March 9th - News

Posted on 03/09/2018

News from the Principal

Hello RMAE Families,

We want to thank you for your patience and understanding during our communication challenges the past two weeks.  Our internet and phones have been only intermittently working.  The office has been relying on our cell phones to call parents of ill children and retrieve emails.  If you call the office and it goes straight to voice mail, please leave a message for the office.  We have a service that will email us your voice mail, which we can then check on our cell phones.  This has been a reminder to all of us just how much we truly depend on the internet!  We are hopeful by the time you receive this newsletter it has all been resolved.  Otherwise, you just might see the old fashion cans on a string the next time you visit!  ☺

Enjoy the weekend with your family!

Your Proud Principal,       
Dr. Ann Hudson

   Classroom News

Kindergarten - We had an end of the unit Asia party!  The kids practiced using chopsticks and had a little taste of asian food.  

3rd Grade - Native American Day Festival - We started with 3 Folktale Plays, Possum's Tail, Wihio's Duck Dance, and The Cannibal Monster which told stories from different tribes on how "Things came to be."

Then, the students rotated through seven centers; eating fry bread and beef jerky, making and decorating several crafts such as canoes, headdress, navajo rugs, bear rattles, and a dictionary with Native American terms.  Thank you to the many parents in the audience for attending the play and several who stayed to help with the centers.  It was a BIG success and the students had a blast.  Tomorrow they will give oral reports on the mini Native homes they constructed at home and brought in today for observation.    

4/5th Grade - Mrs. Vickery's class celebrated Dr. Seuss' 114th birthday by reading to the 1st grade students.  

4/5th Grade - In preparation for the fourth and fifth grade field trip to Young Ameritowne (YA), interviews for YA positions were conducted by 8th grade students.

Elective of the week - In the open wood shop elective, students research, design and build their own woodworking project from scratch. With the guidance from Mr. Dunbar, students have built fully functional skateboards, skateboard ramps, walking staffs, small tables, and headphone stands. This elective is open to all middle school students, regardless of their previous experience or ability.



RMAE Happenings

SUMMER CAMP AT RMAE!  Looking for fun summer activities for your children?  Look no further!  We are hosting several sessions of diverse interest this summer.  Offerings include: 

These camps are open to the public and space is limited so if you are interested, sign-up now. 



Camp Description

June 11-15
9-3 PM

Ages:  10-14 yr
Cost:   $300
Ian Dunbar

Take Flight - Register Here
In RMAE Flight, students will learn how to build, setup, and fly an RC glider. We will be building each RC glider from scratch. Students will finish the course with a fully functional glider complete with an RC transmitter. In addition to building our gliders we will spend a lot of time learning how to fly an RC glider.  Please contact Mr. Dunbar at if you have any questions.

June 11-15
9-12 PM

Ages:  6-10 yr
Cost:   $150
Emily Johnson

MOVE Into Summer - Register Here
Campers will stay busy participating in a variety of fun outside games, sports, and activities!  Please contact Mrs. Johnson at if you have any questions.

June 18-22
9-12 PM

Ages:  8-12 yr
Cost:   $150
Betsy Connor

Retreat Week - Register Here
Take a minute to breathe, slow down, and learn some awesome skills. In Retreat Week, we will be working on learning crafts and skills that help us calm down our busy minds.  We will learn needlecrafts, practice yoga, paint with watercolors, make glitter bottles, write creatively, and so much more! We'll also practice meditation and breathing techniques. If you're looking for a creative, fun, relaxing summer camp experience, this is for you!

June 25-29
9-3 PM

Ages:  9-14 yr
Cost:   $300
Nadya Hill

Mountain Area Chamber Music Festival - Register Here
Introducing the 2018 Mountain Area Chamber Music Festival!  Join us for a weeklong program of vocal and strings chamber music led by world-renowned master clinicians and coaches.  Daily, vocal and strings coaching will be accompanied by masterclasses, musical enrichment activities and in-depth artistic training culminating in a combined concert showcasing the students' development.  A placement audition is required for camp participants.

Aug 6-10
9-12 PM

Ages:  6-13 yr
Cost:   $100
Walter Short

MathCounts - Register Here
Kick start your brain for the upcoming school year!  MathCounts is a nationwide program that teaches innovative and creative problem-solving skills to students of all levels.  The week culminates with a friendly mini MathCounts competition.


