October 31st 2022

Posted on 10/31/2022
October 31st, 2022
Teacher Spotlight - Talon Piwowar
Hello! My name is Talon Piwowar. I am originally from Minnesota where the winters are regularly in the negative degrees. I followed some family out here to the mountains of Colorado, and have never looked back. I love teaching social studies and have a lot of fun with it. My goal as a teacher is to teach students how to think, not what to think! Outside of the classroom, I am very active with my family. I love to snowboard, hike, and explore the great outdoors. I love to try new things and am pretty much willing to try most things at least once. This Community has been amazing, and I am very glad to be a part of it!
- Help spread the word about the Open House
- Save the Date - Warren Miller
- Don't forget to email the office for absences
- Dress your kids for inclement weather
First grade reading/listening to "Wild Symphony" by Dan Brown. The book has a matching app to play matching music as we read. Here, they were listening to symphonic music that resembles a stingray swimming slowly through the ocean.
Thank you to the Curtis family! 2nd Grade was able to visit with some of their farm animals at the school last week. 
Geocaching After School Program 
3rd Grade having a blast with the first snow of the season! One student even made their very first snow man ever! 
Our second Caroling practice was a success. Such a fun way to start Friday mornings! Thanks to Jenni for being our pianist and all of the amazing moms that have been coming to help us in the mornings. 
Ms Arnold's Music Class
All K-5 classes worked hard to earn their Quarter 1 FUN Day! This one was all Halloween themed. We played along to "Ghostbusters" and "Skeleton Dance" on Boomwhackers. K/1 colored a Jack O Lantern based on Music notes. We broke the spell that a ghost cast on the music room by finding all of the hidden rhythms he hid in our room! 
Diligence - We can do hard things. We persevered and made origami ghosts!!
The Trunk or Treat was a great success !! 
Please dress your children according to the weather, this means: COATS, HATS, MITTS, BOOTS, as appropriate given the weather. We have outdoor recess every day regardless if it's snowing and cold or not! 
Please do not forget to email the attendance line [email protected] when your student will be absent from school. 

If you want to advise us of a pre-arranged absence for a future date like a trip- Please fill out the pre-arranged absence form available on our website.
Thank you for your help!  
Looking for a way to be more involved at your child’s school? Wanting to invest in the lives of young budding minds? RMAE is looking to expand our Educational Assistant team to help support and inspire students in pursuing their personal and academic excellence.  If you are interested please CLICK HERE to learn more or contact Asst. Principal, Janelle Johnson at [email protected] with questions.
HOME volleyball games -Please come support our first ever middle school volleyball teams!!!
We have 2 middle school volleyball teams. 
Come support us in our very own DEN!
RMAE 6th/7th
Wed 11/16- 345 home vs West Jeff
Mon 11/28- 345 home vs Dunstan
Mon 12/5- 415 home vs Manning
RMAE 8th
Thu 11/3- 400 home vs Golden View
Tue 11/15- 345 home vs Evergreen
Thu 12/1- 400 home vs Two Roads
Let's Go GRIZZLIES!!!!!
-Coach Best
Do you know a family who is looking to make a change? Can you help us spread the word about RMAE?

We are hosting our Annual Open House for incoming/possible new families and we would love if you could get the word out about this event!
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! 
RMAE is participating in an Acts of Kindness Challenge for the month of November.  Each day there will be a unique act of kindness that all students and staff will be encouraged to do.  We would love for everyone to participate at home as well! Kindness has been shown to increase self-esteem, empathy and compassion, and improve mood. Kindness can also increase your sense of connectivity with others.
This week our acts of kindness will include: Holding the door open for someone, helping someone clean up their mess, writing a positive note for someone and giving a compliment.  Feel free to ask your child what the challenge was each day and how they did an act of kindness for someone.  
Do you follow us on Social Media?
Check out our Instagram and Facebook Pages 
Thanks to everyone who contributed by either decorating a car, donating candy, volunteering or just participating. It is always a much loved and fun RMAE community event. This year was even bigger and better.Special shout out to Jennie Page for chairing this event. Well done!
SCREENING of WARREN MILLER’S DAYMAKER - 12/3 (7 pm) & 12/4 (2 pm)
Please save the date for the RMAE Parent Teacher Organization’s (PTO) largest fundraiser* of the year - two screenings of Warren Miller’s 73rd annual ski and snowboard movie, Daymaker at Center Stage in Evergreen: an adult-only event on Saturday, 12/3 and a family-friendly matinee on Sunday, 12/4. Keep your eyes peeled for ticket information coming this week in a separate email.
We will have food trucks, concessions, fun activities, raffle tickets/prize drawings/silent auctions, and alcohol for purchase at both events! 
We are actively looking for sponsorships to support this event/fundraising as well as donations of goods/services/gift certificates for the prize drawing/silent auction. We would like to give RMAE families/businesses the first opportunity to support in this manner and get a little promotion in return! Please see the flyers linked here for business sponsorships and family sponsorships, including benefits of each.
*Funds raised will go directly to the RMAE PTO and be used to enhance the classroom learning environment of our children, support teachers/staff, provide financial assistance to families through a scholarship fund, and so much more (e.g., stage for our new Den).
Please reach out to Erin Clayton at [email protected] or Kate Blaney at [email protected] for more information or if you are interested in supporting as a business or family sponsor.
We can’t wait and look forward to seeing you there!

