SEP 13, 2019

 September 13, 2019 - Vol. V


Classroom News


First-grade students got the opportunity to show what they know in the RMAE Makerspace! Students worked together to create a functioning model of a human arm out of cardboard and their new cardboard construction kits.




The Survival  Elective ventured into Elk Meadow! The task was to build an emergency survival shelter for themselves with only supplies that they could find around them.  They'll head back next week to finish up!




Students learned the basics of programming as they worked through robotics challenges in Mr. Dunbar's 8th Grade Tech Class. 



Students learned the Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish in Ms. Lasater's Class! 



7th Grade Prepared for Readers Theater for Edgar Allan Poe’s “Tell Tale Heart.” They practiced their lines and blocked the scenes that they’ll perform on Monday! 


A Message from the Principal


Hello RMAE families,

I am looking forward to seeing you at our first community event of the year.  Tomorrow, Saturday, Mo’High, Mo’ Lonesome will be performing from 1-3pm.  Bring a picnic and join us on the field for this free event for current RMAE families.  In order for everyone to have the opportunity to enjoy the concert, tents, canopies, alcohol and pets are not allowed.  Many thanks to PTO for hosting!
Thank you to all who took time last week to learn more about RMAE at our Back to School Nights.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.  Otherwise, put our parent-teacher conferences on your calendar.  They will be held on October 9th 4-8pm and Oct 10th 1-6pm.  

Your Proud Principal,
Dr. Ann Hudson




RMAE Happenings 



   PTO to Host it's First Back-To-School Bluegrass Concert! 
Join us for RMAE's First Bluegrass Concert THIS Saturday, September 14th, from 1-3 pm. ! Bring a picnic and join us on the field for this free event for all current RMAE Families!!!   The Bluegrass band, Mo' High, Mo' Lonesome will be performing.  Parking is limited, so please car pool if possible. The concert location will be on our athletic field.  You can bring lawn chairs and blankets.  Please no easy-ups, tents or anything that needs to be staked into the groundPicnic food will be allowed. Please no alcohol and no pets.





Please email RMAE Attendance at to report an absence for your student.  Please do not email individual office staff.





Giving Apple: The Giving Apple is in full swing! 
Teachers have given the PTO a wish list of classroom items. These requests range from butterfly larva to teaching clocks to digital microscopes-"the extras."  These items create an incredible environment and experience set apart from other schools in our community. Please consider helping fulfill these requests by Thursday, September 19. Please use this FORM and put your name next to the item/s you would like to purchase and use the link to order. These classroom gift items will be presented to the teachers at an assembly on September 27. 





Student Art Contest:
The annual search for artwork for the cover of the student Directory is underway. All artwork needs to be on un‐lined white paper and submitted to the front office by 3 p.m. on September 19. Each work of art will be displayed (anonymously) in the art room during the following week and students will vote on their favorite.  Next Tuesday, September 17th Ms. Pumphrey will offer a student workshop in the Art Room after school until 4:00 pm for students interested in participating in the Student Art Contest






The deadline for ordering October lunches is Thursday, September 19th.
Please place your orders: HERE






Student Pickup Reminder:
 All students must be picked up in the circle.  As good neighbors to our friends at the Synagogue, please refrain from picking up the students at their facility.

Also, please refrain from bringing dogs outside on school grounds during pickup.





Spirit Wear & Hoodie orders are currently in production and will be delivered to students around October 1st.  Field Trip Shirts ordered prior to 9/5 have been delivered to students.  Orders placed after that time will be delivered in the next 1-3 weeks. The order period for Spirit Wear and Hoodies has now closed.  However, limited stock of Spirit Wear shirts are available on AtoZ (sizes Youth Large through Adult).  Field Trip shirts are also available on AtoZ year round (allow 1-3 weeks for delivery).

Thank you to all that supported this fundraiser, please direct any questions to Carrie Wassemiller:





Elementary Field Day (Wacky Games) is Wednesday, October 9, 2019! - VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!
Click on the link below to sign-up:






Parties for a Purpose: 
PTO will be kicking off this new program at our Back to School nights. A Party for a Purpose (PfP) is an event donated by an RMAE family. In most cases, the entire fee for attending a party goes directly to RMAE! Every event, big or small, can make a HUGE difference! Do you have a great idea for a party? Sign-up






It’s not too late to sign up for orchestra! 
Would your kiddo like to play violin, viola, cello, or bass in RMAE’s orchestra? RMAE’s orchestra welcomes students in grades 3-8 with all levels of experience. Beginning orchestra rehearses on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15-4:15. Intermediate orchestra rehearses Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:15-5:15.

For more information, please contact Susanna Jacobson at  




Your yearbook staff is back and already at it! We are excited to get this year rolling, and we need your help. One of the biggest areas that we end up lacking in each year is pictures. We have set up a "Community Upload" section of the ordering page. Please share your pictures HERE!   The access code is "RMAE". The website will prompt you to upload and then select a category. Then just click "Upload". Easy as pie! You will be credited, and greatly appreciated. If you have any questions or are struggling, please reach out to us at





Box Tops: 
The Box Top clipping program is sunsetting, and is being replaced with an online only submission.  Keep clipping the box tops that you have, and we will have a collection in October, and another in early 2010





Connect with us on Facebook: Keep in touch with us.
Events, happenings, reminders, and all the things that make RMAE great are on our Facebook page. Like us at: Facebook 






The annual book fair will be held in the RMAE Middle School Commons.
Twenty-five percent of profit from all items purchased at the fair will be donated back to RMAE and we will be supporting a great local business! 

