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January 12th - News

Posted on 01/12/2018

News from the Principal

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a great break with family doing whatever makes you happy!  2018 is off to a great start for our RMAE community.  We were thrilled when our new slide arrived to replace the one that was vandalized.  Although we had no idea it was going to be such a beast and quite the project!  A special shout out to two of our parents, Brian Seeley and Tony Riemma, who helped Todd muscle and install the slide.  Our playground is now complete and safe for all to enjoy!

2018 also brings a new and fun family event to RMAE.  Our newly formed Dad’s Club is sponsoring the 1st annual Sledmagaddon!  This sledding event will be held on February 3rd 10am to 1pm at the Evergreen Golf Course.  There are two entry categories one for store bought sleds and the other for build your own.  This group has been working very hard to make this an absolute success and already have secured great prizes!  Get with your child and go shop for the best sled or design and build one together. Don’t miss out on the fun and mark your calendars now!  There will be more information on registration coming very soon.

Your Proud Principal,
Dr. Ann Hudson
ahudson@rmae.org



      RMAE Happenings


February Lunch Orders - Deadline for ordering: Tuesday, January 16th.  Please complete one order form per student and return the order with payment to the office.

February Lunch Order/Menu

Pizza and FroYo Orders - Now available - Pre-pay second semester FroYo and Pizza Wednesday.  You may visit atozconnect.com and navigate to 'products to purchase' or use the form below.

Pizza Wednesdays Order Form - 2nd Semester

A message to parents of 8th graders from Evergreen High School - This year the annual Evergreen High School 8th grade Parent Information Night will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 6:00 PM in the Evergreen High School Auditorium.

Tours will be held from 5:30 PM until 6:00 PM when the program begins.

Parents and students will have an opportunity to hear from the Counseling and Administration departments, and then rotate through a mock schedule where they will receive information from all of the academic and elective departments.  All 8th grade families are encouraged to attend, including undecided students and those planning to open enroll.

WEEKLY HEALTH TIP - By Mrs. Best/P.E. Teacher - Health Tip #16 -  New Year Healthy Recipes - January is a month in which we focus our attention on getting back on track with our health.  The holiday season is over and we may have splurged a little here and there during the festivities. Therefore, during the month of January, I will post a healthy recipe each week in the newsletter. May they add some new flavor to your week!

Potato-Crusted Salmon Fillets

Prep Time 15 minutes • Cook Time 15 minutes • Total Time 30 minutes • Servings - 4 • Calories 262 kcal

Ingredients 

  • 2 small russet potatoes (about 1 lb.) washed, shredded
  • ½  medium leek washed, sliced thin
  • ¼  tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • 2  tsp. ground white pepper
  • 2  tsp. olive oil
  • 1  tsp. unsalted butter
  • 4 (4-oz) raw salmon fillets skinless

Instructions

  • Drain potatoes in a colander; pat them as dry as possible with paper towels or a clean kitchen towel. 
  • Combine potatoes, leek, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl; mix well.
  • Heat oil and butter in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. 
  • Place four ⅓ cup mounds of potato mixture in skillet. Press a salmon fillet into each mound. Top evenly with remaining potatoes; cook for 6 to 7 minutes on each side, or until potatoes are nicely browned and fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

Add your favorite vegetable as a side. Enjoy!

 

1st Annual Sledmageddon Event - February 3rd 10AM to 1PM - Prove you are the fastest sledder in Evergreen!   Bring your own sled, build one or buy one!  Everyone is welcome!  For more information and how you can get involved, contact David Martin, dtmhom@mac.comSledmagaddon Information Flier


After School Activities 

Chess Wizards is returning to RMAE!  More than just a game of winning and losing, we challenge our students to think ahead, visualize their goals, treat others with respect and learn from their mistakes.  Studies have shown that chess enhances cognitive development, improves scholastic performance and boosts confidence...plus it's a game kids can enjoy throughout their lives!   Wednesdays 3:15-4:15 pm

Chess Wizards Registration Flier

Mad Science is Back - NASA Academy of Future Space Explorers - Developed in partnership with NASA, this engaging enrichment program is truly out of this world!  Investigate asteroids, comets, meteors and other forms of space phenomena!  Tuesdays 3:15-4:15 pm

Mad Science Registration Flier

Choir - New students are welcome to join us for the second semester.  Junior choir (2nd-5th) meets Tuesday mornings at 7:10 - 8:00 am in the music room.  Middle school choir (6th-8th) meets after school from 3:15 to 4:15 pm.  Please contact Gretchen Moritz at gmoritz@rmae.org or complete the form below and return it to the office.

Junior Choir Registration Form - 2nd Semester

Middle School Choir Registration Form - 2nd Semester

Orchestra - I will be offering orchestra again next semester on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Our Sinfonietta meets from 3:15-4:15, and our Chamber Orchestra meets from 4:15-5:15.  Cost is $190 per student (per semester).  Please tell me by December 21st if you are interested in joining one of our orchestras!

Our first class will take place on the 8th of January, and I'll have a much more thorough calendar out to you within the week!

If you are a returning student, please make out a check to RMAE for $190, and either put it in my mailbox or hand it to me in person.  If you are wanting to join orchestra, please fill out the attached form, and we'll schedule a time to place you in an orchestra!