RMAE PTO and Scout Troop 119 request your help for the collection drives for Seniors in Evergreen and ECHO food bank. All donations need to be sent to school by November 18th. Thank you for supporting those in need in our community this holiday season!

RMAE PTO Drive Supports: ECHO food bank seniors,
Life Care Center of Evergreen and Elk Run Assisted Living
Scout’s Food Drive Supports: ECHO Food Bank

Class Assignments:
K: Lip Balm, Individually Wrapped Chocolates, Laundry/Dish Soap
1 st : Kleenex, No Slip Fuzzy Socks, Canned Meat/Fish
2 nd : Hand Lotion, Mini Cans of Soda or Juice, Cooking Oil
3 rd : Toothbrushes, Travel Toothpaste, Coffee
4 th : Hand Lotion, Microwave Popcorn, Gluten Free Non-perishables
5 th : Personal Care Wipes, Hard Candy, Hearty Soups/Chili
6 th : Small Vaseline, Holiday Window Clings, Sugar
7 th : Kleenex, No Slip Fuzzy Socks, Vegetarian Non-perishables
8 th : Depends, Individually Wrapped Chocolates, Baking Mixes
All Grades: Small Used Stuffies in Excellent Condition- 6” Size
(These will be included in Senior Holiday Gift Bags)
 Questions? Contact Linda Fabiano [email protected] or Michelle Schroeder [email protected]. Thank you!

Don’t forget to keep logging your volunteer hours.  Each month, those who have logged hours in that month are automatically entered into a raffle. The prize is use of a prime parking spot the following month. To log volunteer hours, please visit AtoZ and click the “Log Hours” button on the home page.
Tuesday, November 8 – 5:00-6:00pm
Join us in the Community Room in the Den either in person or via Zoom. Hope to see you there!
Join us for the next BOD meeting on November 10th at 6:30 pm.
****NEW*** Fine Woodworking Club at RMAE with Mr. Dunbar

Who: 6th thru 8th graders, who possess a desire to learn woodworking and are mature enough to take safety seriously. Space is limited to 12 students. 
What:  Students who have not had woodworking with Mr. Dunbar before will start with a set of small projects to gain safety skills and tool familiarity. Students who currently have, or have taken, a woodworking elective will continue on with projects they have already started in class.
Where: RMAE Woodshop (next to Tech Lab, aka the old music room.)
When: Thursday after school from 3:15pm until 4:15pm.
Woodworking Club will be held: November 17th, December 1st, 8th, and 15th. 
Cost: Total Cost of Fine Woodworking Club will be $125.
To sign your student up, or if you have any questions, please reach out to Mr. Dunbar directly at [email protected]
Ms. Tapp and Mrs. Riscoe will be hosting a Pokemon Club. This is a time when students
can battle, trade and show off their Pokemon cards. This is available for ALL grade levels.
***Cards will not be provided, students must have their own.

Please fill out this flyer to sign up! 
Come play a mix of snow games, snowshoeing, and winter fun with RMAE’s awesome PE teacher, Ms. Best! This session will be outdoors. Winter clothing is a MUST!
January 10th- March 14th, 2023 
Please fill out this form to sign up 
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. See this flyer for more info. 

The last day to order Square Art is November 7th 
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.
Trail Running Club with Mrs.Adams!!
Every Monday and Wednesday from 3:30-5:00pm

Did you like Cross Country!?  Join the Trail Running Club with Mrs. Adams to stay in shape or get in shape! See Flyer to sign up. 
Resileince1220 is thrilled to be working alongside Erik Weihenmayer, the famous mountaineer, author and motivational speaker and the first blind person to summit Mount Everest in 2001!

Come and enjoy an evening of food, drinks and an inspirational conversation detailing Erik's resilience to not give up when he lost his sight at 14 yrs old. His experiences are truly remarkable.

We will also be hosting a paddle auction to raise money to support R1220's mission in serving our community. Come and help us to enjoy a fabulous evening with Erik! We look forward to seeing you there! Tickets can be purchased at: https://www.resilience1220.org/events
Resilience1220 is a non-profit organization that provides free individual and group counseling services to youth ages 12-20 in the mountain communities west of Denver. We strive to raise awareness of the social, emotional and mental health issues that our young people face. Resilience1220's goal is to provide the necessary life skills to create wellness and resilience to individuals, families, and communities.
Come Try Girls Lacrosse - Saturday Novembers 5th - All Ages welcome- see Flyer for more details. 
  October 31st
  November 8th 
PTO Meeting  
  November 9th 
Open House for prospective families 6pm
  November 10th 
BOD Meeting 6:30pm - The Den
  November 18th 
Community Drive Ends
  November 21st-25th
Thanksgiving Break - No School

Evergreen Orthodontic Specialists have donated over $25,000 to local schools and community support programs in 2022!
We’ve long been the orthodontist of choice for children, teens and adults in the high country, and we’re thankful for everyone who has become part of the family. Forget the nervousness and stress that typically come with an ortho visit. We make things comfortable and, dare we say, fun for you! Personalized service from experienced professionals – that’s what you can expect from EOS. Whatever you and your smile need, we’ll create a plan to help. You’ll benefit from the most advanced treatment techniques, including clear braces, Invisalign® and Invisalign® Teen clear aligners for the finest aesthetic and functional results. Need more convincing? Just check out what our patients say about us. And when you’re ready to come in, we’ll be eager to see you.
November: Gratitude
Gratitude is thankfulness for the gift of life and the gifts in life.

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