September 26th 2022

Posted on 09/26/2022
September 26th, 2022
Teacher Spotlight - Nicole Kruse
  • Second year at RMAE and my 21st year in education
  • Originally from Cleveland, Ohio- we moved to Colorado in 2008 
  • Bachelors in Secondary Education and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction (Ashland University)
  • Two sons (Xander in 1st Grade) and Owen (3 years old) and two Bernedoodles!
  • Wrote a K-8 Leadership and Financial Literacy curriculum called Future Holders at Aspen Academy 
  • Loves: Cleveland sports, Avs Hockey, Peloton, Outdoor activities, & Reading
  • I just started learning to golf, and while I'm not very good yet, I have been taking lessons in my (very limited!) free time!
  • My favorite season is Summer! I love warm weather and spending my free time with my children.
-Save the date movies under the moon October 7th 
- Second Quarter food orders
-Social Emotional Learning Screening
-Many after school activities
The PTO staff coffee cart is back in action! we are so thankful to our volunteers.
5th graders have been learning about facial proportions and drawing self-portraits. This is not an easy assignment. Mrs. Pumphrey is proud of the amazing effort they have put into their drawings! 
8th graders have been learning about Abstract Expressionism as part of the Core Knowledge curriculum. They had a chance to try out the techniques of several Abstract Expressionist artists: Pollock, de Kooning, Rothko, and Alston. A few of their paintings are hanging in the hallway outside of the art room.
4th Grade Technology class made Alka Seltzer rockets in teams to learn about basic rocketry.   
Student council started planning haunted hall today!! We picked a theme and are beginning research on decorations and costumes.
Mrs. Adams Creative Engineering  Elective hard at work building their projects in the new STEAM lab!
Inaugural woodworking session
The Social Skills Improvement SystemTM Social-Emotional Learning Edition Screening (SSIS-SEL):
this month we will be using the SSIS-SEL to screen students' social and emotional competencies.
Please see this attached informational page for more information about this and how to opt out if desired. 
Call for Lumber and Woodworking Tools for Mr. Dunbar
Do you currently have lumber or woodworking tools currently gathering dust in your garage or basement? If you'd like to find a new home for these materials and tools, Mr. Dunbar is currently looking for these items to help grow the new Woodworking Elective at RMAE. While nearly anything would be accepted, Mr. Dunbar is specifically looking for lumber (even a single 2x4 or warped piece of lumber), planes, rasps, spokeshaves, files, any sort of shaping hand tool, and smaller woodworking machines. Please reach out to Mr. Dunbar directly at [email protected] to find out how to donate.
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! 
The first meeting of The Facilities Committee will be held Thursday, September 29th at 5:30pm in The Community Room at The Den. 
The Facilities Committee is responsible for ensuring the regular maintenance and improvement of our existing buildings and grounds as well as advising the Principal and BOD on necessary improvements and provide expertise for various projects. We will meet once a month for about an hour at a date and time that works for the majority of the group with option to attend via Zoom. All meetings and events surrounding participation in The Facilities Committee count towards your annual volunteer hours as well!
We hope to see you Thursday 9/29 at 5:30pm!
An update from Team Cary:
Wesley had a lab appointment today that went great. He is progressing in such a positive manner, and if all the stars align, his last day of chemotherapy will be on his 7th birthday (October 18th)! 
Due to the fact that we have a chemotherapy appointment this Thursday, our family will not be able to attend Light the Night. We are so grateful for everyone's contribution to LLS and to Wesley's Warriors, and we look forward to our future Non-Profit Organization, which I intend to have kicked off by early 2023! 
I would like to let everyone know that my mom, brother and dad will be hosting the walk in honor of Wesley, and if anyone is interested in attending, please feel free to reach out to Vickie Williams (720-427-8483). Below is a bit of information on the Light The Night event THIS THURSDAY 
If interested in purchasing t-shirts, please contact Cassandra Nassif at 720-341-5886.
Finally, if everyone could respond and send your physical address, Wesley would like to send handwritten thank you cards to each one of you for all of your support and love. 
Feel free to forward this email to anyone else who has donated or purchased a t-shirt in order to stay connected to our cause and foundation. [email protected]
The Cary Family 
Movie Under the Moon
Click to purchase tickets. We are looking for event help.
Click event volunteers for opportunities and time slots.
Are you a PTO Member?  Want to join the “club”?  Please visit AtoZ to purchase your family membership for the 2022-2023 school year. Becoming a member means you support our group and believe in what we are doing to enhance the educational experience and support for students and staff. (PTO accomplishments for 2021-2022.) Thanks to those families who have already purchased a membership for this year. Your support is greatly appreciated.
The annual search for student artwork for the school directory is underway, but this year we are going digital! The winner of the art contest will have their artwork displayed on the RMAE PTO website for the remainder of the school year. The theme is What RMAE Means to Me! Please have your budding artist(s) submit their artwork on unlined white paper to the front office by 3:00pm, October 7th.  Please have students label their artwork with their name and grade ON THE BACK in order for voting to be anonymous. Artwork will be displayed in the art room for one week so all students have an opportunity to vote October 10-14. All students are welcome to submit an entry. Please contact Marci Stellman [email protected] with any questions.

