April 13th - News

Posted on 04/13/2018

Principal's Note

Dear RMAE Families,

Researchers have been studying the effects of parent involvement in schools on their children’s academic success for more than 30 years and the results have been consistent.  When parents are involved in their child’s school, their child is more successful in and has a more positive attitude about school.  It also promotes a sense of community that has impacts well beyond academics.  At RMAE, parent volunteering is an important part of our charter.  Our school has a rich history of parent involvement and that is one of the reasons our school is positively set apart from others. 

In the next few weeks there are many opportunities to get involved.  Next Friday, April 20th, is our 2nd annual Carnival.  One of the important aspects of the Carnival is the booths are student run.  Our students need your support in making their booth successful.  There is a signup link in this newsletter for 20 minute slots to support your child.   Only 20 minutes!  Our next big event is our annual Community Service Day on April 26th.  We have parents who have volunteered to lead each grade level’s activities and they need your help!  Both of these events have volunteer opportunities both on and off campus.   Get involved, earn time towards your families’ required volunteer hours, support our amazing school, and have some fun.  I look forward to seeing you all there!

Your proud Principal,
Dr. Ann Hudson


Classroom News


1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Grade - The 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th graders enjoyed a visit from two local authors, Sara Miller and Pat Toole, who will be featured at the Young Writers' Conference next week! This mother and daughter co-wrote the book, Path of the Thunderbird, A Grand Canyon Adventure.  During the visit, the 1st and 2nd graders enjoyed learning more about the animals who live in the Grand Canyon and the writing and publishing process.  The 4th and 5th graders had a chance to co-write their own stories using prompts from the authors!  

6th Grade - Students surprised Mrs. Adams with a poster to wish her well next Monday, when she will be running the Boston Marathon!  Good luck Lynette!

8th Grade Art - This week in the 8th grade art classes, students were busy building armatures and covering them with paper mache to make their Dr. Seuss inspired sculptures.

Middle School Art - The following students will have artwork displayed at Center Stage for the duration of the musical. 

Congratulations to:  Jaden Best, Jane Luken, Amelia Saylor, Annabel McDermid, Cora Adcock, Isabelle McLain, Grace Anderson, Hannah Hovey, Zane Steele, Savanna Raley, Zoey Silverstone, Katherine Mahler, Jackson Dalton, Trey Riemma, Shaeli Silverstone, Milo Lamas, Hayden Hyslop, Clarissa Dominguez, Sheridan Raley, and Abbie Geiger.
Please take a few moments to see the exhibit while you are at the musical.      

Jeffco Middle School Art Exhibit - Eliana Geiger, Isabelle McLain, Kelsey Vaughn, Caitlyn Morrill, Sayre Hushen, Abbie Geiger, and Shaeli Silverstone had artwork juried into the Jeffco Middle School Art Exhibit. This exhibit showcases the best middle school art in the entire district. Each teacher has a limited number of artworks they can submit. It is an honor to be in this show. The exhibit will run from now through May 5th at the Lakewood Cultural Center. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, April 26, from 5 - 7 PM.

The Jeffco Teacher Exhibit will be in the adjacent building during the same time. Brinda Pumphrey has two paintings that were selected for this show.


RMAE Happenings


CINDERELLA - It's Show Time!  We wish our middle school students good luck in their production of Cinderella this weekend - break a leg (not literally)!   There are still a few seats available for Saturday's shows!  Show Times:  Friday, April 13th @ 6:30pm and Saturday, April 14th @ 2:00pm and 6:30 pmCinderella Ticket Link


RMAE CARNIVAL - A Fun Family Event Open to the Community!  Invite your friends and neighbors!   April 20th, 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  Free popcorn, $5 hot dog meals, raffle prizes, and penny wars.  Each student will be issued one free ticket to be used at each student-run/student-built game station, with additional packs of 10 tickets available for $5.  Please find volunteer/sign-up information below, under Volunteer Needs.

Carnival Flier Link - forward to friends and neighbors


Reminders and Volunteer Opportunities


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


YEARBOOK ORDER DEADLINE - April 21st !  Order your yearbook NOW … ONLY one week left to order!  Our Yearbook middle school elective has worked very hard this year to ensure all of the most important memories for all grades have been captured. 

There will be NO extra yearbooks to sell after the deadline, so do not miss this ordering deadline.  Click on the link below and to order now.
Yearbook Order Link


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.  

Carnival Event  - April 20th  - Your students and teachers have been working hard to create their game stations.  WE NEED YOUR HELP!  Please use the links below to sign-up to donate items and/or volunteer to assist with the games:

Kindergarten: Corn Hole Game
1st Grade: Softball Toss Game
2nd Grade: Lawn Darts Game
3rd Grade: Games Galore
4th Grade: Football Ring Toss
4th/5th Grade: Cup Challenge
5th Grade: Horse Races
6th Grade: Go Fishing Game
7th Grade: : Newton’s Petard - GRILLING (Hot Dog Meals) - Henna - Face Painting

You will earn one volunteer hour for each 20 minute volunteer slot AND for each Donation made.  There is no need for you to log the time, all hours will be added to AtoZconnect for you after the carnival.

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.  Look for class specific sign-ups from your classroom coordinators.

Elementary School Field Day Sign-up -  Friday, May 11th - We need volunteers!  Please consider taking the time to volunteer and have fun with your child on their field day.  Click the link above for a full description of the event and volunteer opportunities!   

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

Lunch Room Monitors   - Ongoing


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


Community News/Events


JAKE'S BENEFIT/AUCTION - Saturday, April 28th, 1-4:30PM - Jake Grose (Son of Ann Grose, RMAE Kindergarten Teacher) has been suffering from kidney disease his whole life and now at age 18, his health is declining as the disease is rapidly progressing.  As a result of his condition, he is now preparing for dialysis and a kidney transplant.  Please come out and help us support this young man and his family.  Location:  The Wild Game, 1204 Bergen Pkwy.

If you are interested in donating auction items to support the benefit, email by Tuesday, April 24th.  All funds raised will be donated directly to the Grose family for medical expenses.  If you would like read more about Jake's story or make an online donation, visit


Upcoming Events

APR 13-14 – Cinderella Theater Production
APR 18 – Middle School Olympics - Field Day
APR 19 – Young Writer’s Conference (K-5)
APR 19 – RMAE Board Meeting
APR 20 – Fro Yo
APR 21 – Sledmagaddon 
APR 24 – 3rd-5th Music Performance
APR 26 – Community Service Day
APR 27 – NO SCHOOL – Teacher In-Service

View the RMAE calendar for more details




News from the Board


The next Board of Directors meeting was rescheduled and will be held April 19 at 7:00 pm in the music room next to the technology room. All are welcome to attend and there will be time for public comment at the beginning and at the end of the meeting. 

Please join us on Monday, April 23 from 6:00-7:30 pm to meet the candidates for the open seats for the Board of Directors. 


PTO News


Please Join Us for the Next PTO Meeting - May 7th, 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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