Orchestra Registration Form - 2nd Semester

Yoga - Yoga is coming to RMAE!  Tuesdays, 3:05-4:05 pm, for grades K-5.  Ascend Health and Wellness Kids Yoga classes consist of everything you could ask for in an adult yoga class - Sun Salutations, Warrior Poses, Inversions, Twists, Stretches, Breathwork and Savasana - BUT is all done in a fun way that resonates with KIDS! We include some yoga games and a brief talk about a yogic/mindfulness theme each week. Your kids will leave class having exercised, relaxed and connected to other kids, and, most importantly, to themselves!

Yoga Registration Flier


Classroom News 

1st & 3rd Grade - Field Trip to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science -      

4th Grade -  All of your amazing students did a great job on their NWEA winter quizzes! 

An interesting story:  Every Veteran’s day I tell my students about a wonderful young man, who enlisted at 17 due to the shortage of soldiers in World War II. I explain to the 4th graders how he gave so much of himself to protect our great country. Every year the students write letters to this amazing World War II Veteran, who is now into his 90s’. This year Mr. Egleston wrote back to the fourth grade.  They then were able to speak to him on the phone (they can now say, “I spoke to a WWII veteran!”, pretty memorable).
With every experience like this one students make amazing connections.

One of our fourth graders, Mylee Ramirez's, great grandfather was a Navy Pilot in WWII.  Luckily, Mylee’s father was able to come in and teach our fourth and seventh graders about how Mylee’s great grandfather served as a Navy pilot. He brought in several WWII artifacts. Fourth and seventh graders were able to ask questions and learn about this amazing piece of history.

6th Grade - The NREL Experience, by Abbie Geiger
The NREL experience is unique. It's a rare mix of educational, and actually really fun!  When sixth grade went to NREL, we were the audience of an interesting presentation. It  included charts of the growth of renewable energy vs. nonrenewable energy, photos of the current projects that they are working on, like a floating windmill, or the comparisons they are doing with amounts of energy used in house appliances.  We also learned about the VR lie thing that they use to see data.   When we were there, we also got to play games. The games were to help us get a better understanding of how the power sources work. We had a chance to experiment with fans and little models of windmills, compare the amount of watts, and the heat that different light bulbs give off.  We also learned how, and why different papers let different amounts of light to the solar panel that was underneath. 
Everyone enjoyed the NREL experience.  A quote from one of the students, “ It's really cool how they have miniature models of the structures that they use to get energy!” shows how much they liked it, and would love to do it again some time!

7th Grade - This year, each grade level at RMAE will be working on a community outreach project in order to solidify the Core Virtues we focus on and bring our Random Acts of Kindness program to life! These projects range from collecting supplies for an animal shelter to passing out thank you notes to teachers in the school. The 7th graders decided they wanted to start a pen-pal program with the residents of the LifeCare Center and Elk Run Assisted Living. Our hope is that the students can provide a link for the residents and explore the various ways of incorporating charitable acts into everyday life! We also hope to visit our pals in the Spring!  

Middle School Geography Bee - Thank you to all the students who participated in our annual geography bee.  This year's winners are:  1st place, Reagan Kipp; 2nd place, Kimball Boyle; and 3rd place, Steinar Johns.  Congratulations!

Middle School Office Elves - When called on to help out in the office, these young ladies were happy to assist!  Thank you!

 


Important Dates

Jan 15 – MLK - NO SCHOOL 
Jan 16 – Hot Lunch Ordering Deadline 
Jan 18 – Pizza Ordering Deadline
Jan 19 – FroYo Ordering Deadline
Jan 23 – EHS 8th Grade Information night
Jan 31 – End of 1st Round Choice Enrollment
Feb 6 – PTO Meeting
Feb 8 – RMAE Board Meeting

View the RMAE calendar for more details


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News from the Board

Happy New Year!

The next Board meeting is scheduled for February 8 at 6:30 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, and we would love to hear from you.

RMAE Board of Directors

 News from the PTO

Hello RMAE families!

Welcome to our new families - The PTO welcomes all our new families who enrolled for our second semester. Check your emails for your login credentials to our online system A to Z Connect.  Once logged into your A to Z Connect account, you may:  • confirm your contact information • prepay for Pizza Wednesday and Fro-Yo Friday • order spirit wear • become a PTO Member and receive access to our online RMAE Family Directory and a printed directory • and log our volunteer hours. Contact Joanne Gomez (jgomez@rmae.org) if you have trouble logging in. Also, if you are still searching for uniform and spirit wear, contact Julia Corrin (juliacorrin@hotmail.com) who manages our uniform swap closet.

Second Semester FroYo and Pizza Wednesday are now on sale.
You can visit atozconnect.com and go to Store > products to purchase. The deadline for pizza orders is January 18 and January 19 for frozen yogurt orders.

Reloadable Grocery Cards – Thank you to all that have been participating and please continue to use your cards.  If you would like to start earning volunteer hours for shopping, please contact Carrie Wassemiller at carrie.pto@outlook.com to get your FREE reloadable King Soopers card. There are King Soopers, Kroger and City Market stores all over the United States. Please consider sending a card to parents and relatives so that they can earn volunteer hours for your family and money for RMAE.

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!

PTO Meeting - Tuesday, February 6 - All are welcome - we would love to see new faces.


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