2nd QUARTER (November & December) FOOD ORDERS – Live on October 1st
Starting October 1st, please visit AtoZ to place Jimmy John’s, Domino’s and Hearthfire orders for 2nd "quarter" (Nov. & Dec.) These fundraisers help support middle school science camps.
Orders will be taken through Thursday, October 20th.  No late orders accepted. Food must be pre-ordered – no same day sales.

Questions? [email protected]
Join us for the next board meeting on October 11th, 2022 in The Den.  The meeting agendas, minutes, and public comment sign-up can be found here.
Resilience1220 provides services in the form of FREE counseling sessions and support groups for young people ages 12-20, and community outreach and events that increase awareness of mental health issues.
Counseling sessions with Resilience1220 teach stress-reduction techniques, tools to ask for and provide help, validation, a place to sort through belief systems, and a non-judgmental place to share their feelings.
Accessing our services is easy and fast: Resilience1220
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. 
Join the RMAE Volleyball Teams!
Coached by Ms. Best. The season runs October 26th- December 15th
6/7th grade coed team practices & games are on Mondays and Wednesdays
8th grade coed team practices and games are on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Sign up is open through EPRD website
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.
Hiking Games After School with Mrs. Adams!! flyer
Time:  3:30-4:30
Where:  Meet at the wooden benches outside of building 2
Dates:  September 21, 28   October 5, 19, 26 
**No class on October 12th due to conferences
Cost:  $60 for all sessions
Drop Ins welcome:  $10 per drop in
Venmo @Lynette-Adams-1 
Email me with any questions: [email protected]
EAPL's 7th Annual Zombie 5K Run
Sunday,October 30th, 2022  @ 10am
Get your spook on… run, walk, creep or crawl for a ghoulish good time. 
Benefiting the Evergreen Animal Protective League.
Scary Good Bake Sale * Spirited Music * Costume Contest for 2 & 4 legged participants.
Race Starts at Buchanan Rec Center | Ball Fields
Register @
Or at Chow Down Pet Supplies or at EAPL Thrift Store
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
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 29th
Facilities Committee Meeting- The Den 5:30pm
  September 30th
FROYO Friday(for those who pre-purchase)

  October 1st
Second Quarter PTO food orders open
  October 7th
Movies Under the Moon
Student Art Contest closes

  October 11th
PTO meeting
  October 14th
FROYO FRIDAY (for those who pre-purchase)

  October 20th
  October 21st

  October 28th
FROYO Friday (for those who pre-purchase)
Trunk or Treat 
  October 31st
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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