February 23rd - News

Posted on 02/23/2018

News from the Principal

Hello RMAE Families,

In our Middle School this year we started a Math Counts team as an elective option.  Math counts is a national math competition that involves both individual and team work.  It is a unique experience and the whole process certainly prepares our students for higher level problem solving and competitions in high school. The process begins locally and continues to regionals and nationals. We are fortunate to have a volunteer Math Counts coach who has been meeting with the students weekly. 

I am honored to share our very own RMAE middle school students, Trevor Chartier, Hayden Hyslop, Will Kelley and Kelsey Vaughn, participated in the Math Counts Competition last week.  They were the only team competing from Jeffco's Mountain Area schools.  The team competed against 80+ students from ten private and public schools in both individual and team events for the chance to advance to the state level.  Although they missed making the top ten, a special congratulations goes to Trevor for placing 17th overall.  The students shared that the experience was fun and they would highly recommend it to their classmates. 

Your Proud Principal,       
Dr. Ann Hudson

      RMAE Happenings

Intent to Re-enroll for the 2018-2019 School Year - If you have not already done so, please follow this link to let us know your plans for the upcoming school year.  2018-2019 Re-enrollment Intent Link

Summer Camp at RMAE - Look for details in next week's newsletter.

Movie Night with Teachers - Thursday, March 1st, 3:30 to 5:30 pm - Register and pay through your AtoZConnect account.

RMAE Fundraising Brunch at Mount Vernon Canyon Club - Sunday, March 18th, 10AM to 2PM.  Enjoy an amazing spread of brunch items while benefiting the school at the same time!  Mount Vernon will be donating 20% back to RMAE for every RMAE family who dines at the club for brunch.  RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.  When making your reservation, let them know you are with RMAE.  Call 303-526-0616 for reservations.

Fundraising Brunch Information Flier

Hot Lunch Orders - Hot lunches may now be pre-ordered online through google forms.  Apr - 2018    May - 2018

Cinderella - Our Middle School, along with Rocky Mountain Youth Musicals, Presents Cinderella.  Show Times:  Friday, April 13th @ 6:30pm and Saturday, April 14th @ 2:00pm and 6:30 pm.  Don't miss out!  Order your tickets now as performances will sell out.  Program advertising space is also available for purchase.

After school Pick-up - As you wait in line to pick up your children after school, please consider turning off your vehicle to help reduce our community's carbon footprint.  You will save a little gas too!

Yearbook Ordering - a message from the yearbook marketing committee - To purchase, please go to the following link:

Elective of the week - In gardening, we are working with our hands every day to grow a variety of plants! Currently, we are growing many spices, lima beans, and (hopefully!) baby carrots. Students learn how to care for plants, transplant them, and start seeds. When we're just waiting for our plants to grow, we watch documentaries about the science behind plants, measure their growth, and have a great time doing it. With a class full of sixth graders (and a few eighth graders), we are building a foundation of students who love and value our earth and all the things it can give us. We look forward to many more quarters of growing, learning, and having fun!

WEEKLY HEALTH TIP - By Mrs. Best/P.E. Teacher - Health Tip #22 - Are All Calories the Same?  During P.E. class this week students were surprised to learn that not all calories are the same. Popular belief says that if you eat less and exercise more, you will lose weight. This is not true anymore because of the increased amount of high sugar and processed foods on the market. For instance, both a 20 oz. cola and a serving size of almonds are 160 calories. However, our body uses the calories of each differently.  When we eat the 160 calories of almonds, our body uses those calories as fuel. When we drink the 160 calories of cola, our blood sugar levels spike too high due to excessive sugar and our body stores the calories as fat. Therefore, our health is not determined by the number of calories we eat. Instead, our health is determined by the quality of calories that we eat.

Classroom News 

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade -  Field trip to the Arvada Center - The kids all watched the play, The Seussical and then participated in a variety of activities.

Kindergarten students had an opportunity to act out the play Rainbow Fish.  

The 1st graders used corn husks to make toys like the early Pioneers did.  They had a great time and showed off their creativity with their homemade dolls!  

Second grade enjoyed putting on their own impromptu play The Three Little Pigs.  

7th Grade - In class this week, students completed a budget activity to enhance our Great Depression unit. They each had realistic salaries that changed throughout the 1930s and had to budget based on needs and unexpected emergencies. Students practiced math, felt the impact of the Great Depression, had to be creative, and made adjustments as they lost and gained money.     

After School Activities 

New Session of Young Rembrandts - Fridays 3:00-4:10 pm - Begins March 2nd - If your child enjoys the outdoors they will love the upcoming Hummingbird lesson filled with color and whimsy. We’ll be drawing all season creating motorcycles, boats and even the butterfly life cycle! Artists will be challenged as they draw and shade a realistic portrait of famous composer Beethoven using color pencils. Sign-up today! 

Young Rembrandts Registration Flier

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 27 – Keystone Science Parent Mtg
Mar 1 – Movie Night with Teachers
Mar 6 – PTO Meeting
Mar 8 – RMAE BoD Meeting
Mar 18 – Mt. Vernon Brunch Fundraiser
Mar 23-Apr 1 – Spring Break

View the RMAE calendar for more details


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 

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 ASAP.

RMAE Board of Directors

 News from the PTO

Hello RMAE families!

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 

Reloadable Grocery CardsSafeway has re-launched their gift card program.  Please contact 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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