledge and tools to go forth and create with confidence.
In addition to teaching Tech, I also teach Fine Woodworking as an elective in our newly minted woodshop next to the Tech Lab. Fine Woodworking is one of my life's passions at home, and it brings me tremendous joy to teach this class to RMAE Middle School students. 
When I am not at RMAE, teaching students how to make cool stuff, I can be found either on the water in search of fish on the fly, or in dusty confines of my home woodshop building furniture. 
Should you have questions, or just want to talk about woodworking, please email me at [email protected]. I'd love to hear from you. 
All the best,
-Ian Dunbar-
- Picture Day September 13th and 14th
- Back to school night September 14th Schedule
- Many after school classes and activities to review
-100 Elk middle school trip pictures
- Change to FROYO date for September
The middle school kids had a blast at 100 Elk! 
Kindergarten made life sized models of the their body as they learn about the major organs/parts of the human body!
Back to school night will be September 14th.
6-7:30pm. If you have more than one child, simply attend the sessions that you can based on the schedule below.  Teachers will be posting their sessions on their google classroom as well. 
  Core     STAMP (gym)      Welcome (CR)
K-2        6-630 635-700     705-730
3-5        7-730 6-625      630-655
6-8       630-700 705-730        6-625
     CR = community room
It's time to purchase your 2022-2023 RMAE Yearbook. Please use the link below to purchase your school yearbook.  The deadline to purchase is December 16th. Don't miss out on all the school memories! 

September 13th 8am K-4th 
September 14th 8am 5th-8th 

We need Volunteers to help! 
Please sign up here 

Sibling sessions also available with Annie Coppock before school. if you are interested in a sibling session please use this sign up genius to sign up
Please see below for an update and message from one of our families who has a son in first grade who has been battling cancer: 
Many of you know about our journey with Wesley and how amazing he is and how he is doing throughout this entire process. I am first of all, so proud of him and how he has handled all of this adversity throughout the last several months. 
Due to Wesley's treatment, I am not 100% confident that we will be able to walk this year in his honor, however we would love for all of you to take a look at his page and donate to him on behalf of childhood cancer and LLS. Light the night is scheduled for September 22, 2022 at Wash Park. Below is the link to Wesley's direct page. 
We also have T-shirts that have been made in his honor, that he designed himself thanks to an amazing designer, Chris Espinoza! Thank you Chris!  Our goal, when Wesley is feeling better and on an extended road to recovery, is to start a non-profit organization that will empower children and families to heal, be blessed with financial assistance to help cover needs including groceries, family activities, local entertainment and any other challenges we all face when focusing and loving on our children with illnesses. I have a goal of having local families feel heard, loved and embraced without shame in asking for help or a financial break throughout their journey.  
If you are interested in purchasing a shirt, a portion of the proceeds will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Light the Night in honor of Wesley's journey. 
Thank you all so much for your support
The Cary Team 
The Giving Apple event is in full swing. Please click Giving Apple for a list of requested items. Thanks to everyone who has participated so far. We ask that purchased items be brought to school for Giving Apple Day on Friday, September 16. Make sure your items are labeled to ensure they reach the correct teacher.
Tuesday, September 13 – PTO Meeting 5:00pm on campus
Thursday, September 15 – PAWSS Interest Party 3:30pm on campus
Parents at Work: Safety and Security: (Known as Watch Dogs at other schools) Come socialize with other parents as you learn more about this program, how you can participate to help keep our kids safe and earn volunteer hours.
Hearthfire has requested a change of date for our first Frozen Treat Day, so our two September dates will now be September 23 and September 30.
(Reminder: No day of sales. All orders must have been placed by August 26th.)
We are in need of a few more "mentor" families for the new family mentor program.
If you are an established/returning RMAE family and want to welcome a new family by volunteering to be a mentor,please sign up in the AtoZ/Membership app and someone will contact you for next steps. Thank you! please email co-chair [email protected] with any questions. 
Join us for the next BOD meeting on September 8th, 2022 in The Den.  Board Meeting Agendas, Meeting Minutes, and public comment sign-up can be found here.
Girl Scout Information Night - September 29th at Ascent Church - see the flyer for further information. 
Ms. Arnold and Mrs. Moritz are excited to bring back both the elementary and middle after school choirs. Students in grades 2-5 are welcome to join the elementary choir that rehearses on Tues. from 3:10-4:10pm. Grades 6-8 will rehearse on Tues. from 4:10-5:10pm. The first rehearsal will be Tues. Oct. 4th. There is a cost associated with both choirs. Please email [email protected] if you have any questions or fill out the Google Form to sign up. 
RMAE 3rd-5th grade Basketball class
with Coach Best & Coach Tapp
Every Thursday 3:15-4:15pm
September 8th-October 13th
Interested in supporting EHS Football? They are having a Garden Tail Gate Party and Silent Auction. visit this link for more details.
Evergreen Audubon is having a class at RMAE beginning in October for kids grades k-3rd- Nature Based lessons after school. See the flyer for more details.
  • Mrs. Kruse is offering an after school course for 6-8th graders that will support them on their journey through middle school. 
  • Each session will offer new tools for students to use to help them feel confident in both their academics and for life. Sign up now. 
Geocaching After School!! - flyer
When:  Every MONDAY
Dates:  September 12th-October 24th
Time:  3:30-4:30 - meet at the benches in front of Building 1
Grades:  2nd through 7th grade - kids need to be able to hike into Elk Meadow for up to 2-3 miles!
Cost: $70
Venmo:  @Lynette-Adams-1 or make checks payable to Lynette Adams
Email:  [email protected]

Drop-ins welcome!!  $10 for drop in
EHS POMS Middle School Clinic - 6-8th Grade
see the attached flyer for more information.  
Miss Arnold is offering private piano lessons to any students that are interested. Lessons will be scheduled on Mondays and Thursdays after school from 3:30-5:30p. Lessons are once a week for a thirty minute time slot.  Beginning students or students who have played before are welcome! Please email her for more details or to sign up [email protected]
Little Roots Mindfulness Program - Saturday Morning 9-10:15am Beaver Ranch Park - see flyer for sign up details 
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.
 September 7th
First day for Pizza Lunch (for those who purchased)

  September 8th
BOD Meeting 6pm

 September 12th 
First Day for Jimmy Johns (for those who purchased)

  September 13th
Picture Day k-4th grades
PTO meeting 5pm

  September 14th 
Picture Day 5th-8th grades
Back to school night  6-7:30pm

  September 15th
PAWSS interest party 3pm 

  September 16th 
Giving Apple- last day 
  September 23rd
FROYO Friday (for those who purchased)

  September 30th 
FROYO Friday (for those who purchased)

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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