April Hot Lunch Order DEADLINE - MARCH 15TH - 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.


RMAE Fundraising Brunch at Mount Vernon Canyon Club - Sunday, March 18th, 10AM to 2PM.  This is a wonderful opportunity to 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

Cinderella - Our Middle School, along with Rocky Mountain Youth Musicals, Presents CinderellaShow 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.

SLEDMAGADDON - POSTPONED AGAIN!  Hoping Mother Nature cooperates and produces enough snow in March for this event.  Stay tuned!

Middle School Olympics/ Field Day - Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - This year for the middle school field day, students will be competing in the Olympics.  We need volunteers! Please consider taking the time to volunteer on this very special day for our middle school students. Click the link for a full description of the event and volunteer opportunities! 

Thank you! Lisa Best/P.E. teacher 

Middle School Olympics/Field Day Sign-up
Are you crafty? If so, we need medals for the event. Email me if you are interested in creating the medals for RMAE’s first Olympics -

1st Place at the Art Show - Congratulations to Izzy Goodheart for winning a first place award at the Center for the Arts Evergreen​'s Mountain Area Schools' Art Show for her Jim Dine-Style Heart Art painting.  Fourteen other RMAE elementary students also have work on display at CEA through March 24th. 

2017-2018 YEARBOOK - ORDER NOW!!!! There will be no extra yearbooks, so make sure you order your students yearbook before the deadline.

Please follow the link below or find the link on the RMAE website to order your yearbooks now.  When you create a login to purchase your yearbook you also gain access to the Community Upload.  Use the Community Upload to share your best photos for the kids to consider using in the yearbook.   We’re looking for photos of classroom life, field trips, electives, special events, etc.  Thank you!

Yearbook Photo Community Upload Access Code:  RMAEYearbook


Health Tip #24 - by Lisa Best/ P.E. Teacher - Color My Plate Lunchtime Party

  RMAE School Cafeteria
When:  Tuesday, March 20th
Time: 11:30-1:05 during all lunch periods 
Need:  Fruit/Veggie Costumes
March is National Nutrition Month. Michelle Lewis is mom to Maxwell Lewis in Mrs. Grose’s kindergarten class. Last month, she came to me with this idea to celebrate National Nutrition month by giving samples of fruit and vegetables to our students during lunch. King Sooper’s is donating the fruit and veggies. We will have music and party favors for all students. We need two volunteers to help pass out the yummy goodies. We also need fruit or veggie costumes. Yes, we are going to dress up like a banana or an avocado…. Therefore, if you are interested in volunteering or have a veggie/fruit costume we could borrow, email me at Thank you Michelle for all your hard work in making this event happen! 


After School Clubs and Activities 

Golf Squad - Begins April 2nd - Don't forget to sign up - There is a minimum student participation required to hold classes.  All Golf Squads are instructed by golf industry professionals. Everything essential is provided (Golf Squad Handbooks, hats, all clubs, training equipment, etc). Classes will be instructed appropriately to suit the needs of new students as well as continuing students. Parents will receive weekly class emails describing what students will be doing and learning in class.

Golf Squad Registration Link

Chess Wizards Registration Flier  - Begins April 4th - Sign-up now if interested!

Check out the complete list of After school Activities/Clubs


Important Dates

Mar 10 – POSTPONED - Sledmagaddon
Mar 18 – Mt. Vernon Brunch Fundraiser
Mar 20 – Color My Plate Event (changed from Mar 21)
Mar 23-Apr 1 – Spring Break

View the RMAE calendar for more details


Community Events 

Evergreen High School Performing Arts Presents PIPPIN, A Musical - PIPPIN is the extraordinary tale of one boy’s search for adventure and joy in his life.  On his journey he encounters choices that challenge his beliefs and set him on a path of self-discovery and ultimately, love.

*rated pg due to some mature content

For tickets:  EHS Pippin Ticket Link

Thursday March 15th @ 7 pm - MIDDLE SCHOOL NIGHT!  Use the discount code PIP15 
Friday March 16th @ 7 pm
Saturday March 17th @ 1pm matinee and 7pm

The next Board meeting is scheduled for April 12th 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.  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 (there is term flexibility for middle school parents). 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.


 News from the PTO

Hello RMAE families!

Please Join Us for the Next PTO Meeting - April 10th, 8AM

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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