November 14th 2022

Posted on 11/14/2022
November 14th, 2022
A note from Mr Dunbar:

Dear RMAE Families and Community,

It seems perfectly fitting that the Core Virtue of November is Gratitude. As we head towards Thanksgiving, I’ve been reflecting on the tremendous amount I have to be grateful for as a teacher and a member of the RMAE community. More specifically, I am incredibly appreciative of all of the parents and families who have donated tools and materials to RMAE’s Woodworking Program. The generosity and support I have received over the past month have been truly astounding. Teaching woodworking at RMAE is something I am especially passionate about and I am thankful for the large number of donations that will continue to help this program grow. Have a wonderful holiday season!

With Thanks,

-Ian Dunbar-

Technology and Woodworking Teacher

- Please email the attendance line when your student is sick or absent. 
- Community Collection Drive is in need of items.
- Ski club is back! 
- Thanksgiving Break is Nov 21-25
- Would you like to be an educational assistant at RMAE?
-A note from the Cary Family
Teacher Spotlight - Brenda Park
Hello - My name is Brenda Park, and you will find me teaching inquisitive 1st graders at our school! This is my first year at RMAE and I thoroughly enjoy working with the students, their families and the staff. I love seeing the students engaged in their learning and expanding their learning. 

I grew up in South Dakota and have lived in Minnesota, as well as one-year in Switzerland, but I call Colorado my home. I have a bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University in finance and marketing, which led to my first career in the banking industry before I made the switch to education. I am currently in the very final steps of obtaining my master’s degree in elementary education from Regis University and will graduate in a couple of weeks. 

My husband and I have four children ranging from 5th grade to high school senior. In my spare time, I enjoy watching my children do what they love most, whether it be sports or theater. I also spend my time reading, biking, skiing and playing tennis. 
6th graders making clay gargoyles in art.
Middle School Preschool Elective making crafts!

Pokemon club!

6th grade building roller coasters for science to learn about kinetic and potential energy!

Math counts had their first competition today! 
Congratulations to Coach Best and our inaugural volleyball team who hosted the first home game in the Den.  The teamwork, sportsmanship, and spirit were outstanding!  Our kids and Lisa won all 4 games - what a way to kick start the season!
After School Trail Running Club!!
Trail Running Club- RACE
The kids completed a hard 10k trail race Sunday and did amazing! It was called Reuter Hess Trail Race with 600 ft elevation gain!
The RMAE Board would like to express our deepest gratitude for all who donated to the Annual Giving Campaign! To date, over $82,000 has been pledged to support RMAE students and staff during this current school year. These funds are crucial to giving our students the best possible opportunities at RMAE!
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.
A note from the Cary Family:

To our RMAE family, 
We would like to thank all of you for your continued love and support through Wesley's journey. As some of you have seen, Wesley is transitioning back into school, and he has loved every minute of it. We still have a road ahead, however seeing his friends, teachers, and supporters has made this transition heartwarming for our family. Thank you all for keeping us in your prayers and for all your beautiful children asking about Wesley every time we saw them over the past year. We love and appreciate all of you as our journey continues on. 

The Cary Family 
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
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.  
Come celebrate our new DEN and our amazing Middle School kids by attending the MIDDLE SCHOOL HANDBELL PERFORMANCE
November 30   6:30 - 7:00 - RMAE Den
Do you follow us on Social Media?
Check out our Instagram and Facebook Pages 
We need your help to run this event!
This is PTO’s largest annual fundraiser and proceeds directly benefit our kids, the staff and school itself. We have a planning team that has been hard at work the last several months, but we NEED volunteers to help us run the events. Please view the link and sign-up to lend your support!! Hours count towards your annual family requirement - and stay to watch the film!
Event tickets:
December 3, 2022 (7 pm, adults 21+ only)
December 4, 2022 (2 pm, family-friendly matinee) - sold out, but may have a few extra seats open up this coming weekend!

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. Collection boxes are located outside each classroom. 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!

Family Summary of the November Board Meeting
The board thanks all of the families who participated in Annual Giving. We achieved our financial goal with $82,000 in donations but fell short of our participation goal. We strive for 100% participation, even if families can only donate $5 as it helps in the classroom and helps with our Charter renewals with the district by showing family support.  If you intended to donate, but haven't yet, you still can by clicking here. 
RMAE's annual budget was finalized and the final touches on The Den were discussed.  
The next regular board meeting is on December 8th, 2022, at 6:30 PM, in The Den. Come join us and learn about all that is happening at RMAE.
SKI CLUB is back!!!
Please see the attached flyers for more info on how to join
Echo Mountain on Wednesday’s from 4:00-6:30
K-3 Ski Club with Ms Sava
4-8 Ski Club with Ms Adams
Evergreen High School
You’re Invited! Evergreen HS Curriculum Showcase Dec. 7th 5:30—7:30 PM.
Holiday Art Workshop with Ms Hughes
Holiday gift making workshop Dec.12th-16th after school from 3:30-4:45
Please see the attached flyer for all the details!
Please also fill out this interest form if you want to sign up.
At Last... Fun and Convenient After-School
Guitar Classes Are Coming to RMAE!!
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 
Evergreen Academy of Music - Winter Program
We teach piano, flute, and 
clarinet lessons.
See flyer for more details.
Get your tickets to HONK jr.
Brought to you by Mountain Youth Musicals Base Camp company 
or on our website:
This is a super fun musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's story of the Ugly Duckling.   
Thursday, November 16th 6:30
Friday, November 17th 6:30
Center Stage
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:
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.
  November 18th 
Community Drive Ends
  November 21st-25th
Thanksgiving Break - No School

  December 8th 
BOD Meeting
  December 13th
PTO Meeting

  December 16th 
  December 19th-Jan 4th 
Christmas/Winter Break - NO SCHOOL

Evergreen Jimmy John's is a proud sponsor of the Middle School Sports teams! 
November: Gratitude
Gratitude is thankfulness for the gift of life and the gifts in life.

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