January 30th 2023

Posted on 01/30/2023
January  30th, 2023
-Class pictures available for purchase
-Track sign up for middle school now open
-Kindness week is coming up! 
Teacher Spotlight - Brinda Pumphrey
Hello RMAE Community, my name is Brinda Lane-Pumphrey. This is my 12th year teaching art at RMAE. I love inspiring students to be artists and giving them a space where they can feel safe and have fun expressing themselves through art. I encourage them to be creative and unique in their art. Most of the projects I assign are open ended visual problems. This allows them to put their own spin on their work. I also teach students about art history. Sometimes they have really strong opinions about the art we look at. I love that! I want my students to be excited about making and talking about art. I love being surrounded by the creative energy of my students; sometimes it feels like creative chaos in my room!

When I am not at school I enjoy making my own art (mostly painting), camping, hiking, skiing, going to concerts, and gardening. I am a member of 40 West Arts, Foothills Art Center, and The Art Students League of Denver. I have shown my paintings in exhibits at all of the above as well as other galleries in the Denver area and the Summer Art Market. 

For years my daughters and I have challenged ourselves to make crazy complicated gingerbread houses including the Death Star, the Burrow, Hagrid's hut, the Jedi Temple… (yes there is a nerdy trend there). The “house” in the photo was made out of graham crackers instead of gingerbread and was in a Casa Bonita exhibit at NEXT Gallery. I am currently working on a large painting for next year's Casa Bonita exhibit because it is such a fun show to be in and attend. 
Check out this neat article from the Canyon Courier :
Hands-on learning fun: RMAE kindergartners make tepees in school's STEAM lab.
Trail Running Club 
New! Class photos are now online!
And! The portraits gallery (now featuring students new to RMAE) is live once again! So, if you missed the ordering phase last fall, go grab your favorite images now! New families, you can find your student's images under the "New Students" album!
For more information and to order, go to www.anniecoppockphotography.com and click on the RMAE logo at the bottom of the page. The password for both galleries is RMAE2022.
Please note, cell phone viewing is not optimal since there are so many images. Tablet or desktop works best.
FREE SHIPPING to the school is included for all orders received by MONDAY, Jan 30th! Orders received between Tuesday, Jan 31st and Monday, Feb 6th will be shipped to the address provided and normal postage fees will apply. If you order from both galleries, I will combine the orders and refund one of the shipping fees.
Please feel free to contact me directly at 
[email protected] with any questions!
A big thank you to Chow Down for the donation of cat and dog gift baskets for the Coffee Cart day! the winners were MS Gelberd and Mr Dunbar!
Kindness Week is coming up! from February 13th through 16th.

Saturday, April 8th 7:00 p.m.
Join the FUN at Ball Arena to Cheer on the 2022 National Lacrosse League Cup Champions!
The Mammoth

Discounted tickets, ticket fees waived, and a designated 100 level section for RMAE staff, families and friends.

Contact Sra. Todd with questions at [email protected]

Contact Blake to purchase tickets at: [email protected]

Availability and Price subject to change closer to date

(Approximately $20 to $25.00 each)


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Family Summary of the January Board Meeting
The board reviewed the school's sound financial status, updates to Jeffco's enrollment policy changes, and the impact of a new medication bill.  In addition, middle-of-the-year testing data was reviewed which shows the school's strong academic test scores continue to excel. 
The next regular board meeting is on February 9th, 2023, at 6:30 PM, in The Den. Come join us and learn about all that is happening at RMAE.
New Session of After School Sports with Ms Best
Come play a mix of sports and outdoor games with RMAE’s awesome PE teacher Ms. Best!
Every Wednesday
March 29th- May 24th, 2023
COST: $90.00/children ages 5-12yrs
Siblings are $5.00 off
Drop ins are welcome at $15.00 per class (no sibling discount)
Every Monday
March 27- May 22nd , 2023
COST: $135.00/ 9 classes/ students 3rd-5th grade
Siblings are $5.00 off
Drop ins are welcome at $20.00 per class (no sibling discount)
signup here 
RMAE Yoga Club with Julie Noyle MS, RD, RYT
Wednesdays 3:15-4:15pm
Six sessions starting February 8 and ending March 15 $60 registration for all six sessions

This class is intended for children ages kinder and up. This hour-long class is designed to teach children the foundations of yoga while gaining important mental and physical health benefits. Class will include guided breathing, individual practice, as well as partner poses. Come join the fun while learning healthy habits. See Flyer for sign up details. 
Drawing Club
Ms Riscoe is starting a Free drawing club for grades 3-5 starting on Thursday 1/26.

We can teach you how to draw stuff or we can do group challenges and independent challenges ( only 3 markers, draw from a hat ect)

You can bring your own materials or we can supply them (all materials borrowed must be returned).

See Flyer for sign up 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 today!
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
Explore More! After School is a 7-week program for students in
kindergarten through 3rd grade. Each class will consist of a short
nature-based lesson followed by activities such as games, art projects,
nature journaling, and nature walks.
Have fun with RMAE’s amazing PE teacher, Ms. Best! Enjoy outdoor recreation through a variety of sports, games, and field day activities. Session #1: June 5th- 9th (Mon.-Fri.)
Session #2: July 31st-August 4th (Mon.-Fri.)
TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm
AGES: 5-13
COST: $150 per week Siblings $10.00 off
To Register, complete and return the below with Release Form & Payment to Ms. Best
Mountain Girls Lacrosse
Spring 2023 Registration Now Open!
Register at mountainlax.com
Grades 1-8
All levels welcome - No Prior experience needed!
Practices several times a week
See Flyer for more 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.
Trail Running Club with Mrs.Adams is  back for 2023! 
Every Monday  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. 
  February 9th 
BOD Meeting - Community Room 6:30
  February 15th 
PTO Meeting 
 February 17th-21st 
President's Break - NO SCHOOL
  February 24th 
Free Dress k-8
January: Courage
Courage is doing what is right in the face of fear.
Courage is moving beyond fear.

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