AUG 23, 2019 News

Posted on 08/23/2019
August 23, 2019 - Vol. II

Classroom News Link


A message from the Principal 


Dear RMAE families,

It has been great to have all of our students back on campus!  Their energy and positive vibe have been infectious for all of us.  I was told one morning, “this place is like Mayberry – it’s so happy!”  I couldn’t agree more.  To say RMAE is a great place to be is one of the biggest understatements I could make!

On August  10th we had over 100 volunteers join us in our community workday.  Many projects were completed that gave our campus a much-needed face-lift.  A huge shout out to all of you for your dedication and volunteerism!

Each Friday you will receive our school newsletter, the “Grizzly Growl.”  Please take a moment to read through as there will be a lot of information about school happenings.

Your Proud Principal,

Ann Hudson



RMAE Happenings 


Back-to-School Nights - Please note the date changes from the previously published back-to-school nights.  In order to help alleviate campus congestion, we have moved 5th grade to the middle school night. Mark your calendars: 

Grades K-4 – Wednesday, September 4, 6-7:30 pm
Grades 5-8 – Tuesday, September 3, 6-7:30 pm



New Security System - Student Building Access

Middle School Students - During the 1st-period class each morning, middle school students will be issued their access security card 'Key' on a lanyard.   Students will use these cards to access their building and the administrative building throughout the school day.  At the close of the day, teachers will collect the cards.  If the student has misplaced the card and is unable to return it to their teacher, a fee of $10 will be charged to that student.  This fee must be paid before another key is issued to that student.

Elementary School Students - Elementary students will not be issued their own 'key' cards.  When not with their class/teacher, they will use either the doorbells, located at each entrance, or a security card that may be temporarily issued by their teacher to gain access to buildings. 



RMAE to Host it's First Back-To-School Bluegrass Concert!  Saturday, September 14th, 1-3 pm.  The Bluegrass band, Mo' High, Mo' Lonesome will be performing.  Bring a picnic and join us on the field for this free event for all current RMAE Families. 




Lunchroom Help Needed - We are looking for people to help with our hot lunch service beginning after Labor Day for 1 to 4 days a week, 11 am to 3 pm.  Interested?  Email Dr. Hudson -




Bingo Night - Thursday, September 5th @ The Wild Game - Fun for the whole family!  Participants do not need to be 18 to play Bingo.  However, the bingo cards need to be purchased by someone 18 and older and then the cards can be gifted to the under 18-year-old, as long as they have a receipt.  Any payout needs to be presented to the individual who purchased the card and must be over 18 years old.  Pickles may also be purchased using the same guidelines as stated above.  To get involved, please contact Tiffany Fontaine -






New Families -  If you have not yet provided copies of your child's birth certificate and immunization record, please take care of this as soon as possible.  Be sure that you have completed both the Early and the Final Fall Registration Checklists.  

New Student Registration Link 


Returning Families - Each year, Jeffco families are required to complete and sign off on agreements in Jeffco Connect for each student.  While logged into Jeffco Connect, please check that your addresses and emergency contacts are current.  Student Fees may also be paid through Jeffco Connect and are a part of Fall Registration.

Returning Student Registration Link



Student Fees -
Student fees have been generated and are ready for you to make payments.  Parents seeking a fee waiver may contact Deb Kelly, Financial Manager, at  Please follow the link below for more information and to make payments.

Student Fee Payment Link



Drop-off and Pick Up Procedures - Please become familiar with the drop-off and pick-up procedures by following the link below.

Reminders:  Parents must pull all the way forward when at pick-up

Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures Link





    Middle School Elective Activity Permission Form - If you have not yet signed the middle school elective permission form, please follow the link below to submit.  This permission form gives consent for your student to participate in these elective activities throughout the year.  If your student does not have permission to participate, he/she will remain at school during the activity.

    2019-20 Middle School Elective Activity Permission Form 


    RMAE Board Message


    Family Summary of August 2019 Board of Directors Meeting

    The RMAE Board of Directors met on the evening of Thursday, August 8.  Among other business, new officers were elected, and last year’s officers were thanked for their service.  Congratulations to this year's officers: Jim Good, President, Katie Beach, Vice President, Ginger Arnold, Secretary, and Tiffani Packer, Treasurer. 

    We also received a tour of facility improvements made over the summer to improve safety, security, appearance, and function.  As families return to school, we think you’ll find an incredible amount of work has been completed.

    Exciting news was shared regarding both enrollment and finances that are great indicators for the long-term health of our school.  Projected enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year is approximately 320 students, 30 students ahead of the enrollment growth goal set in the Strategic Plan.  Meanwhile, our Standard & Poor’s rating has increased from B- to B+ and is expected to continue to rise based on several successes, such as last year’s paydown of the larger of 2 bonds used to construct our facilities, the financial benefit of higher than projected enrollment numbers, and the establishment of financial reserves which will help us meet our next capital improvement goals.

    The Board also voted to reconstitute previously dormant committees: Policy & Bylaws, and Technology.  We agreed to prioritize signing up new members for all committees.  (The remainder are School Accountability, Finance, Marketing, Facilities, and Capital Development.)  Please contact us at for more information and to get involved any time of year!  Our next meeting is on September 12, and we would welcome your participation. 



    After-School Activities & Clubs 


    We are pleased to be able to offer a wide variety of after school activities to our families.   To view these offerings, you may click on the link below or refer to the After-School Activities Newsletter that went out yesterday.  Additional options may be added throughout the year.  Updates will be included in the weekly newsletters as well as posted on our website under Clubs & After-School Activities.  


    Community News


    Mountain Backpack Program – If you are in need of a hand up to meet the nutritional needs of your family, this program can help. There are no qualification requirements and only contact information is requested. 

    Mountain Backpack Program Enrollment Form



    Health & Safety Day - Saturday, August 24th, 8AM - 2PM @ 1802 Bergen Parkway - Free Family Event Featuring:  Pancake Breakfast, Fire and Safety Education, Animal Adoptions, Blood Donations, Flight for Life Landing, Fire Truck Rides, Fire Demonstrations, Water Shoot, Bouncy Houses, Extinguisher Services, Hot Dog BBQ, Giveaways, and SO MUCH MORE!  

    Health and Safety Day Informational Flyer Link 



    West Jeff Baseball - September 15th - 8-14 yr Boys & Girls - Tryouts for Spring Baseball Competitive League will be held at Evergreen High School.  

    West Jeff Baseball Registration Flier 


    Upcoming Events

    AUG 28-30 - Middle School 100 ELK Field Trip
    SEP 3 - Back-to-School Night - 5-8 - NOTE DATE & GRADE CHANGE
    SEP 4 - Back-to-School Night - K-4 - NOTE DATE & GRADE CHANGE
    SEP 5 - Student Picture Day
    SEP 5 - Family Bingo Night
    SEP 12 - RMAE Board Meeting
    SEP 14 - Back-To-School Bluegrass Concert
    SEP 20 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher-In-Service



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