May 1st 2023

Posted on 05/01/2023
May 1st, 2023
- K-2 Makeup concert date 
- Middle school field day volunteers needed
- Order your supply kit and make your life easier! Only 6 weeks left to order!
-PTO moms night out, join us!
Sixth grade had Laura Shepard, the oldest daughter of Alan Shepard, come speak to our classes today. She spoke about her dad’s experience as an astronaut. He was the first American in space and he landed on the moon in 1971.  Laura had the opportunity to go to space, along with five others,  aboard the New Shepard, sponsored by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space company.
Swim4life, located in Evergreen by Big R, came to speak to kinder-2nd grade today about water safety. May is water safety month and as we get closer to warm weather, I thought it would be a good opportunity for them to learn a little about staying safe around water.
They talked about the 2 P’s before getting in the water- (1) asking an adult for permission and (2) making a plan on how they’ll get out of the water.
The weather can't make up its mind what it wants to do at recess ! 
Resilience 1220 presented to our middle schoolers  today about stress management. They learned what stress is, how it can be normal and  helpful, how to cope with stress when it becomes overwhelming  and what to do if they or someone they know are experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression. 
Volunteers needed Middle School Olympics
Thursday, May 18th 2023

Order RMAE logo wear/spirit wear at Schoolbelles, Easy online ordering shipped directly to your home! 
MOMS NIGHT OUT (MNO) -- May 4th at Troutdale Tavern

Our second and final MNO of the year will be at Troutdale Tavern from 5-8 pm on May 4, 2023.
This event will be for current and prospective moms who want to socialize, get more information about our school, and meet new moms, as well as new PTO board members!
If you are interested in attending, please email or text Aja Cary with your name and if you are bringing a prospective mom. Also, please feel free to bring your toy for the Toy Drive at this event. I will be collecting them.
Aja Cary
[email protected]

The next PTO board meeting is May 9th at 5pm in the Den. All are welcome to attend.

PTO Board Positions for 2023-24 School Year -- We need your help next year.

Becoming a member of the PTO Board is a great way to be directly involved in supporting our school, meeting new people, and earning those volunteer hours. 
Per our By-laws, all positions are open for election each year and are conducted in May. We have the following nominations (THANK YOU): 

President : Aja Cary 
VP : Rachel Pyburn 
Communications : Suzanne Smith
Secretary : Vaida Vander Heijen
Fundraising : Delain Mott 
Events : Lauren Jagger 
Treasure : Kyle Armstrong 
Please consider volunteering to lead a food fundraiser for their kid's grade next year.  Please watch for our Overnight Trip email to come with more information.

Lunch Volunteers Needed for April and May. Can you please help?

Big thanks to those who have already signed up!  More slots need to be filled for April & May. Lunch volunteers distribute sandwiches on Mondays, pizza on Wednesdays, and frozen treats on Fridays. We especially need help on Mondays and Fridays.
Please click lunch volunteers to sign up on AtoZ. Questions? Please contact [email protected].  Your help would be greatly appreciated.

We're still collecting for families through May 12th!  Please keep bringing them in.  Thank you to all the families and friends that supported our Toy Drive.  Go to AtoZ to log the hour(s) and at our next PTO Board Meeting (May 9th) to determine what charities we're donating to. Thank you in advance for your participation.
Please join us for the next BOD meeting on May 11th 6:30pm. 
Geocaching After School is back!!
When:  Every MONDAY
Dates:  March 27-May 22
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!
See flyer for sign up details
Future Cougars Volleyball camp for middle schoolers interested in volleyball. It is run by the varsity upperclassmen and will be a fun way to introduce anyone interested in volleyball to join.  

The link is also below to sign up.  It is $40 and payment can be made to Venmo to @EHSVB

Please visit our website HERE for summer camp options and sign up details. 
  May 3rd
Choir Concert- After school choir club concert in the Community Room 6:30pm
  May 4th
Mom's night out - Troutdale Tavern

  May 5th
3-5th Year end Music showcase and social
  May 8-12th
7th Grade Field Trip to Seacamp
8th Grade field trip to DC
Teacher Appreciation Week

  May 9th
PTO meeting
  May 11th
BOD Meeting 
1st grade field trip Arvada Centre 

  May 12th
K-5 Field Day 

  May 18th
Middle School Field Day
  May 19th
Free Dress k-8

  May 25th
Last day of School!


May: Hope

Hope is finding the light in the darkness, and trusting in right endings.

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