May 18th - News

Posted on 05/18/2018

Message from the Principal


Hello RMAE Families,

I am pleased to announce we have very few staffing changes for next year.  As mentioned before, Ann Hushen and Karen Hines are starting their next adventure and retiring.  They will be greatly missed as they are a huge part of RMAE’s history and success.   Anna Grose, our current kindergarten teacher, will be moving to 2nd grade next year.  She has previously taught this grade and is excited to continue the tradition of excellence that Karen and Ann leave behind.  We have expanded and will have two kindergarten classes next year.  Mikela Schwinn is getting her teaching license and will be one of our kinder teachers next year.   She has worked with Anna the past two years and is very familiar with our kinder program.  Amanda Wellman will be the other kinder teacher.  She is currently teaching at Wilmont and comes with extremely high recommendations.  Our new Spanish teacher, Patsy Lasater, has experience in teaching K-12 Spanish both in California and Colorado.   We look forward to closing out this year with a great last week of school!

Your proud Principal,
Dr. Ann Hudson


Classroom News


Elementary Field Day - To view or download photos of your children from field day, please click on the link below - Thank you, Amy Law for capturing the fun day in photos.  Elementary Field Day Photos


Middle School Science Innovation Day

Library Mural Unveiling - Mrs. Pumphrey's mural elective celebrated the completion of the mural on Wednesday!  Student's in this elective, worked together to design and implement the mural which was inspired by several children's books.  Stop by and check it out in person.  Their work is impressive! 


Health Tip #27 - by Lisa Best - Outdoor Playground Close to Home - Staunton State Park is a Colorado State Park in Park and Jefferson counties, located 6 miles west of Conifer, Colorado.  The 3,908-acre park, which opened on May 18, 2013, includes dramatic rock outcroppings, several streams and a waterfall. The park's recreational offerings include rock climbing, multi-use trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding, stream and pond fishing, and picnicking. This summer go check out this amazing park and enjoy the outdoors close to home!

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make field day happen! I think the kids had a ton of fun!


RMAE Happenings


Early Registration - DUE TODAY - Required for Current RMAE FamiliesMay 7th-18th - Thank you to those families who have already completed their Early Registration.  If you have not had a chance to complete this process, please follow this link -  Early Registration Link  - Thank you for helping us with this request!


PICK UP YOUR CHILD'S MEDICATION - No Later than May 24th @ Noon - If your student has medication in the health room the District Board Policy JLCD, states: It is the responsibility of the parent to obtain all unused medication from the school when the school year ends. All medication left in the school after May 24th will be disposed of using district guidelines and monitoring by the district RN.
If you, are not able to come into the school’s health room and pick-up the medication, please contact Dyann Bartlett to make special arrangements.


Current Year Student Fees are Due - By May 24th - CLICK HERE to check your school balance through Jeffco Connect.


School Supply Kits - Order by June 24th Save time and money while supporting your school through this PTO Fundraiser – one click shopping and your student’s supplies will be delivered directly to the school or your home ready for the first day of school! Click on the link below to purchase the kit for your child’s grade.  Order on or before June 24th to avoid shipping charges and a 14% increase in the cost of kits. School Supply Kit


Library Project - Parent volunteers, headed by Twila Warner, will be reorganizing the school library over the summer and are looking for volunteers to help sort and code books.  June will focus on sorting books into broad categories.  July we will focus on scanning books and re-shelving into specific categories.  Please join us for an initial training session and then any additional hours can be completed at your convenience.  Two training sessions will be offered:    
June 7th - 11AM to 2PM and June 13th - 3PM to 5PM   -  Register on AtoZ Connect


THANK YOU to OUR AMAZING PARENTS!  We want to thank our parent community for treating the teachers and staff to a wonderful teacher appreciation week. Parents catered a full breakfast, which was enjoyed for several days.  Teachers received swag bags with treats, scented car hangers and gift cards.  Several parents also rolled up their sleeves to makeover the teacher's lounge.  The lounge was scrubbed, painted, decluttered and the old furniture was replaced by new.  The before and after photos rival that of HGTV's Fixer Upper outcomes.  The teachers are really enjoying their new space (and actually using it).  The funding for the makeover was provided through the penny wars and our generous PTO.  Our Sincere Gratitude!


Yearbooks - We have 12 extra copies for sale!  If you missed out on ordering, you may bring $20 to the office to reserve your copy.  This is a CASH only, first come, first served opportunity.




Bingo Nights - Bingo nights are planned for the first Thursday evening of each month.  Bingo will continue into the summer with the exception of July. To get involved, please contact Tiffany Fontaine -


School Supply Assistance from the Jeffco Action Center - Pick up FREE supplies August 6th to 11th (see the schedule for the pick-up day corresponding to your last name).  This program is for families needing assistance to procure school supplies for their children.  Click on this link for more information - JEFFCO Action Center School Supply Distribution Flier/Information   


ASSISTANCE WITH YOUR KIDS' LUNCH DOES NOT NEED TO END WHEN SCHOOL ENDS....When school gets out, Evergreen Christian Outreach is ready to begin their summer lunch program for kids.  Dates:  Program begins the week of May 28th and runs through the week of August 13, 2018.  Who:  Any school-aged student  How:  Come to EChO once a week (Mon 10-6, Tue/Wed/Thurs 10-4) and pick up food based on your family size and the ages of your kids.  We will also try to work with any dietary restrictions.  What:  We will try to provide dairy, protein and fresh fruit and/or vegetables each week.

To sign up, email: or stop by and sign up in person.


Summer Camps


Summer Camp Registration - RMAE Summer Camps begin the week of June 11th.   CLICK HERE to learn more and to register.  All camps are instructed by RMAE staff and are guaranteed to be FUN!  There are still openings for these camps, but do not delay in registering for them.  


Girls Softball Camp - Conifer High School is sponsoring a softball camp for girls.  Click Here for more information.



Upcoming/Summer Events - Mark your Calendars

MAY 22 – 8th Grade Continuation
MAY 24 – NOON Dismissal – Last Day of School!
JUN  7 – BINGO Night – 6PM
JUN 11-15 – RMAE Summer Camps 
- Move Into Summer
- Retreat Week
- Take Flight
JUN 14 – RMAE Summer Social – 12:30PM
JUN 14 – BoD Meeting – 7PM
JUN 25-29 – Mtn. Area Chamber Musical Festival Camp @RMAE
JUL 12 – BoD Meeting – 7PM
JUL 15 – RMAE Summer Social – 12:30 PM
AUG 2 – BINGO Night – 6PM
AUG 6-10 – MathCounts Camp
AUG 9 – BoD Meeting – 7PM
AUG 17 – Kindergarten Meet & Greet – 2PM
AUG 17 – Ice Cream Social – 3PM

View the RMAE calendar for more details




News from the Board


Congratulations and welcome to Jim Good, Kristin Kipp, and Tiffani Packer, who were elected to start a 3-year term as parent representatives to the Board of Directors starting in June. 

The next Board meeting is scheduled for June 14 at 7:00 pm in the music room next to the technology room. All are welcome to attend and there is time for public comment at the beginning and at the end of each meeting. 


PTO News


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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