Dec 14 - News

Posted on 12/14/2018
December 14, 2018 - Vol. XI

Classroom News Link - Click HERE


Orchestra Concert - Thank you Linda Shae, Orchestra Instructor, and Susanna Jacobson, Elementary Music Instructor, for providing us with a wonderful evening of musical performances!   


RMAE Happenings


2019 ENROLLMENT - Sibling Priority - Do you have a child who is ready to enter kindergarten next year?  Or, do you have a student who you are considering transferring to RMAE?  Please take a moment to complete the form linked below to let us know about your potential prospective student.  As we approach our Choice Enrollment Period, we want to be sure that we reserve positions for prospective students of our current families.  Siblings of current RMAE students will have enrollment priority for the next school year. 

2019 Enrollment - Sibling Priority Form Link



CLICK HERE to register for the RMAE Ski Club!

We are thrilled to have an RMAE Ski Club this year! Professional ski instructor and RMAE parent, Olga Marinkina, has generously offered to lead the group and to give complementary lessons to beginners. Students may participate in lessons or ski/ride at their leisure.  

When:  Wednesdays, January 9th-March 20th (no skiing Feb 13th)
Pass Cost:  $99 (5-12yrs); $139 (13+yrs)--purchased through Echo Mountain
Chaperone Fee (shared by all participants):  $20/skier
Bus Cost (optional):  Sorry, the bus is FULL
Skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels are welcome!

Bus transportation is full.  All others will need to carpool.  Participants will leave directly after school from RMAE, will ski from 4-6pm at Echo Mountain, and will return to RMAE by 6:30pm.  

After filling out this form, participants will receive a code to use at Echo Mountain to purchase a discounted pass, a waiver and additional registration details.



Take the Plunge!  Join TEAM RMAE and take the Plunge on New Year's Day!  CLICK HERE to register for the Evergreen Lake Plunge or to pledge your support.  Sounds too cold?  Volunteering is a great way to participate without jumping into the icy water.  CLICK HERE to contact Marie Lynch about ways to help out that day.  All proceeds from the Evergreen Lake Plunge support Active4All Evergreen Foundation, a charitable organization that funds EPRD's INSPIRE (special needs) programs, scholarships and capital projects.



The RMAE Facilities Advisory Committee is a subcommittee of the RMAE Board of Directors.  Its purpose is to assist in the prioritization of building needs, strategic spending of improvement funds generated from ballot measure 5B, and development of a multi-year Facilities Master Plan.  RMAE is currently seeking individuals with experience in construction management or finance and availability to commit to monthly meetings (frequency dependent on need of current objective).  The Committee will meet beginning January 2019.  Please send a brief synopsis explaining your interest and related background to



Survey - Last Chance to Weigh-in - Our school is committed to ensuring that your experience with our school is collaborative, successful and helps your child(ren) learn and grow. We want to know how we are doing. Below is a link to complete a survey about family school partnerships. The survey is anonymous and will only take 10 – 15 minutes. Results will be used to improve our school and your child(ren)’s learning environment. The survey closes Friday, Dec 14th. Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback!
If the link below does not work, highlight the link using your cursor.  Then copy and paste the link into your browser address window and hit the “Enter” or “Return” key on your keyboard.  Families will be able to select their child's school by typing the school name or clicking in the drop-down menu.
Survey Link:





January Hot Lunch OrdersDeadline for ordering TODAY!!  Please follow the link below to place your order, after which, your school account will be billed.  Payments may then be made on Jeffco Connect, or payment may be dropped off at the front office.

January Hot Lunch Order Form         2018-2019 Hot Lunch Menu



PIZZA Wednesdays Lunch Orders - 2nd Semester orders are now available for prepay in AtoZ Connect.  Checks MUST be accompanied by the Pizza form, available for download in the Digital Backpack on AtoZ or printed copies will be available in the office.  Thank you for all who are supporting this fundraiser for 7th grade trips.



Candy Cane Grams - Deadline has been extended to next Monday morning - You still have time to spread cheer to your child, their friends and teachers!   Please return forms and $$ to the front office by Monday morning.  They will be delivered the week of December 17th.  All proceeds benefit the 8th grade trip.  Thank you!

