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January 26th - News

Posted on 01/26/2018

News from the Principal

Hello RMAE Families,

It’s that time of year for flu season.  The virus is spread by touching a contaminated surface, then touching your mouth, eyes, and/or nose.  Did you know the flu viruses can live up to 48 hours on hard, nonporous surfaces and up to 12 hours on cloth?  Therefore, it’s not just in the schools where the virus spreads.  We have had a few students this week with the flu and many with cold symptoms.  We want to minimize the virus spreading at RMAE.  If your child becomes ill with flu-like symptoms, the CDC recommends they stay out of contact with others for 24 hours after a fever is gone.  Our Area School Nurse has requested that they stay for home for a 48 hour period.  The best defense against the flu is to wash our hands with soap and running water frequently, and for at least 20 seconds each time.  That is about the time it takes to hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.  Thank you for sharing this with your child and keeping our RMAE community healthy.

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



      RMAE Happenings


First Round Choice Enrollment Application Deadline - January 31st - Prospective student enrollment applications should be submitted by this deadline for the best chance to secure enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year.  Remind your friends and neighbors.


Safety Reminder 
- It has come to our attention that several drivers are ignoring our stop sign on the lower level crosswalk.  Although it is a small stop sign, it is none the less a STOP SIGN and in our school zone.  It is not a 'yield to pedestrians in crosswalk' sign.  Please come to a complete STOP when approaching this crosswalk.  The safety and welfare of our kids is our top priority.  Thank you.


Teacher Spotlight
-  Hey RMAE! I am Candy Taber (aka Mrs. T, Mrs. Taber, Warden Taber—so named affectionately by my fabulous 4th graders), and this is my third year at RMAE as a teachers’ aide. Currently I serve grades one thru five, helping with everything from enrichment, to extra help in school work, to policing sidewalks for “proper sidewalk behavior.” I have enjoyed every minute being a member of this wonderful school community. When I’m not at school, I’m spending time with my husband (Mr. T) and three teenage sons (two sons actually, since we successfully moved son #1 to college this past fall) on the slopes, in the gym for basketball, or at the baseball field. We moved to Evergreen almost six years ago from Wisconsin. Suffice it to say, we love brats, cheese, and the Green Bay Packers. Go Pack! 

WEEKLY HEALTH TIP - By Mrs. Best/P.E. Teacher - Health Tip #18  - 


Roasted Veggie Tacos With Chipotle Sauce

There is something so comforting about Mexican Food, in particular Tacos.  So much so, that Taco Tuesday has become a nationwide event. This recipe features a simple assortment of roasted vegetables: peppers, onions, and zucchini. Feel free to add your favorite veggies like portabello mushrooms, cauliflower, kale, and yes, even carrots! As well as, adding your favorite meat.

It’s all about the sauce… I am particularly excited about this Chipotle dressing because it's made with such clean and healthy ingredients. Usually, creamy sauces like this in the restaurants are made with mayonnaise as its base, but this sauce uses cashews, which is the main ingredient in making it creamy.

If you are not particularly fond of the smoky flavor, you can use the same base, and switch up the chipotle for fresh cilantro and cumin (and jalapeno if you like a little kick),  swap the lemon for lime, and you have yourself a fresh cilantro lime cream sauce!

Tacos

  • 1 large red onion cubed about 1/2"
  • 1 large yellow or red bell peppers seeded and cubed about 1/2"
  • 2 medium zucchini cubed about 1/2"
  • 6 Corn tortillas
  • 2-3 large leaves lettuce chopped, or use alfalfa sprouts

Chipotle Sauce

  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder or more to your liking
  • 2 Tbl tomato paste
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • salt to taste

Instructions:

Tacos

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine the chopped veggies on a lightly sprayed cookie sheet. Salt and pepper.
  3. Place into preheated oven and roast until they begin to brown and are softened about 20 minutes. Watch carefully.
  4. To assemble: place grilled veggies into warmed tortillas, top with avocado slices, chipotle sauce, and lettuce or alfalfa sprouts.

Chipotle Sauce

  1. Soak the cashews in 2/3 cup warm water for 30 minutes or more to soften. Rinse and set aside.
  2. Add them plus 2/3 cup fresh water to a high-powered blender and blend slowly at first and then on high until they are smooth.
  3. Add the chipotle chili powder, tomato paste, lemon juice and salt and blend until well combined. Pour into a small container for later.
  4. Serve with black beans.
  5. Feel free to add your own choice of meat.

ENJOY!


1st Annual RMAE 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.comRegister and Purchase Sledmagaddon Tickets Here

 

 


After School Activities 

Woodworking Club - Do you like to build things? Like working with tools? Okay with getting dusty? Then join Fine Woodworking Club!  Mr. Dunbar will host this weekly after school program in the RMAE wood shop. This semester there will be both an Introduction and an Advanced section. Intro will take place on most Mondays and Advanced will take place on Tuesdays. The Advanced section will be reserved for students who have taken a woodworking class with Mr. Dunbar previous to this semester. There will be 10 total classes for the Intro Section and 8 for the Advanced Section. This club will be open to 5 students per section, in 5th to 8th grade. Cost will be $165, which includes all materials. Please email Mr. Dunbar at idunbar@rmae.org if you would like to sign up or have any questions.

Chess Wizards - Wednesdays 3:15-4:15 pm - Begins January 31st

Chess Wizards Registration Flier

Mad Science - Tuesdays 3:15-4:15 pm - Begins February 13th 

Mad Science Registration Flier

JR POMS Clinic at Evergreen High School - Tuesday, Feb 13th - Come learn a Pom dance with the team and perform at a basketball game halftime!  Open to grades K-6.  Poms is accepting 50 participants.  Register soon…this event consistently sells out!

JR POMS Clinic Registration Flier

Check out the complete list of After school Activities/Clubs


Classroom News 

2nd Grade - Having fun with their Chinese lion masks.

4th Grade - In the fall our school was gifted with some fabulous microscopes that both film and connect with the Smart board. this allows all students to have a fabulous view under the microscope!

We are currently studying both plant and animal cells.  What better to see than a sample of "Green House Water!"  CeCe Johns helped gather a lovely sample swimming with life!

The students took notes and observed both plant and animal cells.  They saw single cell paramecium and amoeba, as well as chains of plant cells in an ocean of one single drop of water. Students were amazed by the life contained in one drop.  They created observations, and asked a lot of "Next Questions."  Life is amazing on all levels.

6th Grade - We're learning about the phases of the moon using Oreo cookies! 

 


Important Dates

Jan 31 – End of 1st Round Choice Enrollment
Feb 2 – Spelling Bee – 2nd-5th 
Feb 3 – Sledmageddon Event
Feb 6 – PTO Meeting
Feb 8 – RMAE Board Meeting
Feb 14 – Parent Teacher Conferences
Feb 15 – NOON Dismissal
Feb 15 – Parent Teacher Conferences
Feb 16 – NO School
Feb 19 – NO School

View the RMAE calendar for more details


#WeloveRMAE


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.

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 - 8AM - All are welcome - we would love to see new faces.


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