  • October 7th 2:45 – 4 PM
  • October 8th & 9th 7:30 – 8:30 AM & 2:45 – 4 PM
  • October 10th 12 – 4 PM



RMAE School Portraits:
Annie Coppock and her team are working madly to get the RMAE School Portraits posted online by 5pm Friday, Sept 13th! To access the gallery go to and click on the RMAE logo at the bottom of the page. Password is RMAEROCKS.

Important dates to note: FREE SHIPPING to the school for all orders submitted by midnight, Friday Sept 20th

ORDER DEADLINE is midnight, Monday, Sept 30th!

Contact Annie at with any questions.






Grocery Store Fundraisers:  
King Soopers has launched a new community giving program that is connected to your loyalty card, rather than to a re-loadable gift card. Link your loyalty card to the organization of your choice and shop with King Soopers. For instructions on how to sign up, download the instruction document: King Soopers Community Rewards Program.


Each time you add funds to your re-loadable gift card, 5% will be donated directly to RMAE PTO. For every $100 loaded, ONE HOUR of volunteer time will be credited towards your family's 60 hour volunteer requirement. Order Safeway re-loadable gift cards via The cost per card is $5 and this amount will be pre-loaded on your card so you will get a full refund the first time you use the card. Questions about the grocery store program, please contact Carrie Wassemiller (






BINGO is back at the Wild Game!
 Our next BINGO will be Thursday, October 10; doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the games start at 6:30. Food and drinks are available for purchase. Bring the family — participants do not need to be 18 to play Bingo. (The bingo cards need to be purchased by someone 18 and older.) For more info, please contact Tiffany Fontaine (






 Future PTO meetings:

  • Tuesday 10/8 - 8am Muddy Buck
  • Tuesday 11/12 - 5pm  Revival
  • Wednesday 12/11 - 8am Bread Lounge 
  • Tuesday 2/11 - 5pm Murphy's Mountain Grill
  • Tuesday 3/10 - 8am Starbucks 
  • Tuesday 4/14 - 5pm Evergreen Brewery
  • Wednesday 5/13 - 8am Bread Lounge





AtoZ Connect Verification: In preparation for publishing the RMAE family directory, we are asking all our families to go into AtoZ Connect and verify their contact information for the new school year. Go to AtoZ Connect ( and click on the Login button on the top right. Enter your credentials to log in. (If you forgot your username or password, click on the “Forgot Password?” link. You will be presented with a wizard that will walk you through the verification process. 

If you are new to RMAE, go to AtoZ Connect and click on the Login button on the top right. Click on the “Don’t have an account? Signup Now” link at the bottom of the panel. Fill out and submit the form. New signups require administrator approval.





Pizza Wednesday Fundraiser: PTO would like to thank all the families that are supporting our 7th Grade Pizza Fundraiser! For those who are purchasing pizza on a month to month basis, please go to AtoZ Connect to get your September orders in by Saturday also.




After-School Activities & Clubs 


Kids Self Defense After School Program - Monday-Thursday 5-6 p.m. at the Pack Fitness & MMA. For more information check out the Flyer.



We are pleased to be able to offer a wide variety of after school activities to our families.  Additional options may be added throughout the year.  Updates will be included in the weekly newsletters as well as posted on our website under Clubs & After-School Activities.  


Community News



Every Kid Outdoors Program for Fourth Graders:  Incoming students entering 4th grade this fall may see America's natural wonders and historic sites for FREE between September 1, 2019, and August 31, 2020.  To receive a pass, eligible students must participate in an online activity on the Every Kid Outdoors website, download a paper voucher with a unique identification number, visit a pass issuing site, and exchange their unique paper voucher for the actual pass. This annual pass gives the fourth grader and her/his accompanying family free access for an entire year to more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters nationwide where interagency passes are issued and accepted.




Mountain Backpack Program – If you are in need of a hand up to meet the nutritional needs of your family, this program can help. There are no qualification requirements and only contact information is requested. 

Mountain Backpack Program Enrollment Form



West Jeff Baseball - September 15th - 8-14 yr Boys & Girls - Tryouts for Spring Baseball Competitive League will be held at Evergreen High School.  

West Jeff Baseball Registration Flier 





Sleep Workshop -  September 24th at 6 PM.  Sleep is a complex process that restores and renews our bodies. Good sleep habits will optimize this process for our physical and emotional well-being. The group will help us understand the importance of sleep habits, sleep hygiene, diet and exercise to create a path of healthy restoration and sound sleep for years to come.  Snacks will be provided. 

PLACE: Evergreen High School Library / Auditorium



Upcoming Events

SEP 14 - Back-To-School Bluegrass Concert
SEP 19 - October School Lunch Order Deadline
SEP 19 - Giving Apple Deadline
SEP 20 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher-In-Service
SEP 30 - 8th Grade Field Trip
OCT 8 - PTO Meeting at the Muddy Buck
OCT 8 - Book Fair
OCT - BINGO at the Wild Game



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