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February 15th - News

Posted on 02/15/2018

News from the Principal

Hello RMAE Families,

We value your partnership in your child’s education and had a fantastic turn out for conferences this week! The staff appreciated the opportunity to continue the team effort in best supporting your child.   If you need to talk further or have any questions in the future, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the teacher.

Thank you to all who have already completed the Re-enrollment Intent form.  This information is important as we plan scheduling, staffing, and resources for next year.   If you haven’t completed this form, it is electronic and can be accessed by clicking this link:  2018-2019 Re-enrollment Intent Link.  

Thank you for the honor of being a part of your child's education.

Your Proud Principal,
Dr. Ann Hudson
ahudson@rmae.org



      RMAE Happenings


Intent to Re-enroll for the 2018-2019 School Year - Please follow this link to let us know your plans for the upcoming school year.  2018-2019 Re-enrollment Intent Link

HOT LUNCH ORDER LINKS - Hot lunches may now be pre-ordered online through google forms.  Click on the links below to pre-order and then make payment through Jeffco Connect.  After your order is placed, your lunch order total will be added to your Jeffco Connect account, where payment may be made online.  Please allow a couple of days between placing your order and seeing the charge on your Jeffco Connect account.  All payments must be completed by each month's deadline.

Yearbook Ordering - a message from the yearbook marketing committee - A hard working committee of students has put together a splendid yearbook for you to purchase. At a price of $18.50, you and your student will be able to look back on this school year for years to come.  For students, there is another joy other than finding your picture in the yearbook.   Students can also view in photos their growth during the year.  An 8th grade student said of the yearbook, “Seeing my pictures and what activities I did over the year is so much fun, especially when looking with friends.”​  Be sure to buy a yearbook so you and your student can see the memories that ​were made this year! To purchase, please go to the following link:

Order Yearbook Link

Elective of the week - Sports and Healthy Eating - During this elective, students participate in various sports. Such as, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey, football, softball, and kickball. Every student is assigned a day to bring in a healthy snack. The healthy snack must be derived from a whole food, contain no allergens, and accommodate different eating lifestyles. Therefore, no processed foods or ingredients to which students are allergic with an option for vegans, gluten-free, vegetarians, paleo, etc…..  During the last 15 minutes of every class, we enjoy the healthy snack. ​     

WEEKLY HEALTH TIP - By Mrs. Best/P.E. Teacher - Health Tip #21 - The Incredible Edible—Nut - Here are a few big reasons to start eating nuts. The National Institute of Health’s Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) suggests including almonds, hazelnuts, mixed nuts, peanuts, walnuts and sunflower seeds as key elements in a low blood pressure diet. Though the mighty, multipurpose hazelnut is revered by gourmands in places like Italy and Spain, just 1.5 ounces of this official state nut of Oregon can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. OregonHazelnuts.org reports that hazelnuts are first among tree nuts in folate content, containing 2.7 grams of dietary fiber which is a cholesterol-lowering nutrient and are high in manganese and copper, essential for iron absorption and bone formation.

The nonprofit International Tree Nut Council Nutrition Research & Education Foundation which represents nine tree nut industries including almonds, Brazils, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts, references a Nutrition Journal study of 14,386 men and women. The study stated that tree nut consumption was associated with lower body mass index, systolic blood pressure, insulin resistance and good cholesterol. Consumption of nuts is also associated with a lower mortality risk of 20 percent, according to a Harvard study over three decades of more than one hundred thousand people. Even a one-ounce daily serving of the simple peanut is associated with decreased risk of stroke and gastric cancer, while those with diabetes can enjoy this low glycemic index food, which is recommended by American Diabetes Association.

Selenium is a trace element that plays an important part in reproduction, metabolizing thyroid hormone, DNA synthesis and oxidative damage and infection protection. One of the best sources for selenium is a fistful of powerhouse Brazil nuts, so says the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Composition Database. Just be careful not to get carried away. As reported in Prevention magazine, one serving of Brazil nuts has 10 times the recommended daily amount of selenium. And going nuts with nuts may reduce inflammation, but too many can pack on the calories.

Some of the best ways to infuse nuts into the diet is adding them to cereals, yogurts, baked goods, salads and crushed over fish or chicken. No matter how you prefer to have your nuts, just be sure to incorporate them—in moderation—to your daily healthy eating plan.

 


Classroom News 

Kindergarten - Celebrated 100 days of school last week by bringing in 100 cans of food to donate to Echo.  When the cans were dropped off and weighed, it was discovered that the cans also weighed over 100 pounds.  Thank you kindergarten class for your kindness and generosity!  

Below is a picture of the kindergarten class after learning about Aesop's Fable The Lion and the Mouse.  We made lion heads.  If you look closely you will see a little house hanging out on the lions mane!

1st Grade - Rocky the Grizzly visits the 1st grade class - 

2nd - 5th Grade - Spelling Bee - (February 2nd)  A tardy Congratulations to the top Contestants:

Champion - Raya Koeva
Runner-ups - Lillie Beach & Sophia Corrin
Completed 7 Rounds (top seven) - Ty Jodie, Finn Fierst, Naomi Kipp & Lily Kern
Completed 8 Rounds (top eight) - Tyler Seely

    


After School Activities 

Chess Wizards is Back Again!  - Wednesdays 3:15-4:15 pm - Begins April 4thThe last session was cancelled due to a lack of participants.  If interested, do not delay in registering. 

Chess Wizards Registration Flier

Check out the complete list of After school Activities/Clubs


Important Dates

Feb 16 – NO School
Feb 19 – NO School
Feb 22 – Muddy Buck Café Fundraiser
Mar 1 – Movie Night

View the RMAE calendar for more details


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News from the Board

The next Board meeting is scheduled for March 8th at 7:00 pm in the music room next to the technology room. Everyone is welcome to attend. There will be time for public comment at the beginning and at the end of the meeting, and we would love to hear from you.

Elections for new Board of Directors Parent Representatives:

Three seats for parent representatives will be opening up in June. These are three-year positions. One person with a background in accounting and finance is especially needed to succeed Treasurer, Gil Gomez. Please consider serving with us on the Board of Directors. It is a great way to keep informed and to serve the school community. Please submit letters of interest and a short resume to the BoD at rmaeboard@rmae.org. 

Election Committee Volunteers:  We are also looking for volunteers to run the election. The election committee requires a parent and a teacher to collect the letters of interest, run the 'Meet the Candidates Event' the second week of April, run the election, and present the results. If interested, please contact President, Amy Broxterman at abroxterman@rmae.org ASAP.

RMAE Board of Directors

 News from the PTO

Hello RMAE families!

Box Tops - PTO is doing a collection for Box Tops for Education. Baggies will go out in Friday folders this week, and box tops are due back on Fri. 2/23. 

AtoZ Connect Updates - Thank you to all the families who have been using AtoZ Connect to log volunteer hours and to make purchases. Our School Directory now has a mobile app available to download from the App Store!  The new App has a number of great new features including the ability to take you directly to your school once you have done the initial login, so download it today from the below and check it out! 
Link to itunes Apple AtoZ Directories App
Questions or problems with AtoZ, contact Joanne Gomez at jgomez@rmae.org. 

Reloadable Grocery CardsSafeway has re-launched their gift card program.  Please contact carrie.pto@outlook.com to get a new card. 

Spirit Wear – Students may now wear their Spirit Wear shirts EVERY Friday!  If you missed the order deadline or would like additional shirts, there are pieces available to purchase on AtoZconnect.  Please hurry – supplies are limited to items that are in stock!


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