April 6th - News

Posted on 04/06/2018

Principal's Note

Dear RMAE Families,

I hope everyone had a great time with family over spring break.  It has been fun listening to the kids talk about their adventures!  This year sure has flown by and now we are in the last quarter.  There are many fun events planned the next two months so please stay tuned through our school newsletter and messengers.

I am honored to share, two of our teachers who have been with RMAE since our beginning years are moving on to their next phase of life and retiring.  Karen Hines and Ann Hushen have been a staple in our school and a huge part of our community.    We will certainly miss them, but wish them all the best in their next adventure!  

Your proud Principal,
Dr. Ann Hudson



Classroom News


3rd Grade - Kiwanis Super Reader Awards

7th Grade Art - Students are proud to have completed their bound, illustrated poetry books. 

8th Grade Social Studies - Just before spring break, in 8th grade history class, students participated in a trade simulation to conclude our Core Knowledge Unit: The Middle East and Oil Politics. The students worked in groups to represent their country's interests in trade. They set prices for gold, oil, lumber, electronics, and coffee and then traded with the other countries. As world events took place, the value of the goods fluctuated each round. Students worked to creatively market their goods and make the smartest trades to end up with the most points.  

8th Grade Language Arts -  We acted out the courtroom scene of To Kill a Mockingbird, the last novel we’re reading this year.  Students volunteered for parts, rearranged the classroom to set the scene, and worked to embody the characters they were playing.  They loved being able to play some of their favorite characters from the book.  And, I had a ton of fun watching their wonderful imaginations go! 

8th Grade Science - Students used their real-time-data to predict the uncontrolled re-entry of the Chinese Space Station, Tiangong-1.  To read more about this project, please follow this link - 8th Grade Science Chinese Space Station Tiangong-1 Project.

Gardening Elective - On Thursday, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders cleaned the greenhouse!  We cleaned out the dead plants, turned the soil, and organized supplies. The dead plants were retired to a compost pile. Even though it was hot, dirty, and hard word, we had a ton of fun. We can’t wait to start planting next week! 


Gold Honor Roll (4.0)
8th grade - Trevor Chartier, Brynna Frey, Sayre Hushen, Anna Jermano, Anna Lacjak, Caitlyn Morrill

7th grade - Alec Dorkin

6th grade - Hayden Hyslop, Paige Jackson, Reagan Kipp, Mila Koeva, Milo Lamas, Katherine Mahler, Trey Riemma, Ariya Sell

Silver Honor Roll (3.5 - 3.9)
8th grade - Eliana Geiger, Zach Goldenberg, Hannah Hovey, Elan Lamas, Jolie Lippert, Annabel McDermid, Isabelle McLain, Savanna Raley, Zana Steele, Kelsey Vaughn, Elizabeth White

7th grade - Jaden Best, Luke Dillon, William Kelley, Leighla Riemma, Mia Triplett

6th grade - Mollie Beach, Chloe Bender, Lorenzo Carvalho, Samuel Clackler, Jackson Dalton, Riley Malecki, Grace Olsen, Owen Parkins, Sheridan Raley, Ian Simpson, Griffin White

Bronze Honor Roll (3.0 - 3.49)
8th grade - Noah Barragan, Trinity Canner, Langston Courtney, Nicholas Reid, Sophie Torgler

7th grade - Lucas Browning, Olivia Canner, Ruby Gayer, Leo Hamilton, AJ Hennessy,Samantha Medbury, Nicholas Reimers, Ellie Seutter

6th grade - Dragan Beard, Josiah Best, Oliver Brown, Clarissa Dominguez, William Fesenmeyer, Anthony Hanley, Kirra Packer


RMAE Happenings

The GRIZZLY GROWL - We hope you enjoy the new name and format of this week's newsletter.  We took a poll of middle schoolers, parents and staff and the end result was to use our school's mascot, Rocky the Grizzly Bear, in the new name, hence The GRIZZLY GROWL.

RMAE CARNIVAL - A Community Event!  Invite your friends and neighbors!   April 20th, 5:30 to 7:30 pm.   Please find your invitation in your child's Friday folder today.  Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to pass along this invitation to at least one non-RMAE student/family.  Carnival Flier Link - forward to friends and neighbors

CLASS GROUP PHOTOS - next Monday, April 9th - Look for order forms in your child's Friday folder or backpack.  Credit card payment may be made in advance by going to and click on:  Enter your school code:  30033914.  You may also download the Van Gogh School Photo Order Form and return it to school with payment.

LUNCH ORDERS DUE - April 15th!  May Lunch Order Link

BINGO NIGHT - Our 1st Bingo night was a huge success!  We had a full house and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, especially the big winner, our very own, Ian Dunbar.  We would like to thank all of our Bingo volunteers for helping to make this such a success; Tiffany Fontaine, game manager extraordinaire, Deb Kelley, $ manager and parent volunteer, Colby Corrin, Bingo caller and comedian, as well as the other behind the scenes volunteers.  Mark your calendar for the next scheduled Bingo event - Thursday, May 3rd. 

VOLUNTEER NEEDS -  Please help when and where you are able by following the links below to sign-up or contact the event organizer!  There are several volunteer opportunities coming up between now and the end of the school year.  

Lunch Room Monitors  - Our lunch crew does a fabulous job but could always use an extra set of hands and eyes.  It is fun way to see your kiddos during the day - see what they are eating, trading and who they are hanging out with.

Middle School Olympics/Field Day Sign-up -  Wednesday, April 18th - 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!   

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 -  Thank you! Lisa Best/P.E. teacher

Carnival Event - We are looking for at least 60 volunteers to make this a fun, successful event! - Get involved with the planning or help out the evening of the Carnival - April 20th  - 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  Sign-up on AtoZ Connect soon!  Choose the Event Sign-up, then enter 'Spring Carnival' in the search bar.   Thank you!

Community Service Day - Jamie Brand - April 26th - This is a school-wide day of giving back to our community.  It is a wonderfully educational and charitable, yet a fun day.  

Bingo Nights - Bingo nights are planned for the first Thursday evening of each month.  To get involved, please contact Tiffany Fontaine -

Cinderella - There are still a few seats available - but do not delay!  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. 

HEALTH TIP #26 - by Lisa Best/ P.E. Teacher - Top 10 Tips to Help Children Develop Healthy Habits - Follow this link for this week's news

After School Clubs/Activities  

Check out the complete list of After School Activities/Clubs

Summer Camp Registration - Follow the link above for more information and to register for our 2018 Summer Camps


Upcoming Events

APR 9 – Class Group Photos
APR 10 – PTO Meeting
APR 12 – RMAE BoD Meeting
APR 13-14 – Cinderella Theater Production
APR 18 – Middle School Olympics - Field Day
APR 19 – Young Writer’s Conference (K-5)
APR 20 – Fro Yo
APR 21 – Sledmagaddon 

View the RMAE calendar for more details



News from the Board

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 still 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.


PTO News

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

AtoZ Connect Updates - Sign-up for one of our many volunteer opportunities. 

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 link and check it out! 
Link to itunes Apple AtoZ Directories App
Questions or problems with AtoZ, contact Joanne Gomez at 

Reloadable Grocery Cards –  This is a no brainer fundraiser for the school and to add to your volunteer hours.   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.  

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