Candy Cane Gram Order Form Link



Yearbooks  - Yearbooks are now available to purchase!  Please follow the link below or find the link on our website homepage to order your yearbooks now.  When you create a login to purchase your yearbook, you will also gain access to the Community Upload.  Use the Community Upload to share your best photos with the year book team and the students.   Teachers and staff can create a login to add their photos too. We’re looking for photos of classroom life, field trips, electives, special events, etc.   Thank you for your support!

Yearbook Purchasing and Community Photo Upload Link



Grocery Card Fundraiser - Did you know you can EARN VOLUNTEER HOURS and RAISE MONEY FOR RMAE while you shop for groceries or purchase gasoline?  Each time you add funds to your reloadable gift card, 5% will be donated directly to RMAE's PTO.   For every $100 loaded, ONE HOUR of volunteer time will be credited towards your family's 60 hour volunteer requirement.  No need to keep receipts, track or log hours, just use the card and RMAE's PTO will do the rest!

Grocery Card Information & FAQ's



Amazon Smile - With the holidays approaching, don’t forget to select RMAE in Amazon Smile for your online purchases. 

Box Tops - Keep clipping your box tops!  We will sending home collection bags for our next collection in February.  For a list of participating products, go to the Box Tops for Education website:


RMAE Board News


VACANT SEAT on the RMAE BOARD of DIRECTORS - The Board wishes to appoint an interested candidate to the vacant seat to serve for 1.5 years (the remainder of a 3-year term). If interested, please submit your letter of interest and short resumé to the Board at as soon as possible, but no later than December 19, 2018. Candidates will be interviewed and one will be appointed to the Board at the next meeting on January 10, 2019. Please feel free to contact Board members if you have any questions. 

Thank you for your interest in serving RMAE.

Sincerely, RMAE Board of Directors


After School Activities


Chess Wizards - New session Begins Wednesday, January 9th - 3:15-4:15 pm.  Classes are designed for beginners as well as the seasoned checkmate artist.  Studies have shown that chess enhances cognitive development, improves scholastic performance and boosts confidence.

Click HERE to Register          Chess Wizards Information Flier


Mad Science is Back!  Fantastic ForcesBegins Monday, January 22nd - 3:15-4:15 pm.  We all know that what goes up must come down, but did you know that gravity can be suspended in certain conditions?  This after school program will help students explore the fundamental forces of our universe, including Newton's Laws of Motion.  Let's have fun with some fantastic forces!

Click HERE to Register


Follow this link for a complete listing of activities, many of which have rolling enrollment.


Community News 


Adventures In Child Care (@RMAE) - Winter Break Activities - We will be open January 2nd, 3rd, 4th for Full Day Care $37/day.  Contact Lucy @ 303-912-6794.

Wednesday - 2nd: Pajama Day! The kids should come in their comfy clothes/PJ’s & bring    pillows, blankets & stuffies… we will have a laid back day of fun with crafts & movies!

Thursday - 3rd: Winter Outdoor Play Day! If weather permits we would like to spend a lot of time outside playing in the snow!  Kids should dress appropriately & have snow boots.

Friday - 4th: Movie Day - Field trip to The Elvis Theater!  We will have our own theater, kids will be provided with popcorn, a drink and a kid friendly movie!  *Additional Field Trip fee $8

Kids need to bring a sack lunch every day and dress appropriately for the weather - we will have them outdoors as much as possible!!

Adventure in Child Care Link



Coats for Kids - Evergreen Christian Outreach will be distributing brand new coats for children of all ages and sizes from December 17 - 20.  Sizes and colors will be first come, first served.  Distribution will be in Douglas Hall at 27640 Hwy 74, Evergreen CO  80439.  Monday 10AM-6PM; Tue, Wed, Thur 10AM-4PM



Upcoming Events

DEC 14 - Book Fair Closing Party - HearthFire
DEC 19 - RMAE BoD Vacant Seat Interest Deadline
DEC 20 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher In-Service
DEC 21-JAN 6 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
JAN 4 - OPEN HOUSE for Prospective Families
JAN 7 - Students Return
JAN 10 - RMAE BoD Meeting
JAN 14 - PTO Meeting
JAN 21 - NO SCHOOL - MLK Holiday



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